Wenzel: Master gardener talks about chickens in the garden

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Wenzel: Master gardener talks about chickens in the garden

MARLBOROUGH – “You don’t have to touch it, but if you want to, you can,” said Gretel Anspach, referring to the chicken she carried around during her talk about, “Chickens in the Garden” for the Marlborough Garden Club.

Gretel is the Food Pantry Manager at the Marlborough Community Cupboard as well as a Lifetime Master Gardener.

It is her fifth time speaking to members of the local Garden Club and members were each to donate a package of disposable diapers for the food pantry.

Lynda Egan, Rachael Conboy and Jean Kenney were hostesses for the April 10 meeting and included chicken salad sandwiches and deviled eggs on the menu.

Wenzel: Master gardener talks about chickens in the garden
Sandy Kane gently touches a chicken as Gretel Anspach says “You don’t have to touch it, but if you want to, you can,” referring to the chicken she carried around during her talk about, “Chickens in the Garden” for the Marlborough Garden Club. (Photo/Mary Wenzel)

The Garden Club meets again on Wednesday, May 8, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Matthias Church.
The Marlborough Garden Club will present its 29th Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 11, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., at the Whitcomb Middle School, 25 Union St.

The plants, dug from members gardens, can include houseplants, annuals, perennials, food plants, shrubs, trees, etc.

THE GFWC MA will be having its Annual Convention 2024 on May 3-4 at the Courtyard by Marriott Boston/Marlborough on Felton Street. On Friday night, GFWC MA Junior Membership will celebrate 100 years and on Saturday it’s awards and scholarships for both Junior Membership and GFWC MA clubs will be awarded.

 

Wenzel: Master gardener talks about chickens in the garden
Duane Perry, at right, the son of Rotarian Marilyn Perry, was a recent guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Marlborough meeting held at the Bolton Street Tavern. He brought with him his son, Tristan. Others in the photo are Darlene Trainor and Mark Oram and seated, Nick Kofos. (Photo/Mary Wenzel)

DUANE PERRY, the son of Rotarian Marilyn Perry, and the late Manny Perry, was a recent guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Marlborough meeting held at the Bolton Street Tavern. He brought with him his son, Tristan. Duane, who lives in New Jersey, discussed his job with Wells Fargo. Also speaking was Glenda Carnate of One Autism Health.

MARLBOROUGH “Project Clean Sweep” will be held Saturday, April 27, with volunteers to arrive by 9 a.m., at the DPW Municipal Garage, 135 Neil St.

IF ONLY clothing were FREE. It will be, at the Saturday, April 27, Clothing Giveaway at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 537 Bolton St. (Rte. 85), Marlborough from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
Donated clothing includes 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. Bring your own bag, or take a bag provided and fill it with whatever you can use.

THE CLOTHING AND TEXTILES students of Marlborough High School will present its annual fashion show, “Fashion Frenzy!” on Wednesday, May 1, at 7 p.m., in the MHS Little Theater. Admission is free.

A PASTA DINNER FUNDRAISER” will be held at the Marlborough Loyal Order of Moose Lodge on May 11, at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 and music until 9.

Sponsored by the Marlborough Sons and Daughters of Italy #240, the meal will include pasta and meatballs, salad and homemade pastries. A 50/50 Raffle will be held. Tickets are $20, adults; $ 10, children 7 – 12; and children under 7, free.

For information and tickets, call 508-380-9267. Pre-purchase tickets as no tickets will be available at the door.

A “MARLBOROUGH FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL” will be held Sunday, May 5, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., at Ward Park with free family fun with games, activities, entertainment and more.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

April 26 – Rebecca Lee Phaneuf, Bobby Butler, Jake Blomquist and George Duquette
April 27 – Marilyn Perry, Trisha Pope and Joe Dzigas
April 28 – Steve Ziegler
April 29 – Brian Hasbrouck
April 30 – Dick Kelleher and Zella Haesche
May 3 – Rita Griffin and Lynn Faust
May 5 – Sandie Wheeler and Hedy Berry
May 6 – Diana DeFalco, Cecilia Mikalac and Jayne Stokes
May 7 – Bob Dolan Jr.
May 9 – Sarah Hanahan and Laura Lane
May 10 – Jim Agoritsas

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

May 5 – Linda and Mike Ossing

Send items for “Marlborough at a Glance” to Mary Wenzel at [email protected]. Put GLANCE in the subject line.

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