Events this week: Selectmen’s Office Hours, Schools’ Strategic Planning, Henna Alchemy; Baypath fundraiser, and Drama out of the Box

Above: Fun in town this week includes a teen program to make and learn about Henna tattoos and a drama program for kids ages 5+. (images L-R from Facebook pages for Wicked Good Henna and Drama Out of the Box)

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, January 14, 2020

  • Selectmen’s Office Hours (5:00 – 6:30 pm) @ Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St: Come meet with members of your elected Board of Selectmen in an informal setting to discuss your questions, concerns or interests!
  • Schools’ Strategic Planning Session: Portrait of a Graduate (6:30 – 8:00 pm) @ Algonquin Regional High School Library, 79 Bartlett St, Northborough: Held by the Northborough & Southborough K-12 public schools district: “An important step in the strategic planning process is to envision a bold and ambitious future for our students in The Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough.” For details, see dedicated post.
  • 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, January 15, 2020

  • 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 Bobby Flay Fit: 200 recipes for a healthy lifestyle by Bobby Flay. To avoid overlap, email Marianna (at with your selection.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

  • Finn School Kindergarten Registration (8:00 am – 2:30 pm) @ Mary E. Finn School, 60 Richards Rd: The time for bringing in completed registration forms for Fall 2020 Southborough Kindergarteners. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Crafternoon: Henna Alchemy (4:00 – 6:00 pm) @ Southborough Library, Eaton Room: For ages 13+; Registration required. Create your own Henna recipe based on the information given. Learn how to roll and fill your own cone – then take it home to use for later, along with Mandy’s own “Little Henna Workbook.” For details, see dedicated post.
  • Stronger Uprising Baypath fundraiser (6:00 – 7:30 pm) @ 304 Turnpike Rd, Southborough, MA: Stronger Uprising’s open house will include a raffle of fantastic prizes, including free six-week memberships a weekend getaway to a Trustees property, and spa gift certificates, to raise money for the animals at Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton.
  • Southborough Genealogy Club (7:00 – 8:30 pm) @ Southborough Library: This is an informal group meeting where you can learn and share tips about resources for researching family history. This monthly event is free and open to the public. Bring your laptop, log into, and join in! If you have questions, contact

Saturday, January 18, 2020

  • Drama Out of the Box (11:00 – 11:45 am) @ Southborough Library: Meredith Charles will help children explore the world of acting through pantomime, story-telling and creative expression. This program is for children ages 5 and up. Registration is required. Please register for this program at the circulation desk or by calling the library. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Southborough Library. For details, see a past dedicated post.

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