Events this week: Musical Bingo for seniors, Crafternoon for teens/tweens, Brain development talk for parents, Skating for a cause, and more

by beth on January 28, 2019

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Above: The roller skating fundraiser for a Southborough family is just one of many town happenings this weekend.

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.]

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

  • ARHS College Panel for Jr. Parents (7:30 am) @ Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett St, Northborough: – snow date 1/31
  • Bowling (Senior Center Activity) (1:00 – 2:00 pm) @ Sawyer’s Bowladrome, 13 Blake Street, Northborough: Meet with other active Southborough seniors for a few Strings of candlepin bowling. Suggested Donation of $5.  Please let the Southborough Senior Center front desk know you will attend (508-229-4453). Organized by the Southborough Senior Center’s Trailblazers. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Musical Bingo (1:00 – 2:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: Free event for Southborough seniors. Tune time is a combination of the popular games ʺName That Tuneʺ and “Bingo”. Refreshments will be served. Please sign up at the front desk or call (508) 229-4453. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Crafternoon: Clipboard Makeover (3:00 – 5:00 pm) @ Southborough Library: Part of the Crafternoons Series for teens and tweens ages 12 & Up. Give task organizing clipboards a fresh fun look. Registration required (via online signup sheet or by calling the library at 508-485-5031). This program is made possible by a grant from Southborough Community Fund, a fund of the Foundation for Metrowest. Details see dedicated post.
  • NSMA fundraiser at Mooyah (4:00 – 9:00 pm) @ MOOYAH, 10010 Shops Way, Northborough: If you reference Northborough Southborough Music Association’s fundraiser when you order in the restaurant, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the group. Online and call-ahead orders do not apply. For details, see dedicated post
  • DC Trip Parent Meeting (6:30 – 7:30 pm) @ P. Brent Trottier Middle School, 49 Parkerville Rd: An informational night for parents of 7th grade Trottier students to learn about next November’s 8th Grade trip to Washington DC.

Thursday, January 31, 2019 

  • Adolescent Brain Development (6:30 – 8:00 pm) @ Algonquin Regional High School auditorium, 79 Bartlett St, Northborough: Free expert presentation followed by Q&A for Northborough and Southborough parents. Dr. Ruth Potee will address Adolescent brain development and impact on teen behavior. Sponsored by Algonquin School Counseling Department, Algonquin Parent Teacher Organization, Southborough Youth & Family Services, and Northborough/Southborough Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition. For details, see dedicated post.

Friday, February 1, 2019

  • The Crown (Senior Center program) (12:30 – 3:00 pm) @ The Southborough Senior Center, 9 Cordaville Rd: The Center is screening episodes from the second season of the popular Netflix series – two at a time. For headcount purposes, please sign up to attend. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Wick Choral Festival (7:30 pm) @ St. Mark’s School, Class of ’45 Hall, Putnam Family Arts Center: The Wick Festival is an annual two day celebration. Each night showcases local high school a cappella ensembles and one collegiate group. The event is free and open to the public. (Stay tuned for more details in a dedicated post.)

Saturday, February 2, 2019

  • Saturdays at Fay – Toddlerbilly with Matt Heaton (10:00 – 11:00 am) @ Fay School’s Primary School, 23 Middle Road: This free event will feature children’s musician, Matt Heaton, for a rocking concert with singalongs, dancing, and his wry sense of humor. Click here to register. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Free Throw Championship (3:00 pm) @ Trottier Middle School Gym: The Knights of Columbus will be holding the Southbough chapter’s annual free-throw competition for 9-14 year-old boys and girls. Winners move on to higher competitions. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Cancelled – Light Up Sledding (4:30 – 8:00 pm) @ Chestnut Hill Farm, Chestnut Hill Road: This event is weather permitting weekly through March. So, far mother nature hasn’t cooperated. Will this be the week?*
  • Roller Skate for the Shifrins (6:00 – 9:00 pm) @ Roller Kingdom, 5 Highland Park Ave, Hudson: The community is invited to a fundraiser to help with expenses to help Brian Shifrin in his fight against ALS. Roller skate/In-line skate, race contest, 50/50 raffle, DJ, karaoke & snack bar are all part of the fun. For details in see dedicated post.
  • Wick Choral Festival (7:30 pm) @ St. Mark’s School, Class of ’45 Hall, Putnam Family Arts Center: The Wick Festival is an annual two day celebration. Each night showcases local high school a cappella ensembles and one collegiate group. The event is free and open to the public. (Stay tuned for more details in a dedicated post.)

Updated (2/1/19 2:02 pm): The answer to my original question is “No.” This won’t be the week that sledding finally works at Chestnut Hill Farm. The farm confirmed today that they didn’t get enough snow on the hill.

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