Tuesday, April 24, 2007

WEEKEND PICKS: Two Ideas for Saturday, April 28

Here are two BONUS Calendar events happening this Saturday, April 28 -- not in our print edition!!!

1. It’s Spring! What child doesn’t love exploring ponds to find the prize: salamanders and frogs? Bring the kids to a Vernal Pool Exploration at the Mass Central Rail Trail in Rutland at 10 a.m. Your family will learn that a vernal pool can be a mere puddle or a huge body of water. The important thing is that it’s where frogs and salamanders go to lay their eggs. Meet in the parking on the state park entrance road. Call Robin Peters 508-886-6541 with questions and to register. Wear boots or old sneakers - you may get wet. For more information visit http://www.wachusettgreenways.org/. (FYI - This is the postponed event from Saturday, April 7 at 10 a.m.)

2. A Family Fun Fair for families with children under the age of 5 will be held at the Kane Elementary School, 520 Farm Road in Marlborough from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Families will meet childcare providers, preschool centers, local businesses, community resources, family-focused organizations, and children’s entertainers. There will be many free prizes and giveaways. Puppet-making with the Arts Alliance and entertainment by musicians and storytellers will ensure plenty of fun, free activities for children and their families. There is ample parking for this FREE event. The Fair is wheelchair-accessible. For additional information call 508-485-0085. The Fair is sponsored by the Community Partnerships for Children and the Assabet Valley Family Network, a non-profit organization that provides education and support to families with children aged pre-birth through 3 years, who reside in Hudson, Marlborough, Northborough, Southborough and Westborough and is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

***Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to area food pantries

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