Events this week: Free tutoring, fall wreath making, Musical Cafe, Flu Clinic, Legos, Eating Healthy and Heritage Day weekend

by Beth Melo on October 2, 2017

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Above: This afternoon, kids can come into the library for help with their homework. Or come in later this week to play with Legos. (image left posted to flickr by Dawn, right to Facebook by the Library)

Here are highlights of what’s happening around town this week.

[Note: The highlights don’t include ongoing weekly programs. For those listings and more, check the Event Calendar.]

Monday, October 2, 2017

  • Free tutoring (3:30 – 4:30 pm) @ Southborough Library, Eaton Meeting Room: Tutoring for 1st – 8th graders looking for help with their schoolwork in any subjects. Provided for free by St. Mark’s School students.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

  • Hydrangea Wreaths (1:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: Tina Bemis is running another floral arranging event for the Senior Center. This time, she’ll be leading seniors to create fall wreaths from hydrangeas. The suggested donation for the class is $15 per Friends of Council on Aging (COA) member and $25 per non-member. Participation is limited. So, please signup at 508-229-4453 or stop by the Senior Center desk. For more details, see dedicated post.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

  • BNI Introductory Meeting (7:00 am) @ Community House, 28 Main St: The intro meeting to launch a chapter of Business Networking International (BNI) in Southborough. Although encouraged, it is not a requirement for participating businesses to be located in Southborough.  For more details, see dedicated post.
  • Senior Musical Cafe (11:30 am) @ Southborough Senior Center: Seniors are invited to attend lunch followed by musical entertainment with Linda and Jim Duncan at noon. Suggested donation is $6 per person. Participation is limited. So, please signup at 508-229-4453. For more details, see dedicated post.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

  • Board of Health’s Flu Clinic – Southborough seniors and employees (10:00 am – 1:00 pm) @ Senior Center, 9 Cordaville Road: During this time session, Flu vaccines are available for Southborough residents aged 65 and older (and Town employees). For more details, see dedicated post.
  • Board of Health’s Flu Clinic (2:30 – 4:30 pm) @ Senior Center, 9 Cordaville Road: During this time session, Flu vaccines are available for any Southborough residents aged 12+ (and Town employees). For more details, see dedicated post.
  • 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.
  • Educated Eating series: Healthy Foods (7:00 – 8:30 pm) @ Southborough Library, Main Level: Paula Castner has years of familiarity with food allergies as well as hypoglycemic and diabetic requirements. She brings her expertise in a fun workshop, including desserts for sampling and handouts to bring home. This is one of the library’s new Educated Eating series this fall. For more details, see dedicated post.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

  • Papier Mache Workshop (10:30 am – 12:30 pm) @ Southborough Library, Eaton Meeting Room: The Bigelow Center for Arts will be here for a special art program. Children will be decorating papier mache bird masks for the Heritage Day Parade. Space is limited. This is for children ages 5 and up. Please register for this program in the Children’s Room.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

  • Chestnut Hill Farm Harvest Festival (10:00 am – 4:00 pm) @ Chestnut Hill Farm: 3rd Annual Harvest Festival. A day long celebration of fall on the farm. This revitalization of the farm’s historic festival will include activities for all ages such as pumpkin carving and painting, goat milking, guided hikes, meet-the-farmer, food, live music, and much more! Admission fee: Member: $25/car; Non-member: $30/car (Stay tuned for more details.)
  • Drop-off for Heritage Day pumpkin wall (4:00 – 6:00 pm) @ in front of the Southborough Library: Drop off your decorated pumpkins for the 19th Annual “Light Up Southborough” For more details, see dedicated post
  • Community Pasta Dinner (5:30 – 7:00 pm) @ St Mark’s Episcopal Church, parish hall: St. Mark’s invites all community members to the free dinner. Parish volunteers will be providing the dinner. You just need to bring your appetite. (But additional dishes are always welcome!) Enjoy a board game, meal and conversation with your neighbors. For more information, contact Melissa LaBelle at tobeslabelle@mac.com or contact the church office at 508-481-1917.*
  • Light-Up Southborough (7:00 – 9:00 pm) @ Old Burial Grounds: The stone wall surrounding Southborough’s Old Burial Grounds will be lined with lit up pumpkins decorated and contributed by residents of all ages. For more details, see dedicated post.

Columbus Day holiday, Monday, October 9, 2017 – Public School and Town offices closed

  • Heritage Day parade and festivities (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) @ Downtown Southborough: For more details, see dedicated posts covering schedule and specific events.
  • Friends of Southborough Library Sale (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) @ Southborough Library: A used book and bake sale. Proceeds support The Friends of the Southborough Library’s efforts to help fund library resources and events. For more details, see dedicated post.
  • Soccer Challenge for 9-14 year olds (10:00 am – 1:00 pm) @ St. Mark’s field: Once again, the Southborough chapter of The Knights of Columbus will host the free competition. For more details, see dedicated post.
  • Fire Department Open House (11:00 am – 2:00 pm) @ Southborough Fire Station: As always, the open house may be closed if personnel are called out on an emergency
  • Historical Museum Open House(12:00 – 2:00 pm) @ Southborough Historical Museum: The Southborough Historical Museum will be open for 1776 Declaration of Independence viewing and other rare documents. At noon, there will be an Antique Fire Engine Pumping Demonstration.
  • Pie Eating Contest (12:00 – 12:00 pm) @ Boy Scout Troop 92 Booth on St. Mark’s Field: An annual tradition – Split in rounds by age group, participants are challenged to be the first to completely devour a mini TableTop pie without using their hands.
  • The Pharoah’s Mask (2:30 – 2:30 pm) @ Pilgrim Church: SkyRise Children’s Theater Performance 2017 All Star Cast performing a musical parody

*Updated (10/2/17 11:50 am): Initially, I referred to the Pasta Dinner as a potluck. The updated clarification, is that parish volunteers are bringing in dinner. The public just needs to bring their appetitites. But an extra contributed dish is always welcome, too.

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