Showing posts with label games. Show all posts
Showing posts with label games. Show all posts

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Reminder game night at Franklin Newcomers & Friends - Jan 19

Not just for Newcomers . . .

Come join your friends and neighbors at the Franklin Newcomers & Friends monthly meeting.  Meet us upstairs at "3" Restaurant on Wednesday, January 19th at 7:30 for Game Night! Following the club updates, we will play some fun, social games to kick off the new year! 

We will also be collecting personal care items and cleaning supplies for the Franklin Food Pantry. Please bring one or more items from the following list:  shampoo (8 oz-24 oz), conditioner (8 oz-24 oz), disposable razors, hand and body lotion (8 oz-24 oz), liquid hand soap (6 oz-24 oz), Scott’s toilet paper (single WRAPPED roll 1000 sheets), cleaning wipes, all purpose cleaner spray (32 oz), ajax or comet cleansers.

Come join us and have fun while you make connections in your community.  We are a multi-generational club offering a wide range of activities for all ages with an emphasis on fun and camaraderie.  We are a member-driven organization and are always excited to welcome new faces and new ideas.

No need to be a newcomer to the area…residents of Franklin (or any surrounding town that doesn't have a Newcomers Club) are welcome to join us. We run our meetings September through May on the 3rd Wednesday of the month (occasionally we switch Wednesdays to accommodate holidays or speakers) upstairs in a private room at “3” Restaurant, 461 W. Central Street, Franklin. 

Complimentary appetizers and beverages are provided and a cash bar is available.
 
Additionally, we hold many fun and varied events to stay connected throughout the year.   Look for us on our Meetup page for more information.   
https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Newcomers-Friends

Franklin Newcomers & Friends - meeting Jan 19 - a game night!
Franklin Newcomers & Friends - meeting Jan 19 - a game night!

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Franklin Newcomers & Friends - meeting Jan 19 - a game night!

Not just for Newcomers . . .

Come join your friends and neighbors at the Franklin Newcomers & Friends monthly meeting.  Meet us upstairs at "3" Restaurant on Wednesday, January 19th at 7:30 for Game Night! Following the club updates, we will play some fun, social games to kick off the new year! 

We will also be collecting personal care items and cleaning supplies for the Franklin Food Pantry. Please bring one or more items from the following list:  shampoo (8 oz-24 oz), conditioner (8 oz-24 oz), disposable razors, hand and body lotion (8 oz-24 oz), liquid hand soap (6 oz-24 oz), Scott’s toilet paper (single WRAPPED roll 1000 sheets), cleaning wipes, all purpose cleaner spray (32 oz), ajax or comet cleansers.

Come join us and have fun while you make connections in your community.  We are a multi-generational club offering a wide range of activities for all ages with an emphasis on fun and camaraderie.  We are a member-driven organization and are always excited to welcome new faces and new ideas.

No need to be a newcomer to the area…residents of Franklin (or any surrounding town that doesn't have a Newcomers Club) are welcome to join us. We run our meetings September through May on the 3rd Wednesday of the month (occasionally we switch Wednesdays to accommodate holidays or speakers) upstairs in a private room at “3” Restaurant, 461 W. Central Street, Franklin. 

Complimentary appetizers and beverages are provided and a cash bar is available.
 
Additionally, we hold many fun and varied events to stay connected throughout the year.   Look for us on our Meetup page for more information.   
https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Newcomers-Friends

Franklin Newcomers & Friends - meeting Jan 19 - a game night!
Franklin Newcomers & Friends - meeting Jan 19 - a game night!


Sunday, January 24, 2021

Tri-County RVTHS Offers Freshman Interactive Career Exploration Gaming Experience

This year, first-year students have an exciting opportunity to participate in an interactive career-based game designed by our Library Media Specialist, Ariel Dagan, in collaboration with guidance. This “game” empowers the Freshmen to navigate a career quest that draws upon their personal experiences and preferences to illustrate how they relate to their future career goals.

