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Sat, Apr 9th
"A Visit with Abraham Lincoln."
1:00pm--Steve Woods portrays Abraham Lincoln and answers audience questions. Refreshments by Trader Joe's. Part of the FRAMINGHAM READS TOGETHER initiative. Framingham Public Library, Costin Room, 49 Lexington Street.
http://www.framinghamlibrary.org

Sat, Apr 9th
Author Book Signing: Sudoku on the Half Shell
Join us at Barnes & Noble at Shopper's World, Framingham, for a local author's book signing.What happens when you slice a Sudoku in half along the diagonal? The remaining 45-cell triangle requires you to think outside the usual "square" in one of the coolest variants of this popular puzzle. In this version, the rows, columns, outlined boxes, and every diagonal contain no repeated numbers. Using this information and logical deduction, fill in the empty cells with digits from 1 to 9. 150 puzzles in 5 levels of difficulty -- easy, intermediate, challenging, difficult and monster -- provide so much fun, you'll be hungry for a second helping of Sudoku on the Half Shell!Come find out more about this exciting puzzle. You won't look at Sudoku puzzles the same way again after learning Sujiken(R).
http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/70821

Sat, Apr 9th
BIll Morrissey (at Amazing Things)
Bill Morrissey has created as impressive a body of work as any songwriter today, a collection of finely-honed songs that match his economy of lyric and melody with a writer's gift for storytelling. His empathetic knack for capturing the harshness and small sadness of the characters in his songs is tempered by his wry sense of humor, such that many of his songs leave the listener with a smile. Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St., Framingham. Tickets: $23 ($20 members; $22 Students/Seniors)
http://amazingthings.org/frontpage2.asp?DC_ID=1658

Sat, Apr 9th
Fountain Street Open Studios
15TH OPEN STUDIOS WEEKEND - Saturday and Sunday, April 9th & 10th, 2011 from 11:00AM until 5:00PM. Fountain Street Studios is the largest artist collective in the Metrowest / Boston area! There are over 50 artists participating! Painting, photography, prints, collage, textiles, jewelry, sculpture, & more! Free admission & parking. 59 Fountain Street, Framingham, MA. For more info, call: (617) 750-5003.
http://www.fountainstreetstudios.com

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

Sat, Apr 9th
Veterans Acupuncture Care (VAC)
A local group of volunteer acupuncturists is offering free community acupuncture for Iraq/Afghanistan veterans and their families or those from any past conflicts. 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 10-12 every Saturday. Last sitting is 11:30 am. Walk in. No appointment needed. For more information and snow cancellation, call 508 626 0896.
http://vac.anotherexample.com

Sun, Apr 10th
Fountain Street Open Studios
15TH OPEN STUDIOS WEEKEND - Sunday, April 10th, 2011 from 11:00AM until 5:00PM. Fountain Street Studios is the largest artist collective in the Metrowest / Boston area! There are over 50 artists participating! Painting, photography, prints, collage, textiles, jewelry, sculpture, & more! Free admission & parking. 59 Fountain Street, Framingham, MA. For more info, call: (617) 750-5003.
http://www.fountainstreetstudios.com

Sun, Apr 10th
PFLAG / MetroWest
PFLAG/MetroWest, (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgender people), invites all to an evening of conversation, sharing, support, and connection on the second Sunday of each month (April 10) from 7pm to 9pm at First Parish Church, Framingham Center. For more info, email: metrowestpflag@verizon.net or visit website.
www.gbpflag.org

Sun, Apr 10th
Sunday Concert Series: Featuring Violinist Gabriela Diaz with Piano.
3:00pm-- Gabriela Diaz will perform a sonata repertoire with piano accompaniment. Gabriela performs with variety of musical groups in the Boston area, and she recently performed at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Framingham Public Library, Costin Room, 49 Lexington St.
http://www.framinghamlibrary.org

