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Sun, Oct 3rd
Civil War Reenactment (at Eastleigh Farm)
Sat. & Sun., Oct. 2nd & 3rd, 2021 *** Come and see reenactors in a U.S. Civil War style encampment. *** "The Battle of Eastleigh Farms" will take place early Sunday afternoon. *** Processed benefit Eastleigh Farm Educational Trust. *** Local aritsan vendor area (spaces available). *** Email: for more info. *** Eastleigh Farm, 1062 Edmands Rd., Framingham, MA.

Sun, Oct 3rd
HighwayTo20K Fundraiser (at Nobscot's Cafe)
3:00pm 'til 7:00pm *** Cindy Lou Musics hosts a "HighwayTo20K" Fundraiser Concert to raise money toward purchasing a much-needed handicap-equipped van for supporting US Army Veteran and former Framingham school teacher, Lizbeth C. Granfield (Hugs for Lizbeth). Nobscot's Cafe owner and fellow Veteran, Paul Handy, graciously host the event. *** Headlining the show are blues songwriter and recording artist, Alan Arena and his band, and area blues/rock favorites, The Cindy Lou Band, along with several guest performers in the mix as well. Music runs 3-7 pm, with full bar and pub fare for purchase throughout the show. *** Suggested donation, $20, though any amount graciously appreciated. For more info, visit: Hugs for Lizbeth Facebook Community: or use link below to donate to the "HighwayTo20K" GoFundMe page.

Sun, Oct 3rd
Oktoberfest Weekend at Jack's Abby
Fri/Sat/Sun, October 1st - 3rd, 2021 *** Jack's Abby Beer Garden / Oktoberfest *** Live German music! Special German food menu! Gravity keg tappings! Stein hoisting and keg toss competitions! Best-dressed costume contest -- and more! *** Check the online schedule of events. *** German Oompah bands include; The TubaFrau Hofbräu Band, The Double Eagle Oktoberfest German Band, and the Schwarze Schafe German Band! *** Jack's Abby, 100 Clinton Street, Framingham, MA 01702, Beer Hall: (774) 777-5085, Office: (508) 872-0900, email:

Tue, Oct 5th
Family Paint Party (at China Gourmet)
6:30pm 'til 8:30pm -- A new kind of night out -- an Original Paint Nite party! *** Tuesday, October 5, 2021 *** In under two hours you'll go from blank canvas to completed masterpiece, all while having some laughs with your friends and maybe some drinks and some tunes too! *** No experience necessary - our talented local artist Kory Mix will walk you through all the steps! Just come on down to China Gourmet (Framingham) in Framingham and bring your creative side, we'll take care of the rest. *** China Gourmet, 1583 Worcester Road (Rt. 9), Framingham, MA.

Wed, Oct 6th
Comedy Show (at China Gourmet)
7:00pm 'til 10:00pm -- Stand up comedy showcase! Every Sunday with fun, entertaining and diverse group of comics each week. Lineups subject to change. *** Practicing Productions is back at China Gourmet with Sam Xu. *** Veterans get in FREEe with Veteran Tickets Foundation, (Vet Tix). ** China Gourmet, 1583 Worcester Road (Rt. 9), Framingham, MA 01701.

Thu, Oct 7th
Thursday Storytime (at Framingham Main Library)
10:15am 'til 10:45am - Thursday Storytime at Main Library October 7, 2021 *** In-person AND Zoom hybrid! *** Join your familiar children's librarians for some stories and a craft (craft will only be in-person), and keep adding to your 1000 books before Kindergarten list. *** In-person attendance doesn't require registration. Please email to receive an invite to join on Zoom. Ages 3-5, all welcome. *** Framingham Public Library, 49 Lexington St, Framingham, MA

Fri, Oct 8th
Rock Off Main (at Amazing Things Arts Center)
7:30pm -- Rock Off Main is proud to be part of the musical lineup at ātac's 2021 Fall season. For the last 23 years, Rock Off Main has brought young bands out of their basements and garages to perform on stage where they belong. Shows are "All Ages All The Time." *** Featuring: Archive Her, (Framingham, MA), One Second (Sherborn, MA), Villian of the War (Framingham, MA) and Berklee College of Music School of Rock House Band *** Contact Diane Young at if you would like more information on how to book a spot on a future ROM show. *** Tickets: $8 at the door. *** Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St, Framingham, MA

Mon, Oct 11th
Indigenous Peoples Day Ceremony (at 8 Flagg Dr.)
3:00pm -- Ceremony at 8 Flagg Drive, Framingham, MA to make a statement against hate and to recognize historical injustices and the tie into our communities' present-day injustices. *** Outdoor Family Event *** Masks Are Required *** The program is supported by and a collaboration of the Nipmuc Nation, Greater Framingham Community Church, JFS of Metrowest, JTI, Framingham Public Schools, and Temple Shir Tikva.

