Events this week: Book talks, Blood Drive, Heritage Day Weekend and more

by beth on October 7, 2019

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Above: On Thursday night, the public is invited to discuss their thoughts on a book about the hold technology has on us. On Friday afternoon, we’re invited to hear from an expert author about the toll that highly competitive schools can take on adolescents. (credit)

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, October 8, 2019

  • Nutrition Talk for seniors (12:00 – 1:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: Nutrition Talks With Pennant CrossFit’s Well Fed Nutrition’s Health Coach, Nicole Newton Sign up to listen to the nutritional needs of those over 60 and how they should try to structure their meals each day. (light refreshments will be served) For details, see flyer.
  • Tina Bemis Fall Lantern (Senior Center program) (2:30 – 3:30 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: Come join Tina in making a beautiful Fall Decorative Lantern. Registration is required and space is limited. For more details, call 508-229-4453.
  • 6th & 8 Grade Book Group (4:00 – 5:00 pm) @ Southborough Library, Eaton Meeting Room: Book club members read a book selected each month and then meet for discussion & activities. Registration is required. Refreshments provided by Wegmans and Friends of Southborough Library. For more information, contact Amy Townsley at atownsley@southboroughma.com
  • 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.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

  • No School – Yom Kippur: Due to the religious holiday, no K-12 Northborough-Southborough public schools will be in session.
  • Blood Drive for Children’s Hospital (1:00 – 6:00 pm) @ Wee Care For Little People Inc, 5 Breakneck Hill Rd: The Children’s Hospital Bloodmobile will be collecting “Pints for Half Pints”. The drive is dedicated to Boston Children’s patients. You should make an appointment in advance. For details, see .
  • Movie Matinee – Meagan Leavey (1:00 – 3:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: Free movie screening for seniors. Rated PG‐13, based on the true life story of a young Marine Corporal (Kate Mara) whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. Please sign up at the front desk or call (508) 229‐4453. Snacks will be provided.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

  • ARHS Parent/Teacher Conferences – Night Conferences Only @ Algonquin Regional High School
  • Bay Circuit Hike (9:30 am – 11:00 am) @ Meet at Southborough Senior Center: Trailblazer program for active seniors Hike about 2 miles on the Bay Circuit Trail, the south section. We will carpool to starting point. Carl Guyer will lead. Please remember to bring bug/tick repellent and wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Pre-register at the Senior Center or by calling 508-229-4453.
  • Heritage Day Parade Costume Making (3:45 – 5:00 pm) @ Southborough Library, Eaton Room: In preparation for a library march with Miss Kim for Heritage Day Parade, we are excited for patrons to help create book characters and decorate book covers to wear! You can attend one or both costume-making sessions before the parade. Please register at the Children’s Room desk. For details, see dedicated post.
  • How to Break Up with Your Phone discussion (7:00 pm) @ Southborough Library, Main Level: A community discussion geared to everyone who feels that they (or family members) need help putting down their phones or other devices more often. Talk focuses on the book “How to Break Up with Your Phone” – but pre-reading isn’t required. For details, see dedicated post.

Friday, October 11, 2019

  • NSPAC General Meeting (10:00 am – 11:00 am) @ Southborough Library: The Northborough Southborough Special Education Parent Advisory Council monthly meeting. Meet Student Supoprt Services Administrative Team. For more information see www.nspac.org
  • St. Mark’s School presents Dr. David Gleason (3:00 – 4:00 pm) @ St. Mark’s School, Class of ’45 Hall, Putnam Family Arts Center: The private school is inviting the public to hear from the author of “At What Cost? Defending Adolescent Development in Fiercely Competitive Schools”. For details, see dedicated post.

Saturday, October 12, 2019 

  • Golf for ALS One @ Southborough Golf Club: The public is invited to come out to golf and support ALS research and care. The greens fees will be reduced to $5 over Heritage Day weekend. Golfers have the option to pay the regular full fees with the extra going to ALS One. (Additional donations are also welcome.) For details, see dedicated post.
  • Fay School Farmers Market (10:00 am – 1:00 pm) @ Harlow Circle in front of Fay’s Primary School, 25 Middle Rd: Each market will feature local produce, prepared food, and handmade goods by local vendors. This week celebrate fall with a special craft, activities, refreshments, and singer and guitarist, Luke DeRoy. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Plastic Reduction Workshop (2:30 – 3:30 pm) @ Southborough Library, Eaton Room: Learn about the effects climate change and pollution is having on our planet in an interesting and fun way. For details, see dedicated post.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

  • Golf for ALS One @ Southborough Golf Club: The public is invited to come out to golf and support ALS research and care. The greens fees will be reduced to $5 over Heritage Day weekend. Golfers have the option to pay the regular full fees with the extra going to ALS One. (Additional donations are also welcome.) For details, see dedicated post.
  • Drop-off for Pumpkin Stroll (2:00 – 4:00 pm) @ in front of the Southborough Library: Drop off your decorated pumpkins with Southborough Rotary for the 21s Annual jack o’ lantern display. The Rotary is also collecting boxes of crackers and bottles of condiments for the Southborough Food Pantry. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Pumpkin Stroll (4:00 – 6:00 pm) @ Old Burial Grounds: Southborough Rotary Club’s 21st annual pre-Heritage Day celebration. The community is invited to view pumpkins lined up on the stone wall. The jack-o-lanterns are decorated and contributed by residents of all ages earlier in the day. This year, Rotary is asking people to donate boxes of crackers and bottles of condiments for the Southborough Food Pantry. For details, see dedicated post.

Columbus Day – Monday, October 14, 2019

  • Due to the federal holiday, government offices, facilities, and public schools will be closed.
  • Golf for ALS One @ Southborough Golf Club: The public is invited to come out to golf and support ALS research and care. The greens fees will be reduced to $5 over Heritage Day weekend. Golfers have the option to pay the regular full fees with the extra going to ALS One. (Additional donations are also welcome.) For details, see dedicated post.
  • Southborough Heritage Day: The Town’s annual celebration downtown. This year’s event highlights are:
    • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm: Friends of Southborough Library Book Sale and Bake Sale
    • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm: SHS’ Fancy Flea market at Pilgrim Church
    • 9:30 am: Parade Line-up at St. Anne’s Church
    • 10:00 am: Heritage Day Parade (from St. Anne’s Church, down Boston Road, to Main Street past the St Mark’s School’s field – corner of Rte 30 & 85 – turning onto Marlboro Road)
    • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm: Exhibitor booths and activities on St. Mark’s field, including inflatables and pie eating challenge
    • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm: Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge on St. Mark’s Field
    • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm: SCAC’s indoor Arts & Crafts Fair at Community House
    • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm: Southborough Historical Museum Open House
    • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm: SHS’ Classic Car Show outside Southborough Historical Museum

For more details, see Heritage Day posts.

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