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Weekend Calendar is Packed With Chicks, Shredding and the Run for the Roses

A look at local events happening this weekend in Hamilton and Wenham.

We are about to kick off one of the most action-packed weekends we’ve had locally in a long time. While we bring you five suggested events, ranging from an all-female road race to a chance to see baby chicks, there’s also town voting in Wenham on Saturday morning and on Saturday afternoon, plus the Friends of are holding .

And the Little League opening day parade will make its way from Buker up through downtown Hamilton and back to Cheeseman Field at on Saturday morning. Then on Sunday afternoon, there’s for at the .

Also, looking for a place to recycle your Styrofoam? You can .

Also on Saturday,  dips into Hamilton at and crosses Highland Street and Cutler Road before heading back into Ipswich.

Wow, that’s a lot.

Remember, each Friday morning Hamilton-Wenham Patch’s brings you a quick guide to local events and activities.

We encourage you to look past this weekend guide into our full calendar of events, where we have other events listed.

Remember, if you have great ideas of your own that you want to share, please feel free to add them in the comments section at the bottom.

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Where/When: ; Saturday, 9:15 a.m. start, registration 8-9 a.m.

Why Go: What a fun name for a fresh new event in Hamilton to benefit the effort to build a new playground at Patton Park. The course takes runners and walkers up Asbury Street, past Asbury Grove down Highland Street to Howard Street and Union Street back to the park.

Pricing: $25

2.

Where/When: ; Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Why Go: You can take a “peep” at the baby chicks at Green Meadows Farms, which is now open for the season.

Pricing: Free

3.

Where/When: ; Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Why Go: Maybe you’ve already started your spring cleaning and have found some unused, unneeded or broken appliances – get rid of them on Saturday. And Tax Day is behind us. Do you have some old tax documents and other sensitive paperwork you want to get rid of? Bring it to Winthrop on Saturday too. The fees fromn the shredding benefits Hamilton-Wenham Green and fees from the appliance collection goes toward the senior class of all-night graduation event. 

Pricing: Varies, Shred one box for free and additional boxes for $5; Fees ranging from $5 to $30 for electronics

4. KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY

Where/When: ; Saturday, party starts at 4 p.m., post time is 6:24 p.m.

Why Go: It is a great way to get together with friends, neighbors and maybe some strangers to watch the Run for the Roses from Churchill Downs. It’s been 34 years since we’ve seen a Triple Crown winner, so maybe this will be the start for one talented thoroughbred.

Pricing: Free, various cost for drinks and food

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Where/When: ; Sunday, 4 p.m.

Why Go: Play the part by coming dressed in period dress from the roaring 20s. The best costume wins tickets to the 2013 Libby Concert Series. On stage will be music from the 20s, featuring Wendy Beets and “Share the Music.”

Pricing: $15 advance, $18 at the door

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