Each weekend, Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni will make picks for things to do.
Below are her picks for Sunday, Dec. 4:
CELEBRATE THE LATE ARTIST DANIEL BALTER: Fireseed Arts in Framingham will hold a celebration of memory for Wayland artists Daniel Balter, who co-founded Fireseed Arts in the Saxonville mills. Purchase some of his painting and listen to music between 4 and 7 p.m. Learn more about his 10 Thousand Souls Project. When faced with terminal cancer, he focused on painting thousands of soul portraits. The paintings on view today predate the Souls project an celebrate his life. All are welcome to attend. Suggested donation $5.
2. HOLIDAY BELL PERFORMANCE: The Back Bay Bell Ringers, founded in 2003, will perform a 2-hour concert at Amazing Things Arts Center in downtown Framingham today at 2 p.m. Under the leadership of artistic director Griff Gall, the group has grown into one of the country’s most innovative handbell organizations.Tickets are $18, $17 for seniors and students, $15 for membrs and $9 for children under age 12. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
3. NAVAL PERFORMANCE: The Navy Band Northeast will perform holiday favorites in a free performance at Nevins Hall today at 3 p.m. Led by its Director, Lieutenant Gregory Fritz, the Pops Ensemble will perform Christmas, Channukah, and seasonal favorites sure to delight even the “frostiest” of folks. The Navy Band Northeast rock band, Rhode Island Sound, will also perform, adding contemporary jingle to the event. The Navy Band Northeast Pops Ensemble is known for performing traditional concert band and patriotic favorites while enhancing public awareness of the Navy and the importance of naval service. It is comprised of 30 active duty sailors, performing on wind, percussion, and rhythm instruments, and often features vocalists.
4. GUILDING LIGHT GALA: Tonight, the MetroWest Jewish Day School community will honor three of its most ardent champions at its annual Gala at Temple Israel in Natick. Robin Kaye, the school’s longtime operations manager, and her husband, Framingham selectman Charles Sisitsky, will be celebrated for their years of devoted service and dedication to the school’s mission and community. Also recognized will be Barry Shrage, president of Boston’s Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP), and recipient of the school’s prestigious Keter Shem Tov (The Crown of a Good Name) Award. The Guiding Lights Gala, aptly named to acknowledge the vision and leadership demonstrated by the honorees, benefits the Framingham school and features an evening of ceremony and celebration, with a cocktail hour, silent auction, plated dinner service, dessert reception and musical performances. The event starts at 5 p.m.5. ROTARY CLUB LIVE AUCTION: Watch the Rotary Club of Framingham’s live auction on Access Framingham tonight at 7:30 on channels Verizon Ch. 43, Comcast Ch. 9, or RCN Ch. 3.