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Saxonville's Athenaeum Getting a Little Help from its Friends

Filed under: Around Town,Arts / Culture by News Staff at 10:26 pm on September 4, 2013
2013 Discover Saxonville's Athenaeum Hall (Fundraiser / Benefit)

Discover Saxonville's Athenaeum Hall, Saturday, October 5, 2013

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Discover Saxonville's Athenaeum! The Athenaeum is getting a little help from its "Friends".

Join The Friends of Saxonville for community, culture and cuisine -- a reception and concert to benefit the Restoration of The Athenaeum Community Hall at 7:00pm on Saturday evening October 5th, 2013

Although the exterior of Athenaeum has been restored, the interior is in complete disrepair. Our event goal is to raise $10,000 to help with construction costs, provide furnishings and accessories, (i.e. media equipment and kitchen necessities), and provide operating expense support.

Event Highlights include delectable Hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar of fine wine and beer, a brief review of the planned restoration of The Athenaeum Community Hall, a concert of Baroque Period selections for Harpsichord and Flute by The Hunt Trio and the event is topped off with decadent desserts, coffee and tea.

Event Venue is generously donated by ...[read more]


2nd Annual Lager Cask Fundraiser to benefit One Mission at The Tavern

Filed under: Around Town by News Staff at 3:21 pm on May 23, 2013
The Tavern, Framingham, MA

The Tavern in Downtown Framingham will host a fundraiser to support "One Mission", a MA based pediatric cancer charity.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - During the 2013 Memorial Day Weekend, on Friday May 24th and Saturday May 25th, The Tavern in Downtown Framingham will be hosting the 2nd Annual Lager Cask Fundraiser (Party!!!) to benefit One Mission.

"One Mission" is a Massachusetts based charity and serves the needs of pediatric cancer patients and their families living in the greater New England area.

There will be 24 lager casks available, and tickets are being sold each of the (3) two and a half hour "sessions".

Tickets are $10 ahead of time or ...[read more]


WAAF "Rises Up Against Hunger" December 4th - 6th, 2012

Filed under: Around Town by News Staff at 5:22 pm on December 3, 2012
WAAF - Boston Radio 97.7 / 107.3

97.7 / 107.3 WAAF Radio Personalities "LB" and "SPAZ" to pole-sit for 3 days on Rt. 9 in Framingham to raise money for area food banks!

FRAMINGHAM, MA - 97.7/107.3 WAAF hosts an inaugural event, "WAAF's Rise Up Against Hunger", from Tuesday, December 4th to Thursday, December 6th, 2012.

For three days, WAAF on-air personalities LB and Spaz will rise up on boom cranes, where they will live on a platform suspended high in the sky for three full days in an effort to raise funds for The Greater Boston, Worcester County and New Hampshire Food Banks. For the past 20 years, the station's personalities had enlisted themselves in various physically challenging stunts in an effort to engage listeners to support area food banks.

WAAF's on-air personalities literally "rise up" to live suspended by cranes for three days to raise funds for local food banks

Beginning at 7:00 a.m. on December 4, LB will "rise up" in a boom crane ...[read more]


Curtis Family Thanksgiving Fundraiser Dance & Raffle

Filed under: Around Town by News Staff at 3:51 am on October 21, 2012
Tickets for the 2012 Fundraiser Dinner/ Dance to support the Curtis Family Thanksgiving in Framingham.

Be sure and grab a few tickets to the 2012 Fundraiser Dance to support the Curtis Family Thanksgiving in Framingham.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - It's almost time for the 22nd Annual Curtis Family Thanksgiving Dinner!

A Fundraising Dance and Raffle are being held to support this important community event.

On Saturday, November 10th, 2012 there will be a Dance at the Eagles Hall featuring live music by the Off the Hook Band.  Join your friends and neghbors for an evening of dancing, cocktails and  a wonderful array of  hors d'oeuvres which will be served throughout the night.  Tickets are $25.00 per person and can be purchased in advance or at the door.

On November 22nd, 2012, Mark and Karen Curtis, along with volunteers of all ages and backgrounds will once again peel, chop, and prepare meals to support their annual thanksgiving feed hosted in the banquet room at the Framingham Eagles Club.

As they have in the past, Mark and Karen, together with an army of volunteers will open up at noon and stand ready to serve a hot meal to anyone that comes through the door. For those unable to attend, they plan to deliver more than 500 meals to the elderly and others that may be less fortunate.  Last year, nearly two-thousand Thanksgiving meals were served!

 

The OFF THE HOOK Band, (photo, 2012)

The OFF THE HOOK Band, (photo taken at Concert on the Green, Framingham, MA, summer of 2012)

Thanksgiving Raffle!

Thousands of dollars worth of items, services and gift certificates are also being raffled off.  Raffle tickets are $10.00 with 100% of the proceeds supporting the Curtis Family Thanksgiving Dinner.

Winning raffle numbers will be drawn and prizes awarded throughout the night of the dance, (you do not need to be present to win --- but why miss all the fun?)

 

Raffle Tickets to support the 2012 Curtis Family Thanksgiving in Framingham

$10 Raffle Tickets are being sold to help support the 2012 Curtis Family Thanksgiving Dinner in Framingham.

Raffle Prizes include: a Bose Wave Radio, Red Sox, Celtics, and Bruins tickets, Kitchen Aid Mixer, and a variety of gift certificates including Love Those Nails, the Oregon Club, Samba Sushi/Steak, Beerworks, and many other local establishments!

 

Tickets to the dance and/or the raffle can be purchased at:

Maenzo Hair Salon
440 Franklin St. (in the old CO-OP Shopping Center)
Framingham, MA
508-872-1778, (Tony Maenzo)
Or:
Eagles Grill
44 Park St.
Framingham, MA
508-820-0600

Or by contacting:

Diane Lynch
(508) 380-3637
Email: lynchied@gmail.com

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Meet Author Dennis Lehane at Framingham Public Library

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 9:37 pm on August 31, 2012
Dennis Lehane, Author, Screenwriter

Dennis Lehane - Author, Screenwriter, (Photo by Diana Lucas Leavengood)

FRAMINGHAM, MA- You've read the books and seen the movies -- "Mystic River", "Gone, Baby, Gone", "Shutter Island", and "The Given Day" -- one of his most recent books which has been hailed as a classic Great American Novel.

Now you can meet famed author and Boston-area native Dennis Lehane, in Framingham.

On Saturday, October 6th, 2012, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., the Framingham Public Library Foundation presents "An Evening With Dennis Lehane".

A coffee and dessert reception will be followed by a talk and a book signing by Mr. Lehane, a passionate supporter of public libraries.

The New England Mobile Book Fair will be on site selling Mr. Lehane's books, and all attendees will be entered in a drawing for a signed copy of his novel Moonlight Mile.

Admission to this fund raising event for the Framingham Public Library Foundation is $30 per ticket.

Tickets go on sale beginning September 4th, 2012 at ...[read more]


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