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October Events Around the Neighborhood

Some events of possible interest in (and close to) District 2:

Lectures and workshops

Discover Journal Writing - weekly on Tuesdays, 7 pm, McAuliffe Library. At this workshop you’ll be writing, learning new tips and techniques, and possibly sharing your stories. Registration required at the McAuliffe circulation desk, or by calling 508-532-5636 x4374.

Conversations about White Privilege - Oct. 15, 5 pm, Open Spirit Center, Edwards Hall, Saxonville. Attendees will explore how we can stop racism in ourselves and others. Facilitated by Thea Iberall. Suggested donation $10 to $20.

Framingham Makerspace tours - Wednesday evenings 7 to 9 pm in building 3 of the Saxonville Mill complex. The community space is for “people who like putting things together,” featuring a metal shop, wood shop, welding shop, and more. Raspberry Pi/Arduino night on Oct. 19, 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Spiritual Growth

5th Annual Weekend of Spirit - dinner Oct. 19, all day Saturday, Oct. 20. This mini-retreat features shared meals, music, conversation, art projects and experiential workshops, all aimed at delving into the theme: “Circles of Healing: Our Selves, Our Communities, Our World.” Throughout the event, attendees will explore the ways those circles emanate and intersect. Afternoon workshops include laughter yoga, drumming, Chinese healing, yoga, and art. Contact info@openspiritcenter.org or call 508-877-8162 for more information and to register. Registration fee.

Festivals and markets

Fall Festival at Eastleigh Farm - Oct. 15 10 am to 4 pm. Farm goods, music, food, antiques and artisans. $10 parking.


Halloween outdoor movie screening: Night of the Living Dead - Oct. 31, 6:30 pm at the McAuliffe Library. First-ever free outdoor movie at the branch library. It may be getting a little chillier, but that’s perfect for a spooky classic. They’ll have hot cocoa and candy for some Halloween treats before the movie. Bring your own lawn chair and/or blankets.

Voices from the Edgell Grove Cemetery - Oct. 28, 4 pm. Stroll through this “garden cemetery” modeled after Mount Auburn in Cambridge and “visit” with some of the luminaries buried there, including mapmaker Warren Nixon and a Revolutionary War soldier. Suitable for ages 8 and older. Sponsored by the Framingham History Center, tickets $10 members, $15 non-members, $20 per family, and $5 for ages 8-18. Rain date November 5. Call 508-626-9091 for more info.


District 2 Candidate Forum –Oct. 11, 6:30 pm. Meet District 2 candidates at this neighborhood forum at Edwards Church’s Susan P. Dickerman Education Building.

Slated to attend: Pam Richardson, candidate for District 2 City Council; and Richard Finlay, District 2 School Committee candidate.

Yvonne Spicer Let’s Talk Framingham – Oct. 10, 8:30 am. Meet the candidate at HoneyDew Donuts, 861 Edgell Road.

Pam Richardson campaign gathering – Oct. 18, 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Conversations to celebrate Framingham’s first city election, at Nobscot’s Cafe, 847 Edgell Road.

Nearby attractions in North Framingham

Garden in the Woods is open through October 15.

The Framingham Farmers Market at the Village Green in Framingham Center runs through October 27, noon to 5:30.

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