Through the interactive online game quests and challenges, the student will assemble a story about themselves to help determine a career path that reflects their personality and interests. They will earn a better understanding of their strengths and character and who they would like to become in the future.

“The year 2020, of all years, was perfect timing to roll out this game! It allowed students to combine their career interests and skills into a fun activity that students completed at
home. Student reflections revealed their unique personalities by the way they responded to the questions. In addition, I found that the remote camera setting was a tool utilized that helped boost confidence by giving them space to be themselves,” says Karen Kennedy, 9th Grade Guidance Counselor.

The interactive game ran for six weeks, and students accessed the program online at home. The game incorporates several tools, including Naviance, Careers In, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Naviance is a college planning and career assessment tool that helps identify students’ strengths, needs, and interests, giving them a better understanding of which career may suit their desires. Careers In (Salem Press) is a series that provides real-world information such as a day in the life, networking, earnings and advancement, work environment, and areas with high levels of employment. Through gameplay, the students will complete tasks using these online services to delve deeper into their interests and discover possible career paths.

The game includes over 40 engagement opportunities where students will compete in a boss battle, solve puzzles, and answer open-ended questions through a video or written journal. Since launch, over 80% of students have played the game and spent an average of xx hours engaging with the game. Students noted how the game helped solidify the path they were on or helped them discover different opportunities that excite them. This online game allows students to think introspectively and answer questions honestly as the answers are not publicized.

“The Tri-County Guidance Department strives to motivate every student to develop a well thought-out post-secondary goal, and progress in reaching those goals, prior to graduation. Our guidance team has a long history of success of implementing a goal-oriented career plan starting at day-1. This ‘Career-Focused Game’ developed by Mr. Dagan in collaboration with Ms. Kennedy and Mr. Casey gave the grade 9 students a fantastic start. It truly is the icing on the cake!” Scott O’Brien, Head of Guidance.

This career exploratory game concluded on January 4th, 2021 to allow students to decide their top three programs offered at Tri-County.

 

Freshman Interactive Career Exploration Gaming Experience
Freshman Interactive Career Exploration Gaming Experience

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Play the Census Bureau's Population Bracketology Game




Test your knowledge of population data! How close can you get to a perfect score of 63? Mouse-over results for the latest population estimates.
Play the Census Bureau's Population Bracketology Game

Play the Population Bracketology Game

Test your knowledge of population data! Start by choosing your geographic level: metro areas or states. Click on the name in each match-up that you think has the larger population. Green shows a correct answer, red indicates an incorrect answer. When you have opposing names picked for the next round, pick again. 
How close can you get to a perfect score of 63? When you are finished, play again or mouse-over results to view the most current population estimates for each pair.
Here are the data sources we used to build this data visualization:
Winners in each metro area match-up are based on a comparison of the July 1, 2017 population estimates. Metro areas included are the 64 most populous (based on 2017 population) in the 50 states and District of Columbia.
Help us spread the word about the Census Bureau's Population Bracketology game!
Play the Census Bureau's Population Bracketology Game

Get Answers to Your Data Questions

We're here to help you get the most out of Census Bureau data. If you have a question, visit Ask Census.gov or give us a call at 1-800-923-8282 (TTY 1-800-877-8339). You can also connect with us on social media.



Population Bracketology Game


This is an official email from the U.S. Census Bureau. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us (https://www.census.gov/about/contact-us.html).

Friday, March 8, 2019

Franklin Library: Teen Board Game Cafe - Sat - Mar 9 - 3:00 PM

For teens in grades 6 through 12, the Franklin Public Library will hold a Board Game Cafe on Saturday, March 9 FROM 3:00 - 4:30 PM.


