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Sun, May 1st Drop Into Art: Storytelling
Drop Into Art: Storytelling (Free for children and their accompanying adult)*** Sunday May 1, 2:00 to 4:00pm – Danforth Art*** Families are invited to participate in gallery and studio activities inspired by Lita Judge’s Flight School.
<http://www.framinghamlibrary.org/>


Sun, May 1st Jewelry Fashion Showcase to Benefit Framingham Public Library Foundation
Come to this fundraiser for the Framingham Public Library Foundation, where Susan Mancall, owner of Framingham's SKM Jewelers, will demonstrate, using an array of community leaders as models, how to accessorize in a variety of formal and casual ways. The event will be held at the Christa McAuliffe branch library at 746 Water Street, on Sunday, May 1, from 7-9 p.m.  Attendees will enjoy delicious desserts, fancy coffees, teas, and lemonade, and be able to purchase all of the jewelry and other accessories featured in the show. SKM Jewelers will donate 20% of all sales made that evening to the Framingham Public Library Foundation.Tickets are $20, and available in advance at the Christa McAuliffe branch library, and at the door the evening of the event.
<http://www.framlibfoundation.org/2016/04/jewelry-fashion-show-fundraiser/>


Sun, May 1st Library Book Sale (at Christa McAuliffe Branch)
1:00-4:00pm -- Please stop by the Christa McAuliffe Branch Library (746 Water Street, Framingham, MA) for a special book sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Though smaller than the Main library sales, we will have a wide array of good quality books at our always-low prices. See you there!
<http://www.framinghamlibrary.org/friends/friends.htm>


Sun, May 1st Loren and Mark with Amanda Maffei opening (at Amazing Things)
"...a unique musical chemistry and stage presence seldom found among musicians...stunning guitar instrumentals..." Guitar playing like you’ve never heard before! Opening for Loren and Mark is Amanda Maffei. *** Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St. Framingham, MA 01702 *** (508) 405-2787
<http://www.amazingthings.org>


Tue, May 3rd Book Discussion: The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
Book Discussion: The Wright Brothers by David McCullough*** Tuesday May 3, 7:00pm – Christa McAuliffe Branch Library, Community Room
<http://www.framinghamlibrary.org/>


Fri, May 6th Brown Bag Learning Series
Brown Bag Learning Series - Basics of Self-defense and Safety, Presented by Debi Nau. Friday, May 6, 12:00-1:00pm, Christa McAuliffe Branch Library, Community Room. Self-defense and safety techniques are important life skills that can benefit everyone. Learn how to empower and protect yourself with basic, easy to remember, yet extremely effective techniques for some of the most common attacks. Debi's approach will be hands-on and informative.
<http://www.framinghamlibrary.org/news.htm>


Fri, May 6th Church Rummage Sale, Plant Sale, and Bake Sale
The Plymouth Church in Framingham is delighted to invite the entire community to its annual Perennial Plant Sale, Rummage Sale, and Bake Sale. Co-sponsored by The Plymouth Church Outreach Council and Women’s Fellowship, all three sales will take place at the church on 87 Edgell Road in Framingham, Friday, May 6, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., and on Saturday, May 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.The annual Perennial Plant Sale features bargain prices for hardy perennial plants locally grown in the home gardens of The Plymouth Church community. Choose from a selection of local plantings and get advice on how and where to plant them from the gardeners themselves, who will be on hand to help customers select the plants best-suited to their particular garden conditions. Arrive early for the best selection.The Rummage Sale features a great selection of gently-used, quality clothing at low prices. All sizes and fashions in Women’s, Men’s, Kid’s, and everything in between.The Bake Sale offers a selection of homemade cakes, cookies, bars, muffins, and a wide assortment of delicious baked goods. Coffee is available on Saturday morning.The Plant, Rummage, and Bake Sales run concurrently on Friday, May 6, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., and on Saturday, May 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. All proceeds from the Rummage Sale portion will benefit Syrian refugees.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.

