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Arts & Culture

Exhibition: An American Town in WWI (thru April 30))

04.13.18 at 1:00 PM - Edgell Memorial Library
3 Oak St, Framingham, MA 01701
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Free FHC members, $5 nonmembers, $2 students

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. Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 1-4pm 

Arts & Culture

Christiane Baumgartner: Another Country (thru Dec. 16)

09.20.18 at 11:00 AM - Davis Museum at Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley 02481
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Marking the artist’s first major monographic museum exhibition in the United States, the Davis Museum at Wellesley College is pleased to present Christiane Baumgartner: Another Country, an in-depth introduction to and survey of the artist’s work at mid-career. Tickets are required. 

 Please note: Tickets are required for this special exhibition. General admission, $20; Wellesley College alumnae, $12. Senior discounts available. Free entry for all students with I.D., Wellesley College faculty and staff, Friends of Art members, Durant Society members, and children under 18. 

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Education & Learning

Sky Hopinka: Dislocation Blues (thru Dec. 16)

09.20.18 at 11:00 AM
The Davis Museum at Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley 02481
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Free

Sky Hopinka’s short film Dislocation Blues presents an alternative to mainstream media representations of Standing Rock during the 2016 Dakota Access Pipeline protests.

Arts & Culture

A Critical Eye: James Gillray and the Art of Satire (thru Dec. 16)

09.20.18 at 11:00 AM
The Davis Museum at Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley 02481
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Free

This exhibition draws from the Davis Museum’s collection of James Gillray prints, examining both the complexity of Gillray’s printmaking technique and the range and depth of his historical and cultural references.

Education & Learning

Sheila Pepe: Hot Mess Formalism (thru March 10)

10.19.18 at 10:00 AM
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln 01773
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This exhibition, the first mid-career survey of Sheila Pepe’s work, examines how the artist plays with feminist and craft traditions to counter patriarchal notions of art making. While Pepe incorporates personal and cultural narratives into her work, she also invites a broad range of viewers’ interpretations.

Arts & Culture

Larry Fink: Primal Empathy (thru March 10)

10.19.18 at 10:00 AM
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln 01773
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Drawn from deCordova’s permanent collection with loans from the artist, this exhibition focuses on empathy in Larry Fink’s work. Whether photographing members of elite urban society or rural farmers, empathy drives his curiosity about our shared humanity and shapes his decisions for lighting, framing, and positioning his subjects.

Arts & Culture

DeCordova's 25th Annual Holiday Artists' Market (thru Dec. 31)

11.16.18 at 10:00 AM
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln 01773
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An expansion of deCordova | Store, the Artists’ Market features a variety of gift options, including handmade ceramics, creative home goods, jewelry and accessories, holiday ornaments, winter fashion, and more. This year over 25 local and international artists and artisans will participate. The Artists’ Market is open daily through December 31, with extended shopping hours December 17–23.
 

Arts & Culture

Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature (thru Jan. 1)

11.21.18 at 10:00 AM - Concord Museum
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Concord's renowned literary tradition--now in its 23rd year--has a creation twist. Our museum's new Rasmussen Education Center will be filled with over 30 fanciful trees and wreaths decorated with original ornaments and inspired by acclaimed children's story books. The spacious new community Lyceum will literally be a forest of trees large and small.

Other

Night Lights (thru Dec. 31)

11.23.18 at 4:00 PM - Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
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$18

Night Lights is a walking experience throughout 15 acres of glowing gardens, where more than 200,000 lights have been thematically placed among the trees, shrubs, fountains, and statuary to create a magical winter wonderland celebrating plants and nature. Outdoor highlights include a stroll through a firefly forest, a fire pit with s'mores, a walk-though rainbow tunnel, and picturesque scenes. Indoors, decorations reign as visitors explore a story den, a model train depicting an alpine village, and subtropical conservatories packed with lush plants.

Farmer and the Fork cafe will provide seasonal dishes, warm drinks, adult beverages, and treats. The Garden Shop will offer unique finds for holiday shoppers. 

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Arts & Culture

Third Annual Davis Holiday Frame & Print Sale (thru Dec. 16)

12.01.18 at 11:00 AM - Davis Museum at Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley
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Free

 An annual Davis tradition! Stop by the Davis Museum lobby to find a cool frame for a photograph, or pick up a print or poster for holiday gift-giving. We will also have a sale on art books and exhibition catalogues which make perfect gifts. Prints from $5 and up; frames and catalogues from $10 and up. Come early for best selection while supplies last.

Arts & Culture

Arts Wayland Holiday Art Show (thru Dec. 29)

12.02.18
Wayland Public Library
5 Concord Road, Wayland 01778
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free

Original paintings, collages, photographs, mixed media works, and prints in a wide variety of styles and materials are priced modestly. Sales commissions benefit the Wayland Public Library. Join us for the reception on December 9, 2:30-4:30pm.

