December 13, 2018, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM @ Framingham Public Library
Get in the library habit — drop in every week for some age appropriate stories, school readiness activities, and the occasional thematic craft.
For Ages 3-5.
December 13, 2018, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Framingham Public Library
Bundle up and join Bill and Russ of New England Sci-Tech for winter stargazing. Start outside, then head in to make a starviewer, touch a meteorite and learn about the night sky. Scan the skies for Saturn, Mars and lots of stars!
Registration suggested but not required.
Supported by a Framingham Cultural Council grant.
Rain date: Saturday, December 15, 4-6pm.
December 13, 2018, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Fifth Ave Liquors
Description: Two of the store's favorite Italian wine vendors will be focusing, respectively, on the wines of Tuscany and Piedmont - with a few surprises thrown in.
December 13, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Framingham Public Library
Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our the library's Play Space. Check out their Facebook page to discover which rotating station they will showcase each week.
December 13, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Framingham Public Library
This reading has become an annual tradition, so don’t miss the opportunity to see Charles Dickens’ masterpiece come to life! Dickens prepared a special reading version of A Christmas Carol that he used during reading tours in England and America, ending in Boston. Dr. Heineman will perform a dramatized reading of this version, enhanced by a slideshow of over 250 illustrations.
December 13, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Framingham High School
December 13, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Ken's Steakhouse
December 14, 2018, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Exhibit 'A' Brewing
Fresh empanadas with rice and beans
December 14, 2018, 5:30 PM @ Framingham State University's Planetarium
Come celebrate the season of feasts, family, and goodwill with the Framingham State University Planetarium family! In this live, astronomical “variety show,” you’ll learn why the December solstice has inspired so many wonderful cultural traditions, with origins in all corners of the globe and throughout most of human history. The longest night of the year means plenty of time for stargazing, and we may even get a chance to travel to Earth’s North Pole (pending a quick check of the naughty and nice list)!
December 14, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM @ Common Ground Yoga
December 14, 2018, 6:30 PM @ St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
To celebrate the season of giving, Centre Music House presents the Timothy's Toy Box Benefit Concert! The event will be held at the St. Andrew's Episcopal Church on December 14th at 6:30pm to help raise money and awareness for Timothy's Toy Box. The Centre Music House Band, Alt-Hideaway, will headline the concert with opening act, Emmaline.
Timothy's Toy Box is a Framingham-based non-profit organization with a mission of giving toys to children during the holiday season who wouldn't otherwise receive them. These toys are provided to children in hospitals, homeless shelters, schools, and churches.
All proceeds from this event will go to Timothy's Toy Box, Inc. and help them in their mission of providing toys to children during the holiday season! Additional donations are greatly appreciated and will be accepted at this event.
December 14, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Framingham High School
December 14, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Ken's Steakhouse
December 14, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Exhibit 'A' Brewing
Occupying his own unique space in American music somewhere between the throaty junkyard stomp of Tom Waits and the wild mercurial ramblings of Dylan, James Keyes is a musician whose own sound is just gritty and earthy enough to scare away casual listeners in these times of manufactured pop and just easy enough to make the adventurous a listener for life.
December 14, 2018, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Amazing Things Arts Center
Playing Dead is a Grateful Dead tribute featuring former members of Dark Star Orchestra, Slipknot!, and Uncle John’s Band. Their marathon sets feature music and jams from the entire Grateful Dead catalog. Playing Dead faithfully recreates the experience of a live Grateful Dead concert. The music of The Grateful Dead is a complex stew of different styles of music including rock, blues, jazz, folk, bluegrass and more. Their improvisational style and large repertoire guaranteed that every musical performance would be unique. Every Playing Dead show is equally unique featuring different set lists each night and exciting improvisational jams.
* Vic DeRobertis – Lead Guitar and Vocals
* Jimbo Harris – Rhythm Guitar and Vocals
* Scott Kenton – Bass Guitar
* Tony Ryon – Drums
* Brian Epstein – Drums
* Mark Munzer – Keyboards and Vocals
* Matty Deveney – Always in our hearts
December 15, 2018, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM @ Springdale Barrel Room
Barrel Room Yoga provides an opportunity to use mindful movement and breathing to reduce stress, invigorate the body and create a clarity of mind. Drawn back to the present moment, can enhance the beer tasting experience allowing you to notice and appreciate the subtle nuances of our barrel-aged beer.
