Events this week: Teen Seed Starting, Outdoor Movie, Wellness Cooking, Storyteller, and more

by beth on August 2, 2021

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Above: Free highlights this week include watching Pixar’s Onward on an outdoor screen, a seasonal-healthy cooking workshop, and an invite for Teens to pick up special seed starting kits. (images clockwise edited from photos posted to flickr by Alice Lim and Dennis Tang, and the Library’s flyer.)

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

Tuesday, August 3, 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.
  • Teen Gardeners Seed Starting (2:00 – 8:00 pm) @ Southborough Library Teen Room: During this window, teens 13-19 years old are invited to pick up a packet of remaining seeds from the Library Seed Exchange along with a 3-D printed seed pot in the Teen Room downstairs. *while giveaway supplies last. For details, see dedicated post.

Wednesday, August 4, 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 (4:00 – 4:45 pm) @ 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 Movie Series (dusk) @ Depietri Field, 53 Parkerville Road: Free family friendly movies on the field in front of Neary School’s parking lot. Movies begin at dusk. Tonight’s feature: Pixar’s Onward. Sponsored by the Southborough Community Fund and Friends of Southborough Recreation. Uhlmann’s Ice Cream Truck will be onsite. For details, see dedicated post.

Thursday, August 5, 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.
  • Wellness Series: Vroman Cooking Class (6:00 – 7:00 pm) @ zoom: The free workshop is offered by the Southborough Library and Jill Vroman Fitness & Wellness. This session’s topic: Learn to cook what’s in season and enjoy the benefits in your body. The session is available to ages 12+, but pre-registration is required. For details, see dedicated post

Friday, August 6, 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. Activities may include brushing goats, planting seeds, and other age-appropriate hands-on farm “chores,” as well as art projects and stories. Little explorers are welcome to attend each week for new experiences! 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.
  • Storyteller Diane Edgecomb (11:00 am – 12:00 pm) @ Southborough Library’s back lawn: Who has the best tales in the world? Animals do! From folktales about adventurous monkeys to a true tale of a neighborhood squirrel that drives everyone NUTS we’ll have tons of participatory fun with Diane’s engaging stories about four-legged capers. Open to all ages, no registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Southborough Library. For details, see dedicated post.
  • All About Goats (11:00 am – 12:00 pm) @ Chestnut Hill Farm: Pre-registration (and fee) required. Get up close and personal with the goats of Chestnut Hill Farm! We will have a hands-on learning experience with our goats including fun goat facts, what goats eat, how to care for them, and more. Children will be able to brush and/or feed the goats – grownups, don’t forget your cameras! Closed-toe shoes are recommended. For details, see dedicated post.

Sunday, August 8, 2021

  • Retirement party for Barbara Jandrue (11:00 am – 2:00 pm) @ St. Matthew’s Parish Center, 105 Southville Road: After almost 30 years heading the Southborough Food Pantry, Barbara Jandrue is retiring. The United Parishes of Southborough and the Food Pantry are hosting a celebration. For details, see dedicated post.

Updated (8/3/21 2:45 pm): I inserted a link to the dedicated post for Friday’s Storyteller event.

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