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Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

  • | 7:30pm - 9:30pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, photography, camera club
    - Let's say you traveled a great distance to some amazing landscape. But it's cloudy. Or raining. Or the light is just blah. Suddenly a busload of tourists starts swarming over the place like ants on ice cream. Now what? Or maybe you just want a fresh approach to shooting your local park, woods or beach. Creative Landscape Photography offers strategies and techniques that might help. It presents ideas on how to approach a scene, view it with fresh eyes, discover its creative potential and produce an expressive image. Topics include the elements of design and how to use them in "seeing" a scene and composing your images; the creative use of depth of field, shutter speed and motion; and simple editing techniques using Photoshop and/or Elements to give your images added dimension and finish.

    John Tunney is a fine-art photographer and photo educator. Working mostly with coastal subjects, John Tunney creates simple but compelling compositions that range from impressionistic land and seascapes to still lifes, abstracts and creative portraits of jellyfish and other sea life. He prints his own work using archival art papers and pigment inks, creating images that often have a look and feel similar to paintings and mono prints. The results have met with both popular and critical success.

    As a photography educator, he’s been leading tours, classes and workshops on Cape Cod and elsewhere for more than 10 years. A former board member and president of Cape Cod Art Association, he developed educational programs for the organization and helped found and lead its Photography Center of Cape Cod and the annual Click! Photography Conference. Visit his website at: click for details
    St. Andrews Church
    3 Maple Street Framingham MA 01701
  • | Local Events
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation
     
           
  • | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, photography exhibit, camera club
    - Located in the library’s Lebowitz Meeting Hall, the show will feature the prints of 24 local photographers with varying interests and levels of experience. Artists that have been recognized by numerous organizations for their excellence in the field of photography created many of the pieces on display. The show’s subject matter includes nature, landscapes, architecture, creative conceptual art and more. After viewing the exhibit, please read the artist statements, sign the guest book and provide us with your thoughts and feedback. Take a moment to vote for your favorite photograph using the ballot slips and box located in the exhibit room.

    For directions to the library and the hours of the exhibit, go to click for details
    The exhibit coordinator, Buz Bragdon, can be reached at 508-655-4968 or through email at ihaul@aol.com.
    Morse Institute Library
    14 E Central Street Natick MA 01760

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

  • | Sports and Recreation
     
           
  • | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, photography exhibit, camera club
    - Located in the library’s Lebowitz Meeting Hall, the show will feature the prints of 24 local photographers with varying interests and levels of experience. Artists that have been recognized by numerous organizations for their excellence in the field of photography created many of the pieces on display. The show’s subject matter includes nature, landscapes, architecture, creative conceptual art and more. After viewing the exhibit, please read the artist statements, sign the guest book and provide us with your thoughts and feedback. Take a moment to vote for your favorite photograph using the ballot slips and box located in the exhibit room.

    For directions to the library and the hours of the exhibit, go to click for details
    The exhibit coordinator, Buz Bragdon, can be reached at 508-655-4968 or through email at ihaul@aol.com.
    Morse Institute Library
    14 E Central Street Natick MA 01760

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

  • | 4:00pm - 7:00pm | Schools and Education, volunteer, special education, parent, education, community, mental health
    - Become a Special Education Surrogate Parent

    Are you interested in supporting students in your community?
    You can help by volunteering to become a Special Education Surrogate Parent (SESP) for a student in state care that requires special education supports and whose parents are unknown or unavailable. These children depend on SESPs to protect their legal right to a free and appropriate education.

    SESPs serve as appointed decision makers that have the legal authority of a parent or legal guardian to attend and participate in special education team meetings, approve or reject Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and if necessary, file complains or appeals. On average, the time commitment is only 30-40 hours a year.

    RTSC hosts FREE Orientation Trainings throughout Massachusetts where you will learn about the role of an SESP, how traumatic experiences can impact learning and how to incorporate the appropriate supports into the IEP. For more information or to register, visit our website at click for details or call 617-399-8342.

