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Sat, Jun 3rd
Surface Decoration Series
Join us this spring in welcoming guest artist Annie Buchholz! In a series of Saturday workshops, Annie will be teaching a variety of surface decoration, including mishima, slip trailing, encaustic, slip design, and more! Students will be provided with a tile or cylinder to work on; Students enrolled in Spring Semester Classes can save $10 per workshop by bringing their own leather hard or bisqued pieces to work on (you must call to register to receive this discount). Works will be fired and clear glazed. $45 per workshop; Sign up for all 4 workshops and only pay $160! (cannot be combined with pre-enrolled student discountSgraffito & Mishima

Sun, Jun 4th
A Celebration of Race Amity Day
June 4 at 4:00 pm at Open Spirit (39 Edwards St, Framingham)Sunday, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm -- June 4, 4-5:30 pmThrough a law enacted in 2015 under the signature of Gov. Charlie Baker, the second Sunday of June is Race Amity Day in our state. Race Amity Day was begun with the support of the Baha'i community as a day to focus on building friendship to break down racial barriers.We will celebrate Race Amity Day a week early, on June 4. At our gathering, we will play a new non-competitive board game called "Breaking It Down Towards E Pluribus Unum." The purpose of the game is to encourage and assist people to talk about race in a non‐toxic manner with a focus on amity, emotional safety, learning and mutual support.Bring a friend and join us for an engaging and thoughtful way to build understanding and friendship.Please register on our website to help us plan.

Sun, Jun 4th
ADESA Boston Classic Car Show/Motorcycle Run
ADESA Boston's 17th Annual Classic Car Show and Motorcycle Run to Benefit JDRF.Sunday June 4, 2017 9am-2pmCar/Motorcycle Registration $30/$10 passenger (lunch included with registration)Food, Music, Activities for Kids, Live Auction, RaffleChild Finger Printer Courtesy of the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office.Rain or Shine

Wed, Jun 7th
AFTV Orientation & Camcorder Jumpstart
LEARN ABOUT YOUR COMMUNITY MEDIA CENTERAccess Framingham Television Offers Orientation and Training SessionFramingham, MA (June 1, 2017) Access Framingham Television (AFTV), Framingham's public access television station, offers an Orientation and Camcorder Jumpstart! Session on Wednesday, June 7th from 7:00PM - 8:00PM at it's studio location on 4 Vernon Street in Framingham Centre. Participants will learn more about the Framingham community media center's resources, take a tour of the high-definition (HD) equipment, studios, control rooms and basic operation of JVC cameras available for field recording.Membership is available to anyone who lives, works, attends school in Framingham or is affiliated with a Framingham-based organization. Members also receive training, access to production equipment, staff support and opportunities to produce their own programs, segments and public service announcements.Local high school, college or university students are welcome to participate and learn more about the AFTV internship program and all its benefits.Please call (508) 875-5434 to register or send an email to for more information.Access Framingham (AFTV) is an award-winning community media center owned and operated by the 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Framingham Public Access Corporation (FPAC), which was created to provide public media access to Framingham residents, educational institutions, nonprofit and community-based organizations and affordable training and skills development on emerging media and technologies. AFTV can be seen in the Town of Framingham on Comcast [Channel 9], RCN [Channel 3] and Verizon [Channel 43].

Fri, Jun 9th
Legendary Songs of Harry Chapin
Singer-songwriter Harry Chapin mesmerized audiences with classics "Cats in the Cradle", and "Taxi." On Friday June 9 Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham,MA welcomes Satinwood with original Chapin drummer Howard Fields for a special tribute featuring fully arranged renditions of Harry's storysongs, complete with cello and spot-on vocals. Hear favorites "Better Place To Be", "Mr. Tanner", "30,000 lbs of Bananas" and more! The show starts at 8 pm. Tickets are $22.00.Call 508-405-2787 For more information, please visit

Sat, Jun 10th
Rectangular Clay Lanterns
Learn to make beautiful hand-built clay lanterns for your home or garden! Instructor Sam Nelson will walk you through how to make either a round or rectangular lantern, including carving, decoration, and color. All clay will be provided.​ This workshop is a "donation workshop": a portion of the total fee will go towards our scholarship fund, which allows low-income or disadvantage individuals to have access to the arts. 9am-12pm Cost Per Person: $45 Community Kiln At Brick Stack Arts Center 46 Park Street Framingham, MA 01702

Fri, Jun 16th
Ladies Night
Join us for a night of hand-building with clay! Come with ideas or get inspiration from teacher Cheska Komissar. Make ceramic bowls, mugs, or containers with your friends, date, or girl-squad, all while enjoying conversation and laughs. Works will be decorated with carving or stamping, painted with underglaze, and fired in the kilns. We will contact everyone when works are ready to pick up. 7PM-10PM Cost per person: $45 Community Kiln At Brick Stack Art Center 46 Park Street, Framingham MA

Sat, Jun 17th
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 this month, 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!

Sun, Jun 18th
Father's Day Clay
Come celebrate Father's Day with your family! Make a themed plate or platter with your favorite thing: sports, princesses, camping, etc. Or make a plate together that includes something from every family member. If you have other project ideas that can be completed in this class time, the instructor will support you in your own creation as well. $45 per project Community Kiln At Brick Stack Arts Center 46 Park Street, Framingham, MA 10702

Tue, Jun 20th
Framingham History Center Annual Meeting
After a short annual meeting where we need you, our members and donors, to vote on our budget and slate of officers, author J.L. Bell will speak about his most recent book, The Road to Concord: How Four Stolen Canon Ignited the Revolutionary War. Colonel Henry Knox's journey from Fort Ticonderoga to Dorchester Heights with his "cannon train" is one of the most famous stories of the Revolutionary War and Framingham was one of the stops on the journey. But what do we really know about Knox's operation? His diary stops before reaching Framingham, leaving John Adams' letters as the primary source of information. Adams stopped in Framingham to review the cannon on his way to the Continental Congress in Philadelphia. Mr. Bell will be signing copies of his book following the program. Refreshments will be served.This is a free member/donor only event. If you know of others who are not members and would like to attend, they can join the FHC at

Mon, Jun 26th
Kids Interfaith Woodland and Wetland Adventure Week
Camp locations include Open Spirit, Garden in the Woods, Upper Mill Brook Conservation Area in Wayland, and Nobscot Reservation. We will also go canoeing.Explore the wonders of woods and fields and streams!Play games, explore trails and investigate rivers, brooks, and ponds. Make friends with a tree and get wet.Make nature crafts, keep a nature journal, and catch bugs. Every session will include hikes, activities, lunch time, and quiet time. Who: For children entering 2nd through 5th grade (or 6 years old by May 1)When: June 26-30 from 9:00am 1:00pmWhere: Open Spirit (39 Edwards St. Framingham) and various local nature spots. Details on drop-off locations and exact itinerary will be provided after registration. How much:$135 from May 2-June 19$145 from June 20 to 26Led by Rabbi Katy Allen, Facilitator of the One Earth Collaborative, and Michael Corthell, Counselor, Coach, and One Earth Collaborative Advisory Council member.Please register on our website.

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