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1. Boy Scout Troop 12 is holding is 33rd Annual Pancake Breakfast Extravaganza at Plymouth Church from 7:30 to 11 a.m. $4 for adults and $3 for seniors and children age 11 and under. Menu includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, ham, sausage, juice and hot beverages.
2. The author of the third book selected by Framingham Reads Together will speak at Fuller Middle School today at 10 a.m. The town-wide “one book, one community” program, this time around is Nathaniel Philbrick’s In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex.
3. Walsh Middle School will hold its 3rd Annual Spring Carnival today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event features carnival games, arts & crafts, raffles, face painting, a cookie walk, make your own sundae bar and lots more.
4. Teens, in grades 6-12, are invited to celebrate the colorful Indian holiday called Holi at a special Indian Festival celebration at the main Framingham Library today from 1 to 3 p.m. Get a henna tattoo, learn how to wear a sari, throw some confetti, and try out some Bollywood dance moves with Jasmine Shah and her students from Aangikam Dance Academy. For additional information, click here.
5. Framingham is hosting the state finals of the Massachusetts Association of Jazz Education state finals at Framingham High School. Competition begins at 11 a.m. Framingham High, who won a Gold award at regionals, is performing at 3:30 p.m. Also competing are Algonquin, Marlborough, Newton South, Wellesley, Westborough, King Phillip, Foxboro, Reading and Boston Latin. Awards ceremony begins at 5 p.m. Public may attend the performances. $7 Admission.
The winner of the festival will be announced tonight.