Friday, July 21, 2017

Upcoming Events in Franklin, MA Area: FRI 7/21/17 - THU 7/27/17

FRIDAY 7/21/17
9:30am   Family Yoga @ Franklin Public Library
12-6pm   Franklin Farmers Market @ Town Common
2pm   Dragons Love Tacos Party @ Franklin Public Library
3:30pm   Lemonade and Giant Legos @ Franklin Public Library
8pm   The Black Box Jazz: Kenny Hadley Big Band @ The Black Box

SATURDAY 7/22/17
10-1pm   Franklin Historical Museum Open

SUNDAY 7/23/17
8am   Yoga on the Beach (free event, all levels welcome) @ Beaver Pond
1-4pm   Franklin Historical Museum Open

MONDAY 7/24/17
9am-5pm   Pirate Training Camp (drop in activity each day of the week) @ Franklin Public Library
10:30am   Move Along on the Town Common
2:30pm   Maker Mondays @ Franklin Public Library
7pm   Learn to Cope Franklin Chapter Meeting @ FUSF

TUESDAY 7/25/17
9am-5pm   Pirate Training Camp (drop in activity each day of the week) @ Franklin Public Library
9am   Do Gooders DIYs @ Franklin Public Library
10:30am   Move Along on the Town Common

9am-5pm   Pirate Training Camp (drop in activity each day of the week) @ Franklin Public Library
10:30am   Franklin Cultural Festival: Captain Haines Pirate Show @ Franklin Public Library
5-8pm   Franklin Cultural Festival: Franklin Art Assoc: Children's activities: Sidewalk Chalk Art, Face Painting. Plein air Painting. @ Franklin Town Common
6-8pm   Franklin Cultural Festival: Electric Youth Concert @ Franklin Town Common

THURSDAY 7/27/17
9am-5pm   Pirate Training Camp (drop in activity each day of the week) @ Franklin Public Library
9:30am   Baby Tummy Time @ Franklin Public Library
10:30am   Story and Craft @ Franklin Public Library
12pm   Park it and Read @ various Franklin Parks - check with the Library
1-6pm   American Red Cross Blood Drive @ Elks Lodge
5-8pm   Franklin Historical Museum Open: Wedding Gown Display
5-8pm   Franklin Cultural Festival: Display of Robots @ Franklin Methodist Church
5pm   Franklin Cultural Festival: Encore Music @ Franklin Town Common
6:45pm   Franklin Cultural Festival: Jamie Barrett @ Franklin Town Common
7-8pm   Healing Hearts Community Support Group @ Franklin YMCA
8pm   Franklin Cultural Festival: FSPA Performs The Mikado @ Franklin Town Common

For the Town of Franklin Public Calendar click HERE.

For all other events and Franklin happenings click HERE.

*To submit an event for the Community Calendar, please use this FORM

Linden announces candidacy for Franklin School Committee

Dr. Monica Linden of Franklin, MA has announced her candidacy for Franklin School Committee for the upcoming municipal election this November 7th. Dr. Linden, a political newcomer, is a Sr. Lecturer on the faculty of the Neuroscience department at Brown University. 

Dr. Monica Linden
Dr. Monica Linden
An experienced educator, she teaches courses including Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. In this course, she teaches students about both how learning occurs within brain and also how this pertains to student learning. 

Dr. Linden’s research focuses on how to best improve student learning in the classroom, and she specializes on topics including academic technology and inclusive pedagogy. 

She hopes to bring her experience as a teacher for nearly a decade and a half, as well as her expertise as a scholar of teaching and learning to the Franklin Schools. 

Dr. Linden has a daughter in the Franklin school system as well, and she is devoted to supporting policies that will allow each Franklin student to have the best possible learning environment.

To learn more about Dr. Monica Linden and her campaign for Franklin School Committee, visit and follow her on Facebook at

Linden announces candidacy for Franklin School Committee

Franklin Library: Dragons Love Tacos Party - Jul 21 - 2:00 PM

The Franklin Library calls all dragon lovers to attention. The "Dragons Love Tacos" and "Dragons Love Tacos 2" books will be read aloud on Friday, Jul 21 at 2:00 PM.

After the reading, there'll be a party. Crafts, activities, and of course, tacos!

Franklin Library: Dragons Love Tacos Party - Jul 21 - 2:00 PM
Franklin Library: Dragons Love Tacos Party - Jul 21 - 2:00 PM

This was shared from the Town of Franklin webpage

LEAP, Where Kids Develop Communication Skills - Program this Fall

"To 'find your voice' you must first have
the courage to open your mouth."
 - Josh Shipp
Laugh • Experience
Accomplish • Participate
L.E.A.P. (Laugh, Experience, Accomplish, Participate) offers kids fun opportunities to be creative, develop their passions, grow leadership skills, and take initiative. By collaborating with peers of different ages in a judgment-free zone, kids contribute in multiple ways through teamwork, activities and engaging discussions on topics they love. Most important, children have a blast while becoming more confident and effective communicators.

To be notified of upcoming program details or to learn how your school can host these classes, click "Take the LEAP"
Parents, do you wish your kids were more skilled at?
  • Speaking up for what they want and need
  • Resolving conflict
  • Dealing with their emotions
  • Asserting themselves
  • Forming better relationships/connections
Kids get excited too:
  • Demonstrate and share your hobbies/passions on camera
  • Act out random ideas and situations through improv activities
  • Debate fun topics so you can win arguments with parents/teacher
  • Be a Critic: TV shows, Movies, Music and YouTube channel
  • Compete in activities such as game shows, Shark Tank, and theater
New Program coming this Fall
6:30-8:00 pm. 

