Monday, February 27, 2017

Cultural Festival Application Deadline Extended to March 17

The deadline has been extended to March 17! Maybe the luck of the Irish are in your favor ... submit your application today!
 
The Franklin Cultural District Festival Committee is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the 3rd Annual Franklin Cultural Festival from Wednesday, July 26 to Saturday, July 29, 2017. 

The Festival will take place in various locations in downtown Franklin including: THE BLACK BOX (inside and outside on its stage), the Brick School, the Historical Museum, the Town Common, the Franklin United Methodist Church, and Franklin High School.

To highlight and support all presenters, the Festival Committee is seeking Performing groups/individuals, Visual Artists, and area Restaurants/Food Service businesses to participate in the Festival.
  • Applications are to be submitted by 5:00 PM March 17, 2017




The working draft schedule (locations and times - performances to be filled in)
http://www.franklinculturaldistrict.org/2017/01/the-working-draft-schedule-for-3rd.html

Application for the 3rd Annual Franklin Cultural Festival
Application for the 3rd Annual Franklin Cultural Festival

Join the Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School for "SHREK THE MUSICAL"

The Fine and Performing Arts Department at the Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School is pleased to announce upcoming performances of SHREK THE MUSICAL to be held at the Horace Mann Middle School located at 224 Oak Street in Franklin, Massachusetts.

Performances will be held on Friday, March 3rd from 7–9:30 PM and Saturday, March 4th from 2–4:30 PM. The public is invited and welcomed to attend the show! Tickets are priced at $17 for adults and $13 senior citizens and children under ten. Tickets will be sold at the door or an order form will be available for download at www.bfccps.org.

"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek...." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand... and his name is Shrek. SHREK THE MUSICAL is based on the hit Dreamworks movie and promises fun for the whole family. 
Join the Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School  for "SHREK THE MUSICAL"
Join the Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter
Public School  for "SHREK THE MUSICAL"

The production is under the co-direction of BFCCPS’s Fine and Performing Arts Director Mr. Christopher Heater and vocal teacher Mr. Scott Bryant, with a cast comprised of 31 students in grades Six through Eight. The cast is supported by a live orchestra and a dedicated 20 member backstage student crew.

The Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School has been in operation since 1995 and provides a well-rounded, rigorous academic program designed to educate the whole child. BFCCPS’s educational philosophy, which is centered around strong core academic subjects, as well as yearlong courses in art, music, languages, technology, and physical education, integrated character education and community service, and strong parent partnerships, has led to local, state and national recognition.

If you’d like learn more about the educational mission of the Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School please contact the school’s Marketing Coordinator, Joanne Basile, at jbasile@bfccps.org or 508-541-3434 x140.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

LET'S LAUGH TODAY in Franklin is on Wednesday, March 1st


LET'S LAUGH TODAY in Franklin is on Wednesday, March 1st ! 

Let's Laugh Today in Franklin is on Wednesday, March 1st (and every first Wednesday of the month) from 7:30pm to 8:30pm at the Meetinghouse of the First Universalist Society in Franklin, 262 Chestnut Street, Franklin. 

Laughter Yoga is a fun and healthy combination of laughter exercises, yoga breathing and gentle stretching. It's a great stress buster with real health benefits. Join them for an hour of laughs, fun and finish with a restful cool down meditation. 

a great stress buster with real health benefits
a great stress buster with real health benefits
Any age and any level of physical ability can participate in this uplifting experience! $5 donation to the church, $10 maximum per family.  Please bring your water bottle because laughing can be dehydrating.  


Led by Certified Laughter Yoga Teachers, Linda and Bill Hamaker. 

See www.letslaughtoday.com for opportunities to laugh in other towns. Want to learn how to bring more laughter into your personal and professional life? Looking for a second income? Attend a weekend on March 11th and 12th in Walpole for this lifetime certification in laughter yoga. E-mail billandlinda@letslaughtoday.com


Please bring your water bottle because laughing can be dehydrating
Please bring your water bottle because laughing can be dehydrating

Let's Laugh Today because Seven Days Without Laughing Makes One WEAK!
Let's Laugh Today because Seven Days Without Laughing Makes One WEAK!

The vision of Laughter Yoga is to achieve Health, Joy and World Peace through Laughter!


Saturday, February 25, 2017

BLACK BOX JAZZ Presents "The Kenny Hadley Big Band"

THE BLACK BOX, downtown Franklin’s theater, music, and event venue, presents a Big Band Brunch with the renowned Kenny Hadley Big Band on Sunday, March 5. The critically acclaimed 16-piece ensemble, led by drummer Kenny Hadley, boasts masterful musicians with performance ties to Big Band legends Woody Herman, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, Buddy Rich and more. The band has shared the stage with such notables as the Count Basie Orchestra and the Duke Ellington Orchestra and has hosted guest soloists including Clark Terry and Louie Bellson.

Hadley was 14 when he first heard Buddy Rich’s band play live. He caught Duke Ellington at The Boston Globe Jazz Festival and saw Basie, Kenton and Ferguson, among the greats, at the tail end of that era. Forming his own band at 23, Hadley has grown that ensemble to showcase a distinguished rotation of some 45 or 50 players. Now more than 30 years later, the Kenny Hadley Big Band continues to wow audiences and keep the big band tradition alive.

Kenny Hadley Big Band
Kenny Hadley Big Band

Combination tickets for brunch and music are $45; tickets for the concert alone are $20. Brunch begins at 11:30 a.m., with music beginning at noon. THE BLACK BOX, home of the Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC), is located at 15 West Central Street. For tickets and more information, visit www.THEBLACKBOXonline.com or call (508) 528-3370. Dean Bank sponsors this BLACK BOX Jazz series presentation.