    Registration is required.
    Federation for Children with Special Needs
    The Schrafft Center, 529 Main Street Suite 1M3 Boston MA 02129
    Danielle Hardin 617.399.8342 dhardin@fcsn.org
  • | 8:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment, classical
    - 25-year-old French oboist Olivier Stankiewicz has been praised for his “astounding technique, rich sound, and mature artistry” (ResMusica). This season, he makes his New York debut and Washington, DC debut in the Alexander Kasza-Kasser Concert on the Young Concert Artists Series, where he’ll premiere a new work by YCA Composer-in-Residence Tonia Ko. His U.S. debut tour also includes performances at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Port Washington Library, and with the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle. He also debuts at London’s Wigmore Hall, and performs with the Orchestre National du Capitole Toulouse and the Faust Chamber Orchestra. In addition to his solo career, he holds the position of Principal Oboe with the London Symphony Orchestra and is Professor of Oboe at the Royal College of Music in London.

    He recently performed the world premiere of Benjamin Attahir’s oboe concerto Nur with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse under Tugan Sokhiev. He has also appeared as soloist with the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie in Belgium, the Gunma Symphony in Japan, the Tokyo Sinfonietta in Japan, the Pro Arte Orchestra of Hong Kong, the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, Ensemble Furians in France, and Ensemble des Possibles in France.
    The Center for Arts in Natick
    14 Summer Street Natick MA 01760
    Kerry Fraser 508.647.0097 kfraser@natickarts.org
  • | Local Events
     
           
  • | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, photography exhibit, camera club
    - Located in the library’s Lebowitz Meeting Hall, the show will feature the prints of 24 local photographers with varying interests and levels of experience. Artists that have been recognized by numerous organizations for their excellence in the field of photography created many of the pieces on display. The show’s subject matter includes nature, landscapes, architecture, creative conceptual art and more. After viewing the exhibit, please read the artist statements, sign the guest book and provide us with your thoughts and feedback. Take a moment to vote for your favorite photograph using the ballot slips and box located in the exhibit room.

    For directions to the library and the hours of the exhibit, go to click for details
    The exhibit coordinator, Buz Bragdon, can be reached at 508-655-4968 or through email at ihaul@aol.com.
    Morse Institute Library
    14 E Central Street Natick MA 01760

Friday, January 26th, 2018

  • | 7:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - All ages rock show including The Whatever from Natick High School.
    Amazing Things Arts Center
    160 Hollis Street Framingham MA 01702
    Amazing Things 508.405.2787 office@amazingthings.org
  • | 7:30pm - 9:00pm | Special Interest, adult, birding, animals, wildlife, watch, fall, migration, outdoor, owl, night
    - Sound is one of the best ways to locate and identify owls. Learn about their calls, behavior and habitat. Join the adventure as we explore Broadmoor under moonlit skies listening for our resident great horned, screech & barred owls.
    Instructions and Directions:
    This program includes walking over uneven terrain in limited light. 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
  • | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, photography exhibit, camera club
    - Located in the library’s Lebowitz Meeting Hall, the show will feature the prints of 24 local photographers with varying interests and levels of experience. Artists that have been recognized by numerous organizations for their excellence in the field of photography created many of the pieces on display. The show’s subject matter includes nature, landscapes, architecture, creative conceptual art and more. After viewing the exhibit, please read the artist statements, sign the guest book and provide us with your thoughts and feedback. Take a moment to vote for your favorite photograph using the ballot slips and box located in the exhibit room.

    For directions to the library and the hours of the exhibit, go to click for details
    The exhibit coordinator, Buz Bragdon, can be reached at 508-655-4968 or through email at ihaul@aol.com.
    Morse Institute Library
    14 E Central Street Natick MA 01760

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 1:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, adults, creative, seniors, watercolors, painting, art, nature, explore, fun, cla
    - Explore alternative watercolor techniques such as sgraffito (scraping), adding ink, and other tricks to push the boundaries of conventional watercolor painting. Small class size for individual attention. All levels welcome. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.

