Events this week (Updated – Again)

Fay Fall Festival, farm events, ARHS Financial Aid Night, Alzheimer's talk, Finn Fall Festival, and more

Above: Chestnut Hill Fam is offering a program for kids who won’t be in school on Monday. Later in the week, the Southborough Community Fund is holding a special fundraiser (images L-R cropped from TTOR website and event flyer)

Here are highlights of what’s happening around (or related to) our town this weekend through next weekend. Reminder to families with kids in NSBORO Schools — it’s a long weekend.

Also worth noting This weekend through next there are three fall fall festivals. Two are geared to families with young kids, but one is decidedly a grown up affair. [Editor’s Note: I’ve been informed that the Southborough Community Fund’s event has sold out.]

(The gray font is for previously established events that take place regularly – at least 2x per month or more frequently.)

Friday, September 23, 2022

  • Southborough Safe Spaces – Gay Games Night @ Pilgrim Congregational Church, 15 Common St: Youth event for the group that provides a safe, welcoming environment for LBGTQ+ youth of all faiths. For details, see website.

Saturday, September 24, 2022

  • Car Wash (8:30 am – 4:30 pm) @ Transfer Station: Fundraiser as part of an Eagle Scout project to install benches on Beals Preserve for the Southborough Open Land Foundation.
  • Hike with Goats (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) @ Chestnut Hill Farm: All ages/family – 60 minute window – pick a time slot. Take a leisurely hike through Chestnut Hill Farm’s beautiful grounds and trails, accompanied by one or more of our friendly goats! Pre-registration (and fee) required. (Weekly on Saturdays and Sundays.) For details, see related post.
  • Fay Fall Festival (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) @ Fay School: Free event for families, but registration is required. The fun includes a “Balloon Magic” show, painting pumpkins, games, and refreshments. For details, see dedicated post.

Sunday, September 25, 2022

  • Hike with Goats (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) @ Chestnut Hill Farm: All ages/family – 60 minute window – pick a time slot. Take a leisurely hike through Chestnut Hill Farm’s beautiful grounds and trails, accompanied by one or more of our friendly goats! Pre-registration (and fee) required. (Weekly on Saturdays and Sundays.) For details, see related post.

Monday, September 26, 2022 – Rosh Hashana

  • No School: There is no public school in Southborough and Northborough on the the first full day of the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashana.
  • Walking Group for Seniors (8:30 am) @ Trottier Middle School’s outdoor track: Free weekly walking group organized by the Southborough Senior Center. 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.
  • Junior Farmer for a Day (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) @ Chestnut Hill Farm: Program for grades K-5. Give your child the experience of being a junior farmer! Help care for farm animals, learn about farm-fresh food, hike the trails, create natural crafts, and explore the farm from the eyes of its most important team member: the farmer! Pre-registration (and fee) required. For details, see related post.
  • 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. Ages 2-5 years and their parents or caregivers. No registration required. (Mondays & Tuesdays through most of the school year.)
  • Creativity Club (3:30 – 4:30 pm) @ Southborough, Library Teen Room: Young adults ages 12 to 18 are invited to drop-in to work on creative projects. Craft materials will be available and writing prompts and projects provided. No pre-registration required.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

  • Book Bugs: Farm Fun for Little Ones (10:00 – 11:00 am) @ Chestnut Hill Farm: Pre-registration (and fee) required. For ages 2 to 5 years old, adult supervision required (siblings under 2 yrs old can attend for free). Bring your little bug to the farm for an interactive children’s story time. We’ll read a farm story, make a craft, and explore the farm! Each day will have a different theme. (Biweekly program.) For details, see related post.
  • 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. Ages 2-5 years old and their parents or caregivers. No registration required. (Mondays & Tuesdays through most of the school year.)
  • Senior Songsters (11:00 am – 12:00 pm) @ where: The Senior Center’s singing group’s weekly rehearsal. This friendly group is open to any senior who enjoys singing regardless of ability. (Those who prefer to listen can sit in.) For details, see related 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.
  • Tuesday Tech Time (4:00 – 5:00 pm) @ Southborough Library Teen Room: Each week, library staff and teen volunteers will make every effort to assist patrons with technology questions. Bring questions about ebooks and electronic resources. This is a drop in event; no registrations necessary. 
  • Mystery & Puzzle Book Club (4:00 – 5:00 pm) @ Southborough Library, main level: This monthly book club run by the Southborough Library for grades 2- requires pre-registration. For details, see related post.
  • 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. (Meets twice monthly.)

