Friday, February 24, 2017

Upcoming Events in Franklin, MA Area: FRI 2/24/17 - THU 3/2/17

FRIDAY 2/24/17
9am-close   Spy Training Camp: “Laser” Maze @ Franklin Public Library
10:30am   Knitting Circle for Adults @ Franklin Public Library
10:30am   Frisbee Demonstration with Todd Brodeur @ Franklin Public Library
7pm   Beatles for Sale - Live @ The Black Box (sold out)
7pm   A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Dean College
9pm   Comedy Night @ 3 Restaurant

SATURDAY 2/25/17
9-9:50am   Try Hockey For Free (ages 4-9) @ Pirelli Veterans Arena
10am-1pm   Franklin Historical Museum Open
10:30am   Stacey Peasley Sing Along @ Franklin Public Library
2pm   A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Dean College
7pm   A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Dean College

SUNDAY 2/26/17
7:30-10:30am   Sunday Morning Breakfast @ Franklin Rod and Gun Club
8am-12pm   YMCA Indoor Triathlon @ Franklin YMCA
10am   Jazz Sunday Worship @ Franklin Federated Church
11am-2pm   Senior Center Open House - visit finished 2nd floor @ Franklin Senior Center
2pm   A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Dean College
4pm   World on a String @ The Black Box

MONDAY 2/27/17
6:30pm  Leap Into Kindergarten @ Horace Mann Middle School
7-8:30pm   Learn To Cope Franklin Chapter Meeting @ FUSF

TUESDAY 2/28/16
5pm   3rd Annual Cultural Festival Applications Due
6:30pm   Gardening with Native Plants: Why It Matters @ Franklin Public Library

7pm   Franklin Art Association Meeting @ Franklin Senior Center
7pm   Laughter Yoga @ FUSF

4pm   Family Coloring Book Club @ Franklin Public Library
6:30pm   Relay for Life Fundraiser @ Pour Richard’s
7-8pm   Healing Hearts Community Support Group @ Franklin YMCA
7:30pm   Stony Brook Camera Club @ Anglican Church of the Redeemer (31 Hayward St)

For the Town of Franklin Public Calendar click HERE.

For all other events and Franklin happenings click HERE.

*If you have any suggestions or events for the calendar, please email and/or

Yankee Quilters Guild - Silent Auction and Supplies Sale - March 14

Yankee Quilters Guild will hold a silent auction and sale of supplies for quilting, general sewing and embroidery on Tuesday, March 14th at 7:00 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 237 Pleasant Street in Franklin.

Come browse a wide selection of sewing supplies geared for quilters, embroiderers and sewers of all interests. Beautiful threads, fabric, patterns, rulers, quilt kits, books will delight every piece maker, whether a beginner or advanced.

The silent auction will be closed at 8:00 p.m. and followed by a brief business meeting.

Yankee Quilters is a nonprofit organization with members from a wide area. New members and guests are welcome at all meetings. The first meeting, including the March 14th event, is always free for first-time visitors or guests.

For more information, email or visit Yankee Quilters on Facebook.

Facebook image for Yankee Quilters Guild
Facebook image for Yankee Quilters Guild

Yankee Quilters is a 501-c-3 charitable organization which supports the education of its members in the traditional craft of quilting and provides comfort quilts to patients at local cancer treatment centers and in hospice care. The guild is supported by generous donations from local quilt shops, local quilters and members.

"The highest and best use for commercial 2 land is not a storage facility"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"The Town Council is considering a change to the areas where it allows storage facilities. 
A zoning bylaw amendment currently before the council would allow such facilities in the town's industrial zone; they had been placed in the "commercial 2" zone before that. The council has already given preliminary approval to the matter. 
Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting told the council at its Feb. 15 meeting that the change reflects the reality in town, and would not have an impact on existing storage businesses. 
"Currently, there are two storage facilities in the industrial zone," he said. "This would allow them in the industrial zone and allow expansion of the existing facilities, but it would prohibit them in commercial 2."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

Additional items for the Town Council agenda for the March 1 meeting can be found

snow gradually disappears from the Parmenter School
snow gradually disappears from the Parmenter School

FHS boys hockey closes out tournament with 5-2 win over Barnstable

Via the Twitterverse, we can share that the FHS boys hockey closes out the tournament with a 5-2 win over Barnstable.

