The Franklin Public Library has a lot going on this weekend, March 18 and 19, so don’t miss out!
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First of all, the library’s holding another book sale on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday from 9 to 3, pick up some new reading material for just $1 per book. On Sunday, fill a brown paper bag with books for just $5 per bag.
On Saturday morning at 10:30, the library’s hosting an Elephant and Piggie Party, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Elephant and Piggie books. Bring your kids for crafts, activities, snacks, and a special reading!
Finally, on Sunday at 2 PM, join the library for a free concert by the Keep On The Grass Bluegrass Band. Dance and sing along with Joe Rebeiro, Brian Sargent, and Ted Mello to classic bluegrass tunes for a great way to wrap up your weekend.
The library’s still in its temporary home at 25 Kenwood Circle in Franklin, while the construction on the main building continues, so stop by this weekend and enjoy all the library has to offer!
Those of you who know me personally know that I don’t take myself too seriously. However, there’s a serious issue facing our communities here in Massachusetts, and I think it’s important to bring attention to it and help out in any way we can. I’m talking about the opioid epidemic, and fortunately, there’s a fantastic group here in the Franklin area that’s working to combat it. (Watch this space for more info on this group soon!)
The SAFE Coalition, together with the Franklin Fire Department, Franklin Police Department, and Brockton Area Multi-Services Inc. (BAMSI), will be hosting a life-saving training session on February 15, 2017 at the Franklin Fire Department (40 West Central St.). Drop in any time from 4 to 8 PM to receive training in the use of Narcan, a medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. At 4 PM, 5:15 PM, and 6:30 PM, hands-on CPR training will also be provided. If you’d like to attend one of the CPR classes, please register by emailing the SAFE Coalition at info @ safecoalitionma.com with your name and desired class time. No registration is necessary for the Narcan training, and both Narcan and CPR training are free of charge.
I know I say “don’t miss out” about pretty much every local event I feature on this blog, but I really mean it in this case. This class could give you the power to save someone’s life, so please, take advantage of it!
Do you own a small business in the Franklin area? Thinking about starting one? If so, don’t miss the upcoming workshop on the Small Business Administration!
This Wednesday, January 25, from 9-11 AM, come to the Franklin Municipal Building to learn more about the various programs and services the SBA has to offer. From Guaranty Loan programs and government contracting opportunities to the Center for Women and Enterprise and the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center, you’ll leave with all the information you need about the resources that can help your business flourish.
This event is free, and you can RSVP by clicking here. Don’t miss out!
If your neighborhood’s not the best for trick or treating (whether that’s because of a lack of streetlights and sidewalks, houses too far apart, or just full of people who give out bad candy), you have a couple of other options in Franklin this year!
On Thursday, October 27, from 4 to 6 PM, you can check out the Franklin Public Library‘s free Halloween Party, with crafts, prizes, games, and pizza. If you come in costume, you can join the parade and get the chance to win an award from the local celebrity judges! Scariest, cutest, and funniest costumes are just some of the categories with a chance to win. The Library is still in its temporary home at 25 Kenwood Circle in Franklin, so don’t get lost.
If you can’t make it to the library party, stop by the Franklin Police Department’s Halloween Party on Sunday, October 30. From 3 to 7 PM, the Police Department will become the “Hall of Justice,” complete with superheroes and villains, and there will be face painting, a bouncy house, and a “spooky trail,” among other entertainments! This event is also free, but donations to the Franklin Food Pantry will be gratefully accepted. The police station is located at 911 Panther Way in Franklin.
Mark your calendars – one week from today is the Franklin Downtown Partnership‘s annual Harvest Stroll!
This year’s Stroll is going to be bigger and better than ever, with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate our newly revitalized downtown. It’s always a great family event, so come on down from 4 to 7 PM for food, games, and fun!
In case you can’t make it to the Stroll, you can still help support the FDP. On November 12, the FDP will be holding a 15th Anniversary Gala at the Black Box Theatre. According to the FDP, the Gala’s aim is “to celebrate the revitalization of downtown Franklin and to raise funds that will allow our non-profit organization continue working on improvements and bringing events such as the Harvest Stroll, Holiday Stroll and Strawberry Stroll to the community.” You can even sponsor the Gala or donate items for the silent auction (details here).
Buy tickets and get more info here, and as always, follow the FDP’s blog and Facebook page for updates on other fun community events!
Mark your calendars now for the 19th Annual Franklin Education Foundation Trivia Bee, to be held at the Horace Mann Middle School on Wednesday, April 13 at 6 PM! From 6 to 7, the middle school will dominate general trivia, and from 7 to 9, it’s all about pop trivia for the traditional bee.
This is always a fun event for Franklin families and a great fundraiser for the schools. If you’d like to participate, you can enter a 3-person team of your own, sponsor a team of Franklin students, or donate an item for the raffle. Team sponsorships are $300 each, and if you own a business, you can even bid for naming rights for the final championship round! To get more info on how to participate or sponsor, check out the FEF website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need something new to read, stop by the Franklin Public Library‘s book sale this weekend!
Since the library is preparing for its temporary move due to the upcoming renovations, they’ll be selling a lot more books than usual. From 9 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, February 20, all books will be only $1 each! On Sunday, February 21, from 9 AM to 12 PM, stop by for the bag sale – fill a bag for $5. The library will also have CDs, DVDs, games, and puzzles available, so you’ll definitely be able to find something you love. Make it a point to check out the sale and help the library prepare for its big move!