Egg hunts to food drive: Five things to do this weekend


Egg hunts to food drive: Five things to do this weekend
Kids hurry down the track at ARHS to collect their Easter eggs. (Photo/Laura Hayes)

REGION – Welcome to the first weekend of April. Here are some local events happening this weekend.

Egg Hunts  

The Friends of the Grafton Library will sponsor a Spring Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 1, at 10 and 11 a.m. at the Common. This will be a rain-or-shine event. Bring a basket to collect 10 pre-filled eggs. Search for the golden egg to win a special prize. Each ticket includes a raffle entry for a gift basket.

The Easter Bunny will be visiting, and there will also be springtime stories and crafts in the children’s room.

Tickets are $5 per child and must be purchased at the library. Cash, check or PayPal accepted.

For information, visit

Also, Algonquin Regional High School’s National Honor Society will conduct an egg hunt on Sunday, April 2, at 9 a.m. at the football field. There will also be an obstacle course, games, photo booth with the Easter Bunny and an egg basket station. Donations will be accepted for the local food pantry. 

If you miss these egg hunts, Shrewsbury and Marlborough will be holding egg hunts next week. 

Spring food drive  

The Marlborough Democratic City Committee will hold its spring collection drive of food, personal items and funds to benefit of the Marlborough Community Cupboard on Saturday, April 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. MDCC conducts four drives each year.

The Community Cupboard collection will be conducted as a dropoff at the Navin Arena lower parking lot, 451 Bolton St. Nonperishable food, personal care items and financial donations, including gift cards, are welcome.

Needed items include:

  • Children’s items, especially diapers sizes 4-5, and wipes.
  • Basic cooking items such as oil and sugar.
  • Peanut butter and jelly.
  • Canned goods such as Spaghetti O’s, raviolis, spaghetti and meatballs, chili, canned soups, canned vegetables and canned beans of all kinds.
  • Salt
  • Breakfast items including all cereals, hot or cold.
  • Condiments such as ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise.

For further information or questions on the collection, contact MDCC members Pam McNair or Teria Ellis by email at [email protected] or [email protected]. Or contact Pam by telephone at 508-294-5481.

Celebrate Simon Willard’s birthday 

Grafton’s Simon Willard was born on April 3, 1753. The Willard House and Clock Museum, 11 Willard St., will celebrate his birthday during the entire month of April. Kicking off the festivities, the museum will offer free admission starting April 1. Book a visit at:

In addition, Willard will hold a birthday party on the grounds on Saturday, April 1, from noon to 3 p.m. Come and enjoy cake and special children’s activities.

Register at so that the museum can order enough cake.

Repair Café 

Bring all your broken appliances, electrical issues, vacuums and knives to this spring’s Repair Café at the Westborough Public Library on April 1 starting at 9 a.m. They will have bicycle repair as well as lawn mower and clipper sharpening.

Health and wellness fair 

Tuesday, April 4, 5 to 8 p.m., Hudson High School, 68 Brigham St. Open to everyone. There will be vaccine clinics, dental and vision screenings, mental health resources, family and housing assistance, and more. Information: Allyson O’Malley, [email protected].

Want to discover more events? Check out the Community Advocate’s online calendar at

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