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Wed, Dec 9th
Amazing Arts Appetizer Series: Libbie Franck
Holiday Stories from Long Ago: In celebration of the season, Libby Franck, longtime Framingham resident, is a New England-based storyteller. Her tales, historical and fantastical, celebrate the triumph of the human spirit through courage, wit, tenacity and trickery. Her programs feature folk tales and legends of strong women as well as notable heroines of history. Well known to the Framingham History Center programs, Libby will bring to us stories from different holiday traditions and long ago. *** Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St. Framingham, MA 01702 *** (508) 405-2787
http://www.amazingthings.org

Wed, Dec 9th
The Harper and The Minstrel present: An Early Music Wynter Concert
A Framingham Public Library Event - The Harper and The Minstrel present: An Early Music Wynter Concert Featuring: Jay and Abby MichaelsThis concert features wynter & holiday music from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras sung and played on a wide variety of traditional instruments. The duo performs on many instruments, including cláirseach gothic harp, Celtic folk harp, silver flute, Irish wooden flute, hammered dulcimer and more. Refreshments will be served.This event will be held at the Framingham Town Hall, Blumer Room.
http://www.framinghamlibrary.org/

Thu, Dec 10th
Film Around the World Series: Ida (2013) 82 min PG-13 (for thematic elements, some sexuality and smoking)
7:00pm - Discussion Leader: Dr. Arthur Nolletti, Jr., Professor Emeritus, Framingham State University. Ida is a moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation. Starring Agata Kulesza and Agat Trzebuchowska. Presented by the Framingham Public Library. LOCATION: Town Hall, Blumer Room.
http://www.framinghamlibrary.org

Sat, Dec 12th
28th Annual Framingham Auxiliary Police Holiday Craft Fair
The Framingham Auxiliary Police are holding their twenty-eighth annual Craft Fair from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 12, 2015. The event will be held at the Keefe Vocational Technical High School, 750 Winter Street, Framingham, MA.The Craft Fair will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. where you will find a unique holiday shopping experience. During this fund raising event there will be over 200 exhibitors selling various merchandise including hand made crafts, hand crafted jewelry, hand decorated clothing, sketches, photographs and much, much more!!! Admission $2.50, children under 12 free.
http://www.framinghamauxpolice.org

Sat, Dec 12th
Veterans Acupuncture Care Metrowest
A local group of volunteer acupuncturists is offering free community acupuncture for veterans, active military, first responders and their families. The program addresses issues related to post combat stress such as sleep, anxiety, panic or other mood changes. VAC is located at St. Andrew's Church 3 Maple St. Framingham MA. The ongoing clinic will be open the hours of 10 a.m.-12 noon every Saturday. Last sitting is 11:30 am. Walk in. No appointment needed. Winter snow cancellation made by 8 a.m., please check facebook page or call info line 508 626 0896 for a message.
http://vacmetrowest.com

Sun, Dec 13th
Holiday Etiquette Program in Framingham
The holiday season is fast approaching. Do you wish your young adult would partake in a conversation at the dinner table instead of "bonding" with their cell phones or playing games on their iPad? The Etiquette Academy of New England's 4-hour Holiday Etiquette Program for ages 13-17 will prepare your young adult for the next family gathering and formal holiday dinner. Students will learn how to start and maintain conversations with adults and peers as well as how to introduce themselves, when to interrupt, how to knock when entering a room, and much more. The program will help reinforce your young adult's basic manners, conversation techniques, and table manners, skills you have been teaching them at home, but now in a fun setting with their peers. Students will learn how to set the table, use their napkin, pass food, and use utensils the European and American way.Holiday Etiquette Program will take place on Sunday, Dec. 13th from 1pm to 5pm at Sheraton Framingham Hotel, 1657 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01701. The fee is $175. For more information and to enroll visit theetiquetteacademy.org or call 617-608-3920.
http://www.theetiquetteacademy.org

Mon, Dec 14th
Matinee Film: Woman in Gold (2015) 109 min PG-13
2:00pm - Maria Altmann, an elderly Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government, attempting to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family. Starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds. Presented by Framingham Public Library. LOCATION: Town Hall – Blumer Room.
http://www.framinghamlibrary.org

Tue, Dec 15th
Poetry Workshop Led by Alan Feldman
7:00pm - This drop-in class welcomes serious poets of all ages and levels of experience who would like to participate for one or more sessions. Each session begins with a discussion of a topic in poetry leading to a brief in-class assignment. Poets who wish to have their work discussed need to provide copies to distribute during the session. Alan Feldman is a professor emeritus at Framingham State University. Alan's new collection, Immortality, was awarded the Four Lakes Prize, from the University of Wisconsin Press in 2015. Presented by the Framingham Public Libary. LOCATION: Town Hall - Nevins Conference Room (Room 113.
http://www.framinghamlibrary.org

