Events this week: Ten Habits to Thrive, Learning to Listen with L.O.V.E., and more (Updated)

Above: Highlights of the week include a workshop on learning to thrive, a live model drawing instruction class, and a workshop on listening skills to improve communication with loved ones. (images cropped from Facebook posts by Southborough Library and Apothecary Artists and SYFS bulletin.)

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

Monday, March 7, 2022

  • 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.
  • Wellness Series: Ten Habits to Thrive (7:00 – 8:00 pm) @ zoom: The free Wellness Series for ages 12+ is offered by the Southborough Library and Jill Vroman Fitness & Wellness. This session: The path to success can be ease and flow. Learn 10 habits to thrive by changing your habits and life. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Walking Group for Seniors (8:30 am) @ Trottier Middle School’s outdoor track: Free walking group organized by the Southborough Senior Center, see newsletter. Walkers generally go for an hour, but continue for as long as you wish. The location is a loop, so feel free to join late.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

  • 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.
  • Bridge (12:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: A weekly card group, welcoming new participants. For details, contact the Senior Center at 508-229-4453.
  • Parent Support Group (12:30 -1:30 pm) @ South Union Building, 21 Highland St: Join Southborough Youth & Family Services for a space to vent, get good ideas, and decompress before going back to the very important job of parenting. For details, see related post.
  • Knitting Club (1:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: Knitters, welcoming new members. For details, contact the Senior Center at 508-229-4453.
  • 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, March 9, 2022

  • Walking Group for Seniors (8:30 am) @ Southborough cemetery, 11 Cordaville Road: Free walking group organized by the Southborough Senior Center, see newsletter. Walkers generally go for an hour, but continue for as long as you wish. The location is a loop, so feel free to join late.
  • Elder Law Advice (10:00 – 10:45 am) @ phone or zoom: An Elder Law attorney who has given many seminars at the Senior Center 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 15 minute time slot during the window. For details, see the Senior Center’s newsletter insert.
  • St. Patrick’s Day Goodie Bag Pick Up @ Southborough Senior Center: Seniors can sign up for a time to pickup up a free St. Patrick’s Day Goodie Bag filled with fun things to celebrate the Luck of the Irish. For details, see related post.
  • Learning to Listen with L.O.V.E. (6:00 – 8:00 pm) @ South Union Building, 21 Highland St: Workshop hosted by Southborough Youth & Family Services on the art of communication in relationships. They will  address some of the challenges and review critical elements of successful communication. Registration required. For details see related post.
  • Live Model Drawing Class (6:30 – 8:30 pm) @ Apothecary Artists, 1 Boston Rd: Apothecary Artists is offering classes (fee and registration required). This session: Instructor Patrick Steele; We’ll provide a live model at each session and a skilled, professional artist to instruct (developing artists) or critique (experienced artists). For details see dedicated post.

Thursday, March 10, 2022

  • 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 (12:30 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: Pre-registration required. For details on weekly class, see newsletter.
  • 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.

Friday, March 11, 2022

  • Billiards (8:30 am – 3:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: Weekly drop-in play. For details, contact the Senior Center at 508-229-4453.
  • Canasta (10:00 am) @ Southborough Senior Center: A weekly card group. 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.
  • Young Scientists STEM Beginnings (10:30 – 11:15 am) @ zoom: A free 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 through the Southborough Library is sponsored by the YMCA Family & Community Partnership.

Updated (3/7/22 7:17 pm): I added the Senior Center’s Walking Groups.

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