Showing posts with label celebration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label celebration. Show all posts

Monday, June 10, 2024

watch for the 4th of July Celebration mailer via the Post Office this week

Check your mailbox this week! Fourth of July Celebration kicks off Wednesday July 3rd. 
Check out this flyer or visit www.franklin4th.com for everything you need to know!

Food, games, rides, music, and fireworks


watch for the 4th of July Celebration mailer via the Post Office this week
watch for the 4th of July Celebration mailer via the Post Office this week

watch for the 4th of July Celebration mailer via the Post Office this week 1
watch for the 4th of July Celebration mailer via the Post Office this week 1


Saturday, March 9, 2024

Join us on April 4 for a Cosmic Pizza Party!

Join us on April 4 for a Cosmic Pizza Party!

All Ages Welcome

Did you know Earth Day is on April 22? 

Did you also know that Franklin is deciding to celebrate Earth during the entire month of April? If not, now you do! 

Come join us on April 4 for our Earth month kickoff with a COSMIC CELEBRATION to learn about the centennial solar eclipse, other celestial bodies, and how Earth kicks it with the stars. We'll be making box pinhole projectors to safely view the solar eclipse on April 8. 

RSVP by March 28 to bgoodlander@franklinma.gov

Join us on April 4 for a Cosmic Pizza Party!
Join us on April 4 for a Cosmic Pizza Party!

Shared from -> https://www.franklinma.gov/conservation/news/join-us-april-4-cosmic-pizza-party

Thursday, November 2, 2023

Reminder: 'Celebrate Wrentham 350' at the Franklin Historical Museum - Nov 12 at 1:15 PM

We are pleased to host our neighbors and friends from Wrentham for our Second Sunday Speaker Series, November 12.

Wrentham has had a year long celebration of the incorporation of the town in 1673. Ed Goddard, head of the Wrentham 350 Committee will share information on the committee formation, fundraising, merchandising and events over the past year.   
Celebrate Wrentham 350
Celebrate Wrentham 350

Events throughout the year have included a Brunch at the Senior Center, St. Patrick's Day Celebration, William Sweatt Day, the town's Birthday Party on the common, their Grand Parade, the Time Capsule Burial and their upcoming Gala Ball scheduled for December at Lake Pearl Ballroom.

Ed will present photos of their various events, the ins and outs of planning, and hopefully share lessons learned. 

Historians will know Franklin was once part of Wrentham, known as Wrentham's Western Precinct, before breaking off and establishing our own town in 1778. This event will be of interest to all who want to wish our neighbors a Happy Birthday and specifically to any civic minded folks from Franklin interested in learning more about Wrentham's celebration as we look ahead to our 250th in 5 year's time.

Help us give a warm welcome to our neighbors and join us Sunday November 12. Doors open 1:00PM and presentation starts at 1:15. Admission is always free. 

When attending a museum event, please consider donating a non-perishable food item to be collected at the museum and donated to the Franklin Food Pantry.

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

'Celebrate Wrentham 350' at the Franklin Historical Museum - Nov 12, 2023

We are pleased to host our neighbors and friends from Wrentham for our Second Sunday Speaker Series, November 12.

Wrentham has had a year long celebration of the incorporation of the town in 1673. Ed Goddard, head of the Wrentham 350 Committee will share information on the committee formation, fundraising, merchandising and events over the past year.   
Celebrate Wrentham 350
Celebrate Wrentham 350

Events throughout the year have included a Brunch at the Senior Center, St. Patrick's Day Celebration, William Sweatt Day, the town's Birthday Party on the common, their Grand Parade, the Time Capsule Burial and their upcoming Gala Ball scheduled for December at Lake Pearl Ballroom.

Ed will present photos of their various events, the ins and outs of planning, and hopefully share lessons learned. 

Historians will know Franklin was once part of Wrentham, known as Wrentham's Western Precinct, before breaking off and establishing our own town in 1778. This event will be of interest to all who want to wish our neighbors a Happy Birthday and specifically to any civic minded folks from Franklin interested in learning more about Wrentham's celebration as we look ahead to our 250th in 5 year's time.

Help us give a warm welcome to our neighbors and join us Sunday November 12. Doors open 1:00PM and presentation starts at 1:15. Admission is always free. 

When attending a museum event, please consider donating a non-perishable food item to be collected at the museum and donated to the Franklin Food Pantry.

Monday, June 26, 2023

Franklin's July 4th Coalition has a great line up for 2023

"The Franklin July 4th Coalition is made up of community volunteers.  Our sole mission is to preserve the annual celebrations for the town of Franklin.  We hope you come and enjoy yourselves.   

We rely entirely on fundraising events and donations to provide the fireworks, music and  events.  

We need your help.  A small tax deductible donation will help us reach our fundraising goal and allow us to keep the celebration an exciting town wide event."


