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Sunday, May 28th, 2017

  • | 7:30pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, documentary film
    - $12 public | $10 members

    The unforgettable life and music of pioneering legend Chuck Berry are celebrated in this landmark feature film, capturing a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of rock and roll's finest! In 1986, Keith Richards invited a roster of musicians to honor Berry for an evening of music to commemorate his 60th birthday, including performances by Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Linda Rondstadt, Etta James and Julian Lennon, along with footage of an unforgettable duet by Chuck and John Lennon! Also featuring interviews with many of the original creators of rock and roll: Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Roy Orbison, Bo Diddley, The Everly Bros, and Willy Dixon.

    Director: Taylor Hackford

    Stars: Chuck Berry, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton

    Release Date: 9 October 1987

    Runtime: 120 min
    The Center for Arts in Natick
    14 Summer Street Natick MA 01760
    Kerry Fraser 508.647.0097 kfraser@natickarts.org
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this date in 1961, this Nobel Prize- winning human rights organization was founded by London lawyer Peter Benenson after he read about two Portuguese students arrested for drinking a toast to freedom.
    A global movement of more than 7 million people who take injustice personally and are campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. For information go to click for details.
     
           

Monday, May 29th, 2017

  • | NATL - National Holidays, National Holidays, Patriotic, US Military
    - Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer.
     
           

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

  • | 8:00pm - 11:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Jazz, listen, play
    - 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.

    $6 for nonmembers, $3 for students; $5 for members of Amazing Things
    Amazing Things Arts Center
    160 Hollis St. Framingham MA 01702
    Ellen Sturgis 508.405.2787 ellen.sturgis@amazingthings.org

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - 24th annual event to promote the value of fitness and exercise for older adults. Seniors across the country are involved in health-promotion activities.
     
           

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

  • | 7:30pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Folk Music, Spoken Word, Songwriter
    - Our 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.

    $6 for non-members, $3 for students, $5 for Amazing Things members
    Amazing Things Arts Center
    160 Hollis St. Framingham MA 01702
    Ellen Sturgis 508.405.2787 ellen.sturgis@amazingthings.org
  • | Arts and Entertainment, live music
    - $48 public | $45 members

    There are many Beatles tributes. But there’s only one show that celebrates the genius of Paul McCartney at the height of his career in the mid-1970s. And this is it!

    Praised by Beatles promoter Sid Bernstein – the man who brought the original Beatles to North America – as "the best on the scene today", The McCartney Years is a note-for-note faithful recreation of a mid-1970s Paul McCartney concert.

    Led by perfectionist Yuri Pool as Sir Paul, the band has a commitment to 100% live and accurate reproductions of McCartney’s concert experience. The show is period-true, technically stunning and sonically explosive. Every note is live and played true to its original arrangement. It has set the standard for all who might follow in this significant body of work. And… it’s a blast to watch and listen to!

    Whether he’s playing a real McCartney-style Höfner Bass or sporting the same wardrobe from the ‘Wings over America’ mid-70s tour, Yuri is true to Sir Paul in his musicianship, vocal stylings and presentation. And the band doesn’t miss a beat delivering a texture that will transport you back to the first time you heard these great songs on vinyl. TMY players include David Usselman (guitars and bass); Braden DeCooman (guitars); Hubert Orlowski (keyboards and synth); Laura Gagnon (percussion and keyboards; Dean McKey (drums) and of course Yuri on bass, vocals, piano and guitar.

    Experience three decades of ‘The Beatles’ and ‘Wings’ live – with the world’s premier McCartney concert experience. Rewind into the 60s and 70s to dance, sing and relive your passion for McCartney with a band that has opened for Mariah Carey, performed sold-out shows across Canada, The United States and Europe and been featured on CNN.
    The Center for Arts in Natick
    14 Summer Street Natick MA 01760
    Kerry Fraser 508.647.0097 kfraser@natickarts.org
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this date in 2009, the 100-year-old automaker filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. In response the US federal government invested $57 billion in the company, making the US Treasury GM's majority shareholder, owning a 60 percent stake.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters First Quarter phase at 8:42 AM, EDT.
     
