Events this week (4/22-4/27/14): Gardening, movie, senior conference, animals, puppets and much more

by beth on April 22, 2014

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Above: Could this kinkajou be one of the animals from around the world that Creature Teachers will introduce to kids at the library this week? (Photo from their website)

Here are highlights of what’s happening around town this week.

For the kids this week, there’s gardening, a free movie screening, gym games, animals, and puppets.

For seniors, there’s a conference held by our state senator and a special concert over lunch.

And for all of us, there’s an opportunity to clean up the town in honor of Earth Day, clean out your dangerous medications, and enjoy an encore of the Senior Songsters performance that’s for the community (for a small fee).

For more details and the full list, check the Event Calendar.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014:

  • Kid’s Gardening Open House (11:00 am – 12:00 pm) @ Gulbankian Farms Garden Center & Florist, Rte. 85: GYO (GROW YOUR OWN) food and flowers. For $10, children can plant their choice of a mixed veggie planter or flower planter! RSVP: Gulbankian@aol.com

Wednesday, April 23, 2014:

  • Free movie – Despicable Me 2 (10:00 – 11:45 am) @ Woodward Elementary School: Free event by Southborough Recreation Department Parents must stay with child if not registered for the lunch and gym game option. If your children are also registered for the paid program at 11:45 am, then drop off early for the movie is allowed. (For 2nd-5th grade drop-off option, see below.)
  • Kids Lunch & Gym Games (10:00 am/11:45 am – 2:00 pm) @ Woodward Elementary School: For 2nd-5th graders. Kids can be dropped off at 10:00 am for free movie (see above). Recreation Dept. program includes lunch, lots of indoor/outdoor activities and non-competitive games. $20/pp, additional sibling $15/pp. For details or to register, check the Rec Dept website, under “A Day at the Movies”.)
  • Kid’s Gardening Open House (11:00 am – 12:00 pm) @ Gulbankian Farms Garden Center & Florist, Rte. 85: GYO (GROW YOUR OWN) food and flowers. For $10, children can plant their choice of a mixed veggie planter or flower planter! RSVP: Gulbankian@aol.com

Thursday, April 24, 2014:

  • Senator Eldridge’s Senior Conference (8:30 am – 2:30 pm) @ Hudson High School: Annual Senior Conference hosted by Senator Jamie Eldridge. The event features free coffee and donuts during breakfast, a hot catered lunch, health screenings, entertainment by the Senior Singers, a local dance group, and door prizes. The conference will feature a variety of interactive workshops that cover a wide scope of topics such as health care, financial planning, yoga, Tai Chi, nutrition, independent living and more.
  • Animals Around the World (11:00 am) @ Southborough Public Library: Creature Teachers returns to the Library with “Animals Around the World”. What animals will they bring? Come join us and find out! All are welcome. Registration is not required. Sponsored by Fay School 
  • Kid’s Gardening Open House (11:00 am – 12:00 pm) @ Gulbankian Farms Garden Center & Florist, Rte. 85: GYO (GROW YOUR OWN) food and flowers. For $10, children can plant their choice of a mixed veggie planter or flower planter! RSVP: Gulbankian@aol.com

Friday, April 25, 2014:

  • Forties Hit Parade concert (12:00 – 12:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: The forty members of the Southborough Senior Songsters will sing selections from “Your Hit Parade” that was on the radio every Saturday night from 1935 to 1955. This year, you will hear songs that were sung on the Hit Parade including the Pied Pipers’ “You’ll Never Smile Again”, the Andrew Sister’s “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree”, Judy Garland’s “I’m Always Chasing Rainbows” , Frank Sinatra’s “Swinging On a Star” and many more of your favorites. The Friday show (for seniors only) will start with a box lunch Suggested donation: $6 for Friends of COA members, $10 for non-members

Saturday, April 26, 2014:

  • Earth Day Clean Up (8:30 am – 11:30 am): Rotary Club’s 24th Annual Earth Day Clean Up Starting time 8:30 am at Southborough DPW Building – coffee, pastries and T-shirts will be available (first come first served) At 11:30 am pizza, soda and ice cream will be served at Town Gazebo In between, you’ll be helping to clean up the streets in town. BYOG – Bring Your Own Work Gloves!! To adopt a favorite street in advance, call Southborough’s Department of Public Works at 508-485-1210. Otherwise, you can sign up that morning at DPW’s location next to the Transfer Station. Rain Date Sunday, April 27th.
  • Prescription Drug Turn-in (10:00 am – 2:00 pm) @ Southborough Police Department: Prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding your home of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills or patches for disposal to Southborough Police Department. (No liquids or needles or sharps.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
  • Puppet Show (2:30 – 2:30 pm) @ Southborough Public Library: Sparky’s Puppets will be at the Library with “The Land of Enchantment”. You never know what might pop up…an elf? A goblin? A wise old woman? Find out in the Land of Enchantment! Sponsored by Fay School. Open to the public, no registration required.

Sunday, April 27, 2014:

  • Forties Hit Parade concert (2:00 – 2:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: The forty members of the Southborough Senior Songsters will sing selections from “Your Hit Parade” that was on the radio every Saturday night from 1935 to 1955. This year, you will hear songs that were sung on the Hit Parade including the Pied Pipers’ “You’ll Never Smile Again”, the Andrew Sister’s “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree”, Judy Garland’s “I’m Always Chasing Rainbows” , Frank Sinatra’s “Swinging On a Star” and many more of your favorites. The Sunday performance is open to the public at $5 per person and includes refreshments

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