Weekend at a glance: Collections, fundraisers and family fun (Update)

Above: Scouting for Food and Gift Cards for Troops collections take place tomorrow. (Photo left by Susan Fitzgerald)

Make sure to put out your Scouting for Food donations in the morning. (Or you can drop them off directly at Pilgrim Church from 9-noon.)

And if you’re helping with the Troop Gift Card drive, don’t forget to pick up a gift card.

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

Saturday, November 08, 2014:

  • Scouting for Food deadline (9:00 am) @ your driveway: Leave your non-perishible contributions to Scouting for Food (for the Southborough Food Pantry) at the end of your driveway. (Please check expiration dates first.) Scouts will be picking up contributions throughout the day. Or you can bring your donation directly to the Southborough Food Pantry at Pilgrim Church. See dedicated post for details.
  • Electronics & Appliance Recycling (9:00 am – 1:00 pm) @ Algonquin Regional High School: T-Hawks Girls Ice Hockey will hold a recycling fundraiser. For a fee, the girls will accept items ranging from remote controls to water heaters. (No hazardous waste, though.) For questions, or to arrange a pickup, contact elainecholmes@yahoo.com or karleefour@verizon.net. For details on what items they accept (and the fee schedule), see dedicated post.
  • Gift Cards for Troops (9:00 am – 4:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: Gift Card Drive for Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Let our troops know they are not forgotten this holiday season. See dedicated post for details.
  • Meditation Session (10:30 am – 11:30 am) @ Southborough Library: Dr. Allan Hughes will speak about the theory of meditation and its many benefits. Dr. Hughes has been a student of meditation for over 30 years. No registration required.
  • Tall Tales (11:00 am) @ Southborough Library: Storyteller Big Ryan will entertain children with his Tall Tales at the Library! How “tall” will his tales be? Come and see! Registration is not required.
  • Firefighter fundraiser – Chili & salsa tasting (12:00 – 2:00 pm) @ Williams-Sonoma Store in the Natick Mall: Join Williams-Sonoma (Natick Mall Location) and World Finalist Chili Champion for a Chili and Salsa Tasting. Southborough Firefighter Scott Navaroli will be sharing his recipes and will teach you some techniques to the the best Chili and Salsa for Football season! All proceeds from this event will go to the Firefighter Association of Soutborough. Event is free and donations will be accepted at the store during the event. See SFD’s Facebook Page, for details.
  • Smiling Kids Birthday Bash Gala (7:00 pm) @ Charter Oak Country Club,Hudson: The local charity’s fundraiser. Evening includes hors devours, cash bar, dancing and a live and silent auction. See dedicated post for details.

Sunday, November 09, 2014:

  • Breakneck Hill Cow Fund Farm Day (11:30 am) @ Community Gardens, Breakneck Hill Farm, Breakneck Hill Road: Cow Pie contest, refreshments and a guided family hike. See dedicated post for details.

Updated (11/8/14 2:00 pm): As pointed out in comment, I had wrong time listed for Family Farm Day tomorrow. Sorry about that!!!

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9 years ago

Thanks for the information! Can you clarify the time for the cow event? A previous post says 11:30. Thank you.

Pat D
9 years ago

We were away this week-end and could not have the scouts pick up our items for the Food Pantry. Does anyone know the Food Pantry hours? Thanks very much.

Pat D
9 years ago
Reply to  Beth Melo

Thanks for your help. I will drop off Monday.

John Kendall
9 years ago
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