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Senior Self-Defense Classes, Garden Master Plan, Charter School Move and Ellingwood Settlement Meeting

Learn more about Access-Framingham and tour the studios tonight.

Credit: New England Wild Flower Society
Credit: New England Wild Flower Society

1. Mark Richardson, Director of Horticulture for New England Wild Flower Society, will discuss the future of Garden in the Woods in Framingham at a free presentation at the main Framingham Library tonight at 7. 

Will C. Curtis bought the property that would become Garden in the Woods in 1931 and began building a “big wild garden,” emphasizing native plants and respect for landforms and plants in their “natural environments.” The New England Wild Flower Society, has been continuing his vision. Hear about the Society’s ambitious master plan that will guide the future of this horticultural and ecological gem of a garden at tonight's presentation. 

2. The Callahan Senior Center is hosting  ''Staying Safe,'' a two-part personal safety program, for men and women of all fitness levels, beginning today at 1:30 p.m.

Attendees will learn learn strategies and defense techniques to avoid being victimized from physical attack or scams and how to make smart decisions in unsafe conditions. Pre-registration is suggested.

3. Tour the Access Framingham (AF-TV) studios and learn more about the non-profit organization at a meeting tonight at 7 at 31 Flagg Dr. AF-TV is a membership based organization which provides training with video recording and editing equipment as well as access to our cable television channel to show locally recorded programming. 

Membership is open to anyone who lives, works or goes to school in Framingham, or who is affiliated with a Framingham-based organization. 

Pre-registration is suggested for tonight's orientation session by calling 508-875-5434.​ ​AF-TV can be seen in the Town of Framingham on Comcast Channel 9, RCN Channel 3, and Verizon Channel 43. 

4. The Christa McAuliffe Regional Public Charter School is holding an informational workshop for the community about its planned moved to a new location at 6:30 at 139 Newbury St.

5. In Case You Missed It:  The Framingham Board of Selectmen and Town Manager are hosting an informational meeting to explain the details of a recent settlement agreement reached between the Town of Framingham and Ellingwood Construction, regarding its asphalt brick and concrete (ABC) recycling and grinding operations at its facility at 145 Meadow St. in Framingham.

Saxonville residents, Town Meeting members and the public are encouraged to attend the meeting on Thursday, Jan. 23 at Cameron Middle School's auditorium at 7:30.

Framingham Town Manager Bob Halpin, Town Counsel Chris Petrini and Selectmen Chair Dennis Giombetti will explain the process and timeline and details of the agreement. The public can also ask questions.

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