Sun, Apr 10th
TBA Brotherhood Breakfast
All are welcome to attend the TBA Brotherhood Breakfast, Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 9:00AM, Temple Beth Am, 300 Pleasant Street, Framingham. $10 includes 40ft. breakfast buffet! GUEST SPEAKER: STUART SLAVID, Vice President of SKINNER AUCTIONS. Hear some of Stuart's great stories and experiences as an antiques auctioneer. *** Do NOT bring items for appraisal. Stuart will not be conducting any appraisals *** Stuart joined Skinner in 1989 as Director of the Fine Ceramics Department, specializing in English and Continental ceramics of the 18th through 20th centuries. Stuart is internationally recognized as one of the foremost authorities on Wedgwood pottery. In 1993, Stuart was appointed to Director of Skinner's European Furniture and Decorative Arts department which offers fine European and 19th-century American Furniture and decorative arts. Stuart's vast knowledge and experience in this field has helped position Skinner as the major world force in the sale of fine European pieces to both national and international clients. Stuart also oversees Skinner's Silver department. As a senior auctioneer and general appraiser at Skinner, Stuart often lectures, conducts benefit auctions and can be seen on the PBS series "THE ANTIQUE ROADSHOW." To RSVP and for more information contact Rick Reed at rickreed17@yahoo.com (Please "attend" on Facebook and share with others using the link below)
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=199762606722582

Mon, Apr 11th
Zumba Fitness! at the GFCC
Do some good for your Body and Soul with this weekly fitness party! Designed for every shape, age and fitness level, Zumba is "exercise in disguise" with fun, upbeat music and easy-to-follow moves that will tone your muscles and melt away extra pounds. You'll look better. You'll feel great. Cost is $7.00 per person, net proceeds benefit the Greater Framingham Community Church. 6:30pm7:30pm, Greater Framingham Community Church, 44 Franklin St, Framingham, MA 01702
http://www.gfccnet.org

Wed, Apr 13th
Hanson's Farm and Community Supported Agriculture (at Libarary)
7:00pm --Guest Speaker: Mr. Tom Hanson, Owner - Hanson's Farm.Mr. Hanson will speak and present a slide show about the history of fifth generation Hanson's Farm, their growing practices - what they grow and how they grow it - what Community Supported Agriculture (C.S.A.) is, and how their C.S.A. works. He will also touch on Framingham's Farmer's Market on the Village Green and the plans to expand it to include additional vendors this season. Hanson's Farm has been farming on their Nixon Road property since 1908, and is considered to be a "hidden gem." Refreshments provided by Hanson's Farm!
http://www.framinghamlibrary.org

Wed, Apr 13th
Support Group for Suicide Survivors
SafePlace is a support group for those who have lost loved ones to suicide. It meets from 7:00PM to 8:30PM on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at Samaritans, Inc., 235 Walnut St., Framingham, MA 01702. To learn more, contact Kim Kates, director of Grief Support Services, Samaritans: 617-536-2460, x5237: kkates@samaritanshope.org.
http://samaritanshope.org

Thu, Apr 14th
"A Call to Duty - the Life and Times of Major General George H. Gordon"**
7:00 pm--Fred Wallace, Framingham History Center Research Librarian and Town Historian, explores the life of George Henry Gordon, a lifelong resident of this community who graduated from West Point in 1846. When our nation was plunged into war, he answered the call, rising to the rank of Major General. Part of the FRAMINGHAM READS TOGETHER initiative. Refreshments by Trader Joe's. Framingham Public Library, Costin Room, 49 Lexington St.
http://www.framinghamlibrary.org

Thu, Apr 14th
How to Shop for Free - Coupon Class for a Cause (at FHS)
Kathy Spencer, author of the book "How to Shop for Free" will be presenting her money saving "Coupon Class for a Cause", Thursday, April 14th, 2011 at 7:00pm in the auditorium at Framingham High Schoolm 115 A St, Framingham, MA. *** General Admission ticket are $20.00 and include; admission to the event, a starter pack of coupons and an entry into the raffle contests. *** VIP Ticket Price are $34.99 and include everything in General Admission package -plus- an autographed copy of Kathy's book "How to Shop for Free" and a VIP prize pack! Go to website, (use link below), then click "EVENTS" at top of page to list classes, scroll down to Framingham and click to purchase tickets.
http://www.howtoshopforfree.net/

