Showing posts with label PMC. Show all posts
Showing posts with label PMC. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Franklin Cultural District: book sale, Farmers Mkt, live music, food truck, yoga, and PMC Kids Ride #artshappening here

The recent Cultural Festival brought most of these weekend activities into one place. Now, this weekend we get to move around Franklin to get to the book sale, Farmers Mkt, Bollywood Dance party, live music, food truck, yoga, and PMC Kids Ride. So, yes #artshappeninghere continues!


Wednesday, September 21

11:00am - Franklin Q&A (hybrid event) (Franklin Senior Center)

1:00pm - Memory Café (Franklin Senior Center)

1:00pm - Senior Scribblers (writers group) (Franklin Senior Center)


Thursday, September 22

6:00pm - Charlie Rock (live music) (La Cantina Winery)

7:00pm - Wine Barre 2038 (wine & cheese boards) (Intermission)


Farmers MarketFriday, September 23

12:00pm - Book Sale (Franklin Public Library)

2:00pm - Farmers Market (Town Common) Farmers Market

5:00pm - Thee Taco Guy (food truck) (67 Degrees Brewery)

6:00pm - Sioo (live music) (La Cantina Winery)

6:00pm - Anna Freitas Trio (live music) (67 Degrees Brewery)

8:00pm - Matt Zajac's Rock Night (3 bands, live music - ticketed event) (THE BLACK BOX)


Saturday, September 24

7:00am - Fitness Open House (sample classes offered) (Franklin YMCA)

9:00am - Book Sale (Franklin Public Library)

9:30am - Bollywood Dance Party (family event) (Franklin Public Library)

10:00am - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)

10:30am - Fall Storywalk (Franklin Library at the DelCarte Open Space)

11:00am - Yoga in the Taproom (ticketed event) (67 Degrees Brewery)

1:00pm - Bag Sale (Franklin Public Library)

5:30pm - Community Cookout (Franklin Methodist Church)

6:00pm - Matt Zajac (live music) (La Cantina Winery)

6:00pm -  Mike Malone (live music) (67 Degrees Brewery)

8:00pm - Pamela Means - Power of the Protest Song (Circle of Friends Coffeehouse)


Franklin PMC (Pan Mass Challenge) Kids Ride
Sunday, September 25

8:00am - PMC Kids Ride (Jefferson Elementary School)

1:00pm - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)


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The Franklin Art Association Art Gallery remains open during business hours at Escape into Fiction (Main St, Franklin)

If you have an event to add to the calendar, you can use the form to submit it for publication:  https://forms.gle/oPdi8X3ZbHHyrHzo6

The Town meeting calendar is found  https://www.franklinma.gov/calendar
The School district calendar is found  https://www.franklinps.net/calendar-by-event-type/26 

Franklin Cultural District: Arts are happening here!
Franklin Cultural District: #Artshappenhere

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Register to ride in the Franklin PMC Kids fund raising event on Sep 25

On Sunday, September 25th, the Franklin PMC (Pan Mass Challenge) Kids Ride will be one of 20 PMC Kids Rides throughout the New England area. In 2020 and 2021, the ride was held virtually, but we are excited to host the ride live again this year. 

PMC Kids Rides are mini bike-a-thons that involve children 3 to 14 in the PMC mission by providing them the opportunity to fight cancer just like adults. From a Tikes and Trikes area to a 10-mile ride, the PMC Franklin Kids Ride challenges young cyclists of all skill levels. 

It’s a great way for kids to learn about the importance of giving back and introduces them to volunteerism and fundraising and offers a way for children to become part of the PMC mission in a safe and athletic way. 100% of every rider-raised dollar directly supports cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Since the first ride in 1998, the PMC Kids rides program has raised more than $10 million.

Franklin PMC Kids Ride scheduled
Franklin PMC Kids Ride scheduled

Though this ride takes place in Franklin, we welcome all towns to join. We encourage kids to form teams and ride to honor a friend or loved one who has been touched by cancer. To provide riders with additional motivation, the PMC recognizes participants in the Kids Rides program who go above and beyond their fundraising. 

Riders who raise $450 or more will be honored as a PMC Kids Ride Heavy Hitter, and riders who raise over $950 will be honored as a PMC Kids Ride Breakaway. Each will be honored with a special PMC item and a certificate to distinguish their achievement. In the past, many kids have lemonade stands, car washes, bake sales, and yard sales to raise money for their ride. These kids have so much passion and determination; they feel like they are making a difference, and each year they say, “I can’t wait to ride again the next year”.

