April 17, 2021, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
On Saturday, April 17th members of the Framingham Earth Day Festival & Keep Framingham Beautiful invite everyone to the “Great Framingham Cleanup”. This distributed event will replace this year's Framingham Earth Day Festival as something that we can all safely do during times of social distancing.
SIGN UP & DETAILS: www.KeepFraminghamBeautiful.org
Our Goal: 100+ folks picking up litter on April 17th and posting pictures of their progress to the “Keep Framingham Beautiful” Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/keepframinghambeautiful
This event is also co-sponsored by the Framingham Centre Nursery School, FramBARK & Framingham Public Works.
April 19, 2021, 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM @ Virtual via Zoom
Join Framingham Public Library for a free 45-minute tone and stretch class that includes a variety of functional fitness exercises to tone core and upper and lower body muscles followed by stretches. This is a low impact class designed to be adaptable to participants’ different levels. Register at bit.ly/FPL-Exercise-Classes.
April 20, 2021, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Visit the Danforth Art Museum during April Vacation Week!
Why is dirt important for sculptures? How can biology inspire a painting? Learn about how art and science connect as you explore the Danforth Art Museum permanent and temporary exhibitions!
All visitors are encouraged to celebrate Earth Day and vacation week with a special family packet. These packets will guide and expand in-gallery learning opportunities with exhibition highlights, family friendly questions, gallery activities, and recommendations for more to do at home! Packets will be available at the Museum upon arrival, or you can download this PDF (coming soon!), print out at home, and bring the packet with you!
Family guides are free with admission (all children under 13 are free!). Due to safety protocols, timed ticket purchases are required to enable physical distancing.
April 20, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Callahan Ctr. virtually via Zoom
For ages 55+--AARP Fact Tracker: Sorting Fact from Fiction Online--Do you believe everything you see online? There are plenty of sensationalized headlines, misleading stories and even complete falsehoods circulating on the Internet, making it hard for even the most discerning reader to sort fact from fiction. This program will equip you with valuable tools and resources to help you stay safe online. Presented by AARP volunteer Ruth Levitsky.
Call the Callahan Ctr. by 4/15 to register: 508-532-5980, ext. 0
April 21, 2021, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
April 21, 2021, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Callahan Center virtually via Zoom
For ages 55+--ArtMatters: Pablo Picasso--Whether you swear by him or at him, Picasso was undeniably the most successful and influential artist of the 20th century. He was certainly the most influential artist since Leonardo Da Vinci. He was able to change his style, so quickly, so completely, that he seemed like many different artists. You can’t like it all, he made over 50,000 works of art. But there will be one era, one style, even a single painting, that will make you say; “I didn’t know Picasso did that. I love that.” Join us as we explore the many styles, expressions, loves and lives of the man at the heart of modern art. ArtMatters is an art awareness program offering live presentations designed to bring art and the museum experience to communities.
Call the Callahan Ctr. by 4/16 to register: 508-532-5980 ext. 0
April 21, 2021, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM @ Virtual via Zoom
Join Framingham Public Library for a free 45-minute stretch and relax class to maintain body flexibility, improve balance and reduce stress. Classes held every Wednesday at 2pm. Register at bit.ly/FPL-Exercise-Classes.
April 21, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join the Framingham Public Library and Deb Markowitz, the Director of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Nature Conservancy for a talk about Climate Change, Resilience and the Healing Power of Nature. Deb will share the many ways that nature can help us address the climate crisis, and can contribute to healthy and safe communities. She will tell us about some of the ways that TNC has been leading in this effort and how you can get involved. To register and receive an invitation to the Zoom session, please go to http://bit.ly/FPL-Events by 9am on April 21.
April 22, 2021, 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM @ Virtual via Zoom
Make an appointment for a remote, one-on-one resume help and job search strategies session with local career coach, Ed Lawrence.?? Appointments are 90-minutes long and available on Thursdays from 9am-1:30pm online via Zoom.??
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your appointment. If you need access to a computer, please email the Framingham Public Library at email@example.com or call 508-532-5570.
April 22, 2021, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
April 22, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Virtual via Zoom
Let’s get started planning your garden with the ingredients you love eating by creating a meal plan and kitchen garden planner with your favorite recipes. We will discuss and visualize your garden setup, planning, Framingham growing seasons, plant size, and tending & harvesting your garden.
Register at bit.ly/FPL-Events before 5pm on April 22.
April 23, 2021, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
April 24, 2021, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Recycling Drop-Off Center
April 24, 2021, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
April 25, 2021, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
April 25, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Facebook Live
Join us on Sunday, April 25 at 3pm on Facebook Live at facebook.com/framinghamlibrary. Or watch us on YouTube Live at youtube.com/framinghampubliclibrary. No registration required.
Pianist Matthew Graybil and violinist Rhiannon Banerdt will perform works by Brahms, Gershwin, and Mozart.
April 26, 2021, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Callahan Center virtually via Zoom
For ages 55+--Shifting Gears: A Driving Refresher--Over the past year, many of us have done far less driving than ever before. This refresher program will review the rules of the road, defensive driving, and safe driving as we head out on the roads with more frequency. Join Michele Ellicks, Community Outreach Coordinator for the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV), as she leads this refresher program to remain safe behind the wheel.
Call the Callahan Ctr. by 4/22 to register: 508-532-5980, Ext. 0
April 26, 2021, 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM @ Virtual via Zoom
April 26, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
April 27, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Callahan Center virtually via Zoom
For ages 55+--New Zealand: Penguins, Parrots & Pods--New Zealand is home to many rare birds and marine mammals. Watch and listen as the yellow-eyed penguin returns from the ocean to feed its chick and the Antipodes Island parrot demonstrates “looks, personality and talent.” Not to be outdone, rare New Zealand sea lions make quite an impression as they interact on isolated South Island beaches, pods of rare Hector’s dolphins frolic near coastal shores and dusky dolphins play with kayakers as they travel deep into the fiords of southern New Zealand.
Presenter Joy Marzolf takes us on a beautiful virtual tour of this amazing country. Prior to founding her company, The Joys of Nature, she was a Naturalist and Educator at Mass Audubon’s Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary.
Call the Callahan Ctr. by 4/23 to register: 508-532-5980
April 28, 2021, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM @ Virtual via Zoom
April 29, 2021, 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM @ Virtual via Zoom
April 29, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Callahan Center: Offered via Zoom
FOR AGES 55+--THE RESTLESS GENIUS OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN--Born the tenth son of a humble family of puritan candle-makers, Franklin's rise to the front ranks of science, engineering, and invention was as unexpected as it was meteoric. In this program, University of Maryland historian Dr. Richard Bell examines many of Franklin's ideas to make life simpler, cheaper, and easier for himself and everyone else. It turns out that those ideas encompassed not only natural science and engineering, but also public works, civic improvements, political trail-blazing and new business ideas.
Call the Callahan Ctr. by 4/26 to register: 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.