1. Author Talk: Tim Bishop and Debbie Bishop will share slides and stories of their coast-to-coast bicycling honeymoon at a book signing event Tuesday night, Oct. 8 at 7 at Barnes and Noble Booksellers in Shoppers World in Framingham. Published by Open Road press, the couple's book is titled Two Are Better: Midlife Newlyweds Bicycle Coast to Coast. Mrs. Bishop is a former literacy coach at McCarthy Elementary School.
2. LEAP Program Meetings: Framingham Superintendent of Schools Stacy Scott and his administration will meet with parents at McCarthy Elementary and Brophy Elementary schools this week to discuss and answer questions about its new LEAP program. Meetings are:
- Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at McCarthy Elementary
- Thursday, Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Brophy Elementary
Framingham Patch was the first media outlet to publish the Superintendent's new LEAP program plan. His plan calls for moving fifth grade students to Fuller Middle School in the fall of 2014 for only two of the town's elementary schools - Brophy and McCarthy; and for opening the community's ninth elementary school at the King Administration Building in 2014, too. Read more about the plan here.
3. Blessing of the Animals: The Lutheran Church of Framingham is holding its annual Blessing of the Animals service Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. Following the short gathering, there will be a pizza dinner and treats for the dogs in attendance. Adults, children, teens, dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, guinea pigs, fish, hamsters, goats, horses, and cows are welcome to gather.
4. Learn About Margaret Fuller: Emerson College Associate Professor Megan Marshall will tell the compelling story of Margaret Fuller at the main Framingham Library at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10 as part of the
Lifelong Learning lecture Series, a 10-lecture series is a collaboration of Framingham State University and Framingham Public Library.
Born in Cambridge, Fuller was a journalist, critic, and women's rights advocate who is associated with the American transcendentalism movement. She was the first full-time American female book reviewer in journalism.
5. Family Hike: Outdoors RX is hosting an hour-long"> family hike of the Carol Gretchell Trail in Framingham in Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. The trail winds along the Sudbury River, a home to birds, fish, and even beavers. Registration encouraged at emailAMCOutdoorsRx@outdoors.org.
Editor's Note: Update at 11:57 p.m.with Lutheran Photo