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Saturday, January 21st, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, camera, photography, art, nature, explore, fun, creative, class, landscape, slr,
    - Are you new to the world of digital photography, or still don't feel you're getting the most from your digital camera? This workshop is designed to help you understand the features of digital cameras, and use the landscape and creatures of Broadmoor to practice techniques to help improve your digital photography.

    We'll review topics such as optical and digital zoom, white balance, ISO, and resolution. In addition, we will cover proper lighting, focus, depth of field and composition. Then, we'll take a look at software that will help enhance and crop your images to create stunning prints.

    A great way to prepare for upcoming winter vacations! Beginners are welcome. Makes a great gift! 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 - 3:00pm | Library Events, books, book sale, library, DVDs, books on CD, music CDs
    - Stop by the library on the third Saturday of the month and shop for books, DVDs, books on CD, music CDs, and more. All items are bargain priced, with most selling for 50 cents to $2. Become a member of the Friends and you can enter at 9:30. Three rooms of sales, plus the lobby. In the Bag Room, fill a brown paper bag for just $7! Take a break from shopping and grab a hot drink and something sweet at the Literacy Unlimited bake sale. Support the library, shop the sale!
    Framingham Public Library
    49 Lexington Street Framingham MA 01702
  • | 11:00am - 12:00pm | Kids, dogs
    - Sit! Stay! Johnny Peers and his personality-plus canines are coming to tickle your funny bone! A Ringling Brothers Clown College graduate, Johnny Peers has been working with dogs since he got his first puppy in 1972. Since their 1980 debut, the Muttville Comix have appeared on David Letterman, at Disneyland, the Big Apple Circus, and even The White House. This is a show for the whole family and dog lover in all of us.
    The Center for Arts in Natick
    14 Summer Street Natick MA 01760
    Kerry Fraser 508.647.0097 kfraser@natickarts.org
  • | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, exhibit, museum
    - Set against a backdrop of Framingham images and artifacts, this exhibit features fashions that will both please the eye and illuminate the lives of some very special Framingham women. We’ve chosen pieces that reflect the social mores, economic status and the personalities behind the ever-present decision we all face daily - what to wear?

    Did you know that you can read clothing like any other historical document? It’s simply a matter of understanding the language. We’ll illustrate this language as you compare the ethereal wedding dress worn by Anna Foster Haven in 1824 with the austere gown worn by the devout Mrs. Temple on her wedding day in 1772. We’ve set the stage for you to experience the intimate setting of an 1880s salon where Framingham women entertained their closest friends adhering to the international trends that dictated appropriate dress and décor. Experience the Roaring Twenties by reading an Art Deco inspired dress worn by a very independent local actress and theatre director.

    Location: Edgell Memorial Building – 3 Oak Street, Framingham, MA
    Parking: Please park on 3 Oak St. (street parking available) or in the Village Hall lot (2 Oak St.)
    Hours: 1:00-4:00 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, October 28, 2016 – April 29, 2017
    Admission: Free for FHC Members, $5 for Non-Members, $2 per FSU ID.

    Emily Foster dress (1830) – FHC Collection © 2016 Damianos Photography
    Edgell Memorial Library
    3 Oak St Framingham MA 01701
    Laura 508.626.9091 laura@framinghamhistory.org
  • | 1:00pm - 2:30pm | Local Events
    - Join Outdoors Rx on 1/21/17 from 1:00 PM-2:30 PM for a walk to Learned Pond.
    We'll start and end at the Framingham Public Library, 49 Lexington Street, MA
    01702. Come bundled up and ready to walk a 1.5 mile loop. If the weather's
    bad we'll stay at the library for crafts and stories.
    Framingham Main Library
    49 Lexington Street Framingham MA 01702
  • | 8:00pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, rock / pop
    - It was 1977 when Inky Fair, Tom Yates, and Doug Betschart started performing weekly at a spooky little mansion in Framingham called Timothy's Spirits Company- and five years later they were still "packing the house" to a dedicated following.

