Events this week: Free throw contest, Kindergarten registration, snowshoeing, matinee & kids craft

by Beth Melo on January 9, 2017

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Above: Knights of Columbus are encouraging kids to show off their shooting skills. And if the weather cooperates, Senior Trailblazers can enjoy snowshoeing this Thursday. (image left cropped from from kofc competition guide, right cropped from photo posted to flickr by kcxd)

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, January 9, 2017

  • Free Throw Championship (6:00 – 7:30 pm) @ Trottier Middle School Gym: The Knights of Columbus will be holding their annual free-throw competition for 9-14 year-olds. For details, see dedicated post.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

  • Finn Kindergarten Registration (8:00 am – 2:30 pm) @ Mary Finn School, 60 Richards Road: Eligible children are those who turn five by August 31, 2017. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Snowshoe or hike (1:15 pm) @ carpool from Southborough Senior Center: Event organized by the Trailblazers. Walkup Reservation Westboro. There are 5 pairs of snowshoes available to borrow. Please sign up for these outdoor activities by calling (508) 229-4453. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Culinary Challenge (6:00 pm) @ Algonquin Regional High School, room E107: Fundraiser for the Serenity Garden initiative. Ten teams of three will compete using a mystery ingredient. Tickets are $10 each. Stay tuned for post later today with more details.
  • District speaker series: Interface of Brain and Mind on Resiliency (6:30 – 8:00 pm) @ Algonquin Regional High School Black Box Theatre: The Northborough-Southborough school district is bringing in an expert speaker to explain to parents “How to Use Biological and Psychological Principles to Help Children Strive for Success” Guest Speaker: Dr. Kerry Wilkins. For details, see dedicated post.

Friday, January 13, 2017

  • Senior Matinee – Miracles From Heaven (12:00 – 1:50 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: Free movie screening for Southborough seniors. Based on a true story, starring Jennifer Garner. Movie is rated PG. (Before the show, the center will serve lunch in the “cafe” beginning at 11:15; but please pre-register. Suggested donation of $3).

Saturday, January 14, 2017

  • Art Workshops for Children (10:30 am – 12:00 pm) @ Southborough Library, Eaton Meeting Room: Children ages 5-9 are invited to be a part of the drop in art workshops. (Siblings allowed.) This session, participants will create winter paintings. Registration is not required. The workshop will be run by Bigelow Center for the Arts; Lanting Huang-Truong. Sponsored by the Community Fund, a fund of the Foundation for Metrowest.

Updated (1/9/17 1:53 pm): I just learned of the Culinary Challenge taking place Thursday night at Algonquin.

1 David Parry January 10, 2017 at 11:51 AM

To editor.
Re government meetings.
I believe you omitted one meeting for Wed Jan 11.
Public Safety building study committee , with abutters and
At 7 at cordaville hall.

Not certain , but have it written into calendar.

Trying to be helpful

2 beth January 10, 2017 at 12:21 PM

Meetings are under a different post. (Click here.) But the meeting you are referring to isn’t a Public Safety Committee meeting. It is the St. Mark’s Golf Course Master Plan Committee. And I did list it even though the meeting and agenda had yet to be posted on the Town website. The committee informed me of their schedule for several weeks, so I was aware it would be taking place.

Since then, the agenda was posted. You can see that here.

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