Events this week: Shadow puppets, edible plantings, inspiring rocks, Storytelling, Earth Day, and Goat run

Above: Children’s entertainment over Southborough spring break includes puppets, crafts, and storytelling. (images from entertainers’ websites)

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.]

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

  • Knitting Club (Senior Center Program) (1:00 – 2:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: Monthly meeting of the knitting/crocheting club hosted by the Senior Center. Drop in to join them.
  • Shadow Puppet Show (3:00 – 4:00 pm) @ Southborough Library, main level: This isn’t just a puppet show…it’s a shadow puppet show! Mr. Vinny will entertain children with his unique show. Registration is not required.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

  • Exciting Womens Club (Senior Center Program) (10:30 am – 12:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: A social group for women with semi-monthly meetings at the Senior Center. New members always welcome. This session’s discussion topic is Travels – Come and share your favorite travel stories. Bring pictures or souvenirsto show why they were special.
  • Herb Planting Demo (Senior Center Program) (1:00 – 2:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: One of two classes this afternoon demonstrating planting edible gardens. Suggested Donation: $3. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Vegetable Planting demo (Senior Center Program) (2:00 – 3:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: One of two classes this afternoon demonstrating planting edible gardens. Suggested Donation: $3. For details, see dedicated post.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

  • Crafternoon: Inspiration Rocks (3:00 – 5:00 pm) @ Southborough Library, main level: Artist Mandy Roberge will lead young adult patrons ages 10 & up in an afternoon craft focused on painting inspiration rocks. For details, see dedicated post.

Friday, April 20, 2018

  • Legos at the Library (10:30 am – 1:00 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.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

  • Earth Day Clean Up (8:00 – 11:30 am): Community volunteers pitch in to clean up the Town. You can sign up that morning at DPW’s location next to the Transfer Station. (Rain Date Sunday, April 22.) For details, see dedicated post.
  • Big Joe the Storyteller (Saturdays at Fay) (10:00 – 11:00 am) @ Fay School’s Primary School, 23 Middle Road: Join Big Joe the Storyteller for a show filled with tales from around the world that are all about spring. Meet a boy who plants flowers, a boisterous bear, a tricky turtle, a silly sheep, and a buzzing bee. The stories will be warm and wonderful like the season itself and sure to make you smile! Registration is open, but space may be limited, so please pre-register.  For details, click here.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

  • Running of the Goats (9:00 – 11:00 am) @ Chestnut Hill Farm, Chestnut Hill Road: Runners of all abilities can race a 5k or a 4.5 miler against the clock at 9:00 am. At 10:00 am the featured race has kids and adults running 0.24 miles with the goats. Snacks and games will be on hand. Preregistration is required. For details, see dedicated post.

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