Events this week: Adult Coloring, “East Meets West” Alternative Medicine, Finn Fall Festival, Barn to Run, Farmer’s Market and more (Updated)

Above: SOS’ annual carnival themed festival for kids is Friday. (Photos by Beth Melo)

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 17, 2018

  • Senior Center podiatrist (9:30 am – 12:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center, 9 Cordaville Rd: The Senior Center is bringing back its Podiatrist, Dr. Cooper. Suggested Donation: $20 Call the front desk at (508) 229-4453 to sign up or if you have any questions.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

  • Exciting Women’s Circle (Senior Center Program) (10:30 am – 12:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: A social group for women at the Senior Center. New members always welcome. The group is meeting on a new schedule – monthly on Tuesdays. This session: “Let’s share more fun questions. A way to learn more about each other.” The group will also decide on a topic/theme for the October 30th meeting.
  • Autumn Fair Volunteers Meeting (12:00 – 1:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: Enjoy “a bite to eat” and find out how you can become an Autumn Fair Volunteer. There are plenty of opportunities to help with the annual Friends of the COA Autumn Fair which will be held on November 17th, 2018. Support the Friends, share the load, and become a member of our awesome team
  • Adult Coloring (Senior Center program) (1:00 – 2:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: Come enjoy a stress free activity that relaxes the brain and allows your mind to get the rest it needs. Adult Coloring Books will make your life a whole lot brighter. Supplies will be provided by the Senior Center (feel free to bring your own).

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

  • No School – Yom Kippur : Southborough and Northborough public schools observe this Jewish holiday – Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)
  • Mine, Craft, Build Lego program (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) @ South Union Building, 21 Highland St: Southborough Recreation is offering a half day class on the school holiday for ages 5-12. The fee is $45 and registration deadline is Monday, 9/17. You can read details here
  • East Meets West: Traditional Chinese Medicine (10:00 – 10:45 am) @ Southborough Senior Center: Part of the Senior Center’s series on alternative medicine options. This presentation is on China’s ancient herbal tradition that has developed over more than two thousand years to effectively treat the problems of health and disease. A licensed acupuncturist-herbalist will explain how it works and answer questions about how to safely use natural herbs to treat disease. For details, see senior center flyer.
  • Movie matinee (Senior Center program) (1:00 – 2:45 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: Free screening of “uplifting movie” The Miracle Season, based on the inspiring true story of the West High School girl’s volleyball team. Snacks will be provided. Please sign up in advance at 508-229-4453. (PG, drama/sport, Starring Helen Hunt, William Hurt, and Erin Moriarty)

Thursday, September 20, 2018

  • Neary Picture Day

Friday, September 21, 2018

  • Finn Fall Festival (5:00 – 7:00 pm) @ Finn School: Finn SOS annual fundraiser – includes carnival games, pizza, raffles, bake sale, book sale and more. Admission fee of $7 per person (max = $25 per family) – includes 1 slice of pizza and a drink. (Additional slices sold at $1 per slice) Only sneakers & socks are allowed in the gym. Parents please remain responsible for your children. For details see event flyer.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

  • Barn to Run at Chestnut Hill Farm (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) @ Chestnut Hill Farm: Part of the “Barn to Run Trail Race” series at area farms. The CHF hosted event features 3.4 mile and 5 mile options. Both send runners off on trails through the farm and Beals Preserve. Post-race festivities include beer courtesy of the ZeLUS Beer Company, activities for kids, barnyard visits, awards, giveaways and more. Registration costs $30-$35 per runner. For more details see dedicated post
  • Fay School Farmer’s Market (10:00 am – 1:00 pm) @ Harlow Circle at Fay School, 23 Middle Rd: Come and shop for local produce, prepared food, and handmade goods by local vendors and Fay School faculty and staff. This week’s kids activities is themed around heroes, including touch-a-truck. For more details, see dedicated post.
  • Chess program at Library (2:00 – 4:00 pm) @ Southborough Library: The Southborough Library is excited to pilot a “Let’s Play!” Saturday Chess program beginning September 8, 2018. This program is geared toward players ages 12+ who are interested in learning beginner chess skills. For details, see dedicated post.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

  • Poetry Walk (4:00 – 6:00 pm) @ Beals Preserve, meet at the Main Entrance kiosk: A Poetry walk will celebrate the closing of this summer’s Art on the Trails exhibit. Heary poetry read aloud at the art installations that inspired them. For details, see dedicated post.

Updated (9/17/18 4:46 pm): I forgot to include the launch of Fay School’s Farmer’s Markets for this fall.

Updated (9/20/18 1:06 pm): I forgot to include the closing of Art on the Trails on Sunday.

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