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Sat, Oct 13th
3rd Annual United Way 5K
Join us for the 3rd annual United Way 5K and help support three critical programs in our community; Suicide Prevention/Mental Health, Early Literacy; and Food Security. Fun for all ages and fully supported route, raffle prizes, and cash awards for winners in eight different age categories. $20 ages 14 and under, $25 ages 15 and up. 9:00 am start time.Call or email for information about sponsorship opportunities and vendor space. 508.872.3291 / Sandra.Baldi@uwotc.org
http://www.uwotc.org/5K

Fri, Oct 19th
Hanson's Haunted Hayride (Fri/Sat Nights in October)
7:00pm - 10:00pm, HANSON'S HAUNTED HAYRIDE! Every Friday and Saturday night during the month of October. A frighteningly family fun local tradition since 1993! Over 100 volunteers come out to thrill and scare you in an exciting hayride through Hanson's farm. *** Group rates and discounts available. Call 508-877-3058 for more information. *** Hanson's Farm, 20 Nixon Rd., Framingham, MA 01701.
http://www.hansonsfarm.50webs.com/

Fri, Oct 19th
Weekend of Spirit: Inspiring Courage (at Open Spirit)
Join Open Spirit for our sixth annual Weekend of Spirit! Through shared meals, music, conversation, art projects and experiential workshops, we will delve into our theme: "Inspiring Courage." We will hear from people who inspire us about what inspires them. We will reflect on the different meaning courage has for each of us. We will find courage to laugh, courage to let go, courage to make a difference. Come explore this rich theme in a relaxed and relaxing environment. On Friday evening, Weekend of Spirit begins with a Shabbat supper that is welcoming to people from all spiritual perspectives. On Saturday morning, the program opens with a keynote presentation by Robyn Bernstein from Peaceful Tomorrows, an organization of survivors of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack who work to promote healing and peace. Following the keynote there will be workshop choices, a healing spa, a delicious vegetarian lunch, and great people to meet. Registration is open! You can visit the Open Spirit website for more information, or email registration@openspiritcenter.org with any questions.
https://www.openspiritcenter.org/weekend-of-spirit-2018

Sat, Oct 20th
Hanson's Haunted Hayride (Fri/Sat Nights in October)
7:00pm - 10:00pm, HANSON'S HAUNTED HAYRIDE! Every Friday and Saturday night during the month of October. A frighteningly family fun local tradition since 1993! Over 100 volunteers come out to thrill and scare you in an exciting hayride through Hanson's farm. *** Group rates and discounts available. Call 508-877-3058 for more information. *** Hanson's Farm, 20 Nixon Rd., Framingham, MA 01701.
http://www.hansonsfarm.50webs.com/

Sat, Oct 20th
Huge Library Book Sale!
Framingham Library (49 Lexington Street)10am-3pm; (Friends members enter at 9:30)Huge Sale: 3 Rooms + the Lobby! Most Books are $1.00 or less, Children's $.50 or less, single DVDs $3.00. This month's special will be popular authors: Buy One book for $1.00 Get One Free in the BOGO bookcase. Search for treasurers in the Bag Room. Fill a paper grocery bag of books for just $7!
https://framinghamlibrary.org/support-the-library/friends-of-the-library/book-sales/

Sat, Oct 20th
McCarthy Elementary Pumpkin Fair
Saturday, October 20th, McCarthy Elementary School will be hosting our annual Pumpkin Fair! The Pumpkin Fair is fun for all families and there is something to do for everyone! Come join us for: Haunted Hallway, Gym Games & Great Prizes! * Pumpkin Decorating * Basket Raffles * Bake Sale * Face Painting * * Bouncy House * Kona Ice - and MUCH MUCH more!!!! *** NEW this year: Food Trucks on site for a great lunch for the whole family! *** McCarthy Elementary School, 8 Flagg Dr, Framingham, MA 01702

Sat, Oct 20th
Potter Road School Annual Pumpkin Fair
Saturday, October 20, 2018 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Rain or Shine! Fun and Food for All Ages Crafts: Pumpkin painting, sand art, cupcake decorating and more Haunted Pumpkin Patch—careful, it’s spooky Games, Prizes, Bounce ‘N Slide and Obstacle Course Food and Bake Sale: Hot dogs, pizza, popcorn, Kona Ice and lots of yummy treats, Whipped Cream Pie-Eating Contest—Who will claim sweet victory? This is a community-wide event, and all are welcome. Please join us! Potter Road Elementary School 492 Potter Road • Framingham, MA 01701 Questions? Please email: PotterPumpkinFair@gmail.com.

