Events this week

Read to a Dog, Blood Drive, Reindeer Quest, caroling, Santa Day, and holiday sales, concerts, and celebrations

Above: This week’s highlights are a Blood Drive, the start of “Reindeer Quest” along farm trails, and a weekend chock-full of holiday festivities. (images L-R from flyer, TTOR’s website, and top by Susan Fitzgerald, bottom by Beth Melo)

Here are highlights of what’s happening around (or related to) our town through a very busy weekend.

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

Monday, November 28, 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.
  • Assabet Valley Mastersingers (7:30 – 9:45 pm) @ First Congregational Church, 19 Church Road, Shrewsbury: Open rehearsals for Interested Vocalists and Potential Members to audition to join the regional chorus. For details, see dedicated post.

Tuesday, November 29, 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. 

Wednesday, November 30, 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.
  • Read to a Dog (6:30 – 7:30 pm) @ Southborough Library Children’s Room: Children preferably ages 5 and up with some reading ability will read to Perla, a certified therapy dog. Each child participating will have a chance to read a short book. Please pre-register in the Children’s Room (or you can email kivers@southboroughma.com/call 508-485-5031).

Thursday, December 1, 2022

  • Reindeer Quest (Sunrise to Sunset) @ trails at Chestnut Hill Farm: First day of the return of the farm’s “elusive herd” of wooden reindeer (including Rudolph) found along the farm trails throughout December. For details, click here.
  • 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.
  • Virtual Book Club (7:30 – 8:30 pm) @ zoom: The Southborough Library is hosting a Virtual Book Club. Participants chat about what they’re reading or listening to with library staff and other patrons on the Zoom platform. We will meet once a month to informally chat and exchange ideas about what you and the library staff are currently reading. For details, contact Leah Selleck at 508-485-5031.
  • Blood Drive (11:00 am – 5:30 pm) @ Southborough Library parking lot, 25 Main Street: description. Sign up for a time slot to donate blood to Dana-Farber Cancer Insitute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital through the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center bloodmobile. Each “successful” donor will receive a $10 Gas Card. For details, see dedicated post.
  • DIY Holiday Wreath Workshop (6:30 – 8:00 pm) @ Gulbankian Florist, 40 Mt Vickery Rd: There is a registration fee and attendance is limited. For details, see dedicated post.

Friday, December 2, 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.
  • Girl Scout Holiday Sing-along (6:30 – 7:30 pm) @ Community House Lawn: Event for all families in Southborough, hosted by the Girl Scouts. Kick off lighting up the Community House for the holiday season with an old-fashioned holiday sing-along with some modern touches. For details, see dedicated post.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

  • Annual Kids Shop (9:00 am – 2:00 pm) @ St Anne’s Church Parish Hall, 20 Boston Road: An annual Southborough tradition. Boy Scout Troop 92 provides a safe haven for kids to do their own holiday shopping for family members without parents’ prying eyes. While waiting, adults can enjoy a bake sale and coffee. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Art and Gift Sale (10:00 am – 5:00 pm) @ 49 Lynbrook Road (L’Abri Fellowship): Local artisans and craftspeople will be selling holiday gifts. This event is free and open to the public. Includes jewelry, fine art, natural body care, textiles, and ceramics. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Christmas Bazaar (10:00 am – 2:00 pm) @ St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 27 Main Street: Featuring the White Elephant, jewelry, toy, and craft sales, a silent auction, kids games and activities, basket raffle, a lunchtime Café, and more. All proceeds benefit the church’s Youth Group Annual Mission Trip and the Southborough Food Pantry’s Fuel Assistance Program. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Holiday Book Sale (10:00 am – 2:00 pm) @ Southborough Library: The Friends of the Southborough Library will be holding a special book sale upstairs. One free book per child. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Holiday Tree Party (10:30 am – 2:00 pm) @ Southborough Library: Kids are invited to enjoy refreshments and make ornaments to hang on the library holiday tree. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Santa Day (12:00 – 3:00 pm) @ Community House: See Santa arrive by fire truck . Then join him and Southborough Kindergroup at the Community House for activities and refreshments before kids share their wishes with Santa while posing for a picture. For details, see dedicated post.
  • “A Wish for Peace” WCC Holiday Show (8:00 pm) @ Gibbons Middle School, 20 Fisher St, Westborough: The Westborough Community Chorus will perform its annual Holiday Show with Christmas favorites, some Hanukkah tunes and songs of hope and peace. There will be an audience sing-along and a visit from Santa. For details, see related post.

Sunday, December 4, 2022 

  • Gingerbread House Building Workshop (11:30 am) @ Pilgrim Congregational Church, 15 Common St: Build gingerbread houses while listening to festive music and drinking hot chocolate. Proceeds will benefit the Southborough Food Pantry! (RSVP by November 30.) For details, see related post.
  • The True Story of Santa Claus (11:30 am – 1:00 pm) @ St. Anne’s Parish stage, 20 Boston Rd: The public is cordially invited to a staged reading play of “The True Story of Santa Claus”, followed by a party with pictures with “Santa”, Nativity Gingerbread House Making, Candle Wreath Making, and more. For details, see dedicated post.
  • NACC Christmas Concert (2:00 pm) @ Algonquin Regional, 79 Bartlett St, Northborough: The Northborough Area Community Chorus will perform its annual Christmas Holiday Show. Expect a visit from Santa. For details, see related post.
  • “A Wish for Peace” WCC Holiday Show (2:00 pm) @ Gibbons Middle School, 20 Fisher St, Westborough: The Westborough Community Chorus will perform its annual Holiday Show with Christmas favorites, some Hanukkah tunes and songs of hope and peace. There will be an audience sing-along and a visit from Santa. For details, see related post.
  • Make Your own Porch Pot (3:00 – 4:00 pm) @ Gulbankian Florist, 40 Mt Vickery Rd: There is a registration fee and attendance is limited. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Messiah Community Concert (3:30 pm) @ Pilgrim Congregational Church, 15 Common St: The annual concert performing selections from Handel’s Messiah. For details, see dedicated post.

Updated (12/2/22 5:11 pm): Due to the weather Santa will arrive at Santa Day by Fire Engine.

Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
  • © 2023 MySouthborough.com — All rights reserved.