Education & Learning

Holiday Skies

12.14.18 at 5:30 PM
McCauliffe Center at Framingham State University
100 State Street, Framingham 01702
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Come celebrate the season of feasts, family, and goodwill with the Framingham State University Planetarium family! In this live, astronomical “variety show,” you’ll learn why the December solstice has inspired so many wonderful cultural traditions, with origins in all corners of the globe and throughout most of human history. The longest night of the year means plenty of time for stargazing, and we may even get a chance to travel to Earth’s North Pole (pending a quick check of the naughty and nice list)!

Community & Celebrations

Timothy's Toy Box Benefit Concert

12.14.18 at 6:30 PM
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
3 Maple Street, Framingham 01702
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$10.00

To celebrate the season of giving, Centre Music House presents the Timothy's Toy Box Benefit Concert! The event will be held at the St. Andrew's Episcopal Church on December 14th at 6:30pm to help raise money and awareness for Timothy's Toy Box. The Centre Music House Band, Alt-Hideaway, will headline the concert with opening act, Emmaline. Timothy's Toy Box is a Framingham-based non-profit organization with a mission of giving toys to children during the holiday season who wouldn't otherwise receive them. 

Nature

Owl Prowl Adventures under the Moon and Meteors for Adults

12.14.18 at 7:00 PM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot St., Natick 01760
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Adult $13 Members/ $16 Non-Members

Do all owls really hoot? Why can't we hear them fly? Join us as we learn about our local owls and walk through fields and forests under moon and starlight listening for our resident screech, barred and great horned owls. Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available. This program includes walking over uneven terrain in limited light. Please note, no flashlights are used in this program.

Nature

Stars and Meteors at the Holidays

12.14.18 at 9:00 PM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot St., Natick 01760
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Adult $13 Members/ $16 Non-Members

Join us under a dark sky for stars and one of most spectacular showers of the season. Just what is Orion’s belt and why can you only see it in the winter? What better than a dark winter night for great views of the night sky and meteors with snacks and hot drinks to keep you warm. A fun way to learn more about our night sky from an astronomer! Pre-registration required. 

Online registration available. Please dress for the weather as we will be spending time outside.

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Food & Drink

Co-op Brews, News, & FAQs

12.15.18 at 12:30 PM
Medusa Brewing
111 Main Street, Hudson
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FREE

Take a break from holiday shopping and join the Assabet Village Co-op at Medusa Brewing for Brews, News, and FAQs! Grab a delicious beer from Medusa's amazing lineup, then shmooze and ask questions about the Co-op, a locally sourced, community-owned grocery store coming to the area! The beer isn't free, but it's DELICIOUS. And we have our own room to hang out and talk Co-op! RSVP on our Facebook event page, and we'll see you on Dec. 15! Remember, we're opening a locally sourced, community-owned grocery store in Metro West. For more info, head to http://assabetvillage.coop/

Community & Celebrations

Light Up Ashland

12.15.18 at 4:00 PM
The Corner Spot
6 Cherry Street, Ashland 01721
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Check out the 30 holiday trees at the #bestspotintown the entire month of December! Ashland businesses and non-profit organizations will be decorating trees once again this year to help market their business! Be sure to stop by between December 1st-31st and vote for your favorite tree!

Nature

Owl Prowl Adventures under the Moon and Meteors for Families

12.15.18 at 4:30 PM - Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot St., Natick 01760
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Adult $13 Members/ $16 Non-Members, Child $7m/ $9n

Ever wondered if an owl really is as smart as they say? Why don't we hear them when they fly? Just how far can an owl see? Come with the whole family to learn about owl calls, behavior and habitat as we search and listen for our resident screech, barred and great horned owls. Instructions and Directions: Pre-registration required. Online registration available. This program for ages 6 and up includes walking over uneven terrain in limited light. Please note, no flashlights are used in this program.

Food & Drink

Brunch with Santa

12.16.18 at 10:00 AM
The Verve
1360 Worcester street, Natick 01760
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$39/21

Jolly, Old Saint Nick is coming to town!  And he’s sledding into The VERVE on Sunday, December 16th from 10 am-1 pm. Make memories this holiday season with Photos with Santa, Story-time with Santa, Arts and Crafts and new this year- Gifts for Every Child!
Adults $39 | Kids $21 | Under 3 Free 
Call for reservations: (508)-416-1352
 

Food & Drink

2018 Brunch with Santa

12.16.18 at 10:30 AM
Beechwood Hotel
363 Plantation Street, Worcester 01605
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Adult: $49.95; child 6-12 $19.95 (plus taxes)

Create magical holiday memories with the Beechwood’s award-winning Santa Brunch and watch your little ones become enchanted with all the fun of the season. Celebrate with a merry meet and greet with Santa while enjoying culinary delights from the region’s most popular and highly acclaimed brunch with special offerings for children. See "details" below for menu. All prices are subject to a 12% service charge, 10% taxable administrative fee and 7% Massachusetts tax.

