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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]

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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FREE Lunch, (Kids 18 and Under)

Filed under: Health & Fitness by News Staff at 11:02 pm on June 29, 2013
United Way of Tri-County

United Way of Tri-County

FRAMINGHAM, MA - With school out, some kids are left wondering what to do for lunch.

In cooperation with the USDA Summer Food Service Program, The United Way of Tri-County will be providing free lunches to children throughout summer vacation.

Starting on Monday, July 1st, lunch will be served at Pearl Street Cupboard and Cafe from 11:30 to 12:30. The program will be available Monday through Friday until August 23rd.  Any child ...[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]


FREE Kids Nature Activities at Cochituate State Park

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 11:57 pm on July 17, 2011
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]


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