Events this week: Media Literacy-Voices Against Violence, Teen Writing Club, and Easter fun

by beth on March 29, 2021

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Above: SYFS invites parents and teen to tackle a serious subject in their speaker series Tuesday night. The week ends on a happier note with the Easter themed scavenger hunt and bunny visit. 

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

Monday, March 29, 2021

  • Story Time & Craft (10:30 – 11:00 am) @ zoom: The Southborough Library is partnering with the YMCA of Central MA through the Family and Community Partnership Program to provide weekly story and craft programs. Join Miss Kim for themed stories and a craft on Zoom. A list of materials for the craft will be sent out along with the Zoom link each week. To register, go to www.theyfcp.org and click on the “Join YFCP” tab. (This will be held Mondays through the end of April.)
  • Zoom Chat with Senior Center staff (11:15 am) @ zoom: Pre-registration is required. “We are excited to offer a “new program” to take a break and chat with the Senior Center Staff (Pam, Leslie, Cindy, Lorraine and Peg). We would love to hear from you, your thoughts, concerns or anything you would like to share with us and other participants. For details, see dedicated post.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

  • Strength Training Class for seniors (9:00 – 9:45 am) @ zoom: For details on semi-weekly class, see dedicated post.
  • Preschool Story Time – Facebook (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 (11:00 am – 12:00 pm) @ zoom: For details on weekly class, see dedicated post.
  • SYFS speaker series: Media Literacy: Voices Against Violence (7:00 pm) @ zoom: Southborough Youth and Family Services is sponsoring a free speaker series over zoom this spring. Tonight’s topic is Media Literacy: Voices Against Violence. Parents and youth will be challenged to think critically about messages they receive about consent, relationships, power dynamics, and violent behavior from the media. Pre-registration required. For details, see dedicated post.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

  • Young Scientists STEM Beginnings (10:00 – 10:45 am) @ zoom: A free virtual series for children, ages 3-6 to learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts through hands-on activities, story time and simple experiments. The program through the Southborough Library is sponsored by the YMCA Family & Community Partnership. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Stretch Break Class for seniors (10:15 – 11:00 am) @ zoom: For details on semi-weekly class, see dedicated post.
  • K-5 Early Dismissal (11:20 am – 12:00 pm) @ : Early Release for Southborough elementary schools for parent-teacher conferences (Neary at 11:20 am, Woodward & Finn Schools at Noon)

Thursday, April 1, 2021

  • Strength Training Class for seniors (9:00 – 9:45 am) @ zoom: For details on semi-weekly class, see dedicated post.
  • Preschool Story Time – 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 (1:00 – 2:00 pm) @ zoom: For details on weekly class, see dedicated post.

Friday, April 2, 2021

  • Good Friday – no school: Holiday for NSBORO public schools
  • 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: The zoom meetings are back. 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, April 3, 2021

  • Easter Scavenger Hunt (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) @ In front of Public Safety Building, 32 Cordaville Road: Southborough Kindergroup will place cut-out bunnies in different locations around town, with clues for members of the community to find. Find all the bunnies to enter to win a “Golden Egg Raffle Basket”. The fun is sponsored by Middlesex Savings Bank. One of the hunt stops will be a collection site for donating items to the Southborough Food Pantry. For details, see dedicated post (with clues).
  • Easter Bunny waving to visitors (11:00 am – 12:00 pm) @ In front of Public Safety Building, 32 Cordaville Road: The Easter Bunny will be available out front of the building to wave to anyone who wishes to visit. Visitors are asked to stay in their cars. Please proceed through the main entrance of the Public Safety building, drive slowly, and exit out through the Woodward School driveway. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Read to a Dog (11:00 – 11:40 am) @ zoom: Children preferably ages 5 and up with some reading ability will read to a certified therapy dog. The event is limited and requires pre-registration. For details on this bi-weekly program, see dedicated post.

Updated (4/1/21 9:22 am): I updated the Scavenger Hunt with a link to the newly posted details.

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