As the signs posted around town reveal, the annual Portuguese Picnic and Parade is this weekend in Prospect Heights.
The event, sponsored by the , takes place in the neighborhood each summer. The hours this year will be noon to 1 a.m. Saturday and noon to 11 p.m. Sunday.
Live music will be a part of the event, but will stop at an earlier time this year so neighbors won't be disturbed. The music will end at 12:15 a.m. Saturday and at 10:45 p.m. Sunday, Milford Selectmen recently decided.
The parade will be Sunday, beginning at 2 p.m. at and heading up Main Street, to Water Street, then ending at the Portuguese Club.
Police Chief Tom O'Loughlin told selectmen that four troopers and a sergeant from the Massachusetts State Police will be on hand to help local police with the two-day event. On-duty officers will be focused on the Prospect Heights neighborhood, he said, as well as along Route 140.