Join the Party, Buy a Plot

Get a plot in Marlborough's first community garden, attend the biggest birthday party in Worcester, and find bowling deals.

1) Cider Knoll Community Garden: Reserve your plot at Marlborough’s first community garden at a Thursday, March 29, at . Learn about the garden and how you can help set up the plots. The cost for each 10-foot by 20-foot plot $25. The plan is to have about 25 plots and they are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The garden will be located at the , located on Stow Road. Since this is the garden’s first year of operation, there is a lot of work to do, but this is a great opportunity to be involved in a great community asset. Growing your own vegetables and flowers is a great way to save money. It’s also a great way to teach your kids where their food comes from, and it supports the city’s goal to be a more sustainable community. For more information about the garden, contact Priscilla Ryder at 508-460-3768.

2) Birthday Wishes Event in Worcester: Birthday Wishes is holding Worcester’s Biggest Birthday Party on March 31. This free event will be held 1 to 4 p.m. at Coral Seafood, 225 Shrewsbury St., Worcester. Your family can enjoy games, cake, ice cream, music, crafts, raffles, face-painting and more. Donations of juice boxes are appreciated.

Birthday Wishes is an organization that provides birthday parties to homeless children. The Central Massachusetts office is located in Northborough. To learn more about Birthday Wishes or to make a donation, visit the Birthday Wishes website.

3) Bowling deals at AMF Town and Country Lanes in Shrewsbury: Looking for a fun after-school activity? Take your kids bowling at AMF Town and Country Lanes.  On weekdays from 2 to 5 p.m., get unlimited bowling and shoe rental with the After Class Pack. The cost is $5 for kids and $10 for adults. The offer is not valid on holidays or school vacation weeks. Unlimited bowling on Sunday mornings (9 a.m. to noon) is $10 and includes shoe rental. Kids 15 and under can bowl free during the summer. Starting April 1, register up to six kids at www.freebowling@amf.com and your kids get two free games per day.  Also for the summer, bowlers ages 16 and up can take advantage of the AMF Summer Pass: four bowlers can bowl all summer for $29.99. Shoe rental is extra. For information on these offers, call 508-754-7050. AMF Town and Country Lanes is located at 405 Boston Tpke., (Route 9) Shrewsbury.


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