Appropriate for all-levels of yoga experience our instructor will guide students through a harmonious flow with graceful and deliberate movements paired with breath for an embodied yoga experience. Set at an unrushed pace, the class balances opening and releasing stretches with strength building poses.
December 15, 2018, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ REI
Every time you step into the backcountry, whether you're hiking, snowshoeing, or ski touring, be prepared to help yourself and others in the event of an accident or emergency. This class will give you some basic tips on minimizing your chances of being in a survival situation and how to respond if you are. We will discuss planning ahead, dressing in layers, and what you might want to bring (beyond the ten essentials). You will be able to enjoy a winter outing more confidently knowing that you are well prepared to help yourself and your group face a variety of situations.
December 15, 2018, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Exhibit 'A' Brewing
Pierogi, kielbasa and more!
December 15, 2018, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Springdale Barrel Room
Pierce’s Workshop will be in the house laser engraving custom wood pieces for beer lovers and gift givers. These bespoke wooden accessories have been created by Nat Pierce using different wood including oak from our barrels. Come to the Barrel Room to get a one of a kind gift that can be personalized with engraving.
December 15, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Exhibit 'A' Brewing
Amazing stand-up comedy from local Boston and New York comedians. You never can be sure what to expect from these guys but it’s always hilarious. Tickets available at the door and online.
December 15, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Ken's Steakhouse
December 15, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Amazing Things Arts Center
The Daigles are a Boston based group who are keeping the legacy of Peter, Paul & Mary alive. Their performances bring all the energy, passion and musicianship of the trio. They cover all the best of Peter, Paul & Mary – Puff the Magic Dragon, Times are a’Changin’, Blowin’ In The Wind, Leaving on a Jet Plane, Lemon Tree, If I Had A Hammer, and many, many more.
Their harmonies were pure heaven and the enthusiasm was to the moon
December 16, 2018, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Springdale Barrel Room
15 local artisans are excited to share their crafts with you this holiday season. Check out what each vendor table pairs well with from the Springdale Beer Barrel Room! Vote for your favorite vendor, too!
December 16, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Ken's Steakhouse
“Christmas with Sinatra”
Michael Dutra as Frank Sinatra, singing your favorite holiday songs mixed in with Sinatra classics. Price includes 4-course meal and the show. Reservations required.
December 17, 2018, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Framingham Public Library
Starting or running a small business? You can get free and confidential business advice from SCORE of Boston! Make an appointment to meet with a SCORE volunteer at Framingham Public Library.
Runs every Monday, except Memorial Day.
December 17, 2018, 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM @ McAuliffe Branch Library
Get in the library habit! Drop in every week for age appropriate stories and and craft with your favorite Children's Librarian!
Suggested for ages 2-4 years old.
December 17, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ La Cantina
December 18, 2018, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ McAuliffe Branch
Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at baby lapsit time. Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. This informal program for babies and their parents/caregivers runs about 20 minutes and introduces the pleasures of the library to your baby or toddler.
Ages 0-2 with an adult.
December 18, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Framingham Public Library
Expert help with resumes, cover letters, job-search strategies, and more. Every Tuesday. Drop-In - Free & Confidential. For details call 508-532-5570, extension 4361.
December 18, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Framingham Public Library
If you need help with health insurance, finding shelter or housing, and other basic services, you can talk to SMOC staff in private every Tuesday at the Main Library. All conversations are free and confidential.
December 18, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Exhibit 'A' Brewing
Take a deep dive into the beers we love to drink. What makes a Kölsch different from other German beers? Do you know the real story behind how IPAs came about? Find out at Keg Talks, a social beer education series.
Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company General Manager and Certified Cicerone™, Kelsey Roth will guide you through four different Exhibit ‘A’ beers and explore their origins, legends, and special brewing techniques. Each event will start with a social hour from 6-7 PM followed by the Keg Talk from 7-9 PM. Snacks will be provided.
