Five things to know for the upcoming week


Five things to know for the upcoming week
Cheryl Davenport and her grandson Elan Davenport pick up trash in Hudson in 2021. Photo by/Jesse Kucewicz

REGION – April 22 marks Earth Day, and communities in the area are planning cleanups and other programs.

Earth Day Work Day

Prospect Park (Garden of Sweet Remembrance), 65 Prospect St., Shrewsbury, Saturday, April 22, 9 a.m. to noon. The spring cleanup will include raking the planting beds and some transplanting. Information: [email protected]

There will also be Earth Day activities in Hudson at the Hudson Public Library, 3 Washington St., Hudson, Saturday, April 22, 10 to 11 a.m. Geared towards ages 5 and older. 10 a.m., storyteller Elisa Pearmain; 10:30 a.m., Climate Kids Science Experiments. Information: [email protected].

In celebration of Earth Day, teams of volunteers are being organized to clean up the trash along the streets, in neighborhoods, on school playgrounds, and in parks throughout Grafton. This townwide effort is sponsored by the Grafton Garden Club. Contact chairperson Helen Blazis at [email protected] and let her know which area of town you would like to clean up. Then go to the Grafton Highway Department at 64 Old Westborough Road to pick up the bags and a sheet of directions. These will be available at the Highway Department April 18-22. Or you can get your bags, gloves and instruction sheet on the Grafton Common on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to noon.

In Marlborough, the city launched Project Clean Sweep, which will take place tomorrow.

Community Recycling 

Navin Rink, 451 Bolton St., Marlborough, Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Electronics, metals, electrical equipment and large appliances will be among the items accepted. For details, visit 

Autism Awareness Touch-a-Truck Event 

The Shrewsbury Police Department will hold its first Autism Awareness Touch-a-Truck Event on Saturday, April 22, from noon to 4 p.m. at the UMass Chan parking lot, 333 South St., Shrewsbury.

Family Bingo Night  

Friday, April 21, 5-6:30 p.m., 45 West Main St., second floor (Great Room). Sponsored by the Westborough Police and Westborough Youth and Family Services. Free, but registration is required. To see if space is still available, email [email protected] or [email protected].

Cornhole Tournament

Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Road, Saturday, April 22, 8 a.m. Sponsored by the Westborough Police Patrol Officers Union NEPBA Local 366. Information:

Looking for more local events? Check out the Community Advocate’s calendar at

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