Five things to know this weekend: Clean ups continue, Westborough unplugs


Five things to know this weekend: Clean ups continue, Westborough unplugs
Residents gathered at Ellsworth McAfee Park to see the Northborough Go Out Doors exhibit last year. The exhibit is returning this weekend. (Photo/Laura Hayes)

REGION – As the weekend gets underway, check out five things you should have on your radar. 

Town Clean Up continues

Although Earth Day was celebrated April 22, some of the communities are holding town clean ups this weekend. 

The Northborough Community Affairs Committee is inviting community members to participate in the Louise Houle Annual Town Clean Up on April 29. The cleanup will kick off in the pavilion at Ellsworth McAfee Park. From 7:30 to 10 a.m. there will be registration and a breakfast courtesy of Wegmans and Dunkin. People are encouraged to sign up ahead of the weekend at  

In Hudson, there will be a clean-up on April 29 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There will be a dumpster and bags available on Municipal Drive. 

Go Out Doors 

On Saturday, April 29, at 11 a.m., come to Ellsworth McAfee Park, 363 South St., and check out a temporary art exhibit. Sponsored by the Northborough Cultural Council, the path will feature actual household doors converted into painters’ canvases. The doors will be available for purchase via an online auction, with information located next to each door. Proceeds will go to the artist and Northborough Cultural Council for future programming. Information:

“Westborough Unplugs” 

 “Westborough Unplugs” will take place from Sunday, April 30, to Saturday, May 6, at various locations through town.

Sponsored by Westborough Connects, events will include a hike with the Community Land Trust on Sunday, April 30, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Gilmore Pond; an afternoon dog-walking event with the WHS Humane Society; a community bike ride and safety meetup; and “Bookin’ It to Bay State,” a multigenerational community reading event at Bay State Commons on Wednesday, May 3.

The program is Westborough Connects’ annual adaptation of “National Screen Free Week” and is designed to get people to “disconnect” from computer and TV screens. A complete schedule is available at

Walk for Homes 

Habitat for Humanity of MetroWest and Greater Worcester will conduct a “Walk for Homes” challenge – walk 60 miles in 30 days. Each participant is encouraged to raise $500 to help local families build stability through affordable home ownership. To register, visit

Curbside Leaf Bag Collection 

Marlborough has announced that curbside leaf bag collection will take place May 1-12. No grass clippings or sticks allowed. Place leaves in biodegradable paper bags, and place at the curb by 7 a.m. Information: [email protected], 508-624-6910.

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