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  1. Sustainable Space, Sustainable Earth: From Ideas to Action

    December 6, 2019, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM @ McCarthy Center Forum, Framingham State University

    Free for FSU community and all undergraduate and graduate students. $25 for faculty/staff members of other institutions and the general public. Cost includes breakfast, lunch, and following reception. Whether you are concerned about Earth sustainability or you are galvanized by the prospective technological and economic advancements from space exploration, you should care about space sustainability. Consider how we can maximize the effectiveness of using space for addressing global challenges! Keynote Speaker: Danielle Wood, MIT Media Lab and the Space Enabled Research Group Speakers: Matthew Hersch, History of Science, Harvard University David Burbach, Space Policy, U.S. Naval War College David Kendall, Space Policy, 2016-17 Chair of UN COPUOS Alissa Haddaji, Space Law and Policy, Harvard University Andrea Vicini, Bioethics, Boston College Cleary Vaughan-Lee, Global Education, Global Oneness Project Vandana Singh, Physics and Science Fiction, Framingham State Universit

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  2. Framingham Garden Club’s Greens Sale

    December 6, 2019, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Cushing Building

    Buy your holiday greens at the #Framingham Garden Club’s Greens Sale on 12/6 (9-3) or 12/7 (9-1) at Cushing Park

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  3. Special Play Space Activities at the Main Library

    December 6, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Framingham Public Library

    Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our Play Space. Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm Preschool ages.

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  4. Brown Bag Learning Series: That’s e-Entertainment: Discover the World of Digital Books, Movies, Music and More!

    December 6, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Framingham Public Library

    Presented by Marcy Maiorana, Reference Librarian, Framingham Public Library Do you want to read eBooks, download digital music or watch a movie online – but without paying fees or signing up for a subscription? Learn how Framingham Public Library and the Minuteman Library Network provide you access to thousands of digital books, audiobooks, movies, magazines, and music titles – all for free and with no late charges ever. We’ll cover Overdrive and Libby for digital books and magazines, Hoopla for digital music and movies, and Kanopy for indie and foreign movies off the beaten path. Bring your tablet, phone, or laptop and your library card to the workshop and we’ll help you get started!

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  5. 28th Annual Tree Lighting - City of Framingham

    December 6, 2019, 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM @ City Hall

    The City will host the 28th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting 5:45-8 p.m. at City Hall at 150 Concord Street Friday, December 6. All are welcome to watch as Santa and Mrs. Claus use a little holiday magic to light a 35-foot white spruce tree donated by the Casey family who lives on Newbury Street. Before Santa and Mrs. Claus light the tree in front of City Hall, the Girl Scouts will help get people in the holiday mood with some merry music, and the Framingham Public Library will hand out popcorn to attendees. Afterward, everyone will head inside City Hall for cookies, hot chocolate, a concert from the Framingham Middle Schools Jazz Band, face painting from Keefe Tech, and visits and pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus. For the second year, each child will get a book. This year, pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus will be taken in front of a green screen and available for digital download the next day for free. Everyone is welcome to attend and join in on the festivities.

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  6. Friday Night Flicks: Blinded by the Light

    December 6, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Framingham Public Library

    In England in 1987, a teenager from an Asian family learns to live his life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of American rock star Bruce Springsteen. (2019) 1hr. 58 min. Rated PG-13.

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  7. RIA House Benefit

    December 6, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ atac

    Join RIA House for their 6th annual benefit concert! Featuring Katie Frassinelli & Sympli Whitney $45 General Admission

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  8. Storytime and Activities Featuring The Polar Express

    December 6, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Barnes & Noble

    All aboard! Come in your PJs and join us for a magical evening as we host our annual Storytime of the beloved holiday favorite, The Polar Express. Hot chocolate and cookies to follow (Café stores only).

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  9. Live Jazz Music at Pho Dakao

    December 6, 2019, 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM @ Pho Dakao

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  10. Live music with RIZEat The 4's Sports Pub

    December 6, 2019, 8:30 PM - 11:30 PM @ The 4's Sports Pub

    Featuring Jerry Santoro on drums! 21+, no cover charge!

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  11. Live DJ Music at Taqueria Mexico

    December 6, 2019, 9:00 PM @ Tacqueria Mexico

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  12. Holiday Window Decorating Contest

    December 7, 2019, All Day

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  13. Weekly Group Runs with Greater Framingham Running Club

    December 7, 2019, 8:00 AM @ Cushing Memorial Park

    Meet friends for FREE clinics and weekly meet-ups! Anyone interested in completing their first 5K, runners who want to improve speed or increase distance, runners interested in building a regular routine, anyone new to running who could benefit from a group setting, runners who would like to learn technique/skills, previous couch to 5K participants - all are welcome! Questions? Email Coach Kendra Howard (clubkcoaching@gmail.com) or Mark Goldschmidt (mag2170@aol.com)

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  14. Framingham Garden Club’s Greens Sale

    December 7, 2019, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Cushing Park

    Buy your holiday greens at the #Framingham Garden Club’s Greens Sale on 12/6 (9-3) or 12/7 (9-1) at Cushing Park

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  15. FHS Holiday Marketplace

    December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Framingham High School

