Events this week: Lenten series, eating for health, Spelling Bee, Art Workshop, and Girl Scout Service (Updated)

Above: The week’s events start out at St. Matthew’s with Theology of Food and ends at Pilgrim with a Girl Scout service. (photo left contributed, right by Susan Fitzgerald)

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.]

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

  • United Parishes’ Lenten series (6:00 – 8:00 pm) @ St. Matthew’s Church: The United Parishes of Southborough are inviting the community to their 14th annual Lenten series. This year’s theme is A Theology of Food.  For more details, see the dedicated post.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

  • NSPAC’s “Balancing your Gut Flora and Good Health” (10:00 – 11:30 am) @ Northborough Public Library: Guest Presenter, Jennifer Drohan, M.Ed., RD, LDN, will discuss the science behind balancing your diet and good health. The event is sponsored by the Northborough/Southborough Special Education Parent Advisory Council (NSPAC). The talk is free and open to the public. But pre-registration is requested at For more details, see the dedicated post.

  • NSPAC Coffee and Connect (11:30 am – 12:30 pm) @ Northborough Library: Northborough/Southborough Special Education Parent Advisory Council’s monthly gathering. It’s a chance for parents/guardians to connect with other members of the community facing similar challenges. Each meeting also includes a specific discussion topic (chosen by participants) to share and brainstorm on challenges or unmet needs.

Friday, March 4, 2016

  • SEF Spelling Bee (6:00 pm) @ Trottier Middle School: The bee is held by Southborough Education Foundation as an annual fundraiser. Doors open at 6:00 pm for the raffle and silent auction. The actual bee begins at 7:00 pm with the end time depending on how long the spellers last. Teams from schools participate. For more details, see the dedicated post.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

  • Southborough’s Democratic caucus (10:30 am) @ Southborough Library: Registered Democrats in Southborough will be holding a caucus to elect five delegates and three alternates to the 2016 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. For more details, see the dedicated post.
  • Saturday Art Workshops for Children (10:30 am – 12:00 pm) @ Southborough Library, Eaton Meeting Room: Children ages 5-10 are invited to be a part of monthly Saturday Art Workshops. (Siblings allowed.) Drop in to create some art. Registration is not required. (I believe this month, kids will get a chance to “make flowers”)

Sunday, March 6, 2016

  • Troop 1’s Pancake Breakfast (8:00 am – 1:00 pm) @ Neary School cafeteria: Boy Scouts will be serving up pancakes, sausages, ham and beverages for $6/adult, $3/seniors/kids 6-12, and free for children 5 and under. Proceeds from the event support Troop 1 activities like camping, hiking, and community service projects.
  • Girl Scout Sunday service (3:00 pm) @ Pilgrim Church: 1st annual Girl Scout Sunday service. The ecumenical service welcomes all faiths and is being held in memory of Elma Kunz, who passed away in August. She was an 86-year Girl Scout. Note: They are also still looking for more girls to participate in the service, in speaking and non-speaking roles.

Updated (3/2/16 11:15 am): I forgot to include Sunday’s Pancake Breakfast in the list.

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