           

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

  • | 8:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment, live music
    - $24 public | $20 members

    "Chris Trapper plays unassuming pop rock with a touch of Big Star soul..." - The Chicago Reader

    As the front man of the late ‘90s alternative rock band The Push Stars, Trapper opened for a number of high profile acts like Matchbox Twenty. Warm and emotionally engaging lyrics and music pushed him into the limelight, providing music for movies like There’s Something About Mary, The Devil Wears Prada, and August Rush. His honest vocals and brilliant musicianship evoke unparalleled emotion from his audiences, earning Trapper a nomination for “Male Performer of the Year” by the New England Music Awards in 2013.

    As a singer /songwriter, Chris is most known for his original song THIS TIME, the #1 selling song on the Grammy nominated soundtrack for AUGUST RUSH (Robin Williams, Jonathan Rhys Meyers /Warner Bros Pictures). His music can best be described as lyrically driven roots-pop with a knack for telling everyday stories.

    OPENING ARTIST

    Michelle Lewis

    Her music is rich with melody, and her lyrics seek beauty in the face of sadness. Too refined to call folk and too personal to call pop, as a singer/songwriter Michelle’s music is uniquely intimate, and surprisingly polished. As a storyteller, she writes intensely visual songs that explore the emotional remainders in burgeoning and breaking relationships.

    Michelle Lewis picked up her father’s acoustic guitar at the age of 14 and quickly abandoned interest in everything else. She honed her songwriting at Berklee College of Music in her hometown of Boston, and went on to tour the United States behind her first album, This Time Around (2004). She has been a long time collaborator with producer Anthony J. Resta (Elton John, Duran Duran, Shawn Mullins). Their work has included the release of her Broken (2009) and Paris (2011) EPs, and most recently her second full-length album, The Parts Of Us That Still Remain (2014), with songs co-written by Nashville favorite Robby Hecht and LA sound designer Conan Skyrme.
    The Center for Arts in Natick
    14 Summer Street Natick MA 01760
    Kerry Fraser 508.647.0097 kfraser@natickarts.org
  • | 8:00pm - 10:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, Celtic, Bagpipes, Dancing, Funk, Drumming
    - Soulsha is a Boston-based band combining Scottish and West-African traditional music with funk, highlife, and afrobeat.

    This band has a mission to reveal the rhythmic, melodic, and spiritual connections between traditional Scottish and traditional West African music, in an idiom updated through the evolutions of Funk, Afro-Beat, Highlife, and New Orleans music. No one will be left unmoved, or seated, as the celebratory exuberance of these diverse cultures unites on stage, reminding us never to forget that we’re all in this together. Get ready for Afro-Celtic Funk Nation!
    Amazing Things Arts Center
    160 Hollis St. Framingham MA 01702
    Ellen Sturgis 508.405.2787 ellen.sturgis@amazingthings.org
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Founded in 1938 by the Salvation Army for fundraising during the Great Depression. During WWI, doughnuts were served to doughboys by the Salvation Army. This day now celebrates the donut itself annually the first Friday in June. For information visit donutdayusa.com
     
           

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

  • | 9:30am - 12:00pm | Sports and Recreation, adult, flowers, summer, spring, outdoors, walk, wildflower
    - Come learn from the best! This guided walk will focus on learning about spring and summer wildflowers in Broadmoor's diverse meadow and wetland habitats. Learn about asters, milkweed and other essential flowers for pollinators and much more. We will cover both native and introduced plants.

    Pre-registration required. Online registration available.
    Book signing available after the walk

    Ted Elliman is a Botanist with the New England Wildflower Society and Author of Wildflowers of New England
    Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
    280 Eliot St. Natick MA 01760
    Broadmoor Education Coordinator 508.655.2296 broadmoorprograms@massaudubon.org
  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events, mindfulness, wellness, meditation, teenagers
    - The teenage years often get a bad rap, but they can be a wonderful time of growth into independence and self-understanding. The difficulty teenagers face is no different from any other time in our lives. The problem is that teenagers are not taught how to manage their school and home life or themselves. This Mindful Living program is designed to help teenagers manage their lives in these three areas.

