Weekend at a Glance: Kids Night Out tonight, Relief Drive for Puerto Rico, Hazardous Waste collection, and T-Hawks Youth Homecoming

by beth on October 20, 2017

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Here is a reminder of what’s happening around town this weekend.

The big event is the drive to support Puerto Rico. In case you were concerned that collected items may not make it into the hands of people who need them – co-organizer Lisa Braccio explained to fellow members of the Board of Selectmen this week that the port that Puerto Rico Rises will be delivering to won’t have transportation problems (like those reported for San Juan). The organization is working with people who live there who will help with transportation.

Southborough Wicked Local interviewed the other organizer of the event, resident Sharlene Lugo. Lugo is from Puerto Rico and still has family members there. SWL reported:

Millions are still without running water or electricity on the island.

“Their whole lifestyle, their whole routine changed,” Lugo said. “They have to get up very, very early in the morning just to get in line to get gas, to get ice and the essentials.”

They have to wait in line for two hours to get a limited amount of water at Costo or Sam’s Club, the only two stores selling water on the island.

“It’s been four weeks since this happened and we still haven’t left the emergency crises,” [Lugo] said.

You can read more here.

[Note: The highlights don’t include ongoing weekly programs. For those listings and more, check the Event Calendar.]

Friday, October 20, 2017

  • October Kids’ Night Out (5:00 – 9:00 pm) @ Algonquin Regional High School: This event is for 1st – 7th grade students. Come join us for a fun filled night, including: – Gym games – Movie – Pizza – Arts & crafts – Pumpkin decorating – Face painting $30 per child/ $15 per additional sibling. Fundraiser to benefit the ARHS Athletic Council Sign up by contacting: coachdoherty@hotmail.com. All paperwork and payments completed upon check in. For details, see dedicated post.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

  • Relief Drive for Puerto Rico (8:00 am – 4:00 pm) @ Senior Center, 9 Cordaville Rd: Collecting (mostly new) items to help our fellow citizens and help Puerto Rico Rise from the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Seeking donations and volunteers. For details, including what is needed, see dedicated post(Important Note: No clothing, please!) 

  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection  (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) @ Southborough Public Works Garage: Annual event allowing residents to rid homes of hazardous waste. Run by Department of Public Works. See DPW’s flyer for details of what will and won’t be accepted. 
  • Fay School Farmers Market (10:00 am – 1:00 pm) @ Harlow Circle in front of Fay’s Primary School, 25 Middle Rd: The market is open to all and will feature local produce, prepared food, and handmade goods by local vendors and Fay School faculty and staff. Join us, and bring your neighbors, as we celebrate our local farmers, delicious food, and a sustainable community! Event entertainment this week is Fay Musical Performances. For details, see dedicated post.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

  • T-Hawks Homecoming – youth football & cheer (9:00 am – 5:00 pm) @ Algonquin Regional High School: Football games for Grades 2 – 8 and Flag Football. T-Hawk cheerleaders performing at half-times. Activities including giveaways and face painting. For details, see dedicated post.

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