Events this week: Songs and Stories of Ireland over zoom; Assabet Valley Mastersingers and Shir Joy Chorus concerts

Above: Highlights from events this week include two choral concerts this Sunday – one in person and one via zoom. (images cropped from singing groups’ websites.)

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

Tuesday, March 15, 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.

Wednesday, March 16, 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.
  • 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: Come learn creative, relaxing art techniques to help calm your mind and refocus your energy. Each participant will create a small framable piece of art and have a reiki healing after the initial instruction. For details see dedicated post.

Thursday, March 17, 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.
  • St. Patrick’s Day Show—Zoom Style @ virtual: Free program offered by the Southborough Senior Center. Join Michael Goodwin with the “The Songs and Stories of Ireland and the Irish”. Pre-registration required. For details, see related post.
  • Let’s Get Creative for Kids (4:00 – 5:15 pm) @ Sew Studio, 205 Turnpike Rd: Apothecary Artists is offering classes for kids (fee and registration required). Have fun using a variety of materials to make a piece of art. For details see website.
  • Genealogy Club (7:00 – 8:00 pm) @ Southborough Library, main floor: This is an informal group meeting where you can learn and share tips about resources for researching family history. Group meetings are free and open to the public. Bring your laptop, log into Ancestry.com at the library, and join in!

Friday, March 18, 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.

Saturday, March 19, 2022

  • Fundraiser for Ukrainian Refugees (10:00 am – 4:00 pm) @ Transfer Station: Volunteers for the Southborough Rotary Club will be collecting donations to help the Bucharest chapter purchase supplies for refugees from Ukraine in Romania. 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.
  • Brian K. Arsenault Night at the Railers (2:30 pm and 7:30 pm) @ DCU Center: Double Header in memory of ARHS Alum Brian Arsenault, KIA in Afghanistan in 2014. The first game is ARHS Hockey vs ARHS Alumni. The second is the Worcester Railers vs Newfoundland Growlers. For details, see dedicated post.

AVM concert promoSunday, March 20, 2022

  • Assabet Valley Mastersingers (3:30 pm) @ Algonquin Regional High School, Northborough: AVM happily presents “Songs of Ecstasy”. Dr. Robert P. Eaton will conduct the ensemble and soloists accompanied by two pianos, an oboe and five percussionists. concert Attendees are required to present proof of full vaccination and masks are required. Children under 12 free with an accompanying adult. For details, click here.
  • Shir Joy Concert promoShir Joy Chorus presents “Light, Love, & Hope” (7:00 – 8:30 pm) @ virtual: The concert will feature selections in Hebrew, English, Yiddish, and Ladino. For details and to pre-register, click here

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