    We expect to have close to 75 quality vendors selling a variety of homemade and other assorted items, including jewelry, handbags, clothing, specialty food items, decorative housewares, and much much more! Money raised at this event supports the Framingham High School Foundation, which provides financial support to extra-curricular programs (activities, arts, and athletics) which may otherwise be restricted due to budgetary limitations. For more information about the Framingham High School Foundation, please visit http://www.framinghamhighschoolfoundation.org/

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  16. FHS Holiday Marketplace

    December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Framingham High School

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  17. Framingham Public Works 3rd Annual Open House

    December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Framingham Public Works

    The City of Framingham Department of Public Works will hold its third annual open house on Saturday, December 7, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the DPW Headquarters, 100 Western Avenue. The community is invited to visit the DPW operations center and learn about the Department. Activities will include a touch-a-truck exhibit, arts and crafts, and games. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free of charge. Donation bins will be set up to collect clothing/hygiene and non-perishable food items to help support local charities. Everyone is welcome to attend! Join us for a day of family fun! For more information, please visit: https://www.framinghamma.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2001

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  18. Shrubs in Winter Class

    December 7, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Garden in the Woods

    Even without leaves, most shrubs are easily recognizable in winter. Learn to identify 20 native New England shrubs through such characteristics as branching patterns, bark, persistent flowers and fruits, growth forms, galls, and habitats. We begin indoors looking at twig samples and slides, then head out into the Garden for a close look at our subjects. We will also consider the natural history of these shrubs, and finish indoors with a twig quiz. Bring lunch and a hand lens.

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  19. Bear Needs Help Storytime with author Sarah Brannen

    December 7, 2019, 11:00 AM @ Barnes & Noble

    A lumbering little polar bear has one shoe untied, and he needs some help! Sadly for him, though, the other animals are all too scared of him: the lemmings, rabbits, and seals all run away as he approaches them for assistance. What's Bear going to do? Luckily, two plucky birds are more than happy to help out and offer advice --- though probably not quite in the way that readers anticipate!

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  20. Storytime and Activities Featuring How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

    December 7, 2019, 11:00 AM @ Barnes & Noble

    Even the grinchiest of grinches can't deny this heartwarming classic! Join us for Storytime and activities, and receive a free Advent calendar, while supplies last. Plus, get a coupon for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4 (Café stores only).

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  21. Wreath Building Workshop

    December 7, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Hanson's Farm

    It's that time of year again!! Come join us for an instructive wreath building class! Cost: $30 per person - includes all materials and supplies- preregistration is required. Please private message Jacqui here, or through our email: hansonsfarm@gmail.com. Class limit is 13 people. If there is enough interest, we would consider adding a second class! Can't wait to see you all there!

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  22. Caroling on the Common

    December 7, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Village Hall on the Common

    Join the Framingham History Center for our annual free family holiday celebration! In the spirit of the giving season, we ask that you bring a non-expired canned good or non-perishable item to be donated to a local food pantry. Sing along to your favorite carols with Voices of MetroWest inside the historic 1834 Village Hall and enjoy delicious treats and hot chocolate. Santa will also be there for pictures. Takes place inside the Village Hall on the Common, 2 Oak Street.

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  23. Meet authors Elly Swartz & Padma Venkatraman

    December 7, 2019, 1:00 PM @ Barnes & Noble

    Find your new favorite read or a perfect gift for the upcoming holidays! Meet authors Elly Swartz & Padma Venkatraman with their newest books Give and Take and A Bridge Home.

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  24. Y Night at YMCA

    December 7, 2019, 7:15 PM - 9:45 PM @ Metrowest YMCA

    Grades 5-8, Saturdays 7-9:45pm Saturday Nights throughout the School year the MetroWest YMCA hosts Y-Night! Come hangout with old friends and make new friends! Play a game of basketball, or swim in our heated swimming pool! This program is available to all students in grades 5 through 8 and runs from 7:00pm through 9:45pm. The program is free for members of the Framingham YMCA and is $7 for non-members.

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  25. Live Music with Ball in the House & The Groovebarbers

    December 7, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ atac

    Ball in the House is an R&B/Soul/Pop a cappella group based out of Boston, MA, whose high energy shows have audiences singing, dancing, even beatboxing along. An a cappella supergroup? Sounds paradoxical, absurd, perhaps even dangerous; indeed, The GrooveBarbers is all these things. $25 General Admission

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  26. Holiday Window Decorating Contest

    December 8, 2019, All Day

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  27. Brewhouse Boogie at Springdale Beer

    December 8, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Springdale Beer

    Join us for an aerobics class that combines Latin moves and dance into an hour of workout fun! $15 includes class and a post-class beer.

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  28. Baby & Me Storytime Featuring Pop-Up Peekaboo! Baby Dinosaur

    December 8, 2019, 11:00 AM @ Barnes & Noble

    Join us every Sunday for our Baby & Me Storytime, as we read a book and participate in activities featuring sensory growth for your little ones. For caregivers and children ages 0-2. Plus, get a coupon for a free tall, hot or iced Starbucks coffee (Café stores only).

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  29. Holiday Sip and Shop!

