Sunday, May 19, 2013
You could own an original piece of art for just $150.
Today is the final day of the Fountain Street Fine Art gallery Spring 2013 member show. Each work of art, is 8" x 8" in size and priced at only $150 in price, so patrons can acquire an original piece of art at a reasonable price. Each work was created especially for the exhibit. The gallery is open today until 5 p.m. and there is a closing reception today from 3 to 5 p.m.
The deadline for our weekly photo contest is 5 p.m. Monday.
If you haven't entered our weekly photo contest yet, it's not too late. The deadline to upload photos in our "cute photo" contest is 5 p.m. Monday, May 20. So, if you haven't shown us your photos yet, or would like to add more, simply click on this link and follow the easy instructions to upload. (Please make sure to follow the above link to enter the contest; while you are welcome to upload pictures here, this is not the contest page and therefore your photos won't count as an official entry.) The winner gets a $25 gift card to a local business. Good luck! We can't wait to see your pictures!
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The final two performances are tonight at 7:30 and tomorrow, May 19 at 2 p.m.
Opening night was sold out but you can still catch the final two performances of Performing Arts Center of MetroWest's Family Players' production of performances of James & The Giant Peach this weekend. The play tells the story of a boy forced to go live with two mean, spinster aunts after his parents are tragically killed. One summer afternoon crying in the bushes, James stumbles across a mysterious, magical man, who gives him a sack of tiny glowing-green crocodile tongues. James accidentally drops them into the ground. From there a magical tale begins as James enters a gigantic, magical peach, and has a wild and surreal cross-world adventure with a handful of anthropomorphic insects. Hemenway 5th grader Madilyn Spear has the role of …
Raise the Roof event to help family battling cancer, students art auction, James and The Giant Peach performance, Materialize show ends this weekend and Garden Club's annual spring sale all 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. There is a Raise the Roof event scheduled today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to help Kris Burke and her family. Burke, a Framingham resident, is battling stage 4 cancer. Friends and family have raised money to make repairs on her home. The first project is complete. Rexford Kidd of Capital Contractors repaired the family's front steps, and donated a portion of the labor and materials. Now, today, workers are fixing the roof on the family's home. You can volunteer your time today by clicking here or you can donate money to the cause to Keeping Kris Strong to Middlesex Savings Bank, 235 Old Connecticut…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
PAC Family Players will present three performances of the classic novel Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.
Performing Arts Center of MetroWest's Family Players will stage three performances of James & The Giant Peach this weekend. The play tells the story of a boy forced to go live with two mean, spinster aunts after his parents are tragically killed. He encounters a man who gives him magic and from there the tale of the peach and other creatures ensues. The actors and actresses in the play are in grades 3-6. Shows are Friday, May 17 at 7:30, Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. Advanced tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for seniors and students. Tickets will be sold at the door, if the shows, doesn't sell out, but will be $18 and $16. Purchase online tickets at www.pacmetrowest.org
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Our weekly photo contest gives the winner a chance to win a gift card.
In our photo contest this week, we want to see photos you think are cute. We know you have lots of 'em. Babies, puppies, kids, parents: it's pretty open-ended, so upload away! We’ll take submissions until 5 p.m. May 20. The winner, chosen by Patch editors, will be announced on May 21. The prize? A $25 gift card. We know it can be hard to choose just one, so you may enter as many photos as you'd like. If you like a particular photo, voice your support for it in the comments. Eligibility is limited to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 and older. To upload your photo, just sign in to Patch, click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button on this article, choose a photo you'd like to submit, add a …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
We've crowned our winner.
Thank you to all those who uploaded photos for our Mother's Day photo contest. It's never easy to choose just one photo as the winner of our $25 gift card. After much deliberation, we had to go with Elizabeth Spinney's photo of her mother at her brother's wedding. "My mother survived breast cancer last year following a mastectomy, and recently she celebrated my brother's wedding. She worked so hard to find a dress that was both elegant and covered her scars--doesn't she look beautiful (and so happy)," Elizabeth wrote in the caption with her photo. Congratulations, Elizabeth. We'll be contacting you to make arrangements to get you your prize. Return to Patch tomorrow for our next photo contest: "cute" photos!
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Framingham High Jazz band performed at the Hatch Shell in Boston on Mother's Day.
The Framingham High Jazz band performed at the Hatch Shell in Boston on Mother's Day. The Framingham High School jazz band was invited to perform at the Hatch Shell after their gold medal performance at the Massachusetts Association for Jazz Education state finals. Thanks to moms Cheryl Elkins and Stacy Berkson for the wonderful photos in this slide show and sharing the photos with Framingham Patch readers.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
A handful of authors and illustrators talked to students about their craft and creative process during the elementary school's 10th Annual Author Day.
Thanks to a grant from the Framingham Cultural Council, a handful of authors and illustrators talked to Barbieri Elementary School students about their craft and creative process during the school's 10th Annual Author Day. Jacqueline Davies, talked about why her book The Lemonade War sold more books than all her other books combined. She explained to students one of the reasons is that it had a universal theme -- everyone has a brother or sister and everyone has seen a lemonade stand. Davies said as an author she travel a lot and talked to fourth and fifth grade students about her latest adventure to Hawaii too. Illustrator/author Jeannie Brett read to students in the auditorium during author day. Upstairs in the library conference room …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Framingham High School's Drama Company is staging the dark musical Sweeney Todd. Thursday night is opening night, with two more shows Friday and Saturday night.
Framingham High School's Drama Company is staging the dark musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street this weekend. Thursday night is opening night. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. There are shows Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 too. Tickets are $12 in advance online or $15 at the door. Purchase here. Mikey Russo and Erinn Harding have the roles of Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett.