Thanksgiving Holidays: What’s closed and What’s Happening

by beth on November 22, 2017

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I’m signing off for Thanksgiving. But first, I want to make sure you have all the info you need!

Thanksgiving events

The Gobble Wobble:
If you pre-registered, you can pick up your shirt and number today (Wednesday) from 2:00 – 7:30 pm at Trottier Middle School. (You can wait until Thanksgiving morning to register, starting at 7:00 am, but it will cost $5 extra.) For other details, check my earlier posts. For the official website, click here.

What else is happening
Not much else is happening over the holidays week. For this week’s listing, including the Thanksgiving Day game and Wreath/candle sales, click here. For details on Monday’s Free Skate, click here.

Town Hours for the holiday

Here’s a list of when our municipal facilities will be closed for the holiday, including early closures today.

Southborough public schools
Schools got out early today. No classes Thursday, November 23 through Monday, November 27. (Monday is a Professional Development Day.)

Transfer Station
Closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 25 (Normal hours on Wednesday and Saturday)

Town House
Closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 25 (Normal hours on Wednesday)

Library
Closed Thursday, November 23 – Sunday, November 26 (Normal hours on Wednesday)

Senior Center
Closed early today (November 22). Closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 (Normal hours on Saturday)

(Photo of Town Hall by Susan Fitzgerald)

1 Alan November 22, 2017 at 8:11 PM

Did you mean closed Friday November 24?

2 southsider November 24, 2017 at 2:13 PM

why two days off? we all have so much trash after a holiday.
I really don’t understand the town’s willingness to restrict transfer station hours as much as they do.

3 Resident November 26, 2017 at 8:39 AM

I agree, what us with that? Friday isn’t a holiday so open the transfer station. Ridiculous!

4 jzp November 25, 2017 at 11:39 AM

I’ve got no worries with to day, but think the standard hours aren’t compatible with working families (8 to 6 when people with first-shift jobs will be at work, instead of 6 to 8 on fewer days), so of course saturday is always mobbed. Has there been any usage data collected to make better decisions regarding hours?

I do wish they’d post holiday hours on the transfer station site; if it is too hard to provide the known-in-advance schedule on https://www.southboroughtown.com/highway/pages/transfer-station-information then something is wrong with how the town site is managed. I mean, it is great to have it here, but we only get it for the ‘major’ holidays (I wasn’t the only car turning around on Memorial day saturday) and unfortunately it isn’t on the “My Southborough Calendar of Events” google calendar.

5 jzp November 25, 2017 at 11:41 AM

duh ‘no worries with two days’ – need more coffee.

6 resident November 28, 2017 at 8:55 AM

I applaud the guy who parked at the chain and walked his trash up to the hopper on Friday, even though that is probably illegal.

7 southsider November 28, 2017 at 2:48 PM

I’ve done that walk up before. Frustrating… but effective for trash/garbage. Recycles would be something different.
I never see more than one or two people working the transfer station; so I’d think the service would be well worth the cost.

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