    December 8, 2019, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ The PARLR

    We're spreading the Holiday cheer this year Our Holiday Sip and Shop is Sunday, December 8th!? ? Get ready for...? Shopping Pictures with Santa ? Hot Chocolate Bar Bake Sale Toys for Tots Donation

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  30. Meet author Bracken MacLeod

    December 8, 2019, 2:00 PM @ Barnes & Noble

    Find the perfect gift for your favorite horror fan! Local author Bracken MacLeod will be signing his books and anthologies.

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  31. The Heather Pierson Jazz Trio performs A Charlie Brown Christmas

    December 8, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ atac

    Hailing from New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Valley, the Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio are three musicians from three very different backgrounds, bringing their skills, quiet charm, and down-to-earth honesty to bear on songs that bring to life the sounds of the streets of New Orleans and the valleys of Appalachia and everywhere in between. $25 General Admission

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  32. Qigong Yoga

    December 8, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM @ Mystic Fitness Yoga Studio

    Kat Suwalski guides us through Qigong (pronounced: chee-gun) yoga, which combines meditative and physically active elements, and is the basic exercise system within Chinese medicine. Qigong exercises are designed to help you preserve your Jing, strengthen and balance the flow of Qi energy, and enlighten your Shen. Its dynamic exercises and meditations have Yin and Yang aspects: The Yin is being it; the Yang is doing it. Yin qigong exercises are expressed through relaxed stretching, visualization, and breathing.

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  33. Holiday Window Decorating Contest

    December 9, 2019, All Day

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  34. Weekly Storytime

    December 9, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM @ McAuliffe Branch Library

    Get in the library habit — drop in every week for some age appropriate storie and school readiness activities. Ages 2-4

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  35. Holiday Window Decorating Contest

    December 10, 2019, All Day

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  36. Drop-in Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe Branch Library

    December 10, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ McAuliffe Branch Library

    Tuesdays 10:00-10:30am Ages 0-2 with an adult. Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at Baby Lapsit. 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.

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  37. Aerial Yoga for Tweens + Teens in December

    December 10, 2019, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Common Ground Yoga

    Is your teen looking for a mindful but fun activity? Join us for 3 weeks this December for our popular Aerial Yoga for Tweens + Teens ages 13-16 class! Aerial Yoga is a great way for your child or teen to achieve the mind-body benefits of a traditional yoga practice while cultivating strength, confidence and mindfulness. They will learn the importance of breath and finding ease within their own bodies. They will enjoy stretching, spinning, flipping, and striking all kinds of poses while suspended in an aerial yoga hammock. Each session will end with a tranquil period of rest cocooned inside the hammock. 3 Sessions: $54 Single Drop In: $25 (discounted rate of $10 for first time students to Aerial Kids Program) www.cgyogastudio.com/kids/#aerial

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  38. Pilkeypalooza: Dog Man Fetch-22 Release Party

    December 10, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Barnes & Noble

    Join us for games and activities to celebrate the release of Fetch-22, the newest book in the hilarious Dog Man series. The Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition features a colorable pull-out poster for the ultimate supa fan (while supplies last)!

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  39. Jazz Jam & Show

    December 10, 2019, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Amazing Things Arts Center

    The first hour of our Jazz Show & Jam is a concert featuring a host band which varies each week. It includes some of the finest musicians from the area and often featuring great players from NYC and beyond. After the first hour, we open it up to the jammers who get the opportunity to sit in and hone their skills, trading licks with some of the finest players in the area. Some of the best jazz can be heard here any Tuesday night! Come watch or play!! About the Jam: The jam balances high level playing with a spirit of welcome and community. Five host bands take turns making your visit to the jam a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Each week a different group and each week a different feel. Here you can hone your skills and trade lick’s with some of the finest players in the area. Whether you’re a pro or a student, you’ll have a great time. Tickets: $3.00 for Students • $5.00 for Amazing Members • $6 for non-members

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  40. Holiday Window Decorating Contest

    December 11, 2019, All Day

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  41. Drop-In Knitting

    December 11, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Framingham Public Library

    Unwind with your knitting and your crocheting at the library! Share tips, conversation, and a love of making. Drop in for a little while or for the whole time. Instruction is provided if needed. Bring your own materials, although we do have some tools to get you started. Meets every Wednesday and the second and fourth Saturday of the month.

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  42. Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Informational + Support Group

    December 11, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ MetroWest Medical Center

    Join us for a free informational session on our life-changing weight loss surgery options. You'll hear from our surgeons, nurses, dietitians and psychologists as well as patients who have already had surgery. Seminars are held at: MetroWest Medical Center, Leonard Morse Campus HELM Auditorium, 2nd Floor 67 Union Street Natick, MA 01760 Attendance is free, but we ask that you please register in advance here: https://www.mwmc.com/about-us/classes-events/Detail/1936 Visit www.mwmc.com/surgicalweightloss to find out more, see video's of patients testimonials, and more.

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  43. Healthy Holiday Eating at MetroWest Medical

    December 11, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ MetroWest Medical Center

    MetroWest Medical Center and the MetroWest YMCA are working together this fall to provide a series of healthy cooking demonstrations! Healthy Holiday Eating Wednesday, December 11th 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm MetroWest Medical Center, Framingham Union Campus MacPherson Hall, Medical Arts Building 85 Lincoln St, Framingham, Ma 01702 Attendance is free, but registration is required. Check back soon for registration information!

