Weekend at a Glance: Traditional holiday sales and celebrations (plus musicals and robotics)

by beth on December 1, 2017

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Above: Santa’s big entry and the Library’s Christmas Tree Decorating Party are just two of the many things going on this weekend. (photo left by Susan Fitzgerald, right by Beth Melo)

I always feel like the first Saturday in December should be turned into a Richard Scarry book for kids, “The Busy, Busy Day”. This year, the night before is pretty busy, too.

Here are highlights of what’s happening around town this weekend.

Friday, December 1, 2017

  • Girl Scout Holiday Sing-Along (6:30 – 7:30 pm) @ Community House Lawn: Event for all families in Southborough with Girl Scouts. Bring your singing voices and an unwrapped toy or gift to donate (encouraged but not required). Sponsored by the Southborough Fire Department. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Chestnut Hill Farm Holiday Art and Gift Sale Preview (7:00 – 9:00 pm) @ 10 Chestnut Hill Road & 49 Lynbrook Road: Preview event for the sale featuring over 25 local artisans and craftspeople. Admission is free, but tickets are required for the party at Lynbrook (which includes music and refreshments) as space is limited. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Elf the Musical (AVRTHS production) (7:00 pm) @ Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, 215 Fitchburg St, Marlborough: $3 per student/child/senior and $5 per adult. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Legally Blonde (ARHS musical) (7:00 pm) @ Algonquin Regional High School, auditorium, 79 Bartlett St, Northborough: Tickets $10/student, $15/adult, available for purchase online. For details, see dedicated post.

Saturday, December 2, 2017 

  • Annual Kids Shop (9:00 am – 2:00 pm) @ Woodward School, cafeteria: Boy Scout Troop 92 provides a safe haven for kids to do their own holiday shopping for family members without parents’ prying eyes. Scouts will assist young shoppers and wrap the purchased presents for free. For details, see dedicated post.
  • FIRST Lego League competition (9:00 am – 4:00 pm) @ Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School: AVRTHS’ Aztechs robotics team is hosting the youth league event. 34 local teams will compete in the engineering challenge. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Chestnut Hill Farm Holiday Art and Gift Sale (10:00 am – 5:00 pm) @ 10 Chestnut Hill Road & L’Abri Fellowship at 49 Lynbrook Road: Over 25 local artisans and craftspeople, both returning and new, will be selling holiday gifts. This event is free and open to the public. For details, see dedicated post.
  • St. Mark’s Chrismas Bazaar (10:00 am – 2:00 pm) @ St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 27 Main St: Annual fundraiser features Crafts, Bake Shop, Silent Auction, the White Elephant room, Jewelry room, Toy room, Basket Raffle, lunch Cafe, and more. Admission is always free. Cub Scouts will be selling their wreaths there this year. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Children’s Christmas Tree Decorating Party (10:30 am – 1:00 pm) @ Southborough Library: Children can make ornaments, decorate the Library Christmas tree, and enjoy refreshments at the annual party. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Friends of Southborough Library’s Book Sale (11:00 am – 3:00 pm) @ Southborough Library Book Sale Room: Gifts for book lovers of all ages: Gently used books at bargain basement prices – featuring a wide selection of hardcover and paperback fiction and non-fiction books for adults, teens and children; One Free book per Child.
  • Santa Day (12:00 – 3:00 pm) @ Community House: Weather permitting, Santa flies into Southborough on helicopter. At noon, he lands on the field at the corner of Rte 85 and Rte 30.
    Afterwards, he crosses over to the Southborough Community House for Southborough Kindergroup’s annual event. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Elf the Musical (AVRTHS production) (7:00 pm) @ Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, 215 Fitchburg St, Marlborough: $3 per student/child/senior and $5 per adult. For details, see dedicated post. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Legally Blonde (ARHS musical) (7:00 pm) @ Algonquin Regional High School, auditorium, 79 Bartlett St, Northborough: Tickets $10/student, $15/adult, available for purchase online. For details, see dedicated post. For details, see dedicated post.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

  • Elf the Musical (AVRTHS production) (11:00 am) @ Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, 215 Fitchburg St, Marlborough: $3 per student/child/senior and $5 per adult. For details, see dedicated post. For details, see dedicated post.

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