Fri, May 6th Friday Night Film: The Martian (2015) 144 min PG-13
Friday Night Film: The Martian (2015) 144 min PG-13*** Friday May 6, 7:00pm – Christa McAuliffe Branch Library, Community Room*** During a mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a storm and left behind. But Watney has survived, and tries to signal Earth that he is alive.
<http://www.framinghamlibrary.org/>


Fri, May 6th Porch Party Mamas
"...these Boston area musicians and singer/songwriters decided to combine their individual talents and create their own brand of Urban Folk, Country and Blues." ***At Amazing Things***
<http://www.amazingthings.org>


Sat, May 7th Advocates See Me 5K Race/Walk (starts in Hopkinton)
3rd Annual Advocates 5K See Me 5K Run/Walk. *** Join the Race Saturday May 7th 2016. Kids Dash at 10:30am, 5K at 11:00am. *** Hopkinton State Park, 164 Cedar Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748 *** For more onfo or to register, click link below. *** Questions? Contact: Joleen RaceDirector@Advocates.org or phone 508-808-1272, (Fax 508-628-7327) *** Proceeds from this event go to Michael Jones Recovery Fund. *** Advocates is a 501C3 Non-profit.
<http://www.advocates.racewire.com>


Sat, May 7th Church Rummage Sale, Plant Sale, and Bake Sale
The Plymouth Church in Framingham is delighted to invite the entire community to its annual Perennial Plant Sale, Rummage Sale, and Bake Sale. Co-sponsored by The Plymouth Church Outreach Council and Women’s Fellowship, all three sales will take place at the church on 87 Edgell Road in Framingham, Friday, May 6, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., and on Saturday, May 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.The annual Perennial Plant Sale features bargain prices for hardy perennial plants locally grown in the home gardens of The Plymouth Church community. Choose from a selection of local plantings and get advice on how and where to plant them from the gardeners themselves, who will be on hand to help customers select the plants best-suited to their particular garden conditions. Arrive early for the best selection.The Rummage Sale features a great selection of gently-used, quality clothing at low prices. All sizes and fashions in Women’s, Men’s, Kid’s, and everything in between.The Bake Sale offers a selection of homemade cakes, cookies, bars, muffins, and a wide assortment of delicious baked goods. Coffee is available on Saturday morning.The Plant, Rummage, and Bake Sales run concurrently on Friday, May 6, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., and on Saturday, May 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. All proceeds from the Rummage Sale portion will benefit Syrian refugees.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.

Sat, May 7th Indoor Yard Sale at Barbieri Elementary School
Rain or shine, come shop from 9:00am 'til 2:00pm on Saturday, May 7th, 2016 *** Find GREAT DEALS on: clothing, shoes, household items, sports equipment, books, toys, games, costumes, jewelry, DVDs and much more! *** BAG SALE will be held from 1:00pm-2:00pm. Purchase a bag for a small price and fill it up to maximize your savings! *** Barbieri Elementary School, 100 Dudley Road, Framingham MA

Sat, May 7th Railroad House Band
Not strictly a Bluegrass band, the...Band plays a range of material that...pulls in Jazz, Country, Rock, and Blues, and it doesn’t stop there! ***At Amazing Things***
<http://www.amazingthings.org>


Sat, May 7th Stephilia's Little Stones (at Amazing Things)
Stefilia's Little Stones ...a melodic, heavenly harmonic, joyfully interactive experience that people of all ages can't get enough of. "...Carrie Rowan and Adrienne Fawkes...are each established singer/songwriters as well as popular children's performers!" Being the best of friends and moms themselves, also lends to playful and witty banter between toe tapping tunes. *** Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St, Framingham, MA 01702 ***
<http://www.amazingthings.org>


Sat, May 7th 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.
<http://vacmetrowest.com>


Wed, May 11th Film: Fly Away Home (1996) 107 min PG
Film: Fly Away Home (1996) 107 min PG (opening accident scene, mild language)*** Saturday May 7, 2:00pm – Christa McAuliffe Branch Library, Community Room*** About a family of orphaned geese who lost their way and a 13-year-old kid who will lead them home. To achieve the incredible, you have to attempt the impossible.
<http://www.framinghamlibrary.org/>


Wed, May 11th Natick Labs Presents Food in Outer Space
Natick Labs Presents Food in Outer Space***Wednesday May 11, 7:00pm – Christa McAuliffe Branch Library, Community Room*** Guest Speakers: Michelle J. Richardson and Dan Nattress, Senior Food Technologists at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center*** The challenges of providing astronauts with food that is safe, nutritious, and tasty for the duration of their round-trip missions.
<http://www.framinghamlibrary.org/>


Thu, May 12th Carnival!! Rides!! Games!! (at Pinefield Shopping Center)
May 12th-15th. Thursday & Friday: 6-10 pm; Saturday: 1-10 pm; Sunday: 1-6 pm. Framingham Rotary Club is sponsoring a Spring Carnival for families & children, with rides and games. Come and enjoy. NO ADMISSION CHARGE. Cost per ride varies from 3 or 4 tickets to 6. Food & games are separate. A portion of the proceeds help fund Rotary community service projects. *** Pinefield Shopping Center, Nicholas Rd., (off Water St), Framingham, MA
<http://www.framinghamrotary.org>


