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5 Things You Need To Know Today: May 12

Framingham Parks & Recreation, with support from Framingham Co-operative Bank, is holding a Cushing Memorial Park open house Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon., with a historic dedication at 11 a.m. with the Town's Historian Fred Wallace.

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. Framingham Parks & Recreation, with support from , is holding a open house today from 9 a.m. to noon. The Framingham Garden Club is holding a a plant sale, the Framingham Artist Guild will have a public art display and the Framingham Cultural Council will provide entertainment. Tours of the historic chapel are available from 9 to 11 a.m. by the Cushing Chapel Committee.

And at 11 a.m., Framingham Parks and Recreation will unveil new historic plaques, on the Winter street side. Framingham Town Historian Fred Wallace will speak. Afterwards residents are invited to stay for free hot dogs and refreshments at noon.

2. The is today from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Framingham Rotary Club, this is a 50-plus crafter event, not a flea market. All proceeds benefit local organizations and charities. Admission $2, $1 for kids and seniors.

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4. The public is invited to the at from 1 to 4 p.m. and will be there to teach kids about fire prevention, fingerprint ID, helmet check.

5. is also hosting an today from 1 to 4 p.m. Monitors, computers, scanners, copiers, - $5. Appliances, including dishwashers, dryers, stoves, microwaves, dehumidifiers, refrigerators, air conditioners, exercise equipment, lawn mowers, small engines, snow blowers - $10 Televisions under 19 inches - $10. Televisions over 19 inches - $15.  There is no fee for household batteries and rechargeable batteries. Also bring your old adult bicycles to recycle too. Questions call Dennis Wood at 508-277-7513

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