Events this week (4/28 – 5/4): Health, Wild Tales, comedy, brush collection, and Hatch Shell (Updated again)

Above: Tots can waddle over to the Library this week for a Wild Tale and a visit from a character in the story. I heard a rumor that the visitor will have kids “quacking” up. (Photo posted to Flickr by by Ducklover Bonnie.)

Here are highlights of what’s happening around town this week. For more details and the full list, check the Event Calendar.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014:

  • How to Fuel for Fitness (10:30 am) @ Southborough Senior Center: Eating a balanced pre-exercise or post-exercise meal or snack can reduce soreness, help repair and build muscle, and give your body energy to think and function its best throughout the day. Join Culinary Dietitian, Barbara Gold, RD, CPC from BayPath Elder Services, Inc. Learn to fuel yourself optimally for enhanced exercise performance and overall good health. Sports nutrition tasting samples will be available.

Thursday, May 01, 2014:

  • Jewelry Class (9:30 am – 11:00 am) @ Colonial Gardens, 49 Boston Road: Explore different types of beads, stringing materials, types of closures, color and design. Make a bracelet or pair of earrings in one class! Bring your own beads (unused or from old jewelry) and whatever materials you have at home. Suggested Donation: $3. Pre-registration required. Call the Senior Center at 508-229-4453.

Friday, May 02, 2014:

  • Wild Tales (10:30 – 11:00 am or 11:00 – 11:30 am) @ Southborough Library: Drumlin Farms brings “Wild Tales” to the Library. Hear a story and meet an animal in the book. There are 2 sessions for this program and registration is required. Please register in the Children’s Room or by calling the Library. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southborough Library and the Together We Can Network
  • Comedy Night (7:00 pm) @ Acacia at Indian Meadows Country Club, Westborough: Southborough Little League fundraiser. Features comics nationwide headliner PJ Thibodeau and the regions funniest, freshest comic, James Dorsey. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, live and silent auctions, and 50/50 raffle with cash prize. Reserve tickets online for $35 at or pay $40 at the door. (click flyer to enlarge)
  • Broadway Nights (7:30 pm) @ St. Mark’s School, Class of ’51 Lobby: Students will perform solos and ensemble songs from Broadway musicals.

Saturday, May 03, 2014:

  • New York City bus trip (6:00 am – 11:00 pm) @: The Southborough Rec Department has planned a day trip to the city – pre-registration required. For $65pp, residents can take a bus to NY in the morning and return that night.  For details, see the dedicated post.
  • Special Brush Collection Day  (8:00 am – 5:00 pm) @ Southborough Transfer Station: This is for residents without transfer station permits. For more details, see the dedicated post.
  • MLB Pitch, Hit and Run (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) @ Mooney Field, behind Finn School: Free competition with chance to advance. Divisions are based on the participant’s age on July 17, 2014. Competitors aged 7-12 compete in 3 age groups per gender. Register at the event.
  • Meditation for Healthy Living (10:30 am) @ Southborough Library: Begin National Meditation Month with less stress. Dr. Allan Hughes will help you discover simple meditation techniques in this powerful and engaging workshop. All are welcome, no registration required.
  • Broadway Nights (7:30 pm) @ St. Mark’s School, Class of ’51 Lobby: Students will perform solos and ensemble songs from Broadway musicals.

Sunday, May 04, 2014:

  • Algonquin Regional Race for Education (Registration opens 8:00 am) @ Algonquin Regional High School: The 3rd annual fundraiser features a 5K for any age, a 1 mile race for ages 5-14 and a Free Fun Run for little kids. Awards and Raffle follow the race. The registration deadline is Friday, May 2nd. All proceeds will go towards 3 school related causes. For more details, see the dedicated post.
  • Southborough Little League Opening Day (8:00 am – 4:00 pm) @ Mooney Field, behind Finn School: Begins with pictures in uniform, then 10:30 am parade and Opening Ceremony. At noon general festivities begin with a carnival and cookout. A Silent Auction will close at 3:00 pm.
  • ARHS Jazz at the Hatch Shell (12:00 – 4:00 pm): Algonquin’s Jazz I Ensemble will play in a showcase at the Boston landmark. Students earned this right by winning Gold at the Massachusetts Association of Jazz Educators festival this spring. Performance time is TBD, though the NSMA facebook page hopes to post a time later this week.

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Updated (4/28/14 7:55 pm) Fixed the time for meditation event at the library.

Updated (4/29/14 2:17 pm) Added 3 more events that popped up this week.

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9 years ago

I think the meditation session at the Library on May 3 is at 10:30am not 5:50

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