Thu, May 12th Smithsonian Observatory’s Chandra X-ray Center Telescope (Grades 6+)
** Smithsonian Observatory’s Chandra X-ray Center Telescope (Grades 6+)***Thursday May 12, 7:00 pm – Christa McAuliffe Branch Library, Community Room***Guest Speaker: Dr. Harvey Tananbaum, Astrophysicist and Chandra Director*** Chandra X-ray Center’s telescope – its development and major discoveries.
<http://www.framinghamlibrary.org/>


Fri, May 13th Carnival!! Rides!! Games!! (at Pinefield Shopping Center)
May 12th-15th. Friday: 6-10 pm; Saturday: 1-10 pm; Sunday: 1-6 pm. Framingham Rotary Club is sponsoring a Spring Carnival for families & children, with rides and games. Come and enjoy. NO ADMISSION CHARGE. Cost per ride varies from 3 or 4 tickets to 6. Food & games are separate. A portion of the proceeds help fund Rotary community service projects. *** Pinefield Shopping Center, Nicholas Rd., (off Water St), Framingham, MA
<http://www.framinghamrotary.org>


Fri, May 13th The Bird Mancini Band and Jenee Halstead
The Bird Mancini Band is a cosmopolitan fusion of blues-tinged rock, Latin-flavored bossa nova, country-folk balladry...Critically acclaimed and ASCAP/Boston Music Award nominees, Jenee Halstead "...wonderfully evocative lyrical imagery, delivered with such a compelling voice..."*** At Amazing Things***
<http://www.amazingthings.org>


Sat, May 14th Patron’s Party and Celebration
Come and start the Framingham History Center's 14th House Tour weekend off with an elegant dinner in a post and beam barn artfully decorated by the homeowner who is an award winning designer. Guests are also invited to tour the adjoining Amos Gates house built ca. 1730 which has been restored and filled with unique design throughout. Dinner and hors d’oeuvres will be catered by Tasting Caterers and as always, there is an open bar. A complimentary House Tour ticket is included when you sign up for our Patron’s Party. Space is limited, so please order your tickets immediately to avoid disappointment.
<https://www.eventbrite.com/e/framingham-patrons-party-tickets-23928727468>


Sat, May 14th Carnival!! Rides!! Games!! (at Pinefield Shopping Center)
May 12th-15th. Saturday: 1-10 pm; Sunday: 1-6 pm. Framingham Rotary Club is sponsoring a Spring Carnival for families & children, with rides and games. Come and enjoy. NO ADMISSION CHARGE. Cost per ride varies from 3 or 4 tickets to 6. Food & games are separate. A portion of the proceeds help fund Rotary community service projects. *** Pinefield Shopping Center, Nicholas Rd., (off Water St), Framingham, MA
<http://www.framinghamrotary.org>


Sat, May 14th Talk By Acclaimed Author and Historian David McCullough
He's won the Pulitzer Prize twice, the National Book Award, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and his best-selling books have been read by millions of people and made into an acclaimed film and television mini-series.Author and historian David McCullough will be in Framingham on Saturday, May 14 to speak about his book The Wright Brothers, as the keynote event of the Framingham Public Library's Framingham Reads Together program.Doors open for this free event at 9:30 a.m. at the Memorial Building (Town Hall) at 150 Concord Street. Mr. McCullough will speak at 10:30 a.m. and will sign books in the Blumer Room on the building's lower level after the talk. The New England Mobile Book Fair will be selling copies of Mr. McCullough's books in the Nevins Hall lobby in the building before and after the talk.

