Events this week: Legos, Author night, circus jester, painting for preschoolers and talent show

Above: Highlights of the week include a “circus show”, a true-crime author night, and a preschool painting class with a local artist

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 8, 2016

  • Legos at the Library (3:45 – 5:00 pm) @ Southborough Public Library: Children are welcome to come build with Legos, and display their creations in the Children’s Room. Legos will be provided, but all materials need to remain at the library. Parents or caregivers must stay with children during this event.
  • United Parishes’ Lenten series (6:00 – 8:00 pm) @ St. Mark’s Episcopal Church: The United Parishes of Southborough are inviting the community to their 14th annual Lenten series. For details, see dedicated post.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

  • Cooking Lasagna (12:30 pm) @ The Southborough Senior Center: Free cooking demonstration for Southborough seniors. Join the culinary experts from New Horizons Retirement and Assisted Living. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Meet & Greet the Superintendent (9:30 – 10:30 am) @ Southborough Senior Center: Intended for Southborough senior residents. Come visit with Superintendent Christine Johnson, hear specifics of our school budget, and ask questions. Breakfast will be brought by Kennedy’s Market in Marlborough

Thursday, March 10, 2016

  • Author Series: Stephen Kurkjian (6:30 – 8:00 pm) @ Southborough Library, Main Floor: Author of Master Thieves, on the still unsolved Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum robbery. Kurkijian covered the heist in-depth for the Boston Globe. 25 years later, his book “reveals how the two criminal gangs battling for control of the Boston under-world knew of the museum’s poor security and that one had a motive to pull off the theft – to fashion an exchange that would result in the release of its leader from federal prison.”  Before retirement, Kurkijian was a Globe Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist/editor for 40 years, and a member of the Spotlight team.

Friday, March 11, 2016

  • Senior Matinee – Bridge of Spies (12:00 – 2:22 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: Free movie screening for Southborough seniors. Tom Hanks stars as an American lawyer recruited to defend a Soviet spy in court, then help the CIA facilitate a prisoner exchange for captured American U2 pilot, Francis Gary Powers. The Steven Spielburg film is rated PG-13. Before the show, the center will serve lunch (suggested donation of $3). Seniors are also welcome to bring their own lunch. To ensure there is enough lunch to serve – please pre-register at 508-229-4453.
  • 16th Annual Talent Show (7:00 – 9:30 pm) @ Trottier Middle School Auditorium: Produced by the Southborough Rotary Club, the event features talented residents 5th grade & up. Tickets are $10 each. They can be reserved by emailing the Rotary Club at They will also be on sale in the Trottier Lobby on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning this week.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

  • Saturdays at Fay – Circus Show (10:00 – 11:00 am) @ Fay School’s Primary School at 25 Middle Road: For children ages 2-8. Jedster the Jester will perform amazing circus tricks, and then teach how to do them yourself at home! Circus tricks include juggling, balancing plates, making balloon animals, and basic magic. Space is limited so pre-register.
  • Painting Workshop for Kids (11:30 am – 12:30 pm) @ Southborough Library, Eaton Meeting Room: Southborough artist Raquel Morales will be holding a special painting workshop for children ages 4-7 years old. Space is limited. Please register in the Children’s Room. Sponsored by Friends of the Southborough Library.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

  • Assabet Valley Mastersingers concert (3:30 pm) @ St. Mark’s School, 25 Marlboro Road: AVM will present George Frideric Handel’s Alexander’s Feast. Concert tickets may be purchased for $25pp or $20 for students and senior citizens through the AVM website. Or for $3 off, pick them up at local stores. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Potluck for Peace (5:30 pm) @ St Mark’s Episcopal Church, Main Street: The entire Southborough community (regardless of faith) is invited to come together. The event is organized by an interfaith group and hosted at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. For details, see dedicated post.

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