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Framingham Earth Day Festival, Saturday April 28th

April 22, 2012 (1:34 am EST)
Filed under: Around Town by News Staff

Earth Day graphicFRAMINGHAM, MA - The Town of Framingham will celebrate Earth Day 2012, on Saturday, April 28th. Events are scheduled throughout out the day.

The day starts with Framingham's 12th annual Greenup Day. From 9:00am to 12:00 noon, join friends, neighbors and other volunteers at various locations throughout Framingham to help remove trash and debris from ponds, rivers and streams, parks and roadways to improve Framingham's environment. For complete information about Greenup Day and details of meetup locations, visit:

From 10:00am to 12:00 noon Framingham will participate in World Tai Chi & Qi Gong Day on the Centre Common (rain or shine). Tai Chi & Qi Gong are "Chinese healing techniques and exercises have been used to treat certain conditions, stimulate the immune system and harmonize and balance the body's energy."  All are welcome! For more info World Tai Chi & Qi Gong Day, visit:

From 11:00am 'til 3:00pm the 2012 Framingham Earth Day Festival will be held on the Village Green, (Framingham Centre Common).  Educational, environmental and fun events for families, kids and people of all ages including on-site recycling, sustainable living demonstrations and over 80 vendor booths showcasing green and eco friendly products, local foods and art and craft items by area artisans. There will be games, crafts, face painting, a magic show  and other activities just for kids.  Live performances by "The Elderly Brothers",  "Something With Digby" and "Adam & Eve" will fill the Common with music for the afternoon.

In case of Rain, the Festival will be held indoors at Framingham High School, (on "A" Street).

For detailed schedules of  events, and other info, visit the following websites:


For more information, contact: Donna Kramer Merritt, Chair, Earth Day Festival Committee by email at:, or by calling (508) 788-7300.



  1. In addition, there is also STYROFOAM RECYCLING as part of the community Earth Day Events, sponsored by REFOAMIT!

    From 10:00am to 3:00pm, Refoamit will beholding a styrofoam collection at Grace Congregational Church, 76 Salem End Road, Framingham. For more info visit:

    Recycle your clean Styrofoam and keep it out of the landfill and the incinerators!

    Comment by Donna Kramer Merritt — April 22, 2012 @ 12:27 pm

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