Westborough residents encouraged to ‘unplug’ April 29 – May 5


Activities planned for all age groups


Westborough – The nonprofit group, Westborough Connects and the Westborough Recreation Department are teaming up with other town groups and businesses to hold a special week of fun events designed to encourage residents to “unplug” from their electronic devices.

During the week of April 29, “Westborough Unplugged” will feature an array of activities both inside and out.

Organizers note that although families are urged to put down their devices, they should check the Facebook page created for the initiative to check on events, especially in case of inclement weather. There will also be signs posted around town and updates in the Community Advocate leading up to the week.

Events include:

Monday April 29

*Grab your punch card at the Recreation Department (Town Hall), Westborough Youth & Family Services (40 South St., second floor); and Westborough Public Library

Be sure to complete all activities for a chance to win great prizes!

*•Unplugged Afterschool Adventures – Mill Pond students only, immediately after school. Additional adventure scheduled for the weekend. Check Facebook event for details.

Tuesday, April 30

* Guided hike on Lake Chauncy trails. Sponsored by Westborough Community Land Trust.

5:30 p.m. Meet at Chauncy parking lots – northern entrance.

* Music Petting Zoo. Sponsored by David French Music

3-5 p.m. Ages: 5+.  David French Music, 53B Otis St.

*Game night sponsored by Westborough Public Library & Westborough Youth and Family Services.

6 p.m.  Westborough Public Library.

Wednesday, May 1

*Kids/family yoga. Sponsored by Release Well-Being Center

4-5 p.m.  Ages 5-9.  Release Well-Being Center, 201 Turnpike Road.

Register @ releasewellbeingcenter.com.

Thursday, May 2

* Fitness Scavenger Hunt. Sponsored by Release Well-Being Center

4-5 p.m.  Ages 7+.  Release Well-Being Center, 201 Turnpike Road.

Register @ releasewellbeingcenter.com

Friday, May 3

* Screenfree Week Celebration! Family picnic, Trivia, DJ, lawn games, Uhlmans, & more!

5- 8 p.m. Baystate Common. Rain date: 5/4, same time.

Saturday May 4

*Read Across Westborough. Sponsored by Westborough Public Library.

1- 4 p.m.  Westborough Library. Details @ www.town.westborough.ma.us/public-library

* Community Bike Ride. Sponsored by MassBike.

4 p.m.  Meet at Tatnuck Bookseller meeting room (Route 9 and Lyman Street). Childrens’ bike helmets available.

* Pickleball Tournament. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Westborough. Details @ www.westboroughrotary.org

12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Boros Family Branch YMCA, 4 Valente Drive

Sunday, May 5

*Springfest 5k. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Westborough. Details and registration at @  www.westboroughrotary.org.

* Unplug & Explore Nourse Farm. Pre-Registration STRONGLY encouraged.

1-4 p.m. 70 Nourse Street.  Activities include: Touch a Tractor, Draft animal demo, self-guided tours, and more!