Eight things to do this weekend

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Eight things to do this weekend
Photo/courtesy of the Westborough Garden Club Facebook page
The Westborough Garden Club preps items for its annual plant sale.

Townwide Yard Sale

A community-wide yard sale is coming to Northborough. The sale will take place on May 18 with a rain date of May 19. More than 50 addresses will be participating in the yard sale.

A map can be found at https://tinyurl.com/29j2svas.

Plant Sale

The Westborough Garden Club will hold its annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 18, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Hastings Elementary School, 111 East Main St. The event will be held rain or shine.

A wide variety of plants will be available for purchase, including perennials, herbs, annuals and native herbs. You can also ask questions about plant care.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit town beautification projects, garden education programs and scholarships.

Volunteer Opportunity Sessions

Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. to noon, Community Harvest Project, 37 Wheeler Road, Grafton. Take part in a hands-on farming activity and learn how you can help grow nutritious fruits and vegetables for hunger relief. Volunteer opportunity sessions start at the top of each hour. We will also host a virtual session on Wednesday, May 22, at 4 p.m.

Information: https://community-harvest.org/

Hometown Hero Salute

Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hudson Armory. A salute to our local veterans with a ceremony to honor their service. This includes 103 veterans banners, including the 43 Hudson veterans killed in action in WWII, Korea, Vietnam and Gulf War.

Master of Ceremonies: Brian Stearns – Veterans Director. Remembrance by Diane O’Connor, sister of Private First Class David Palmieri, who was killed in action in Vietnam. The Hudson Scouts will read the names.

Spring Market

Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine, Hudson Town Hall. Featuring a storytime and yoga session, along with a variety of vendors selling baked goods, jewelry, soap, textiles and more. Information: https://www.facebook.com/hudsonsfarmersmarket

“Replacing Your Lawn with Native Plants”

Saturday, May 18, at 3:30 p.m. at the Marlborough Public Library. Marlborough Garden Club member Cecilia Mikalac will present the program describing reasons for removing at least part of your lawn and options for what to put in its place.

Friend Fridge Dedication

On Sunday, May 19, at 12:15 p.m., residents and members of the Marlborough Rotary Club will come together to celebrate the unveiling of a new community initiative: the “Friend Fridge,” a solar-powered, central refrigerator that will provide donated items to individuals and families in the city.

In an effort to alleviate hunger and provide relief to local individuals and families facing food insecurity, the Rotary Club, the Brigham Family Trust and Marlborough Makers, along with Girl Scout and AMSA student Katelyn Massey, collaborated to make this concept a reality.

This program is also supported in part by a grant from the Marlborough Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Located in front of the Immaculate Conception Church, the Friend Fridge will be primarily operated by community and Rotary members. It will run entirely on solar power, ensuring self-sufficiency – one of the first of its kind in the country. Maintenance check-ups on the solar equipment and fridge clean-ups will be coordinated weekly, along with donations from local businesses.

Little Bank Day

The Grafton Historical Society is planning its second Little Bank Day at Mill Village Park, 61 Main St., South Grafton, on Sunday, May 19, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Check out the interior of this building and discover the history of this bank that once served the South Grafton community of mill workers and their families.

Grafton history books and maps will be on sale. Bring the kids for free pony rides and activities for all ages. Bring your summer hat along to decorate; the Historical Society will provide flowers, netting/tulle and ribbon. Costumed historical interpreters will be on hand with a variety of non-electric items, plus special artifacts from our museum will be on display.

This is a fair weather, one-day event; however, the Grafton Historical Society at 71 Main St., South Grafton, will hold regular open house hours from 2 to 4 p.m. Stop by to hear stories about our town.

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