Events this week: Planet Palooza walks & talks, Petting Zoo, Earth Day Cleanup, ARHS Fund Run, and A Capella festival (Updated)

Above: “Planet Palooza” events in honor of Earth Day and a fundraising run/walk for Algonquin’s Track & Field teams are part of this week’s highlights.

For those who aren’t already aware, this week is spring break for NSBORO public schools. Here are some highlights of events in and related to Southborough this week.

Monday, April 18, 2021

  • Patriot’s Day: Town offices, Southborough Library, and Senior Center are closed.

Tuesday, April 19, 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..
  • 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, April 20, 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.
  • Restoring Native Pollination Systems in Southborough (7:00 – 8:00 pm) @ St Mark’s School’s Taft Hall: As part of Planet Palooza, learn about  Southborough’s successful native pollination projects and how to use a research-based plant list to improve biodiversity in your own yard. For details, see related post.

Thursday, April 21, 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.
  • Traveling Children’s Zoo (11:00 am – 12:00 pm) @ Southborough Library lawn: Records and Burpee Traveling Children’s Zoo. No registration required. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Chair Yoga for seniors (12:30 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: Pre-registration required. For details on weekly class, see newsletter.
  • Genealogy Club (7:00 – 8:30 pm) @ Southborough Library, main floor: This is an informal group meeting, open to the public, where you can learn and share tips about resources for researching family history. Bring your laptop.

Friday, April 22, 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.
  • A Walk Back in Time (11:00 am) @ Beals Preserve: As part of Planet Palooza, learn the history of the Beals Preserve use since 1900. The history walk will start at the Pollination Preservation Garden. For details, see related post.
  • ARHS Track and Field Meet and Greet (11:00 am – 1:30 pm) @ Algonquin Regional High School: This event is open to anyone who wishes to understand what it is like to be a Track and Field Athlete but is targeted towards the Middle School grade level to give them a feel for High School Sports. Includes activities. For details, see related post.
  • Trail Cleanup for Earth Day (1:00 – 3:30 pm): Volunteers are invited to help clear Town trails and cleanup trash at trailheads. Registration is requested and participants should first meet up at Fayville Playground to recieve instructions. For details, see dedicated post.

Saturday, April 23, 2022

  • Earth Day Cleanup ( 8:30 – 11:30 am): Southborough’s 30th Annual event to pick up trash along the Town’s roadways and public spaces, sponsored by Southborough Rotary Club. Free treats and coffee will be available starting at 8:00 am at the DPW. Stop in to sign up and pick up trash bags. For details, see dedicated post.
  • ARHS Fund Run (1:00 – 3:00 pm) @ Algonquin Regional High School: ARHS – Track and Field Teams are hosting a fundraiser to raise $10,000 for new uniforms and equipment. The Fund Run will have a 1-mile scenic walk through Algonquin’s trails and a 5k race. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Wick Choral Festival (7:30 pm) @ St. Mark’s School, Class of ’45 Hall, Putnam Family Arts Center: St. Mark’s annual celebration of a cappella music featuring local high school ensembles capped off with a performance from a collegiate group (Northeastern University). 

Sunday, April 24, 2022

  • Town Forest Guided Nature Walk (1:00 pm) @ off of 76 Woodland Road: (Full with a waitlist.) As part of Planet Palooza, Get to know the trails, learn about native wildlife, observe and identify plants, trees, and signs of animals. The walk will be led by a naturalist and environmental and outdoor educator. Participation is limited and registration is required. For details, see related post.

Updated (4/20/22 11:02 am): An event was announced for volunteers to help clear/cleanup Town trails on Friday.

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