Events this week: Valentine Boxes craft workshops, Special Ed during COVID-19 workshop, and Peace Parade of Thanks

by beth on February 8, 2021

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Above: Children ages 8+ can enjoy more free crafting events led over zoom, starting with a Valentine’s Day theme. (images edited from Library flyer)

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

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

  • Strength Training Class for seniors (9:00 – 9:45 am) @ zoom: For details on semi-weekly class, see dedicated post.
  • Preschool Story Time (10:30 – 11:00 am) @ Facebook Live: Children’s Librarian “Miss Kim” will hold a story time for ages 2-6 (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.)
  • QiGong for seniors (1:00 – 2:00 pm) @ zoom: For details on weekly class, see dedicated post.
  • Valentine Boxes (4:00 – 5:00 pm) @ zoom: Southborough Library program for Ages 8+ Make your own Valentine box using paints, glitter, fabric and paper and a process called decoupage to make it unique. Materials will be available for curbside pickup prior to the event. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Special Education during COVID-19 (6:30 – 8:00 pm) @ zoom: NSPAC Speaker Series presented by Massachusetts Advocates for Children, This workshop will address legal requirements and strategies for providing special education services during COVID-19. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Selectmen Office Hours (7:30 – 8:30 pm) @ zoom: The Board of Selectmen are hosting virtual Office Hours. Please join Lisa Braccio and Chelsea Malinowski to discuss your questions, concerns or interests with selectmen in an informal setting. For details, see dedicated post.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

  • Free Elder Law advice (10:00 – 10:45 am) @ zoom: An Elder Law attorney who has given many seminars at the Senior Center will offer Southborough seniors free individualized legal advice during scheduled remote sessions. Attorney Bergeron will “see” participants for 15 minutes over phone or Zoom. To sign up, call the senior center at (508) 229-4453 to book a time slot during the window. For details, see page 9 of Senior Center newsletter.
  • Stretch Break Class for seniors (10:15 – 11:00 am) @ zoom: For details on semi-weekly class, see dedicated post.
  • Valentine Boxes (4:00 – 5:00 pm) @ zoom: Southborough Library program for Ages 8+ Make your own Valentine box using paints, glitter, fabric and paper and a process called decoupage to make it unique. Materials will be available for curbside pickup prior to the event. For details, see dedicated post.

Thursday,  February 11, 2021 

  • Strength Training Class for seniors (9:00 – 9:45 am) @ zoom: For details on semi-weekly class, see dedicated post.
  • Preschool Story Time over zoom (10:30 – 11:00 am) @ zoom: Southborough Library story time for ages 2-6 years old. Pre-register to join Miss Kim for stories based on a weekly theme along with songs and finger plays. For details see dedicated post.
  • Seated Chair Yoga for seniors (1:00 – 2:00 pm) @ zoom: For details on weekly class, see dedicated post.

Friday, February 12, 2021

  • Dull Men's Club is zoomin' (from Senior Center newsletter)Dull Men’s Club (10:00 – 11:00 am) @ zoom: Weekly social club for senior men hosted by Southborough Senior Center. For details, click on blurb right from the Senior Center’s newsletter. To register, email banjobillo@verizon.net.
  • 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! For details, see dedicated post.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

  • Peace Parade of Thanks (1:00 pm) @ Neary School parking lot, 53 Parkerville Road: The community is invited to sign up to participate in a vehicle parade: Welcome in the New Year and Valentines Day weekend with gratitude for our frontline workers. This is a Non-Political, Bipartisan Interfaith Event. All are Welcome! Whether joining the parade or not, the community is also invited to make thank you cards or valentines. For details, see dedicated post.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

  • Shir Joy Chorus (7:00 – 8:30 pm) @ zoom: Central MA’s Jewish Community Chorus based out of Congregation B’nai Shalom is holding a special free concert. Shir Joy Chorus presents “Let Us Have Songs”—a winter concert of hope and harmony. Reservations required. (Stay tuned for a dedicated post. In the meantime, you can find details here.)

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