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Summer Stuff To Do (for Bored Kids)

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 11:59 pm on July 6, 2014

FRAMINGHAM, MA - During summer vacation many parents may be hearing the all too familiar "I'm bored" from their school age progeny.

Hey Ma! I'm bored!In these "difficult economic times" things to do that are are free or only cost a few dollars -- and don't require excessive driving can help stretch the family budget between trips to Six Flags, Canobie Lake Park or other New England area day trips.

For activities in the list that require traveling in town -- consider having kids go places on MWRTA routes.  Older kids can walk to a neighborhood bus stop, and go by themselves -- relieving their parents of driving duty -- and helping reduce local daytime traffic.

Things to do in Framingham in the Summer:

  • Make some Sidewalk Chalk and color on the driveway, a concrete deck or the sidewalk with colored chalk.  If you find a big enough area, you can use the chalk to make a bike riding course or ...[read more]

2014 Framingham Concerts on the Green Schedule

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 7:21 pm on June 2, 2014

FREE Summer Concert Series

JUNE - JULY - AUGUST

Friday Evenings - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Framingham Village Green

Framingham Centre, Massachusetts

JUNE 2014 - FRAMINGHAM CONCERTS

June 20th Chris Anders, (country)
June 27th Three of a Kind, (pop)

JULY 2014 - FRAMINGHAM CONCERTS

July 4th The Tom Nutile Band, (Big Band / Swing)
July 11th Hot Acoustics, (Classic Rock)
July 18th The Reminisants, (Oldies & Rock n' Roll)
July 25th JC & Enfusion, (R&B / Soul)

AUGUST 2014 - FRAMINGHAM CONCERTS

August 1st Metro, (Classic Rock)
August 8th Playing Dead, (Grateful Dead Tribute Band)

~ Bring a blanket or chair. ~


• Restrooms • Food • Concession Stand •


Directions: The "Village Green", (also known as the "Framingham Centre Common"), is located just north of Rt. 9 on Edgell Road. From Rt.9 (East or West), take the Framingham State College / Main St., Framingham Centre exit and proceed north on Edgell Rd. - Village Green is located approximately 1/10 mile from exit. From Sudbury, (Rt. 20), take Edgell Road exit (near Friendly's) and follow south to Framingham Centre. From Downtown Framingham, take Union Ave. / Main Street heading north, cross Rt. 9 and continue approximately 1/10 mile.

Parking: FREE parking is available on-street and off-street, (in church parking lots which surround the Village Green). Please park only where instructed by signs or traffic officers.

Please watch for pedestrians in and around concert and parking areas.

Arrive early for best parking.


For Concert Cancellations & Additional Info

Call: (508)532-5962

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Summer Recreation Program Signup

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 11:24 am on April 9, 2014
2014 Framingham Park and Rec programs

Click image to download complete 2014 Spring & Summer programs listing, (in PDF format).

Framingham, MA - The Town of Framingham Parks & Recreation Department has published its list of 2014 SPRING & SUMMER PROGRAMS.

Registration for the popular Summer Recreation Centers, (for children Ages 5 - 13 yrs), begins Thursday, April 10th at the Academy Building in Cushing Memorial Park from 5:30-6:30pm, (then at the Parks & Recreation Office, during normal business hours, until all spots are filled).

Recreation Centers for the 2014 Summer Sessions will be located at Wilson Elementary School and Walsh Middle School.  The program runs from 9:00am – 3:30pm and costs $240 per child per session, (Session I:  July 7th –  18th,  Session II: July 21st – Aug. 1st,  Session III: Aug. 4th – 15th). Parents are responsible for transportation to an from program

For a complete list of all 2014 Spring &  Summer programs, click here, (download is a .PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view or print).

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Few Spots Left for Summer TV Camp

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 9:10 am on May 24, 2013
Access Framingham (logo)

AF-TV, Public Access Television in Framingham, MA

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Just a few spots are still available in Summer TV Camp at Access Framingham!

This coming August, AF-TV will offer its second Summer TV Camp to young people ages 10-12. The dates are Monday, August 12 through Friday, August 16, from 9:00am-2:00pm each day.

Campers will work together to develop and produce an original program. Every child will have a hands-on experience with studio cameras, microphones, control room switcher, graphics and audio. Thanks to a grant from Impact Framingham, we will be adding ...[read more]


NORAD Ready to Track Santa's Arrival in Framingham

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 6:02 pm on December 21, 2012
2012 NORAD Santa Tracker

2012 NORAD Santa Tracker

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Months become weeks, weeks become days, and as December 25th approaches, children's questions like; "How long until Christmas?", and "Are you sure Santa knows where our house is?", come with increasing frequency.

Thanks to NORAD, (the North American Aerospace Defense Command), kids of all ages can track Santa's travels on Christmas Eve with radar accuracy -- and spend time on the NORAD Santa Tracker Website playing games and enjoying other activities while ...[read more]


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