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American Idol Screening in Framingham and Free Bird Feeder Workshop at Farmers' Market

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 on Wednesday.

Season 13 American Idol judges Keith Urban,Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr.. Credit: American Idol/FOX
Season 13 American Idol judges Keith Urban,Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr.. Credit: American Idol/FOX
It's Monday, and that means Framingham Patch has put together this list of things going on in Framingham to help make your week a little easier and more fun.

1. FRIENDS OF CALLAHAN: Robert DiCicco will be the featured entertainment at the the Friends of Callahan general meeting today, Jan. 13 at 1:30 p.m. DiCicco's, who started acting at a very early has perform in various stage plays and musical comedies. Among his many credits include Mame, Lovers and Other Strangers, Man of LaMancha and All my Sons. 

2. AMERICAN IDOL SCREENING: Fans of American Idol are invited to attend a free screening of the premiere of the first episode of the 13th season on the big screen at AMC Framingham 16 at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14. Doors open at 6.

After the multi-city screening, there will be an interactive Q&A with the American idol judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. moderated by Ryan Seacrest.

To attend the free event, fans should RSVP  at www.idolrsvp.com

This free screening event in Framingham comes one day before the two-nightseason premiere of American Idol XIII on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 8 p.m. on FOX.

3. FARMERS' MARKET & BIRD FEEDER CRAFT: Framingham Farmers' Indoor market returns Thursday. The market will be open Thursday, Jan. 16 from noon to 5:30 p.m. at First Parish in Framingham UU parish hall at 24 Vernon St.

And this week at the the Framingham Winter Farmers' Market make a free, eco-friendly bird feeders.

Materials will be provided. Bird feeders will be made with bagel slices, margarine, bird seed, and biodegradable cotton string — this leaves no trash behind. For allergen safety, no nuts are included in the bird seed. The event is sponsored by Transition Framingham, with thanks to Panera Bread for providing the bagels.

4. GARDEN IN THE WOODS MASTER PLAN: 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 on Wednesday, Jan. 15 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, the organization that assumed stewardship of Curtis’s collections in 1965, continues his legacy teaching gardeners the benefits and techniques of native plant gardening.

Hear about the Society’s ambitious master plan that will guide the future of this horticultural and ecological gem of a garden. 

5. MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: Cameron Middle School will hold its winter concert Thursday, Jan. 16 at 7.

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