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Fri, Sep 2nd
Bill Staines (at Amazing Things)
Anyone not familiar with the music of Bill Staines is in for a special treat.For more than forty years, Bill has traveled back and forth across North America, singing his songs and delighting audiences at festivals, folksong societies, colleges, concerts, clubs, and coffeehouses. A New England native, Bill became involved with the Boston-Cambridge folk scene in the early 1960's and for a time, emceed the Sunday Hootenanny at the legendary Club 47 in Cambridge. Bill quickly became a popular performer in the Boston area. From the time in 1971 when a reviewer from the Boston Phoenix stated that he was "simply Boston's best performer", Bill has continually appeared on folk music radio listener polls as one of the top all time favorite folk artists. Now, well into his fifth decade as a folk performer, he has gained an international reputation as a gifted songwriter and performer. *** Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St. Framingham, MA 01702 *** (508) 405-2787
http://amazingthings.org/

Sat, Sep 3rd
Electronic and Appliance Recycle Day in Framingham
Saturday September 3, 9am-2pm *** Electronic and Appliance Recycle Day in Framingham *** First United Methodist Church, 360 Water Street, Framingham MA *** Bring these items to the parking lot: Computer towers, Scanners, VCR, Copiers, DVD, Stereo Equipment, Lighting, Vacuum, Answering Machine , Fax, Speakers, Circuit Boards , Radios, Record Players, Modems, Fans, Video equipment, Game Console, Typewriters (Anything with a plug and more)...$5 ea. Dishwasher, Dryers, Stoves, Microwaves, Ex. Equipment, Lawn Mowers, Dehumidifiers, Snow Blowers, Vacuum, Small Engine Items, etc...$10 ea. Glass Monitors, Flat Panel Monitors, etc...$10 ea. TV's: 15-30Ac....$15, Refrigerators..$20 Scrap/Junk Metal....$10 car load. Cables, Keyboards, Car Batteries, Cell Phones -- No Fee! *** Also included: Bicycle Recycle Day, no fee. Bring your unwanted old or new bicycle and drop it off, it will be reused again. Our aim is to keep bikes from being thrown out when they can be reused. *** Questions: Please contact Dennis Wood 508-277-7513.

Sat, Sep 3rd
Greg Abate Jazz Quartet (at Amazing Things)
Greg Abate performing with Ben Cook on piano,Todd Baker on bass, and Gary Johnson on drums. Greg Abate is known for his sincere passion and energy in playing non-compromising jazz with consequence and meaning! A veteran of Artie Shaw's revived orchestra, and the Ray Charles Orchestra, Greg is a straight ahead real jazz player. He is a Grammy nominated, International Jazz recording and touring artist."…Abate's musical style can be seen as a distillation of swing's easygoing vibe and bop's more animated groove. He has developed a unique voice." –METRO San Jose *** Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St. Framingham, MA 01702 *** (508) 405-2787
http://amazingthings.org/

Sat, Sep 3rd
Veterans Acupuncture Care Metrowest
VAC Metrowest is closed for the Labor Day weekend
http://vacmetrowest.com

Fri, Sep 9th
Soulsha (at Amazing Things)
Soulsha's 8-piece collective brings together some of the Boston area's top musicians in (at least) three genres: Scottish, West African, and Funk music. This is a sound you have never heard before. They bring you blood-pumping arrangements of funky original songs, covers from some of our favorite Scottish and West African musicians, and even traditional Gaelic songs, all riding a maelstrom of high energy rhythms and New Orleans-inspired horn lines. *** Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St. Framingham, MA 01702 *** (508) 405-2787
http://amazingthings.org/

Sat, Sep 10th
The Mystix with Twisted Pine Opening (at Amazing Things)
Called "A Roots Supergroup" by The Boston Phoenix, The Mystix continue to headline major venues throughout New England, performing their unique interpretations of the music of rural America, as well as inspired original material.Armed with fresh writing, high octane virtuosity, and endless energy TWISTED PINE challenges its bluegrass roots by effortlessly intertwining innovation with tradition. The band is composed of five uniquely voiced writers and accomplished musicians: Dan Bui on mandolin, Ricky Mier on banjo, Kathleen Parks on fiddle, Chris Sartori on bass, and Rachel Sumner on guitar. *** Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St. Framingham, MA 01702 *** (508) 405-2787
http://amazingthings.org/

