Events this week: Assabet Showcase, Journey to the Stars, Santa Day and holiday fundraisers and celebrations

by beth on November 29, 2021

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Above: This week’s highlights include a special virtual event for all ages, exploring the cosmos. This weekend, Southborough’s traditional holiday celebrations and fundraisers are back in person.

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

Monday, November 29, 2021

  • QiGong for seniors (11:15 am) @ Southborough Senior Center: Pre-registration required. For details on weekly class, see newsletter.
  • Youth Writing Club (3:30 -4:30 pm) @ zoom: The Southborough Library is hosting this virtual creative writing club for ages 10-18. The zoom sessions are a fun and supportive space to get creative and build skills with peers. For details, see dedicated post.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

  • Strength Training Class for seniors (8:30 am) @ zoom: Pre-registration required. For details on semi-weekly class, see newsletter.
  • Advanced Tai Chi for seniors (9:45 am) @ zoom: Pre-registration required. For details on semi-weekly class, see newsletter.
  • Preschool Story Time (10:30 – 11:15 am) @ Southborough Library Children’s Room: Join Miss Kim for stories and craft based on a weekly theme. No registration required.
  • 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 related post..
  • Bridge (12:30 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) @ 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.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

  • NSPAC Meeting with Literacy Screening presentation (4:00 – 5:00 pm) @ zoom: Northborough Southborough Special Education Parent Advisory Council’s monthly meeting includes a presentation by the district’s new ELA Coordinator on Literacy Screening Tools and Programs. For details and to register, click here.
  • Young Scientist STEM Beginnings (10:30 – 11:30 am) @ zoom: This is a free, weekly 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. This is provided by the YMCA of Central MA but hosted by the Southborough Library. To register, email Kim Ivers at kivers@southboroughma.com or call 508-485-5031.
  • Assabet Showcase/Admissions Night (6:00 – 8:30 pm) @ Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, 215 Fitchburg St, Marlborough: Event for prospective students and parents. For details, see dedicated post.

Thursday, December 2, 2021 

  • Strength Training Class for seniors (8:30 am) @ Southborough Senior Center: Pre-registration required. For details on semi-weekly class, see newsletter.
  • Advanced Tai Chi for seniors (9:45 am) @ zoom: 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.
  • Trottier early dismissal (10:55 am) @ Trottier Middle School: Half day for 6-8th graders to allow Parent-Teacher conferences.
  • Baby/Toddler Storytime (11:00 – 11:45 am) @ Southborough Library Children’s Room: 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.
  • Chair Yoga for seniors (1:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: Pre-registration required. For details on weekly class, see newsletter.
  • EcoTarium: A Journey to the Stars! (4:00 – 5:30 pm) @ zoom: Southborough Library is hosting this virtual program presented by the EcoTarium and sponsored by T-Mobile®. The program for all ages takes you on a tour of the solar system, explore planets, stars, and nebulae, to probe the outer limits of the universe, and discover what’s in the night sky. Click here to register.

Friday, December 3, 2021 

  • Canasta (10:00 am) @ Southborough Senior Center: A weekly card group. For details, contact the Senior Center at 508-229-4453.
  • Billiards (8:30 am – 3:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: Weekly drop-in play. For details, contact the Senior Center at 508-229-4453.
  • Dull Men’s Club (10:00 am) @ zoom: Casual social club for senior men. New members are always welcome to drop in. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Trottier early dismissal (10:55 am) @ Trottier Middle School: Half day for 6-8th graders to allow Parent-Teacher conferences.
  • Girl Scout Holiday Sing-along (6:30 – 7:30 pm) @ Community House Lawn: Event for all families in Southborough with Girl Scouts Kick off your holiday season with an old-fashioned holiday sing-along with some modern touches. Participants are encouraged to bring a gift donation for Just Because. For details, see dedicated post. For details, see dedicated post.

Saturday, December 4, 2021 

  • Annual Kids Shop (9:00 am – 2:00 pm) @ St Anne’s Church Parish Hall, 20 Boston Road: An annual Southborough tradition. Boy Scout Troop 92 provides a safe haven for kids to do their own holiday shopping for family members without parents’ prying eyes. While waiting, adults can enjoy a bake sale and coffee. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Cub Scout’s Wreath & Candle Sale (10:00 am) @ Transfer Station, 147 Cordaville Rd: Southborough Cub Scouts will be selling evergreen wreaths and hand dipped Hanukkah candles. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Christmas Bazaar (10:00 am – 2:00 pm) @ St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 27 Main St: Admission is free. Featuring the White Elephant, jewelry, toy, and craft sales, a silent auction, kids games & actvities, basket raffle, bake sale, and the annual Bargain Box bag sale. From 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, the Café will sell lunch. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Holiday Market (10:00 am – 3:00 pm) @ Knights of Columbus Hall, 1Main St: Admission is free. Four local artisans will be selling pottery, natural soap, jewelry, and custom wooden signs/decor. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Drop-in Holiday Tree Ornaments (10:00 am – 5:00 pm) @ Southborough Library: Instead of a party this year, the Library will be offering drop-in hours over several days for kids to come in and make ornaments to bring home, give as gifts or hang on the library holiday tree. (No refreshments. Daytime drop in hours will also be offered Mon-Thurs of next week.)
  • Santa Day (12:00 – 3:00 pm) @ St. Mark’s field and Community House: See Santa arrive in his helicopter and land on St. Mark’s Field. Then join him and Southborough Kindergroup at the Community House. Enjoy ornament making, refreshments, caroler and character visits and more before kids share their wishes with Santa while posing for a picture. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Holiday Open Studio (12:00 – 5:00 pm) @ 15 Summit Road: Strung Jewelry Designs and PDB Ceramics. For details, see related post.
  • “JOY!” WCC Holiday Show (8:00 – 9:30 pm) @ Mill Pond School, Westborough: The Westborough Community Chorus (including Southborough members) will perform its annual Christmas Holiday Show. There’s usually some dancing and skits, plus a special visitor. $12 Adult $10 Senior/Children
  • Apothecary Artists Studios and Gallery opening (5:00 – 7:00 pm) @ 1 Boston Road: The public is invited to celebrate the opening of Southborough’s First Downtown Art Gallery & Studios”. For details, see dedicated post.

Sunday, December 5, 2021

  • Holiday Open Studio (12:00 – 5:00 pm) @ 15 Summit Road: Strung Jewelry Designs and PDB Ceramics. For details, see related post.
  • JOY!” WCC Holiday Show (2:00 – 3:30 pm) @ Mill Pond School, Westborough: The Westborough Community Chorus (including Southborough members) will perform its annual Christmas Holiday Show. There’s usually some dancing and skits, plus a special visitor. $12 Adult $10 Senior/Children.

Updated (11/29/21 4:01 pm): Added the Holiday Market and Open Studio events this weekend.

Updated (11/29/21 4:41 pm): Added the NSPAC meeting on Wednesday.

Updated (12/2/21 8:30 am): I fixed the link to the Christmas Bazaar post.

Updated (12/2/21 10:07 am): I added the Cub Scouts’ wreath and candle sales.

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