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Fri, Dec 6th
28th Annual Framingham Christmas Tree Lighting (City Hall)
Friday, December 6th 2019, festivities from 5:45pm 'til 8:00pm *** All are welcome to watch as Santa & Mrs. Claus use a little holiday magic to light a 35-foot white spruce tree in front of City Hall. *** Before Santa & Mrs. Claus light the tree, the Girl Scouts will help get people in the holiday mood with some merry music, and Framingham Public Library staff will hand out popcorn to attendees. *** Afterward, everyone will head inside for cookies, hot chocolate, a concert from the Framingham Middle Schools Jazz Band, face painting from Keefe Tech, and visits and pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, (this year, taken in front of a green screen and available for digital download the next day for free!) *** For the second year, each child will get a book. *** Framingham City Hall, 150 Concord Street, Framingham, MA.

Fri, Dec 6th
Framingham Garden Club Holiday Greens Sale (at Cushing Maint. Bldg)
Friday, Dec. 6th from 9am-3pm, (and Sat, Dec. 7th, 9am-1pm) *** Over 300 Unique, Handcrafted Holiday Greens Available at this year's Framingham Garden Club Holiday Greens Sale! *** Don't miss this opportunity to select from over 300 amazing handmade table arrangements, door wreaths, swags, garlands, outdoor baskets, and ornaments for your winter and holiday decorating needs -- at great prices. *** Credit cards are accepted. *** LOCATION: Cushing Park Maintenance Building in Framingham, (use the Winter St. entrance at Keefe Tech HS and follow the signs). *** Proceeds support the Framingham Garden Club's scholarship program. Framingham Garden Club, Inc. is a 401(c)(3) organization.
https://www.framinghamgardenclub.org/

Fri, Dec 6th
Sustainable Space, Sustainable Earth: From Ideas to Action (at FSU)
Friday, December 6, 2019 from 8:30AM to 4:00PM -- Framingham State University, McCarthy Center Forum. *** Whether you are concerned about Earth sustainability or you are galvanized by the prospective technological and economic advancements from space exploration, you should care about space sustainability. Consider how we can maximize the effectiveness of using space for addressing global challenges! *** Keynote Speaker: Dr. Danielle Wood, MIT Media Lab and the Space Enabled Research Group *** The symposium includes breakfast, lunch, and following reception at the McAuliffe Center. *** REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED *** Free for the Framingham State University community and all undergraduate and graduate students. *** A $25 fee applies to faculty and staff members of other colleges and universities and the general public. *** You may register or purchase a ticket here: https://space_sustainability.eventbrite.com. **** For more information, including speaker biographies and abstracts and a schedule of events, please visit website using link below.
https://moon-landing.org/sustainable-space-sustainable-earth/

Sat, Dec 7th
(Last day!) Framingham Garden Club Holiday Greens Sale (at Cushing Maint Bldg)
Saturday, December 7th, 2019 from 9:00am 'til 1:00pm *** If you're looking for unique, colorful holiday greens and ornaments -- at great prices -- the Framingham Garden Club Holiday Greens Sale is your answer. *** Dozens of designer-members create hundreds of artful wreaths, centerpieces, outdoor/cemetery baskets, mantelpiece greens and swags, candle holders, ornaments and gift items that you won;t find in your usual retail outlets. *** We're happy to consult with you and meet your specific holiday decorating needs with the huge variety of decorated greens, decor and gifts. *** Credit cards accepted. *** LOCATION: Cushing Park Maintenance Building in Framingham, (use the Winter St. entrance at Keefe Tech HS and follow the signs). *** Proceeds support the Framingham Garden Club's scholarship program. Framingham Garden Club, Inc. is a 401(c)(3) organization.
https://www.framinghamgardenclub.org/

Sat, Dec 7th
Framingham Public Works Annual Open House (at DPW HQ)
Saturday, Dec. 7th, 2019, from 10:00am to 2:00pm *** The City of Framingham Department of Public Works will hold its third annual open house! *** Join us for a day of family fun! *** The community is invited to visit the DPW operations center and learn about the Department. *** Activities will include a touch-a-truck exhibit, arts and crafts, and games. *** Light refreshments will be served. *** Admission is free of charge. *** Donation bins will be set up to collect clothing/hygiene and non-perishable food items to help support local charities. *** Everyone is welcome to attend! *** Framingham DPW Headquarters, 100 Western Ave., Framingham, MA 01702

Sat, Dec 7th
Gifts that Give Holiday Fair (at Edwards Church)
Saturday, Dec. 7, from 1:00pm 'til 4:00pm *** Join us for Edwards Church's annual "Gifts that Give" holiday fair in the Edwards Hall building, 39 Edwards Street, Framingham, MA *** Three things about this fair that make it special: 1). Everything you buy at this fair helps to make our world a better place. There is Fair Trade coffee, tea and chocolates -- high quality and delicious, and sourced to ensure that the farmers earn a living wage. There are beautiful international handicrafts, also Fair Trade, so that most of the profit goes to the artisans. There are scarves that go to help A Place to Turn Food Pantry, crafts to support vulnerable neighbors, and more! 2). Back by popular demand, Santa will arrive on an antique fire truck, and will happily pose for pictures. No charge, no standing in line, just fun! 3). This year, there will be a special project table for young people. While you shop, your kids can something special--perhaps an early holiday gift for you! It is sponsored by the Edwards Church Green Team, so it will be sustainable and earth-friendly.
http://edwardschurch.org

Sat, Dec 14th
32nd Annual Framingham Auxiliary Police Holiday Craft Fair (at Keefe Tech)
10:00am 'til 4:00pm, Saturday, December 14, 2019. The Framingham Auxiliary Police 32nd Annual Craft Fair will be held at the Keefe Vocational Technical High School, 750 Winter Street, Framingham, MA. *** Over 200 exhibitors selling various merchandise including hand made crafts, hand crafted jewelry, hand decorated clothing, sketches, photographs and much, much more!!! *** A unique holiday shopping experience and fund raising event! *** Admission $2.50, children under 12 free.
http://www.framinghamauxpolice.org

Sat, Dec 21st
Huge Library Book Sale!
In addition to thousands of books, DVDs, and books on CD, this month check out the selection of beautiful Art Books and Atlases at $2.00 each in the lobby. You'll also find an assortment of stocking stuffers consisting of toys, games, flash cards, craft kits, and more. It's never too early to start shopping for the holidays and many of our like-new books and toys make perfect presents!
https://framinghamlibrary.org/support-the-library/friends-of-the-library/book-sales/

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