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1. Attend a dramatic reading of the classic A Christmas Carol tonight at 7 at the main Framingham Library. Dr. Helen Heineman, President Emerita at Framingham State University continues her annual tradition of bringing the Charles Dickens’ masterpiece to life. DHeineman will perform a dramatized reading of this version, enhancing the story with a slideshow of over 250 slides that depict nearly every illustrated version of the story since it first appeared in 1843. Refreshments will be served at this free event.
2. Framingham High boys hockey team won its season opener defeating Weymouth 3-2 at Loring Arena Wednesday night.
3. Public is invited to an informational meeting on the EPA's plans for capping a portion of Framingham's Reservoir No. 2 of the Nyanza Chemical Superfund Site Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Building.
4. There are still a few spaces open in the Framingham Parks & Recreation wrestling program for children in grades 4-9. The program is Monday and Wednesday at the Brophy Elementary School gym. Monday nights from 7 to 8 and Wednesday 6-7:30 p.m. Cost is $75 per child. Program runs through Feb. 13 For additional information call Jon Kanavich at 508-733-3979.
5. Metrowest Republicans and friends plan to celebrate the holidays at O'Connell's Pub tonight at 6:30. $15 per person. Appetizers and Cash Bar.