Events this week: Story Times, art/photography classes for kids and adults, Fire Pit Saturdays, and ARHS Class of 2024 fundraiser (Updated)

Above: Read to a Dog is cancelled*, but Fire Pit Saturdays continue. (images from Facebook events)

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

Reminder, the Southborough Senior Center is closed until Monday, January 31st.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Art with Photography for Kids (4:00 – 5:30 pm) @ Apothecary Artists, 1 Boston Rd: Apothecary Artists is offering classes for kids (fee and registration required). This week’s session is for 5th to 8th graders.  Using a camera, phone, or any device that takes photos, students will learn to play with will play with lighting, angles, shadows and much more. For details see dedicated post.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

  • Art and Reiki class (6:30 – 8:30 pm) @ Apothecary Artists, 1 Boston Rd: Apothecary Artists is offering classes (fee and registration required). This session: Instructor Emily Van Nort Come will teach creative, relaxing art techniques to help calm your mind and refocus your energy. For ages 12+. For details see dedicated post.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

  • 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.
  • Let’s Get Creative for Kids (4:00 – 5:30 pm) @ Apothecary Artists, 1 Boston Rd: Apothecary Artists is offering classes for kids (fee and registration required). This week’s session is for 5th to 8th graders.  Have fun using a variety of materials to make a piece of art. For details see dedicated post.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

  • cancelled* – Read to a Dog (11:00 am – 12:00 pm) @ Southborough Library Children’s Room: Each child participating will have a chance to read a short book to a certified therapy dog. Children must be ages 5+ with some reading ability. Please pre-register in the Children’s Room for a 15 min slot.
  • Fire Pit Saturdays ( 12:00 – 2:00 pm or 3:00 – 5:00 pm) @ Chestnut Hill Farm: Pre-registration (and fee) required. Your ticket includes two hours at a private fire (we’ll light your fire for you), private picnic table seating, wood for burning, roasting sticks, and a kit for making six s’mores. Additional kits are available for purchase. For details, see dedicated post.
  • ARHS Class of 2024’s Chipotle Fundraiser (4:00 – 8:00 pm) @ Chipotle, 237 Boston Post Road West, Marlborough: Order dinner from the Marlborough Chipotle and have ⅓ of your bill donated to Algonquin Regional’s sophomore class. For details on how to support the fundraiser, see dedicated post.

*Updated (1/18/22 3:59 pm): I just learned that Tuesday Tech time is temporarily suspended and the Read to a Dog program won’t take place this weekend.

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