Events this week: Election, Kids Art, SOLF Annual Meeting, Protecting Pollinators, Downtown initiative, jr MAJE, AVRTHS musical, and a packed Saturday

Above: Events I haven’t yet shared with you include a rummage sale to raise funds for refurbishing the St Mark’s Church clock tower, a special Fay School Farmer’s Market in honor of Mother’s Day, and Assabet’s spring musical (clocktower photo from church website)

It’s a really busy week in Southborough. Here are highlights of what’s happening around town.

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

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

  • Town Election (6:30 am – 8:00 pm) @ All three precincts will vote in the Trottier gym. (Use the side entrance.): The annual election of Town officials. This year, there are contested seats on the Board of Selectmen, School Committee (K-8), and Board of Library Trustees. For details, see dedicated coverage.
  • Culinary Demos for Seniors: Dessert for Two (12:30 – 1:30 pm) @ The Southborough Senior Center: One of a 3-part cooking demonstration sessions for seniors by Lori Leinbach from the Culinary Underground in May. Each session has a suggested donation of $3. Pre-registration is required at 508-228-4453. For details, see dedicated post.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

  • ULI resident panel on Downtown (11:00 am – 12:00 pm) @ Saint Mark’s School, 25 Marlboro Road: The Southborough Economic Development Committee is inviting residents interested in the future of Downtown Main Street to participate in an interview panel. There are a couple of seats left, with signup first come, first served. For details, see dedicated post.
  • MAJE Jazz Festival (3:00 – 8:00 pm) @ Trottier Middle School: The school hosts and participates in the Massachusetts Association of Jazz Educators’ Central Junior District I competitive festival for middle school jazz bands. Today is for Big Band.
  • Art Workshop for Children (3:30 – 5:00 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, the focus is using clay to create animal habitats. Registration is not required. The workshop will be run by Bigelow Center for the Arts; Lanting Huang-Truong.
  • ULI public session on Downtown (6:30 pm) @ Saint Mark’s School, 25 Marlboro Road: The Southborough Economic Development Committee is partnering with experts at the Urban Land Institute. Residents are encouraged to attend this public portion of the ULI’s day long session focusing on revitalizing Downtown Southborough. For details, see dedicated post.
  • SOLF Annual Meeting & New England Pollinators and How to Support Them (7:00 pm) @ Southborough Community House, 28 Main St: Join the Southborough Open Land Foundation’s Annual Meeting with a 7:30 presentation by Dr. Martha Gach, Conservation Coordinator. The meeting is free and open to the public, you need not be a member of SOLF to attend. For details see dedicated post.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

  • MAJE Jazz Festival (3:00 – 8:00 pm) @ Trottier Middle School: The school hosts and participates in the Massachusetts Association of Jazz Educators’ Central Junior District II competitive festival for middle school jazz bands. Today is for Stage Band.
  • AV Singing in the Rain
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    Singing in the Rain (7:00 pm) @ Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, 215 Fitchburg St, Marlborough: Performance by Assabet’s Drama Club Ticket prices are as follows: Adults $10, children under 12 and seniors $6, and a Family Bundle is being offered for $25 (two children and two adults).

Friday, May 11, 2018

  • Home Alone Safety (2:30 – 3:30 pm) @ Senior Center , 9 Cordaville Road: The Town offers this free course to kids in grades 6—8, Southborough Residents Only. Pre-registration is was required – but you could try checking with Southborough Recreation to see if it’s not too late at 508-229-4452. For details, see dedicated post

  • Singing in the Rain (7:00 pm) @ Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, 215 Fitchburg St, Marlborough: Performance by Assabet’s Drama Club Ticket prices are as follows: Adults $10, children under 12 and seniors $6, and a Family Bundle is being offered for $25 (two children and two adults).

Saturday, May 12, 2018

  • Bird Walk (7:00 “sharp” – about 9:00 am) @ Breakneck Hill Conservation Land: Hosted by SOLF and led by Mass Audubon’s Jeff Collins. No previous bird watching experience is necessary. Bring your binoculars and cameras (but no dogs, please.) For more details, see dedicated post.
  • Southborough Gardeners Annual Plant Sale (8:00 am – 1:00 pm) @ Community House, intersection of routes 30 and 85: Come early for the best selection of plants shared by the Gardeners from their own gardens as well as local nursery stock. A beautiful selection of locally grown annuals, perennials, hanging planters and Mother’s Day gifts. Proceeds benefit their scholarship fund, town beautification and education. For details, see dedicated post.
  • NECC 5K Walk/Run (8:30 am – 2:00 pm) @ Neary School, 49 Parkerville Road: New England Center for Children’s 10th Annual Walk/Run for Autism Event activities are based at Neary School with the course looping around the Parkerville and Deerfoot Road area. On site registration begins at 8:30 am. The race begins at 10:00 am. For details, see dedicated post.
  • St. Mark’s Church Rummage Sale (9:00 am – 2:00 pm) @ St. Mark’s Church, 27 Main St, near the intersections of Routes 30 and 85: Admission is free for the large indoor and outdoor rummage sale. All proceeds from the rummage sale go towards refurbishing our historic church tower. Selling furniture, tables and chairs, housewares, kid stuff, toys and SO MUCH MORE! The Youth Group will have some snacks for sale. For more information, visit www.stmarkssouthborough.org.
  • Fay School Mother’s Day Farmer’s Market (10:00 am – 1:00 pm) @ Harlow Circle at Fay School, 23 Middle Rd: Join us for a special Mother’s Day farmers market! Come and shop for local produce, prepared food, and handmade goods by local vendors and Fay School faculty and staff. Join us, and bring your neighbors, as we celebrate our local farmers, delicious food, and a sustainable community! For more details, visit: farmersmarket.fayschool.org
  • ARHS Lacrosse Food Drive (10:00 am – 1:00 pm) @ Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett St, Northborough: Algonquin’s Lacrosse teams are using their home games to collect for the towns’ food pantries. They are asking anyone attending their games that day to bring non-perishable items (please no glass jars or homemade foods). They will also accept pet food and monetary donations. (Checks can be made out either to Northborough Food Pantry or Southborough Food Pantry). Boys and Girls JV teams are scheduled to play at 10:00 am and Varsity teams at noon – all against Concord-Carlisle. (Check for any schedule changes here.)
  • Fairy or Gnome House workshop (2:00 – 4:00 pm) @ Beals Preserve: This free workshop “Creating your own Fairy or Gnome House” is open to the public. It will be led by Southborough artist Deborah Costine to launch the Fairy and Gnome Village at Beals Preserve. For more details, see dedicated post.
  • Singing in the Rain (7:00 pm) @ Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, 215 Fitchburg St, Marlborough: Performance by Assabet’s Drama Club Ticket prices are as follows: Adults $10, children under 12 and seniors $6, and a Family Bundle is being offered for $25 (two children and two adults).

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