April 25, 2018, 9:00 AM
The theme of this year’s contest is “city” recognizing that Framingham is the Commonwealth’s newest city All submissions draw inspiration from or respond to this theme in some way. The submissions must be new and original and not copies or reinterpretations of works by others nor have been submitted or exhibited previously. The students must be age 11-18 as of January 1, 2018.
April 25, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Why do many of us know so little about WWI? Perhaps because America entered the war during its last year? Or is it because few understood shell shock and how to process the horrors of the trenches? While WWII is known for the “greatest generation,” WWI produced the “lost generation.” But WWI is not lost to Framingham.
As the centenary of Armistice approaches in November this exhibit features seven local men and women whose stories speak to the larger forces at play in the first war that engulfed the world. Innovations around flight and technology, the impact of the influenza pandemic, pacifism and suffrage are just some of the threads tying Framingham to WWI.
For more info: https://www.framinghamhistory.org/an-american-town-in-world-war-i
April 25, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Performing Arts Center of Metrowest
“Voices Only” will introduce children to a cappella singing, incorporating rounds, improvisation, folk songs, and pop songs. Material will be chosen based on the capabilities of the group, to enable all to participate and enjoy. With an emphasis on experiential music-making over music theory, teaching may use a combination of oral tradition (learning by ear), lyric sheets, and sheet music. The last class will feature a “showcase” for invited friends/family, to demonstrate what we learned to do together.
April 25, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Perini Auditorium, Metrowest Medical Center
Mayor Yvonne Spicer invites you to a community conversation on the opioid crisis on Wednesday, April 25, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Perini Auditorium at the Metro West Medical Center located at 115 Lincoln Street in Framingham.
The community conversation will be hosted by Sam Wong, Director of Public Health, and Framingham; Police Chief Ken Ferguson; and Sarah Abbott, program director of the jail diversion program operated jointly by Advocates and the Framingham Police Department. The hosts will provide a brief overview of our city’s efforts and the available resources to fight the opioid crisis. We invite you to share your thoughts, concerns, and ideas about the way ahead. Community organizations that offer relevant services are welcome to bring materials for our information table.