Events this week

Family Trivia & Game Night, Dino Adventures, Innovation Saturday, Young Dems Pizza Party, Cooking classes, Shrek Jr. and more

Above: Fay School has special events for kids this Saturday. And the Young Dems of Central MA are hosting a party/election launch at Southborough House of Pizza.

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

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

Friday, January 20, 2023

  • Full –Woodward Movie Night (6:15 – 8:15 pm) @ Woodward School: SOS fundraiser drop-off event for Woodward students only, screening the movie “Lightyear”. (Registration is full.)
  • Southborough Safe Spaces – Family Game Night (7:00 – 9:00 pm) @ Pilgrim Church, 15 Common St: Hosted by Southborough Safe Spaces (group for LBGTQ+ youth grades 6-12 of all faiths and their allies). Event for all ages and includes dinner, discussion, and trivia games. For details, click here.

Saturday, January 21, 2023

  • Dino Adventures (9:00 – 10:00 am) @ Fay’s Primary School, 23 Middle Road: Saturday’s at Fay event – free to kids ages 6 and under with their parents but space is limited and registration is required. Animal Adventures’ interactive presentation with fossils, dinosaur skulls and more – plus live animals. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Innovation Saturday (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) @ Fay’s Primary School, 23 Middle Road: Free hands-on innovation workshops for kids ages 6-12. Space is limited and registration is required. For details, see dedicated 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Soup Making Class (2:00 – 4:00 pm) @Southborough Library, Eaton Room: Free demonstration on making your own simple, healthy soups. Registration is required. For details, see dedicated post.
  • 2023 Local Elections Pizza Party (6:30 pm) @ Southborough House of Pizza, 5 Main Street: The Central Massachusetts Young Democrats are holding a kickoff event for local campaigns. They are encouraging prospective members (area residents under the age of 36 years old) to attend for free – but also welcoming others to help them raise funds. For details, see dedicated post.

Monday, January 23, 2023

  • 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.
  • cancelled* – 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.)
  • cancelled* – Knitting Club (1:00 pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: Bi-monthly social knitting group. Beginners are welcome and supplies will be provided, though you can also bring your own and “any creation you are working on”. For planning purposes, the Senior Center is asking potential attendees to RSVP. For details, see related post
  • Youth Writing Club (3:30 – 4:30 pm) @ Southborough Library, Teen Room: Weekly Library program for youth ages 11-18. Participants are invited to come share ideas and practice writing skills in a supportive environment. No sign up necessary.
  • Postponed – KofC Free Throw Competition (6:00 pm) @ Trottier Middle School: The free throw contest for 9-14 year olds, put on by Knights of Columbus, is postponed due to the weather. For details, see dedicated post

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • Thai Street Food (5:30 – 7:00 pm) @ zoom: Part of the Southborough Library’s free virtual cooking series. A professional cooking instructor will teach making two Thai dishes from scratch. Pre-registration is required. For details, see dedicated post.
  • Select Board Office Hours (6:00 – 7:00 pm) @ Town House Hearing Room, 17 Common St: Residents are invited to drop in to informally speak with two Board members about any questions, concerns or interests. Vice Chair Chelsea Malinowski and Member Andrew Dennington.
  • 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, January 25, 2023

  • 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 to Perla. Please register in the Children’s Room (or you can email kivers@southboroughma.com /call 508-485-5031).

Thursday, January 26, 2023

  • 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.
  • Preschool Farm Explorers (10:00 – 11:00 am) @ Chestnut Hill Farm: For ages 2 years 9 months to 5 years old, Adult supervision required (discount for younger siblings and siblings under 1 yr old can attend for free) Your little farm explorers will become fully immersed in what life is like here at Chestnut Hill. Each session will have a different theme. (Offered twice per month.) Pre-registration (and fee) required. For details, see related post.

Friday, January 27, 2023

  • 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.
  • Shrek Jr (7:00 – 8:15 pm) @ Trottier Middle School auditorium, 49 Parkerville Rd: Annual schoool musical starring Trottier 6-8th grade students. (Stay tuned for info on tickets.)

Saturday, January 28, 2023

  • Shrek Jr (3:00 – 4:15 pm) @ Trottier Middle School auditorium, 49 Parkerville Rd: Annual schoool musical starring Trottier 6-8th grade students. (Stay tuned for info on tickets.)

Sunday, January 29, 2023

  • NAHS Winter Wonderland (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) @ Algonquin Regional High School Cafeteria, 79 Bartlett St. Northborough: Algonquin’s National Art Honors Society is hosting a free community event (but donations are appreciated). Enjoy crafts, hot cocoa, a story station, and winter cheer. For details see dedicated post.

Updated (1/23/23 10:58 am): I had forgotten to include the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition on Monday night. But that’s a moot point, since it is postponed due to the weather. For details, see dedicated post

Updated (1/23/23 12:47 pm): I should have noted that the Senior Center was closed today due to snow and Library opening postponed, impacting the events scheduled for Monday morning.

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