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FREE Kids Nature Activities at Cochituate State Park (July 2014)

Filed under: Arts / Culture,General Interest by News Staff at 2:10 pm on July 7, 2014
Cochituate State Park

There's lots to do at Cochituate State Park!

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Between the towns of Framingham, Wayland and Natick, MA, Lake Cochituate offer many recreational summer activities including swimming, boating and fishing.

Many locals may not realize that just a few hundred yards east of the Framingham/Natick town line, (on Rt. 30), the beach, picnic area, boat launch, snack bar and canoe rental shop are in "Cochituate State Park", which is part of the Massachusetts State Park system and operated by the MA Dept. of Conservation and Recreation.

Throughout the months of July and August, (Tuesdays-Saturdays), the park provides fun, educational, and FREE summer activities for kids and families!

Most of the activities have a different theme each week, so ...[read more]


World YoYo Champion to Perform at Library April 27th

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 9:24 pm on April 9, 2014
John Higby, World Yo-Yo Champion

John Higby, World Yo-Yo Champion

Framingham, MA - World YoYo Champion John Higby will presenting his YoYo Show at the Framingham Public Library on Sunday, April 27th, 2014 starting at 1:30pm.

When John was 10 years old, his Grandfather gave him a yo-yo he found in the attic, showed John a few tricks -- and the rest was history!

John now holds 4 Guinness World Records and is a World YoYo Champion!  He regularly per performs at "Busker Festivals" in the U.S.A., Canada, Japan and other countries, has been seen on the David Letterman show, performed many times for U.S. troops stationed in Europe and the Mid-East -- he even ran a National Yo-Yo contest in Malaysia.  John now performs with his wife Rebecca who at metin 2000 at a Yo-Yo event in his home town,  Denver, Colorado.

Skilled precision, deft timing, swingin’ music and humor make the YoYo Guy a favorite for people of all ages as he performs old favorite yo-yo tricks and amazing new ones.

Show will be held in the Costin Room of the Framingham Public Library, 49 Lexington Street,  Framingham, MA. There is no charge for admission. Refreshments will be served.

For more info about John, Rebecca and the YoYo Show, visit:  http://www.yoyoshow.com/

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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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20th Fountain Street Open Studios Weekend April 4th - 6th

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 9:07 am on March 28, 2014

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Artists from Fountain Street Studios will hold their 20th Open Studios Weekend, April 4th - 6th, 2014 with open hours on Friday from 5:30pm - 9:00pm and on Saturday & Sunday from 11:00am - 5:00pm.

The art loving public is invited to visit artists in their workspaces as they open their doors for this event. Varied media will be on display including painting, photography, sculpture, prints, watercolor, digital images, hand crafted jewelry, textile arts, and mixed media. Learn more about the art making process. From greeting cards to major pieces of art, there is ...[read more]


FREE Nature Activities at Cochituate State Park for Month of August 2011

Filed under: General Interest by Randy Harris at 3:52 pm on August 16, 2011
Cochituate State Park

There's lots to do at Cochituate State Park!

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Between the towns of Natick, Wayland and Framingham, MA, Lake Cochituate offer many recreational summer activities including swimming, boating and fishing.

Many locals may not realize that just a few hundred yards east of the Framingham/Natick town line, (on Rt. 30), the beach, picnic area, boat launch, snack bar and canoe/kayak rental shop are in Cochituate State Park, (which is operated by the MA Dept. of Conservation and Recreation).

Below is a list of fun, educational FREE summer activities for kids and families available at the park during the month of August 2011, (Tuesdays-Saturdays).

Most of the activities have a different theme each week, so ...[read more]


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