Franklin Library: Teen Board Game Cafe - Sat - Mar 9 - 3:00 PM
Franklin Library: Teen Board Game Cafe - Sat - Mar 9 - 3:00 PM
Shared from the Franklin Library page
https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library/bulletins/teen-board-game-cafe-1

and Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/events/2083765881645821/


Sunday, January 6, 2019

In the News: table games make a return; state revenue collection declines in Dec

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

Table games make a return

"In a garage dubbed “The Ice House,” NewsMan the gnome was attempting to prove his worth as part of the guild. To prove his worthiness, NewsMan started a brawl in the guild’s courtyard. 
He managed to knock out Buckland Rogers, the human fighter, but soon met his match against a mysterious cloaked figure. Meanwhile Faelar the Unwanted, a half-giant, cast a few spells that fell weak in comparison to Morduso, warlock of the Raven Queen’s attacks from above. 
In other words, Dungeons & Dragons - aka, “D & D” - along with countless other table games, are back and more popular than ever, drawing people old and young away from the game consoles and into their own imaginations. 
According to David Gallagher, senior director of communications at online startup Kickstarter, board games are definitely back in style. Independent companies have found Kickstarter to be a prized outlet to release their unique games and help fund the manufacturing."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20190106/table-games-make-grand-return

Pete’s Nerds Emporium has opened on Main St in Franklin
Pete’s Nerds Emporium has opened on Main St in Franklin



More signs of a downturn appear

"Add plunging state tax collections to a list of concerns that has recently grown to include a volatile stock market, rising interest rates and increasing talk about when the next recession may hit. 
Tax receipts for December alone missed the monthly benchmark by more than half a billion dollars, erasing months of above-benchmark collections and leaving collections $108 million behind their targets midway through fiscal 2019, according to data released late Friday by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. 
Income tax estimated payments totaled just $121 million for December, $542 million or 81.7 percent below benchmark and $575 million or 82.6 percent below December 2017. 
“We underestimated the shift of estimated payments from December into January. Early indications are that other states may be having a similar experience,” Revenue Commissioner Christopher Harding said in a statement."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20190106/states-tax-haul-plunges-in-december

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Melanie Hamblen says "Thank you!"

Via Facebook post by Melanie Hamblen:
"This was amazing. Thank you everyone for participating. Together we can stomp out the stigma of addiction and support our community. 
Jen Knight of the SAFE Coalition and I picked out 21 games at Pete's Nerd Emporium Wowza! Thank you Franklin!"

With collaboration among the #ShopFranklin business like this, here is a good reason to visit both establishments (if you haven't already).

Jen Knight of the SAFE Coalition and I picked out 21 games at Pete's Nerd Emporium Wowza! Thank you Franklin!
Jen Knight of the SAFE Coalition and I picked out 21 games at
Pete's Nerd Emporium Wowza! Thank you Franklin!
close up on the games selected, quite a variety!
close up on the games selected, quite a variety!
The Facebook post can be found
https://www.facebook.com/groups/shopFranklin/permalink/1852416648202180/

The challenge ran from Nov 24 to Dec 8
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2018/11/charitable-givings-with-petes-and.html

For more information about the work of the SAFE Coalition
http://www.safecoalitionma.org/


Friday, November 23, 2018

Charitable Givings with Pete's and Franklin Agway - Nov 24 to Dec 8

Due to the incredible generosity of Melanie Hamblen of the Franklin Agway, we are proud to support the SAFE Coalition.

From Saturday the 24th of November until Saturday the 8th of December for every 4 board games purchased at Pete's Nerd Emporium, Franklin Agway will donate a brand new one to the Safe coalition.

Lets help stomp out stigma and find real solutions this holiday season.

Thank you,
-Pete

When = Nov 24 at 12 PM – Dec 8 at 12 PM

Where = Pete's Nerd Emporium, 10 Main st., Franklin, Massachusetts 02038

SAFE Coalition  http://www.safecoalitionma.org/
Franklin Agway  https://www.franklinagway.com/

Charitable Givings with Pete's and Franklin Agway - Nov 24 to Dec 8
Charitable Givings with Pete's and Franklin Agway - Nov 24 to Dec 8

This was shared from the Facebook event
https://www.facebook.com/events/743054996055846/

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Franklin Newcomers and Friends April Meeting Announcement - Apr 11

Come join your Franklin friends and neighbors at the Franklin Newcomers and Friends monthly meeting. Meet us upstairs at "3" Restaurant on Wednesday, April 11th at 7:30. Come join us at our Game Night. It's one of our favorite and more social events.