    With an unusual combination of bass pedals, drums, organs, and guitars they perform originals and an eclectic mix of covers ranging from David Bowie to Genesis, Pure Prairie League to Frank Zappa, Hendrix to Neil Young.
    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
    - On January 21, 2017 Dan Cloutier, Amazing Things own Folk Open Mic host, will be releasing his long awaited follow up album to “Blind Willie’s Lighthouse.” This new album is called “The Battle of Greenland,” and the songs are a reflection on the joys, and trials of the past five years. A January release is perfect for an album full of snow, ice, florescent lights, one wolf, and more! Dan will be back by his band, and the night will be full of cold surprises. (Think freezer Popsicles, cold handshakes, and more!)

    Opening the the night will be two regulars of our weekly Thursday night Folk Open Mike, and their names are Stephanie Wilkins and the Ancient Pearl Chickering. They are a fantastic duo that is not to be missed.

    Tickets are available in advance or at the door. $18 with discounts for students & seniors.
    Amazing Things Arts Center
    160 Hollis St. Framingham MA 01702
    Ellen Sturgis 508.405.2787 ellen.sturgis@amazingthings.org
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    - Keefe at Night will travel to Boston for the Blockbuster and Tony winning "Something Rotten" - A Big, Brash, Mega -Musical Hit - for those who LOVE Shakespeare, and especially fun for those who may not, this play is loaded with crowd pleasing show-stoppers and infectious love of the form. It is playfully skewered!! Enjoy our coach motor bus to and from Boston, (and 'leave the driving and parking to us!'

    Sign up now at click for details
     
           
    Keefe at Night 508.935.0202 info@ktconed.org
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    Danforth Museum
    123 Union Avenue Framingham MA 01702
    Danforth Art 508.620.0050 info@danforthart.org
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On January 21, 2017 we will unite in Washington, DC for the Women’s March on Washington. We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families -- recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.

    The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us--women, immigrants of all statuses, those with diverse religious faiths particularly Muslim, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native and Indigenous people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, the economically impoverished and survivors of sexual assault. We are confronted with the question of how to move forward in the face of national and international concern and fear.

    In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world that women's rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.

    We support the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and intersecting identities. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all. HEAR OUR VOICE.
     
           

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

  • | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Sports and Recreation, adult, snow, animals, wildlife, winter, outdoors, walk, nature, snowshoe, tracks
    - Come with us on a guided snowshoeing tour. Explore animal tracks and paths and have a fun adventure on a winters day. A great way to see the nature of Broadmoor!
    Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available. Snowshoes not included. We can provide information on options for local rentals if needed.

    1/22 and 2/12: 1-3pm
    Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
    280 Eliot St. Natick MA 01760
    Broadmoor Education Coordinator 508.655.2296 broadmoorprograms@massaudubon.org
  • Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School
    390 Lincoln Road Sudbury MA 01776
  • | 11:00am - 3:00pm | Daily Specials, Dining, Brunch
    - Join us weekly for Tailgate Brunch at SKYBOKX 109. Try our Loaded Bloody Hail Mary. Menu Online.
    SKYBOKX 109 Sports Bar & Grill
    319 Speen Street Natick MA 01760
    508.903.1600 social@skybokx109.com
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Monday, January 23rd, 2017

  • | 5:00pm - 11:00pm | Daily Specials, Dining, Burgers
    - Join us weekly for Burger Mania. Enjoy burgers for only $5.99 which leaves extra for apps or desserts!
    SKYBOKX 109 Sports Bar & Grill
    319 Speen Street Natick MA 01760
    508.903.1600 social@skybokx109.com
  • | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, photography, camera club, exhibit
    - Gateway Camera club will present a photography exhibit at the Morse Institute Library in Natick from January 5th through March 31st. Located in the library’s Lebowitz Meeting Hall, the show will feature the prints of more than 20 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, portraiture, landscapes, architecture, creative conceptual art and more.
    Morse Institute Library
    14 E Central Street Natick MA 01760
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    Danforth Museum
    123 Union Avenue Framingham MA 01702
    Danforth Art 508.620.0050 info@danforthart.org

