Events this week: Senior Hikes, Story times on the farm and lawn, Reptiles, Sunset Playdates, Legos, Cross Country, and Farm Dinner

by beth on July 15, 2019

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Above: This week, kids at the Library will learn why Reptiles Rock (photo from Facebook)

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.

Plus, for daily ongoing activities/resources and summer camps, check out my what-to-do-with-kids-this-summer series and my  summer-fun-for-adults posts.]

Monday, July 15, 2019

  • Trolley Trail Walk (9:00 am) @ carpool from Senior Center: Event for active seniors. Pre-registration is required at 508-229-4453. This is a 2 mile mostly-flat walk on portions of the Westboro Trolley Trail. Please remember to bring bug/tick repellent and wear appropriate clothing and footwear. (Lunch afterwards at own expense.) For details, see dedicated post.
  • Representative Dykema Local Office Hours (10:00 – 11:00 am) @ Southborough Library, Eaton Room: Representative Dykema will be holding her quarterly office hours in town. For details, see dedicated post.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

  • Book Bugs: Farm Fun for Little Ones (10:00 – 11:00 am) @ Chestnut Hill Farm, Chestnut Hill Road: Bring your little bug (ages 1-5) to the farm each month for an interactive children’s story time and activities. Registration fee per child is $9/TTOR member or $15/non-member. (Adults are free.) For details, see dedicated post.
  • Rainforest Reptiles (3:00 – 4:00 pm) @ Southborough Library, main level: Rainforest Reptiles will return to show how “Reptiles Rock!” Enjoy this fun and informative event.
  • Sunset Playdates (6:30 – 7:30 pm) @ Fay School’s Primary School playground: Enjoy live music by local children’s musicians and an after-dinner popsicle on the playground. This is part of a free monthly summer series by Fay School. It is open to the public, designed for children 8 and under. For details, see dedicated post.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

  • Outdoor Story Time (4:00 – 4:45 pm) @ Southborough Library back lawn: Bring a blanket and a snack and join us on the lawn for story time! No registration is required and open to all ages. (In cases of inclement weather, story time will be held indoors.)
  • Algonquin Cross Country Summer Series (6:00 pm) @ Algonquin Regional High School athletic fields: The public is invited to take part in the 5-part weekly cross country series. Participation is $5 per person for each event. For more details see dedicated post.
  • Cookbook Club (6:30 – 8:00 pm) @ Southborough Library: Join the Library for its monthly cookbook group. Participants will each cook a different dish from the selected cook book of the month. For details, see dedicated post.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

  • Goddard Park Hike, Picnic, Lighthouse Cruise (9:45 am – 6:00 pm) @ bus from and to Senior Center: Event for active seniors. Pre-registration is required. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Legos at the Library (10:30 am – 5:00 pm) @ Southborough Public Library, Eaton Meeting Room: 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.
  • Southborough Genealogy Club (7:00 – 8:30 pm) @ Southborough Library: This is an informal group meeting where you can learn and share tips about resources for researching family history. This monthly event is free and open to the public. Bring your laptop, log into, and join in! If you have questions, contact

Friday, July 19, 2019

  • Farm-to-Table Dinner (6:00 – 8:00 pm) @ Chestnut Hill Farm, Chestnut HIll Road: Enjoy a lovely al fresco dinner at Chestnut Hill Farm! Advance reservations are required and registration is limited. For details, see dedicated post.
1 Wm R.Cohen, M.D. July 16, 2019 at 5:38 PM

Fellow Southboro individuals,
I met with state rep carolyn Dykema on Monday at the library. she was very pleasant and friendly and willing to listen intently.

My subject had to do with the growing number of opioid overdose deaths. I attribute them to the fact that politicians in the past have established many regulations and laws at both the Federal and State levels which constitute PROHIBITION. The has the unintended consequence of presenting those addicted to obtain their drug of choice from street dealers outside the market.
Buyers do not know what they are getting, nor the dose from day to day, nor whether it is laced with a more potent opiate such as Fentanyl.
No matter what programs are created to help deal with the crisis of unintended overdoses, as long as PROHIBITION continues, the deaths will continue as well.
From the standpoint of the Constitution, there was no such power granted to the Congress among the enumerated powers in Article 1 Section 8. Only in a dictatorship would the tyrant in power punish those who drank, inhaled or injected a forbidden drug. Paternalistic governments would outlaw dangerous drugs too but the outcome would be the same. Their motivation would be well intentioned but those addicted would still seek the forbidden drug in the street and die in the process.
When Portugal decriminalized all drugs in 2001 deaths from overdoses plummeted.
I tried to encourage our State Rep to submit a bill to repeal all regulations which prohibit any of us from buying opioids or prohibit doctors from prescribing such meds so that at least users would not be subjected to drugs laced with fentanyl or different dosages every day of heroin.
Too many have fears of decriminalization of opioids. But if their child is found in possession of an opioid, instead of being offered treatment, he or she would be arrested and charged with possession and might be given a sentence, as things stand now.
The mass Medical Society is opposed to incarceration or imprisonment of anyone for mere possession or for failure to comply with Court orders to remain drug free.
Please let your representatives and congressmen know if you are in favor of repeal of prohibition which is the only thing which will save lives.

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