2. Shelly Dickson Carr was 10 years old when she read He Wouldn't Kill Patience, the classic mystery by her grandfather, John Dickson Carr. Since then she's been hooked on the genre and thinking about the mystery she'd one day write. Ripped is her first novel and it has been receiving critical praise and awards.
Tonight, Carr will read from her novel Ripped, talk about the writing process and sign copies of her Benjamin Franklin Award Winning Book at Barnes and Noble Booksellers in Shoppers World in Framingham. The public is invited to the free event, which should start about 6:30 p.m.
3. Today is Christa McAuliffe Regional Public Charter School Day at Barnes & Noble. If you mention McAuliffe at the register, a portion of all sales will go to the Framingham-based school. Students from the charter school's enrichment clubs will also perform in the Shoppers World bookstore. The schedule is:
- 5 p.m. Shakespeare
- 5:30 p.m. McAuliffe Band
- 5:45 American Sign Language Club
- 6:15 p.m. Broadway Club
4. Tonight, Dr. Helen Heineman will perform a dramatic reading of A Christmas Carol, at the main Framingham Library at 7.
This library tradition, has Heineman illustrating her reading with 250 slides that depict nearly every illustrated version of the story since it first appeared in 1843. She uses a special reading version of the story that Dickens prepared during his reading tours of England and the United States. The public is invited to this free program.
5. Chocolate Therapy in Framingham is hosting an After Work Wine & Chocolate event from 7 to 8:30 tonight. Attendees will learn about chocolate, how to pair it with fine wine, and sample 3 specially-created pairings. Admission $25 per person. RSVP required by calling 508-875-1571.
In Case You Missed It: Framingham representatives Tom Sannicandro and Chris Walsh testified Tuesday on behalf of Framingham Police Officer Robert Tibor, who is seeking an exemption from the state's mandatory police retirement age of 65. If the House, Senate and Governor approve, Tibor would stay employed with the Town of Framingham until Dec. 30, 2015.