Events this week: Halloween fun, Parent talk on internet safety, Art lecture, and kids’ songfest

Above: Enjoy the innocence of young trick or treaters tonight. Wednesday night, an expert will talk to parents about how to keep kids safe in this Technology-Driven World. (Image left posted to flickr by Michael Bentley; right from Fay School website)

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.]

Halloween, Monday, October 31, 2016

  • Finn Costume Parade (10:30 am) @ Finn School: Families and friends are invited to see the Pre-K through 1st graders parade around the school in their costumes. (There are some rules though – like no one is allowed to enter the school before or after the parade. And there is a procedure outlined in case of rain. Click here for details.)
  • southborough-senior-center-halloween-open-houseSenior’s Halloween Open House (11:00 am – 1:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: For Southborough Seniors. Food fun, friends and prizes, best costume contest and raffle drawing at 12:00pm. Suggested Donation—$6 for Friends of Council on Aging Members; $10 for Non-Members
  • Finn & Woodward Early Dismissal (12:00 pm): For parent-teacher conferences
  • Trick or Treating: I keep getting this question. The Town doesn’t have official Trick or Treating hours (despite what you may have read elsewhere.) Trick or Treating traditionally happens on the day of in Southborough. And most bell ringers begin after dark, around dinner time.
  • “Ghostbusters” Halloween display (after dark – about 10:00 pm) @ 139 Parkerville Road: Trick or treaters are invited to check out the fantastic Ghostbusters themed Halloween display. Spooky lighting and fun music add to the effect. All ages are welcome and there’s nothing here that should terrify the little ones. Click here for details and a photo preview.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

  • Parenting talk: Internet Safety (7:00 pm) @ Fay’s Root Meeting Room: Ideas&Insights at Fay School Presents Internet Safety Expert Katie LeClerc Greer “How Do We Keep Our Kids Safe in this Technology-Driven World?” The event is free to attend and open to the public. No registration is required to attend and parking will be available at 23 Middle Road. This presentation is part of Fay’s series, Ideas & Insights at Fay School. Please visit fayschool.org/KatieGreer for more information

Thursday, November 3, 2016

  • Whistler Art Lecture (7:00 – 8:30 pm) @ Southborough Library, Main Floor: Join us on for an interesting program on this famous artist, “Whistler & His Women”. A handful of women had significant roles in the life of painter James McNeill Whistler, including his mother. You will hear fascinating stories of these ladies, and learn about the artist’s works which portrayed them. This talk will be lead by Worcester Art Museum docents, Vicky Aberhart and Linda Miller.

Friday, November 4, 2016

  • Scouting for Food – route selection (6:00 – 8:00 pm) @ Pilgrim Church, Common Street: All town scouts (Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.) Come pick up your routes for the Scouting for Food Drive. (Please don’t show early – volunteers need to set up.) These are the streets for which scouts are responsible for posting flyers on mailboxes during Halloween day, then returning to on 11/12 to pick up contributions to the Food Pantry.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

  • Scouting for Food – route selection (8:00 am – 10:00 am) @ Pilgrim Church, Common Street: All town scouts (Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.) Come pick up your routes for the Scouting for Food Drive. These are the streets for which scouts are responsible for posting flyers on mailboxes during Halloween day, then returning to on 11/12 to pick up contributions to the Food Pantry.
  • Saturdays at Fay – Jeannie Mack’s Autumn Songfest (10:00 – 11:00 am) @ Fay School’s Primary School at 23 Middle Road: This month’s program will feature children’s musician and storyteller Jeannie Mack with autumn stories and songs about Thanksgiving. Registration is open – Space may be limited so please visit fayschool.org/saturdays to register for this event. Saturdays at Fay is an occasional series of free Saturday morning programs designed for young children along with their parents. Questions? Contact Nicole Casey at 508-490-8204 or ncasey@fayschool.org.

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