Events this week: Author night, Finn Fall Festival, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and kids’ art (Updated)

by beth on September 19, 2016

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Above: Stephen Puleo, historian and prolific author, will speak at the Southborough Library this Thursday. (image posted to Facebook)

Here are highlights of what’s happening around town this week. (For more, check the Event Calendar.)

[Note: The highlights don’t include ongoing weekly programs. For the Southborough Library’s regular storytime programs, click here for their events page. For the Southborough Senior Center’s ongoing classes, click here for their calendar.]

Monday, September 19, 2016

  • Neary Instrument Rental Night (7:00 – 8:00 pm) @ Trottier auditorium & cafeteria: In the auditorium, Neary Band Director Mr. Curtis will explain the school’s band program and answer parents’ questions. Following the talk, two instrument rental companies will be in the Trottier cafeteria.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

  • Finn Picture Day @ Mary Finn School: Annual event – class photos and individual pictures taken during school. Please return order forms by date, as there is a late fee for orders not placed by Picture Day. (Coffee Pond order forms should have come home in child’s backpack. But you can also order online anytime before at www.coffeepond.com.) Disposable combs will be provided for hair fixes. Please DO NOT send personal combs or brushes to school with your child.
Senior Center flyer for Alternative Medicine events

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

  • Learn/Experience Alternative Medicine: Traditional Chinese Medicine (10:00 – 10:45 am) @ Senior Center: TCM is China’s ancient herbal tradition that has developed over more than two thousand years to effectively treat the problems of health and disease. Suggested Donation: $3 per class. For details, see flyer right.Register and pay at the front desk. Or call (508) 229-4453

  • Trottier 6th Grade Dance Lessons begin (6:30 pm) @ Trottier School: Lessons are available to those 6th grade students who would like to sign up for Dance/Etiquette instruction. It is offered weekly during the fall. There is a fee for this very popular program.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

  • Introduction to Meditation (1:30 – 2:30 pm) @ Senior Center: This session will explore the different forms of meditation from different cultures to help you find the right type of meditation for you. Some benefits include; reduced stress, lower blood pressure and helps prevent dementia. Suggested Donation: $3.00 Instructor: Faith Kennedy
  • Author Series: Stephen Puleo (7:00 – 8:30 pm) @ Southborough Library, Main Level: Stephen Puleo is the author of The Caning, A City So Grand, The Boston Italians, Due to Enemy Action, and Dark Tide. Program made possible with support from The Friends of the Southborough Library.

Friday, September 23, 2016

  • Neary Picture Day @ Neary School: Annual event – class photos and individual pictures taken during school. Please return order forms by date, as there is a late fee for orders not placed by Picture Day. (Coffee Pond order forms should have come home in child’s backpack. But you can also order online anytime before at www.coffeepond.com.) Disposable combs will be provided for hair fixes. Please DO NOT send personal combs or brushes to school with your child.
  • Elmo at the Library (10:30 am) @ Southborough Library, Children’s Room: The MEFA U.Fund Start U.Reading series will feature Elmo! Children are invited to come to a special story time with their favorite muppet. Parents, please bring your cameras for pictures of your children with Elmo!
  • Finn Fall Festival and Book Fair (5:00 – 7:00 pm) @ Mary Finn School, 60 Richards Rd: A night of fun for young kids and the whole family. (You don’t need to attend Finn to join the fun.) The Finn SOS fundraiser includes Carnival Games, pizza, & dancing! There is also a Bake Sale. And the big raffle (with prizes valued at $25-$1,500) Entry costs $7 per person (max = $25 per family) and covers entertainment, 1 slice of pizza and a drink.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

  • Electronic, Appliance, and Bicycle Recycle Day (9:00 am – 2:00 pm) @ Saint Anne’s Church parking lot, 20 Boston Road: Bring electronic items to the parking lot to be recycled for a fee. (No fee for some small items like cables and cell phones) They will also collect unwanted bicycles. Questions: Please contact Dennis Wood 508 277 7513. A portion of the event proceeds will be paid to St. Anne’s Church.
  • Service Academy Fair (10:00 am – 11:30 am) @ Winchester High School, 80 Skillings Road: Free informational fair for high school students. Military representatives will speak about their academies and be available to answer questions from prospective cadets. See dedicated post for details.
  • Saturday Art Workshop for Children (10:30 am – 12:00 pm) @ Southborough Library, Eaton Meeting Room: The art workshop is open to children ages 5-10. Drop in to create some art! Registration is not required. This month, join Bigelow Center for the Arts i sculpting Clay dragons.

Updated (9/22/16 5:18) I mistakenly listed the jellyfish event as the art scheduled for for Saturday Art workshop. That event is October 1st, and requires registration. (See today’s post.)

1 Allan Bezanson September 20, 2016 at 9:57 AM

Thanks to The Friends of the Southborough Library for bringing Stephen Puleo to town. His story of the tragic molasses flood, Dark Tide, is an outstanding work that places him in the league with Eric Larson. It gives us a feeling of the North End of Boston in the early 20th century, a devilish, densely-packed hive of poor Italian immigrants. His more recent book, A City So Grand, about Boston in the last half of the 19th century, is another excellent work. It seemed like everything happened in the brief course of fifty years. That story connects with the urgent need for expanding the water supply and drastic consequences for Southborough.

PS: Go early to the library if you are able and study the displayed plan for Main Street. It is highly detailed and well worth your time.

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