Wenzel: Eagles to host Easter Egg Hunt; Greek Orthodox Church plans bake sale


MARLBOROUGH – The annual Eagles Easter Egg Hunt will be held the day before Easter, on Saturday, April 16, at noon sharp, at Ward Park. 

The Easter Bunny will once again welcome the help of members of the Marlboro Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #3565 in order to make the event a great success.  At this time, 20,000 colorful plastic eggs filled with some 65,000 pieces of candy will be ready for the hundreds of children expected to attend. 

Plan to get to Ward Park by 11:30 a.m. 

Although it will take hours to complete the task of filling the eggs, the children will scoop up the eggs in just a few minutes. The Easter Bunny, accompanied by costumed characters, will be on hand to greet the youngsters. There will be ice cream from Juniper Farms, as well as popcorn and juice boxes provided by the Eagles.

The Eagles Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 16, at noon (arrive early) at Ward Park. The Easter Bunny will be accompanied by cartoon characters as well as members of the Marlboro Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #3565. Admission, free, includes eggs, ice cream, popcorn and juice. (Photo/Mary Wenzel)

The Easter Bunny may need a GPS to get to Ward Park as the venue has changed from the past few years.

“Ward Park is where we first held the Easter Egg Hunt,” explained Marlborough City Clerk Steve Kerrigan, a member of the Eagles. 

Ward Park is in downtown Marlborough. 

Park at the Marlborough Senior Center on New Street, or at the Bigelow School on Orchard Street. Admission is free.

A GREEK BAKE SALE will be held on Saturday, April 16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Sts. Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church at 9 Central St. in Marlborough. 

The women of the Ladies Phioptochos Greek Orthodox Ladies Society will prepare all their favorite pastries such as baklava, spanakopita, koulourakia and more including spinach pie. 

A “Greek Bake Sale” will be held on Saturday, April 16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Sts. Anargyroi Church, 9 Central St., Marlborough. Homemade pastries, such as baklava and spanakopita, made by, from left, Connie Gagas, Dottie Vanlingen, Betty Peltekis, Deb Peters and others will be available. (Photo/Mary Wenzel)

Stop in early to make sure your favorite pastry is still available. Have a cup of coffee in the café along with your favorite Greek pastry. The chairmen are Betty Peltekis and Donna Polechronis.

THE MARLBOROUGH HISTORICAL SOCIETY will hold its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 26 at 7 p.m. at the Peter Rice Homestead at 377 Elm St. 

At this time, there will be voting on a slate of officers. There will also be a speaking presentation. 

Recently, a committee met to plan the Marlborough Historical Society’s 2023 calendar.

THE MARLBOROUGH DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS spring curbside leaf collection will take place from Monday, May 2, to Friday, May 13. 

Make sure to do your April spring clean up and get those bags on the curb between those dates.

Remember: no grass clippings or sticks allowed and please place in biodegradable paper bags at the curb by 7 a.m. 

For further information, please e-mail the DPW at [email protected]-ma.gov or call 508-624-6910.

GOODNOW BROTHERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL recently received a grant from the Marlborough Cultural Council to bring the Rhode Island Black Storytellers to their school for three performances.

Founded in 1998, RIBS is a small non-profit based out of Providence, R.I. and dedicated to promoting the awareness, appreciation, and application of Black storytelling. 

They define Black storytelling as an oral art from African and African descended people from around the world. They share their craft through performances, workshops, cultural, educational, and historical experiences. 


April 12 – Bob Bird

April 17 (Easter Sunday)

April 17 – Danielle Gregoire

April 21 – Cathy Mischenko

April 22 – Elaine Waldron and Tom Pope

April 26 – Jake Blomquist and George Duquette

April 27 – Tricia Pope, Joe Dzigas and Marilyn Perry

April 28 – Ray Scott, Steve Ziegler and Ellen Hollis

April 29 – Brian Hasbrouck

April 30 – Dick Kelleher and Zella Haesche 


April 15 – Norman and Karoline Wheeler 68 years 

April 17 – Jenn and Casey-Lee Bastien


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