12 things to do this weekend


12 things to do this weekend
Word on the Street bookstore is now open at its new space – the former Main Street Bank. Photo by Maureen Sullivan

Spring Migration Bird Walk

Saturday, April 27, 8 a.m. Meet at the kiosk at the Beals Preserve in Southborough. Led by Martha Gach of Mass. Audubon. Sponsored by the Southborough Open Land Foundation.

Rethink Your Recycling

Saturday, April 27, 8 a.m. to noon, Ellsworth McAfee Park Pavilion, Route 135, Northborough. Part of the annual Town Cleanup. Drop off your redeemable bottles and cans. Sponsored by the Northborough/Southborough Interact Club.

Project Clean Sweep

Help clean up Marlborough on Saturday, April 27. Volunteers should arrive at the Department of Public Works’ Municipal Garage, 135 Neil St., by 9 a.m. Please bring gloves to pick up litter; trash bags will be provided.

Rain date – Sunday, April 28, noon to 3 p.m.

Sign up by contacting [email protected]; 508-624-6910, ext. 33300.

Project Clean Sweep is sponsored by the mayor’s office and the City Council.

Arbor Day Celebration

Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m. to noon, Dean Park, Main Street, Shrewsbury. Free trees for residents and more. Sponsored by SELCO.

Information: https://shrewsburyma.gov/calendar.aspx?EID=6970

Food Drive

Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Navin Skating Arena, 451 Bolton St., Marlborough. The Community Cupboard needs the following items: children’s diapers, especially sizes 4-5; shelf-stable milk; pasta; cereal; canned beans (no garbanzos), vegetables, and fruits; jelly and jams; bottled juice; toiletries; instant or canned potatoes; baking mixes for muffins, cakes and breads; adult incontinence products.

Financial donations? Go to: https://fundraise.givesmart.com/f/4okk/n?vid=1510mz

Clothing Giveaway

St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 537 Bolton St. (Route 85), Marlborough, will host the 15th annual Clothing Giveaway on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to noon. Donated clothing is in good to excellent condition. Most are arranged by size, with some on hangers, to create the feeling of shopping in a store. Departments for men’s, women’s and children’s clothes.

In addition, accessories – shoes, belts, costume jewelry, scarves and pocketbooks – will also be available, all at no cost. The event is open to the public, regardless of need; recycling advocates are especially welcome to shop. Bring your own bag, or take a bag provided and fill it with whatever you can use.

For information about the church, visit www.sslcma.org or the church’s Facebook page.

Hygge House Books celebration

Hygge House Books, part of the brand-new Boroughs Collective on East Main Street in Westborough, has announced its grand opening and participation in the 11th anniversary of Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hygge House Books will have more than 30 exclusive items for sale and as giveaways, from stickers to specialized tote bags to unique apparel. Simmer & Spice Food Truck will be offering its homemade paninis and soup, and vendors from the Boroughs Collective will be open for business. There will be raffle prizes and activities for children such as a collective-wide scavenger hunt.

Hygge House Books is the first of many vendors to open in the Boroughs Collective, an indoor marketplace filled with antiques dealers and more.

Word on the Street Celebration

Saturday, April 27, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Word on the Street, 162 Main St., Marlborough. Join in the celebration of the bookstore’s new space. There will be giveaways, sales, games, trivia, and story times with special guests, including Mayor J. Christian Dumais and author Maddie Frost.

Information: https://wordstreetbooks.com/

Special Event for Willard Gift

Willard House & Clock Museum, 11 Willard St., Grafton, will receive a gift, valued in excess of $15 million, to grow into a world-class museum. The plan is to build a space to accommodate 90 additional clocks with proper storage, a small auditorium, horological library, conservation workshops and classrooms.

The museum must raise $3 million for its endowment to make the gift a reality.

The museum will be holding a special public event on it grounds, on Saturday, April 27, from noon to 4 p.m. The purpose of the event is to introduce Grichar and the trustees to the community; explain the vision for the new collection and building; gather feedback on the plan; and to raise funds for the museum endowment.

Visit the website at www.willardhouse.org, and follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

‘Art of Giving’

Saturday, April 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Goodwin Farm, 270 South St., Northborough. Sponsored by the Northborough Arts Council, part of the Northborough Cultural Council. An evening of exhibits. All proceeds from The Art of Giving will fund public art projects in Northborough. There will be an online art auction, including art from mostly local artists.

The auction will be open through April 27 and can be found at https://www.32auctions.com/NboroArtsCouncil. Tickets cost $35 for singles and $60 for a couple. To register, visit https://www.northboroughartscouncil.org/

Open House

Sunday, April 28, 1 to 4 p.m., Westborough Historical Society, 13 Parkman St. Visit period rooms and take a docent tour of four centuries of artifacts that capture Westborough’s history. Free.

Candidates Night

Sunday, April 28, 7 p.m., Grafton Municipal Center, Room A. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters. Candidates for the School Committee and Select Board will answer selected written questions. All are welcome.

The annual Town Election will take place on Tuesday, May 21.

For more events, visit https://www.communityadvocate.com/local-events/

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