Friday, June 30

6:00pm - Franklin's 4th of July - Carnival

Carnival Hours:  6PM - 10PM

MEGAPASS: Not Available

Wristbands: 12PM - 10PM

7:00pm - Duppy Conquerors (live music)


Saturday, July 1

12:00pm - Franklin's 4th of July - Carnival

Carnival Hours:  12PM - 10PM

MEGAPASS: 12PM - 10PM

Wristbands: 12PM - 5PM

12:00pm - Blues Festival - Ed Peabody (live music)

1:45pm - Blues Festival - Neal & the Vipers (live music)

3:30pm - Blues Festival - Mikey Junior (live music)

5:15pm - Blues Festival - Mike Crandall (live music)

7:00pm - Blue Festival - Bruce Katz (live music)

8:45pm - Blues Festival - Sugar Ray & the Bluetones (live music)

10:00pm - Fireworks


Sunday, July 2

12:00pm - Franklin's 4th of July - Carnival

Carnival Hours:  12PM - 10PM

MEGAPASS: 12PM - 10PM

Wristbands: 12PM - 6PM

12:00pm - Padula Trio Plus One (live music)

2:00pm - Attleboro School of Rock (live music)

4:00pm - The Zajac Brothers Band (live music)

7:00pm - Neon Wave (live music)


Monday, July 3

2:00pm - Franklin's 4th of July - Carnival

Carnival Hours:  2PM - 10PM

MEGAPASS: 2PM - 10PM

Wristbands: 2PM - 6PM

7:00pm - Backyard Swagger (live music)


Tuesday, July 4

12:00pm - Franklin's 4th of July - Carnival

Carnival Hours:  12PM - 6PM

MEGAPASS: 12PM - 6PM

Wristbands: 12PM - 4PM

12:00pm - Matt Zajac (live music)

1:00pm - Jamie Barrett (live music)

2:30pm - Hot Acoustics (live music)

4:30pm - Jesse Liam Band (live music)



Food booths (Open during carnival hours)

Pizza, hotdogs, water, ice cream Franklin Democrat Town Committee

Soda, ice cream sandwiches Franklin July 4th Coalition

Fried doughs, French fries Franklin Rod & Gun Club

Corn dogs, nachos, root beer floats         Republican Town Committee

Lemonade, yogurt parfait         Temple Etz Chaim


Visit the page for updates and to donate -> https://www.franklin4th.com/

Celebrating with Pride (poetic photo essay)

Shooed the bug away, realizing too late
It's a ladybug, real life is exhausting 

White pickup truck, moving slow revved powerfully, 
Trying to create strife is exhausting

Joy from youthful bubble chasers challenging
The rainbow globes half-life is exhausting 

Black pickup follows the white, slowly, other direction
Still looking for wildlife is exhausting 

Many chats, introducing folks, connecting the dots 
All good work, improving our whole life is exhausting 

Painting Venus, in shaded tent, renders the gazebo
Prideful colored as still life is exhausting

Ladybug returns, that must be telling you something Sherlock 
You know reporting on good life is exhausting


Reflections on the pride celebration in Franklin, captured while on the Town Common, editing completed later that day, 06/25/23 - shared from ->   https://www.quietpoet.com/2023/06/celebrating-with-pride.html


ladybug
the ladybug, that came and then returned

Second Son opened the musical entertainment
Second Son opened the musical entertainment


jamele with an impromptu Pride recognition
jamele with an impromptu Pride recognition


Sioo performing
Sioo performing


Amy Adams, aka "Painting Venus" busy about her art
Amy Adams, aka "Painting Venus" busy about her art

The Freedom Trail Band closed out the musical performances
The Freedom Trail Band closed out the musical performances

Friday, June 23, 2023

Celebrate with Pride - Sunday, 12 to 4 PM on the Franklin Town Common

Celebrate With Pride
Sunday, June 25th
Franklin Town Common
 

The second annual Celebrate with Pride is on Sunday, June 25, noon-4pm on the Franklin Town Common.  This family-friendly event is organized by a grassroots, volunteer run non-profit, the Franklin LGBTQ Alliance.  Come enjoy performers, vendors, food trucks, LGBTQIA+ organizations, crafts, games, and vendors!!! We can truly Celebrate with Pride.  

Franklin LGBTQ Alliance relies on the generosity of our community to help fund the event. These funds are then used to pay performers, promote the event,  and purchase/rent equipment needed for the event. 


We are excited to Celebrate with Pride with you this weekend! 


Celebrate with Pride - Sunday, 12 to 4 PM on the Franklin Town Common
Celebrate with Pride - Sunday, 12 to 4 PM on the Franklin Town Common

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Preparing to Celebrate with Pride in Franklin Sunday, June 25 from 12 to 4 PM (audio)

FM #1016 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 1016 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Amber Wilson, President of the Franklin LGBTQ Alliance. We talk about the Celebrate with Pride event scheduled for the Franklin Town Common on Sunday, June 25. We talk about the evolution of the committee and future plans for the group.


Listen to the recording of our conversation (approx. 43 minutes) -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-1016-celebrate-with-pride-06-19-23


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The event page on Facebook ->  https://www.facebook.com/events/724337825660145 


2023 Celebrate with Pride flyer -> 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/14vD-daq8ufUKqE2rzbzt4h2IsyBEQnul/view?usp=drive_link

Sign up for the Franklin LGBTQ Alliance emails on this Google Form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfnRB-LK3z7DKSe1Rl0ClaY7LQpAteHAhf3YpLLjejFi_A6gQ/viewform 


Send an email FranklinLGBTQAlliance@gmail.com  if you questions or to express interest in helping with the group


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The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.


