Events this week: Meet Deborah Sampson (Thurs), Literacy workshops, ARHS drama, “Hop into Spring Savings”, and Pancake Breakfast

by beth on February 25, 2019

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Above: Tomorrow night you can “meet” America’s first female soldier or attend one of this week’s workshops on fostering literacy (images cropped from Facebook and contributed photo)

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.]

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

  • 6th-8th Grade Book Group (4:00 – 5:00 pm) @ Southborough Library: The group will be talking about Brain Camp by Susan Kim and Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani. The monthly book discussion group is run by Young Adult Librarian Aileen Sanchez. (If you are interested in joining the group, contact her at 508-485-5031 or asanchez@cwmars.org)
  • 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.
  • Your Parenting Toolbox: Fostering Language and Literacy in the Early Years (7:00 – 8:30 pm) @ Fay School’s Primary School Building, Dining Commons, 23 Middle Road: Rescheduled from 2/12 due to weather. Workshop for parents of children ages 3-6. Learn from the experts about how to help your child get ready for reading and develop essential literacy skills. The event is free to attend, but registration is required. For details, see dedicated post.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

  • Tales & Tails (6:15 – 7:15 pm) @ Southborough Library, main level: Children are welcome to come in and read to a dog. The kids must have some reading ability. Registration is required. Please contact the Children’s Room staff for more information on the twice monthly program. 

Thursday, February 28, 2019

  • Tales & Tails (4:00 – 5:00 pm) @ Southborough Library, main level: Children are welcome to come in and read to a dog. The kids must have some reading ability. Registration is required. Please contact the Children’s Room staff for more information on the twice monthly program.
  • Audiobook Club (Sci-Fi/Fantasy books)(7:00 – 8:00 pm) @ Southborough Library, main floor: The club will be listening to and/or reading Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. The program is led by library associate Christopher McGinn.
  • SHS: Meet Deborah Sampson (7:00 pm) @ Southborough Historical Museum, 25 Common St: The first of three Women in History events by the Southborough Historical Society. A historical performer will dramatically portray the the first woman to fight in and be honorably discharged from the American Military. Admission is free (but donations are greatly appreciated.) Space is limited, so reservations are required. For details, see dedicated post.
  • ARHS Winter Play – “Proof” (7:00 pm) @ Algonquin Regional High School, Black Box Theater: Algonquin students will perform the Pulitzer Prize winning play. Tickets go on sale for the general public at the Box Office each night at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. (The performance will be repeated on Saturday and as part of a larger theater festival on Friday.) For details, see coverage by the Community Advocate.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

  • NSPAC: Reading Goals Workshop (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) @ Northborough Library, 34 Main St: NSPAC is co-hosting a workshop on “Reading Goals Workshop: A Clear and Structured Process for Reading Goals” for parents concerned about literacy and education for students with dyslexia. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Hop into Spring Savings (1:00 – 3:00 pm) @ Southborough Recreation Department, 21 Highland Street: Annual event to promote signing up for Southborough Recreation’s spring and summer programs. Entertainment for kids (face-painters and balloon twisting by Clowning Around), plus complimentary refreshments. Enter a free raffle for one week of Summer Camp. Limited number of reduced rate vouchers will be for sale (one per family) to be used towards Town recreation programs (including RAP or Summer Camp). For details, see dedicated post.
  • Light Up Sledding (4:30 – 8:00 pm) @ Chestnut Hill Farm, Chestnut Hill Road: This event is weather permitting and this week’s forecast doesn’t seem likely to bring the snowfall needed. If that changes you can check their Facebook page.
  • ARHS Winter Play – “Proof” (7:00 pm) @ Algonquin Regional High School, Black Box Theater: Algonquin students will perform the Pulitzer Prize winning play. Tickets go on sale for the general public at the Box Office each night at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. For details, see coverage by the Community Advocate.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

  • Boy Scout’s Pancake Breakfast (8:00 am – 1:00 pm) @ Neary School cafeteria: Troop 1 Boy Scouts 50th annual fundraiser. The menu also includes sausage, ham, and beverages. Tickets cost $6 for adults, $3 for seniors and kids 6-12, and children 5 and under eat for free. You can get your tickets from a Troop 1 Boy Scout or buy them at the door. For details, see dedicated post.

Updated (2/26/19 7:46 am): I accidentally listed the Southborough Historical Society’s Meet Deborah Sampson event as on Tuesday night. It takes place on the 28th, Thursday.

Updated (3/1/19 12:53 pm): I had accidentally an older NSPAC event that included the Reading Goals listing but with less details. The dedicated post to the Saturday event is here. I removed the listing for the ARHS Winter festival since it’s not clear that is open to the public. You can see more about the ARHS Winter play here.

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