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  44. Nature On Tap...A Mighty Wind-Birds and Offshore Wind Power

    December 11, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Jack's Abby

    Join us at Jack's Abby Brewery in Framingham for food, a beer and a thought provoking discussion with local experts about their work in the natural world. (Pizza appetizer is included with each ticket) Pre-registration recommended to guarantee seating. Walk-ins welcome. Federal and state agencies are expanding offshore wind development in New England and south along the east coast. While increasing wind power in New England will be an important part of a carbon-reducing plan, wind turbines—particularly turbines placed offshore—will have unknown impacts on birds and other wildlife. In this presentation Joan Walsh will describe the current planned offshore wind projects for Massachusetts and how Mass Audubon is working with partners to protect birds while supporting a greener energy future. Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary and Conservation Science Department host this informal series. This event is also co-sponsored by Jack's Abby.

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  45. Holiday Window Decorating Contest

    December 12, 2019, All Day

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  46. Weekly Storycraft at the Main Library

    December 12, 2019, 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 a thematic craft. Ages 3-5.

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  47. Special Play Space Activities at the Main Library

    December 12, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Framingham Public Library

    Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our Play Space. Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm Preschool ages.

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  48. Geeks Who Drink Trivia

    December 12, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Springdale Barrel Room

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  49. YA Book Club Featuring Scythe

    December 12, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Barnes & Noble

    Join us to discuss this month's pick, Scythe. Death gets a new look in the cult-favorite, must-read, heart-stopping Scythe, the first book in the Arc of a Scythe trilogy from bestselling author Neal Shusterman. Contact your local store or visit bn.com/yabookclub for details.

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  50. Open Blues Jam - Live Music at The 4's Sports Pub

    December 12, 2019, 7:30 PM @ The 4's Sports Pub

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  51. Holiday Window Decorating Contest

    December 13, 2019, All Day

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  52. Special Play Space Activities at the Main Library

    December 13, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Framingham Public Library

    Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our Play Space. Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm Preschool ages.

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  53. Reducing Holiday Stress through Calming and Centering Stretches and Meditation

    December 13, 2019, 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM @ McAuliffe Branch Library

    Laila Vehvilainen will lead you through some yoga stretches to reduce holiday stress. You will also learn breathing and meditation techniques to calm and center yourself.

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  54. HOLIDAY SKIES - Planetarium

    December 13, 2019, 5:30 PM @ Framingham State University 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)! Recommended for: Families with children age 6+

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  55. Open Studios at The Mill Contemporary Art Studios

    December 13, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ The Mill Contemporary Art Studios

    Second Fridays OPEN STUDIOS, monthly Art Event 6-9PM . Come visit The Mill Contemporary Art, our new and expanding group of over 20 artists located in Saxonville Mills, BUILDING ONE. Enjoy the Art and a conversation with the artists in their studios.

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  56. Second Friday Open Studios

    December 13, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Saxonville Mills

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  57. Cameron Middle School Presents Disney Frozen, Jr.

    December 13, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Cameron Middle School

    Cameron Middle School Presents Disney's FROZEN Jr. December 13 - 7pm December 14- 2pm December 14- 7pm "the cold never bothered me anyway"

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  58. Live Music with Among the Acres at Exhibit 'A' Brewing

    December 13, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Exhibit 'A' Brewing

    Join Among The Acres as they play Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company in Framingham, MA on Friday, Dec. 13th from 7-9pm for the first time!

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  59. Live Jazz Music at Pho Dakao

    December 13, 2019, 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM @ Pho Dakao

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  60. Boston Comedy Chicks West

    December 13, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ atac

    Produced by WICF, the organization that brings the Women in Comedy Festival to Boston each spring, Boston Comedy Chicks features comedians of all genders, with a focus on showcasing women in comedy. This show is 17+ $20 General Admission

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  61. Live DJ Music at Taqueria Mexico

    December 13, 2019, 9:00 PM @ Tacqueria Mexico

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  62. Holiday Window Decorating Contest

    December 14, 2019, All Day

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  63. Weekly Group Runs with Greater Framingham Running Club

    December 14, 2019, 8:00 AM @ Cushing Memorial Park

    Meet friends for FREE clinics and weekly meet-ups! Anyone interested in completing their first 5K, runners who want to improve speed or increase distance, runners interested in building a regular routine, anyone new to running who could benefit from a group setting, runners who would like to learn technique/skills, previous couch to 5K participants - all are welcome! Questions? Email Coach Kendra Howard (clubkcoaching@gmail.com) or Mark Goldschmidt (mag2170@aol.com)

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  64. Community Kiln Holiday Sale & Open House

    December 14, 2019, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM @ Community Kiln

    Celebrate the Season with Community Kiln! Come visit the studio, see artists at work and purchase a handmade piece of pottery. We will have a variety of hand built and wheel thrown pieces for sale. Come support non profit arts in the heart of downtown Framingham!