We will have just 25 seats available for each event and we expect tickets to go fast, so secure your spot now!
Keg Talks Schedule: We’ll be hosting Keg Talks once a month through the end of the year. You’re welcome to attend multiple Keg Talks as the beers we taste and topics we’ll discuss will vary event to event.
December 19, 2018, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM @ Framingham Public Library
Stop by every Wednesday for stories, songs, and puppets at the Framingham Public Library weekly story-time! Parents and child can both enjoy a variety of picture books, classic nursery rhymes and meeting new people!
For Ages 0-3 years old. No registration required.
December 19, 2018, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ NAPA Auto Parts
No one will be without a meal this Christmas! Santa, refreshments and 2Lbs of free meat from Brother Meat Market Dec 19th! 11 am -2pm!
December 19, 2018, 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM @ Framingham Public Library
We will be folding a variety of animals and geometric shapes. Led by Lucas Gustafson, a high schooler who started folding at the age of 6 and is a longtime member of the Origami Club at MIT.
December 19, 2018, 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Framingham Public Library
Enjoy reading by meeting with friends to choose, read, and discuss books together. You’ll increase your comprehension, discuss what you know, and turn reading into a social activity that encourages more reading!
December 19, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ McAuliffe Branch Library
Puzzle is a closely observed portrait of Agnes, who has reached her early 40s without ever venturing far from home, family or the tight-knit immigrant community in which she was raised by her widowed father. That begins to change in a quietly dramatic fashion when Agnes receives a jigsaw puzzle as a birthday gift and experiences the heady thrill of not only doing something she enjoys, but being very, very good at it.
(2018) 1 hr. 43 min. Rated R
December 20, 2018, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM @ Framingham Public Library
December 20, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Framingham Public Library
December 20, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Framingham Public Library
Stop by the library for an evening of coloring, calming tea, and music. Coloring is relaxing and therapeutic! The library will provide colored pencils and coloring pages. You are welcome to bring your own materials. No registration is required.
Meets first and third Thursdays of the month.
December 20, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Ken's Steakhouse
December 20, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Ken's Steakhouse
December 21, 2018, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Exhibit 'A' Brewing
Could be the best chicken sandwich you'll ever have.
December 21, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Ken's Steakhouse
December 21, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Exhibit 'A' Brewing
Nick Di Maria casts his lot with the jazz of the 1970s. He and his band are a tight, sinuous unit…whose music is sometimes moody, sometimes playful, and often danceable. In a word, groovy!
December 21, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Springdale Barrel Room
At Paints and Pints, have fun, sip a beer and take home your masterpiece. All materials will be provided in this special Winter Edition! Grab your loved one, or your friend posse for this fun night of arts and drafts!
Sorin Bica is a contemporary artist based in the Boston area, frequently sought for his unique large scale abstract and figurative paintings. The use of intense color and expressive figures could be seen through-out his work.
Bica’s work can be found in many public, private and corporate collections both in the United States and abroad. Sorin Bica is an artist resident at SOWA artist Studios in Boston and Fountain Street Studios in Framingham, MA.
December 21, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Amazing Things Arts Center
Heather Pierson is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, and performer based in Conway, NH, best known for her virtuosity at the piano and her bell-tone vocals. Both solo and with her various ensembles, she has been touring the national folk circuit since 2014.
December 22, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ McAuliffe Branch Library
Make and take a seasonal winter craft. Don’t forget to pick up some boredom-busting entertainment for Vacation Week while you’re here.
December 22, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Exhibit 'A' Brewing
Ready for some suds and savasana? This vinyasa flow class will combine balance, strength, and flexibility with an upbeat playlist to start your day off right. Tap in to your power as you link your breath to a mindful flow as you are led through sun salutations, standing poses, hip openers, backbends, twists and core work with the option to explore arm balances as well.
Please bring your own yoga mat. A limited amount of yoga blocks will be provided. If you have your own blocks, please feel free to bring them.
Ticket price includes your first beer before we open to the public!
December 22, 2018, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Exhibit 'A' Brewing
Oath rolls their pizza making truck right up to the taproom!
