Heritage Day 2013: Robotics, dancing and pie eating contests

Above: Daisies spreading cheer as they march in last year’s Heritage Day parade.
(Photo by Susan Fitzgerald)

The Southborough Recreation Department has shared its official schedule for Heritage Day.

Some old traditions are gone (like the Community House luncheon), but new events have popped up. So there’s plenty of entertainment for everyone. 

Take a look at the timing of events below, and make your plans accordingly.

(If you have yet to sign your organization up for a booth or to march in the parade, you are running out of time. Please call the Rec Dept at 508-229-4452.)

15th Annual Light-Up Southborough – Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sponsored by Southborough Rotary Club

4:00 – 6:00 pm – Pumpkin Drop-off in front of Library

7:00 – 9:00 pm – Pumpkin Lighting & Viewing

Heritage Day – Monday, October 14, 2013

Activities running from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

9:00 am The Friends of the Southborough Library Book and Bake Sale with free Starbucks coffee! Takes place in Library’s parking lot and downstairs meeting rooms until 3:00 pm.

9:30 am  St. Marks Field booths and vendors open at corner of Route 30 & Route 85 (setup begins at 7:30 am, breakdown is scheduled for 3:30 pm)

10:00 am Annual Heritage Day Parade begins from St. Anne’s Church, down route 30, then turning right at the corner of 85 and heading to St. Mark’s Street. (Pickup and dropoff has changed this year. Participants and parents, please click here for details.)

10:30 am – 1:30 pm Moonwalk for Children at St. Mark’s Field

10:45 am – 2:00 pm Robotics demonstration in Community House Parking Lot. Presentation by by Algonquin Regional High School Robotics Team

11:00 am – 1:00 pm Live Music at the Gazebo featuring: Hit the Bus

11:00 am – 2:00 pm Fire Department Open House – This year they will feature a display of the district’s specialty equipment (e.g., Westborough Fire Dept’s dive rescue vehicle). They also hope to run traditional open house activities like the fire hose target practice. (Note: Activities depend on the number of volunteers and may be cancelled if they need to respond to an emergency)

11:30 am possible Life Flight helicopter landing on the north side of St. Mark’s Field (This may be cancelled or postponed due to landing conditions or emergency calls.)

12:30 – 1:00 pm Dance Performance & Instruction on Community House Lawn, featuring: Brown Badmaash, South Asian Fusion Dance Team

2:30 pm Pie Eating Contest (Sign ups will be handled that day at the Gazebo. Competition will be split by age group.)

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Southborough Gardeners
10 years ago

The Southborough Gardeners would like you to know that this Heritage Day, October 14, 2013, the Southborough Gardeners will be hosting a “Pumpkin Patch” booth to raise money for and public awareness of the Southborough Gardeners’ contributions to the community of Southborough. We will be selling homemade whoopie pies, in both pumpkin and chocolate flavors, as well as gourds and small pumpkins to decorate your home and holiday table. Proceeds from sales will go toward town beautification. In addition, we will be eager to talk to residents of Southborough about our organization; membership, past projects, current projects, town beautification and scholarship opportunities. Members will also be on hand to answer questions about gardening and decorating for the holidays. Please stop by to say hello and help us to continue to serve the Town of Southborough.

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