Events this week: Sleep & Stress workshop; Jr Farmer for a Day; Giant Puppet; Cartoonist talk; Summer Concert and more

by beth on July 12, 2021

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Above: Event highlights this week include a sleep workshop, farming fun for kids, at least one giant puppet, an author talk featuring a cartoonist/historian, the concert series, and another chance to read to a dog. (scroll down for image credits)

are highlights of what’s happening around town this week. (So far, none of the below events are announced as cancelled/postponed. If I learn of any schedule changes due to rain this week, I will update this post.)

Monday, July 12, 2021

  • Sleep stress and you flyerSleep, Stress, and You (7:00 – 8:00 pm) @ zoom: Southborough Library program. Join us for this virtual workshop over Zoom hosted by local resident Jill Vroman. Stress lives in our bodies, how can you shed it? Come and learn how to relax your body first, then learn to relax your mind. Learn when sleep is most potent and 5 takeaways for better sleep tonight! For details, see flyer right. (You can still get the zoom link today by emailing rdonovan@cwmars.org.)

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

  • Strength Training Class for seniors (9:00 – 9:45 am) @ zoom: For details on semi-weekly class, see newsletter.
  • Junior Farmer for a Day (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) @ Chestnut Hill Farm: For grades K-5. Children will encounter farm animals, learn about farm-fresh food, hike the trails, create natural crafts, and explore the farm and its surroundings from the eyes of its most important team member: the farmer! Each session will have a different theme. Pre-registration (and fee) required. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Mr. Vinny: Meet & Greet Giant Puppets (4:00 – 5:00 pm) @ Southborough Library’s back lawn: Join us outside and have your photo taken with a giant puppet! No registration necessary. Sponsored by the Friends of the Southborough Library. (See info on last year’s puppet event with Mr. Vinny here.)
  • Author Talk: Cartoonist Joel Christian Gill (7:00 – 8:00 pm) @ online: This online program is brought through a collaboration of local area libraries, including the Southborough Library. Join critically acclaimed cartoonist Joel Christian Gill for this exciting talk. Pre-registration required. Gill is a graphic novelist and historian who speaks nationally on the importance of sharing stories. For more details, click here.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

  • Middle School Farm Wednesdays (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) @ Chestnut Hill Farm: For kids entering grades 6-8. Middle schoolers will get to know the farmland, animals, and surrounding trails. A typical day will include hiking and nature exploration, rapport-building games, and creative time for art and journaling. Each day we will focus in on a different topic. Pre-registration (and fee) required. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Stretch Break Class for seniors (10:15 – 11:00 am) @ zoom: For details on semi-weekly class0, see newsletter.
  • Outdoor Story Time (11:00 – 11:45 am) @ Southborough Library’s back lawn: Join Miss Kim on the lawn (weather permitting) for stories and craft based on a weekly theme. Please bring a blanket or chair.
  • Southborough Summer Concert Series (6:00 – 8:00 pm) @ Neary School grounds, 53 Parkerville Road: Free family friendly concerts at Neary School field by the tennis courts. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Featuring: SloGrass.

Thursday, July 15, 2021 

  • Strength Training Class for seniors (9:00 – 9:45 am) @ zoom: For details on semi-weekly class, see newsletter.
  • Junior Farmer for a Day (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) @ Chestnut Hill Farm: For grades K-5. Children will encounter farm animals, learn about farm-fresh food, hike the trails, create natural crafts, and explore the farm and its surroundings from the eyes of its most important team member: the farmer! Each session will have a different theme. Pre-registration (and fee) required. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Mah Jongg (9:30 am) @ Southborough Senior Center: The weekly program of the Southborough Senior Center is back. For details, contact the Senior Center at 508-229-4453.
  • Seated Chair Yoga for seniors (1:00 – 2:00 pm) @ zoom: For details on weekly class, see newsletter.
  • Read to a Dog (5:00 – 6:00 pm) @ Southborough Library Lawn: 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. In case of inclement weather, this will be held over zoom. For details on this bi-weekly program, see dedicated post.
  • Write Now! (7:00 – 8:30 pm) @ zoom: Adult creative writing club for ages 18+, no experience required. Sponsored by the Southborough Library. For details, see dedicated post.

Friday, July 16, 2021

  • Preschool Farm Explorer Fridays (9:30 – 10:30 am) @ Chestnut Hill Farm: Pre-registration (and fee) required. For ages 2 years 9 months to 5 years old, Adult supervision required (discount for younger siblings and siblings under 1 yr old can attend for free) Your little farm explorers will become fully immersed in what life is like here at Chestnut Hill. Each session will have a different theme. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Canasta (10:00 am) @ Southborough Senior Center: The weekly program of the Southborough Senior Center is back. For details, contact the Senior Center at 508-229-4453.
  • Dull Men’s Club (10:00 – 11:00 am) @ Southborough Senior Center: Weekly, casual social club for senior men. New members are always welcome to drop in. For details, see dedicated post.

(images cropped clockwise from flyer, posted to Facebook by TTOR, Southborough Library, Southborough Library, and SloGrass, plus Joel Christian Gill’s twitter profile)

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