Five Things You Need To Know Today: Feb. 16 [VIDEO]
Romeo & Harriet performance, Shoppers World exhibit opens, 28th Annual Joe Val Bluegrass Festival this weekend and Friends of the Framingham Library monthly book sale featured in today's column.
Our daily column, 5 Things You Need to Know Today, will help you to get your day started and offer you some fodder for water cooler conversation.
1. First started in 1985, the 28th Annual Joe Val Bluegrass Festival is at the Sheraton Hotel in Framingham this weekend. There are scores of workshops and performances. Tickets are available at the door today and tomorrow. Saturday $55 adults, $25 student with ID, $25 youths 12-16 and children under 12 are free. Sunday $25 adults, $15 for students with ID and youths 12-16. For additional information, visit http://www.bbu.org/jvhome.htm.
2. The final performance of Keefe Technical High School's production of Romeo & Harriet is at 2 p.m. today. The show is a modern parody of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, only here, the Capulets and Montagues are owners of rival department stores in New York City. There are more than two dozen students from five communities, including Framingham, in the show. Tickets will be sold at the door $5 adults and $2 children under 12.
3. The Friends of the Framingham Library will hold its monthly book sale today at the main Framingham Library downtown. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for members and 10 a.m. for everyone else. Sale continues through 3 p.m.
4. Today is the public grand opening of Framingham History Center's newest exhibit -- Shoppers World 1951-1994. The exhibit, at Edgell Memorial Library, is open today from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for non-members, free for members and kids.
5. Jon Fetherston of Ashland said he has ceased obtaining the 10,000 certified signatures to be on the special election Republican primary ballot on April 30 to support former U.S. attorney, and acting Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Michael Sullivan of Abington, another Republican.