Events this week: Flu Clinic, Reading Run/Story Stroll and Farmer’s Market (Updated)

by beth on October 12, 2021

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Above: One of this week’s highlights is a virtual 5k or 1 mile walk to support the Friends of the Southborough Library

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

Each day this week:

  • Reading Run & Story Stroll (Saturday, October 9 through Sunday, October 17th): The virtual 5K run or 1 mile walk in support of the Friends of the Southborough Library. For details, see dedicated post.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

  • Senior Songsters (11:00 am) @ Southborough Senior Center: Weekly rehearsal for the singing group open to all area seniors regardless of singing ability. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Outdoor Preschool Story Time (10:30 – 11:15 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. No registration required.
  • Bridge (1:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: A weekly card group, welcoming new participants. For details, contact the Senior Center at 508-229-4453.
  • Knitting Club (1:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: Knitters, welcoming new members. For details, contact the Senior Center at 508-229-4453.
  • Tuesday Tech Time (4:00 – 5:00 pm and 7:00 – 8:00 pm) @ Southborough Library Teen Room: Need help with technology? Library staff and teen volunteers will make every effort to assist you. Bring questions about ebooks and electronic resources. This is a drop in event; no registrations necessary. Sessions are limited to no more than 1 hour.
  • Selectmen’s Hours (6:00 – 7:00 pm) @ zoom: Sam Stivers and Marty Healey will be available to answer questions or discuss a topic of your choice. For details, see announcement.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

  • Elder Law advice (10:00 – 10:45 am) @ phone or 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. To sign up, call the senior center at (508) 229-4453 to book a 15 minute time slot during the window. For details, see Senior Center’s newsletter.
  • Flu Clinic for seniors (10:00 am – 12:30 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: Clinic run by Board of Health. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Outdoor Preschool Story Time (10:30 – 11:15 am) @ Southborough Library’s back lawn: Join Miss Amy on the lawn (weather permitting) for stories and craft based on a weekly theme. Please bring a blanket or chair. No registration required.
  • Flu Clinic for ages 12+ (1:30 – 4:30 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: Clinic run by Board of Health. For details, see dedicated post.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

  • Strength Training Class for seniors (8:30 am) @ Southborough Senior Center: Pre-registration required. For details on semi-weekly class, see newsletter.
  • Mah Jongg (10:00 am) @ Southborough Senior Center: The weekly program would love new players to join. Feel free to stop by to watch or talk to one of the players to see if you would be interested. For details, contact the Senior Center at 508-229-4453.
  • Outdoor Baby/Toddler Storytime (11:00 – 11:45 am) @ Southborough Library’s back lawn: This story time is for children age 0-2 years and their parents or caregivers. Each session will include puppets, stories, and music. No registration required.
  • Seated Chair Yoga for seniors (1:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: Pre-registration required. For details on weekly class, see newsletter.
  • ARHS Parent-Teacher Open House (6:00 – 8:15 pm) @ zoom: Algonquin students’ parents are invited to follow their child’s schedule, limit one parent per class. (For details parents should look for the school’s email.)

Friday, October 15, 2021

  • Sold Out – Preschool Farm Explorer Fridays (9:30 – 10:30 am) @ Chestnut Hill Farm: For ages 2 years 9 months to 5 years old (and siblings). Your little farm explorers will become fully immersed in what life is like here at Chestnut Hill. Activities may include brushing goats, planting seeds, and other age-appropriate hands-on farm “chores,” as well as art projects and stories. Pre-registration (and fee) required. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Canasta (10:00 am) @ Southborough Senior Center: A weekly card group. For details, contact the Senior Center at 508-229-4453.
  • Billiards & Card Games (10:00 am) @ Southborough Senior Center: Weekly drop-in play. 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.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

  • Fay School Farmer’s Market (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) @ Fay School: The school is featuring a farmer’s market with vendors selling a variety of foods and goods. This week’s theme is Festive Fall with pumpkin painting and a make-your-own trick-or-treat bag craft. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Sold Out – Hike with Goats (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) @ Chestnut Hill Farm: Pre-registration (and fee) required. Your reservation gets you and your group of family or friends an hour-long experience with a friendly goat on its own harness and leash. You will first learn how to walk with the goat, and then you’ll be accompanied by a farm staff member as you and your new goat friend make your way around the farm and its trails. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Read to a Dog (11:00 am – 12:00 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.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

  • Fall Fun on the Farm (12:00 – 4:30 pm in 90 minute windows) @ Chestnut Hill Farm: Enjoy a classic New England fall day featuring apple cider, hayrides, a climbing haystack, live music, scenic walking trails, a Storywalk, and a visit to see the goats, chickens and sheep. Indulge in yummy food, apple cider, and other seasonal treats available for purchase. Pre-registration (and fee) required. For details, see dedicated post.

Updated (10/12/21 10:38 am): I inserted the Flu Clinic information.

Updated (10/12/21 11:23 am): Selectmen announced Tuesday office hours.

Updated (10/13/21 9:04 am): Chestnut Hill Farm’s Preschool Fridays and Hike with Goats programs are sold out.

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