Events this week: PreK Play & Learn, Nutrition for seniors, ARHS fall concerts, Literacy Night, Halloween festivities, Public Safety Building tours, trail hikes and more (Updated)

Above: At Literacy Nights, Neary students and families can enjoy stories by Big Ryan, goofing in front of the Green Screen, shopping at the Book Fair, and pizza. (images on the left by Beth Melo, top right cropped from brochure, and bottom right from Facebook)

It’s a busy week in Southborough. 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, October 22, 2019

  • Preschool Development: Play & Learn (10:15 – 11:45 am) @ Southborough Library: Free event geared for children ages 2.5 to 5 years old, run by the Barrett Family Wellness Center. Preschoolers can participate in fun and engaging sensory stations and parents can chat with pediatric speech and occupational therapists to learn about developmental milestones. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Nutrition Talk for seniors (12:00 – 1:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: Pennant CrossFit’s Well Fed Nutrition’s Health Coach, Nicole Newton will cover nutrition basics such as calories, macronutrients, and how to plan for meals when you are grocery shopping. Light refreshments will be served. For details, see event flyer.
  • Selectmen Office Hours (5:00 – 6:45 pm) @ Town House Hearing Room: Come and chat with the Selectmen, we look forward to hearing
    from you!! No appointment necessary, drop ins welcome!! If you can’t attend but have a question or concern, email us at
  • Poetry Workshop (6:30 – 8:30 pm) @ Southborough Library, Main Level: At the semi-monthly sessions, Everyone is asked to bring in five copies of their original poetry for supportive feedback. If you don’t have a poem, come and share your insights. The group meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

  • ARHS Fall Chorus Concert (7:00 pm) @ Algonquin Regional High School auditorium: ARHS music department’s choral showcase

Thursday, October 24, 2019

  • Lake Williams Trail Walk (10:00 am) @ Meet at Southborough Senior Center: Trailblazer program for active seniors Carpool to the Lake Williams Trail in Marlboro. Walk 1 1/2 to 2 miles along a dirt path. Moderately difficult. Lunch after on our own. Please remember to bring bug/tick repellent and wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Pre-register at the Senior Center or by calling 508-229-4453.
  • Early Release for Finn and Woodward Schools (12:00 pm): Early dismissal for parent-teacher conferences
  • Tales & Tails (4:00 – 5:00 pm) @ Southborough Library, main level: Children can read with a certified therapy dog from Therapy Dogs International. Contact the library to sign up for a 15 minutes time slot. Children should have some reading ability. Children can bring books or pick some from the library. (This event runs monthly on Wednesday and Thursday, usually the 4th week of the month.)
  • Neary Family Literacy Night (6:00 – 8:00 pm) @ Neary School: 5th annual SOS fundraiser. Neary families are invited to celebrate literacy. Includes Scholastic Book Fair, a Storyteller, Pizza and ice cream, fun literacy activities, and Green screen family photo. For details, open event flyer.

Friday, October 25, 2019

  • Southborough Halloween Party (7:00 – 8:30 pm) @ Finn School, Cafeteria: The Town’s annual party. The event is for Southboorugh children under 12 and families. (Children must be accompanied by an adult.) Admission is $5 per child, max $15 per family. Once inside, everything is free: games, prizes, face painting, art activities and loads of treats. Costumes are encouraged for children and adults attending the party – but not required. For details, see dedicated post.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

  • Southborough Boroughs Loop Trail Guided Hike (9:00 am) @ The hike will begin at the Fayville Park on Central Street: Join the Southborough Trails Committee and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) for a guided hike on a future section of the Boroughs Loop Trail. Due to Deer Hunting season, hikers will need wear a bright orange hat or vest. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Fay School Farmers Market (10:00 am – 1:00 pm) @ Harlow Circle in front of Fay’s Primary School, 25 Middle Rd: The last market in this fall’s series. Each market will feature local produce, prepared food, and handmade goods by local vendors. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Library Halloween Parade & Party (10:00 am – 1:00 pm) @ Fay School Farmer’s Market: This event is a partnership between the Southborough Library and Fay School. Crafts, face painting, 11:00 am costume parade, and storytime. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Public Safety Building Ribbon Cutting/Open House (10:00 am – 2:00 pm) @ Public Safety Building, 32 Cordaville Road: The Town is inviting the public to celebrate the new, combined police and fire station. Public of all ages is welcome to attend, no RSVP required. 10 am – Ribbon Cutting ceremony with Remarks from local officials and special dignitaries; 11 am – 2 pm – Activities, refreshments and guided tours. For details, see dedicated post. 
  • Cancelled – “Meet the Monster of Breakneck Hill” : The event was intended to provide guided tours of an old dump on the conservation land to raise awareness of the problem. The event has been cancelled. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Southborough FireFighters Association’s Annual Halloween Parade (4:00 pm) @ meet at Woodward School to march to the new public safety building: The annual Halloween parade will start at 4:00 pm “sharp”. Keeping with tradition, the parade ends with a party that includes a costume contest. Kids can collect candy while they pass in front of a panel of judges. Trophies are generally awarded by age groups and themes. For details, see dedicated post.

Updated (10/21/19 11:49 am): Selectmen have posted office hours for Tuesday night.

Updated (10/22/19 8:05 am): Fixed the Farmer’s Market link and added link for Saturday “Meet the Monster” event at Breakneck Hill.

Updated (10/22/19 8:12 am): Fixed the times on the Library & Fay’s Halloween party.

Updated (10/23/19 10:27 am): The Meet the monster event has been cancelled.

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Chestnut Hill Farm
4 years ago

On Tuesday 10/22 at 10am, bring your 2-6 year olds to Book Bugs: Farm Fun for Little Ones at Chestnut Hill Farm! This week will be all about seeds: We’ll make our own little “window greenhouses,” collect seeds for spring planting, and of course – read a story and have a snack!⁣⁣
Feel free to bring a picnic lunch and stay for a while – you can check out our StoryWalk, say hi to the goats, play cornhole, and climb our trees! And our wooden tractor is super fun to play on (and makes a great holiday card photo!)⁣⁣ Hope to see you there!

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