Events this week (10/20-10/26/14): Real vampires, halloween parties, MWRTA session, and Alzheimers

Above: Which vampire is spookier?Halloween starts a week early with learning about spooky creatures at the library and costume parties around town (Photo of vampire bat posted to Flickr by Mark Dumont. Cropped image of young vampire from photo posted to Flickr by Kryziz Bonny)

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

Monday, October 20, 2014:

  • MWRTA Informational Session (3:00 – 4:00 pm) @ Southborough Library: Representatives from the MWRTA will give a short presentation about the MWRTA fixed route system followed by a Q & A session. Route Schedules, System Maps, and Shuttle Information will be available.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014:

  • Nature’s Real Vampires (3:45 – 4:45 pm) @ Southborough Library: Nature’s Real Vampires: Leeches, Bats and Other Creatures that Spook Us! Hands on Nature returns to the Library with a creepy creature program. Children will learn about creatures that don’t just come out on Halloween, but are there all year round! This program is for children ages 5-8 years old. Space is limited so registration is required.
  • Basic Rights in Special Education workshop (6:30 – 9:00 pm) @ Algonquin Regional High School librar: Presented by the Federation for Children with Special Needs. For more details, see dedicated post.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014:

  • Dealing with Alzheimer’s (1:00 – 2:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: Representatives from Alzheimer’s Association and Baypath Elder Services will join an attorney from Mirick O’Connell to discuss strategies and available programs to help you and your family deal with Alzheimer’s disease. Learn about the resources available to support you through these difficult times, whether you or your loved one lives at home, in an assisted living facility, or in a nursing home. Please call 508-229-4453 or sign up at the front desk. 
  • Taking Back Childhood (7:00 – 8:00 pm) @ Fay’s Harris Theater: Ideas & Insights at Fay School – An Evening with Nancy Carlsson-Paige. “Helping Children Thrive in Challenging Times”. See dedicated post for details.

Thursday, October 23, 2014:

  • Finn/Woodward Schools Early Release (12:00 pm)
  • Author Series: Christopher Golden (7:00 – 8:00 pm) @ Southborough Library: New York Times bestselling author Christopher Golden will be joining us for an evening of horror and literary delight as he discusses his extensive array of novels including Snowblind. See dedicated post for details.

Friday, October 24, 2014:

  • Flu Clinic for 12+ (2:30 – 5:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center, 9 Cordaville Road: The Southborough Board of Health will be holding a FLU CLINIC for Southborough Residents, Ages 12 and up. See dedicated post for details.
  • Halloween Party for 12 and Under (7:00 – 8:30 pm) @ Finn School cafeteria: $5 admission or $15 per family Party for 12 and under, accompanied by adults. Games, Arts and Crafts, Face Painting, and Treats. Costumes encouraged Sponsored by Youth and Family Services. See dedicated post for details.

Saturday, October 25, 2014:

  • Saturday’s at Fay – Halloween Party (10:00 am – 11:00 am) @ Fay’s Primary School: Jeannie Mack’s Halloween Party Jeannie Mack, children’s musician, will perform songs about pumpkins, trick-or-treating, and silly witches. There will also be fun and games, a Halloween story, and a costume parade. Make sure you wear your Halloween costume! This program is designed for children ages 2-8 along with their parents. It will be followed by a complimentary snack. (Use the school’s East Entrance at 25 Middle Road for access and parking.) Please pre-register.

Sunday, October 26, 2014:

  • Mushroom Walk (1:30 – 3:30 pm) @ Town Forest Trailhead, at the end of Walnut Drive (off Oak Street): Southborough Open Space Preservation Commission and Stewardship Committee are inviting adults in the community to join them as they identify 30-50 mushroom species in the town forest. For full details, see dedicated post.
  • Southborough Firefighters Association Annual Halloween Parade (4:00 – 4:00 pm) @ Main Street (Mauro’s Market to Fire Station): Parade starts at 4:00 pm Line up begins in front of Mauro’s Market. Parade ends inside the Fire Station. Candy is handed out to the children and refreshments served Costume prizes are awarded. See dedicated post for details.

Updated (10/21/14 2:20 pm): I added the Mushroom Walk to Sunday’s events.

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