Events this week: Science fun for tots, Baby signs, Author night, Running of the Goats and more (Updated – again)

by beth on April 24, 2017

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Above: A snowed-out Author event from February is rescheduled at the library this week – just in time to get some cooking tips for Mother’s Day.
(image left from Altomare’s blog, right from amazon)

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, April 24, 2017

  • Story Art: Outer Space (10:30 am) @ Southborough Library, Eaton Meeting Room: Let’s Gogh Art! will be at the library with a program about space! The program for children ages 3-6 years old includes a space-related story and art projects. Kids must be registered to participate. Contact the Children’s Room at 508-485-5031. Click here for details.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

  • Young Scientists (11:30 am – 12:30 pm) @ Southborough Library, Eaton Meeting Room: Free STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program for kids age 3-5. Kids will learn concepts through hands-on activities. Must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver (Siblings welcome.) Registration is required. Call 508-485-5031.
  • Annual Town Meeting, 7:00 pm @ Trottier Middle School, auditorium, 49 Parkerville Rd: Click here for more details.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

  • Incoming Kindergarten Screening and Orientation (8:35 am – 1:00 pm) @ Finn School: By appointment. (If your child isn’t registered yet to start Kindergarten in the fall, follow up with Linda Brandt at 508-485-3176 ext. 103.) 
  • Fay School Program Community Singing (10:30 am – 12:30 pm) @ Fay School: Southborough seniors are invited to join Fay’s vocal music teacher for an informative and participatory session on singing in a choir. The program will culminate in a performance with Fay Students and Staff. Anyone who is interested may attend to participate or just observe. For details, click here.
  • Tales & Tails (6:15 – 7:30 pm) @ Southborough Library, Eaton Meeting Room: Children can spend some time reading to a dog. Children must have some reading ability. Registration is required. Please contact the Children’s Room for more information. To register, call 508-485-5031 or email kivers@southboroughma.com
  • 2nd night of Annual Town Meeting, 7:00 pm @ Trottier Middle School, auditorium, 49 Parkerville Rd: Assuming that a 2nd night is required, the plan is to continue from Tuesday night to this time. Click here for more details.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

  • Incoming Kindergarten Screening and Orientation (8:35 am – 1:00 pm) @ Finn School: By appointment. (If your child isn’t registered yet to start Kindergarten in the fall, follow up with Linda Brandt at 508-485-3176 ext. 103.) 
  • Senior visit to Walden Pond (9:00 am) @ carpool from Southborough Senior Center: Trailblazers trip to Walden Pond State Reservation in Concord. Please sign up by calling (508) 229-4453. (The group is limited to 25 persons.) For details, click here.
  • Author Pat Jackman Altomare (7:00 – 8:30 pm) @ Southborough Library, main floor: Author Pat Jackman Altomare will be discussing her book Not Just a Recipe as part of Thursday Evening Author Series at the library. A newspaper food columnist for 10 years, the author will share recipes, tips & ideas, her passion for kitchen chat, and with some great Mother’s Day cooking ideas (and some samples of a delicious dessert.) Free to the public, no registration necessary.

Friday, April 28, 2017

  • Baby Sign Language Stories & Songs with Sheryl White (11:00 am) @ Southborough Library, Children’s Room: This is a special sign language program for infants through preschool age children. Open to the public, no registration required. For details, click here.
  • Bingo (12:00 – 12:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: Come join Michael Gagliardi from “Around the Clock”for an afternoon of Bingo, fun, prizes and of course, jokes. Bingo will start promptly at noon. You can purchase a pre-Bingo lunch for $3 beginning at 11:15 am. Please sign up at (508) 229‐4453.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

  • Historical Society’s Annual Meeting (4:00 pm) @ Southborough Historical Society Museum, 25 Common St: The Historical Society is combining its Annual Meeting with a celebration of the “soft” re-opening of the museum. For details, click here.
  • Running of the Goats (12:30 – 2:30 pm) @ Chestnut Hill Farm: The 2nd annual 5k trail race and kids fun run where runners of all abilities can race against the clock, or the goats! Race the full 5k at 1pm and stick around to watch the kids run for fun alongside the goats at 2:00. Snacks and games will be on hand and of course a chance to get a #gelfie (that’s a goat selfie). Price: TTOR Members: $10; Nonmembers: $15, kids under 3 are FREE. Pre-reg is required. For details or to register, click here.

Updated (4/24/17 12:56 pm): I forgot to include the 2nd night of Town Meeting.

Updated (4/26/17 12:22 pm): The start time for 2nd night of Town Meeting will be 30 min earlier than initially planned. (The motion to adjourn last night set the time for 7:00, while previous word from Town officials had been a plan to start at 7:30 pm.)

Updated (4/27/17 9:07 pm): Minor time adjustments to Running of the Goats.

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