April 23, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Callahan Center
BASEBALL, BALL PARKS AND THE CHANGING SHAPE OF AMERICA’S CITIES
FOR AGES 55+
Baseball has always been associated with summer, sunshine, and America. Though there are many constants that run through the long history of the game, baseball has also reflected changes in American society. The parks and stadiums in which the game has been played have changed dramatically over the past 120 years, mirroring, in many ways, the changing shape of our cities. This lecture will explore the relationship between society, stadiums, and baseball.
Paolo Di Gregorio is a visiting lecturer in the History Department at Bridgewater State University and an instructor in the Anthropology Department at Wheaton College.
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 Rosanne Bergman Trust.
April 26, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Framingham Public Library
The Seed Lending Library Presents:
Friday April 26, 2-3pm
Main Library, Costin Room
Join Jenna Porter of River’s Edge and learn how to plan, prepare, plant and maintain beautiful containers of vegetables, herbs and flowers. Learn about soil, watering, fertilizing and of course plant selection. Jenna will recommend the best picks for containers and talk about her favorite veggies, herbs, and flowers and how best to utilize them.
April 27, 2019, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Framingham State University
Challenge your perceptions, Explore the world around you, and Discover something amazing!
This year’s festival will feature more science-based, curiosity-fueled fun than ever before, including more than 50 interactive exhibits, and lots of free shows in the FSU Planetarium.
Be sure to join us for the keynote presentation, a fascinating topic just in time for the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing:
MOON RACE: THE U.S.-SOVIET COMPETITION TO PUT A HUMAN ON THE MOON
Dr. Jonathan McDowell from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.
Need More? The Framingham Earth Day Festival [link to bridge flyer] will be going on at the Framingham Centre Common, just steps away. Plenty of parking available at Framingham State. Park there and cross the Rt. 9 footbridge for a full day of fun.
Free admission and plenty of food options available at both festivals.
Visit christa.org/science-festival/ for more information.
April 27, 2019, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Framingham Centre Common
Come to the 9th Annual Framingham Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 27th from 11am to 3pm at the Framingham Centre Common. Explore over 100 environmentally friendly vendors with friends and family. Enjoy live local music, diverse lunch options, kids activities and free fitness classes. We hope you can join us for this beautiful event.
If you want to volunteer the day of the event send us an email: FraminghamEarthDay@gmail.com
For full info see: http://www.framinghamearthday.org/
Your Impact Matters!
1. Bike, walk, or carpool to the Festival.
2. Bring your own water bottle to fill up at our free water stations.
3. Bring your own reusable shopping bag to carry any treasures you find.
April 27, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ McCarthy Center Forum, Framingham State University
In 1957, the first Sputnik propelled the USSR to leadership in space. Shocked, America mobilized to demonstrate its technology surpassed Russia's - a furious, decade-long race ensued. But, it wasn't obvious until the finish line that Neil Armstrong, and not Alexei Leonov, would be first to walk on another world. Join Dr. McDowell in an exciting review of the events that marked a pivotal moment in history.
Science on State Street is organized and coordinated by the McAuliffe Center and the MetroWest STEM Education Network.
April 28, 2019, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Springdale Barrel Room
Downtown Framingham, Inc. (DFI) invites you to join us for the spectacular 3rd Annual Taste of Downtown Framingham to experience many eclectic samplers under one roof! The event will be held on Sunday, April 28th from 12pm to 3pm @ Springdale Barrel Room (102 Clinton St. Framingham).
Full details for the event can be found here: https://downtownframinghaminc.org/taste
April 30, 2019, All Day @ Blumer Room, Memorial Building
City Council Meeting.
April 30, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Callahan Center
For ages 55+
It is May 2, 1775 and Rachel Revere has only heard from her beloved husband Paul once since his legendary midnight ride on April 18th. Still isolated from one another due to the Siege of Boston, Rachel desperately tries to create a plan which shall safely take her children from the reach of the British Regular Army in Boston.
In this program, you will help Rachel, as she carefully considers the dangers and demands of each plan. Find out if Rachel is successful in her perilous mission to unite her family, amidst the wake of an American Revolution. Rendezvous with Rachel Revere is presented by: Judith Kalaora, History at Play
Call the Callahan Center to register: 508-532-5980
This program 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 Rosanne Bergman Trust.