Events this week

Crystal Alchemy Box, Teen Trivia, Monarch Meander, and Summer Nights

Above: Teens are among those that may want to mark dates to stop by the Library this coming week. (photo by Beth Melo)

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

(Scroll to the bottom for more on daily events/opportunities this summer.* For summer camps, click here.)

Monday, August 22, 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.
  • Teen Summer Art Club (2:30 – 3:30 pm) @ Southborough Library, Teen Room: For Ages 12 to 18. Work on a variety of creative projects like drawing, collage, coloring, or button making. For details, see related post.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

  • Bridge (12:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: A weekly card group, welcoming new participants. 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.
  • Poetry Workshop (6:30 – 8:30 pm) @ Southborough Library, main level: Bring in five copies of original poetry to share. The group will provide supportive feedback. If you don’t have a poem, come anyway and share your insights.

Wednesday, August 24, 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.
  • Crystal Alchemy Box (4:00 – 5:00 pm) @ Southborough Library, main floor: Program for 12 to 18 year olds. A unique soulful, meditative art program that transforms an 8 x 8 kraft box into your own 3-D Alchemy Box. Registration is required. For details, see related post.
  • Open Lab for Ideas (6:30 – 8:30 pm) @ Southborough Library, Teen Room: Program for 12-18 yr olds to explore how they can use Library equipment to take creative project ideas and make them a reality.. For details, see related post.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

  • 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.
  • Advanced Tai Chi (10:15 – 11:45 am) @ Southborough Library: Participants from the Southborough Senior Center’s Advanced Tai Chi class will be meeting weekly at the Library over the summer. Want to practice your poses? Or make new friends? Fellow experienced Tai Chi participants are welcome to come check it out. Drop-in, no registration.
  • Teen Trivia (6:30 – 8:30 pm) @ Free Southborough Library program for teens: Free Southborough Library program for teens. Come show off what you know relating to nature, survival, and exploration! For details, see related post.

Friday, August 26, 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.

Saturday, August 27, 2022

  • Monarch Migratory Meander (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm) @ Chestnut Hill Farm: A family-friendly hike will through the preserved native grassland habitat to learn about the pollinators’ cycles of migration and metamorphosis, and see Monarch caterpillars, chrysalis, and butterflies. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Southborough Summer Nights (5:00 pm until after dusk) @ Neary campus, 53 Parkerville Road: The Town’s big annual end-of-summer, free festival. Music, kids activities, food vendors, and fireworks. For details, see dedicated post.

*Some other opportunities that aren’t special/weekly events (like Art on the Trails or Summer Reading program activities) can be found under my posts on Summer Fun for Adults and What to Do with Kids this Summer. (I’ll be adding to this tagged list throughout the summer.)

Updated (8/22/22 9:12 am): I forgot to include Saturday’s Monarch program.

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