Sun, May 15th Carnival!! Rides!! Games!! (at Pinefield Shopping Center)
May 12th-15th. (Last Day) Sunday: 1-6 pm. Framingham Rotary Club is sponsoring a Spring Carnival for families & children, with rides and games. Come and enjoy. NO ADMISSION CHARGE. Cost per ride varies from 3 or 4 tickets to 6. Food & games are separate. A portion of the proceeds help fund Rotary community service projects. *** Pinefield Shopping Center, Nicholas Rd., (off Water St), Framingham, MA
<http://www.framinghamrotary.org>


Sun, May 15th Choosing Happiness, Heart, and Hope in the Modern Age (at Open Spirit)
4:00pm - 5:30pm, Join Linda Miller for this informative presentation and discussion. If the modern world’s got you down, come learn simple practices for everyday calm and long-term resilience. Using humor and story, Linda Miller brings together lessons from brain science and spirit to teach practical skills that increase happiness and ease, while strengthening you for life’s challenges. Learn more about Linda Miller at www.joybecomesyou.com *** More info, call: 508-877-8162 *** Open Spirit, Edwards Hall, 39 Edwards Street, Framingham MA 01701
<http://www.openspiritcenter.org/events/choosing-happiness-heart-and-hope-in-the-modern-age/>


Sun, May 15th Dedication Celebration for New Christa McAuliffe Branch Library in Nobscot
On Sunday, May 15 from 1-3:30 p.m. the public is invited to a dedication celebration with library staff, town and state officials, and members of Christa McAuliffe's family. Framingham Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 929 will raise an American flag that flew over NASA headquarters on the flag pole the VFW donated to the library.Refreshments will be served, and the celebration will also feature live music from the Framingham band The Belfast Cowboys.
<http://fplf.org>


Sun, May 15th Donna Lee and Patsy Cline
Donna returns with her wildly popular tribute to Queen of Country Music! A great take! *** At Amazing Things ***
<http://www.amazingthings.org>


Sun, May 15th Framingham History Center House Tour
The Framingham History Center is very excited to bring back their house tour in 2016! This year, we will be presenting homes which span four centuries of Framingham life. This year’s house tour sites range from a nearly untouched 1696 home (first period), to a 1790 (federal style) restoration, an 1812 boardinghouse to a 1980s timber framed home. And there are more! Please join us. Tickets are on sale now!
<http://www.framinghamhistory.org/framingham-house-tour>


Thu, May 19th Robots on the Run (Grades 6 - 8)
Robots on the Run (Grades 6 - 8)***Thursday May 19, 3:00pm to 5:00pm –Christa McAuliffe Branch Library, Community Room***Guest Instructor: Dan Berman, Rhode Island Computer Museum***This fun program invites gadget geeks, science nerds, and budding engineers to build a robot! Bring broken electronics, take them apart, and learn about circuits.*** Registration required: MMaiorana@minlib.net
<http://www.framinghamlibrary.org/>


Fri, May 20th Paul Rishell and Annie Raines with Marylou Ferrante
Paul and Annie are equally passionate about their craft and devoted to the study and performance of a wide range of blues styles.Marylou Ferrante was described by music critic and writer, Daniel Gewertz, in the Boston Herald, as the Bay State’s finest female acoustic blues interpreter. ***At Amazing Things***
<http://www.amazingthings.org>


Sat, May 21st The Nine-Eleven Band
"The Nine Eleven Band (formally James Montgomery & Friends) joined forces in 2001 in light of the 9/11 attacks. Co-founder and drummer Pete Hackel who lost family member Paige Farley-Hackel on American Flight #11 puts it this way “To try and turn the tragedy of September 11th into something positive was paramount. ***At Amazing Things***
<http://www.amazingthings.org>


Sat, May 21st 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.
<http://vacmetrowest.com>


Sat, May 21st Walkalong Gliders (All Ages)
Walkalong Gliders (All Ages)*** Saturday May 21, 2:00pm to 3:00pm – Christa McAuliffe Branch Library, Community Room*** Guest Speaker/Instructor: Phil Rossoni, commercial glider pilot and author*** Become an accomplished glider aviator in this make-and-fly workshop.
<http://www.framinghamlibrary.org/>


Sat, May 21st Women's Fashion Show & Full Tea
Framingham Union Aid Association is holding a fundraiser to subsidize our annual grants award program. Since 1998 the FUAA has awarded approximately 30 grants per year for health related projects, totaling over $1.3 million. *** Come join a fun day of fashion and tea luncheon. *** Raffle items! *** Tickets: $30.00 *** FUAA is registered 501C-3 non-profit. *** For more info call (508) 380-0294 or email: framunionaid@hotmail.com or visit the FUAA website using link below.
<https://framunionaid.wordpress.com/>


Fri, May 27th Philippe Crettien Quartet w/RiversSchool Big Band
The personalities and skills within this quartet facilitate the perfect collaboration to create and execute original music..Opening for the Quartet is the Rivers School Jazz Band. *** AT AMAZING THINGS ***
<http://www.amazingthings.org>


Sat, May 28th 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.
<http://vacmetrowest.com>


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