Events this week: Veterans lunch concert, Campaign training, Woodward Extravaganza, Saturdays at Fay, Drop-in Art, and Pollinators

Above: This week, you can whip up a dish for the Cookbook Club meeting and learn about rules you’ll need to follow if you run for office in an upcoming election. (images L-R from blogs Food Fitness Fresh Air and The Best Pinback Collection Ever)

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, November 12, 2019

  • 6th & 8th Grade Book Group (4:00 – 5:00 pm) @ Southborough Library, Eaton Meeting Room: Book club members read a book selected each month and then meet for discussion & activities. Registration is required. Refreshments provided by Wegmans and Friends of Southborough Library. For more information, contact Amy Townsley at
  • Board of Selectmen Office Hours (5:00 – 6:45 pm) @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St: In the McAuliffe Hearing Room – upstairs at the Town House 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, November 13, 2019

  • Book Club for seniors (10:00 – 11:00 am) @ Southborough Senior Center: Monthly book club led by Southborough Library staff at the Senior Center. New members are always welcome.
  • Veterans Day Celebration (12:30 – 2:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: Pre-registration required for the lunch and concert. $10 suggested donation per Friends of Council on Aging Members, no charge to veterans. Southborough Songsters and Woodward 3rd graders will sing patriotic songs to honor our veterans. For details, see dedicated post
  • ARHS Winter Athletic Night (6:00 pm) @ Algonquin Regional High School, auditorium, 79 Bartlett St, Northborough: Mandatory meeting for student athletes participating in winter sports. (Optional for parents.) The athletic department and coaches outline school and league rules, regs and procedures.
  • Training session run by Office of Campaign and Political Finance (6:00 – 8:00 pm) @ Cordaville Hall/Southborough Senior Center, 9 Cordaville Rd: The Town is hosting the training session for board/committee volunteers and any interested members of the public. Training will cover Massachusetts campaign finance laws on sources of campaign contributions and participation and rules for candidates running for office and others acting on the candidate’s behalf. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Cookbook Club (6:30 – 8:00 pm) @ Southborough Library: Join the Library for its monthly cookbook group. Participants will each cook a different dish from the selected cook book of the month. This month’s cookbook is The Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen. To avoid overlap, email Marianna (at with your selection.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

  • Neary & Trottier Schools Early Dismissal (11:20 am): Early release for parent-teacher conferences

Friday, November 15, 2019 

  • Neary & Trottier Schools Early Dismissal (11:20 am – 11:20 am): Early release for parent-teacher conferences
  • Woodward Extravaganza (5:30 – 7:30 pm) @ Woodward School: Woodward SOS fundraiser Includes Basket Raffle, Book Fair, Art Gallery Walk, Fun & Games, Pizza, and Ice Cream. All proceeds directly benefit Woodward School students Interested in volunteering at this or other SOS events? Contact Jacqueline Cotreau at or Lisa Fruhan at

Saturday, November 16, 2019

  • Saturdays at Fay – Singalong with Lindsay Dodd (10:00 – 11:00 am) @ Fay School’s Primary School at 23 Middle Road: This month’s program will feature children’s musician Lindsay Dodd. Join her for an engaging singalong concert that features delightful songs, finger plays, and movement rhymes. Each singalong is led by Lindsay as she sings and plays ukulele, banjo, and cajon drum–and she invites children to join in with a variety of percussion instruments. For details, see dedicated post
  • Drop-In Saturday Art (10:30 am – 12:00 pm) @ Southborough Library, Eaton Meeting Room: Join us for some fun family Saturday crafts. This drop-in activity is all about Kaleidoscopes! Recommended for ages 5-9, siblings welcome. No registration required.This program is sponsored by the Friend of the Library.
  • The People-Plant-Pollinator Connection (2:00 – 4:00 pm) @ Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Rd: The People-Plant-Pollinator Connection: A Presentation by Dr. Robert J. GegearJoin the Metrowest Conservation Alliance’s Native Pollinator Task Force for a presentation by Dr. Robert J. Gegear regarding the decline of pollinators, his research on bumblebees, and why native plants are important for our ecosystem. To RSVP, click here

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