Events this week: Insights on raising children, poetry, games, senior fair, and artisan craft show

Above: The library is inviting patrons to participate in International Games Day and the Southborugh Senior Center will be selling knits and much more at its annual Autumn Fair

Here are highlights of what’s happening around town this week. (For more, check the Event Calendar.)

[Note: The highlights don’t include ongoing weekly programs. For the Southborough Library’s regular storytime programs, click here for their events page. For the Southborough Senior Center’s ongoing classes, click here for their calendar.]

Monday, November 16, 2015

  • How to Raise Responsible Children 7:00 pm) @ Fay’s Root Meeting Room: Ideas&Insights at Fay School Presents Dr. Michael Thompson “How to Raise Responsible Children” Join Dr. Thompson for a research-driven–and warm-hearted–look at how we can provide children with an internal foundation for moral behavior. The event is free to attend and open to the public. For details, see dedicated post.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

  • An Introduction to the Transition Planning Process (7:00 – 9:00 pm) @ Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett St. Northborough (Small Performance Theater (hallway H), Use main rotunda entrance and follow the signs): Presented by NSPAC (the Special Education PAC of Northborough/Southborough) This program is appropriate for anyone with a child who will require special education transition planning (which begins at age 14) within the next two years. This presentation is open to the public.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

  • Neary & Trottier School early dismissal (11:20 am): Parent Teacher Conferences

Friday, November 20, 2015

  • Neary & Trottier School early dismissal (11:20 am): Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Poetry Workshop Series – Audre Lorde (6:30 – 8:30 pm) @ Southborough Public Library, main floor: The Southborough Public Library & the Worcester County Poetry Association are teaming up to bring a short series of poetry writing workshops to the community! “Breathing Heart” focuses on examining work of a single poet each session. This session focuses on the work of Audre Lorde. Through reading & discussion we will generate work based on technique, theme, and imagination. For details, see dedicated post.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

  • 6th annual Dodgeball Tournament (9:00 am – 6:30 pm) @ Woodward School Gym: Co-Ed Dodgeball competition for Grades 1-8 – split by age group Fundraiser organized by Algonquin Regional High School Boys Hockey Team To participate – pre-register by November 14. Entry fee $80 per team/ $10 per player (Guaranteed minimum of 3 matches) Two hours of non-stop dodgeball. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Senior Center Autumn Fair (9:00 am – 2:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center, 9 Cordaville Road: Stop by and enjoy refreshments, browse our unique table offerings and participate in our large raffle of local restaurants, goods and services. Lunch will also be available which will include Hot Dogs, Chips, Drink and Apple Pie. All proceeds from the annual fundraiserl benefit the Friends of the Council on Aging. The funds help them schedule innovative programs at the Senior Center. For more details, see dedicated post.
  • Holiday Gifts on the Common (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) @ Community House, 28 Main Street: Booths and tables of local artisans selling their handcrafted wares: handcrafted baskets, children’s knits, pottery, jewelry, soaps, cards, glass and more. (Unlike at big craft shows, entrance is free.) For details, see dedicated post.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

  • International Games Day @ your library (10:30 am – 4:30 pm) @ Southborough Public Library: For all ages Join us- along with hundreds of other library- and play games at their library. We will have a variety of games for all ages. We will be playing games like Munchkins and Reverse Charades. Sponsored by the American Library Association.

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