Each weekend, Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni will make picks for things to do.
Below are her picks for Saturday, May 13:
- FORUM TO IMPROVE SCHOOLS: This morning, the Framingham Teachers Association (FTA) and Massachusetts Education Justice Alliance (MEJA) will host a forum on the “Schools our Communities Deserve” at the main Framingham Library from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The day will include a workshop on “Learn about the Framingham school budget” with Ed Gotgart, Executive Director of Business Operations, and then a panel discussion on “How to protect our public schools from President Trump and Secretary of Education DeVos and create the schools our communities deserve.” Click here for more details.
- SEE THE LITTLE PRINCE: Tonight at 7 is the final performance of The Little Prince by the Framingham High School Drama Company. The 75-minute play is a wonderful visual delight and perfect for families. Admission is $12 at the door and $10 in advance at www.showtix4U.com
- HELP PLANT A GARDEN: Volunteers are needed for a new hunger relief and youth empowerment program today. Framingham Community Farm is a new program being funded by a Projects for Peace grant, one of 100 given internationally every year to motivated youth who propose projects aimed at building peace. Jessica Kruger, Framingham High Class of 2013 and Wheaton College Class of 2017, applied for the money to start a program in her hometown that would fight hunger and empower youth and underserved community members through meaningful service opportunities. Kruger teamed up with Edwards Church and interfaith community center Open Spirit to make the proposal a reality. This year, the farm will begin with a plot including 16 raised beds and three beehives. The farm’s produce will benefit Daniel’s Table, the Framingham-based hunger relief organization. Click here to learn more and to sign up to volunteer.
- SPECIAL BASEBALL EXHIBIT: Framingham State University, in partnership with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, will hold a special Community Collecting Initiative today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the athletic gym, featuring Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer Luis Tiant. “Latinos and Baseball: In the Barrios and the Big Leagues,” is a multi-year collecting initiative to identify artifacts that reflect the social and cultural influence of the game in Latino communities. The initiative’s goal is to work towards the development of a traveling exhibition by 2020. Click here to read more.
- ATTEND A CARNIVAL: The Rotary Club of Framingham is hosting a carnival this weekend at Pinefield Plaza. It will be open today from 1 to 10 p.m.