Sat, Oct 20th
Weekend of Spirit: Inspiring Courage (at Open Spirit)
Join Open Spirit for our sixth annual Weekend of Spirit! Through shared meals, music, conversation, art projects and experiential workshops, we will delve into our theme: "Inspiring Courage." We will hear from people who inspire us about what inspires them. We will reflect on the different meaning courage has for each of us. We will find courage to laugh, courage to let go, courage to make a difference. Come explore this rich theme in a relaxed and relaxing environment. On Friday evening, Weekend of Spirit begins with a Shabbat supper that is welcoming to people from all spiritual perspectives. On Saturday morning, the program opens with a keynote presentation by Robyn Bernstein from Peaceful Tomorrows, an organization of survivors of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack who work to promote healing and peace. Following the keynote there will be workshop choices, a healing spa, a delicious vegetarian lunch, and great people to meet. Registration is open! You can visit the Open Spirit website for more information, or email registration@openspiritcenter.org with any questions.
https://www.openspiritcenter.org/weekend-of-spirit-2018

Sun, Oct 21st
5th Annual Prime Motor Group 5k Run/Walk/Wheelchair Race Benefiting Disabled & Limbless Veterans ( at ADESA)
5th Annual Prime Motor Group Military/Civilian 5k Run/Walk benefiting Disabled and Limbless Veterans, Inc. *** 8:30am Free Continental Breakfast and T-shirts for all Runners *** 9:30am kids 1K fun run (medals for all participants) *** 10am 5K run/walk begins *** Prizes awarded to men and women: 1st place: $250, 2nd place: $150, 3rd place: $100, Two random drawings for $500 for all who register! *** THIS IS A FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT! *** Prize giveaways, Food, Exciting Live auction, and so much more! *** This event is open to the public and takes place Rain or shine. *** 100% of all donations go to Disabled & Limbless Veterans, INC *** For Pre-registration or to remit $25 registration fee, please contact Carrie Barnicle at ADESA Boston. 508-270-5401 or carrie.barnicle@adesa.com *** Sunday, October 21, 2018 *** ADESA, 63 Western Avenue, Framingham, Massachusetts 01702

Sun, Oct 21st
Super D’s Run to End DIPG (#WhyNotDevin)
Race starts at Walsh Middle, 301 Brook St, Framingham, MA 01701, Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. - "Super D's Run to End DIPG", 5K fundraisert to help financially support children with DIPG and their families. Race was established in memory of Devin Suau who was diagnosed in January 2017 at just 6 years old. Devin lost his courageous battle after just 8 months. *** Proceeds from the run will benefit the #WhyNotDevin Foundation to End DIPG *** Pre-race day packet pickup: Saturday October 20th (from 12-4pm) at McAuliffe Branch Library, 746 Water St, Framingham, MA 01701 *** Register at RaceWire using link below.
https://www.facebook.com/events/2162219360660411/

Thu, Oct 25th
Bench Dedication at Nobscot Park and Story Walk
Visit the Pollinator Garden in Nobscot Park as the Framingham Garden Club kicks off its 85th Birthday. At 2:30 p.m., FGC will dedicate the park's memorial granite bench and "We Remember" marker. Both installations were designed and sponsored by the club. FGC also designed and planted the Pollinator Garden with native plants donated by Garden in the Woods, and maintains the garden year round. At 3:00 pm, the children's librarian will begin a story walk from the McAuliffe Branch Library to Nobscot Park. This story walk will feature “The Saved Seed. Pages of this wonderfully illustrated picture book will be placed around the park so visitors can follow the story while enjoying a walk around the park. FGC has donated copies of the book to the city libraries and elementary schools. *** This hidden gem of a park is located on Edgell Road, across the road from 837 Edgell Rd.