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

  • Walking Group for Seniors (8:30 am) @ Southborough cemetery, 11 Cordaville Road: Free weekly walking group organized by the Southborough Senior Center. 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.
  • Kids Jam (11:00 – 11:30 am) @ Southborough Library Lawn: Weekly program featuring traditional and popular children’s songs suitable for newborns through preschool age. Drop-In, no registration necessary. Children must be accompanied by parent/caregiver. (The outdoor event will be cancelled if it rains.)
  • Senior Lunch “Get on Board” (12:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: Pre-registration is required (and it may be full). Lunch with members of the Southborough Fire Department. For details, see the Senior Center’s newsletter, p.7
  • ARHS Financial Aid Night (6:30 pm) @ Algonquin Regional High School auditorium:
    Program for parents of Algonquin seniors, put on by the Guidance Dept to talk about pursuing Financial Aid for students applying to colleges.
  • Southborough Interact Rotary Club (7:30 – 8:30 pm) @ Southborough Library, main level: Take action, build international understanding, and make new friends around the world. Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self. Find out how serious leadership can be seriously fun. This meeting will focus on launching Interact for Trottier. For details, see dedicated post.

Thursday, September 29, 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.
  • Baby/Toddler Storytime (11:00 – 11:45 am) @ Southborough Library Children’s Room: This weekly 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.
  • All About Goats (1:00 – 2:00 pm) @ Chestnut Hill Farm: Program for Ages 4+. Pre-registration (and fee) required. Hands on program with the farm’s goats to learn all about them. For details, see related post.
  • Reading Buddies (4:00 – 5:00 pm) @ Southborough Library Children’s Room: Beginner readers looking for a supportive listener, and teens interested in helping young patrons gain confidence in the reading skills, are invitedt o register to be paired up through the library’s weekly program. For details, see related post.
  • Sold Out — SCF’s Fall Fest (6:00 – 9:00 pm) @ Old Fire Station, 21 Main Street: [Note: This event has sold out!] Southborough Community Fund will be holding an evening fundraiser. Kick off Fall 2022 with friends and neighbors while supporting the Southborough Community Fund. Learn about the SCF with drinks, appetizers, and an acoustic guitarist. For details, see dedicated post. Tickets are $150. For details, see dedicated post.
  • A World Without Alzheimer’s Disease (7:00 – 8:00 pm) @ Southborough Library: Join us for an informal session led by a respected source for families of people living with dementias. For details, see dedicated post.

Friday, September 30, 2022

  • Dull Men’s Club (10:00 am) @ Southborough Senior Center: Casual social club for senior men. New members are always welcome to drop in. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Outside Preschool Yoga (10:30 – 11:15 am) @ Southborough Library lawn: A free Library program for children age 3-6 with parents (siblings welcome). A Certified Kids’ Yoga Instructor will lead children through a series of yoga postures, using games, music, and literacy activities. Yoga mats will be provided. Pre-registration is required. (Weekly sessions through mid-October.)
  • Canasta (11:15 am) @ Southborough Senior Center: A weekly card group. For details, contact the Senior Center at 508-229-4453.
  • Finn Fall Festival (5:30 – 7:30 pm) @ SOS fundraiser – promoted as limited to Finn students and their families. The event includes carnival games, pizza, crafts, raffle, and more. Tickets are $5 per person or $20 per family. For details, click here.

Saturday, October 1, 2022

  • Hike with Goats (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) @ Chestnut Hill Farm: All ages/family – 60 minute window – pick a time slot. Take a leisurely hike through Chestnut Hill Farm’s beautiful grounds and trails, accompanied by one or more of our friendly goats! Pre-registration (and fee) required. (Weekly on Saturdays and Sundays.) For details, see related post.
  • Open Lab for Ideas (10:30 – 12:30 pm) @ Southborough Library, Teen Room: Biweekly program for 12-18 yr olds to explore how they can use Library equipment to take creative project ideas and make them a reality.
  • Sit & Knit (2:00 – 4:00pm) @ Southborough Library: Biweekly program for ages 18+ to drop in and work on your latest knitting or crochet projects while you enjoy the company of fellow yarn crafters in a relaxed social setting. All levels are welcome but no formal instruction will be given.

Sunday, October 2, 2022

  • Hike with Goats (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) @ Chestnut Hill Farm: All ages/family – 60 minute window – pick a time slot. Take a leisurely hike through Chestnut Hill Farm’s beautiful grounds and trails, accompanied by one or more of our friendly goats! Pre-registration (and fee) required. (Weekly on Saturdays and Sundays.) For details, see related post.
  • Shannon’s Path Inaugural Dog Walk (10:00 am) @ Neary, 53 Parkerville Road: The 3⅓ mile fundraising walk will raise money to research rare cancers and care for patients. Dogs are not required to join them. For details, see dedicated post.

Updated (9/27/22 9:03 am): SCF’s fundraising event has sold out.

Updated (9/27/22 9:55 am): Rotary shared info about this Wednesday’s Interact Club meeting.

Updated (9/30/22 1:57 pm): I just learned about the Dog Walk on Sunday.

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