Events this week: Acupuncture; Author Night; Girl Scouts info; Cookbook Club; Sudbury Reservoir hike; Kids Art; Birds of Prey and more

Above: Whether you enjoy cooking up something savory or whipping up a sweet treat, the “Book Club” the Library is launching this week should hit the spot. (images cropped from photos posted to flickr by Mr Michael Phams and Marco Verch)

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, September 10, 2018

  • No public school – Rosh Hashana : Southborough and Northborough public schools observe the first day of the Jewish New Year

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

  • Tina Bemis Autumn Art Porch Pot (1:00 – 2:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: (This by-registration-only event may already be full.) Sign up for a fun afternoon with Tina in making a beautiful Porch Pot filled with colorful mums, graceful grasses and complementary foliage, this in-season, stylish container garden will help you change your garden’s wardrobe from summer to fall. You will leave with a wonderful creation made by you! Please sign up at the front desk—Tina’s classes fill up very quickly. For details, see event flyer.
  • Poetry Workshop (6:30 – 8:30 pm) @ Southborough Library, Main Level: At each Tuesday session, everyone is asked to bring in five copies of their original poetry and distribute them to the group. Someone will read the poem and the group will provide supportive feedback. If you don’t have a poem, come anyway! We are always interested in your insights. The group is meeting every 2-3 weeks.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

  • Neary Principal’s Coffee (9:30 – 10:30 am) @ Margaret A. Neary Elementary School, 53 Parkerville Rd, Southborough, MA 01772, USA: Join Neary’s SOS team and Principal Valenti for Coffee and Discussion. Topic: Room Parent responsibilities, volunteer opportunities, and general information
  • East Meets West: Acupuncture Presentation (10:00 – 10:45 am) @ Southborough Senior Center: Part of the Senior Center’s series this month on alternative medicine options. A local licensed cupuncturist-herbalist and Occupational Therapist, will answer all questions about Acupuncture – a 2000+ year old medicine that originated in China and has been at the forefront of complementary treatments in today’s society. For more details, see series flyer.
  • Girl Scout registration/info night (6:30 – 8:00 pm) @ Mary Finn Elementary School cafeteria: If you are interested in signing up your daughter or learning more about it, come to the the annual Girl Scouts registration night. This night is really for the parents. But if you do bring along your daughter, they usually have something (like coloring pages) to keep the girls occupied.
  • Cook Book Club (7:00 – 8:00 pm) @ Southborough Library: Join the Library for its tasty, new cook book club! Those interested each cook a different dish from the selected cook book of the month. (To avoid overlap, email with your selection.) This month’s book is Taste of Home: Best Loved Recipes. For details, see dedicated post

Thursday, September 13, 2018

  • K-8 Early Release (11:20 am – 12:00 pm): Half day of school for Finn, Woodward, Neary, and Trottier schools (Neary and Trottier are released at 11:20 am; Finn and Woodward are released at noon) 

  • Trailblazers hike: Bay Circuit Trail (1:00 pm) @ meet at the Southborough Senior Center: A free program of the Trailblazers for active seniors. Please register for the event by calling 508-229-4453. Carpool to the next north section of trail. (This is one of a series of hikes on the trail for the group.) For 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.
  • Stone Orientation for 6th Grade parents (5:30 – 6:15 pm) @ Trottier Middle School: Informational night for parents of Trottier 6th graders about the 3 day-2 night trip to Stone Environmental Center in October.
  • Woodward and Neary Instrument Rental Night (5:30 – 7:30 pm) @ Neary School cafeteria: Night for parents to get information/sign agreements for renting instruments to be used in Woodward and Neary band and orchestra programs. (No formal presentations will be made this year on the music programs, but vendor representatives will be there.)
  • Trottier Curriculum Night (6:30 – 8:00 pm) @ Trottier Middle School: Parents are invited to meet parents teachers and learn a little about their classes. Follow your kids’ Tuesday schedules. (Snap a photo of your student’s schedule!)
  • Author Night: Lou Prosperi (7:00 – 8:30 pm) @ Southborough Library, main level: Lou Prosperi will be back at the library to discuss the concept of imagineering in relation to Disney Theme Parks. His new book, The Imagineering Process is out now and is his second volume on the topic. The first volume is titled, The Imagineering Pyramid. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Southborough Kindergroup Open House (7:30 pm) @ Community House, 28 Main St: Kindergroup is a community group for infants, toddlers, and preschool children and their parents and caregivers. This is a night for the moms of our community to connect with old friends and meet new ones! Come find out what Kindergroup has to offer you and your family and enjoy a night out. RSVP here(You can read my write-up about the group from last year here. Just don’t confuse the event times with this year’s open house!)

Saturday, September 15, 2018

  • DCR’s Sudbury Reservoir History Walk (9:00 am) @ Meet at the DCR Gate at the corner of Clemmons Street and Nichols St: Join the DCR Rangers for a hike along the shores of the Sudbury Reservoir, Boston’s emergency water supply. Learn the history of the reservoir while exploring old roads, stone walls, and cellar holes of former house sites. (Stay tuned for a dedicated post with more details.)
  • Art Workshop 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, the focus is cactus painting. They will be drawing a desert landscape. Registration is not required. The workshop will be run by Bigelow Center for the Arts; Lanting Huang-Truong. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
  • Birds of Prey (2:00 – 3:30 pm) @ Southborough Library, main level: Tom Ricardi, a retired Fish and Game Warden with more than 30 years experience, is a licensed game rehabilitator and breeder. He will show a variety of live birds of prey at this presentation including a Golden Eagle, a Barred Owl, a Harris Hawk, a Peregrine Falcon and several other birds under his care. This program is made possible by the Southborough Open Land Foundation. For details, see dedicated post.

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