Fri, Oct 26th
Open Mic Night
The wildly popular Open Mic Night Presented by Centre Music House has moved to a new location! Located in downtown Framingham, Sofa Cafe will now be hosting this monthly event. Open Mic Night will be presented on the last Friday of each month from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. All musicians and budding musicians are welcome to participate in this event. Open Mic Night welcomes participants and audience of all ages. A backline is provided for performers which includes a P.A. system, microphones, drum set, amplifiers, and a keyboard. You may bring your own personal instruments (guitars, woodwinds, brass, violins, etc.) and effects. We look forward to seeing you all there and making Open Mic Night at Sofa Cafe a great success!Follow us on Facebook to keep up-to-date with Open Mic Night.Visit the Centre Music House website for more information: https://www.centremusic.com
https://www.centremusic.com/module/events.htm?year=2018&month=Oct&day=26&eventId=1480137

Sat, Oct 27th
Household Hazardous Waste Day (100 Western Ave).
9:00am - 1:00pm - The City of Framingham is holding a (FREE) Household Hazardous Waste disposal / recycling day. Residents may bring items from list below to the Public Works Operations Center, 100 Western Ave., Framingham, MA for recycling or disposal. *** Open to all Framingham Residents. Proof of residency will be required. *** WHAT TO BRING: Pesticides, Herbicides, Bug Sprays, Rodent Poisons, Paint Thinner, Urethanes Oil Based or Enamel Paint, Lead Based Paint, Pool & Spa Chemicals, Concentrated Fertilizers, Cleaning Solvents, Caustic Cleaners, Degreaser, Photo Chemicals, Oil Gasoline/Kerosene, Diesel Oil, Aerosol Cans Containing Paint, Mercury-Containing Devices. **** WHAT NOT TO BRING: NO Radioactive Waste, NO Radioactive-Type Smoke Detectors, NO Explosives, NO Gunpowder, NO Flares, NO Ammunition, NO PCB Oils, NO Bulk Chemicals/Oil, NO Asbestos, NO Medical/Biological Waste, NO "Sharps", NO Items that are collected regularly at the Recycling Center, NO Latex Paint *** NO COMMERCIAL WASTE *** For more information contact the Sanitation Division at 508-532-6001.
https://www.framinghamma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/32809/Fram-DPW-102718-Haz-Waste-Day-Insert-Proof

Sat, Oct 27th
Senator Spilka's Senior Health & Wellness Fair (at Keefe)
9:00am - 1:30pm -- The annual Senior Health & Wellness Fair instituted by Senator Karen Spilka provides a forum for seniors to learn new information, ask questions, and enjoy a fun day out. A variety of presentations and booths provide information on topics ranging from recent changes in government health insurance programs to Emergency Preparedness for Seniors, Preventing Falls, Alzheimers Disease, navigating the "Medicare Mystery Maze", info about Free Medical Equipment, senior related Dental issues, Vaping and Nicotine Use to Downsizing and Selling Your Home and more! *** Location: Joseph P. Keefe Technical High School, 750 Winter St, Framingham, MA 01702

Sun, Oct 28th
Downtown Framingham Fall Restaurant Week
Downtown Framingham, Inc. is proud to announce its 4th semi-annual Downtown Framingham Restaurant Week from Sunday, October 28th until Saturday, November 3rd, 2018. *** Kick-off small business November by discovering new dishes through the enticing discounts, deals, and specials offered at a great variety of food venues in downtown Framingham. *** Full details for the event can be found on website (use link below).
https://downtownframinghaminc.org/fallrestaurantweek

Sun, Oct 28th
Sunset Cemetery Tour (Edgell Grove Cemetery)
5:44 p.m. (sunset) - Help support the Framingham History Center and have some Halloween fun on a lantern guided "Sunset Cemetery Tour" of the Edgell Grove Cemetery! *** Tickets: $10 adults / $5 ages 12-18, (most suited for ages 12+). *** Guided walking tour will feature stops at the burial sites of reinterred Revolutionary War soldiers, the unfortunate Hemenway brothers, cemetery designer Warren Nixon, and Mrs. Frances Lewis Wilson. Enjoy a final story, refreshments, and a display of artifacts belonging to featured luminaries at the beautiful 1885 cemetery chapel. *** Be sure to wear appropriate footwear for walking on dirt roads. Small flashlights are also suggested. *** Use link below to order tickets online or mail check to: FHC P.O. Box 2032, Framingham, MA 01703 *** Tickets may be purchased on day of event if not sold out *** Questions? Call 508-626-9091
https://framinghamhistory.org/blog/2018/09/05/sunset-cemetery-tour-edgell-grove-cemetery/

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