5 Things You Need To Know Today: Feb. 17

Looking for something to do with the kids this long holiday weekend? Consider catching a performance of Children of Eden or going skating at Loring Arena.

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. Today is the final day of the 28th Annual Joe Val Bluegrass Festival at the Sheraton Hotel in Framingham. There are scores of workshops and performances. Tickets are available at the door -- $25 adults, $15 for students with ID and youths 12-16. For additional information, visit http://www.bbu.org/jvhome.htm.

2. Today at 2 p.m. is the final performance of  Wellesley Players' production of Children of Eden. The show weaves two stories from the Book of Genesis with a dramatic and clever flair.

Tickets to Children of Eden are available at www.wellesleyplayers.org.

3. Looking for something to do with the kids this long holiday weekend? There is public skating at Loring Arena today at 2 p.m. Admission $5. Limited skate rentals too, at an additional cost.

4. Do you Tweet? Framingham Patch has a Twitter account and we are at 999 followers. Help push us ove 1,000 by following us at www.twitter.com/FraminghamPatch.

5. Last month, the MetroWest YMCA Gymkats competitive gymnastics team competed in the 5th Annual Flip Flop Invitational recently in Haverhill. Thanks to the MetroWest YMCA for uploading the news of its GymKats and their strong results. Love the photos, too!

We love to hear about youth sports teams accomplishments in Framingham. Upload your sports team's news and photos. It's easy to do.

Simply click the Announcement option under the news tab on the homepage. On the right side of the screen you’ll see the button “Add an Announcement.” This will you take you to Patch’s new announcement form. Once there, get your brag on and tell the community all about your child's sports league win. For extra visibility, add a photo. If you email us the link, we can help give you even more exposure.

Often, we feature announcements with photos on the homepage and in the Framingham Patch daily newsletter. Additionally, we visit our events and announcements pages daily to help us plan news coverage for the week. We're much more likely to have your event or issue on our radar if it's already on our page. Any questions, drop us an email at Susan.Petroni@Patch.com


Editor's note: Typo fix at 8:30

Brenda Crawshaw February 18, 2013 at 12:54 AM
Normally I don't point out typos but this one CRACKED me UP!!! "Simply lick the Announcement option under the news tab on the homepage. "
Susan Petroni (Editor) February 18, 2013 at 01:58 AM
Glad I could make you laugh today! Need to get my fingers to type as fast as my brain, some nights.


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