Events this week: Senior sing-a-long, conversations on war, Raising Digital Natives, and kids art (Updated)

by beth on January 30, 2017

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Above: Over the years there have been a lot of changes in the way teens are exposed to media. Seniors and ninth graders will discuss the impact of that on their perspectives growing up during time of war. (image left posted to Wikimedia Commons, right cropped from photo posted to flickr by Sodanie Chea)

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, January 30, 2017

  • Lake Williams Wordsmiths Toastmasters Club Open House (12:00 – 1:00 pm) @ Southborough Library: See a typical meeting, enjoy light refreshments and a chance to win an Amazon gift card! Toastmasters is a great way to improve public speaking skills in a fun, supportive and self-paced environment. Participation can offer help with speaking and presenting compellingly, becoming a stronger leader, listening effectively and thinking quickly and clearly.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

  • Sing-a-Long with Nancy Gage (11:00 am – 12:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: Come join the talented Nancy Gage in a piano sing-a-long. Enjoy the sessions with many senior center members exercising your vocal cords and enjoying the group songs! No experience necessary—just a lot of fun! No Charge

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

  • Growing Up During Times of War: Media Then and Now (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) @ Fay School: Southborough Seniors are invited to a special event with 9th grade Fay School students. Engage in conversation about what it’s like to grow up during a time of war. The free event includes lunch and small group discussions. To sign up, call the Senior Center at 508-229-4453. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Raising Digital Natives talk (7:00 – 8:30 pm) @ Southborough Library, Main Level: Devorah Heitner, PhD will offer suggestions about key media issues to discuss with your child. Learn how you can create a smart tech culture in your family where you lead by example. The talk is co-sponsored by Southborough Youth and Family Services, Southborough Village Preschool and The Friends of the Southborough Library. For details, see dedicated post.

Friday, February 3, 2017

  • ARHS open skating (6:00 – 8:00 pm) @ Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett St, Northborough, Tennis Courts: Open skating supervised by the Algonquin Student Council Admission is $2 per person. Helmets are required for children under 5 and recommended for children under 9. For details, see dedicated post.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

  • Art Workshop for Children (10:30 am – 12:00 pm) @ Southborough Library, Eaton Meeting Room: Children ages 5-9 are invited to be a part of the drop in art workshops. (Siblings allowed.) This session, participants will create Valentine Sand Paintings. Registration is not required. The workshop will be run by Bigelow Center for the Arts; Lanting Huang-Truong. Sponsored by the Community Fund, a fund of the Foundation for Metrowest.
  • ARHS open skating (2:00 – 4:00 pm) @ Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett St, Northborough, Tennis Courts: Open skating supervised by the Algonquin Student Council Admission is $2 per person. Helmets are required for children under 5 and recommended for children under 9. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Finn Special Person Dance (3:00 – 5:00 pm) @ Finn School: The event is for pre-registered Finn students and a parent or other special adult in their lives. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Skate Party for St. Jude’s (6:00 – 8:00 pm) @ Roller Kingdom, Hudson: Organized by a Southborough family, this event is a fundraiser for St. Jude’s Hospital. Southborough families are invited to join them for the cause. For more details, click here.

Updated (2/117 12:31 pm): I forgot to include the skate part on Saturday night.

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