Events this week: Memorial Day ceremonies, Food Trucks, Pops Night, Culture & Music, Early Childhood Fair, Celtic Chocolate, and more

Above: This long weekend is about Memorial Day. Next week’s highlights include the 2nd night of the Food Truck Festival. (image from Facebook)

Rather than just focusing on the next couple of days, I’m getting a jump on next week’s events.

Here are highlights of what’s happening around (or related to) our town this weekend through next.

Friday, May 27, 2022

  • Flag placement for Memorial Day (6:00 – 7:00 pm) @ Rural Cemetery, Cordaville Road/Route 85: Residents are invited to participate in placing fresh flags on the graves of our Veterans to honor their service to our nation. Volunteers are asked to gather in advance in front of the stone structure by the maintenance building at the back of the cemetery. For details, see dedicated post.

Saturday, May 28, 2022

  • ARHS 2022 Murph Challenge (8:00 am) @ CrossFit Forcefield, 94 Main Street Northborough: Algonquin’s Operation Tomahawk is raising funds for the 2022 Murph Challenge and for Tunnel 2 Towers. For details or to sign up, click here.

Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2021

  • Schools, public offices, and Town facilities are closed for the federal holiday.
  • Veterans gathering for Memorial Day (8:30 am) @ VFW/Legion Post Headquarters, Community House, 28 Main Street: Parade convenes at Main St Bank and proceeds down Main St, left onto Cordaville Road, and through the Town’s cemeteries, ending at the Memorial at the Common. This year, the public is invited to take part again and follow along. Distancing and face masks will be at the discretion of the individual. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Memorial Day Ceremony (9:00 am) @ Parade of veterans, scouts, and school bands convenes in Main St Bank parking lot, then proceeds down Main St, left onto Cordaville Road, and through the Town’s cemeteries, with ceremonies along the way to remember veterans laid to rest. As usual, the public is encouraged to follow along. Observances will end at the All Wars Memorial with the traditional speakers and ARHS singers. For details, see dedicated post.

Tuesday, May 31, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Family Support webinar for Teens’ Well-Being (7:00 pm) @ zoom: NSBORO’s Family Support Webinar Series is promoted as supporting teenagers’ well-being. This session is focused on “Mental health, suicidality, and supporting our children”. For details, see dedicated post.

Wednesday, June 1, 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.
  • Young Scientists STEM Beginnings 10:30 – 11:30 am) @ Southborough Library Children’s Room: A free in-person 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.
  • Food Truck Festival (3:30 – 7:0 pm) @ St. Mark’s meadow (corner of Rte 85 and Rte 30): A community event series organized by the Southborough Rotary Club (weekly May 25th – June 15th). This week’s lineup is: Say Cheese, Anzios Brick Oven PizzaThe DogFather, Sabor Latino, and Trombetta”s Farm Ice Cream. For details, see dedicated posts.
  • ARHS POPS Night (7:00 – 9:00 pm) @ Algonquin Regional High School gym: Annual musical celebration featuring all of Algonquin’s vocal and instrumental groups. Admission is $10 per person. (Though the NSMA also sells tables for the Boston Pops style fundraiser.) For details, see dedicated post.

Thursday, June 2, 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.

Friday, June 3, 2022

  • 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.
  • Culture & Music Festival (6:00 – 8:00 pm) @ Algonquin Regional High School, Football Field, 79 Bartlett St, Northborough: Northborough – Southborough Coalition for Equity is hosting the festival. Join them for an evening of music, dancing, and community. For details, see dedicated post.

Saturday, June 4, 2022

  • Early Childhood Fair (10:00 – 11:00 am) @ Finn School (behind near the playground), 60 Richards Road: The event is hosted by the preschool programs run by Northborough – Southborough Public Schools. The purpose is to connect families with small children to community resources for early childhood education. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Celtic Chocolate (1:00 – 2:00 pm) @ Celtic Chocolate: A Klassic Kreations program highlighting the history of chocolate in Ireland, Irish chocolate pioneers, Irish lore, famous Irish foods, & Irish poetry. Includes sample tasting. For details, see dedicated post.

Sunday, June 5, 2022

  • Algonquin Regional High School Graduation @ Algonquin (rain dates are June 4th or June 6th)

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