Events this week: Restoring native pollinator habitats, Noise Bylaw Forum, Fill a Cruiser, Read to a Dog, and Messiah Sing

Above: This week’s events include a presentation on supporting native pollinators and a Fill the Cruiser for the food pantry collection. (images – top row cropped from flickr posts L-R by USFWS Midwest Region and John Baker; bottom from SPD Facebook page with photo credit to Westborough’s Sgt Mike Daniels.)

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

Monday, December 13, 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, December 14, 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.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

  • More Than Just The Buzz! (7:00 – 8:00 pm) @ St. Mark’s School, Taft Hall: The public is invited to a presentation on restoring habitats friendly to “at risk” native pollinators and simple ways to help. The presentation by Dr. Robert J. Gegear from UMASS Dartmouth is sponsored by the Open Space Preservation Commission and Southborough Rotary. It will include information on how Southborough and other communities in Massachusetts have used his research-based native plant list to support imperiled native plant-pollinator systems. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Noise Bylaw Forum (7:30 pm) @ zoom: The committee charged with drafting a proposed Noise Bylaw for Southborough is seeking public input as part of the process. To share your opinions on noise issues and potential regulations, participate in their public hearing this week. (Click here for the agenda.)

Thursday, December 16, 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.
  • Chair Yoga for seniors (1:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: Pre-registration required. For details on weekly class, see newsletter.

Friday, December 17, 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.
  • Fill a Cruiser (1:00 – 5:00 pm) @ in front of the Public Safety Building, 32 Cordaville Rd: The Southborough Police Department will be collecting non-perishable food items (and other items) for the Southborough Food Pantry to support community members in need. (For the most up to date pantry needs list, click here.)

Saturday, December 18, 2021

  • 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.

Sunday, December 19, 2021

  • AVM Messiah Sing (3:30 pm) @ First Church, Marlborough: Assabet Valley Mastersingers regional chorus (including Southborough members) will perform the Christmas portion of Handel’s oratorio and the “Hallelujah Chorus” with audience participation and organ accompaniment. Masks are required with social distancing by attendee unit. (Free, suggested donation $10.) For details, click here.

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