Franklin PMC Kids Ride
Franklin PMC Kids Ride

The Franklin PMC Kids Ride will be held on Sunday, September 25th, from 8 AM to 12 PM. The ride will start and end at the Jefferson School, located at 628 Washington Street in Franklin. Kids can select from a 3, 6, or 10-mile course. Younger participants, not yet on two wheels, can take part in the Tikes and Trikes course in a contained area at the school. 

This area has several fun stations and activities for the little ones, including a car wash, gas station, snack stand, craft table, face painting, and more. Kids can also enjoy an after-ride celebration with music, games, food, and more. There is a $20 rider registration fee which includes a Tee shirt and goodie bag and a $40 fundraising minimum for all riders. 

Register online at https://kids.pmc.org/franklin. All local communities are encouraged to participate. For more information, please contact Lisa Marchioni at lisabxyz@verizon.net

Monday, September 5, 2022

Franklin PMC Kids Ride scheduled as an "in person" event for Sep 25

On Sunday, September 25th, the Franklin PMC (Pan Mass Challenge) Kids Ride will be one of 20 PMC Kids Rides throughout the New England area. In 2020 and 2021, the ride was held virtually, but we are excited to host the ride live again this year. 

PMC Kids Rides are mini bike-a-thons that involve children 3 to 14 in the PMC mission by providing them the opportunity to fight cancer just like adults. From a Tikes and Trikes area to a 10-mile ride, the PMC Franklin Kids Ride challenges young cyclists of all skill levels. 

It’s a great way for kids to learn about the importance of giving back and introduces them to volunteerism and fundraising and offers a way for children to become part of the PMC mission in a safe and athletic way. 100% of every rider-raised dollar directly supports cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Since the first ride in 1998, the PMC Kids rides program has raised more than $10 million.

Franklin PMC Kids Ride scheduled
Franklin PMC Kids Ride scheduled

Though this ride takes place in Franklin, we welcome all towns to join. We encourage kids to form teams and ride to honor a friend or loved one who has been touched by cancer. To provide riders with additional motivation, the PMC recognizes participants in the Kids Rides program who go above and beyond their fundraising. 

Riders who raise $450 or more will be honored as a PMC Kids Ride Heavy Hitter, and riders who raise over $950 will be honored as a PMC Kids Ride Breakaway. Each will be honored with a special PMC item and a certificate to distinguish their achievement. In the past, many kids have lemonade stands, car washes, bake sales, and yard sales to raise money for their ride. These kids have so much passion and determination; they feel like they are making a difference, and each year they say, “I can’t wait to ride again the next year”.

Franklin PMC Kids Ride
Franklin PMC Kids Ride
The Franklin PMC Kids Ride will be held on Sunday, September 25th, from 8 AM to 12 PM. The ride will start and end at the Jefferson School, located at 628 Washington Street in Franklin. Kids can select from a 3, 6, or 10-mile course. Younger participants, not yet on two wheels, can take part in the Tikes and Trikes course in a contained area at the school. 

This area has several fun stations and activities for the little ones, including a car wash, gas station, snack stand, craft table, face painting, and more. Kids can also enjoy an after-ride celebration with music, games, food, and more. There is a $20 rider registration fee which includes a Tee shirt and goodie bag and a $40 fundraising minimum for all riders. 

Register online at https://kids.pmc.org/franklin. All local communities are encouraged to participate. For more information, please contact Lisa Marchioni at lisabxyz@verizon.net

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Pan-Mass Challenge rides this weekend, water stop at Remington Saturday morning

The Remington Jefferson School is a water stop for the 2-day riders. It has a reputation for being one of the better water stops on the route. The riders tend to arrive between 8:00 and 10:00 AM on Saturday morning, Aug 6.

More about the route and PMC   https://www.pmc.org/sturbridge-inn-provincetown-logistics

Donate to one or more riders, or to the PMC itself  https://donate.pmc.org/

The Franklin PMC Kids ride is scheduled for Sep 25 to start/finish at Remington Jefferson also. https://kids.pmc.org/franklin

Pan-Mass Challenge rides this weekend, water stop at Remington Saturday morning
Pan-Mass Challenge rides this weekend, water stop at Remington Saturday morning

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Franklin PMC Kids Ride shifts gears to virtual ride

"After initial plans to wheel back to an in-person event, the 15th annual PMC Franklin Kids Ride has backpedaled to being a fully virtual undertaking due to concerns about the latest COVID-19 surge.

"Sadly, due to delta (variant) and the increase in cases, PMC corporate decided to make all rides virtual and ride re-imagined," said one of the Franklin ride's organizers, Nancy Brogan, via email on Monday. "We want to keep them safe and healthy."

