For the second year in a row, EcoNatick has organized a variety of events that celebrate the environment and share ways to help protect it. Events take place at locations across Natick on April 29-30 (Earth Day is technically on April 22, but those away for school vacation might not be here to celebrate it.).
New this year is a Repair Cafe at the Natick Community-Senior Center (117 E. Central St.) from 2-5pm on Saturday, April 29. Volunteers will be on hand to fix a variety of items: lamps, small furniture, jewelry, electronics, eyewear, etc. (be sure to bring any loose parts). There is no charge to bring items in.
Also new is an Electric Vehicle Petting Zoo in the parking lot next to Common Street Spiritual Center on April 29, 9am-1pm.
Another new feature will be an Earth Friendly Fair on Saturday, April 29, on Natick Common. Nearly 2 dozen booths will showcase environmentally-focused organizations, alongside the usual farmers’ market.
The weekend will feature a host of other activities, including home tours to explore gardens, lawn replacement, and geothermal heating/cooling. Goats will be doing their thing at JJ Lane Park, walks will take place in the woods and elsewhere in town, and clean-ups are slated for the rail trail and Johnson Elementary School. There’s something for everyone.
Some events require pre-registration, so do check the list of activities sooner than later.