Events this week: Covered Dish Dinner, Candidates’ Night, Holiday Harvest Tasting, Finn Fall Festival, FOODBall, and much more

Above: A Covered Dish Dinner potluck fundraiser and Candidate’s Night are just two reasons to head to the library this week. (photo left by Beth Melo)

Here are highlights of what’s happening around town this week. It’s a very busy week!

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

Monday, October 30, 2017

  • Toastmasters “Spooky Open House” (12:00 – 1:00 pm) @ Southborough Public Library: The public speaking group based in town is inviting the public to check them out. (Costumes/masks optional) For details, see dedicated post
  • Alexis Jones speaking (1:00 pm) @ St. Mark’s School, Putnum Family Arts Center: The community is invited to join St. Mark’s students when they hear from the author/activist as part of St. Mark’s “The 2017–2018 Gray Colloquium on Building the Future”. For details, see dedicated post.
  • After Hours Covered Dish Dinner Fundraiser (6:00 – 8:30 pm) @ Southborough Library: The Friends of the Southborough Library are hosting the potluck fundraiser. Guests are asked to bring a favorite dish to share with others, and a suggested donation of $5 per family. For details, see dedicated post.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

  • Finn School Halloween Parade (10:30 am): The School will hold its annual costume parade. Families and friends are invited to stand outside the front of the building to watch the parade march by. (If there is inclement weather, special arrangements will be made for viewing in the gym. Entry would then be through the staffed gym door, not front entrance.) For more details, see the school’s announcement in last week’s Thursday packet.
  • Early Dismissal of Finn and Woodwards Schools (12:00 pm): Parent Teacher conferences take place this afternoon.
  • Trick-or-Treating (evening): Unlike some towns, Southborough doesn’t have an official trick-or-treating schedule. (Aside from 2011, when a freak storm caused an official delay!) But the tradition is the evening of Halloween with some kids beginning to ring doorbells close to dusk. (New to town and not sure how much candy to stock up on? Ask your neighbors, as it really varies from street to street.)
  • “Star Wars” Halloween display (after dark – about 10:00 pm) @ 139 Parkerville Road: Every year, trick or treaters are invited to check out the fantastic Halloween display created by the Sutherlands. All ages are welcome and there’s nothing here that should terrify the little ones. For details, see dedicated post.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

  • Algonquin’s 8th Grade Parent Night (6:00 pm) @ Algonquin Regional High School, Northborough
  • Candidates’ Night (7:00 – 8:30 pm) @ Southborough Library: The Trustees of the Southborough Library will host a special Autumn Candidates’ Night to give voters a chance to meet the candidates and get answers to issues of concern. For details, see dedicated post.
  • NSYLA Lacrosse Information Night (7:00 – 8:00 pm) @ Northborough Library, 34 Main St, Northborough: Northborough-Southborough Youth Lacrosse Association is holding a parent information session on boys youth lacrosse for grades 2 – 8. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Fall Instrumental Concert (7:30 pm) @ Algonquin Regional High School, Northborough, ARHS auditorium: The Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, String Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble I and Jazz Ensemble II. For details, see dedicated post.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

  • Public Safety Building Info Session (6:00 pm) @ Town House, 17 Common Street, 2nd Floor Hearing Room: The Public Safety Building Committee will host an information session at the beginning of a public meeting. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Educated Eating series: Holiday Harvest Chocolate Tasting (7:00 – 8:30 pm) @ Southborough Library, Main Level: Come celebrate the holiday season with chocolate samplings, healthful recipes, and easy entertaining ideas. Registration is not required. For details, see dedicated post.

Friday, November 3, 2017

  • Finn Fall Festival and Book Fair (5:30 – 7:30 pm) @ Mary Finn School, 60 Richards Rd: A night of fun for young kids and the whole family. (You don’t need to attend Finn to join the fun.) The Finn SOS fundraiser includes Carnival Games, pizza, a photo booth and more. For details, see dedicated post.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

  • Scouting for Food deadline (before 9:00 am) @ your driveway: Leave your non-perishible contributions to Scouting for Food (for the Southborough Food Pantry) at the end of your driveway by 9 am. (Please check expiration dates first.) Scouts will be picking up contributions until about 12:30. (Or you can bring your donation directly to the Southborough Food Pantry at Pilgrim Church before 12:30.) For details, see dedicated post.
  • Scouting for Food sorting (9:00 am – 1:30 pm) @ Pilgrim Church: Scout volunteers will be sorting through the collected donations for the Food Pantry.
  • Fill-A-Bag Book Sale (1:30 – 4:30 pm) @ Southborough Library, Eaton Meeting Room: Friends of the Library will provide large paper grocery bags with handles that you can fill with adult, teen, and children’s fiction and non-fiction books, DVD’s and CD’s for only $10. (This only applies to items on sale in the Eaton Meeting Room that day.) Bring the kids as there will also be one free book for every child!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

  • Trail Run & Pumpkin Chuck (11:00 am – 2:00 pm) @ Chestnut Hill Farm: 20100826-library-frontA 5k trail run will be held that morning. (Pre-reg is required.) The event will end with pumpkin chucking, which anyone can watch for free. (Or, for $5, have your pumpkin tossed into the compost.) For details, see dedicated post.
  • Fay School Admission Open House (1:00 – 3:30 pm) @ Fay’s Primary School: Come learn about our dynamic program and the benefits of a private school education. For details,
  • Flag FOODball (2:00 – 4:00 pm) @ Trottier Middle School: Participants 10 years and up are invited to play Flag Football. Registration is required and players are asked to donate $10 per family for the Southborough Food Pantry. RSVP required. For details, see dedicated post.

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