This event will still go off on the same day, just in a different direction."
Continue reading the article online (subscription maybe required)

To sign up, or contribute to this fund raising effort visit -> https://kids.pmc.org/franklin

Franklin PMC Kids Ride shifts gears to virtual ride
Franklin PMC Kids Ride shifts gears to virtual ride

Sunday, July 11, 2021

PMC Kids Ride returns in September 2021

"WE'RE BACK!  
Please join us this fall for our 2021 ride (in person)!!!  It will be held on Sunday, September 19th at Jefferson Elementary School!  We would love to have you ride with us!  Registration is now open.  Get a team together and sign up today!!"


PMC Kids Ride returns in September 2021
PMC Kids Ride returns in September 2021


Monday, September 14, 2020

NEW DATE - October 2-4 for the PMC Franklin Kids Ride 2020 Re-imagined

In order to celebrate with the PMC Kids Ride Community, we have moved our ride to the weekend of October 2-4. Since the majority of the Massachusetts rides will be held this weekend, we can all ride VIRTUALLY together.  

Cancer isn’t taking the year off so neither is the the PMC Franklin Kids Ride. Kids can ride as much or as little as they want in their own neighborhood, on a bike path or anywhere they choose! It’s a great opportunity for them to be creative, have some fun, make it their own, and raise money to help find a cure for cancer. Get family, friends, and neighbors to register too. All local communities are encouraged to participate. 

There is no registration fee and no fundraising minimum and all money raised will go directly to support the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. These donations benefit research, treatment, and care for children and families impacted by cancer. 

Since 2006, PMC Franklin Kids ride has raised over $540,000 for the Jimmy fund and we look forward to adding to the total this year. Sign up today to be a virtual rider and/or donate at: https://kids.pmc.org/franklin

For more information, please contact Lisa Marchioni at lisabxyz@verizon.net

Many kids. One mission. Cure cancer. 

PMC Franklin Kids Ride 2020
PMC Franklin Kids Ride 2020


Monday, August 31, 2020

PMC Kids Ride goes Virtual - Sep 19-20

PMC Franklin Kids Ride 2020 is re-imagined !

Cancer isn't taking the year off so neither is the the PMC Franklin Kids Ride. This year's ride will be a VIRTUAL ride on the weekend of September 19-20. Kids can ride as much or as little as they want in their own neighborhood, on a bike path or anywhere they choose! It's a great opportunity for them to be creative, have some fun, make it their own, and raise money to help find a cure for cancer. 

Get family, friends, and neighbors to register too. All local communities are encouraged to participate. There is no registration fee and no fundraising minimum and all money raised will go directly to support the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. 

These donations benefit research, treatment, and care for children and families impacted by cancer. Since 2006, PMC Franklin Kids ride has raised over $540,000 for the Jimmy fund and we look forward to adding to the total this year. Sign up today to be a virtual rider and/or donate at:https://kids.pmc.org/franklin

For more information, please contact Lisa Marchioni at lisabxyz@verizon.net

Many kids. One mission. Cure cancer.

PMC Kids Ride goes Virtual - Sep 19-20
PMC Kids Ride goes Virtual - Sep 19-20


Saturday, August 1, 2020

“There’s a lot riding on us”

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Pan-Mass Challenge 2020 Reimagined — a virtual version of the 40-year-old bike-a-thon that raises millions of dollars each year for the fight against cancer — will get underway Saturday.

The annual bike-a-thon, which usually kicks off in Sturbridge, is going virtual for the first time due to social distancing guidelines and other protocols because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The organization’s traditional ride typically includes 12 routes spanning 25 to 192 miles over the first weekend of every August.

This year, participants will ride or show their support through individual activities — on or off the bike — with the goal of raising $41 million in support of lifesaving cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The PMC donates 100% of every rider-raised dollar to Dana-Farber as its largest single contributor, accounting for 57% of its Jimmy Fund’s annual revenue."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20200731/pan-mass-challenge-goes-virtual-saturday?rssfeed=true

 There are a  number of Franklin riders, if you haven't contributed to the cause you can do so online  https://www.pmc.org/reimagined

 
“There’s a lot riding on us”  https://www.pmc.org/reimagined
“There’s a lot riding on us”  https://www.pmc.org/reimagined

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

“We make it a celebration of what they’ve accomplished”