Fri, Apr 15th
Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur (at Amazing Things)
Famed 1960s folk revival heroes, the Jim Kweskin Jug Band, parlayed their good-time music at venues from Cambridge coffee houses to the Newport Folk Festival to the psychedelic ballrooms of San Francisco, where they shared billing with the likes of Big Brother and the Holding Company and the Doors. Jim led the band on guitar and vocals, shaping its good-humored mix of old-time folk, jazz, blues, and 1920s and '30s "whoopie music." Geoff Muldaur makes traditional gospel, folk, and blues styles his own, wrapping his polished guitar playing and riveting, otherworldly voice around unusually crafted interpretations of classic, often obscure, American material as well as his own unique compositions. The two will perform solo sets as well as banding together on a number of tunes throughout the night. Don't miss the chance to see two icons of American traditional music. Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St., Framingham. Tickets: $26 ($23 Members; $25 Students/Seniors)
http://amazingthings.org/frontpage2.asp?DC_ID=1659

Fri, Apr 15th
Open House at Summit Montessori
7 pm, 283 Pleasant Street, Framingham - Featuring Animals Down Under - live animal ambassadors from Australia, New Guinea & New Zealand. This is a free event. Learn about the survival, history, geography and behaviors of some of the animals from "Down Under", then tour Summit to learn about the best Montessori education available in MetroWest.
http://www.summitmontessori.org

Sat, Apr 16th
Molasses Creek (at Amazing Things)
Together since 1993, Ocracoke's Molasses Creek has toured throughout the United States, released 9 CDs and received worldwide radio airplay. Members of the Southern Arts Federation and award-winners from Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion", they have been featured at Our State magazine's "Best of NC", frequently headline at 'First Night' Williamsburg and in 2008 opened for Garrison Keillor at East Carolina University's concert series. Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St., Framingham. Tickets: $16 ($13 Members; $15 Students/Seniors)
http://amazingthings.org/frontpage2.asp?DC_ID=1660

Sat, Apr 16th
Rummage and Bake Sale
Edwards Church will hold a giant rummage and bake sale, with clothing, household items, toys, books, cookies, brownies, and more. Saturday, April 16, 2011, from 9:00AM - 1:00PM, with bag sale at 12 noon. Edwards Church, 39 Edwards St, Framingham, MA 01701.
http://edwardschurch.org

Sat, Apr 16th
The PuppeTree presents ''Caps For Sale'' 3PM
This folk tale of a hat seller whose inventory of hats is lost to mischievous monkeys while he is napping is told around the world in every culture that has monkeys. So, the PuppeTree has pulled out all the stops to tell this exciting story through the eyes of 7 different cultures. Performing with a background of upbeat music, the puppeteers are always in full view, as they revolve on a painter's scaffolding during the performance, sharing their puppet wizardry with the audience.3:00 PMAmazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St. Framingham $10 ($8 Members)
http://www.amazingthings.org/frontpage2.asp?DC_ID=1673

Sat, Apr 16th
Veterans Acupuncture Care (VAC)
A local group of volunteer acupuncturists is offering free community acupuncture for Iraq/Afghanistan veterans and their families or those from any past conflicts. 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 10-12 every Saturday. Last sitting is 11:30 am. Walk in. No appointment needed. For more information and snow cancellation, call 508 626 0896.
http://vac.anotherexample.com

Sun, Apr 17th
Dave Hornfischer's Comedy Revue (at Amazing Things)
Amazing Open Comedy Mique Show host Dave Hornfischer presents a special Sunday afternoon of comedy featuring comedic dancer Ana Vaz and the laugh-out-loud-funny comedic characters of singer songwriter Marc Duval. Vaz and Duval, two of the most popular acts at the monthly, first Wednesday, Amazing Open Comedy Mique Show present a double feature at this unique show in which Hornfischer promises other surprises as well. This will be a show guaranteed to split ribs and tickle funny bones. Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St., Framingham. Tickets: 412 ($10 Members; $11 Students/Seniors)
http://amazingthings.org/frontpage2.asp?DC_ID=1633

Wed, Apr 20th
Documentary Film: Waiting for Superman (2010) 102 min. PG
7:00pm--Discussion Leader: Mr. Rick Holmes, Opinion Editor, Metrowest Daily News.Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim reminds us that education "statistics" have names: Anthony, Francisco, Bianca, Daisy, and Emily, whose stories make up the engrossing foundation for this film. As he follows a handful of promising kids through a system that inhibits, rather than encourages, academic growth, Guggenheim undertakes an exhaustive review of public education, and its seemingly intractable problems. Discussion follows. Refreshments.
http://www.framinghamlibrary.org

