Events this week: Gardening Workshop, Alcohol & Teens talk, “Happiness Project” Discussion, Read to a Dog, and Memorial Day ceremonies

Above: Memorial Day ceremonies are welcoming back the public this year, starting with the traditional, pre-holiday changing of the flags at the Rural Cemetery on Friday evening. (2016 photo by Kim Tolander)

Here are highlights of what’s happening around town through the long weekend.

Monday, May 24, 2021

  • Container Gardening Workshop (7:00 – 8:00 pm) @ zoom: This workshop is part of the Southborough Library’s “Dig In! Garden Information Series”. Blackstone Valley Veggie Gardens will hold a special zoom session on gardening topics twice monthly. Anyone 12 or older can pre-register through Southborough Recreation. This session’s topic is: Container Gardening – Short on space, but still have visions of growing your own produce? Come learn all about growing in containers! For details, see dedicated post.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

  • Strength Training Class for seniors (9:00 – 9:45 am) @ zoom: For details on semi-weekly class, see newsletter.
  • Preschool Story Time (10:30 – 11:00 am) @ Facebook Live: Children’s Librarian “Miss Kim” will hold a story time for ages 2-6 (siblings welcome). Each week will feature themed stories on Facebook Live with Ms. Kim! No registration necessary (Note: You don’t have to have a Facebook account to watch the Library’s videos, which are still viewable after the live event is over.)
  • QiGong for seniors (11:00 am – 12:00 pm) @ zoom: For details on weekly class, see newsletter.
  • Alcohol and Teens: The Forgotten Epidemic (7:30 – 9:00 pm) @ zoom: Southborough and Northborough parents and caregivers are invited to this free virtual workshop sponsored by the Northborough-Southborough Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition. Dr. Safdar Medina discusses adolescent alcohol use, the most widely abused substance by youth. For details, see dedicated post.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

  • Stretch Break Class for seniors (10:15 – 11:00 am) @ zoom: For details on semi-weekly class0, see newsletter.
  • Outdoor Preschool Yoga (10:30 – 11:15 am) @ Southborough Library Lawn: Free program for children age 3-6 (siblings welcome). A Certified Kids’ Yoga Instructor will take children through a series of yoga postures, using games, music, and literacy activities.  Sponsored by Friends of the Southborough Library. Pre-registration is required. For details, see dedicated post.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

  • Strength Training Class for seniors (9:00 – 9:45 am) @ zoom: For details on semi-weekly class, see newsletter.
  • Outdoor Story Time (10:30 – 11:00 am) @ Southborough Library’s back lawn: Join Miss Kim on the lawn (weather permitting) for stories and craft based on a weekly theme. Please bring a blanket or chair. Please pre-register. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Seated Chair Yoga for seniors (1:00 – 2:00 pm) @ zoom: For details on weekly class, see newsletter.
  • “The Happiness Project” Community Discussion (7:00 pm) @ zoom: Southborough Youth & Family Services is inviting the public to join a discussion on Gretchen Rubin’s, The Happiness Project. The community was encouraged, but not required, to read the book. For details, including information on getting the book, see dedicated post.

Friday, May 28, 2021

  • Dull Men’s Club (10:00 – 11:00 am) @ zoom: Weekly social club for senior men hosted by Southborough Senior Center. For details, see newsletter.
  • Flag placement for Memorial Day (6:00 pm) @ Rural Cemetery, Cordaville Road/Route 85: Residents are invited to participate in placing fresh flags on the graves of our Veterans to honor their service to our nation. Volunteers are asked to gather in advance in front of the stone structure by the maintenance building at the back of the cemetery.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

  • Read to a Dog (11:00 – 11:40 am) @ Southborough Library Lawn: Children preferably ages 5 and up with some reading ability will read in-person to a certified therapy dog. The event is limited and requires pre-registration. For details on this program, see dedicated post.

Monday, May 31, 2021 – Memorial Day

  • Schools and Public offices closed for the federal holiday.
  • Memorial Day Ceremony (9:00 am) @ Parade convenes at Main St Bank and proceeds down Main St, left onto Cordaville Road, and through the Town’s cemeteries, ending at the Memorial at the Common. This year, the public is invited to take part again and follow along. Distancing and face masks will be at the discretion of the individual.

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