Monday, December 31, 2012
Enjoy the final day of 2012 and ring in 2013 safely! Don't drink and drive tonight!
1. Just in case you forgot. There is no school today and tomorrow, Jan. 1. There is no trash collection on Tuesday, Jan. 1. And there is no Christmas tree collection this week. It will come mid-January. Stay tuned for Framingham Patch for more details. 2. Still looking for something to do tonight? The Amazing Things Arts Center is hosting a New Years Eve comedy show featuring Boston's Comedian of the Year Joe Wong. Wong, the self-styled All-American Immigrant was the winner of the Great American Comedy Festival and will headline a lineup of three comedians. Tickets are $30 and $25 for members. For tickets visit www.amazingthings.org 3. The main Framingham Library is holding a Snowflake Open Craft today at 10 a.m. 4. Many stores will close …
Family-friendly ideas to ring in the New Year.
Looking to ring in 2013 with some fun for your family? Why not throw a kid-friendly New Year's Eve party? Since I’m usually running on empty by the time New Year's Eve rolls around, I’ve put together some fun but EASY ideas for staying home and celebrating in your family room with the kids. GENERAL TIPS: Make it a party. If you don't have relatives staying with you, invite neighbors and friends with kids about the same age over to help celebrate. This keeps everyone off of the road, you can watch the kids together, and it saves on babysitter money. To keep it casual and easy, have everyone bring a dish to share. Start the party later so you don’t need to cook dinner, just have snacks and desserts. Use up all of those left-over Christmas …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Patch helps you find the perfect spirits for your new years celebration.
As we celebrate the holidays and ring in the New Year, people are shopping for sparkling wines. Although many know champagne, prosecco, and maybe cava, there are others as well. Knowing flavors and prices of sparkling wines from around the world will help you find the perfect wines for gifts and celebration. See below for different options. The kinds you may know Cava - a Catalan sparkling wine of Denominació d'Origen (DO) status, it is mostly produced in Catalonia (Spain). Usually produced as a white sparkling wine, it is sometimes also made as a red. The macabeu, parellada and xarel·lo are the most popular and traditional grape varieties for making cava, but sometimes others are used. The flavor is light and fruity, and like …
Family fun, ice sculptures, musical performances and more.
From the Waterfront to Fenway; Shakespeare to Indie rock; family celebrations to fireworks on the Common, Boston's 2013 First Night celebration has it all...and then some. The city's 37th annual festival features world class performances of art, music, film and dance, and showcases more than 1,000 artists and 200 exhibitions. Events will take place Monday from noon to midnight all over Boston. All First Night outdoor events are free, but buy an $18 button (children under 4 are free) for access to all indoor events, and be sure to check out the whole schedule online. Organizers strongly encourage using the online interactive planner to sign up for activities. Highlights: