Weekend at a Glance: Stamp Out Hunger drive, Plant Sale, NECC 5K, Coffeehouse and more

by beth on May 10, 2019

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Above: Activities this weekend include a food drive, Southborough Gardener’s pre-Mother’s Day Plant Sale, a Steeple Coffeehouse show, the NECC 5K and much more.

Pace yourself. . . the day before Mother’s Day is packed with events in and around Southborough. Here’s a reminder of the highlights.

Friday, May 10, 2019 into Saturday, May 11, 2019

  • Relay for Life of Northborough Southborough (6:00 pm – 6:00 am) @ Algonquin Regional High School, Northborough: ARHS is hosting a 12 hour Relay for Life event. The overnight fundraiser is in support of the American Cancer Society. For details, see website.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

  • Stamp out Hunger (prior to your normal mail delivery) @ your mailbox: Leave a bag containing non-perishable (and not-expired) foods next to your mailbox before mail pickup. Postal carriers will deliver bags to the Southborough Food Pantry. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Southborough Gardeners’ Plant Sale (8:00 am – 12:00 pm) @ Community House, 28 Main St: Come early for the best selection of plants shared by the Gardeners from their own gardens as well as local nursery stock. A beautiful selection of locally grown annuals, perennials, hanging planters and Mother’s Day gifts. Plus, stop by their “Ask a Master Gardener” booth. For details, see dedicated post.
  • NECC 5K Walk/Run (8:30 am – 2:00 pm) @ 53 Parkerville Rd: New England Center for Children’s 10th Annual Walk/Run for Autism. Event activities are based at Neary School with the course looping around the Parkerville and Deerfoot Road area. Handicapped parking is available at Neary. Participants who don’t need the handicapped parking are encouraged to carpool and park at one of the other lots. You can register on site that morning. The race begins at 10:00 am. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Running of the Goats (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) @ Chestnut Hill Farm: The 4th annual trail race and fun run where runners of all abilities can race against the clock, or the goats! Timed race choices include a 3.4 mile, 5 mile, or 6.6 mile race. You can also register for a ¼ mile downhill fun run with the goats. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Southborough Democratic Caucus (11:00 am) @ Southborough Historical Society Museum, 25 Common St: All Registered and pre-registered Democrats in Southborough are invited to a caucus to elect delegates and alternates to the 2019 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention. For details, see dedicated post.
  • VisionBoard Collage Workshop (1:00 – 2:30 pm) @ Southborough Library, main floor: A soulful art program for ages 12+ using mixed media (handmade papers metal, beads, inspirational text) to assemble a 10’’ x 20’’ Vision Board that is a personalized expression of each artist hopes and dreams. Sponsored by the Southborough Cultural Arts Council. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Steeple Coffeehouse: Jesse Terry (7:30 pm) @ Pilgrim Church’s Fellowship Hall, 15 Common St: Advance tickets are $17 general/$14 seniors & students. (Pay $3 more at the door). Doors open at 7:00. For details, see dedicated post.

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