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May 2017

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Sun, May 7th Flamenco Fundraiser for Nourishing Teacher’s Program at Hoops & Homework
Please join us at Open Spirit for a fundraiser featuring flamenco music and dance by ¡Olé Flamenco! in support of Open Spirit’s Nourishing Teachers/Strengthening Classrooms Project’s work at Hoops & Homework. This promises to be an entertaining afternoon of dance and live music for the entire family. The Nourishing Teachers/Strengthening Classrooms Project is a community outreach program that supports both teachers and students in mindfulness practices and mind/body awareness. Hoops & Homework offers academic and enrichment services to at-risk youth living in and around the Beaver and Waverly Street areas of Framingham.Eve Costarelli, a professional flamenco dancer and yoga instructor, who works directly with the students at Hoops & Homework, will be the featured performer. Eve will bring with her the guitarist and vocalist who travel with her to perform ¡Olé Flamenco! across the state. May 7 at 3:00pmAdult-- $20; Student -- $5 (More if you can; less if you can’t)

Sun, May 7th Guatemalan Artisans To Be Featured in Library Foundation Fashion Show
Fashions, jewelry and accessories from Under the Same Moon, a foundation promoting the work of Guatemalan artisans, will be featured at the Framingham Public Library Foundation's spring fashion show and afternoon tea, on Sunday, May 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the main library's Costin Room. Petite sandwiches, desserts and refreshments with a Guatemalan flair will be served. Tax-deductible tickets are $25 and available at both the main library and the Christa McAuliffe branch library. Proceeds will benefit the Framingham Public Library Foundation (a 501 (c) 3 organization) and the Under the Same Moon Foundation.For more information, email Judy Gatlin at

Thu, May 11th Film Series: A Grand Tour; "The Talented Mr. Ripley"
6:30pm-8:30pm(Dir., Anthony Minghella, 1999)An impulsive young “nobody” is enlisted to convince the scion of a wealthy family to return to America. Thus begins a chain of deception with dire consequences. Based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith, this psychological thriller matches Tom Ripley’s passions to the dramatic landscapes of Italy’s great tourist destinations.The Davis spring film series considers the “Grand Tour”—a rite of passage for young aristocrats (men, and some women) coming of cultural age from the mid-17th through the mid-19th century. The Grand Tour itinerary linked passion for touristic adventure to the cultural legacies of classical antiquity and the Renaissance, informed tastes in art and collecting, and reinforced notions of class status and empire. These four films vary in source material, genre, and time period, from modern psychological horror to classic romantic comedy, yet have one thing in common—a life-changing visit to Italy, though perhaps not as “grand” as expected.Generously supported by the Davis Museum Film Program Gift.

Sat, May 13th Round Clay Lanterns
Learn to make beautiful hand-built clay lanterns for your home or garden! Instructor Sam Nelson will walk you through how to make either a round or rectangular lantern, including carving, decoration, and color. All clay will be provided.​ This workshop is a "donation workshop": a portion of the total fee will go towards our scholarship fund, which allows low-income or disadvantage individuals to have access to the arts. Cost Per Person: $45 9am-12pm Community Kiln At Brick Stack Arts Center 46 Park Street Framingham MA, 01702

Fri, May 19th Date Night
Join us for a night of hand-building with clay! Come with ideas or get inspiration from teacher Cheska Komissar. Make ceramic bowls, mugs, or containers with your friends, date, or girl-squad, all while enjoying conversation and laughs. Works will be decorated with carving or stamping, painted with underglaze, and fired in the kilns. We will contact everyone when works are ready to pick up. Cost per person: $45 Community Kiln At Brick Stack Art Center 46 Park Street, Framingham, MA 01702

Sat, May 20th Fine Wines Strong Bones Gala for Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation
Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), or brittle bone disease, affects about 1 in 50,000 people in the U.S. Those with OI can fracture from the most common activities: sneezing, rolling over -- some even by lying totally still. Depending on the severity/type of OI, the condition can be fatal in infancy.Join us for a night out with friends and family all while raising money to support the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation. The Strong Bones Boston Gala is an evening reception on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm at the Sheraton Framingham in Framingham, Massachusetts.Your ticket includes all you care to eat and drink, access to nearly one hundred auction items and a chance to help the OI Foundation respond to more than 7,000 inquiries each year for medically verified information and support; produce new information resources and fund research!
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Sat, May 20th Patron's Party
This house is made for parties!This spectacular mansion built between 1832-1850 is perfect for the Framingham History Center's Patron’s Party with its elegant first floor rooms and large flagstone terrace. This is the home of a former owner of the Boston Braves and many of the ballplayers dined at lavish parties overlooking the reservoir. Don’t miss a chance to experience yet another rollicking event at this Framingham landmark.Cocktails and hor d'oeuvres at 6:00pm followed by dinner at 7pm. House Tour tickets are included with purchase of Patron's Party tickets. This event and the House Tour are the Framingham History Center’s largest fundraiser and all proceeds benefit our operations in support of our FHC’s mission. We are a non-profit 501c3 organization. We are not funded by the Town of Framingham and we are dependent on your participation in events like this, membership dues, donations and bequests. Thank you.

Sat, May 20th Spring Flower Pots
Come make flower pots to start your summer planting or make a whimsical ceramic cactus of flower to put in your pot. Add decoration, color, and design to your planter, which will be fired in the kilns! 9am-12pm $45 per projects Community Kiln at Brick Stack Art Center 46 Park Street, Framingham MA, 10702

Sun, May 21st 15th Framingham House Tour
Join the Framingham History Center for a tour of the following sites:--A 1749 gambrel fashioned after the Wayside Inn and owned by Henry Ford from 1932-1947--An artfully restored shingle-style bungalow in the Salem End Rd. neighborhood--A stately stone Italianate mansion built by an iron dealer who was one of Massachusetts’ richest men in 1851--A mid-century modern ranch refurbished by its master craftsman owner in a country setting--A charming cape-style cottage, that was once a stable for a nearby mansion, infused with the owner’s art--Don’t miss refreshments at a stunning new office space in a former Saxonville Mill warehouse with cutting-edge design incorporating the mill’s history.How a House Tour works: This is a self-guided tour. The ticket holder receives the House Tour Booklet at the Framingham High School parking lot (115 A St, Framingham), which acts as your ticket, and it lists the homes on the tour with historical descriptions. Once the ticket holder has the booklet, he/she is free to visit the homes at their own pace between 12 and 5pm. Ticket holders must use their own mode of transportation to reach the designated homes. Parking instructions will be included in each home description – read carefully! Restrooms will be available at the refreshment stop, which will be highlighted in the booklet as well.This tour is the Framingham History Center’s largest fundraiser and all proceeds benefit our operations in support of our FHC’s mission. We are a non-profit 501c3 organization. We are not funded by the Town of Framingham and we are dependent on your participation in events like this, membership dues, donations and bequests. Thank you.

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