December 22, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Exhibit 'A' Brewing
Come watch two classic holiday movies on the big screen in the brewery!
We’ll be showing
Home Alone – 6:30pm
Die Hard – 8:00pm
Fresh pizzas will be available to purchase from Oath Craft Pizza.
Admission is free but they ask that you bring a new pair of socks for their sock drive.
December 22, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Ken's Steakhouse
December 22, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Amazing Things Arts Center
Every holiday season Songs For Ceilidh (pronounced Kay-Lee) performs their Songs For Food show to raise money for various charities that feed the hungry. All proceeds the band makes from ticket sales will be donated to A Place to Turn, a Framingham food bank. In its 10th year, Songs For Ceilidh is proud to bring Amazing Things an evening of upbeat Celtic music. With modern interpretations of traditional Irish, Scottish and Atlantic Canadian music as well as their own Celtic inspired originals, you will be clapping along, stomping your feet, and spreading some cheer! “Ceilidh” is a Celtic word for party, and as Songs For Ceilidh says, “that is what we bring.”
December 24, 2018, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Framingham Public Library
December 24, 2018, 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM @ McAuliffe Branch Library
December 25, 2018, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ McAuliffe Branch
December 25, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Framingham Public Library
December 25, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Framingham Public Library
December 26, 2018, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM @ Framingham Public Library
December 26, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Framingham Public Library
Drop in and make something creative with our supplied LEGOs. Look through our idea books or design your own structure! Leave your name with the creation, and we’ll display it for a month!
December 27, 2018, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM @ Framingham Public Library
December 27, 2018, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ McAuliffe Branch Library
Join Pop Up Art School as they help you design a cityscape luminaria using paper mosaics.
Ages 8-12. Registration required.
December 27, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Framingham Public Library
Join us and learn about the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale and what people can do to save them. There will be educational hands-on activities for children and adults. Sponsored by W2O (Women Working for Oceans) in partnership with NEAQ. Children attending will receive a copy of Whale Alert! courtesy of W2O.
December 27, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Framingham Public Library
December 27, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Ken's Steakhouse
December 27, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Ken's Steakhouse
December 28, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Framingham Public Library
Get in the habit of making! This month Jay Mankita brings his travelling Makerspace to the Framingham Public Library for both the Children’s and Young Adult Departments.
December 28, 2018, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Exhibit 'A' Brewing
It’s too cold for outside Italian food, so Bird’s Nest will be popping up inside with classic Italian fare.
December 28, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Ken's Steakhouse
December 28, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Exhibit 'A' Brewing
Classic jazz standards with our house jazz band.
December 29, 2018, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Exhibit 'A' Brewing
The pizza truck is back with fresh, made to order pizzas!
December 29, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Ken's Steakhouse
December 31, 2018, All Day @ Ken's Steakhouse
Sandi Bedrosian has been performing professionally for over 25 years singing Jazz, R&B, Swing, Contemporary, Gospel/Liturgical, Classical and World music throughout New England. The Sandi B Band has appeared at The Boston Harbor Hotel, The Harvard Club, Castle Hill, The DeCordova Museum, The Museum of Science, The Four Seasons Hotel, The Omni Parker House, Odyssey Harbor Cruises, The Ritz Carlton, Spirit of Boston Cruises, The Westin Hotel, The Mansion on Turner Hill, and numerous other venues in Boston and the East Coast. Sandi recently released her new Jazz CD “There Is Such A Thing”. In addition to singing, Sandi works as a professional Voice Over Artist/Actress. In 2004, one of her Comcast “Spotlight” Cablevision TV Ads won “The Communicator Award of Excellence”. Presently, Sandi owns and operates ‘The VOICE Studio’ in Andover, celebrating 25 years of teaching and coaching students in voice and the performing arts.
December 31, 2018, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Framingham Public Library
December 31, 2018, 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM @ McAuliffe Branch Library
December 31, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM @ Framingham Public Library
It’s time to ring in the new year! All Ages. The Library will be celebrating 2019 with an extraordinary balloon drop and cookie decorating. Get a jump on the new year and count down early with us! Balloon drop will happen promptly at 12 noon.
Sponsored in part by Wegmans.