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Thu, Sep 26th
More Than ''Uhura'' Understanding Star Trek's Lt. Uhura, Civil Rights, and Space History
Thursday, September 26, 2019, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM --- Dr. Margaret Weitekamp, Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum *** Dr. Weitekamp invites us to explore the impact of Lt. Uhura on American culture and society. Introduced in Gene Roddenberry's original television program in 1966, Lt. Uhura is arguably the most historically significant character of the Star Trek franchise. As a woman of color depicted in popular culture, in a period of tremendous change for African Americans and women in the United States, she both evoked and played against the contemporary historical context. (This event was rescheduled from January 31, 2019 and is free and open to the public, but registration is required.) *** Framingham State University, McCarthy Center Forum, 100 State Street Framingham, MA, 01702
https://moon-landing.org/events/uhura

Fri, Sep 27th
Green City Council Candidates Forum
On Friday, September 27th, 2018 a reception with light refreshments will be held from 6:30pm - 7:00pm, followed by the Candidate Forum from 7:00pm - 9:00pm. *** All City Council candidates have been invited to a Green City Council Candidates Forum at First Parish Church, 24 Vernon St., Framingham, MA. *** We are expecting almost 20 candidates in attendance.Candidates will discuss their thoughts on the most important environmental issue in their district as well as other sustainability issues. Please join us to hear their ideas for moving these issues forward in Framingham and to voice your concerns and suggestions. The forum is sponsored by First Parish's Climate Action Team, Massachusetts Sierra Club, 350 MetroWest Node, and Sustainable Framingham *** More details on our Facebook event, (use link below).
https://www.facebook.com/events/461560881406071/

Sat, Sep 28th
Fall Fair - The Plymouth Church in Framingham
Saturday, September 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. -- The Plymouth Church in Framingham is excited to invite the entire community to its annual Fall Fair, a beloved autumn tradition in MetroWest. *** This event boasts something for everyone: a huge ''White Elephant'' tag sale, an Old-Fashioned Country Store with homemade jams, fudge and candies, themed gift baskets, handmade gifts, crafts shop, costume shop, books for all ages, Christmas crafts and decorations, and a variety of fun activities for kids, including a FREE Slide and Bounce House, plus balloon art and a free magic show featuring local talent JoJo the Magician. And there's plenty to eat including a cookie walk, bake sale, luncheonette, hot dog stand, and popcorn booth. You won't want to miss out on this fun-for-all-ages community event! *** Admission is free! *** All areas of Fair are handicapped-accessible, except the tag sale (down one flight of stairs). *** Since, in recent years, The Plymouth Church has donated 25% of Fair profits to Church World Service, the Fair has been an opportunity for the community to join in making a significant donation to local and global disaster relief, while finding surprise treasures, sharing yummy treats, and bagging some great bargains. *** The Plymouth Church in Framingham is located at 87 Edgell Road in Framingham, MA. *** For more information, please call the church office at 508.875.1364.
http://www.plymouthchurchframingham.org/new-events/

Sat, Sep 28th
Framingham Repair Cafe
Got something around your house that needs to be fixed or mended?!? Then come to the Framingham Repair Cafe on Saturday 9/28 between 10am and 1pm at First Parish Church (24 Vernon St.). Bring your items that need repair, and knowledgeable volunteers will help you try to fix them for free. The volunteers can work on items such as clean mendable clothing, knitted and crocheted items, lamps, small appliances, computers and other electronics, bikes, outdoor power equipment, toys, and jewelry. They can also sharpen knives, scissors, and garden tools. You only pay for needed parts. If you know what parts are needed, please get them ahead of time and bring them to the Repair Cafe to save time. More details on our FB event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/516786395750083/

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