Events this week: No Sibling Left Behind, Crafternoon, Seussical, Autism Friendly Walk, and Holiday shopping (Updated)

by Beth Melo on November 15, 2021

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Above: The high school musical is one of this week’s highlights.

Here are highlights of what’s happening around town this week.

Monday, November 15, 2021

  • Stretch Break Class for seniors (10:15 am) @ Southborough Senior Center: For details on weekly class, see newsletter.
  • Preschool Story Time (10:30 – 11:15 am) @ Southborough Library Children’s Room: Join Miss Kim for stories and craft based on a weekly theme. No registration required.
  • QiGong for seniors (11:15 am) @ Southborough Senior Center: Pre-registration required. For details on weekly class, see newsletter.
  • Youth Writing Club (3:30 -4:30 pm) @ zoom: The Southborough Library is hosting this virtual creative writing club for ages 10-18. The zoom sessions are a fun and supportive space to get creative and build skills with peers. For details, see dedicated post.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

  • Strength Training Class for seniors (8:30 am) @ zoom: Pre-registration required. For details on semi-weekly class, see newsletter.
  • Advanced Tai Chi for seniors (9:45 am) @ zoom: Pre-registration required. For details on semi-weekly class, see newsletter.
  • Preschool Story Time (10:30 – 11:15 am) @ Southborough Library Children’s Room: Join Miss Kim for stories and craft based on a weekly theme. No registration required.
  • Senior Songsters (11:00 am) @ Southborough Senior Center: Weekly rehearsal for the singing group open to all area seniors regardless of singing ability. For details, see dedicated post..
  • Bridge (12:30 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: A weekly card group, welcoming new participants. For details, contact the Senior Center at 508-229-4453.
  • Knitting Club (1:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: Knitters, welcoming new members. For details, contact the Senior Center at 508-229-4453.
  • Tuesday Tech Time (4:00 – 5:00 pm) @ Southborough Library Teen Room: Need help with technology? Library staff and teen volunteers will make every effort to assist you. Bring questions about ebooks and electronic resources. This is a drop in event; no registrations necessary. Sessions are limited to no more than 1 hour.
  • No Sibling Left Behind (6:00 – 7:00 pm) @ zoom: NSPAC is sponsoring this webinar for parents by the Massachusetts Sibling Support Network. It will provide an overview of the sibling experience, sibling movement, and research trends, as well as strategies and tips to support siblings of people with disabilities. For details, see dedicated post.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 

  • Young Scientist STEM Beginnings (10:30 – 11:30 am) @ zoom: This is a free, weekly virtual series for children, ages 3-6 to learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts through hands-on activities, story time and simple experiments. This is provided by the YMCA of Central MA but hosted by the Southborough Library. To register, email Kim Ivers at kivers@southboroughma.com or call 508-485-5031.
  • Crafternoon: Book Page Centerpieces (4:00 – 5:00 pm) @ Southborough Library: Part of the Crafternoons Series from the Southborough Library led by crafter Mandy Roberge. For ages 8+ This workshop uses old book pages (provided) to create flowers on stems, which can be arranged in a vase or other vessel at home. This is a great way to let people know that you love reading, recycling and crafting all at once! To register, click here.

Thursday, November 18, 2021 

  • Strength Training Class for seniors (8:30 am) @ Southborough Senior Center: Pre-registration required. For details on semi-weekly class, see newsletter.
  • Advanced Tai Chi for seniors (9:45 am) @ zoom: Pre-registration required. For details on semi-weekly class, see newsletter.
  • Mah Jongg (10:00 am) @ Southborough Senior Center: The weekly program would love new players to join. Feel free to stop by to watch or talk to one of the players to see if you would be interested. For details, contact the Senior Center at 508-229-4453.
  • Baby/Toddler Storytime (11:00 – 11:45 am) @ Southborough Library Children’s Room: This story time is for children age 0-2 years and their parents or caregivers. Each session will include puppets, stories, and music. No registration required.
  • K-5 School Early Release (11:50 am – 12:20 pm) @ : Early dismissal of Finn, Woodward, and Neary schools for parent-teacher conferences. (Neary release is at 11:50 am, Woodward at 12:05 pm, and Finn at 12:20 pm)
  • Chair Yoga for seniors (1:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: Pre-registration required. For details on weekly class, see newsletter.
  • 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.
  • ARHS Musical “Seussical” (7:00 pm) @ Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett St, Northborough: Algonquin’s annual musical is a family-friendly one. Tickets are available online at $10/student and $15/adult. For details, see dedicated post.

Friday, November 19, 2021

  • Canasta (10:00 am) @ Southborough Senior Center: A weekly card group. For details, contact the Senior Center at 508-229-4453.
  • Billiards (8:30 am – 3:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: Weekly drop-in play. For details, contact the Senior Center at 508-229-4453.
  • Dull Men’s Club (10:00 am) @ zoom: Casual social club for senior men. New members are always welcome to drop in. For details, see dedicated post.
  • K-5 School Early Release (11:50 am – 12:20 pm) @ : Early dismissal of Finn, Woodward, and Neary schools for parent-teacher conferences. (Neary release is at 11:50 am, Woodward at 12:05 pm, and Finn at 12:20 pm)
  • Autism Friendly Walk (3:30 – 4:30 pm) @ Chestnut Hill Farm: Spend time learning about Chestnut Hill Farm, hiking the trails, and meeting other community members! This will be a safe, welcoming environment designed for elementary school children, but all ages are welcome to attend! Pre-registration (and fee) required. For details, see dedicated post.
  • ARHS Musical “Seussical” (7:00 pm) @ Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett St, Northborough: Algonquin’s annual musical is a family-friendly one. Tickets are available online at $10/student and $15/adult. For details, see dedicated post.

Saturday, November 20, 2021

  • Turkey Trot (10:30 am) @ Trottier Middle School, 49 Parkerville Rd: Kids of all ages can register for a free fun run on Trottier’s outdoor track. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Read to a Dog (11:00 am – 12:00 pm) @ Southborough Library Lawn: Children preferably ages 5 and up with some reading ability will read to a certified therapy dog. Please register in the Children’s Room for a 15 min slot.
  • ARHS Musical “Seussical” (2:00 pm and 7:00 pm) @ Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett St, Northborough: Algonquin’s annual musical is a family-friendly one. Tickets are available online at $10/student and $15/adult. For details, see dedicated post.

Sunday, November 21, 2021

  • Holiday Mini Shoots and Local Shopping (10:00 am – 4:00 pm) @ Southborough Community House, 28 Main Street: Shop from over 20 local vendors and artists, plus get your holiday pics taken all in one place. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Give Thanks and Welcome Neighbors (3:00 pm) @ St. Mark’s Field, corner of Main St & Rte 85: Join Southborough’s Neighbors for Peace and Hate Has No Home in giving thanks and welcoming new neighbors to our community! Residents of all ages will be sharing their experiences of gratitude for our town. They will also be collecting non-perishable goods for the Southborough Food Pantry.

Updated (11/16/21 1:28 pm): I added the newly announced event on Sunday afternoon.

Updated (11/19/21 9:01 am): I added the newly announced Turkey Trot on Saturday, and edited the Give Thanks listing to include a co-sponsor.

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