Weekend at a Glance: Food drive, Plant Sale, Fishing, Birding, Farmer’s Market, & Coffeehouse

Above: If you’re looking for something to do on Saturday, there are lots of options to choose from (scroll to bottom of post for image credits)

Here are highlights of what’s happening around town this weekend. All the action is the day before Mother’s Day.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

  • Stamp Out Hunger: Southborough postal carriers are taking part in the nation’s largest single-day food drive. Items collected in Southborough will go directly to the Southborough Food Pantry. You can help by leaving a bag containing non-perishable foods next to your mailbox prior to your normal mail delivery on this day. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Bird Walk (7:00 – 9:00 am) @ Breakneck Hill Conservation Land: The Southborough Open Land Foundation (SOLF) will take part in Mass Audubon’s annual “Bird-a- thon”. Meet at 7:00 am at the parking area. No previous bird watching experience is necessary. Bring binoculars and dress appropriately for ticks. This event is free and open to all. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Southborough Gardeners Annual Plant Sale (8:00 am – 2:00 pm) @ Community House, intersection of routes 30 and 85.: 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. Proceeds benefit their scholarship fund, town beautification and education. For details, see dedicated post.

  • Drop-in Fishing Clinic (10:00 am – 2:00 pm) @ Hopkinton State Park: The community is invited to a free, noncompetitive, family-friendly learn-to-fish event. Rods and gear will be provided, as well as free admission to the park. The event is geared to ages 6-14 (though not limited to those ages) and will take place rain or shine! For details, see dedicated post.
  • Fay School Farmers Market (12:00 – 3:00 pm) @ Harlow Circle in front of Fay’s Primary School, 25 Middle Rd: The market is open to all and will feature local produce, prepared food, and handmade goods by local vendors. From 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. check out Animal Adventures’ Show and Touch program that will feature various farm and exotic animals. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Steeple Coffeehouse (7:30 pm) @ Pilgrim Church, 15 Common Street: Dave Pietro and Friends will perform. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Please bring a donation for the Southborough Food Pantry. Proceeds from coffee and desserts go towards local charities. In advance: $17 General/$14 Students & Seniors. At the door: $20 General/$17 Students & Seniors. For details, see dedicated post.

(Image credits clockwise: image from marketing materials by NALC, image cropped from photo posted to Flickr by Muffet, photo by Joao Melo, logo from steeple coffeehouse website, logo from Fay School’s Farmer’s Market website, and logo from Mass Audubon’s website)

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