Boys finish the tournament with a 5-2 win over Barnstable. Hat to @lizotte_joey
Boys finish the tournament with a 5-2 win over Barnstable. Hat to @lizotte_joey

THE BLACK BOX New England Artist Series - “World on a String” - Feb 26

THE BLACK BOX New England Artist Series presents violinists Irina Fainkichen and Tara Novak in “World on a String” on Sunday, February 26, at 4 p.m. Fainkichen and Novak will be joined by bassist Mark Poniatowski, drummer Kenny Hadley and pianist Ben Cook. The program will feature music from around the world, including Irish, Hungarian, Romanian, American and gypsy tunes. Tea service will be available in the lobby.

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Irina Fainkichen holds degrees from Rachmaninoff Music College (Novgorod, Russia), St. Petersburg State Conservatory, and Rubin Academy of Music (Jerusalem, Israel). She was concertmaster of San Francisco’s Russian Chamber Orchestra for many years. Currently she is a member of the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, assistant concertmaster of the Brockton Symphony Orchestra, and co-founder of “Flying Hearts” duo, which performs in a number of musical genres including jazz, Klezmer, and classic American tunes.

Tara Novak is a multi-genre acoustic and electric violinist and vocalist trained in classical, Irish fiddle, and jazz. She is also an active composer, arranger and orchestrator. Her newest album, Ciaran and Tara – Live from Boston and Ireland, is a collection of live and studio recordings with Irish Tenor Ciaran Nagle.

Tickets are $20 (adults) and $18 (students/seniors), with tea service available for $5. For tickets and more information, visit or call (508) 528-3370.

THE BLACK BOX New England Artists Series -  “World on a String”
THE BLACK BOX New England Artists Series -  “World on a String”

Franklin Library: Frisbee Demonstration with Todd Brodeur, Friday, Feb 24, 10:30 AM

Todd Brodeur will provide a fun and interactive Frisbee demonstration Friday at the Library at 10:30 AM
"Two-time Freestyle Frisbee Champion, Todd Brodeur, educates, entertains and motivates his audience with captivating Frisbee shows and interactive playshops. He promotes staying active throughout your life by playing disc sports. 
He focuses on healthy lifestyles, creativity, flexibility and balance, all aimed at improving self-esteem and confidence. World Class Frisbee Shows and Playshops teaches the next generation new ways to learn Frisbee skills that increase hand-eye coordination and all will have fun and success while exercising."

Read more about Todd on his webpage

Franklin LIbrary: Frisbee Demonstration with Todd Brodeur, Friday, Feb 24, 10:30 AM
Franklin LIbrary: Frisbee Demonstration with Todd Brodeur, Friday, Feb 24, 10:30 AM

This was shared from the Franklin Library page

Join us for the Women's Impact Network Kickoff event!



RSVP NOW for the Women's Impact Network (W.I.N.) Kickoff on Tuesday, February 28!

Join Us at the 
United Regional Chamber of Commerce 
Women's Group Kick-off Event!

Many of you have expressed interest in a United Regional Chamber of Commerce (URCC) women's group that focuses on issues that our female members face in their professional and personal lives. To satisfy these many requests, we are forming the URCC Women's Impact Network (WIN), a group that will help our members work together to win in their businesses.

Your input is invaluable as we shape WIN. We recently sent out a survey and received more than 40 positive, thoughtful responses. As a follow-up to the survey, we are having a kick-off event at Bella Sarno, 553 Kelley Boulevard in North Attleboro, on February 28 at 5:30 p.m. and we would like to have you join us. There will be time set aside for networking which will be followed by a more structured meeting to get your input about the group.

Please send this invitation to your friends and colleagues who might be interested in joining. The event is $5.00 for chamber members and $10.00 for guests. There will be a cash bar.

Please register for this event, by February 25, 
by calling the 
Chamber office at 508-316-0861 .

The United Regional Chamber of Commerce, 310 South Street, Plainville, MA 02762

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