Showing posts with label meetup. Show all posts
Showing posts with label meetup. Show all posts

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Popcorn & Pride at the 99 Restaurant in Franklin (LGBTQ+) - Dec 6

Join Franklin LGBTQ Alliance, for a casual bite at the 99 Restaurant in Franklin, along with our friends from The "NonScene" Friends LGBTQ+ MeetUp Group! Meet some new faces, and make some new friends!

Tuesday, December 6th, 6:30 PM at the Franklin 99 Restaurant

Please register at Create a free account and join "The "NonScene" Friends (LGBTQ+)" group, then register for the event. In order to get an accurate headcount and support their programming, there is a $4 reservation fee.

Sponsored by Franklin LGBTQIA+ Pride Alliance and the "Non-Scene" Friends (LGBTQ+)

Popcorn & Pride at the 99 Restaurant in Franklin (LGBTQ+) - Dec 6
Popcorn & Pride at the 99 Restaurant in Franklin (LGBTQ+) - Dec 6

Sunday, September 26, 2021

LGBTQ+ Pizza and Boardgames Meetup to be Held at Horace Mann Square - Oct 9

LGBTQ+ Pizza and Board games Meetup to be Held at Horace Mann Square outside Piezoni
The "Non-Scene" Gay Friends of Greater Boston, a social group, will be hosting a pizza and board games meetup for the LGBTQ+ community right here in Franklin! The free event will be held at Horace Mann Square outside Piezoni on October 9th, 2021, at noon. Board games will be provided, but attendees can also bring their own. Attendees are also encouraged to support local downtown dining establishments and eat with us outdoors.

The "Non-Scene" Gay Friends of Greater Boston was established in 2010 to provide an alternative to the traditional LGBTQ+ nightlife. "I've found it very difficult to meet other LGBTQ+ people in Franklin, outside of commonly used dating apps" explained meetup organizer and Franklin resident Maxwell Morrongiello. The meetup is now one of the world's largest LGBTQ+ meetup groups with almost 8000 members.

Town Councilor and ally Cobi Frongillo applauded the upcoming event explaining, "only a few years ago, it was commonplace to see Franklin students wait until college to come out because they weren't sure they'd be supported in town. To now be hosting meet-ups for our LGBTQ+ neighbors is a fantastic step forward in supporting all community members."

Attendees are asked to be fully vaccinated and wear masks indoors, with masks being optional outdoors. "During these crazy times, we want to provide opportunities for people to socialize, while also ensuring people can remain safe," explained Morrongiello.

 "I have had wonderful experiences connecting with the LGBTQ+ community in the Boston area through this meetup, had fun doing a wide range of activities together, and not worry about fitting in" expressed longtime meetup member and event attendee Matthew Shibin. "The organizers do a fantastic job and are always open to feedback and suggestions about new activity ideas."

Attendees are required to create an account to join the meetup group, and rsvp at:

Non-tax-deductible contributions to support our events can be made at:

The "Non-Scene" Gay Friends of Greater Boston is registered doing business as "Non-Scene Boston"

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Franklin Newcomers and Friends are back!!!

We're pleased to announce that the Franklin Newcomers and Friends are back!!  We're excited to be able to hold our monthly meetings again.   One change that we've made is that we now meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at "3" Restaurant in Franklin.  We previously met on the 2nd Wednesday . . . "3 at 3" is much easier to remember!

This month, in addition to reconnecting with members and welcoming new friends, we'll be highlighting a few local charities and how to get involved. We'll also share more about Newcomers and the kind of activities and events that we offer.

Come join your Franklin friends and neighbors at our next monthly gathering on Wednesday, September 15th. We meet upstairs at "3" Restaurant at 7:30 PM on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.  We welcome any resident of Franklin, or a surrounding town that doesn't have a Newcomers Club, to join us.   "3" Restaurant is located at 461 West Central Street, Franklin. Complimentary appetizers and beverages are provided and a cash bar is available. We hold our meetings September through May. Additionally, we host many fun and varied events to stay connected throughout the year.   We hope you'll join us!!

For more information or to join visit our Meetup Page.  

Franklin Newcomers & Friends
Franklin Newcomers & Friends

Monday, August 2, 2021

Franklin Newcomers & Friends - meeting on the 3rd at 3 this fall

Good news!  Franklin Newcomers & Friends will be returning to in person meetings and events this fall!  We'll be changing it up and meeting the 3rd Wednesday of the month upstairs at 3 Restaurant.  Easy to remember- 3rd at 3!
We're working on planning our monthly meetings and activities for the upcoming year.  We have a couple Concerts on the Common scheduled for 8/6 and 8/20 to have as a casual event before our monthly meetings start.  
For more info or to join the Club, visit our Meetup page:

Franklin Newcomers & Friends
Franklin Newcomers & Friends

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Franklin Newcomers and Friends Update

We may be paused, but we're still here!

Typically we would be announcing our upcoming September Meeting at this time.  But like everyone and everything else, we're social distancing and staying safe.

BUT, that doesn't mean we're not here if you need us!

Our goal remains to enrich the lives of new and long-time residents of Franklin and nearby towns.  Through our monthly meetings, common interest groups and volunteerism we aim to foster a sense of community as well as new and lasting friendships.  

You can keep up with our plans for the 2020/2021 season on our Facebook and Meetup pages.

Check in with us on social media to learn about virtual and social distance gatherings and plans for when we can restart our programs and Craft Fair.  And you can always reach out to us with any questions about Franklin or if you're looking to make a social connection.  It is because of and through this organization that we have found lifelong friends!  We love hearing new ideas so please share . . . but , we especially love welcoming new friends

Franklin Newcomers and Friends Update
Franklin Newcomers and Friends Update

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Continuing our series on understanding Web 2.0 tools, the good folks at Common Craft have a new video this time produced specifically for

What's Meetup? from Meetup HQ on Vimeo.

FYI - there are 6 groups within 5 miles of Franklin and 29 groups within 10 miles. Quite a variety with room for more.