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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 Framingham Library Book Sale
Come to the Friends of the Library monthly book sale! With three rooms and thousands of items in stock, you’re sure to find books, CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks in your favorite genre. You’ll notice new routes to the three sale areas this month (lobby, book room and bag room), but there will be plenty of signs and volunteers to ask. And if you become a member of the Friends in May or June, not only can you gain early entry to the sale at 9:30, but your membership is good until June 2018! Stop in---there’s always something new to discover at the library!

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

Sat, May 20th Transformation and Transitions: Healing through Art, Photography, Ritual and Poetry
Open Spirit and Ma’yan Tikvah host a Gallery Talk-discussion about healing spiritually and psychologically through art, photography, ritual and poetry in conjunction with a current exhibit "Spring: FearLess, LoveMore": a photography show featuring Nicci Meadow with poems by Mary Oliver. Panelists Rev. Dr. Debbie Clark, Rabbi Katy Allen, Nicci Meadow, E. Catherine Loula, M.D. and Linda Klein, MA, MFA, discuss how art, photography, ritual and poetry support healing, spiritual nourishment, personal growth and human connection. *** Guests are encouraged to bring a Mary Oliver poem they would like to share. *** Following the discussion, a Havdalah service will mark the transition between the Sabbath and the workweek. *** Nicci Meadow’s photos on display at Open Spirit include representations of transformation, transitions and re-birth. Nicci is a local photographer, artist, jewelry designer, lawyer and non-profit consultant living in Framingham.

Sat, May 20th Unexpected: And Evening of Dinner and Storytelling
On Saturday, May 20, at 6:00 p.m., the Plymouth Church in Framingham and the Africa Exchange Project present “Unexpected: An Evening of Dinner and Storytelling.” If you enjoy programs like The Moth, with “true stories told live,” then this is your night! The story theme for the evening is “Unexpected” and features experienced storytellers from Fugitive Stories. Our tellers include a Moth StorySLAM Champion, a Massmouth Grand Champion Finalist, and a WGBH Featured Storyteller.Tickets are $25/person. Call the Church Office at 508.875.1364, or purchase online at evening will provide an opportunity to welcome Mr. Shadrack Nyaulingo, an educator who is visiting the Metrowest area this month. His visit is sponsored by the Africa Exchange Project, which supports the installation of fresh water wells, builds schools and supports school programs, and assists with healthcare in the rural villages in Tanzania. While here, Mr. Shadrack will visit area schools, houses of worship, and community organizations to provide a firsthand report on the successes and continuing challenges engaged in through this collaboration. You can learn more about this work at the project website: Plymouth Church in Framingham is located at 87 Edgell Road in Framingham, MA.

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.

Tue, May 23rd Cooking Class: Plant-Based Smoothies that Taste Like Dessert
Join us to learn how to eat healthier and incorporate more plant-based foods in our diets. Smoothies are a great way to start your day – giving you energy when need it most, with food that your body (and mind) will thank you for! In this class you will learn how to easily make your own fresh almond milk, plus four smoothie recipes that taste like dessert but are loaded with nutrients and energy to keep you going through morning!Taught by Colin McCullough. Colin McCullough has been a vegan for over 20 years, and enjoys teaching people ways to incorporate whole-foods, plant-based meals into their diet. He believes that eating healthy food is the single most important step we can take to improve our health and happiness.Please register on our website.$20 per person.

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