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Kids in Franklin have shown that you don’t have to be big to accomplish great things. 
For the past 12 years, youths ages 3 to 14 have put their feet to work kicking cancer, pedaling their bikes each June in the Franklin PMC Kids Ride and putting their town in the third spot statewide for fundraising power. 
“We’ve been up there for the last several years,” says Sharon Baryluk, a Franklin mom who has been on the Franklin PMC Ride planning committee since the beginning. 
Her kids have aged out of the event, but she and her fellow organizers feel compelled to continue their mission: To encourage children to ride their bikes and give back to the community, “instilling the value of working for the benefit of others and promote athletic fitness and physical activity,” all while helping the Dana Farber Institute through its Jimmy Fund with the funding it needs for life-saving cancer research and treatment."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20190610/franklin-pmc-kids-ride-one-of-states-tops-fundraisers

Riders and volunteers can register and donate online at www.kids.pmc.org/franklin

Franklin PMC Kids Ride
Franklin PMC Kids Ride

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

In the News: Franklin PMC Kids Ride; “A Berry Fine Art Show”

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

Franklin PMC (Pan Mass Challenge) Kids Ride
"The Franklin PMC (Pan Mass Challenge) Kids Ride will be held from 8 a.m. to noon June 16, one of more than 35 PMC Kids Rides throughout the New England area. 
The Franklin PMC Kids Ride will start and finish at the Jefferson School, 628 Washington St. 
Kids can select from a 3, 6 or 10-mile course. They will also enjoy an after-ride celebration with music, games, food and more. Younger participants, not yet on two wheels, can participate in the Tikes and Trikes course in a contained area at the school. This area has several stations and activities for the little ones, including a car wash, gas station, snack stand, craft table, face painting and more. 
There is a $10 registration fee and a $30 fundraising minimum for all riders. Riders can ride solo, start a team or join a team."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20190603/strongfranklin-pmc-kids-ride-plannedstrong

Franklin PMC (Pan Mass Challenge) Kids Ride
Franklin PMC (Pan Mass Challenge) Kids Ride (courtesy photo)


“A Berry Fine Art Show”
"The Franklin Art Association will hold its Spring/Summer Fine Art Exhibition and Sale, “A Berry Fine Art Show,” from June 14-16 at the Rockland Trust Annex, 44 Main St. 
The show, which is free and open to the public, will kick off on Friday from 4-8 p.m., coinciding with Franklin Downtown Partnership’s Strawberry Stroll. 
The Fine Art Exhibition and Sale includes works in oil, acrylic, water media, photography, pastel, charcoal and mixed media. In addition to the exhibited works, small works and unframed art will be available for purchase."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20190603/strongfranklin-art-association-to-hold-springsummer-fine-art-exhibition-strong

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Get Ready to Ride in the Franklin PMC Kids Ride - Jun 16

The 13th annual Franklin PMC Kids Ride will be held on Sunday, June 16, from 8 AM to 12 PM. The Franklin ride is one of more than 35 PMC Kids Rides throughout the New England area. Last year, the Franklin ride attracted more than 230 young cyclists between the ages of 3 and 14, who rode between 3 and 10 miles. The ride raised more than $58,000, exceeding their goal for cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Altogether, the PMC Kids Rides program has raised more than $9 million since their first ride in 1998. This year's goal is $60,000.

This ride is a unique event that motivates kids to learn about the importance of giving back, introduces them volunteerism and fundraising, and offers a way for children to become part of the PMC mission in a safe and athletic way. 100% of every rider-raised dollar goes directly to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. These donations benefit research, treatment, and care for children and families impacted by cancer.

The Franklin PMC Kids Ride will will start and end at the Jefferson School, located at 628 Washington Street in Franklin. Kids can select from a 3, 6, or 10-mile course. They will also enjoy an after-ride celebration with music, games, food, and more. Younger participants, not yet on two wheels, can partake in the Tikes and Trikes course in a contained area at the school. This area has several fun stations and activities for the little ones, including a car wash, gas station, snack stand, craft table, face painting, and more. There is a $10 registration fee and a $30 fundraising minimum for all riders.

Riders and volunteers can register, and donations can be made online at www.kids.pmc.org/franklin. All local communities are encouraged to participate. For more information about the ride or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lisa Marchioni at lisabxyz@verizon.net

Many kids. One mission. Cure cancer.





balloon arch for starting line 2014
balloon arch for starting line 2014

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Indoor Cycling Fundraiser - Apr 28

What: A three hour cycling fundraiser for the Pan Mass Challenge with New England Patriots Captain Matthew Slater. Matthew will be signing autographs and taking pictures with all riders. 100% of all monies raised will go directly to the Pan Mass Challenge/Dana Farber Cancer Institute. The event will be led by six fun and talented instructors!