Sat, Sep 10th
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

Sun, Sep 11th
FILM: Antique Cars at Raceland (at Village Hall)
2:30 p.m. *** Featuring: A film of the Veteran Motor Club of America 1939 & 1940 Meets at Raceland narrated by Ken Lemoine, Boston Cup Co-Founder will guide us through the silent film and provide a brief history of auto manufacturing in Framingham. In 1939 & 1940, John Macomber's Raceland was the site of the Veteran Motor Club of America's antique car meet. A recently discovered film of these meets reveals not only what looks like an agility course for antique cars and their drivers, but also the gorgeous 1/2 mile racetrack on Salem End Road as a backdrop. If you've ever wondered what Raceland looked like, come and see this highly entertaining film. *** Tickets: Members/$5, Non-members/$10. *** Tickets available at the door. *** Questions? Call 508-626-9091 * Presented by the Framingham History Center. *** Location: Historic Village Hall, 2 Oak Street, Framingham, MA, (Village Hall is not handicapped accessible).
http://www.framinghamhistory.org/

Sun, Sep 11th
Wendee Glick with Steve Heck (at Amazing Things)
Wendee and Steve perform standards from the Great American Songbook. The songs you know from long ago, and perhaps some new ones too. Wendee's amusing style and stories about the songs will have you laughing, learning something new, and loving the music… An experienced jazz vocalist, Wendee Glick is a singer with a strong stage presence, sense of humor, and ability to belt out a tune, even over a full big band orchestra. *** Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St. Framingham, MA 01702 *** (508) 405-2787
http://amazingthings.org/

Tue, Sep 13th
Heritage Chorale Open Rehearsals for new singers
Toreadors and Elijah! – Sing with Heritage Chorale for its 80th Season Heritage Chorale invites area singers to join us for our new season of concerts. Try singing with us and consider joining! Under the direction of John Finney, Director of the Boston College Concert Choir and former concertmaster of the Handel & Haydn Society, rehearsals will begin with two open rehearsals for prospective members:September 6th and 13th from 7:30 to 10:00pm First Parish UUC Church, 24 Vernon Street in Framingham Following the two open rehearsals, membership will be based on auditions and proper balance of voice parts, with scholarship memberships available to high school and college singers.The Chorale will celebrate its 80th Anniversary Season with three ambitious concerts, "Great Opera Choruses" and Mendelssohn's exciting oratorio telling the story of the prophet "Elijah", at Keefe Tech in Framingham, with full orchestra and professional soloists, as well as its annual Pops Concert, "Musical Gems" from Broadway, movies, pop and popular classics.
 

 The November concert will include blockbuster choruses from the Grand Opera repertoire, such as "the Toreador Song", "The Anvil Chorus", "Va Pensiero (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves)", as well as solos and duets by professional soloists. Most of these pieces will be sung in English to enhance the audience's experience.The Heritage Chorale is comprised of approximately 100 singers from high school to senior citizens from 25 towns throughout Metrowest, Middlesex, Norfolk and Worcester counties.Singers from all voice parts, especially tenors and basses, are invited to attend the open rehearsals, with auditions by appointment to be scheduled afterward.For further information, contact the website www.HeritageChorale.org or call 508-270-3999.
http://heritagechorale.org

Thu, Sep 15th
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

Fri, Sep 16th
Rainy Day People- Gordon Lightfoot/Jim Croce Tribute (at Amazing Things)
Rainy Day People offers a captivating performance of the music of legendary singer songwriters Gordon Lightfoot and Jim Croce. The trio captures the haunting melodies of Croce's "Time in a Bottle" and Lightfoot's "Affair on Eighth Avenue" as well as the irresistible acoustic pulse of tunes like "Car Wash Blues", "Leroy Brown" , and "Sundown". Spot-on vocals, solid bass grooves and intricate guitar lines weave together seamlessly for a nostalgic performance of memorable favorites. The band includes Paul Motter, Rudi Weeks, and Jeff Tisdel. *** Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St. Framingham, MA 01702 *** (508) 405-2787
http://amazingthings.org/

