October 1, 2020, 9:00 AM - December 14, 2020 @ Framingham Cultural Council 2021 Grant Applications are due December 14, 2020 at 11:59 PM
The Framingham Cultural Council awards grants to private and public/municipal organizations, and individuals for cultural projects that benefit Framingham residents
November 16, 2020 - December 4, 2020, 12:00 AM @ Virtual
This holiday season be sure to shop online for your outdoor greens products at framinghamgardenclub.org -- starting Nov. 16. The sale is Framingham Garden Club’s 1st online sale and features unique, handcrafted wreaths, baskets and swags. Order now before Dec. 4. Proceeds go to FGC’s scholarship program for Framingham High School students.
December 3, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Virtual via Zoom
Join the Framingham Public Library and guest speaker Dr. Christina Maranci, Professor and Department Chair of Art and Architecture at Tufts University, for our Lifelong Learning Lecture, "Living on the Edge – Art and Culture of Ancient Armenia."??
Why is it that some artistic periods and artists appear in art history textbooks, and others do not? Is it about beauty, historical importance, or some inherent worth of one region/group over another? We will ponder these questions while exploring Armenian art, a tradition that is virtually absent from art history textbooks.??
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December 4, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Brown Bag Learning Series: The Father, Son, and Holy Shuttle: Growing Up an Astronaut’s Kid in the Glorious 80s. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by 9am on December 4, to receive an invitation to the Zoom session. Join Patrick Mullane, Framingham resident and author of The Father, Son, and Holy Shuttle: Growing Up an Astronaut’s Kid in the Glorious 80s, as he discusses what it was like to experience the early days of America’s space shuttle program from a perspective few have experienced. You’ll hear about his time growing up on military bases around the world until the moment when his father was selected in the first group of space shuttle astronauts in 1978. About Patrick Mullane: Patrick Mullane grew up a military brat and the son of an astronaut. His book, The Father, Son, and Holy Shuttle: Growing Up an Astronaut’s Kid in the Glorious 80s. When not writing books, Patrick runs an online education organization and authors articles for Fortune, Entrepreneur, and CNBC.
December 4, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Virtual via Zoom
Join the Framingham Public Library and guest speaker Jeff Belanger, author and folklore and legends researcher, for Creepy Christmas on Friday December 4 at 7:00pm online via Zoom.??
Based on Jeff Belanger’s New England Legends “Creepy Christmas” special that aired on PBS! From the origins of the holiday to the monsters like Krampus, the Belsnickel, and Gryla, to the ghosts that lurk in the red and green shadows, Jeff will take you on a multi-media journey of this haunting holiday! Please note that this program is NOT suitable for young children.??
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December 9, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Virtual via Facebook Live or YouTube Live
Join the Framingham Public Library and jazz group Trio-logy for a free jazz concert on Wednesday, December 9 at 7pm. Stream it on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/framinghamlibrary or watch on YouTube Live at www.youtube.com/framinghampubliclibrary —no registration or Facebook account required.
Jazz musician, bass player and music educator, Tal Shalom-Kobi performs with fellow Trio-logy members, pianist and vocalist Reed Cournoyer and drummer Renato Malavasi. Trio-logy features a repertoire ranging from jazz standards to world music and pop songs. With unique arrangements and dynamic dialogue, the trio presents a blend of familiar favorites with fresh interpretations, playing Swing, Samba, Tango, and Latin music.
December 14, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Meet the Black Composers, a Deep Dive Series with Castle of our Skins. Part III. Join the Framingham Public Library and Ashleigh Gordon for a deep dive into the Black composers who have influenced classical music. December 14, 7 PM- Singing for Freedom: the power of African American spirituals. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an invite and link to the Zoom session. Ashleigh is co-founder,Artistic/Executive Director and violist of Castle of our Skins, a Boston-based concert and educational series devoted to celebrating Black Artistry through music. Along with receiving a Master of Contemporary Music degree from the International Ensemble Modern Academy (IEMA), Ashleigh received degrees in viola performance from the New England Conservatory and Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music.
December 16, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Virtual via Zoom
Join the Framingham Public Library on December 16 at 7pm for a dramatic reading of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol performed by Dr. Helen Heineman, President Emerita of Framingham State University.
This reading has become an annual tradition. Don’t miss the opportunity to see Charles Dickens’ masterpiece come to life! Dickens prepared a special reading version of A Christmas Carol that he used during reading tours in England and America, ending in Boston. Dr. Heineman will perform a dramatized reading of this version, enhanced by a slideshow of over 250 illustrations.
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December 17, 2020, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Relax and Reinvigorate with Meditation. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an invitation and link to the Zoom session. Start your week off right with a half hour of guided meditation and other opportunities for care free relaxation techniques! Join us the third Thursday of each month as Leslie teaches us valuable techniques to relax and reinvigorate before the stresses of the week take hold. With Love and Gratitude is a nonprofit organization dedicated to service and education (www.withloveandgratitude.com). About Leslie Gabriele:Leslie founded With Love and Gratitude in 2001. Leslie is a clairaudient, clairsentient, clairempath"energetic catalyst” who is trained in multiple healing modalities. Leslie’s work is guided in the moment, done without attachment.
December 17, 2020, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Santa's Little Sports 2.0 is the socially distant version of our annual event. If you know a Framingham family with children between 0-10 years old, please register them for this event. Registered children will receive gifts in a drive-thru fashion. Although Santa will be on hand, he will not be available for meet 'n greets. We will ask that you remain in your car as Santa's Elves do all the work. Registration required. Framingham residents only.