Where: The Adirondack Club, 800 Chestnut St, Franklin, MA 02038

When: Sunday, April 28th from 1:00pm-4:00pm

How to Register: Registration should be done in person at the front desk of the Adirondack Club. Riders can register for a one, two or three hour ride. Non members are welcome!

Donation: It costs $100.00 for one hour, $200.00 for two hours, or $300.00 for three hours. Once you are registered, please follow the information below to make your donation. Donations must be made within 24 hours of registration and be received prior to the event. There will be prizes for the biggest fundraisers.

How to Pay: Payment can be done online by following the directions below:

1. Go to PMC website at www.pmc.org
2. Click on red Donate icon on right top of page.
3. Under “Enter a Rider’s name or EgiftID below”, enter “Team Phil’s Phriends”
4. Click on “Find a Rider”.
5. Click on “Team Phil’s Phriends, Needham, MA”
6. Enter donation amount

If you would prefer to pay by check, please make checks payable to the PMC/Phil’s Phriends and mail them to Carolyn Bohmiller, 205 Jordan Rd, Franklin, MA 02038.

If you have friends or family who would like to donate before or after the event, please provide them the instructions above to donate online, mail their checks to the above address, or bring their checks made out to the PMC/Phil’s Phriends with you on the day of the ride. If they are donating online, have them mention the rider’s name in the comment section.

Remember to bring some cash with you to try to win some great raffle items! The raffle will be open on Saturday, April 27 from 7:00-11:00 AM and again on Sunday, April 28 from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

Food and drinks will be available for all riders.

Please contact Deb Simpson at dsimpson@adirondackclub.com or Carolyn Bohmiller at cbohmiller@yahoo.com if you have any further questions.
We look forward to seeing you on the 28th!


Indoor Cycling Fundraiser - Apr 28
Indoor Cycling Fundraiser - Apr 28

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Join Matthew Slater For A VIP Indoor Cycling Fundraiser - Apr 28


SAVE THE DATE
SUNDAY, APRIL 28 - 1-4 PM
RAISE FUNDS AND HAVE FUN!
With Patriots Captain Matthew Slater!
You don't want to miss this! We are planning an amazing indoor cycling event to support the Pan Mass Challenge/Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

The Fundraising Part - All proceeds will be donated to Phil's Phriends and 100% of all monies raised go directly to the Pan Mass Challenge!

The Fun Part - We will be joined by Patriots Captain, Matthew Slater! All riders will get a photo with Matthew and can bring an item for him to sign! And we have an official Super Bowl LI jersey to be raffled off!

The Details - Sunday, April 28, from 1-4 PM in our awesome Cycle Zone Studio! Ride the entire three hours or recruit a team and share your ride! Minimum donation is $300 per bike; suggested donation $500.

Mark your calendars, make your plans, build your team
 and get ready to ride!

Watch for more details coming soon!

The Adirondack Club | 800 Chestnut Street, Franklin, MA 02038

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Monday, August 6, 2018

In the News: competition for Senator Ross' seat; PMC rides through Franklin; A resident against bag ban in Natick

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"The Sept. 4 primary for the state Senate race is fast approaching, and three Democrats are vying for the chance to challenge incumbent Republican Richard Ross of Wrentham for the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District Senate seat. 
The district covers parts of Wellesley and Needham, as well as sections of Franklin, Millis, Norfolk, Plainville, Wrentham, Attleboro, North Attleborough, Natick, Sherborn and Wayland."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20180805/three-democrats-aim-to-unseat-senator-richard-ross


"Before hundreds of cyclists rolled into the Jefferson Elementary School, Kevin Lydon held back tears. 
Lydon was a volunteer at Saturday’s water stop for cyclists participating in the annual Pan-Mass Challenge to raise money for cancer treatment and research. 
Lydon, a Mansfield resident, choked up when he said his cancer returned last month. He had been in remission before a surgical oncologist told him his lymphoma is back. The diagnosis has not been confirmed, although test results are expected this week."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20180805/pmc-ride-makes-stop-in-franklin-outpouring-of-love-for-those-lost-to-cancer


"A resident is on a crusade to repeal the town’s plastic bag regulation, and he’s meeting with town officials to state his case. 
Brent Longtin called it “a disaster,” and he wants officials to encourage residents to focus on re-usable bags. 
Natick’s policy allows plastic bags with a minimum thickness of 2 millimeters. Retailers can also provide bags made of recycled paper or reusable bags made of cloth or other washable fabric."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20180805/resident-calls-naticks-plastic-bag-regulation-disaster