National Gazette Calendar – April 15, 2022

FRIDAY APRIL 15

PETTING ZOO at Patriot Place, Rte. 1, Foxborough (on the Dean College stage outside Splitsville and Skipjack’s). 3 to 5 p.m. With chicks and bunnies. Some events have limited availability, so guests will need to register in advance. Full schedule, more information and registration details: https://www.patriot-place.com/school-break/

SATURDAY APRIL 16

FREE SPRING FAMILY PORTRAITS at Patriot Place, Rte. 1 Foxborough. 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. As part of the April break activities. Wildflower truck on site with free bouquets for the first 50 guests. Some events have limited availability, so guests will need to register in advance. Full schedule, more information and registration details: https://www.patriot-place.com/school-break/

MONDAY APRIL 18

APRIL BREAK BLOCK PARTY at Patriot Place, Rte. 1, Foxborough (stage at Dean College, outside Splitsville and Skipjack’s). 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Live band, gifts, garden games and more. Some events have limited availability, so guests will need to register in advance. Full schedule, more information and registration details: https://www.patriot-place.com/school-break/

TUESDAY MAY 19

PATRIOT PLACE TALENT SHOW at Patriot Place, Rte. 1 Foxborough. (Scene at Dean College, outside Splitsville and Skipjack’s). 12:00 p.m. Some events have limited availability, so guests will need to register in advance. More information and registration details: https://www.patriot-place.com/school-break/

WEDNESDAY APRIL 20

FRANKLIN NEWCOMERS AND FRIENDS MEET at “3” Restaurant, 461 W. Central St., Franklin (upstairs). 7:30 p.m. Featuring “Bringing Earth Day Home” by Lisa Mosczynski and Susan Speers of Metacomet Land Trust. Hot and cold appetizers and drinks are offered. No need to be new to the area, and no need to RSVP. More information: https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Newcomers-Friends https://facebook.com/FranklinNewcomersFriendsClub

CITIZEN CRUST HOSTS MEETINGS, SINGING AND THEMED CRAFTS at Patriot Place, Rte. 1 Foxborough. 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m. Sensory option, 12 p.m.-12:30 p.m. Enjoy photo ops with characters from Disney’s “Encanto.” Some events have limited availability, so guests will need to register in advance. More information and registration details: https://www.patriot-place.com/school-break/

THURSDAY APRIL 21

MAD SCIENCE EXPERIMENT at Patriot Place, Rte. 1, Foxborough (stage at Dean College, outside Splitsville and Skipjack’s). 12pm-1pm Some events have limited availability, so guests will need to register in advance. More information and registration details: https://www.patriot-place.com/school-break/

FRIDAY APRIL 22

DEAN COLLEGE SENIOR DANCE SHOWCASE on the Main Stage, Dean College Campus Center, 109 West Central St., Franklin. 7:30 p.m. Presented by the Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance at Dean College. Students showcase their expertise in choreography, performance and production in this annual collaborative showcase. Families and guests over 12 are welcome; must follow COVID-19 safety guidelines. $10 adult, senior, and non-dean student 12 and older; $5 Dean faculty/staff and students. More information and tickets: www.dean.edu/boxoffice

ANTJE DUVEKOT CONCERT at the Niagara Coffee Haus, 8 Exchange St., Millis. 8-10 p.m. (Doors open 7:45 p.m.) Featuring folk singer-songwriter Antje Duvekot. Sponsored by Millis Postal Center. Limited places. Email niagaracoffeehaus@gmail.com for reservation information. Masking optional, pending further notice. $10 donation suggested.

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION at Bass Pro Shops at Patriot Place, Rte. 1. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sensory option, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. With reptile show, visit to the cranberry bog, treasure hunt, nature-themed crafts. Some events have limited availability, so guests will need to register in advance. More information and registration details: https://www.patriot-place.com/school-break/

SATURDAY APRIL 23

MRPAC PRESENTS LENNY CLARKE at the Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center/Orpheum Theatre, 1 School St. 7 p.m. (doors open 6 p.m.) Postponed from February. Featuring a Boston actor, writer, and comedian known for his sarcastic social commentary, anecdotal humor, and heavy Boston accent. Note: Masks required at this event except when actively eating or drinking. $35. Ticket office on https://www.orpheum.org/

DEAN COLLEGE SENIOR DANCE SHOWCASE on the Main Stage, Dean College Campus Center, 109 West Central St., Franklin. 7:30 p.m. Presented by the Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance at Dean College. Students showcase their expertise in choreography, performance and production in this annual collaborative showcase. Families and guests over 12 are welcome; must follow COVID-19 safety guidelines. $10 adult, senior, and non-dean student 12 and older; $5 Dean faculty/staff and students. More information and tickets: www.dean.edu/boxoffice

FRIDAY APRIL 29

THE ADDAMS FAMILY at the Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center (MRPAC)/Orpheum Theatre, 1 School St., Foxborough. 7:30 p.m. Presented by Un-Common Theater Company. Tickets: $25 adults purchased in advance or $27 at the door; $20 students/seniors (65+) in advance or $22 at the door. For accessible seating: 508-907-6940 or boxoffice@orpheum.org. Tickets and information on COVID policy: https://www.orpheum.org/