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  65. Drop-In Knitting

    December 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Framingham Public Library

    Unwind with your knitting and your crocheting at the library! Share tips, conversation, and a love of making. Drop in for a little while or for the whole time. Instruction is provided if needed. Bring your own materials, although we do have some tools to get you started. Meets every Wednesday and the second and fourth Saturday of the month.

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  66. Framingham Auxiliary Police 32nd Annual Craft Fair

    December 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Keefe Tech High School

    Come celebrate Framingham's largest craft fair. We have over 200 crafters selling wonderful items just in time for the holiday season. This show is run by and benefits the Framingham Auxiliary Police.

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  67. Learn to Climb for Kids

    December 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ REI

    Learn the basics of the dynamic sport of rock climbing in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. In this class you'll get an overview of basic rock climbing gear and learn how to put on a climbing harness. You'll then get individualized instruction in belaying and climbing on an indoor climbing wall. We'll also discuss the differences between indoor and outdoor climbing. Class size is kept to a minimum to allow for individualized instruction. All climbing gear provided. Responsible adult must accompany the child. This class is for kids ages 5-12 years old. How to fit a climbing harness How to tie double-figure 8 knot onto their harness Climber/belayer communication Climbing movement

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  68. Untapped Yoga with Kristen to Benefit A Chance To Dance

    December 14, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Exhibit 'A' Brewing

    Start your weekend off right with some yoga in the brewery. 100% of the tickets sold for this event will be donated to A Chance to Dance, an after-school program that provides kids who may not otherwise have the opportunity to take dance lessons. Exhibit 'A' is partnering with Avidia Bank and Mass Ballet on this great initiative. Turn inward during this 1 hour class and 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! Follow Untapped Yoga on Instagram at @untappedyoga

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  69. Night Train Storytime with author Annie Cronin Romano

    December 14, 2019, 11:00 AM @ Barnes & Noble

    Meet author Annie Cronin Romano in her new book, Night Train: A Journey from Dusk to Dawn, that takes readers along on a steam engine's journey through the night, from a city to a small town.

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  70. Learn to Climb for Kids

    December 14, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ REI

    Learn the basics of the dynamic sport of rock climbing in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. In this class you'll get an overview of basic rock climbing gear and learn how to put on a climbing harness. You'll then get individualized instruction in belaying and climbing on an indoor climbing wall. We'll also discuss the differences between indoor and outdoor climbing. Class size is kept to a minimum to allow for individualized instruction. All climbing gear provided. Responsible adult must accompany the child. This class is for kids ages 5-12 years old. How to fit a climbing harness How to tie double-figure 8 knot onto their harness Climber/belayer communication Climbing movement

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  71. Meet authors Rajani LaRocca & Sarah Jean Horowitz

    December 14, 2019, 1:00 PM @ Barnes & Noble

    Find your new favorite read or a perfect gift for the upcoming holidays! Meet authors Sarah Jean Horowitz & Rajani LaRocca with their newest books, The Dark Lord Clementine and Midsummer's Mayhem.

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  72. Cameron Middle School Presents Disney Frozen, Jr.

    December 14, 2019, 2:00 PM @ Cameron Middle School

    Cameron Middle School Presents Disney's FROZEN Jr. December 13 - 7pm December 14- 2pm December 14- 7pm "the cold never bothered me anyway"

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  73. Cameron Middle School Presents Disney Frozen, Jr.

    December 14, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Cameron Middle School

    Cameron Middle School Presents Disney's FROZEN Jr. December 13 - 7pm December 14- 2pm December 14- 7pm "the cold never bothered me anyway"

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  74. Y Night at YMCA

    December 14, 2019, 7:15 PM - 9:45 PM @ Metrowest YMCA

    Grades 5-8, Saturdays 7-9:45pm Saturday Nights throughout the School year the MetroWest YMCA hosts Y-Night! Come hangout with old friends and make new friends! Play a game of basketball, or swim in our heated swimming pool! This program is available to all students in grades 5 through 8 and runs from 7:00pm through 9:45pm. The program is free for members of the Framingham YMCA and is $7 for non-members.

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  75. Comedy in the Brewery at Exhibit 'A' Brewing

    December 14, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Exhibit 'A' Brewing

    Spend an evening laughing with some of New England's top stand-up comics and drinking some of New England's best beer! Join us in the brewery as we host New England's best stand-up comedians! This month we feature: John Sucich Sean Rosa Chrissy Judge Bethany Van Delft

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  76. Live Music with Brothers All Band: Tribute to the Alman Brothers

    December 14, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ atac

    The Brothers All Band brings a unique style to the recreation of The Allman Brothers Band by bringing together not only a group of great musicians but Brothers that have had the music instilled deep in their DNA. By keeping true to the music and feel, we weave a tight knit groove that is also loose. We have the vocals and solos coming in from all the right places, using the whole Allman Brothers library. From the hits like "Whipping Post," "Dreams," and "One Way Out." To deeper cuts such as "Blackhearted Woman," "Don't Keep Me Wondering," "Can't Lose What You Never Had," and more.

