Events this week: Gardening webinar, Autism speaker, ARHS musical, and Santa Day

by beth on December 7, 2020

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Above: Among the week’s highlights are two live streamed performances of Algonquin’s annual musical.

Here are highlights of what’s happening around town this week.

Monday, December 7, 2020

  • Assessing and Improving Your Landscape to Save Native Pollinator Species At Risk in Massachusetts (7:00 pm) @ zoom: Open Space Preservation Commission invites the public to a webinar featuring the creation and success of pollinator habitat at Southborough’s Breakneck Hill Conservation Land. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Sustainable Gardening (7:00 – 8:00 pm) @ zoom: This workshop is part of the Southborough Library’s free “Dig In! Garden Information Series” with Blackstone Valley Veggie Gardens. Anyone 12 or older can pre-register through Southborough Recreation. This session’s topic is about elongating your growing season and maximizing output, while preserving resources. For details, see dedicated post.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

  • Library’s Virtual Preschool Story Time (10:30 – 11:00 am) @ Facebook: Children’s Librarian “Miss Kim” will hold a story time for ages 2-5 (siblings welcome). Each week will feature themed stories on Facebook Live with Ms. Kim! No registration necessary (Note: you don’t have to have a Facebook account to watch the Library’s videos, which are still viewable after the live event is over.)
  • Zach Smith, Autism Awareness Speaker & Child Advocate (6:30 pm) @ online: Hear from Zach Smith,a Worcester State Univerity Graduate, who shares his personal journey of high-functioning autism and provides insight and advice for parents. Pre-registration required. For details, see dedicated post.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

  • Stretch Break Class for seniors (10:15 am) @ zoom: The program is for current members of Friends of the Council on Aging only. Pre-registration is required. For details see page 8 of the Senior Center newsletter.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

  • Seated Chair Yoga (1:00 – 2:00 pm) @ zoom: The program is for current members of Friends of the Council on Aging only. Pre-registration is required. For details see page 8 of the Senior Center newsletter.
  • “The Show Must Go On (Line)” (7:00 pm) @ virtual: Algonquin Regional High School’s annual musical will be live streamed to pre-registered attendees. An eclectic mix of music, dance and monologues that highlight resilience, strength and courage. For details, see dedicated post.

Friday, December 11, 2020

  • Creative Writing Club-for Teens & Tweens (3:00 – 4:00 pm) @ zoom: Tweens and teens interested in meeting other writers and looking for ways to foster their own writing are welcome to the Southborough Library’s virtual writing club! The Library’s Marianna Sorensen will lead the zoom sessions with enthusiastic writers ages 10 and up. Meetings will take place the first 3 Fridays in November and December. Participation is free but pre-registration is required: http://bit.ly/sblibvirtual7
  • “The Show Must Go On (Line)” (7:00 pm) @ virtual: Algonquin Regional High School’s annual musical will be live streamed to pre-registered attendees. An eclectic mix of music, dance and monologues that highlight resilience, strength and courage. For details, see dedicated post.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

  • Santa Day (10:00 am – 12:30 pm): [Postponed from December 5th] Santa will ride through the town on a fire truck and after his ride will return to the Public Safety Building to wave and continue spreading holiday cheer. A few favorites will join him at the Public Safety Building, Elsa, Anna & Olaf from the movie Frozen! His ride kicks off at 10 am and upon his return to the Public Safety Building will be out waving at 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. For details, see dedicated post
  • Animal Tracking Family Night Hike (4:00 – 6:00 pm) @ Chestnut Hill Farm: Registration is required for this special evening hike led by a Trustees ranger and naturalist. Learn how to recognize different animal tracks and other signs of wildlife. Followed by refreshments around the fire. For details, see dedicated post

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