Events this week: Drop-in Ornaments, Senior Conference, Seussical Kids, and Art & Gift Sale (Updated – again)

Above: This week’s fun includes drop-in ornament crafts at the Library, a musical, and an annual holiday sale. (photo from Facebook)

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

Monday, December 6, 2021

  • Drop-in Ornaments flyerDrop-in Holiday Tree Ornaments (10:00 am – 5:00 pm) @ Southborough Library Children’s Room: Celebrate some holiday cheer by dropping in to make ornaments for yourself, family and friends to bring home or for the Library’s holiday tree.
  • 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, December 7, 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.
  • Cancelled* – Drop-in Holiday Tree Ornaments (10:00 am – 5:00 pm) @ Southborough Library Children’s Room: Celebrate some holiday cheer by dropping in to make ornaments for yourself, family and friends to bring home or for the Library’s holiday tree.
  • Cancelled* – 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.
  • Cancelled* – 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.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 

  • Elder Law advice (10:00 am – 10:45 am) @zoom: An Elder Law attorney will offer Southborough seniors free individualized legal advice during scheduled remote sessions.  To sign up, call the senior center at (508) 229-4453 to book a time slot. For details, see newsletter.
  • Cancelled** – Drop-in Holiday Tree Ornaments (10:00 am – 5:00 pm) @ Southborough Library Children’s Room: Celebrate some holiday cheer by dropping in to make ornaments for yourself, family and friends to bring home or for the Library’s holiday tree.
  • Cancelled** – Young Scientist STEM Beginnings (10:30 – 11:30 am) @ zoom: This is the last in this session of the 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. The program 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.

Thursday, December 9, 2021

  • Drop-in Holiday Tree Ornaments (10:00 am – 5:00 pm) @ Southborough Library Children’s Room: Celebrate some holiday cheer by dropping in to make ornaments for yourself, family and friends to bring home or for the Library’s holiday tree.
  • 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.
  • 41st Annual Senior Conference (11:00 am – 3:00 pm) @ virtual: The annual conference for Seniors and “friends of seniors” in the Middlesex & Worcester District traditionally hosted by our State Senator. Guest speakers include US Senator Ed Markey. Includes a mix of informative and entertaining workshop topics, plus a free raffle. For details, see dedicated post.
  • 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.

Friday, December 10, 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.
  • Seussical Kids (7:00 pm) Gibbons Middle School, Westborough: The jr version of the musical will be performed by Southborough’s Neary 4th & 5th Graders. Tickets are $8 each. For details, see dedicated post.

Saturday, December 11, 2021

  • Art and Gift Sale (10:00 am – 5:00 pm) @ 49 Lynbrook Road (L’Abri Fellowship) and 10 Chestnut Hill Road (The Stable): Local artisans and craftspeople will be selling holiday gifts. This event is free and open to the public. Fine art, photography, prints, chocolate, jewelry, herbal care, ceramics, clothing, vanilla, decorations, books, and more. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Seussical Kids (12:00 pm) Gibbons Middle School, Westborough: The jr version of the musical will be performed by Southborough’s Neary 4th & 5th Graders. Tickets are $8 each. For details, see dedicated post.

Sunday, December 12, 2021

  • NACC’s Holly Jolly Holidays (3:00 pm) @ Algonquin Regional High School Auditorium: The Northborough Area ​Community Chorus (including Southborough members) will perform its annual Christmas Holiday Show. Tickets from any Chorus Member or at the door $5.
  • Tree lighting & Caroling (4:00 – 6:00 pm) @ Pilgrim Congregational Church, 15 Common St: The community is invited to Pilgrim’s Christmas tree decorating and lighting event as well as carol sing. Festivities will be in the parking lot next to the church. (In case of inclement weather, it will take place in the the hall. If indoors, masks will be required.) For details, see dedicated post.

*Updated (12/7/21 11:23 am): This morning the Southborough Library announced it will be closed today due to possible Covid contact. For now, there was no indication of plans for tomorrow. I’ll post an update when I know more.

**Updated (12/8/21 8:20 am): The Library is still temporarily closed today with uncertainty about the reopening date. It could be Thursday, but may be closed longer. Find more details here.

Updated (12/8/21 3:09 pm): The Library announced that it will reopen on Thursday, December 9th.

Updated (12/9/21 11:43 am): I added the Pilgrim Church Tree Lighting & Caroling.

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