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  77. Booty Vortex hosted by JJ Wright

    December 14, 2019, 9:00 PM - 11:30 PM @ China Gourmet Music Hall

    Boston's Finest Funk and Disco Band is Back ! Free Parking for 200+ cars

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  78. Holiday Window Decorating Contest

    December 15, 2019, All Day

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  79. Holiday Market

    December 15, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Springdale Barrel Room

    The festive atmosphere at Springdale Barrel Room welcomes families with kids! Enjoy arcade games, check out local fine art, and partake in last-minute craft shopping at Springdale Beer Barrel Room! Artisans - register here for one of 20 spots: https://downtownframinghaminc.org/holidaymarket

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  80. Sunday Jazz Brunch

    December 15, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Exhibit 'A' Brewing

    Caked Boston is coming to Exhibit A for a Sunday Jazz Brunch pop up! Cupcakes, toaster tarts, monster cookie bars, and truffle balls available for purchase.

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  81. Holiday Window Decorating Contest

    December 16, 2019, All Day

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  82. Weekly Storytime

    December 16, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM @ McAuliffe Branch Library

    Get in the library habit — drop in every week for some age appropriate storie and school readiness activities. Ages 2-4

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  83. Monday Matinee: The Farewell

    December 16, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Framingham Public Library

    A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies. (2019). 1hr.40min. Rated PG.

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  84. Downtown Framingham - Downtown Celebration

    December 16, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ St. Tarcisius Hall

    It's that time when inspired friends come together and celebrate 2019 - a year full of business and community accomplishments in Downtown Framingham! Don't miss the new Spectacle of Success featuring local businesses and non-profits! Build meaningful community connections as you participate in a silent auction and hear from treasured guests and entertainers. Embark upon a positive 2020 in the spirit of a healthy and vibrant community!

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  85. Downtown Framingham Celebration

    December 16, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ La Cantina

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  86. Holiday Window Decorating Contest

    December 17, 2019, All Day

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  87. Drop-in Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe Branch Library

    December 17, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ McAuliffe Branch Library

    Tuesdays 10:00-10:30am Ages 0-2 with an adult. Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at Baby Lapsit. 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.

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  88. Aerial Yoga for Tweens + Teens in December

    December 17, 2019, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Common Ground Yoga

    Is your teen looking for a mindful but fun activity? Join us for 3 weeks this December for our popular Aerial Yoga for Tweens + Teens ages 13-16 class! Aerial Yoga is a great way for your child or teen to achieve the mind-body benefits of a traditional yoga practice while cultivating strength, confidence and mindfulness. They will learn the importance of breath and finding ease within their own bodies. They will enjoy stretching, spinning, flipping, and striking all kinds of poses while suspended in an aerial yoga hammock. Each session will end with a tranquil period of rest cocooned inside the hammock. 3 Sessions: $54 Single Drop In: $25 (discounted rate of $10 for first time students to Aerial Kids Program) www.cgyogastudio.com/kids/#aerial

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  89. Figure Drawing at Amazing Things Arts Center

    December 17, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ atac

    The Framingham Figure Drawing Meet Up is open to all artists, aspiring and professional, looking to draw from a live model. Each drawing session includes a variety of short gesture poses as well as a longer held posture at the end. Every session is a different model. Bring your own art supplies or borrow some from us! Table provided but please bring your own easels. Meet ups are held the first and third Tuesday of the month from 6-9pm. $10 General Admission

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  90. Jazz Jam & Show

    December 17, 2019, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ atac

    The first hour of our Jazz Jam + Show is a concert featuring Diane Mascari on Piano or Joe Raia on Saxophone. After the first hour, we open it up to the jammers who get the opportunity to play with some of the finest players in the area. Come watch or play, all are welcome! $6 General Admission Tickets at the door only.

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  91. Jazz Jam & Show

    December 17, 2019, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Amazing Things Arts Center

    The first hour of our Jazz Show & Jam is a concert featuring a host band which varies each week. It includes some of the finest musicians from the area and often featuring great players from NYC and beyond. After the first hour, we open it up to the jammers who get the opportunity to sit in and hone their skills, trading licks with some of the finest players in the area. Some of the best jazz can be heard here any Tuesday night! Come watch or play!! About the Jam: The jam balances high level playing with a spirit of welcome and community. Five host bands take turns making your visit to the jam a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Each week a different group and each week a different feel. Here you can hone your skills and trade lick’s with some of the finest players in the area. Whether you’re a pro or a student, you’ll have a great time. Tickets: $3.00 for Students • $5.00 for Amazing Members • $6 for non-members

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  92. Holiday Window Decorating Contest

    December 18, 2019, All Day

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  93. Drop-In Knitting

    December 18, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Framingham Public Library

    Unwind with your knitting and your crocheting at the library! Share tips, conversation, and a love of making. Drop in for a little while or for the whole time. Instruction is provided if needed. Bring your own materials, although we do have some tools to get you started. Meets every Wednesday and the second and fourth Saturday of the month.