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

  • - The MetroWest Nonprofit Network (MWNN) will kick off its 25th Anniversary Year with a January 24, 2017, workshop entitled: Strategic Planning: Tales from the Trenches. The workshop will be held at The Verve, Crown Plaza, 360 Worcester Road in Natick, MA. Registration and networking will be from 8:30-9:00 AM. The Panel Presentation and Q&A will take place from 9:00 -11:00 AM. The workshop fee is $40 for each participant. Please register in advance at click for details .Walk-ins will be accommodated only if the workshop is not full.

    If your organization is launching a strategic planning process in 2017, don't miss this opportunity to learn the critical elements for success you should consider in your strategic plan.
    Join the MWNN as a panel of experts; an executive director, a board member and a funder share lessons and strategies learned from their own experiences as nonprofit leaders and strategic thinkers. Among the topics covered will be:
    • What is the role of the executive director?
    • What is the role of the board member?
    • What are funders really looking for in your organizations strategic plan?
    • What happens after the consultant leaves?
    • How do you keep your plan alive and off the shelf?

    Panelists include Susan Nicholl, Executive Director of the MetroWest Visitors Bureau; Steve Levinsky, Stragegic Advisor, Board Chair, Community Activist, and Artist; and Martin Cohen, President and CEO of the MetroWest Health Foundation. The moderator will be Ann Budner, Carlisle and Company, A Budner Strategy Consulting.

    MWNN will also host a free Toolbox Tuesday entitled “Off the Shelf: Bringing Your Plan to the Table.” on January 31, 2017, as a follow-up to the Strategic Planning Workshop. This session will be held at the MetroWest Health Foundation. 161 Worcester Road, Suite 202, in Framingham. Networking will be from 8:30-8:45 AM followed by the discussion.

    Bring your strategic plan to the toolbox and walk away with some specific ways to make sure it stays off the shelf. Come learn some tools and tips from an expert while sharing and networking with others in the field.

    This session will be led by Ann Budner. Ann has headed up the Non-Profit Practice at Carlisle & Company, a management consulting firm in Concord, since 1999. Ann’s specialties include strategic planning, board development, and outcomes measurement.

    Toolboxes are limited to 15 participants. Workshop attendance is not required. Save your seat today! Register at click for details
    The Verve / Crowne Plaza Natick
           
    MetroWest Nonprofit Network 508.377.3998
  • | 10:00am - 1:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, adult, creative, senior, watercolors, painting, art, nature, explore, class
    - Join award winning art instructor Sarah Alexander and let nature inspire you! We will use watercolors and some multi-media options to bring nature into art. Bring your own painting wish list! Learn new techniques in color, texture and more. As warmer weather approaches we will begin to explore the outdoor world at Broadmoor as weather allows.

    This is an ongoing series. Students may join at any time during the year.
    Small class size for personal attention.

    Sarah Alexander is an award winning artist and core member of the Fountain Street Fine Art Gallery in Framingham. 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
  • | 7:30pm - 9:30pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, camera club, photography
    - Betty Wiley will be visiting us from Cape Cod where she will be demonstrating Google’s NIK plug-in suite including an overview of their software and how to navigate their interface. Topics to be covered include pseudo-HDR images, problematic background tips & techniques, portrait editing, enhancing landscape images and creating atmosphere with your images.
    St. Andrews Church
    3 Maple Street Framingham MA 01701
  • | 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
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  • - Our talented culinarians are spicing it up a bit and creating new taco combinations weekly at the Violet Thorn. Stop in to see what the menu will be and pair it with a fabulous margarita made just for you by our mixologists.
    Violet Thorn located in The VERVE-Crowne Plaza Natick
    1360 Worcester Street Natick MA 01760
    Violet Thorn 508.416.1352

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

  • | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, exhibit, museum
    - Set against a backdrop of Framingham images and artifacts, this exhibit features fashions that will both please the eye and illuminate the lives of some very special Framingham women. We’ve chosen pieces that reflect the social mores, economic status and the personalities behind the ever-present decision we all face daily - what to wear?

    Did you know that you can read clothing like any other historical document? It’s simply a matter of understanding the language. We’ll illustrate this language as you compare the ethereal wedding dress worn by Anna Foster Haven in 1824 with the austere gown worn by the devout Mrs. Temple on her wedding day in 1772. We’ve set the stage for you to experience the intimate setting of an 1880s salon where Framingham women entertained their closest friends adhering to the international trends that dictated appropriate dress and décor. Experience the Roaring Twenties by reading an Art Deco inspired dress worn by a very independent local actress and theatre director.

    Location: Edgell Memorial Building – 3 Oak Street, Framingham, MA
    Parking: Please park on 3 Oak St. (street parking available) or in the Village Hall lot (2 Oak St.)
    Hours: 1:00-4:00 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, October 28, 2016 – April 29, 2017
    Admission: Free for FHC Members, $5 for Non-Members, $2 per FSU ID.

    Emily Foster dress (1830) – FHC Collection © 2016 Damianos Photography
    Edgell Memorial Library
    3 Oak St Framingham MA 01701
    Laura 508.626.9091 laura@framinghamhistory.org
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    Danforth Museum
    123 Union Avenue Framingham MA 01702
    Danforth Art 508.620.0050 info@danforthart.org

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

  • | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, exhibit, museum
    - Set against a backdrop of Framingham images and artifacts, this exhibit features fashions that will both please the eye and illuminate the lives of some very special Framingham women. We’ve chosen pieces that reflect the social mores, economic status and the personalities behind the ever-present decision we all face daily - what to wear?

    Did you know that you can read clothing like any other historical document? It’s simply a matter of understanding the language. We’ll illustrate this language as you compare the ethereal wedding dress worn by Anna Foster Haven in 1824 with the austere gown worn by the devout Mrs. Temple on her wedding day in 1772. We’ve set the stage for you to experience the intimate setting of an 1880s salon where Framingham women entertained their closest friends adhering to the international trends that dictated appropriate dress and décor. Experience the Roaring Twenties by reading an Art Deco inspired dress worn by a very independent local actress and theatre director.

    Location: Edgell Memorial Building – 3 Oak Street, Framingham, MA
    Parking: Please park on 3 Oak St. (street parking available) or in the Village Hall lot (2 Oak St.)
    Hours: 1:00-4:00 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, October 28, 2016 – April 29, 2017
    Admission: Free for FHC Members, $5 for Non-Members, $2 per FSU ID.

    Emily Foster dress (1830) – FHC Collection © 2016 Damianos Photography
    Edgell Memorial Library
    3 Oak St Framingham MA 01701
    Laura 508.626.9091 laura@framinghamhistory.org
  • | 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
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Friday, January 27th, 2017

  • | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, exhibit, museum
    - Set against a backdrop of Framingham images and artifacts, this exhibit features fashions that will both please the eye and illuminate the lives of some very special Framingham women. We’ve chosen pieces that reflect the social mores, economic status and the personalities behind the ever-present decision we all face daily - what to wear?

    Did you know that you can read clothing like any other historical document? It’s simply a matter of understanding the language. We’ll illustrate this language as you compare the ethereal wedding dress worn by Anna Foster Haven in 1824 with the austere gown worn by the devout Mrs. Temple on her wedding day in 1772. We’ve set the stage for you to experience the intimate setting of an 1880s salon where Framingham women entertained their closest friends adhering to the international trends that dictated appropriate dress and décor. Experience the Roaring Twenties by reading an Art Deco inspired dress worn by a very independent local actress and theatre director.

    Location: Edgell Memorial Building – 3 Oak Street, Framingham, MA
    Parking: Please park on 3 Oak St. (street parking available) or in the Village Hall lot (2 Oak St.)
    Hours: 1:00-4:00 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, October 28, 2016 – April 29, 2017
    Admission: Free for FHC Members, $5 for Non-Members, $2 per FSU ID.

    Emily Foster dress (1830) – FHC Collection © 2016 Damianos Photography
    Edgell Memorial Library
    3 Oak St Framingham MA 01701
    Laura 508.626.9091 laura@framinghamhistory.org
  • | 8:00pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, rock / pop
    - The Pousette-Dart Band, led by Jon Pousette-Dart carved a place in the landscape of American music in the 1970’s. They were a mainstay of album radio, a favorite on the college circuit, and became one of the busiest touring groups in the US working with such acts as The Byrds, Bonnie Raitt, Little Feat, The Eagles, James Taylor, The J. Geils Band, Eddie Money, Manfred Mann, Jonathan Edwards, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Emmylou Harris, Gary Wright, Robert Palmer, Randy Newman, Journey, Billy Joel, NRBQ, and many more including the now famous Frampton Comes Alive tour, and the progressive Yes Fragile tour – playing arenas from Coast to Coast.
    The Center for Arts in Natick
    14 Summer Street Natick MA 01760
    Kerry Fraser 508.647.0097 kfraser@natickarts.org
  • | 8:00pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, blues, live music
    - Roomful of Blues, according to DownBeat magazine, “are in a class by themselves.” The band has been led since 1998 by Chris Vachon, who, according to Guitar Player, “burns with explosive solos and a delightfully greasy sense of rhythm.” Roomful of Blues has always maintained its signature sound through great musicianship and a stellar horn section—featuring tenor and alto saxophonist(and clarinetist on 45 Live’s Jambalaya) Rich Lataille, who first joined the band in 1970. Lataille’s masterful playing can evoke either the fat-toned, honking sax of the glory days of early rock or the cool elegance of big band swing jazz.

    While Roomful of Blues has always been one of the tightest, most joyful blues ensembles in the world, they have never sounded fresher or stronger than with the current line-up. Along with Vachon and Lataille, the band includes vocalist Phil Pemberton, long-time tenor and baritone saxophonist Mark Earley, trumpeter Doug Woolverton, bassist John Turner, drummer Chris Rivelli and keyboardist Rusty Scott.
    Tickets $35 in advance. $40 day of.
    Amazing Things Arts Center
    160 Hollis St. Framingham MA 01702
    Ellen Sturgis 508.405.2787 ellen.sturgis@amazingthings.org
  • | 8:00pm - 11:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Live Bands
    - Live, Local Bands Weekly at SKYBOKX 109 Sports Bar & Grill. Check schedule online.
    SKYBOKX 109 Sports Bar & Grill
    319 Speen Street Natick MA 01760
    508.903.1600 social@skybokx109.com
  • | 8:00pm - 11:00pm | Daily Specials, live music, cocktails,
    - Join us for live music and fantastic craft cocktails at the VIOLET THORN, located in The VERVE-Crowne Plaza Natick.
    Violet Thorn located in The VERVE-Crowne Plaza Natick
    1360 Worcester Street Natick MA 01760
    Violet Thorn 508.416.1352
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  • - As part of our expanding program to the community the Natick Center Cultural District announces, Multi-Cultural Day, a new event that will take place on August 26th from 12:00 – 3:00 pm on Natick Common. This event will celebrate the various food, music and cultures to be found in our community. If you are a part of a group or organization that would like to be represented please contact: Athena Pandolf, Executive Director, NCCD at info.natickcenter@gmail.com or call the office at 508-650-8848.

     
           
    Natick Center Cultural District 508.650.8848 info@natickcenter.org

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | 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.
    Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
    280 Eliot St. Natick MA 01760
    Broadmoor Education Coordinator 508.655.2296 broadmoorprograms@massaudubon.org
  • | 11:00am - 12:00pm | Kids, juggler
    - Jenny the Juggler is honored to be Boston’s Best (“and ONLY!”) Female Professional Juggler since 1997, transforming events into fabulous experiences with unforgettable memories for Kids “AND People!”

