Blumer Community Room
Join the City of Framingham Conservation Department and the Framingham Public Lands store as they host a National Public Lands Day event! The fourth Saturday in September is National Public Lands Day, the largest single-day volunteer event dedicated to public lands! Join us in celebrating the day by volunteering to improve the Cochituate Brook Reservation here in Framingham. We will be making trail improvements, removing invasive plants, and picking up trash. In addition to volunteering there will be food trucks, games and giveaways. The first 50 registered volunteers will also receive a free t-shirt!
Celebrate The Hobbit’s 86th anniversary (Sept. 21) and Bilbo and Frodo’s birthdays (Sept. 22) with lawn games, LOTR-themed crafts and snacks, and general merriment. Middle-earth attire is encouraged but not required!
Seeds of Hope is a Suicide Prevention Month Awareness event. The community is invited to plant flower bulbs in memory of those lost to suicide and to bring attention to the agencies and programs offering resources and that allow the possibility of hope and healing.
For ages 55+ -- RUMBA! SAMBA! TANGO! MAMBO! -- The influence of Latin American music on American popular music comes mainly from South American and Cuban dance music. Starting with “The Peanut Vendor” in 1928, John Clark highlights music by talented artists including: Xavier Cugat (Brazil), Ritchie Valens (Tampico), Jimmy Dorsey (Besame Mucho), mambo king Perez Prado, Herb Albert, and many others. Enjoy the stories and sounds as John takes us through hits of the 40s, 50s, and 60s in this energetic and upbeat program.
Call the Callahan Ctr. to register by 9/26: 508-532-5980 ext. 0
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Framingham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and in part by the Friends of Callahan.
Join us for an event that explores how classical music intertwines with America through the lens of pianist Miki Sawada. Miki traveled through Louisiana with a U-Haul and an upright piano, performing spontaneously anywhere people would listen.
Screen the short film about this adventure, which premiered at Independent Film Festival Boston. Following the screening, Miki performs solo piano works by Florence Price, George Walker, and Franz Schubert.
View floral interpretations of favorite books from 90 years ago by members of the Framingham Garden Club as we celebrate our 90th anniversary.
Reception Wednesday, September 27th, 7PM. View floral displays through September 30.
For ages 55+ -- THE KENNEDY SAGA, Part 1: Famine to Fame -- The Kennedys are the most legendary family in American history. In this three-part presentation we will delve into the triumphs and tragedies of the Kennedy clan, from their arrival in 19th century America to the present day. In Part 1, Famine to Fame, Rick Tulipano will discuss how the Kennedys escaped the potato famine in Ireland by emigrating to the U.S. in the 1850s. They encountered fierce anti-Irish prejudice in Boston but one of their ancestors, Joseph Patrick Kennedy, overcame all obstacles to create a wealthy family imbued with a powerful sense of destiny. However, one of Joseph’s daughters was excluded from the family. We’ll look at this “original sin” of the Kennedys. We’ll also see how the family’s most promising son, Joe Kennedy Jr., lost his life in a senseless military mission in Europe.