Events this week: Fire Chief ceremony, Unplugged book talk, Legos, Music for tots, and much more (Updated)

by beth on April 29, 2019

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Above: Now that the downstairs has reopened – Legos at the Library is back! Kids can unleash their imaginations with the plastic building blocks. (photo from Library Facebook page)

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 29, 2019

  • Installation Ceremony for Chief Steven E. Achilles (5:30 pm) @ Cordaville Hall (aka the Senior Center), 9 Cordaville Road: The community is invited to the swearing in ceremony welcoming our new Fire Chief. The Town issued an invitation for the public to join them. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony, courtesy of the Southborough Fire Association. For details, see dedicated post.
  • FREE HomeSeller & HomeBuyer Dinner Seminar (6:00 – 8:30 pm) @ Arturo’s Ristorante, 54 East Main Street, Westborough: (Content provided by MySouthborough sponsor): Thinking of selling your home? Thinking of buying? Whether you’ve been in your first home a few years and it’s time to move up or you’re an empty-nester and it’s time to find something a little less spacious, you’ll need to know how it works and what may have changed since you last sold a house in Massachusetts. Join a panel of area professionals for a FREE dinner and discussion. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Jr T-Hawks Parent Info Night (7:00 pm) @ Melican Middle School, 107-145 Lincoln St, Northborough: Northborough Southborough Youth Football & Cheer Association is holding an information night for parents. For details, see dedicated post.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

  • 1st to 2nd grade Parent Orientation Meeting (6:00 – 7:00 pm) @ Woodward School: Informational meeting and tour for parents of children will be starting 2nd grade in the fall.
  • SYFS “Unplugged” Community Read discussion (7:00 pm) @ Southborough Library: A “Community Read” was organized for Southborough parents. This event is a discussion about the book “Reset Your Child’s Brain” All are welcome, even if they didn’t read it, to discuss the stress that accompanies screen time battles at home. Pre-registration is requested for planning purposes. For details, see dedicated post.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

  • Legos at the Library (3:45 – 5:00 pm) @ Southborough Public Library: Children are welcome to come build with Legos, and display their creations in the Children’s Room. Legos will be provided, but all materials need to remain at the library. Parents or caregivers must stay with children during this event.
  • Tri-M Open Mic Night (7:00 pm) @ Algonquin Regional High School, Cafeteria: Annual open mic event hosted by ARHS’ musical honor society. Feautures performances by Algonquin students.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

  • David Garden (11:00 – 11:45 am) @ Southborough Library, Children’s Room: Dave Garden from Music Together will lead a fun time with music, singing, and dancing. This program is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. All are welcome. Registration is not required. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southborough Library.
  • Glam Me Up Beauty Tips & Tricks – Prom Perfect Workshop (4:00 – 5:00 pm) @ Southborough Library, Eaton Room: Join us for a DIY beauty tips & tricks makeup tutorial! This is the first program in a week of Teen DIY “Prom Perfect Workshop” events. To register, click here. Sponsored by The Friends of the Southborough Library.
  • 3rd to 4th Grade Parent Orientation (6:00 – 7:00 pm) @ Neary School: Informational meeting and tour for parents of children will be starting 4th grade in the fall
  • Candidates Night (6:30 – 9:00 pm) @ Southborough Library: Annual public event hosted by the Library Trustees. All candidates for contested town government offices are invited to make statements and participate in public Q&A. This year, that contested race is for the Board of Selectmen. For details, see dedicated post.

Friday, May 3, 2019

  • Rotary Club Talent Show (7:00 – 9:00 pm) @ Trottier Middle School: The 19th annual Southborough Rotary Club Talent Show. This fun annual event includes singing, dancing, the St. Mark’s Jazz Band, and more. The Rotary Club donates all proceeds to Trottier in support of student activities and supplies. Tickets are $10 per adult, and $5 per child age 5 and under. Advance tickets are available at the Southborough Library main desk, plus at Trottier the mornings before school Wed, April 30 – Fri, May 3. Tickets will also be sold at the door.
ARHS Girls Lacrosse Car Wash

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Saturday, May 4, 2019

  • Car Wash – ARHS Girls Lacrosse (9:00 am – 1:00 pm) @ Dept. Public Works, 147 Cordaville Rd: Fundraiser for Algonquin’s Girls Lacrosse – $5 per vehicle
  • 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 drawing and painting and Giraffes. Registration is not required. The workshop will be run by Bigelow Center for the Arts; Lanting Huang-Truong.
  • 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.
  • SOLF Annual Meeting (4:00 pm) @ 49 Lynbrook Road: You are invited to attend the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Southborough Open Land Foundation at the historic 1812 Deacon Webster Johnston House. They will be celebrating 30 years of protecting Open Land in Southborough and a recent acquisition of 5.5 acres. (For details, see dedicated post.)

Sunday, May 5, 2019

  • Symphony Pro Musica: Virtuosity concert (3:30 – 5:30 pm) @ Putnam Family Arts Center, St. Mark’s School, 25 Marlboro Rd: The symphony’s final concert of the season will feature guest violinist Inmo Yang. He is the 23-year-old, first-prize winner of the internationally renowned Paganini Competition. Yang will perform Tchaikovsky’s beloved and tuneful Violin Concerto. The event is free to students and first time attendees of a concert by the symphony. General admission is $28 per adult. A pre-concert talk will be held 2:45-3:15 pm. For details or to purchase tickets, click here.

Updated (4/29/19 2:30 pm): I added the car wash flyer.

Updated (4/30/19 8:14 am): Now that I posted more details on SOLF’s Annual Meeting, I added a link.

Updated (4/30/19 8:23 am): I had mistakenly listed the Glam Me Up Prom Workshop on Saturday instead of Thursday.

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