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Upcoming Events In and Around the Neighborhood

District 2 and immediate surroundings

Tuesday, Nov. 26 - Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, 7 p.m., First Parish Church, 24 Vernon St. Featuring Temple Beth Sholom’s new Rabbi, Allison Poirier, who will deliver the service message; and the First Parish Choir and Bell Choir.

Friday, November 29 - Reduce Holiday Stress with Stretching and Meditation, 1 to 1:50 p.m., McAuliffe Library community room. Laila Vehvilainen will lead attendees through some yoga stretches to reduce holiday stress. You will also learn breathing and meditation techniques to calm and center yourself. For adults.

Sunday, December 1 - Meet Nobscot City Councilors, 3 to 5 p.m., Framingham Friends Meeting House, 841 Edmands Road. Meet and hear from Framingham City Councilors who will represent Nobscot: Christine Long, District 1; Cesar Stewart-Morales, District 2; and Adam Steiner, District 3. Hosted by Brett Peruzzi of Nobscot Neighbors.

Thursday, December 5 - Public Hearing on Edgell Road - Central Street Traffic Light, 6:30 p.m., Framingham Village Hall, 2 Oak St.

Saturday, December 7 - Framingham High School Holiday Marketplace, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Framingham High School (115 A St.). Dozens of vendors plus face painting, bake sale, raffle, and more. $4 admission goes toward supporting extracurricular arts, athletics, and other activities.

Saturday, December 7 -Gifts That Give Holiday Fair, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Edwards Church, 39 Edwards St., Saxonville. Purchase gifts that help make the world a better place, such as scarves to support A Place to Turn; a blanket for Church World Service; fair trade chocolate and coffee; and crafts from artists around the world. The fair runs from 1 to 4 p.m. in Edwards Hall, admission is free.

Sunday, December 8 - Holiday Sip and Shop, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Parlr, 1 Watson Place Suite 201 (Saxonville Mills). Shopping, pictures with Santa, bake sale, hot chocolate bar, and Toys for Tots donation area. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Elsewhere in Framingham

Saturday, November 30 - Amazing Things Holiday Market, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 160 Hollis St. Free admission.

Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1 - Heart to Home Holiday Market, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Avenue C Design at Eastleigh Farm, 1062 Edmands Road. Crafts vendors featuring holiday home decor, vintage finds, and handmade gifts. There will be treats and good cheer to enjoy. And the farm’s annual Tractor Lighting ceremony Saturday at 4 p.m.

Friday, December 6 - Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, 5:45 p.m. to 8 p.m., Memorial Building (City Hall), 150 Concord St. Santa and Mrs. Claus will light a 35-foot white spruce tree in front of City Hall in festivities that include Girl Scouts holiday music before the lighting and Framingham Public Library handing out popcorn. After the lighting, there will be cookies, hot chocolate, a Framingham Middle Schools Jazz Band concert, face painting from Keefe Tech, and visits and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Photos will be free and available for digital download.

Saturday, December 7 - Mass Ballet Nutcracker Preview, 1 to 2 p.m., Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company, 81 Morton Street. Enjoy a free preview of this year’s Nutcracker performance by Mass Ballet - and some Liquid Tender IPA with a Nutcracker theme.

Saturday, December 7 - Ball in the House, 8 p.m., Amazing Things, 160 Hollis St. Ball in the House is a soul/pop a cappella group. Performing with The GrooveBarbers a cappella. $25 general admission.

Sunday, December 8 - P.J. Library Lights Up Chanukah, 10 a.m., Amazing Things, 160 Hollis St. For families with children up to 6 years of age. Run away to the circus for Chanukah! Join P.J. Library and Simply Circus for an imaginative, illuminated interpretation of Chanukah. $20 per family if you register by December 5; $25 after. For more info contact J.C.C. Greater Boston at MetroWest@jccgb.org.

Sunday, December 8 - Heather Pierson Jazz Trio performs A Charlie Brown Christmas, 4 p.m., Amazing Things, 160 Hollis St. The acoustic trio are three musicians from varied backgrounds that bring life to the sounds of the streets of New Orleans and the valleys of Appalachia and places in between. 4 to 6 p.m. $25 general admission.

Saturday, December 14 - Framingham Auxiliary Police Craft Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Keefe Tech Vocational Technical High School, 750 Winter St. 32nd annual fair features craft items for the holiday season. Admission $2.50 to benefit the Framingham Auxiliary Police. Children under 12 free.

Sunday, December 15 - Downtown Framingham Holiday Market, noon to 4 p.m., Jack’s Abby Springdale Barrel Room, 102 Clinton St. More info on vendors: https://downtownframinghaminc.org/holidaymarket

Monday, December 16 - Downtown Celebration of business and community accomplishments featuring buffet dinner, entertainment, and a silent auction. For more info and tickets: https://downtownframinghaminc.org/celebration

Saturday, December 21 - Framingham History Center’s Top 10 Artifact Exhibit, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., 3 Oak St. Neon Shopper’s World sigh will be lit (this only happens once a month at the center’s ongoing exhibit)

In Wayland

Friday, November 29 - Annual Black Friday opt-outside face-paced walk with Sudbury Valley Trustees Director Lisa Vernegaard, 10 a.m. to noon. Mainstone Farm, Wayland. Free. Register at https://www.svtweb.org/node/7826/register.

Reminder: My District 2 Events calendar is at http://www.district2framingham.com/events/ and my Framingham-wide events calendar is at http://www.framinghamevents.com.

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