    Sarah Alexander is an award winning artist and core member of the Fountain Street Fine Art Gallery. Her work has been published in North Light Books: Incite: The Best of Mixed Media, Incite 2: Color Passions, and Incite 3: The Art of Storytelling.
    Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
    280 Eliot St. Natick MA 01760
    Broadmoor Education Coordinator 508.655.2296 broadmoorprograms@massaudubon.org
  • | 1:00pm - 2:15pm | Kids, family, animals, walk, guided walk, outside, nature, tracks, winter, snow, fun
    - Have you wondered what animal made those tracks? Do otters like sledding? Who is traveling on the trails or through your yard? Come find out how to solve these mysteries as we explore Broadmoor looking for tracks and signs of otters, rabbits, deer, coyote and many other animals. Learn what tracks can tell us about which animals are active during the winter, where they go and how they survive.

    Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available. Will be held with or without snow. Please dress for the weather. This program also includes walking over uneven terrain.
    Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
    280 Eliot St. Natick MA 01760
    Broadmoor Education Coordinator 508.655.2296 broadmoorprograms@massaudubon.org
  • | 2:30pm - 4:00pm | Sports and Recreation, adult, snow, animals, wildlife, winter, outdoors, walk, nature, track
    - Winter is a great time to look for signs of animals as they forage for food and shelter at Broadmoor during the cold winter months. Learn to identify the tracks, chews, scat, burrows and other clues left by many creatures including deer, fisher and coyote. Enjoy a guided walk as we search for signs of our local winter wildlife.

    Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available. Will be held with or without snow. Please dress for the weather. This program also includes walking over uneven terrain.
    Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
    280 Eliot St. Natick MA 01760
    Broadmoor Education Coordinator 508.655.2296 broadmoorprograms@massaudubon.org
  • | 6:30pm - 8:00pm | Kids, family, birding, bird, owls, owl, walk, guided walk, outside, nature, fun, kids,
    - Ever wondered if an owl really is as smart as they say? Why don't we hear them when they fly? Just how far can an owl see? Come with the whole family to learn about owl calls, behavior and habitat. We will explore Broadmoor under moonlit skies listening for our resident screech, barred and great horned owls.

    Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available. This program is for ages 6 and up and includes walking over uneven terrain in limited light. Please note, no flashlights are used in this program.
    Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
    280 Eliot St. Natick MA 01760
    Broadmoor Education Coordinator 508.655.2296 broadmoorprograms@massaudubon.org
  • | 8:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    - By George Stevens Jr.
    Directed by Benny Sato Ambush
    Featuring Johnny Lee Davenport


    " A powerful reminder that one man can make a difference" - Broadway World

    Thurgood spans Justice Thurgood Marshall's impressive career as a lawyer, arguing such landmark cases as Brown v. Board of Education, and a remarkable tribute to Marchall's enduring legacy as the first African-American to sit on the Supreme Court.



    "Thurgood Marshall is the Civil Rights Movement's unsung hero. His nomination to the Supreme Court literally changed America. Looking to the future sometimes means revisiting the past. By doing this play, I hope to remind, maybe even forewarn people that the politics of our country and the laws governing our nation, based on the Constitution of the United States, apply to, and protect all Americans. Not just the rich, not just the privileged, and certainly not just the interests of certain individuals. Thurgood gives us hope and the assurance that one man can make a difference!"

    - Actor Johnny Lee Davenpor
    The Center for Arts in Natick
    14 Summer Street Natick MA 01760
    Kerry Fraser 508.647.0097 kfraser@natickarts.org
  • | Sports and Recreation
     
           
  • | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, photography exhibit, camera club
    - Located in the library’s Lebowitz Meeting Hall, the show will feature the prints of 24 local photographers with varying interests and levels of experience. Artists that have been recognized by numerous organizations for their excellence in the field of photography created many of the pieces on display. The show’s subject matter includes nature, landscapes, architecture, creative conceptual art and more. After viewing the exhibit, please read the artist statements, sign the guest book and provide us with your thoughts and feedback. Take a moment to vote for your favorite photograph using the ballot slips and box located in the exhibit room.

    For directions to the library and the hours of the exhibit, go to click for details
    The exhibit coordinator, Buz Bragdon, can be reached at 508-655-4968 or through email at ihaul@aol.com.
    Morse Institute Library
    14 E Central Street Natick MA 01760

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

  • | 8:00am - 10:00am | Sports and Recreation, adult, snow, animals, wildlife, winter, outdoors, snowshoe, nature, track
    - Come with us on a guided snowshoeing tour. Explore animal tracks and paths and have a fun adventure on a winter day. A great way to see the nature of Broadmoor!
    Instructions and Directions:
    Snowshoes not included. We can provide information on options for local rentals if needed. 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
  • | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, camera, photography, art, nature, explore, fun, creative, class, landscape, slr,
    - Not sure the best shutter speed to choose? Want to perfect the use of depth of field to enhance your photos? Learn how to take your photography to the next level using your camera's manual settings. We will use various lighting levels and still and moving subjects to allow for multiple shooting scenarios.

    A great way to prepare for upcoming winter vacations! Pre-registration required. Online registration available.

    About the instructor: An experienced wildlife photographer, Joy has been teaching photography programs at Broadmoor for the past 11 years including a variety of both indoor and outdoor classes.
    Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
    280 Eliot St. Natick MA 01760
    Broadmoor Education Coordinator 508.655.2296 broadmoorprograms@massaudubon.org
  • | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, nature, education
    - On Sunday, January 28, 1:00-3:00 pm, the Musketaquid Arts and Environment Program of the Umbrella Community Arts Center presents a Wild Walk.
    Join survivalist Tim Swanson in Concord Land Conservation Trust’s Hallenbeck Land to learn the art of winter survival: what to eat, how to stay warm, and how to stay dry. You'll learn to use a bow drill and other tools to start a fire. In addition, learn to make cordage from natural fibers -- the ancient form of duct tape that comes in handy in any situation.
    Location: Concord Land Conservation Trust Hallenbeck Land on Lowell Road. Please park along Indian Spring Road and meet at the trail head on Lowell Road between #857 and #887. This event is co-sponsored by the Concord Land Conservation Trust. To register, go to click for details and click on Arts and Environment. Cost: $5/person; $10/family.
    Hallenbeck Land
    Lowell Road Concord MA 01742
    Nancy Lippe 9783710820x213 nancy@theumbrellaarts.org
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  • | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, photography exhibit, camera club
    - Located in the library’s Lebowitz Meeting Hall, the show will feature the prints of 24 local photographers with varying interests and levels of experience. Artists that have been recognized by numerous organizations for their excellence in the field of photography created many of the pieces on display. The show’s subject matter includes nature, landscapes, architecture, creative conceptual art and more. After viewing the exhibit, please read the artist statements, sign the guest book and provide us with your thoughts and feedback. Take a moment to vote for your favorite photograph using the ballot slips and box located in the exhibit room.

    For directions to the library and the hours of the exhibit, go to click for details
    The exhibit coordinator, Buz Bragdon, can be reached at 508-655-4968 or through email at ihaul@aol.com.
    Morse Institute Library
    14 E Central Street Natick MA 01760

Monday, January 29th, 2018

  • | Sports and Recreation
     
           
  • | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, photography exhibit, camera club
    - Located in the library’s Lebowitz Meeting Hall, the show will feature the prints of 24 local photographers with varying interests and levels of experience. Artists that have been recognized by numerous organizations for their excellence in the field of photography created many of the pieces on display. The show’s subject matter includes nature, landscapes, architecture, creative conceptual art and more. After viewing the exhibit, please read the artist statements, sign the guest book and provide us with your thoughts and feedback. Take a moment to vote for your favorite photograph using the ballot slips and box located in the exhibit room.

    For directions to the library and the hours of the exhibit, go to click for details
    The exhibit coordinator, Buz Bragdon, can be reached at 508-655-4968 or through email at ihaul@aol.com.
    Morse Institute Library
    14 E Central Street Natick MA 01760

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

  • | Local Events
     
           
  • | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, photography exhibit, camera club
    - Located in the library’s Lebowitz Meeting Hall, the show will feature the prints of 24 local photographers with varying interests and levels of experience. Artists that have been recognized by numerous organizations for their excellence in the field of photography created many of the pieces on display. The show’s subject matter includes nature, landscapes, architecture, creative conceptual art and more. After viewing the exhibit, please read the artist statements, sign the guest book and provide us with your thoughts and feedback. Take a moment to vote for your favorite photograph using the ballot slips and box located in the exhibit room.

    For directions to the library and the hours of the exhibit, go to click for details
    The exhibit coordinator, Buz Bragdon, can be reached at 508-655-4968 or through email at ihaul@aol.com.
    Morse Institute Library
    14 E Central Street Natick MA 01760

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

  • | Sports and Recreation
     
           
  • | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, photography exhibit, camera club
    - Located in the library’s Lebowitz Meeting Hall, the show will feature the prints of 24 local photographers with varying interests and levels of experience. Artists that have been recognized by numerous organizations for their excellence in the field of photography created many of the pieces on display. The show’s subject matter includes nature, landscapes, architecture, creative conceptual art and more. After viewing the exhibit, please read the artist statements, sign the guest book and provide us with your thoughts and feedback. Take a moment to vote for your favorite photograph using the ballot slips and box located in the exhibit room.

    For directions to the library and the hours of the exhibit, go to click for details
    The exhibit coordinator, Buz Bragdon, can be reached at 508-655-4968 or through email at ihaul@aol.com.
    Morse Institute Library
    14 E Central Street Natick MA 01760
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - In lunar folklore, the third full moon in a season containing four full moons is called a blue moon. But in recent times, a blue moon has come to describe the second full moon falling in the calendar month- as is the case in January and March 2018.
     
           

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

  • | 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, adult, lecture, talk, nature, wildlife, food, dinner, Australia
    - Join us on an adventure across Australia! Australia is an incredibly unique continent. Thanks to its long geographic isolation, this land mass is home to an impressive diversity of endemic habitats and animals, including over 300 species of birds found nowhere else on Earth. In 2016, Luke spent months traveling around Australia in search of these special birds and mammals - sketching, painting, and photographing them from the heathlands near Perth to the rainforests in Cairns, from the miserably spiky grasslands in the Red Centre to beaches in Tasmania. Join us for his amazing images of this unique land and its wildlife.

    Location-themed buffet dinner and lecture or lecture only (7:30pm start). Pre-registration required for dinner by 5pm Wednesday,January 31. Online registration available. Walk-ins welcome for the Lecture Only portion.
    Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
    280 Eliot St. Natick MA 01760
    Broadmoor Education Coordinator 508.655.2296 broadmoorprograms@massaudubon.org
  • | Local Events
     
           
  • | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, photography exhibit, camera club
    - Located in the library’s Lebowitz Meeting Hall, the show will feature the prints of 24 local photographers with varying interests and levels of experience. Artists that have been recognized by numerous organizations for their excellence in the field of photography created many of the pieces on display. The show’s subject matter includes nature, landscapes, architecture, creative conceptual art and more. After viewing the exhibit, please read the artist statements, sign the guest book and provide us with your thoughts and feedback. Take a moment to vote for your favorite photograph using the ballot slips and box located in the exhibit room.

    For directions to the library and the hours of the exhibit, go to click for details
    The exhibit coordinator, Buz Bragdon, can be reached at 508-655-4968 or through email at ihaul@aol.com.
    Morse Institute Library
    14 E Central Street Natick MA 01760

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

  • | 12:00pm - 1:00pm | Library Events, Travel, education
    - Brown Bag Learning Series: Road Scholar
    Friday, February 2, 12:00-1:00pm
    Main Library, Costin Room
    Presented by Donna Brock

    Do you love to travel, enjoy learning new things, explore interesting places, and like to meet people who share a love of adventure? Come and learn about Road Scholar, America’s first and the world’s largest educational travel organization for adults. Road Scholar is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to inspire adults to learn, discover and travel. Our learning adventures engage expert instructors, provide extraordinary access, and stimulate discourse and friendship among people for whom learning is the journey of a lifetime. With educational travel adventures in 150 countries and all 50 states, Road Scholar is the university of the world.
    Framingham Public Library
    49 Lexington Street Framingham MA 01702
    508.532.5570
  • | 7:30pm - 9:00pm | Special Interest, adult, birding, animals, wildlife, watch, fall, migration, outdoor, owl, night
    - Sound is one of the best ways to locate and identify owls. Learn about their calls, behavior and habitat. Join the adventure as we explore Broadmoor under moonlit skies listening for our resident great horned, screech & barred owls.
    Instructions and Directions:
    This program includes walking over uneven terrain in limited light. 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
  • | 8:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment
    -

    “One of the greatest guitarists I’ve seen in my whole life” - George Benson

    Combining two of the most exciting artists in Latin jazz, creates an explosion of music and crazed fans.

    Diego Figueiredo pronounced fig-a-ray-doe) is considered one of the most talented guitar players in the world today. He is the winner of several important competitions including the Montreux Jazz Competition and the VISA Prize. Diego has released over nineteen albums to date, three DVD’s, and several instructional books. His music is a fusion between Jazz, Bossa Nova and Classical. Diego’s unique interpretations, along with his phenomenal technique and emotion, has created an explosion of adoring fans and concert goers. Diego has performed in over forty countries around the world.

    The hot sounds of cuba's roots and modern jazz come alive in the explosive hands of pianist and two-time Latin Grammy nominee Chuchito Valdes. Son of Chucho Valdes, grandson of Bebo Valdes, Cuba's most beloved musical dynasty.
    The Center for Arts in Natick
    14 Summer Street Natick MA 01760
    Kerry Fraser 508.647.0097 kfraser@natickarts.org
  • | Sports and Recreation
     
           
  • | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, photography exhibit, camera club
    - Located in the library’s Lebowitz Meeting Hall, the show will feature the prints of 24 local photographers with varying interests and levels of experience. Artists that have been recognized by numerous organizations for their excellence in the field of photography created many of the pieces on display. The show’s subject matter includes nature, landscapes, architecture, creative conceptual art and more. After viewing the exhibit, please read the artist statements, sign the guest book and provide us with your thoughts and feedback. Take a moment to vote for your favorite photograph using the ballot slips and box located in the exhibit room.

    For directions to the library and the hours of the exhibit, go to click for details
    The exhibit coordinator, Buz Bragdon, can be reached at 508-655-4968 or through email at ihaul@aol.com.
    Morse Institute Library
    14 E Central Street Natick MA 01760

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

  • | 8:00am - 10:00am | Sports and Recreation, adult, snow, animals, wildlife, winter, outdoors, snowshoe, nature, track
    - Come with us on a guided snowshoeing tour. Explore animal tracks and paths and have a fun adventure on a winter day. A great way to see the nature of Broadmoor!
    Instructions and Directions:
    Snowshoes not included. We can provide information on options for local rentals if needed. 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
  • | 10:00am - 1:00pm | Schools and Education, volunteer, special education, parent, education, community, mental health
    - Become a Special Education Surrogate Parent

    Are you interested in supporting students in your community?
    You can help by volunteering to become a Special Education Surrogate Parent (SESP) for a student in state care that requires special education supports and whose parents are unknown or unavailable. These children depend on SESPs to protect their legal right to a free and appropriate education.

    SESPs serve as appointed decision makers that have the legal authority of a parent or legal guardian to attend and participate in special education team meetings, approve or reject Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and if necessary, file complains or appeals. On average, the time commitment is only 30-40 hours a year.

    RTSC hosts FREE Orientation Trainings throughout Massachusetts where you will learn about the role of an SESP, how traumatic experiences can impact learning and how to incorporate the appropriate supports into the IEP. For more information or to register, visit our website at click for details or call 617-399-8342.

    Registration is required.
    Federation for Children with Special Needs
    The Schrafft Center, 529 Main Street Suite 1M3 Boston MA 02129
    Danielle Hardin 617.399.8342 dhardin@fcsn.org
  • | 1:00pm - 2:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, adult, family, bird, animal, wildlife, owl, close, live, kid, child
    - Come explore the wonders of owls with friends and family! Join us for an up close and personal view of some of our local owl species, including the great horned and screech owl.

    Join us for the 1pm or 3pm show! Pre-registration required. Online registration available.

    Please note this program does fill up fast, so please pre-register early!
    Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
    280 Eliot St. Natick MA 01760
    Broadmoor Education Coordinator 508.655.2296 broadmoorprograms@massaudubon.org
  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Special Interest, water, water works, history
    - Framingham was blessed from its beginning with a bountiful supply of fresh water - two major rivers, the Sudbury, and Stony Brook, several ponds, and beneath the ground one of the largest aquifers in the entire state of Massachusetts. As a result nearly every major water works program in the state has gone through Framingham. At the same time, the town found itself with a serious water shortage at the end of the nineteenth century, just as its population was rising dramatically.

    Why? Town Historian, Fred Wallace, and FHC researcher, Ruthann Tomassini, will uncover a fascinating chain of events from 1846-1931 including massive construction projects, land takings, power politics, and science. They will also present some remarkable photographs from state and local archives illustrating changes to our land and waterways over the course of 100 years.

    $5/FHC members, $10 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Space is limited; call to RSVP at 508-626-9091.

    Photo: Weston Aqueduct, Section 2, easterly across Belknap's land, from station 14, Framingham, Mass., Aug. 19, 1901. Massachusetts Metropolitan Water Works Photograph Collection, 1876-1930.
    Edgell Memorial Library
    3 Oak St Framingham MA 01701
    Laura 508.626.9091 laura@framinghamhistory.org
  • | Local Events
     
           
  • | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, photography exhibit, camera club
    - Located in the library’s Lebowitz Meeting Hall, the show will feature the prints of 24 local photographers with varying interests and levels of experience. Artists that have been recognized by numerous organizations for their excellence in the field of photography created many of the pieces on display. The show’s subject matter includes nature, landscapes, architecture, creative conceptual art and more. After viewing the exhibit, please read the artist statements, sign the guest book and provide us with your thoughts and feedback. Take a moment to vote for your favorite photograph using the ballot slips and box located in the exhibit room.

    For directions to the library and the hours of the exhibit, go to click for details
    The exhibit coordinator, Buz Bragdon, can be reached at 508-655-4968 or through email at ihaul@aol.com.
    Morse Institute Library
    14 E Central Street Natick MA 01760

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

  • | 1:00pm - 2:15pm | Kids, family, animals, walk, guided walk, outside, nature, tracks, winter, snow, fun
    - Have you wondered what animal made those tracks? Do otters like sledding? Who is traveling on the trails or through your yard? Come find out how to solve these mysteries as we explore Broadmoor looking for tracks and signs of otters, rabbits, deer, coyote and many other animals. Learn what tracks can tell us about which animals are active during the winter, where they go and how they survive.

    Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available. Will be held with or without snow. Please dress for the weather. This program also includes walking over uneven terrain.
    Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
    280 Eliot St. Natick MA 01760
    Broadmoor Education Coordinator 508.655.2296 broadmoorprograms@massaudubon.org
  • | 2:30pm - 4:00pm | Sports and Recreation, adult, snow, animals, wildlife, winter, outdoors, walk, nature, track
    - Winter is a great time to look for signs of animals as they forage for food and shelter at Broadmoor during the cold winter months. Learn to identify the tracks, chews, scat, burrows and other clues left by many creatures including deer, fisher and coyote. Enjoy a guided walk as we search for signs of our local winter wildlife.

    Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available. Will be held with or without snow. Please dress for the weather. This program also includes walking over uneven terrain.
    Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
    280 Eliot St. Natick MA 01760
    Broadmoor Education Coordinator 508.655.2296 broadmoorprograms@massaudubon.org
  • | Sports and Recreation
     
           
  • | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, photography exhibit, camera club
    - Located in the library’s Lebowitz Meeting Hall, the show will feature the prints of 24 local photographers with varying interests and levels of experience. Artists that have been recognized by numerous organizations for their excellence in the field of photography created many of the pieces on display. The show’s subject matter includes nature, landscapes, architecture, creative conceptual art and more. After viewing the exhibit, please read the artist statements, sign the guest book and provide us with your thoughts and feedback. Take a moment to vote for your favorite photograph using the ballot slips and box located in the exhibit room.

    For directions to the library and the hours of the exhibit, go to click for details
    The exhibit coordinator, Buz Bragdon, can be reached at 508-655-4968 or through email at ihaul@aol.com.
    Morse Institute Library
    14 E Central Street Natick MA 01760

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