Registration open for RAP after school programs

Above: Students taking part in an after school pottery class (photo courtesy of the Southborough Recreation Department)

The second fall session of the popular Recreation After-School Program (RAP) starts in a couple of weeks, and now is the time to get your kids signed up. Registration opened yesterday.

The Recreation Department offers dozens of after-school programs at each of the four schools, ranging from art to sports to fun and games. The Rec Department said in a recent email that they were able to expand RAP programming by using space at the Southborough Arts Center for programs in pottery and skateboarding.

Session 2 runs November 8 through December 17. The registration deadline is November 5, but popular programs fill up early. You can register online, or in person at the Rec Department (Southborough, Arts Center, 21 Highland Street).

Calling all Beasties
One of the most popular RAP programs every session is Beasties Drawing. What’s a Beastie you ask? Good question!

According to the RAP brochure, Beasties are “dinosaur-like characters and other creations invented and introduced to Southborough school children by retired Neary teacher Ray LaChance.” I’ve heard plenty of people talk about Beasties, but I can’t say I’ve ever seen one. I think it’s time to introduce Beasties to a wider audience.

If any of you out there have Beasties drawings you want to share, scan them in — or take photographs of the drawings — and send them my way. I’ll publish a selection on the blog for all to enjoy.

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