    Learn more & register here: click for details
    Pathways
    969 Main Street Millis MA 02054
  • | 8:00pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Zydeco, New Orleans, Cajun
    - How much fun is attending a Squeezebox Stompers show? I dare to say it’s so much fun that the band should be banned in Boston and made illegal. Nawwwwww… then we wouldn’t get to listen to their rollicking tunes and do the two-step and twirl around like we were all born on the bayou. – Brett Cromwell , Lowell Sun

    Listening to the Squeezebox Stompers is like taking a walk through the streets of the French Quarter. The Stompers keep the dance floor busy with their trademark Louisiana sound. – Rambles Magazine
    Amazing Things Arts Center
    160 Hollis St. Framingham MA 01702
    Ellen Sturgis 508.405.2787 ellen.sturgis@amazingthings.org
  • | Arts and Entertainment, live music
    - $26 public | $22 members

    When blues legend James Montgomery plays the harmonica, he "brings it on home". Whether it's recording with Kid Rock, sitting in with Gregg Allman, or fronting his hot band of thirty years, Montgomery plays with authority. While growing up in Detroit he learned first-hand from the masters - James Cotton, John Lee Hooker, and Jr. Wells - at the legendary "Chessmate." Over the years, he's carried on in the tradition and continues to be a vital presence in Blues as one of the most dynamic performers on the scene.

    Over the years Montgomery's band has been a springboard for many musicians. Members of his band have included Billy Squire, Wayne Kramer (MC-5), Jeff Golub (Rod Stewart), Jim McCarty (Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels), Nunzio Signore Bo Diddley), Jeff Pevar (Ray Charles Orchestra, Crosby, Stills & Nash), Bobby Chouinard (drummer with Ted Nugent, Squire and Robert Gordon), Jeff Levine (Joe Cocker), Aerosmith's Tom Gambel, and many others.
    The Center for Arts in Natick
    14 Summer Street Natick MA 01760
    Kerry Fraser 508.647.0097 kfraser@natickarts.org
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Register by May 5, 2017.
    For more information visit: click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Register by May 9, 2017.
    For more information visit: click for details
     
           

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

  • | 7:30am - 9:30am | Sports and Recreation, adult, birding, animals, wildlife, summer, wildlife, class, spring, outdoor
    - What are those huge nests weighing down tall tree tops? It’s a great blue heron rookery! Most of the time, these beautiful birds are well camouflaged as they wade through wetlands fishing with their long beaks. The rookery gives a different view of as they perch majestically and take flight with their 6-foot wingspans. Come learn more about these amazing birds and others that share these wetlands.

    Instructions and Directions:
    Directions to the meeting location and additional information are included in a link in the registration confirmation email.

    Pre-registration required. Online registration available.
    Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
    280 Eliot St. Natick MA 01760
    Broadmoor Education Coordinator 508.655.2296 broadmoorprograms@massaudubon.org
  • | 11:00am - 2:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, truck, touch-a-truck, food truck, festival, fundraiser, library, Hopkinton
    - Mark your calendars for this fun event in it's 6th year!

    Date: Sunday, June 4, 2017

    Time: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    Location: Hopkinton High School Parking Lot

    This event has something for boys and girls of all ages!Climb aboard construction, service, and emergency trucks and vehicles. Last year, over 50 vehicles filled the HHS parking lot. The first hour is horn-free for sensitive ears. Roaming Railroad will provide a trackless train and a model car race track.Bring a blanket or pull up a piece of curb to feast on lunch, dessert and drinks from a variety of over 10 Food Trucks.

    Tickets are $8 for an adult and $5 for a child. Children under one are free. Speed up your check-in and purchase tickets in advance.
    click for details

    Tickets will be available at the multiple entry points to the event. Parking is available at the High School, Middle School, Hopkins School, and EMC Park.

    Share this event page and stay tuned here for more exciting updates!

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    ATTENTION ALL LOCAL BUSINESSES:

    In 2016, this fun-filled community event hosted 2,000 kids and their families and raised $14,000 for the restoration, renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library. Limited space is available for you or your business to participate! If you or your business has a showcase or vehicle to show off, or your business would like to host a booth, please contact us at info@hopkintonpubliclibraryfoundation.org. Please help us to make this year an even bigger success for our Library, soon to be completed!