We invite any resident of Franklin, or a surrounding town that doesn't have a Newcomers Club, to join us at "3" Restaurant, 461 West Central Street, Franklin. Complimentary appetizers and beverages are provided and a cash bar is available. 

We meet upstairs at 7:30 PM on the 2nd Wednesday of the month (occasionally we switch Wednesdays to accommodate holidays or speakers). We run our meetings September through May. Additionally, we hold many fun and varied events to stay connected throughout the year.

For more information, please visit our website www.franklinnewcomers.com or our Facebook page, Franklin Newcomers and Friends Club.

Franklin Newcomers and Friends: “Game Night” - Apr 11
Franklin Newcomers and Friends: “Game Night” - Apr 11

Friday, July 22, 2016

PokéStop Meetup Saturday, 1 - 4 PM at Franklin Federated!


PokéStop Meetup Saturday, 1 - 4 PM!

The Franklin Federated Church is hosting a "Pokéstop Meetup" on the front lawn of the church Saturday, July 23, from 1 to 4 PM. The Meetup is for anyone in the community interested in coming together to play Pokémon Go

The church, located at 171 Main Street across from the Franklin Town Common, is one of several Pokéstops in the neighborhood - places where players can download items to help them in the game. The Meetup will feature:
  • Lures to attract rare Pokémon for the entire 3 hours
  • Charging stations for players to charge their phones
  • Cold drinks and other refreshments
  • Access to restrooms
From the church lawn, players can compete at the  gym on the corner of Crescent St., and they will be right across the street from the Town Common, where there are lots of PokéSpots, Pokémon and another gym.

Everyone is invited - come and bring a friend!

Find out who else is going via our Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1061345627282139/

PokéStop Meetup Saturday, 1 - 4 PM at Franklin Federated!
PokéStop Meetup Saturday, 1 - 4 PM at Franklin Federated!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Snow Sister's Soiree - Franklin Library - 6/27 - 10:30 AM

The Snow Sister's Soiree takes place today at 10:30 AM at the Franklin Public Library.

Join the Snow Sister's for singing, a story,  a game, autographs, and photos. Feel free to arrive in costume!

Snow Sister's Soiree - Franklin Library - 6/27 - 10:30 AM
Snow Sister's Soiree - Franklin Library - 6/27 - 10:30 AM

This was shared from the Franklin Library page
http://franklinpl.blogspot.com/2015/06/snow-sisters-coming-on-saturday-june.html

This is sponsored by the Friends of Franklin Library.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Franklin Library: Adult coffee and craft - Game day

There are two events at the Library today. For the adults, the coffee and craft series will feature Zentangle. For the kids, the next iteration of Game Day.

Coffee and Craft starts at 1:30
Game Day starts at 2:30

Zentangle for the coffee and craft today at 1:30
Zentangle for the coffee and craft today at 1:30

game day for the kids at 2:30
game day for the kids at 2:30

These events were shared from the Library pages here
http://franklinpl.blogspot.com/2015/05/adult-coffee-craft.html

http://franklinpl.blogspot.com/2015/05/game-day.html

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Mark your Calendars for Hockomock Area YMCA Spooky Games!