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  94. Holiday Window Decorating Contest

    December 19, 2019, All Day

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  95. Heart Age Screenings

    December 19, 2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ MetroWest Medical Center

    Join us the third Thursday of each month, starting in February 2019, for complimentary heart age screenings! This includes complimentary testing for Lipids & glucose. Additional brochures and information about heart health will be available. Heart Age Screens will alternate between the two MetroWest Medical Center campuses, following the schedule below, from 9:00 am - 11:00 am. Thurs, Nov 21 – Leonard Morse Hospital, Main Lobby Thurs, Dec 19 – Framingham Union Hospital, Main Lobby Framingham Union Hospital 115 Lincoln Street, Framingham, MA 01702 Leonard Morse Hospital 67 Union Street, Natick, Ma 01760 Attendance is free, but we ask that you register in advance here: https://www.mwmc.com/about-us/classes-events/Detail/2881

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  96. Weekly Storycraft at the Main Library

    December 19, 2019, 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 a thematic craft. Ages 3-5.

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  97. Special Play Space Activities at the Main Library

    December 19, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Framingham Public Library

    Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our Play Space. Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm Preschool ages.

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  98. The Family Room | It's all Relative Opening Reception

    December 19, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ atac

    Gallery160 presents The Family Room | It's all Relative artwork by Paul Hackett, Robin Hackett, + Cory Shea The show is on display from December 13th, 2019 - January 11th, 2020 Join the artists for their opening reception in Gallery160. Light refreshments will be available. Free and open to the public! Gallery Hours Tuesday - Friday 12pm-6pm. Firehouse galleries are also open to ticket holders during performances.

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  99. Adult Coloring Night

    December 19, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Framingham Public Library

    Join us for an evening of coloring, calming tea, and music. Whether you love to color for fun or enjoy filling in all the details, coloring is relaxing and therapeutic! We will provide colored pencils and coloring pages for all levels. You are welcome to bring your own materials. No registration is required. Meets first and third Thursdays of the month.

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  100. Geeks Who Drink Trivia

    December 19, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Springdale Barrel Room

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  101. Folk Open Mic Night at Amazing Things

    December 19, 2019, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Amazing Things Arts Center

    The Amazing Things Folk Open Mic offers a friendly supportive venue for developing singer-songwriters and folks who “just like to play”. It is a great way to get to know the music community, and to share ideas and techniques. All types of music are welcome. Fans come to see fantastic local artists, and never go away disappointed. See and be seen – heck build a fan base! Always a feature, always fun. Our host, singer-songwriter Dan Cloutier takes excellent care of the performers and listeners alike. A beautiful grand piano is available too. Tickets sold at door only

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  102. Open Blues Jam - Live Music at The 4's Sports Pub

    December 19, 2019, 7:30 PM @ The 4's Sports Pub

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  103. Holiday Window Decorating Contest

    December 20, 2019, All Day

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  104. Special Play Space Activities at the Main Library

    December 20, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Framingham Public Library

    Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our Play Space. Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm Preschool ages.

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  105. Ladies Meetup at Central Rock Framingham

    December 20, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Central Rock Framingham

    Come boulder with other women in a comfortable and encouraging environment at Central Rock Gym Framingham. Ladies Climbing Coalition presents monthly Ladies Meetups at Central Rock Framingham. Mark you calendars for the THIRD Friday of each month! This is for new and experienced climbers alike - we are striving to create a community and an inclusive space for women to climb. Invite a friend, make a friend! FREE for members and one guest $10 event pass for non-members

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  106. Live Jazz Music at Pho Dakao

    December 20, 2019, 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM @ Pho Dakao

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  107. Live Music with Swearingen + Kelli

    December 20, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ atac

    Bridging the gap between modern-day Americana, '70s folksingers and country rebels, Swearingen and Kelli croon about endurance, addiction, and getting things right the second time around. $25 General Admission

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  108. Live DJ Music at Taqueria Mexico

    December 20, 2019, 9:00 PM @ Tacqueria Mexico

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  109. Holiday Window Decorating Contest

    December 21, 2019, All Day

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  110. Weekly Group Runs with Greater Framingham Running Club

    December 21, 2019, 8:00 AM @ Cushing Memorial Park

    Meet friends for FREE clinics and weekly meet-ups! Anyone interested in completing their first 5K, runners who want to improve speed or increase distance, runners interested in building a regular routine, anyone new to running who could benefit from a group setting, runners who would like to learn technique/skills, previous couch to 5K participants - all are welcome! Questions? Email Coach Kendra Howard (clubkcoaching@gmail.com) or Mark Goldschmidt (mag2170@aol.com)

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  111. Y Night at YMCA

    December 21, 2019, 7:15 PM - 9:45 PM @ Metrowest YMCA

    Grades 5-8, Saturdays 7-9:45pm Saturday Nights throughout the School year the MetroWest YMCA hosts Y-Night! Come hangout with old friends and make new friends! Play a game of basketball, or swim in our heated swimming pool! This program is available to all students in grades 5 through 8 and runs from 7:00pm through 9:45pm. The program is free for members of the Framingham YMCA and is $7 for non-members.