Breakfast Selections Scrambled Eggs Maple Cured Bacon Smoked Breakfast Sausage Homefried Potatoes Texas French Toast with Vermont-made Maple Syrup Corned Beef Hash Assorted Freshly Baked Bagels with Whipped Plain and Chive Cream Cheese Salad Selections Freshly-Tossed Caesar Salad Assorted Field Greens with Dressings and Toppings Assorted Cut Melons and Pineapple Three Chef Selected Salads (Changes Every Sunday) Seafood Selections Sliced Smoked Salmon with Accompaniments Catch of the Day Peel and Eat Shrimp with Spicy Cocktail Sauce and Horseradish Stations Omelet Station Fresh made-to-order Omelets, Toppings Include: Onions, Peppers, Ham, Tomatoes, Spinach, Mushrooms, and Cheese Carving Station Two Roasted Carved Items with Accompaniments (Changes Weekly) Hot Food Station Chef's Selection which may include Chicken, Fish, Rice, and Vegetable Pasta Station Assorted Pasta, Choice of Protein, Marinara, Alfredo and Garlic Wine Sauces Waffle Station Fresh made-to-order Malted Waffles, Toppings Include: Vermont Maple Syrup, Whipped Honey Butter, Whipped Cream and Assorted Fruit Compotes Crepe Station Fresh made-to-order French Crepes with Assorted Toppings Including: Chocolate Chips, Fruit Compotes, and Whipped Cream Dessert Station Chef's Choice of Desserts which may include: Assorted Tortes, Mini Pastries, Mousses, Cookies, Brownies and a Hot Dessert 

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Arts & Culture

Downtown Framingham Artisan Market

12.16.18 at 12:00 PM
Springdale Barrel Room
102 Clinton Street, Framingham 01702
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Downtown Framingham, Inc. (DFI) is a local non profit which builds business, community & culture in Downtown Framingham. DFI is hosting its second annual Downtown Framingham Artisan Market on Sunday, December 16th from 12pm to 4pm at the Springdale Barrel Room - 102 Clinton St, Framingham. Springdale is owned by Jack’s Abby and is directly next to their main beer hall location. This will be a great chance to purchase some wonderful holiday gifts for your loved ones while supporting local artisans. You can even drink some delicious beer pairings while doing so! This is a family friendly event so we hope to see everyone there. For a full list of vendors that will be at the market please see our website: https://downtownframinghaminc.org/artisanmarketform

Community & Celebrations

Downtown Celebration

12.17.18 at 6:00 PM
La Cantina Italiana Restaurant
911 Waverley Street, Framingham01702
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$45.00 - $500.00

It's time to come together and celebrate 2018 - a year full of business and community accomplishments in Downtown Framingham! Join us for a fun night of building meaningful community connections as you participate in a silent auction and hear from special guests and entertainers. Get ready to embark upon a positive 2019 and meet a shared vision for a healthy and vibrant community!

Education & Learning

December Vacation Camp Session

12.26.18 at 8:00 AM
Pilgrim Day Camp
1 Badger Road, Framingham
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$60 a day for full day

Just because it’s vacation time doesn’t mean the learning needs to stop. Just because we’re learning doesn’t mean we can’t have any fun! Children discover nature through hands-on exploration, active movement, outdoor play, crafts, stories, and songs. Interact and play with kids of various ages and from various towns. At Winter/Spring sessions kids will be able to learn and play inside and outside. Work with one another and learn all while having fun. Experience the joys of summer in the middle of winter!

Community & Celebrations

Hopkinton Center for the Arts NYE Party

12.31.18 at 9:00 PM
Hopkinton Center for the Arts
98 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton 01748
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$40/$50

Ring in the New Year at the HCA. This over 21 evening will feature the music of Hot Acoustics. Ticket includes small bites, a champagne toast at midnight, music and dancing. Cash bar featuring beer, wine, and a signature cocktail. Loads of fun! 

Tickets: Buy early and save!
$40 per person before Dec. 25, $50 starting Dec. 26.
HCA member discount applies to adult tickets.
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Arts & Culture

Open Rehearsal! (thru 1/21)

01.07.19 at 7:00 PM - Fisk Memorial United Methodist Church
106 Walnut Street, Natick
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FREE

The A Cappella Singers welcomes individuals who have soprano and/or alto ranges to join our open rehearsals as we prepare for our spring concert in May. Those who wish to join the chorus will participate in a very informal audition; no piece preparation necessary!

rehearsals held 1/7, 1/14, 1/21

Food & Drink

Sourdough Bread Making

01.26.19 at 1:00 PM - Drumlin Farm
208 South Great Rd, Lincoln
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$58-$70

Learn the age-old tradition of sourdough breadmaking in this hands-on workshop. We will mix, knead, and shape loaves to taste and take home. We’ll also discuss the science of fermentation, which gives sourdough its notable flavor and texture. Participants will go home with sourdough starter and the skills to make sourdough bread at home. Open to age 12 or older with an adult. Fee applies to all participants. Registration is required.

