Events this week: Candidates’ Night, Backyard Biodiversity, Temple Grandin, Rummage Sale, Concerts, Free Throw Challenge, and more

Above: This week’s highlights include another Planet Palooza talk, a rummage sale, and a free throw concert.  (images L-R cropped from flyer, previously contributed image, and Knights of Columbus competition guide)

It is a very busy week in town. Here are highlights of what’s happening in (or related to) Southborough.

[Note: The Outdoor concert and Garden Tour initially scheduled for Saturday have been indefinitely postponed.]*

Monday, April 25, 2022

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bereavement Group (1:00 – 2: 00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: The Bereavement Group is a monthly support group is for ages 50 and older. To sign up to join the group, please call Leslie Chamberlin, R.N. at 508-229-4453.
  • 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, April 26, 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.
  • 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 (12:00 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.
  • 6th Grade Parent Orientation (6:00 – 8:00 pm) @ Trottier Middle School auditorium: Presentation to parents of students who will be entering the school in the fall. Building tours begin at 7:00 pm.
  • Poetry Workshop (6:30 – 8:30 pm) @ Southborough Library: Bi-monthly meeting open to all. Bring your original poetry to share for constructive feedback. For details, see Library website.

Wednesday, April 27, 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.
  • 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. Registration required. For details see related post.
  • Candidates’ Night (6:30 – 8:00p m) @ Southborough Library, main level: Meet & Greet with local residents running for town office followed by a moderated Q&A for candidates for Planning Board and Select Board. For details, see dedicated post.

Thursday, April 28, 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.
  • Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP (6:30 – 8:30 pm) @ zoom: Annual workshop hosted by NSPAC. This presentation will delve into the Individual Education Program (IEP) document. For details, see dedicated post.
  • ARHS Tri-M Coffeehouse (7:00 pm) @ Algonquin Regional High School Cafeteria: Annual open mic night hosted by the school’s musical honor society. Attendance is free but attendees are encouraged to bring cash for coffee and baked goods.
  • Building Backyard Biodiversity (7:00 pm) @ Southborough Library: Dr. Robert J. Gegear will discuss “A Guide to Building Backyard Biodiversity Through Pollination Systems” –how ecological data collected through his Beecology Citizen Science Project is being used to gain insight into the causes of species loss in native pollination systems. The talk is part of the Planet Palooza series. For details, see related post.
  • Registration is full – Temple Grandin: Helping Different Kinds of Minds Solve Problems (7:00 pm) @ Fay School: Ideas&Insights at Fay School Presents Temple Grandin, “Calling All Minds – Helping Different Kinds of Minds Solve Problems” A unique presentation based on Dr. Grandin’s book “Calling All Minds”. The talk is free to attend but registration is required. For details, or to register, click here.

Friday, April 29, 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.
  • Outdoor Pre-K Yoga (10:30 – 11:15 am) @ Southborough Library Lawn: Yoga program for 3-6 year olds (and siblings and caregivers). Registration is required. For details, see dedicated post.

Saturday, April 30, 2022

  • St. Mark’s Rummage Sale (9:00 am – 2:00 pm) @ St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 27 Main St: A “New to You” sale of furniture, household goods, kids’ items, and much more. Proceeds will benefit the restoration needs of the historic church and its grounds. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Drug Take Back Day (10:00 am – 2:00 pm) @ Public Safety Building Lobby, 32 Cordaville Rd: The DEA is encouraging the public to remove unneeded medications from their homes as a measure of preventing medication misuse and opioid addiction from ever starting. The Southborough Police Department has a collection center in the building lobby.
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (11:00 am – 12:00 pm) @ Southborough Library, main floor: Join SkyRise Theater for a reading, followed by a variety of interactive activities! Ages 2.5 and up, registration required. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Indefinitely postponed* – Outdoor Earth Day Concert (1:00 – 2:00 pm) @ Southborough Library lawn: [Note: This event will be rescheduled to sometime in June. Stay tuned for details.] Free Earth Day Celebration Concert Featuring Folk Singer Claire Dacey. The event is part of the Planet Palooza series. For details, see related post
  • Indefinitely postponed* – Pollination Preservation Garden Tour & Talk (2:00 pm) @ Southborough Library lawn: [Note: This event will be rescheduled to sometime in June. Stay tuned for details.] The Open Space Preservation Commission will showcase the Pollination Preservation Garden. Learn about plants chosen for both ecological benefit and beauty and go over next steps for the gardens as well as citizen science and volunteer opportunities. Attendees can pick out free seeds to grow the flowers at home. The event is part of the Planet Palooza series. For details, see related post.
  • Arbor Day Wild Walk (6:30 – 8:30 pm) @ Chestnut Hill Farm: During the guided 30 minute hike, learn about trees and their role in our ecosystems. The campfire will be going and there will be lemonade and s’mores. Pre-registration (and fee) required. For details, see event page.
  • WCC Golden Jubilee Concert (8:00 pm) @ Gibbons Middle School, 20 Fisher St, Westborough: 50th anniversary concert of the Westborough Community Chorus with members from Southborough. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Algonquin Junior Prom & Post-Prom Party: Volunteers are still needed for the overnight JPPP. Parents (who don’t have ARHS juniors) are sought to sign up to help out. (You will need a CORI on file.)

Sunday, May 1, 2022

  • Knights of Columbus Free Throw Challenge (2:00 -4:00 pm) @ Trottier Middle School: Free annual Free Throw Competition for 9-14 year old boys and girls. For details, see dedicated post.
  • WCC Golden Jubilee Concert (8:00 pm) @ Gibbons Middle School, 20 Fisher St, Westborough: 50th anniversary concert of the Westborough Community Chorus with members from Southborough. For details, see dedicated post.
  • NACC 50th Anniversary Concert (8:00 pm) @ Gibbons Middle School, 20 Fisher St, Westborough: 50th anniversary concert of the Northborough Area Community Chorus chorus with members from Southborough. For details, see dedicated post.

Updated (4/25/22 1:36 pm): I learned that Saturday is Drug Take Back Day.

*Updated (4/23/22 8:04 am): The events of April 30 have been indefinitely postponed:

The Open Space Preservation Commission regrets to announce that we are postponing both the Earth Day Concert and the Garden Talk and Tour, our Planet Palooza activities scheduled at the Library for this Saturday April 30th.

We anticipate that both events will be rescheduled for a date in June and will notify the public as soon as a new date is finalized.

In addition, I learned that registration for the Temple Grandin talk is full. I also added info on the APTO seeking volunteers to help them put on the Algonquin Junior Post Prom Party.

On the plus side, I found more details on the ARHS Tri-M event on Thursday night.

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