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  112. Live Music with Songs for Ceilidh

    December 21, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ atac

    Songs for Ceilidh combines Irish, Scottish, and Canadian Maritime Celtic influences with American heartland roots and acoustic pop/rock. Their original music includes traditionally inspired Celtic melodies and modern narratives, with an emphasis on lively, upbeat rhythms. The name says it all–ceilidh [kay-lee] – a foot stomping, high energy party. $20 General Admission

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  113. Holiday Window Decorating Contest

    December 22, 2019, All Day

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  114. Holiday Window Decorating Contest

    December 23, 2019, All Day

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  115. Weekly Storytime

    December 23, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM @ McAuliffe Branch Library

    Get in the library habit — drop in every week for some age appropriate storie and school readiness activities. Ages 2-4

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  116. Holiday Window Decorating Contest

    December 24, 2019, All Day

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  117. Drop-in Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe Branch Library

    December 24, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ McAuliffe Branch Library

    Tuesdays 10:00-10:30am Ages 0-2 with an adult. Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at Baby Lapsit. 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.

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  118. Jazz Jam & Show

    December 24, 2019, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Amazing Things Arts Center

    The first hour of our Jazz Show & Jam is a concert featuring a host band which varies each week. It includes some of the finest musicians from the area and often featuring great players from NYC and beyond. After the first hour, we open it up to the jammers who get the opportunity to sit in and hone their skills, trading licks with some of the finest players in the area. Some of the best jazz can be heard here any Tuesday night! Come watch or play!! About the Jam: The jam balances high level playing with a spirit of welcome and community. Five host bands take turns making your visit to the jam a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Each week a different group and each week a different feel. Here you can hone your skills and trade lick’s with some of the finest players in the area. Whether you’re a pro or a student, you’ll have a great time. Tickets: $3.00 for Students • $5.00 for Amazing Members • $6 for non-members

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  119. Holiday Window Decorating Contest

    December 25, 2019, All Day

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  120. Drop-In Knitting

    December 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Framingham Public Library

    Unwind with your knitting and your crocheting at the library! Share tips, conversation, and a love of making. Drop in for a little while or for the whole time. Instruction is provided if needed. Bring your own materials, although we do have some tools to get you started. Meets every Wednesday and the second and fourth Saturday of the month.

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  121. Holiday Window Decorating Contest

    December 26, 2019, All Day

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  122. Weekly Storycraft at the Main Library

    December 26, 2019, 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 a thematic craft. Ages 3-5.

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  123. Special Play Space Activities at the Main Library

    December 26, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Framingham Public Library

    Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our Play Space. Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm Preschool ages.

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  124. Geeks Who Drink Trivia

    December 26, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Springdale Barrel Room

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  125. Open Blues Jam - Live Music at The 4's Sports Pub

    December 26, 2019, 7:30 PM @ The 4's Sports Pub

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  126. Holiday Window Decorating Contest

    December 27, 2019, All Day

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  127. Special Play Space Activities at the Main Library

    December 27, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Framingham Public Library

    Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our Play Space. Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm Preschool ages.

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  128. Live Jazz Music at Pho Dakao

    December 27, 2019, 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM @ Pho Dakao

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  129. Live DJ Music at Taqueria Mexico

    December 27, 2019, 9:00 PM @ Tacqueria Mexico

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  130. Holiday Window Decorating Contest

    December 28, 2019, All Day

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  131. Weekly Group Runs with Greater Framingham Running Club

    December 28, 2019, 8:00 AM @ Cushing Memorial Park

    Meet friends for FREE clinics and weekly meet-ups! Anyone interested in completing their first 5K, runners who want to improve speed or increase distance, runners interested in building a regular routine, anyone new to running who could benefit from a group setting, runners who would like to learn technique/skills, previous couch to 5K participants - all are welcome! Questions? Email Coach Kendra Howard (clubkcoaching@gmail.com) or Mark Goldschmidt (mag2170@aol.com)

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  132. Drop-In Knitting

    December 28, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Framingham Public Library

    Unwind with your knitting and your crocheting at the library! Share tips, conversation, and a love of making. Drop in for a little while or for the whole time. Instruction is provided if needed. Bring your own materials, although we do have some tools to get you started. Meets every Wednesday and the second and fourth Saturday of the month.

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  133. Holiday Window Decorating Contest

    December 29, 2019, All Day

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  134. Holiday Window Decorating Contest

    December 30, 2019, All Day

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  135. Weekly Storytime

    December 30, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM @ McAuliffe Branch Library

    Get in the library habit — drop in every week for some age appropriate storie and school readiness activities. Ages 2-4

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  136. Holiday Window Decorating Contest

    December 31, 2019, All Day

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  137. Drop-in Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe Branch Library

    December 31, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ McAuliffe Branch Library

    Tuesdays 10:00-10:30am Ages 0-2 with an adult. Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at Baby Lapsit. 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.

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  138. Jazz Jam & Show

    December 31, 2019, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Amazing Things Arts Center

    The first hour of our Jazz Show & Jam is a concert featuring a host band which varies each week. It includes some of the finest musicians from the area and often featuring great players from NYC and beyond. After the first hour, we open it up to the jammers who get the opportunity to sit in and hone their skills, trading licks with some of the finest players in the area. Some of the best jazz can be heard here any Tuesday night! Come watch or play!! About the Jam: The jam balances high level playing with a spirit of welcome and community. Five host bands take turns making your visit to the jam a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Each week a different group and each week a different feel. Here you can hone your skills and trade lick’s with some of the finest players in the area. Whether you’re a pro or a student, you’ll have a great time. Tickets: $3.00 for Students • $5.00 for Amazing Members • $6 for non-members

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