The Hockomock Area YMCA invites area residents to enjoy a spooktacular evening as Spooky Games returns on Friday, October 24th from 6:30PM-8:00PM at its Bernon Family Branch (45 Forge Hill Road, Franklin), Invensys Foxboro Branch (67 Mechanic Street, Foxboro), and North Attleboro Branch (300 Elmwood Street, North Attleboro). 
This FREE event is open to members and non-members alike. Participants are encouraged to dress in costume. 
  • The theme for the Bernon Family Branch is ‘Night at the Movies”. The Bernon Family Branch staff invites participants to visit Olaf’s Ice Adventure, Maneuver through our Lego Movie Obstacle Course, Journey the Road to Oz, and meet the Sanderson Sisters, and more. 
  • The theme for the Invensys Foxboro Branch is ‘Haunted School House’. The Invensys Foxboro staff invites participants to play ghoulish games in math class, experiment in the horror lab, dare to try lunch lady snacks, and to beware of the Principal’s office. 
  • The theme for the North Attleboro Branch is ‘Never Never Land, the dwelling place of Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, and the lost boys.’ The North Attleboro staff invites participants to visit Mermaid Lagoon and seek out the Treasure of the Tides, venture to Pixie Hollow to find fairies and fun, and to hike the Indian Camp to check on Chief and Princess Tiger Lily. 
Hockomock YMCA
Hockomock YMCA
At dusk, anyone seven years of age or older will want to head outdoors to check out Franklin branch’s ‘Batman’s Arcam City’ Haunted Woods or North Attleboro branch’s “Never Never Never Land’ Haunted Woods” both proudly presented by the Y’s Teen departments and volunteers. 
Admission to the outdoor activity will be $4.00 per person. For more information, call Michael Mahoney at 508-643-5265 or visit our website at www.hockymca.org.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Franklin Library: Hunger Games Survival Course

For the students in grade 6 through 12, the Franklin Library will be holding a Hunger Games Survival Course.

Hunger Games Survival Course
Hunger Games Survival Course

When: July 22 at 2:30 PM

Originally posted to the Franklin Library website
http://franklinpl.blogspot.com/2014/07/hunger-games-survival-course.html

Monday, September 12, 2011

Tucoola - Games for Kids and Parents to Play Together

Sent to you by Steve Sherlock via Google Reader:

via Free Technology for Teachers by noreply@blogger.com (Mr. Byrne) on 9/10/11


Tucoola is a free site offering games for children and parents. The site has a section of single user activities for kids and section of two user activities for parents to play with their children. Most of the activities are simple enough for children four years old to play. The activities include things like simple jigsaw puzzles, checkers, and basic number games. The site can be used without registration, but parents who do choose to register themselves and their children can access activity reports for what their children have done on the site.

Applications for Education
Tucoola isn't breaking any new ground with their games and activities, but if you're looking for some basic skills practice activities it's worth bookmarking Tucoola. The option to access activity reports for their children might be an appealing feature for parents.



Things you can do from here:

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Open Gym Night - Remington High School

When: Thursday, March 11th  from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Remington Middle School Gymnasium

Middle and High School Students: Here’s a chance to spend some free time with friends… get moving and cure the Cabin Fever at Open Gym night!

Of course there will be an open court to shoot hoops, but you can also conquer an obstacle course or take on an air hockey challenge.

Need to slow down?  How about magnetic darts, indoor Frisbee, or a giant blow up Twister game? 

Sounds like fun!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

In the news - street play, teacher citizenship, betting on a budget



Game over for street play?

By Michael Morton/Daily News staff

FRANKLIN - Under a strict reading of a bylaw revision proposed at last night's council meeting, children playing baseball or having a snowball fight on town streets and sidewalks could get a disappointing message: game over.

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Teacher feted for getting U.S. citizenship

By Michael Morton/Daily News staff

FRANKLIN - When French teacher Mireille Malouf walked into the auditorium at Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School yesterday, she thought she had come for an assembly with a broad patriotic theme.

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Local towns would get more state aid

By Matt Kakley/Daily News correspondent

The town of Milford would receive a 10 percent increase in local aid and Franklin would receive an additional 7 percent under Gov. Deval Patrick's budget proposal.

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Patrick's budget plan would rely on casino revenue

By Lindsey Parietti/Daily News staff

BOSTON - Gov. Deval Patrick released a $28 billion budget proposal yesterday, banking on casino licensing fees to fund local aid and challenging his critics in the Legislature to come up with their own solutions to the state's fiscal challenges.

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