    Some photos from 2016's Touch-a-Truck & Food Truck Festival:
    click for details
    Hopkinton High School
    90 Hayden Rowe Hopkinton MA 01748
    Hopkinton Public Library Foundation HPL.Fin.corg info@hopkintonpubliclibraryfoundation.org
  • | 7:30pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, film
    - $12 public | $10 members

    It's a hot summer on Amity Island, a small community whose main business is its beaches. When new Sheriff Martin Brody discovers the remains of a shark attack victim, his first inclination is to close the beaches to swimmers. This doesn't sit well with Mayor Larry Vaughn and several of the local businessmen. Brody backs down to his regret as that weekend a young boy is killed by the predator. The dead boy's mother puts out a bounty on the shark and Amity is soon swamped with amateur hunters and fisherman hoping to cash in on the reward. A local fisherman with much experience hunting sharks, Quint, offers to hunt down the creature for a hefty fee. Soon Quint, Brody and Matt Hooper from the Oceanographic Institute are at sea hunting the Great White shark. As Brody succinctly surmises after their first encounter with the creature, they're going to need a bigger boat.

    Released: 1975
    Director: Steven Spielberg
    Writers: Peter Benchley, Carl Gottlieb
    Stars: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss
    Rated: PG
    Running Time: 124 minutes

    Winner of three Academy Awards: Best Sound, Best Film Editing, Best Music - Original Score
    Nominated for one Academy Award: Best Picture
    Winner of one Golden Globe Award: Best Original Score - Motion Picture
    Nominated for three Golden Globe Awards: Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Screenplay, Best Director
    The Center for Arts in Natick
    14 Summer Street Natick MA 01760
    Kerry Fraser 508.647.0097 kfraser@natickarts.org
  • | NATL - Historical
    - World War II naval battle, fought almost entirely with aircraft, in which the United States destroyed Japan’s first-line carrier strength and most of its best trained naval pilots. Together with the Battle of Guadalcanal, the Battle of Midway ended the threat of further Japanese invasion in the Pacific.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - National Cancer Survivors Day® is an annual worldwide Celebration of Life that is held on the first Sunday in June. It is the one day each year that people around the world come together to recognize the cancer survivors in their community, to raise awareness of the challenges these survivors face, and, most importantly, to celebrate life.
     
           

Monday, June 5th, 2017

  • | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Sports and Recreation, Red Sox, BoSox Club, Flavin, Writers, Poetry
    - Hear from baseball authors Herb Crehan, Bill Nowlin and Boston Red Sox poet laureate Dick Flavin. Watch and listen to Herb’s power-point presentation of the Red Sox’s 1967 season. Listen to some of Dick’s poems about baseball and then hear from Bill as he explains some of the stories from his 25+ baseball books.

    A joint Q and A will follow with Dick, Bill and Herb to close out the evening as we cut the 50th anniversary cake.

    Free, but donations accepted. Books for sale.
    Amazing Things Arts Center
    160 Hollis St. Framingham MA 01702
    Ellen Sturgis 508.405.2787 ellen.sturgis@amazingthings.org
  • | 7:30pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, film
    - $12 public | $10 members

    It's a hot summer on Amity Island, a small community whose main business is its beaches. When new Sheriff Martin Brody discovers the remains of a shark attack victim, his first inclination is to close the beaches to swimmers. This doesn't sit well with Mayor Larry Vaughn and several of the local businessmen. Brody backs down to his regret as that weekend a young boy is killed by the predator. The dead boy's mother puts out a bounty on the shark and Amity is soon swamped with amateur hunters and fisherman hoping to cash in on the reward. A local fisherman with much experience hunting sharks, Quint, offers to hunt down the creature for a hefty fee. Soon Quint, Brody and Matt Hooper from the Oceanographic Institute are at sea hunting the Great White shark. As Brody succinctly surmises after their first encounter with the creature, they're going to need a bigger boat.

    Released: 1975
    Director: Steven Spielberg
    Writers: Peter Benchley, Carl Gottlieb
    Stars: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss
    Rated: PG
    Running Time: 124 minutes

    Winner of three Academy Awards: Best Sound, Best Film Editing, Best Music - Original Score
    Nominated for one Academy Award: Best Picture
    Winner of one Golden Globe Award: Best Original Score - Motion Picture
    Nominated for three Golden Globe Awards: Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Screenplay, Best Director
    The Center for Arts in Natick
    14 Summer Street Natick MA 01760
    Kerry Fraser 508.647.0097 kfraser@natickarts.org

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