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Preparing to Celebrate with Pride in Franklin Sunday, June 25 from 12 to 4 PM (audio)
Preparing to Celebrate with Pride in Franklin Sunday, June 25 from 12 to 4 PM (audio)


Monday, May 29, 2023

Sunday, May 7, 2023

Looking ahead to Franklin's 4th of July Celebration

The schedule for the 4th of July Celebration in Franklin, MA is ready. Mark your calendars! 

Check out all the details on the 4th of July Celebration page ->    https://www.franklin4th.com/

The volunteers organizing this event can use your help in person or with a financial contribution:
When are the wrist band days?  https://www.franklin4th.com/schedule-1
When are the wrist band days?  https://www.franklin4th.com/schedule-1

Is the Blues Festival back? Yes -> https://www.franklin4th.com/blues-festival
Is the Blues Festival back? Yes -> https://www.franklin4th.com/blues-festival

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

We invite you to our first School-wide Diwali Celebration - Oct 15

The BFCCPS English Learner Parent Advisory Council (ELPAC), the Franklin Cultural Council, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council are excited to sponsor our school’s first Diwali Celebration on Saturday, October 15

Our goal is to celebrate together and educate our community about Diwali.  The event takes place October 15 from 11 AM to 1 PM.  The ELPAC has been hard at work planning a number of activities for the community including Decorating Diyas, Mehndi, Rangolis, Coloring Mandalas, How to wear a sari booth, Photo booth, Storytelling

The team has also coordinated a range of performances including songs, Tabla (drumming), Ramp Walk featuring students wearing clothing from the different states of India, Bollywood, and Classical dances.

“This program is supported in part by a grant from the Franklin Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.”

We invite you to our first School-wide Diwali Celebration - Oct 15
We invite you to our first School-wide Diwali Celebration - Oct 15

Sunday, June 26, 2022

1st Franklin Pride Celebration - June 26 - Noon to 4 PM

Join the Franklin LGBTQ+ Alliance for an afternoon of celebrating.
LGBTQ+ and allies will be at the Franklin Town Common performing, creating, dancing, singing, eating, and drinking. 
Come to the community party!

Performances:
12:00-1:00 Singer Evan Greer
1:00-2:00 Open Mic
2:00-4:00 Singer Krisanthi Pappas and Bass Player Steve Skop
Activities: 
Community Art, Selfie Station, Crafts, Art Show, Ask a Sociologist
Food Trucks: 
Caribbean Press, Juniper Farms Ice Cream, Yai’s Kitchen
Vendors: 
Escape into Fiction LGBTQIA+ Book Sale, Chrissy’s Beads, BFCCPS Rainbow Ribbons, Love People Gifts, Molly's Apothecary, PT Color Market

Thank you to our community partners: Franklin High School’s SAGA, OUT MetroWest, MetroWest Visitors Bureau, Franklin Interfaith Council, Franklin Public Library, and Franklin Senior Center
Parking will be available at the Franklin Senior Center, Franklin Public Library, Davis Thayer School building, Oak / Horace Mann School, Franklin High School.

Please check back and follow for updates on Facebook ->   https://www.facebook.com/events/1186629228740240

#FranklinCANCelebrateWithPRIDE - June 26, 2022
#FranklinCANCelebrateWithPRIDE - June 26, 2022

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Celebrate with Pride - June 26 - noon to 4 PM

Join the Franklin LGBTQ+ Alliance for an afternoon of celebrating.
LGBTQ+ and allies will be at the Franklin Town Common performing, creating, dancing, singing, eating, and drinking. Come to the community party!
Performances:
12:00-1:00 Singer Evan Greer
1:00-2:00 Open Mic
2:00-4:00 Singer Krisanthi Pappas and Bass Player Steve Skop
Activities: Community Art, Selfie Station, Crafts, Art Show, Ask a Sociologist
Food Trucks: Caribbean Press, Juniper Farms Ice Cream, Yai’s Kitchen
Vendors: Escape into Fiction LGBTQIA+ Book Sale, Chrissy’s Beads, BFCCPS Rainbow Ribbons, Love People Gifts, Molly's Apothecary, PT Color Market
Thank you to our community partners: Franklin High School’s SAGA, OUT MetroWest, MetroWest Visitors Bureau, Franklin Interfaith Council, Franklin Public Library, and Franklin Senior Center
Parking will be available at the Franklin Senior Center, Franklin Public Library, Davis Thayer School building, Oak / Horace Mann School, Franklin High School.

Please check back and follow for updates on Facebook ->   https://www.facebook.com/events/1186629228740240

If you are interested in volunteering or submitting art, please email FranklinLGBTQAlliance@gmail.com.


#FranklinCANCelebrateWithPRIDE - June 26, 2022
#FranklinCANCelebrateWithPRIDE - June 26, 2022