SATURDAY APRIL 30

18th MILLIS EMBELLISHMENT DAY at various locations around the city. 9am-12pm Co-sponsored by Millis Garden Club and Millis Lions. Rain or shine. Volunteers can register and receive site assignments by visiting millisbeautificationday@gmail.com – for more information, call Jen at 508-667-4326 or Janet at 508-794-1260.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY at the Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center (MRPAC)/Orpheum Theatre, 1 School St., Foxborough. 7:30 p.m. Presented by Un-Common Theater Company. Tickets: $25 adults purchased in advance or $27 at the door; $20 students/seniors (65+) in advance or $22 at the door. For accessible seating: 508-907-6940 or boxoffice@orpheum.org. Tickets and information on COVID policy: https://www.orpheum.org/

POTTERS PLACE OUTDOOR SHOW & SALE at Potters Place, 6 Merchant St., Sharon. 09:00-15:00 Potters Place is a non-profit pottery cooperative with 28 members from local communities. Sale date in case of rain: May 1st. Unique handmade pottery pieces for sale. Directions and more information: www.pottersplacesstudio.com. FREE ENTRANCE. Parking available. Credit cards accepted.

SUNDAY MAY 1

BIG BLUE BAGEL BREAKFAST at Medway VFW, 123 Holliston St., Medway. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Organized by the Medway Democratic Town Committee. A fundraiser for the MDTC. Featuring Democratic candidates up and down the ballot, from local to statewide races. $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Online tickets at the Medway Democratic Town Committee website, http://medwaydemocrats.org/ or on your smart phone by scanning the QR code on the flyers hung around town. Bagels, muffins, fruit, yogurts and pastries, as well as coffee and tea. Cash bar also available.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY at the Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center (MRPAC)/Orpheum Theatre, 1 School St., Foxborough. 7:30 p.m. Presented by Un-Common Theater Company. Tickets: $25 adults purchased in advance or $27 at the door; $20 students/seniors (65+) in advance or $22 at the door. For accessible seating: 508-907-6940 or boxoffice@orpheum.org. Tickets and information on COVID policy: https://www.orpheum.org/

WEDNESDAY MAY 4

FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL POP CONCERT at Franklin High School, 218 Oak St., Franklin. 7 pm With wind band FHS, wind ensemble, jazz orchestra, choir and symphony orchestra. Pop selections such as “The Typewriter” by Leroy Anderson, “Selections from Phantom of the Opera”, “Star Wars”, and many more. $5 donation requested at the door, but not required.

FRIDAY MAY 6

DWAYNE HAGGINS CONCERT at Niagara Coffee Haus, 8 Exchange St., Millis. 8-10pm (doors open at 7:45pm) With Dwayne Haggins “the love child of Hank Williams and Sam Cooke” and “the John Legend of rockabilly”. Sponsored by Ferrimy Construction. Limited places. Email niagaracoffeehaus@gmail.com for reservation information. Masking optional, pending further notice. $10 donation suggested.

SATURDAY MAY 7

5th ANNUAL NEW LIFE 5K TRAIL RACE on the grounds of Medfield State Hospital (at Hospital Road and Service Dr., Medfield). 9:30 a.m. The course winds through the Charles River Reserve. Runners and walkers welcome. Also with Kids Fun Run for children aged 4 to 10, 9 a.m. Register at www.newlifefb.org/5ktrailrun — early bird discounted registration of $25 through April 23; after that, $30 between April 24 and May 5 and $35 on race day. Registration on site Kids Fun Run $5 (cash or check). $5 group discount for teams of four or more when registrations are made at the same time. On-site registration opens at 7:30 a.m. on race day. New Life Furniture Bank of MA Event Benefits. More information: www.newlifefb.org

SATURDAY MAY 14

MEDWAY LIONS CLUB FREE SHREDDING EVENT – FOR RESIDENTS ONLY at Medway Middle School, 45 Holliston St., Medway. 9 a.m. to noon (or until trucks are full). For Medway residents only. Two secure shredding trucks will be available. Bring all sensitive documents that include account numbers, dates of birth, passwords, PIN codes, signatures, and social security and/or driver’s license numbers. To protect your privacy, consider other items that include names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses. If in doubt, shred it. Note: Only paper items can be shredded, but it is not necessary to remove staples or paper clips. Limit of eight boxes/bags per person.

THURSDAY MAY 19

7TH ANNUAL FRANKLIN EMPTY BOWLS BENEFIT DINNER at Franklin High School, 218 Oak St., Franklin. 6-8 p.m. Hosted by the Franklin High School Empty Bowls Club and the Franklin Food Pantry. Benefiting Franklin Food Pantry. Soup and bread dinner, handmade bowls to take home, in-person and online art auction, donation wall. $10 children and students, $20 adults. Tickets online until noon May 19 at tinyurl.com/FHSEmptyBowlsTix. Tickets at the door are cash or check only. The online art auction opens May 18 at midnight and ends June 1 — visit tinyurl.com/FHSEmptyBowlsArt More info: www.franklinfoodpantry.org or 508-528-3115.

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