*Each week is unique so missing classes will not put your child behind.

Ages: Grades 4-10 

Cost: $99 one time registration and $60 per month 

Lyman Street Plaza
18 Lyman Street, Suite 250 Westboro, MA 

or Bring a LEAP Enrichment program to your school

To be notified of upcoming program details or to learn how your school can host these classes, click "Take the LEAP"
MindsetGo | 18 Lyman Street, Suite 250, Westborough, MA 01581

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Franklin Dog Park: Clean up day - Aug 12

Hello Dog Lovers, 
We have scheduled a clean up on August12h at 8am to spread wood chips and clean up the park. Volunteers needed. 
We need about 8 wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes. Refreshments and snacks will be there for all the volunteers. 
Rain date is August 19th at 8am. 
Thanks, Furry Friends of Franklin Dog Park Committee.. 

dog park at Dacey Field on a sunny summer day
dog park at Dacey Field on a sunny summer day

Thursday, July 20, 2017

"You’re part of making people’s lives better"

From the Franklin business radar comes word of this new product offering and ribbon cutting for a company that recently relocated to Franklin:

"Cold Chain Technologies (CCT), the leading source for temperature-controlled packaging solutions for all segments of the life science supply chain and the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA), the leading global facilitator of science, technology and regulatory information are pleased to announce "Temperature Sensitive Packaging and Distribution for Biopharmaceuticals," a new two-day course offering. 
The "Temperature Sensitive Packaging and Distribution for Biopharmaceuticals" course is ideal for professionals employed in roles such as Regulatory Compliance, Quality Assurance, Packaging, Validation and Process Development. Upon completion of the course, attendees will understand the variables involved in designing a thermal packaging system, and learn how to develop and evaluate shipping systems based on a set of requirements including the implementation of a temperature monitoring program for their organization. 
"We are very excited to partner with the world leading Parental Drug Association in sharing the best practices to properly specify and evaluate cold chain packaging. Having a sound understanding of the technical background of cold chain shippers is essential to achieving a safe and cost effective cold chain," states Geoff Kaiser, Director of Engineering and Technical Services at CCT."
Continue reading the press release

"In celebration of our 50 years in thermal packaging design and innovation and the relocation of our corporate headquarters to Franklin, MA, we hosted a grand opening and ribbon cutting on June 1, 2017. 
The event was attended by CCT employees, business associates, and public officials that included Massachusetts Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, State Representative Jeffrey Roy, Lisa Nelson on behalf of US Congressman Joseph Kennedy III, Peter Milano from the Massachusetts Office of Business Development, Greg Casey on behalf of US State Senator Richard Ross, Town of Franklin Administrator Jeffery Nutting, Town of Franklin Council Member Andy Bissanti, Edward Kriegsman of Kriegsman & Kriegsman, Bonnie Sullivan of Middlesex Savings Bank, Julia Dvorko of the Massachusetts Export Center and more."

Continue reading the Cold Chain Technology blog post



For more about Cold Chain Technology, visit their webpage

In the News: Another Eagle Scout; marijuana law to Gov Baker

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

"Another member of the Molloy family has achieved the highest achievement or rank within the Boys Scouts of America. 
Following in his father Peter and brother Brian’s footsteps, Samuel Molloy, 16, recently completed his Eagle Scout project. 
Through his project, Samuel raised money, built and managed of a team of volunteers to install four aluminum benches along the side of the turf field at Franklin High School. 
“I’m very proud of him,” said Samuel’s mother Shelly. “He went out and got donations, made speeches, researched how much the benches cost and what size; he also had to get the project approved by both the town and school.”

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"The House and Senate on Wednesday signed off on a compromise bill overhauling the marijuana legalization ballot law, moving the long-awaited deal a step closer to Gov. Charlie Baker’s desk. 
The committee of House and Senate negotiators had planned to produce a deal by June 30, but talks dragged on this month amid disagreements over tax rates, local control and other issues. Final votes in each branch are expected Thursday when the Senate plans to more thoroughly discuss the accord, the product of competing House and Senate bills reconciled in secret by the conference committee over more than three weeks. 
Baker, who opposed Question 4 legalizing recreational marijuana, should now be in receipt of the bill by week’s end, but it’s unclear whether he might have any additional recommendations that could be proposed in the form of amendments that would further delay the implementation of the law."

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Jane's Frames: Music and Art on Thursday's in July

You're invited!
Join us for Music with Kai Olsson
Possible Musical  Guest Appearances!  
and in house artist creatng a new piece
this Thursday, July 20th
from 5:30-7:30

Guest artists, appetizers and more! 
Plus, we'll be offering specials on all Art in stock
Don't miss the fun and festivities.  
Jane's Frames, 11 E. Central Street, 508-528-3256,
Zentangle spoken here
Jane's Frames | 11 East Central Street, Franklin, MA 02038

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Blackstone Valley: Volunteers are Going Places!

Blackstone Heritage Corridor
Volunteer-led Events
July 25 - July 30

Don't Forget! - The deadline for submissions to the 2018 Calendar Contest is coming up!  Monday, August 14th, 2017 will be the last day to submit your photo entries.

For a complete list of our volunteer-led events and other events
 throughout the Blackstone Heritage Corridor, 
Visit the events page on our website.

BHC's online events calendar is updated faster than we can say
 "Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor" 
so check back often to see what's happening.

* Afraid that weather is a factor?
Check out BHC's Facebook Page for any updates! 
Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, 670 Linwood Avenue, Whitinsville, MA 01588

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