Sat, Sep 17th
AfterFab: The Beatles Solo Years (at Amazing Things)
The AfterFab experience is more than just great live music. Experienced musicians and deep music fans, they know that Beatles enthusiasts have always thought of John, Paul, George, and Ringo as Beatles, and all of their music is Beatles music, no matter the stages of their careers. Millions of fans have imagined what it would be like to hear the solo songs of all four fabs together, as if the group had kept going after 1970. AfterFab brings that experience! *** Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St. Framingham, MA 01702 *** (508) 405-2787
http://amazingthings.org/

Sat, Sep 17th
Framingham Library Book Sale
Stop by the library on the third Saturday of the month and shop for books, DVDs, books on CD, music CDs, and more. All items are bargain priced, with most selling for 50 cents to $2. Become a member of the Friends and you can enter at 9:30. Three rooms of sales, plus the lobby. In the Bag Room, fill a brown paper bag for just $7! Take a break from shopping and grab a hot drink and something sweet at the Literacy Unlimited bake sale. Support the library, shop the sale!
http://framinghamlibrary.org/support-the-library/friends-of-the-library/

Sat, Sep 17th
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

Mon, Sep 19th
Free Prostate Cancer Screening
Tell the men in your life to join MetroWest Medical Center for a free prostate cancer screening! Monday, September 19, 5:00 - 7:00 pm at Greater Framingham Community Church. Please register by calling 508-383-1260.

Fri, Sep 23rd
Gina Sicilia with Kelly Reilly Opening (at Amazing Things)
Gina Sicilia is an American Blues singer currently living in Nashville. She has released five albums including the 2014 recording The Alabama Sessions. She has opened for s Johnny Winter, Joe Bonamassa, Shemekia Copeland, Beth Hart, and James Cotton.Kelly Riley is an award winning singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, ukulele, and piano), and Berklee College of Music alum. She has supported and shared the stage with many notable musicians, including Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Patty Griffin, and Lori McKenna. *** Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St. Framingham, MA 01702 *** (508) 405-2787
http://amazingthings.org/

Sat, Sep 24th
Antiques Appraisal Day at the Library
Is it treasure or is it trash? Find out what your favorite vintage items may really be worth! From 2-4:30 PM, stop by the Framingham Public Library (49 Lexington Street) where Sherry Cohen of Up Your Attic Antiques, will be presenting verbal appraisals of a variety of items. One or two items accepted per person, $5 donation per item. Register the day of the event or in advance by calling the Friends of the Library at (508) 881-8078. (No weapons please.) Sponsored by the Friends of the Framingham Library.
http://framinghamlibrary.org/support-the-library/friends-of-the-library/

Sat, Sep 24th
Box Set (at Amazing Things)
Jim Brunberg and Jeff Pehrson met in a San Francisco cafe 22 years ago, and almost immediately fell into a musical relationship. That connection has been responsible for 12 albums of original music, thousands upon thousands of miles on the road, a handful of awards, several ill-fated record deals and two houses built of broken B strings. *** Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St. Framingham, MA 01702 *** (508) 405-2787
http://amazingthings.org/

Sat, Sep 24th
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

Mon, Sep 26th
Greg Brown
Greg Brown is a singing storyteller who moves his audiences with his warmth, humor and deeply human musical vision. His songs have been covered by Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana, Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter and featured in the film Crazy Heart.
http://amazingthings.org

Fri, Sep 30th
No Static (at Amazing Things)
No Static is New England's ultimate live band performs the music of Steely Dan.The Band includes:Fil Ramil, Lead Vocals, GuitarLydia Harrell, VocalsRosemary St. George, Vocals, KeysMitch Rodriguez, Lead GuitarRob Currier, Lead KeyboardsJamie Sheldon, BassBarry Lit, DrumsBrad Kohl, Tenor, Alto SaxWalter Platt, TrumpetBob Holfelder, Trombone *** Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St. Framingham, MA 01702 *** (508) 405-2787
http://amazingthings.org/

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