Events this week: Boy Scout info (for Girls, too), Executive Function Skills parent talk, College Planning, Dino Adventures at Fay, & Tot Shabbat

by beth on January 7, 2019

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Above: In addition to Dino fossils, tots will be able to touch and feel live animals at this month’s Saturdays at Fay for tots (Animal Adventures images cropped from their website and Facebook)

Here are highlights of what’s happening around town this week. I’ve included a couple this week that are outside of town but have ties to Southborough.

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

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

  • Knitting Club (Senior Center Program) (1:00 – 2:00 pm) @ The Southborough Senior Center, 9 Cordaville Rd: Bi-weekly gathering coordinated by Helen Varney. Come join a wonderful group of ladies working on their own creations and discussing community projects. Stop by for a cup of coffee/tea and visit with the group or join right in! For details, contact the Senior Center at 508-229-4453 See flyer
  • Poetry Workshop (6:30 – 8:30 pm) @ Southborough Library, Main Level: At the semi-monthly sessions, Everyone is asked to bring in five copies of their original poetry for supportive feedback. If you don’t have a poem, come and share your insights. The group meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

  • Senior Center is closed (11:00 am – 6:00 pm) It’s the day of their post-holiday celebration at the Wayside Inn. (Registration is required for the 12:30 luncheon and it’s most likely full. But you can check with the Senior Center at 508-229-4453.)
  • BSA Info Night

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    Scouts BSA Info Night (6:00 – 7:30 pm) @ Melican Middle School, 145 Lincoln St, Northborough: For boys and girls ages 11 – 18. (Starting in February, the BSA will be welcoming young women.) The Boy Scouts of America’s Mayflower Council (which Southborough belongs to) will bring the news of Scouts BSA to communities, parents and current Scouters who have questions about the program, how to get involved locally and what Scouting is all about! For details, click on flyer right.

  • Parent talk – “How to Build Executive Function Skills” (6:30 – 8:00 pm) @ Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St, Northborough: Northborough-Southborough Parents Advisory Committee is hosting guest speaker Michael Delman, CEO of Beyond BookSmart for this free public presentation. Parents will learn tips and tools from a lifelong educator and expert in Executive Function intervention – and reassurance that their kids will be okay when equipped with the skills they need today and for the future. For details, see dedicated post.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

  • ARHS Junior College Planning Night (6:30 – 6:30 pm) @ Algonquin Regional High School, Auditorium: Presentation for parents by the Guidance Department with opportunity to ask questions. (You can check out a video of last year’s event here. ) Snow Date – 1/17.

Saturday, January 12, 2019 

  • Saturdays at Fay – Dino-Adventures (10:00 am – 11:00 am) @ Fay School’s Primary School, 23 Middle Road: Saturdays at Fay is a monthly series of free Saturday morning programs designed for children 6 and under along with their parents. This session will feature guest presenters “Animal Adventures” with fossils, dinosaur skulls, velociraptor claws, and dinosaur skin that children can see and touch. Presenters will also provide live animals such as lizards, alligators, birds, and turtles in a program that is perfect for dinosaur enthusiasts! Space may be limited – click here to register.
  • Tot Shabbat for Tu B’Shevat (10:15 am) @ Congregation B’nai Shalom, 117 E Main St, Westborough: Congregation B’nai Shalom and PJ Library are inviting families with kids 6 years old and under to a January Tot Shabbat. This one will celebrate Tu B’Shevat “the Birthday of Trees” Registration is requested by emailing earlychildhood@cbnaishalom.org or Mindy Hall at mhall@jcfm.org. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Chess program at Library (2:00 – 4:00 pm) @ Southborough Library: The Southborough Library is continuing its Saturday Chess program for players ages 12+ who are interested in learning beginner chess skills. It meets on Saturdays twice a month. (You can learn more in the initial post from when it launched in the fall.)
  • Light Up Sledding (4:30 – 8:00 pm) @ Chestnut Hill Farm, Chestnut Hill Road: This is a weekly, potential-event through mid-March. If there’s enough snow to allow, their “best hill” will be marked with lit up lanes for sledding fun. (It seems unlikely for this weekend. But, it’s New England – so five days can bring a big change.) 

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