Events this week (Updated)

Halloween parties and parades, Healthy Holiday Harvest, and Strategic Board Games Day

Above: There are plenty of opportunities to to show off your Halloween costumes over the next week. (photo of 2014 SFA Halloween parade by Susan Fitzgerald)

Here are highlights of what’s happening around town this weekend through next weekend. Not surprisingly, quite a few have a Halloween theme.

Thanks to Andrea Thomas Interiors for sponsoring this post.

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

Friday, October 21, 2022

  • Learn Origami (3:30 – 4:30 pm) @ Southborough Library, main floor: This free program is for Ages 10+. Learn from an expert origami artist new origami shapes with a fall season theme. Beginners are welcome. This a drop in program, no registration required.
  • Southborough Safe Spaces – Halloween party (7:00 – 9:00 pm) @ Pilgrim Church, 15 Common St: Youth Halloween party for grades 6-12 hosted by Southborough Safe Spaces for LBGTQ+ youth of all faiths and their allies. Wear your most fabulous costume, bring a spooky snack to share, & get ready to PARTY!!! For details, click here.

Saturday, October 22, 2022

  • Scarecrow Saturdays (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) @ Chestnut Hill Farm: Free fall fun, no registration required. Kids (and adventurous adults) can have their face painted for free, then take a selfie with scarecrows outside the farm store. Costumes are welcome, and they encourage bringing silly accessories (or team jerseys) to dress the scarecrows for their glamour shot with you. For details, click here.
  • 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.
  • Read to a Dog (11:00 – 11:45 am) @ Southborough Library: Program preferably for kids ages 5 and up with some reading ability. Each month, children can sign up to read a short book to a certified therapy dog. Register at the Children’s Room desk or by contacting kivers@southboroughma.com or 508-485-5031.
  • Healthy Holiday Harvest (1:00 – 2:00 pm) @ where: Kim Larkin will demonstrate how to celebrate the holiday season with a fun, colorful buffet, tablescaping techniques 101, healthful recipe handouts, and easy wine and spirit recommendations. As always, she will offer samples to enjoy. Open to the public, no registration required.
  • SFA Halloween Parade & Costume Contest (2:00 – 3:00 pm): The Southborough Firefighter Association invites the public to join their annual community costume parade. Gather outside of Woodward School, then march to the Public Safety Building to show off costumes for their contest and enjoy treats. For details, see related post.
  • Trunk or Treat (3:00 – 5:00 pm) @ Woodward School: Town departments will have vehicle trunks decorated like Halloween themed parade floats. Families are encouraged to come trick or treat at each. The event is put on by Southborough Recreation. For details, see related post.

Sunday, October 23, 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, October 24, 2022

  • 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.
  • 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, October 25, 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.)
  • All About Goats (1:00 – 2:00 pm) @ Chestnut Hill Farm: For ages 4+. After learning about what makes them unique, and how they help sustainable land management, you will get to meet them up close and brush them. Pre-registration (and fee) required. 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, October 26, 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.)
  • Bingo (1:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: Pre-registration is required (and it may be full). Bingo, fun, and prizes. For details, see the Senior Center’s newsletter, p 7.
  • postponed to Nov 2nd — Read to a Dog (6:30 – 7:30 pm) @ Southborough Library: Program preferably for kids ages 5 and up with some reading ability. Each month, children can sign up to read a short book to a certified therapy dog. Register at the Children’s Room desk or by contacting kivers@southboroughma.com or 508-485-5031.
  • Southborough Rotary Interact 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.

Thursday, October 27, 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: For ages 4+. After learning about what makes them unique, and how they help sustainable land management, you will get to meet them up close and brush them. Pre-registration (and fee) required. For details, see related post.

Friday, October 28, 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.
  • Canasta (11:15 am) @ Southborough Senior Center: A weekly card group. For details, contact the Senior Center at 508-229-4453.

Saturday, October 29, 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.
  • Halloween Party (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) @ Fay School Campus: The annual free party for kids put on by Fay School and the Southborough Library. Kids are invited to come in costume for games and crafts, a story time with Miss Kim, the costume parade, and spooky music with Stacey Peasley. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Scarecrow Saturdays (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) @ Chestnut Hill Farm: Free fall fun, no registration required. Kids (and adventurous adults) can have their face painted for free, then take a selfie with scarecrows outside the farm store. Costumes are welcome, and they encourage bringing silly accessories (or team jerseys) to dress the scarecrows for their glamour shot with you. For details, click here.
  • 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.
  • Strategic Board Game Day (11:00 am – 3:00 pm) @ Southborough Library, Teen Room: Come play games and make new friends at the library! Get an intro to strategy board gaming with a focus on easy to learn, gateway games. For ages 10+, all experience levels welcome. For details and to register, click here.
  • 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 30, 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.
  • Boo in the Barnyard (1:00, 2:00, or 3:00 pm) @ Chestnut Hill Farm: All ages/family – 60 minute window – pick a time slot. A costume party with Halloween activities for families such as ghost, pumpkin, and candy corn crafts, mask-making, and the farm’s special take on trick-or-treating. For details, see dedicated post.

Updated (10/25/22 3:00 pm): I added a link to the dedicated post for the Fay/Library Halloween party.

Updated (10/26/22 11:37 am): I had forgotten to include Sunday’s Boo in the Barnyard.

Updated (10/26/22 3:23 pm): The Library is postponing this week’s Read to a Dog event to November 2nd.

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