Wed, Apr 20th
Salsa Dance with Combo Sabroso (at Amazing Things)
Combo Sabroso ("Tasty" Combo) is made up of some of the best Latin musicians north of New York City. It's a powerhouse band playing energetic and soulful arrangements of salsa and cha cha cha standards from the likes of Eddie Palmieri, Buena Vista Social Club, and Tito Puente; but they also spice things up with Latin arrangements of popular tunes by Bob Marley, Joe Cocker and Los Lobos. Tonight get ready for a high energy Latin dance party! Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St., Framingham. Tickets: $15 ($12 members; $14 Students/Seniors)
http://amazingthings.org/frontpage2.asp?DC_ID=1661

Fri, Apr 22nd
Spring Plant Sale (accepting orders through 3/31)
The Middlesex Conservation District will be holding its annual Spring Plant Sale on Friday April 22 (3-6 pm) and Saturday April 23 (8am - noon) at the 4H Fairgrounds, Westford, MA. All items are available to order in advance via our website at www.middlesexconservation.org, or by calling 978 692 9395 to request a brochure. Items include tree and shrub seedlings, perennials, fruits, groundcovers and garden supplies (cow manure, rain barrels, compost bins, TickTubes, etc).All proceeds go towards conservation programs benefiting farmers, towns and landowners in Middlesex County.
http://www.middlesexconservation.org

Sat, Apr 23rd
Veterans Acupuncture Care (VAC)
A local group of volunteer acupuncturists is offering free community acupuncture for Iraq/Afghanistan veterans and their families or those from any past conflicts. 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 10-12 every Saturday. Last sitting is 11:30 am. Walk in. No appointment needed. For more information and snow cancellation, call 508 626 0896.
http://vac.anotherexample.com

Mon, Apr 25th
Race to Nowhere (Film at FHS)
The Framingham Teachers Association is sponsoring a screening of "Race to Nowhere" in the Framingham High School Auditorium on Monday, April 25, 2011, from 7:00Pm - 9:00PM. The film which is currently screening at many schools and communities across the country is, "a call to action for families, educators, and policy makers to challenge current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens." Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for Students, ($12/$6 at the door). Proceeds to support the FTA Scholarship Fund. Tickets available online at: http://rtnframinghamhs.eventbrite.com
http://rtnframinghamhs.eventbrite.com

Tue, Apr 26th
Magic of Color - Expand Your Floral Palette (Garden Club Lecture)
Join the Framingham Garden Club in welcoming renowned floral designer and lecturer Robin Murphy for "Magic of Color - Expand Your Floral Palette", Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 6:30PM at Natick Elks Hall, 95 Speen St., Natick, (near Roche Brothers). Robin is a NCG Accredited life Judge and a frequent exhibitor in flower shows and floral exhibits. She has received numerous top awards for her designs from national Garden Clubs, Inc., Garden Club of America and Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Tickets may be purchased for $10 from any FGC Member or by phone 508-877-7846. Refreshments! Raffle Baskets! For more info, contact the Framingham Garden Club by email at: FramGardenClub@gmail.com

Wed, Apr 27th
College Readiness: What Every Parent Should Know!
7:00pm-8:00pm Lecture in English, with English & Spanish handouts. Question & Answer period in English & Spanish.8:00pm-9:00pm Lecture in English, with English & Portuguese handouts. Question & Answer period in English & Portuguese.Guest Speaker: Dr. Lorretta M. Holloway, Associate Professor of English, Framingham State University.Dr. Holloway will discuss the skills students should develop in middle and high school to be successful in college, the expectations college professors have, and the strategies parents can use to help their children become college and career ready. Sponsored in part by the Framingham Public Library, REFORMA, Northeast Chapter, and Framingham State University. Framingham Public Library, Costin Room, 49 Lexington St.
http://www.framinghamlibrary.org

Wed, Apr 27th
Support Group for Suicide Survivors
SafePlace is a support group for those who have lost loved ones to suicide. It meets from 7:00PM to 8:30PM on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at Samaritans, Inc., 235 Walnut St., Framingham, MA 01702. To learn more, contact Kim Kates, director of Grief Support Services, Samaritans: 617-536-2460, x5237: kkates@samaritanshope.org.
http://samaritanshope.org

Thu, Apr 28th
Poetry Reading: Featuring Local Poets Bernard Horn and Sam Witt
7:00pm--Don't miss this inspiring evening of poetry featuring talented local poets Sam Witt and Bernard Horn! Bernard Horn will recite poems from his beautifully crafted recent book "our daily words", winner of the 2009 Old Seventy Creek Poetry Prize. His poetry has been featured in The New Yorker, The Manhattan Review, The Mississippi Review and others. Sam Witt will read selections from his recent manuscripts: Occupation: Dreamland and In the Aphasia Ward. In addition to being a resident at the Breadloaf Writers' Conference, Mr. Witt's poems have been featured in the Harvard Review, Virginia Quarterly, New England Review and others. Both poets currently teach at Framingham State University. Refreshments. Framingham Public Library, Costin Room, 49 Lexington St.
http://www.framinghamlibrary.org

Thu, Apr 28th
Turning 3: Transition from Early Intervention into Special Ed
The Framingham Special Ed Parent Advisory Council Presents:Turning Age Three -- For Children Going from EarlyIntervention to Special Education. Thursday, April 28 from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the Juniper Hill School Conference Room,29 Upper Joclyn Avenue in Framingham. Presented by Cheryl Caira (trained advocate) and Susan Arndt, co-chairs of F-SEPAC -- as well as the other F-SEPAC board members - Marcy Rosch, Marjorie Hansen, Rachel Richer. At this lecture you will learn what you need to help with the transition to special education, eligibility for special education, and learn about the parent's role in planning, decision making, and overseeing your child's transition and progress in school. You will also hear the parent's perspective as well and get a chance to ask questions to those who have recently gone through it. We will be able to answer questions from our experiences with physical disabilities to autism related questions to social and emotional supports. Come bring your questions. We are here to help!! Please visit www.F-SEPAC.org page for more information. Babysitting is available but you must RSVP for a slot to earlychildhood@F-SEPAC.org.
http://www.F-SEPAC.org

Fri, Apr 29th
Belfast Cowboys (at Nobscot Cafe)
The Belfast Cowboys shall be performing at Nobscot Cafe, 847 Edgell Road, Framingham this Friday evening, April 29, 2011 at 8:45 pm!
http://belfast-cowboys.com/

Sat, Apr 30th
PAC's 30th Birthday - Night of a Thousand Stars
"PAC's 30thBirthday - A Night of a Thousand Stars", a fundraising event featuring entertainment by New York Broadway Actress and Singer Sue Anne Gershenzon, who has appeared in numerous Broadway shows, including Stephen Sondheim's "Sunday in the Park with George". There will also be a silent auction, hearty hors d'oeuvres, and a cash bar serving beer and wine. Cost is $30 per person (this event is for patrons 21 and over), and all proceeds will benefit PAC and its many programs in music, theater and dance. The event will begin at 6:30 pm, and requires advance reservations (it's only a week away - make your reservations today!). Visit www.pacmetrowest.org, or call the PAC office at 508-875-5554 to make reservations.
http://www.PACMetroWest.org

Sat, Apr 30th
Styrofoam Collection/Recycle Day
Grace Church will be holding their 7th Styrofoam collection on that day, coinciding with a huge Earth Day event on the Village Green, hosted by the Sierra Club of Framingham.In Framingham, as well as many other towns & cities in the area, Styrofoam does not get recycled but ends up either in the landfill, or burned, which creates a toxic ash. Because of this, Grace Church has arranged with Refoamit, LLC, to collect as much as possible of this product on a quarterly basis. Their truck will be at the church, 76 Salem End Road, on that Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. for this purpose. We urge everyone to tell neighbors & friends, including those from surroundin towns, about theevent and help us fill the truck to overflowing! There are no fees for this, although donations to offset expenses will be accepted.
http://www.refoamit.com

Sat, Apr 30th
Veterans Acupuncture Care (VAC)
A local group of volunteer acupuncturists is offering free community acupuncture for Iraq/Afghanistan veterans and their families or those from any past conflicts. 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 10-12 every Saturday. Last sitting is 11:30 am. Walk in. No appointment needed. For more information and snow cancellation, call 508 626 0896.
http://vac.anotherexample.com

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