Events this week: School speaker series tonight, History talk, Screenagers, Woodward Family Fun, Autumn Fair, and Gifts on the Common (Updated)

Above: Trottier is hosting programs this week to guide Southborough parents concerned about helping their kids manage schoolwork goals and worried about the impacts of increased screen time in kids’ lives. (image left posted to flickr by Paul Fisher, right cropped from Screenagers flyer)

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 14, 2016

  • Strategies for School-Related Goals at Home (6:30 – 8:00 pm) @ Trottier Middle School Auditorium: The Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough 2016-2017 Speaker Series presents: “Practical Strategies for Establishing and Managing School-Related Goals at Home” For details, see dedicated post.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

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    Historical presentation series: Pearl Harbor (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: Pearl Harbor “The Rest of the Story” Patrick Mullen, a former Field Artillery Battery Commander, and WW II & WW I Historian, is holding a free three part presentation series for Southborough seniors. For details, see flyer right.

  • Screenagers (7:00 pm) @ Trottier Middle School auditorium: Free public screening of movie focusing on how tech time impacts development and suggesting solutions to help kids best navigate the digital world and find balance. Suggested for parents and children/teens grades 5+. Sponsored by SOS, Trottier, and SYFS. For details, see dedicated post.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

  • Trottier/ Neary Early Release (11:20 am): Parent-teacher Conferences
  • Screenagers (3:00 pm) @ Trottier Middle School auditorium: Free public screening of movie focusing on how tech time impacts development and suggesting solutions to help kids best navigate the digital world and find balance. Suggested for parents and children/teens grades 5+. Sponsored by SOS, Trottier, and SYFS. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Southborough Genealogy Club Presentation: Jeff Schiebe (7:00 – 8:30 pm) @ Southborough Library, main floor: Jeff Schiebe will share his fascinating story of finding his real roots in Europe—taking you through his 25 year journey with experiences across Poland, Germany and the Internet. Learn how important it is to cross check and verify any information that you receive when doing genealogy research. He will share stories, photos and documents from this interesting journey, along with some of the mistakes made along the way and advice on how to improve your chances for success in finding your roots.
  • Screenagers (8:00 pm) @ Trottier Middle School auditorium: Final, free public screening of movie focusing on how tech time impacts development and suggesting solutions to help kids best navigate the digital world and find balance. Suggested for parents and children/teens grades 5+. Sponsored by SOS, Trottier, and SYFS. For details, see dedicated post.

Friday, November 18, 2016

  • Trottier/ Neary Early Release (11:20 am): Parent-teacher Conferences
  • Woodward’s Family Fun Night (5:30 – 7:30 pm) @ Woodward: Woodward SOS fundraiser featuring pizza, ice cream sundaes, the annual basket raffle, and sessions of gym games. Also includes a Scholastic Book Sale. SOS pledges, all proceeds go directly back to our students. Questions, interested in volunteering? Please contact Lisa Fruhan (lfruhan@gmail.com) or Kristine Shifrin (kristineshifrin@gmail.com)

Saturday, November 19, 2016

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    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. For sale, apple and pumpkin pies, and lunch. For details, see excerpt from Senior Center newsletter, right.

  • 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: handmade gifts, baskets, jewelry, pottery, quilts and more. (Entrance to the Community House is free). For details, see dedicated post.
  • 7th 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. For details, visit event Facebook page.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

  • Harvest Potluck (5:30 pm) @ St. Mark’s Parish Hall: Bring your favorite holiday dish to share—whether it’s paté or pie, dinner rolls or dressing—and we’ll supply the turkey! Meet others here in Southborough as we give thanks for the year past. Hosted by “Neighbors for Peace”.
  • Interfaith Thanksgiving Service (7:00 pm) @ St. Mark’s Church: Readings and prayers from various faith traditions, a time for children and words of reflection will be given.

Updated (11/14/16 12:24): Just got word of Sunday’s events.

Updated (11/17/16 7:40 pm): Art Workshops for Children that was scheduled to take place at the Library on Saturday is indefinitely postponed due to a family emergency.

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