Weekend at a Glance: Plant “Unsale”, NECC 5K, College Applicatons webinar, and start of the Hope Walk

by Beth Melo on April 30, 2021

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Above: NECC’s annual 5K is just one of five events this Saturday in Southborough.

Here are highlights of what’s happening around town this weekend. Four of the five events taking place this Saturday encourage the community to head outdoors.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

  • The Hope Walk (daylight, all month long) @ Chestnut Hill Farm trails: This is the launch of the month long event in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month. Visitors are invited to walk the trails and discover the five screens of painted wings from the “Winged Escape” exhibit. Visitors are encouraged to take photos of the wings, pose in front of the wings, breathe in the fresh air and experience the feelings of hope, healing and rejuvenation. For details, see dedicated post.
  • St. Mark’s Youth Group Plant “Unsale” Fundraiser (8:30 am – 1:00 pm) @ Transfer Station lower level: The St. Mark’s Youth Group is holding an outdoor potted plants and flowers “unsale” fundraiser where instead of assigning prices to items, they are seeking donations toward their summer mission trip to Harrisburg, PA. Also available will be mason jar soup and cookie making kits. [Worth noting, there won’t be a Southborough Gardener’s Sale this spring.] For details, see dedicated post.
  • NECC’s 5K Walk/Run for Autism (10:00 am) @ : NECC’s annual 5K Walk/Run for Autism fundraiser will be held virtually for the second year. But this time it will be live: All participants and spectators can log into the Charge Running App to the NECC 5K. From there you can join the LIVE event complete with a running coach, music, inspirational stories, fundraising milestones and more! For details, see dedicated post.
  • Read to a Dog (11:00 – 11:40 am) @ Southborough Library’s lawn: Children ages 5 and up with some reading ability will read to a certified therapy dog. The event is limited and requires pre-registration.
  • College Applications webinar (4:00 pm) @ virtual: Iridium Tutor is offering free webinars for college bound students. College students from universities that include Brown, Northeastern, Carnegie Mellon, BU and more will offer their insight. Register to learn about the applications process and improving your application. Presentations will be followed by a Q&A period. For details, see dedicated post.

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