Events this week: Youth Sports parent talk tonight, Flu clinic, Poetry Reading, Carnival themed Farmer’s Market, and Heritage Day weekend

by beth on October 1, 2018

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Above: This weekend will kick off Heritage Day with the Chestnut Hill Farm HarvestFest and the Pumpkin Stroll (image left cropped from photo contributed by TTOR and right by Beth Melo)

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

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

Monday, October 1, 2018

  • Fay School Ideas&Insights Youth Sports Specialization

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    Parenting talk: Youth Sports Specialization (7:00 pm) @ Fay’s Root Meeting Room: Fay School is hosting a presentation by sports psychologist Dr. Richard Ginsburg about how to navigate the complex world of youth sports specialization. The event is free to attend and open to the public but registration is required. For details, click on image right. To register, click here. Parking will be available in Harlow Circle. Please use the East Entrance at 23 Middle Road. Signs will be on campus to direct visitors; for a campus map, click here. This presentation is part of Fay’s series, Ideas&Insights at Fay School. The series features informative speakers, workshops, and presentations on topics that are relevant to parents today.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

  • ARHS College Fair (6:00 – 7:30 pm) @ Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett St, Northborough

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

  • Board of Health’s Flu Clinic – Southborough seniors and employees (10:00 am – 12:30 pm) @ Senior Center, 9 Cordaville Road: Flu Clinic run by the Board of Health. During this time session, vaccines are available for Town employees and Southborough residents aged 65 and older Seniors are eligible to receive a High Dose Flue Vaccine. Please bring your insurance cards and wear short sleeves.
  • Board of Health’s Flu Clinic (2:00 – 4:00 pm) @ Senior Center, 9 Cordaville Road: Flu Clinic run by the Board of Health. During this time session, vaccines are available for any Southborough residents aged 12+ and Town employees. Please bring your insurance cards and wear short sleeves. Seniors are eligible to receive a High Dose Flue Vaccine.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

  • Author Night Poetry Reading (7:00 pm) @ Southborough Library: Kirk Westphal will reading from his new book of poetry, “Bodies of Wood and Water”. Books will be for sale with proceeds going to the charity Water For People.

Friday, October 5, 2018

  • Finn/Woodward Parent Coffee – School Safety (9:30 am – 10:30 am) @ Finn School Cafeteria

Saturday, October 6, 2018

  • Fay School Farmers Market (10:00 am – 1:00 pm) @ Harlow Circle in front of Fay’s Primary School, 25 Middle Rd: Local produce, prepared food, and handmade goods by local vendors, as well as crafts for children, games, and musical performances by Fay students and faculty members. This week’s theme is Carnival – with Face Painting and Carnival Games. For details, see dedicated post
  • Chess program at Library (2:00 – 4:00 pm) @ Southborough Library: This program is geared toward players ages 12+ who are interested in learning beginner chess skills. See dedicated post for details. 

Sunday, October 7, 2018

  • Chestnut Hill Farm’s HarvestFest (10:00 am – 3:00 pm) @ Chestnut Hill Farm: HarvestFest is CHF’s annual event that features live music, food & beverages, farm tours, farm stand, and activities for all ages. See dedicated post for details.
  • Drop-off for Pumpkin Stroll (4:00 – 6:00 pm) @ in front of the Southborough Library: Drop off your decorated pumpkins for the 20th Annual display. (You can drop off food drive donations, too.) For details, see dedicated post.
  • Pumpkin Stroll (7:00 – 9:00 pm) @ Old Burial Grounds: The stone wall surrounding Southborough’s Old Burial Grounds will be lined with lit up pumpkins decorated and contributed by residents of all ages. The 20th annual event is run by the Southborough Rotary Club. The viewing line begins in front of the Southborough Library, continues up Common Street, and turns onto St. Mark’s Street. (You can drop off food drive donations, too.) For details, see dedicated post.

Monday, October 8, 2018 Columbus Day (Schools and Town facilities closed)

  • Heritage Day (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) @ St. Mark’s Field: The Town’s annual parade and festival. For the schedule, click here. For all posts about Heritage Day weekend activities, click here.

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