Events this week: Magic, Skating, Open-Mic for teens, Reading to dogs, and Christmas tree removal (Updated)

Above: Magic for kids and music for teens is part of the fun in town this week. (images from Magician Stephen Brenner’s website, )

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, December 30, 2019

  • No School – Winter Recess continues: No school in K-12 Northborough-Southborough public schools
  • Magician Stephen Brenner (11:00 am – 11:45 am) @ Southborough Library, main floor: Magician Stephen Brenner will share magic and a surprise or two! This fun and engaging event is sponsored by Friends of the Southborough Library. All ages are welcome and registration is not required. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Free Skate at St. Mark’s (2:00 – 2:50 pm) @ Gardener Rink, Michel Faculty Athletic Center, St. Mark’s School: St. Mark’s School rink will be open to Southborough residents for skating. No skate rentals – so bring your own equipment. This session is for “Free Skate” (no sticks and pucks). For details, see dedicated post.
  • Sticks & Pucks at St. Mark’s (3:00 – 3:50 pm) @ Gardener Rink, Michel Faculty Athletic Center, St. Mark’s School: St. Mark’s School rink will be open for free use at this time to Southborough residents for “Sticks and Pucks” play. (Helmets & gloves are required) For details, see dedicated post.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

  • No School – Winter Recess continues: No school in K-12 Northborough-Southborough public schools

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

  • New Years – Public offices closed : Southborough schools and facilities will be closed for the Federal Holiday. That includes the Town House, Senior Center, Transfer Station, Cordaville Hall, South Union Building, and the Library.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

  • Public Schools back in session

Friday, January 3, 2020

  • South Union Open-Mic (7:00 – 9:00 pm) @ South Union Building, 21 Highland St: The event is geared towards 14-18 year olds. Teens can use it to showcase their music and/or poetry. Peers can attend to enjoy the show. There will be a maximum of 10 performers. Each is welcome to perform up to 3 songs/poem. If you would like to attend – admission is free as are refreshments. But, you are asked to reserve seats in advance. For details, see dedicated post.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

  • Annual Christmas Tree Removal (9:00 am) @ your driveway: Boy Scout Troop 1 Annual Christmas Tree Removal – $10 per tree (but free to seniors, veterans, and members of the Police and Fire departments). Must pre-register by 8pm on Friday. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Read with Furry Friends (10:30 am – 12:00 pm) @ Southborough Library: Sign up for a chance to read to a dog on a Saturday morning. The program is for grades K-3. Call or text call or text 508-577-0911 to sign up. Stay tuned for more details in a post this afternoon.

Updated (12/30/19 1:58 pm): I added information on the Saturday event at the Library – “Read with Furry Friends”.

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