Food & Drink

Stew & Brew: Eat, Drink, & Be Merry!

02.01.19 at 6:30 PM - Drumlin Farm
208 South Great Road, Lincoln 01773
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$65-78

Celebrate midwinter with local fare! Enjoy delicious homemade stews made from Drumlin Farm-raised meats and veggies, accompanied by hearty breads and a variety of beer from local breweries including Jack’s Abby, Rapscallion, and Saltbox Brewery. Enhance your meal's flavor as you learn about neighborhood brews and how they share our sustainable farming mission. Cheers! Registration is required.

We will be featuring Drumlin Farm-raised meat as well as vegetables from our root cellar (including an all-vegetarian stew). This is a perennial favorite at Drumlin Farm and space is limited, so please sign up early! Open to age 21 or older. Drumlin Farm is committed to the concept of eating locally, eating well, and supporting sustainable lifestyles. By learning more about our food - how it is grown, where it comes from, and how to prepare it - we increase our understanding of sustainability, stewardship, and the relationship between us, our food choices and the environment. We aim to encourage discussion and offer opportunities to share and have a good time while becoming more informed about food, farming, and the environment. Please bring an ID to show to our bartender. Registration is required.

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Education & Learning

Curatorial Gallery Talk: Carrie Cushman: Bread and Roses: The Social Documentary of Milton and Anne Rogovin

02.12.19 at 4:00 PM - Davis Museum at Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
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Free

Join Carrie Cushman, Linda Wyatt Gruber ’66 Curatorial Fellow in Photography, for a discussion of how Milton and Anne Rogovin shifted the terms of social documentary photography.

Education & Learning

James Oles: Women Artists from Surrealism to Abstraction

02.26.19 at 4:00 PM - Davis Museum at Wellesley College
106 Central Street
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Free

Women artists have not only formed an essential part of the history of modern Latin American art, they are a specific focus of the Davis Museum’s collection, particularly in the areas of Surrealism and abstraction. Join ?James Oles, ? Senior Lecturer in Art and Curator of the exhibition ?Art_Latin_America: Against the Survey,? for a gallery talk highlighting major works by women artists—including Olga Albizu, Puerto Rico's finest abstract painter, and the German-Venezuelan Gego, whose work is impossible to pigeonhole—who may be less famous than Frida Kahlo, but whose achievements are no less exciting.

Education & Learning

From “Fashioning Apollo” to Designing Space Suits for Mars. An Engineering and Socio-cultural Conversation

02.28.19 at 7:00 PM
McCarthy Center at Framingham State University
100 State Street, Framingham
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Free

Dr. Lewis and Dr. Newman will explore the evolution and development of space suits from both engineering and historical and cultural points of view. Panelists will also discuss how challenges of future space missions are changing the design of the suits.
 

Education & Learning

Curatorial Gallery Talk: Amanda Gilvin: Yinka Shonibare MBE: Guns Drawn

03.05.19 at 4:00 PM - Davis Museum at Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley 02481
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Free

Join Assistant Curator Amanda Gilvin for a discussion of Yinka Shonibare MBE’s deadly serious—but playful—investigations into history in sculpture and on paper.

Education & Learning

Space Hero or Nazi Villain? The Life of Wernher von Braun

03.28.19 at 7:00 PM
McCarthy Center at Framingham State University
100 State Street, Framingham
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Free

Wernher von Braun, who led both the V-2 ballistic missile and Saturn V moon rocket projects, has often been reduced to a stereotype: either as the great pioneer of space or a Nazi villain. From Dr. Neufeld’s research, a much more ambiguous and complex figure emerges, instead.

Arts & Culture

MetroWest Student Film Festival (thru April 7)

04.04.19 at 6:00 PM - TCAN
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The first annual MetroWest Student Film Festival, a partnership of the Center for the Arts in Natick (TCAN) and Walnut Hill School for the Arts, showcases work by students in the MetroWest area ages 14-19. This juried festival will share the work of the finalists--filmmakers and production teams--in TCAN's screening room April 4-7.

Education & Learning

Moon Landing 50th Anniversary

07.20.19 at 4:00 PM
McCauliffe Center at Framingham State University
100 State Street, Framingham
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Free

Family friendly activities and formal panel discussion.

Event organized and coordinated by the McAuliffe Center and the MetroWest STEM Education Network.

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