Events this week: Book Bugs at the Farm, kids concert at the Library, Summer Concert Series, Family Yoga, Creative Writing, and more (Updated)

Above: David Garden will entertain kids on the Library Lawn with another free concert this week. (image from Facebook)

Monday, August 9, 2021

  • Stretch Break Class for seniors (10:15 – 11:00 am) @ zoom: For details on semi-weekly class, see newsletter.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

  • Strength Training Class for seniors (9:00 – 9:45 am) @ zoom: For details on semi-weekly class, see newsletter.
  • Junior Farmer for a Day (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) @ Chestnut Hill Farm: For grades K-5. Children will encounter farm animals, learn about farm-fresh food, hike the trails, create natural crafts, and explore the farm and its surroundings from the eyes of its most important team member: the farmer! Each session will have a different theme. Pre-registration (and fee) required. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Book Bugs: Farm Fun for Little Ones (10:00 – 11:00 am) @ Chestnut Hill Farm: Pre-registration (and fee) required. For ages 2 to 6 years old, adult supervision required (siblings under 1 yr old can attend for free). Bring your little bug. . . to the farm for an interactive children’s story time. We’ll read a farm story, make a craft, and explore the farm! Each day will have a different theme such as “Goats and Sheep,” “What is a Seed,” or “How Veggies Grow.” For details, see dedicated post.
  • David Garden Music Concert (11:00 am – 12:00 pm) @ Southborough Library Lawn: Families with children of all ages are welcome to join us for this fun concert outside with David Garden and Hit The Bus bandmate. Please bring a blanket or chair! No registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of Southborough Library.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

  • Middle School Farm Wednesdays (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) @ Chestnut Hill Farm: For kids entering grades 6-8. Middle schoolers will get to know the farmland, animals, and surrounding trails. A typical day will include hiking and nature exploration, rapport-building games, and creative time for art and journaling. Each day we will focus in on a different topic. Pre-registration (and fee) required. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Stretch Break Class for seniors (10:15 – 11:00 am) @ zoom: For details on semi-weekly class0, see newsletter.
  • Outdoor Story Time (11:00 – 11:45 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.
  • Southborough Summer Concert Series (6:00 – 8:00 pm) @ Neary School grounds, 53 Parkerville Road: Free family friendly concerts at Neary School field by the tennis courts. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Featuring: Dan Gabel and The Abletones. Food vendors: Food Combi, Yummy Mummy Bakery, and Uhlmann’s Ice Cream. (Stay tuned for dedicated post.)

Thursday, August 12, 2021 

  • Strength Training Class for seniors (9:00 – 9:45 am) @ zoom: For details on semi-weekly class, see newsletter.
  • Junior Farmer for a Day (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) @ Chestnut Hill Farm: For grades K-5. Children will encounter farm animals, learn about farm-fresh food, hike the trails, create natural crafts, and explore the farm and its surroundings from the eyes of its most important team member: the farmer! Each session will have a different theme. Pre-registration (and fee) required. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Mah Jongg (9:30 am) @ Southborough Senior Center: The weekly program of the Southborough Senior Center is back. For details, contact the Senior Center at 508-229-4453.
  • Seated Chair Yoga for seniors (1:00 – 2:00 pm) @ zoom: For details on weekly class, see newsletter.
  • Family Yoga with Alexandra DeCollibus (4:00 – 4:30 pm) @ Southborough Library’s back lawn: For children ages 6-12 years old. Please bring a mat and mask. Families will be safely spaced outside. This program is sponsored in part by a grant from the Southborough Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. Registration required. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Write Now! (7:00 – 8:30 pm) @ zoom: Adult creative writing club for ages 18+, no experience required. Sponsored by the Southborough Library. For details, see dedicated post.

Friday, August 13, 2021

  • Preschool Farm Explorer Fridays (9:30 – 10:30 am) @ Chestnut Hill Farm: Pre-registration (and fee) required. For ages 2 years 9 months to 5 years old, Adult supervision required (discount for younger siblings and siblings under 1 yr old can attend for free) Your little farm explorers will become fully immersed in what life is like here at Chestnut Hill. Each session will have a different theme. Activities may include brushing goats, planting seeds, and other age-appropriate hands-on farm “chores,” as well as art projects and stories. Little explorers are welcome to attend each week for new experiences! For details, see dedicated post.
  • Canasta (10:00 am) @ Southborough Senior Center: The weekly program of the Southborough Senior Center is back. For details, contact the Senior Center at 508-229-4453.
  • Dull Men’s Club (10:00 – 11:00 am) @ Southborough Senior Center: Weekly, casual social club for senior men. New members are always welcome to drop in. For details, see dedicated post.

Updated (8/9/21 4:10 pm): I added links for registration and more info for the Family Yoga event.

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