    One of the top professional jugglers in New England, Jenny the Juggler is sure to bring lots of smiles and laughs with her fabulous variety show. Featuring her spectacular face painting, impressive balloon creations, and of course, the awe-inspiring juggling, this witty show is ideal for audiences of all ages.
    The Center for Arts in Natick
    14 Summer Street Natick MA 01760
    Kerry Fraser 508.647.0097 kfraser@natickarts.org
  • | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, exhibit, museum
    - Set against a backdrop of Framingham images and artifacts, this exhibit features fashions that will both please the eye and illuminate the lives of some very special Framingham women. We’ve chosen pieces that reflect the social mores, economic status and the personalities behind the ever-present decision we all face daily - what to wear?

    Did you know that you can read clothing like any other historical document? It’s simply a matter of understanding the language. We’ll illustrate this language as you compare the ethereal wedding dress worn by Anna Foster Haven in 1824 with the austere gown worn by the devout Mrs. Temple on her wedding day in 1772. We’ve set the stage for you to experience the intimate setting of an 1880s salon where Framingham women entertained their closest friends adhering to the international trends that dictated appropriate dress and décor. Experience the Roaring Twenties by reading an Art Deco inspired dress worn by a very independent local actress and theatre director.

    Location: Edgell Memorial Building – 3 Oak Street, Framingham, MA
    Parking: Please park on 3 Oak St. (street parking available) or in the Village Hall lot (2 Oak St.)
    Hours: 1:00-4:00 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, October 28, 2016 – April 29, 2017
    Admission: Free for FHC Members, $5 for Non-Members, $2 per FSU ID.

    Emily Foster dress (1830) – FHC Collection © 2016 Damianos Photography
    Edgell Memorial Library
    3 Oak St Framingham MA 01701
    Laura 508.626.9091 laura@framinghamhistory.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, tracks, snow, animals, wildlife, winter, outdoors, walk, nature
    - 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
  • | 8:00pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, jazz, live music
    - “Complex rhythms, deep soulful moments, rock and passion and sensitivity” is how Bebop Spoken Here describes The John Funkhouser Quartet. With influences as wide ranging as Woody Guthrie, Thelonious Monk, Frank Zappa, Frederic Chopin, Ravi Shankar, and Abdullah Ibrahim, the Quartet is a band of Musicians without Borders. Funkhouser’s latest compositions flow from a new influence – his 2016 tour of South Africa. Each of Funkhouser’s expansive compositions inhabits a unique universe, while the band seamlessly integrates composed music with improvisation into what Bop-n-Jazz.com describes as “a whirling dervish of sound and light”.

    “The John Funkhouser Quartet is often wildly inventive and great fun to watch and listen to–they can also play with grace and sweetness” (Middletown Eye).

    Tickets $18 (discounts for seniors, students)
    Amazing Things Arts Center
    160 Hollis St. Framingham MA 01702
    Ellen Sturgis 508.405.2787 ellen.sturgis@amazingthings.org
  • | Sports and Recreation
     
           
  • | Local Events
     
           
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    Danforth Museum
    123 Union Avenue Framingham MA 01702
    Danforth Art 508.620.0050 info@danforthart.org

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

  • | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Sports and Recreation, adult, snow, animals, wildlife, winter, outdoors, walk, nature, snowshoe, tracks
    - Come with us on a guided snowshoeing tour. Explore animal tracks and paths and have a fun adventure on a winters day. A great way to see the nature of Broadmoor!
    Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available. Snowshoes not included. We can provide information on options for local rentals if needed.

    1/22 and 2/12: 1-3pm
    Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
    280 Eliot St. Natick MA 01760
    Broadmoor Education Coordinator 508.655.2296 broadmoorprograms@massaudubon.org
  • | 11:00am - 3:00pm | Daily Specials, Dining, Brunch
    - Join us weekly for Tailgate Brunch at SKYBOKX 109. Try our Loaded Bloody Hail Mary. Menu Online.
    SKYBOKX 109 Sports Bar & Grill
    319 Speen Street Natick MA 01760
    508.903.1600 social@skybokx109.com

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