Sat, Oct 16th
David Bazin's Mojo Ride (at Nobscots Cafe)
7:00pm - Come out for a night to bring in the fall season with "Mojo Ride". It's going to be full of Blues and Classic Rock. *** David Bazin's "Mojo Ride" is: Brian Keefe, Dan Herriage, Don Asquith, Mike Apple & David Bazin *** Nobscots Cafe', 847 Edgell Rd, Framingham, MA

Sat, Oct 16th
Fall Leaf Bowl (at Framingham Main Library)
3:00pm - 4:30pm *** The leaves are changing colors outside so let's bring some of those beautiful colors indoors! Join us in the Spark Lab as we make a brightly colored fall leaf bowl. We will use a paper mache technique on fallen leaves to make a small bowl that can be used to hold jewelry, figurines, knick-knacks, etc. The bowls will need to dry overnight so you can pick them up later at the library or carefully bring them home to dry. *** Ages 6+ *** Limited room occupancy. *** Framingham Main Library, 49 Lexington Street, Framingham, MA 01702, phone: (508) 532-5570.

Sat, Oct 16th
Fight Night in Framingham (at Sheraton Hotel)
6:30pm 'til 10:30pm -- A night of professional boxing to benefit "Fighting Life". *** (7) professional bouts featuring some of New England's best young boxers! *** Full Menu *** Full Bar *** Raffles *** Silent Auctions *** Ticket: $60-$75 *** Fighting Life is a 501(c)(3) after-school boxing program that also provides academic assistance, cultural field trips, guest speakers and nutritional support for under privileged youth age 7 and up. *** Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center, 1657 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA

Sat, Oct 16th
Keep Framingham Beautiful Week
The first ever "Keep Framingham Beautiful Week" is planned for Saturday October 16th through Sunday October 24th, 2021 *** KFB will host (3) Group Litter Clean-ups on the weekends but are encouraging folks to also do small clean-ups whenever and wherever they want! *** Please see our website for details and sign up using link below. *** Please email us if you have any questions:

Sat, Oct 23rd
Open Spirit Special Event: Sense of Place - Shaped by the River
Open Spirit located in Saxonville is hosting our annual Day of Spirit. We will use our physical location as inspiration for our keynote and workshops. The Open Spirit campus is located on the top of a hill -- the second highest spot in Framingham. The hill has a rich history; geological, botanical and anthropological. Our keynote speakers will share their reflections on this place, with a particular focus on the ways it has been shaped by Sudbury River. Learn about the geological history of Saxonville and our campus, and about the wild plants and creatures associated with the river. Our keynote will also explore the history of the people who have lived here; from Native Americans who fished for salmon; to factory owners who built the dam; to factory workers who struggled to buy their homes when the factory put them up for auction. *** Following the keynote there will be opportunities for guided walks, Qi Gong, meditation, and more. *** We invite you to come to campus or attend from home via Zoom. *** This year Day of Spirit is offered by donation so that everyone is able to participate. Open Spirit, 39 Edwards St, Framingham, MA 01701 Phone: (508) 877-8162 *** For more information or to register, please visit website using link below:

Sat, Oct 30th
Downtown Oktoberfest 2021 (Downtown Framingham)
1:00pm 'til 5:00pm -- Oktoberfest Beer Garden, (Framingham Station Steakhouse front parking lot), Artisan's Market, (City Hall Plaza), and Performance Area (on Downtown Common) *** Enjoy live music, participate in Halloween-themed activities, eat delicious food, shop the Artisan's Market and enjoy beers from Jack's Abby and Exhibit 'A' Brewing *** Open to the public! *** (BEER GARDEN Admission: $10 Cash at door for 2 drink tickets. ID Required!! 21+ only!!) *** Come to the DOWNTOWN COMMON for a Halloween Costume Contest! (Win Gift-cards to Downtown Framingham restaurants!) -- Face-painting, incredible local performers: Lady Lupine, The Drum Nomads, Archive Her and Cait Shelton Aerial Acrobatics! -- Meet and talk with local organizations: Sustainable Framingham, New England Ductless, FramBARK, Wonderwhiz Academy, Alpha Masonic Lodge, Office of MA Senate President Karen E. Spilka and Launch Trampoline Park *** Grab some shaved ice from Kona Ice Truck and pizza from Anzio's Pizza Truck! *** Visit the CITY HALL Artisan's Market for some FREE popcorn, and check out the wares of local makers: Members of the Saxonville Maker Space, Sammi's Natural Way, Tivo Pottery, Tibbies Treasures, Viva's Flowers, Sonia's Creations (vendor space still available!). *** Rain-date Saturday, November 6th, 2021. *** For more info visit the Downtown Framingham Inc. website using link below:

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