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Marathon Pasta Party!

March 30th, 2011

On Wednesday, April 6th, the FHC fundraiser Marathon Pasta Party will be hosted by two of the nicest guys in town – Charlie Sisitsky and Mike Grilli.   Dinner will be served from 5:30-7:30pm at Historic Village Hall (2 Oak Street).
The cost is $26.20 (for the 26.2 miles I’ll be running).

All proceeds to benefit the Framingham History Center.
There will be a variety of pastas, sauces, salad and desserts and it’s sure to be a fun time 🙂

Space is limited and we’d like to make sure we have enough food so if anyone would like to come you can make your reservation by emailing me at

Or click below to buy tickets now:

OrChecks can be made out to FHC and mailed to:
Framingham History Center
P.O. Box 2032
Framingham, MA  01703

Super Megafest is coming this weekend!!

November 17th, 2010

Would you like to see Doc or Lorraine McFly from Back to the Future?

Or Julia Robert’s brother?

Or the guy who wore the Chewbacka suit in the Star Wars series?

Or… the guy who plays Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch?

Well you can by checking out Super Mega Fest!  A friend passed this along to me and this thing is insane- just so much going on and the Sheraton Tara (although technically they’ve dropped the name Tara) is going to be a-rockin’ this weekend.
Super Megafest is a hodgepodge of  many celebrities, comic book dealers, music, cars, nostalgia and just so much more.   Check out their site for a full listing of people, events, performances and everything else you’d want to know .

Holiday Stroll this weekend

November 11th, 2010

Fountain Street Studios, is having a Holiday Stroll Nov. 12-13  Friday from 5:30 to 9 p.m. and then Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
From their site: “The art-loving public, of all ages, is invited to this free event featuring artists working in a variety of media – painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, watercolor, digital imagery, mixed media and glass. ??? ???? ??? ???? ????? ??? Meet us in our workspaces and learn more about our art making process. ????? ???? ????? 2023 From greeting cards to major pieces of art, there is something for everyone to enjoy and possibly purchase. There is plenty of free parking. ?????? ????????????
The studios are at 59 Fountain St. and for more information check out

Art things this weekend

November 2nd, 2010

This weekend is open studios at the Saxonville Studios.  Theyll be open Nov. 6-7 from 12-5pm
From the Studios:
Free and family-friendly Open Studios at Saxonville Studios (1602B Concord Street, Framingham) on Saturday, November 6th and Sunday, November 7th, from noon until 5:00 pm. Park in the Watson Place parking lot (behind the Atheneum in Saxonville off Concord Street) and it’s a short walk through the Saxonville Mills to Building 2B and the studios, or drop off passengers at Building 2B and then park. Artists will be opening their studios for you to visit, see their art, and learn about their processes of creating art. There will be art and holiday gift items for sale, also. Gallery 2B will be showing the artists’ works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, sculpture, mixed media, photography, silk painting, and fiber art. For map and artist info:

Also this weekend is the Performing Arts Center of Metrowest’s production of And Then There Were None 
Performances: November 5 and 6 at 7:30 pm
and Sunday November 7 at 2 pm
at The Performing Arts Center of Metrowest
140 Pearl Street, Framingham
(3rd Floor of the Danforth Museum Building)
Advance Tickets: $15 Adults; $13 Students/Seniors
$2 more at the door
go to for more information

10th Annual House Tour

May 11th, 2010

(Artwork courtesy of Brandon Schaefer)
Incase anyone hasn’t seen the signs around town or the ads in various publications, the Framingham History Center is holding their 10th Annual House Tour on Sunday, May 16th from 12-5pm.  For more information click here.

Open Mic Night at Panache Coffee

July 23rd, 2008

 One of my favorite local businesses, Panache Coffee, is stepping it up by not only serving great coffee, but becoming a place that also offers something to do.
They will be holding and open mic night,  this Saturday, 7/26 between 6 – 9pm.

A coffeehouse with live entertainment is so great to have in the area, I’m really looking forward to this.


June 19th, 2008

My friend Yana told me about “Boneoke” on Wednesday nights at the Chicken Bone on Waverly Street.  It’s Karaoke but with 2 musicians and no screens to read the words from. ??????? ??? ??????   It sounded interesting so I went with her to check it out.
Scott Damgaard is the guitarist and runs the show every week.  I got to talk with him last night and he’s also one of the nicest guys around. ????? ????? ????? ?????    He has a book of 500 songs that you can pick from, but he’s also open to suggestions and may know a song you’d like to sing that isn’t listed in the book. 
Somehow I didn’t trust myself to know all the words to any of these songs, I couldn’t believe it – but I know now what I will study for next week.  Although, you don’t have to study as some people brought a lyric sheet or read the lyrics off their cell phone. ???? ????? ???????

It’s a very comfortable atmosphere, even I (who hates getting up infront of people) wanted to get up and release my inner rock star (although it doesn’t exist, but I really wanted to try!).   Scott will even let you take over the guitar if you’re so inclined:

Here’s some more pics of Boneoke:

We had so much fun, I’m so glad Yana told me about this and I’ll definitely be back (probably with a  lyric sheet).  I’ve always loved the Chicken Bone’s wings but this gives me a whole new reason to this gem of downtown.

For more info on the Chicken Bone, check out their site:
 and Scott Damgaard: