Events this week: Book Bugs, Book Launch, Brew Moon Hike, and more (Updated)

by beth on August 17, 2020

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Above: This week’s highlights include a moonlit hike looking at animal tracks followed by enjoying brews and s’mores by the bonfire. (images cropped from Facebook by TTOR)

Here are highlights of what’s happening this week for Southborough.

(If you’re looking for some off-line fun with kids, click here for info that includes ongoing activities/opportunities.)

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

  • Book Bugs: Farm Fun for Little Ones (10:00 am – 11:00 am) @ Chestnut Hill Farm: Pre-registration required. Bring your little bug (ages 2-6) to the farm for an interactive children’s story time. We’ll read a farm story, make a craft, have a kid-friendly snack, and explore the farm! This event is most appropriate for preschoolers and toddlers but all are welcome – bring the little siblings! For details, see dedicated post.
  • Coffee Talk (10:00 – 11:00 am) @ live streaming on Facebook: A mid-morning online talk show featuring community guests hosted by Southborough Youth and Family Services. This episode features this episode features the Mental Health and Student Support Personnel for the Southborough Public Schools. (Note: you don’t have to have a Facebook account to watch the videos.) For details, see dedicated post.
  • Library’s Virtual Story Time (10:30 am) @ Facebook: Children’s Librarian “Miss Kim” will hold a story time on Facebook live, which will also be viewable after. (Note: you don’t have to have a Facebook account to watch the videos.)
  • Creative Writing Club (3:00 – 3:40 pm) @ zoom: Southborough Library is hosting this weekly club for tweens and teens through mid-August. Are you looking for a new place to foster your writing? How about a welcoming environment to share writing projects? Or maybe some help practicing your writing skills in a fun way? Tuesday afternoons meet with other writers along with library associate Marianna Sorensen to brainstorm ideas and share projects. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Book launch for “Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From” (7:00 pm) @ virtual event: Porter Square Books is hosting the virtual launch of Southborough resident Jennifer De Leon’s debut young adult novel, with special guest Celeste Ng. The event is free and open to all. For details see dedicated post.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

  • Drop-in Pickleball (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) @ Richardson Tennis Courts, on the Neary School campus (53 Parkerville Road).: The Southborough Recreation is offering the program for free to Southborough residents that are 55 years or older. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Drive Through Luncheon (for Senior “Friends”) (12:00 – 1:30 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: This “Drive Through” program is exclusive to current members of Friends of the Council on Aging, this is offered by the Senior Center. The event required pre-registration and may already be full. (Call 508-29-1753 to check). Luncheon will be provided by TJ’s Spirits from Ashland. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Virtual Lego Club (3:00 – 4:00 pm) @ zoom: Southborough has joined forces with the Needham Library for Lego fun! Visit virtually with librarians and friends while building with your Lego bricks at home! For details, see dedicated post.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

  • Library’s Virtual Story Time (10:30 am) @ Facebook: Children’s Librarian “Miss Kim” will hold a story time on Facebook live, which will also be viewable after. (Note: you don’t have to have a Facebook account to watch the videos.)
  • Virtual Reading Circle (8:00 – 9:00 pm) @ zoom: Virtual Reading Circle – for adults. It’s a chance to talk about what you’re reading or listening to with library staff and patrons. To register, click here.

Sunday, August 23, 2020

  • Brew Moon Hike (7:00 – 9:00 pm) @ Chestnut Hill Farm: Family Friendly program. Pre-registration required. Join us for a special evening hike accompanied by a beer tasting with a local craft brewery. During the guided hike, learn how to recognize different animal tracks and other signs of wildlife on the farm and in the woods. Before and after the hike, a brewery will provide flights of beer for sampling and describe their various flavor profiles. There will be light snacks, and beverages will be provided for children — plus s’mores by the bonfire, too! (weather permitting). For details, see dedicated post.

Updated (8/19/20 10:31 am): Added the Wednesday afternoon Lego Club.

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