Events this week: History, Drama, Insects, Forums, Fundraisers, and more

by beth on April 1, 2019

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, April 1, 2019

  • Free tutoring (3:30 – 4:30 pm) @ Southborough Library, Eaton Meeting Room: The free, drop-in program is relaunching this week to offer help to 1st – 8th graders. The weekly program is run by St. Mark’s School students. For details, see dedicated post.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

  • 4th-5th Grade Book Group (4:00 – 5:00 pm) @ Southborough Library: The monthly group is led by Children’s Librarian Kim Ivers. This month’s discussion and activities will revolve around the book Extra Credit by Andrew Clements. For information or to sign your child up, contact Kim at or 508-485-503.
  • Library Strategic Planning Forum (7:00 pm) @ Southborough Library, Main Floor, 25 Main St: This informal meeting will be charged with providing feedback that will help to update the Southborough Library Long Range Strategic Plan. For details, see dedicated post

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

  • Friends of the Library Chateau Fundraiser (11:30 am – 9:00 pm) @ The Chateau, 95 Turnpike Rd, Westborough: The Chateau in Westborough is hosting a fundraiser for The Friends of the Southborough Library. 20% of lunch or dinner (take out or in-restaurant) will be donated to nonprofit – as long as you reference the fundraiser. For details, see dedicated post

Thursday, April 4, 2019

  • K-6 Early Release Day (11:20 am – 12:00 pm): Finn, Woodward and Neary schools have early dismissals for parent-teacher conferences. Neary is released at 11:20 am. Finn and Woodward at noon. 

  • Drama Out of the Box (4:00 – 4:45 pm) @ Southborough Library: Meredith Charles will help children ages 6 and up explore acting and creative expression. Registration is required. Please register for this program at the circulation desk or by calling the library. For details, see past dedicated post.
  • Endangered Trees: Invasive Insects (7:00 – 8:30 pm) @ Southborough Library, main level: The presentation will cover what is being done to combat these invasives, how to identify the insects and their damage, and how to report any sightings. For details, see dedicated post.
  • SHS: Meet Martha Washington (7:00 pm) @ Southborough Historical Museum, 25 Common St: The final of three Women in History events by the Southborough Historical Society. A historical performer will dramatically portray the America’s 1st First Lady. Space is limited, so reservations are required. To register, click here.

Friday, April 5, 2019

  • Trottier Volleyball Marathon (8:00 am – 8:00 pm) @ Trottier Middle School: The Volleyball Marathon runs all day on Friday, April 5th. Throughout the day, teachers bring their classes to the gym to play. For a minimum $15 registration fee, students may Stay and Play after school from 2:30 – 8:00 pm to continue in the fun as part of an annual fundraiser
  • Kids Night (5:00 – 8:00 pm) @ Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett St, Northborough: A kids night out program run by ARHS student council for preschoolers (potty trained) through 5th graders. For details, see dedicated post.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

  • Saturdays at Fay – Mr. Magic’s Magic Show (10:00 – 11:00 am) @ Fay School’s Primary School, 23 Middle Road: Free magic show featuring Mr. Magic and his animal assistants, Fluffy, Hocus, and Pocus. Click here to register. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Art Workshop for Children (10:30 am – 12:00 pm) @ Southborough Library: Children ages 5-9 are invited to be a part of the drop in art workshops. (Siblings allowed.) This session, the focus is creating a flamingo puppet. Registration is not required. The workshop will be run by Bigelow Center for the Arts; Lanting Huang-Truong.
  • FaySummer Open House (11:00 am – 1:00 pm) @ Fay School: Learn more about our summer programs! Campus tours and Q&A sessions with our camp director, group leaders, and counselors will run continuously. While you are here, join in on project demonstrations and experience some of the exciting offerings we are offering this summer. To learn more about FaySummer, click here.
  • Chess program at Library (2:00 – 4:00 pm) @ Southborough Library: semi-monthly program for players ages 12+. For details, see initial post.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

  • Cutler Jazz Festival (6:30 – 8:30 pm) @ St. Mark’s School, Putnum Family Arts Center, the Class of ’45 Hall: St. Mark’s School’s annual spring jazz festival. It is free and open to the public.

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