Wed, Dec 16th
A Christmas Carol: A Dramatic Reading
Framingham Public Library Presents: A Christmas Carol: A Dramatic Reading: Performed by: Dr. Helen Heineman, President Emerita, Framingham State UniversityLocation: Framingham Town Hall, Ablondi RoomThis reading has become an annual tradition, so don't miss the opportunity to see Charles Dickens' masterpiece come to life! Dickens prepared a special reading version of A Christmas Carol that he used during reading tours in England and America, ending in Boston. Dr. Heineman will perform a dramatized reading of this version, enhancing the story with a slideshow of over 250 slides that depict nearly every illustrated version of the story since it first appeared in 1843! Refreshments will be served.
http://www.framinghamlibrary.org/

Fri, Dec 18th
Songs for Ceildh (at Amazing Things)
"A great way to launch into the holidays! Songs for Ceilidh combines Irish, Scottish, and Canadian Maritime Celtic influences with American heartland roots and acoustic pop/rock. ...with an emphasis on lively, upbeat rhythms. The name says it all--ceilidh [kay-lee] - a foot stomping, high energy party! *** Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St. Framingham, MA 01702 *** (508) 405-2787
http://www.amazingthings.org

Sat, Dec 19th
Shpilkes (at Amazing Things)
The name "Shpilkes" (שפּילקעס) is a Yiddish word for "nervous energy". The word is also sufficiently like the Yiddish term "shpil", meaning play, that it can help to think of it as "playing instead of sitting still". hyperactive, ready to play..." and certainly not to sit still..." *** Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St. Framingham, MA 01702 *** (508) 405-2787
http://http://www.amazingthings.org

Sat, Dec 19th
Veterans Acupuncture Care Metrowest
A local group of volunteer acupuncturists is offering free community acupuncture for veterans, active military, first responders and their families. The program addresses issues related to post combat stress such as sleep, anxiety, panic or other mood changes. VAC is located at St. Andrew's Church 3 Maple St. Framingham MA. The ongoing clinic will be open the hours of 10 a.m.-12 noon every Saturday. Last sitting is 11:30 am. Walk in. No appointment needed. Winter snow cancellation made by 8 a.m., please check facebook page or call info line 508 626 0896 for a message.
http://vacmetrowest.com

Sun, Dec 20th
Kids Talk to Santa LIVE on Access Framingham TV
Santa in the Studio! -- Talk to Santa LIVE on Access Framingham TV, December 20th, 2015 from 6:00pm 'til 7:30pm. *** Kids can tune in to hear Mrs. Claus read Twas the Night Before Christmas and during the story a grownup can call in to sign up a child. An AFTV elf will call back so the kids can talk to Santa. *** The number to call is 508-875-5403. *** Watch Access Framingham on Comcast 9, Verizon 43 and RCN 3 *** Access Framingham TV -- Connecting Your Community!
http://www.accessfram.tv

Tue, Dec 22nd
Poetry Workshop Led by Alan Feldman
7:00pm - This drop-in class welcomes serious poets of all ages and levels of experience who would like to participate for one or more sessions. Each session begins with a discussion of a topic in poetry leading to a brief in-class assignment. Poets who wish to have their work discussed need to provide copies to distribute during the session. Alan Feldman is a professor emeritus at Framingham State University. Alan's new collection, Immortality, was awarded the Four Lakes Prize, from the University of Wisconsin Press in 2015. Presented by the Framingham Public Libary. LOCATION: Town Hall - Nevins Conference Room (Room 113).
http://www.framinghamlibrary.org

Sat, Dec 26th
Veterans Acupuncture Care Metrowest
A local group of volunteer acupuncturists is offering free community acupuncture for veterans, active military, first responders and their families. The program addresses issues related to post combat stress such as sleep, anxiety, panic or other mood changes. VAC is located at St. Andrew's Church 3 Maple St. Framingham MA. The ongoing clinic will be open the hours of 10 a.m.-12 noon every Saturday. Last sitting is 11:30 am. Walk in. No appointment needed. Winter snow cancellation made by 8 a.m., please check facebook page or call info line 508 626 0896 for a message.
http://vacmetrowest.com

Tue, Dec 29th
Poetry Workshop Led by Alan Feldman
7:00pm - This drop-in class welcomes serious poets of all ages and levels of experience who would like to participate for one or more sessions. Each session begins with a discussion of a topic in poetry leading to a brief in-class assignment. Poets who wish to have their work discussed need to provide copies to distribute during the session. Alan Feldman is a professor emeritus at Framingham State University. Alan's new collection, Immortality, was awarded the Four Lakes Prize, from the University of Wisconsin Press in 2015. Presented by the Framingham Public Libary. LOCATION: Town Hall - Nevins Conference Room (Room 113).
http://www.framinghamlibrary.org

Thu, Dec 31st
COMEDY featuring Steve Macone & Stephen Bjork (at Amazing Things)
Stephen Bjork has gone cross-country as a headliner, performing at The Improv in Las Vegas, Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, Hilarities in Orlando, Florida, and several more. He's shared the stage with acts including Dane Cook, Steven Wright, Dom Irrerra, Dave Chappelle and Tommy Chong. Steve Macone, much requested since his 2013 performance at Amazing Things, is a talented comedian and writer who was featured on NBC's Last Comic Standing earlier this year. *** Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St. Framingham, MA 01702 *** (508) 405-2787
http://www.amazingthings.org

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