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UPDATED, Sept. 19: Are you looking for an outdoor fun activty as summer temperatures cool down? Join the Heights Haiku Scavenger Hunt, which has been extended for three more weeks, until Saturday, Sept. 18.

Three additional drawings will held at the Roasted Granola Cafe, 1364 Mass. Ave., at noon Saturday, Sept. 4, 11 and 18. 

Entry forms can be picked up and dropped off at the Roasted Granola Cafe.

More than 20 prizes will be awarded over three drawings: Abbott’s Custard gift cards for a free ice cream, MyEyeDr $75 gift certificates, Roasted Granola Cafe $10 gift cards, Sports Etc. $20 gift cards and Wonder Yoga gift cards for a free yoga lesson. 

Win gift certificates, enjoy haiku by your friends and neighbors, and find out more about some of the shops and cafes in Arlington Heights – a diverse collection of independent businesses located along Mass. Ave. where it crosses Park Avenue.

The Scavenger Hunt was to run from Aug. 7 through 28, but that changed. 

Haiku scavenger hunt

How does it work?

Step 1. Visit five Heights businesses with Haiku in their store fronts and enter their response to “What are your most popular items?

Step 2. Find five different creatures: animals, birds or insects mentioned in the painted haiku.

Entry forms can be picked up and dropped off at the Roasted Granola Café, 1346 Mass. Ave.

Three drawings will take place, at noon at the Roasted Granola Café over three consecutive Saturdays -- Aug. 14, 21 and 28.

Nine winners will be randomly selected at each drawing. (Participants do not need to be in attendance to claim their prize. Prizes will be mailed to those unable to attend.)

Prizes have been donated by the following Heights businesses; Abbott's Custard (10) gift cards for a free cone or dish; MyEyeDr (3) $75 gift certificates; Roasted Granola Café (4) $10 gift certificates; Sports Etc. ((5) $20 gift cards; and Wonder Yoga (5) free yoga lessons.

This event has been organized by the Arlington Heights Community Association. The association is a group of Heights business owners and residents who meet monthly to address issues and concerns in the Heights community and organize events such as the annual Trick-or-Treat stroll and beautification projects, such as the Heights planters. The next meeting is Thursday, Aug 19. If you are interested in attending the meeting, please contact Ali Carter, the town’s Economic Development Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

GO Oout Doors project expands

Jackie PullmanACAC announces the return of Go Out Doors - Arlington, expanded for 2021, with newly commissioned, artist-decorated doors installed around Arlington Center and the Cultural District, by the Library, Uncle Sam Plaza, Broadway Plaza and the Mystic River, with more to come.

Featured this year are colorful works by artists Jill Strait, Laurie Bogdan, Janice Hayes-Cha, Jacky Pullman (at right), Adria Arch and Jason Rudokas. Project supporters include the Mass. Cultural Council, Arlington Tourism & Economic Development, Arlington Cultural District Managing Partnership, and Arlington Commission for Arts & Culture.

The Arlington installations are part of the expansive and evolving Go Out Doors - Neighbors regional public art exhibition, originated by the Umbrella Arts Center in Concord last summer, and inspired by En Plein Air exhibition on NYC’s High Line -- now reaching towns from Carlisle, Westford, Concord, Arlington, Lexington, Medford, Groton, Minute Man National Historical Park and eight villages in Newton.

Call for proposals: Go Out Doors at Minute Man National Historical Park

Read about this unique opportunity to submit proposals for creating a piece of artwork to be installed in this historic park with high visibility. Organizers seek "site-specific designs that combine a sense of place and history to bear on contemporary conditions and personal reflection."

Proposals are being accepted between Aug. 15 and Nov. 15. Read more here >> 

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This news announcement was published Tuesday, July 20, 2021, and updated Aug. 30.