Upcoming in April

Earth Day Festival, Marathon Fest, Garden in the Woods opens for the season, and more

Sharon Machlis Gartenberg


March 31, 2024

Mark your calendars for some of these interesting April events in and near the neighborhood:

Breaking Down Silos at the Wayland Public Library or on Zoom: Renowned WGBH journalist Callie Crossley examines news and community silos that prevent the productive exchange of ideas and isolate us, in conversation with Northeastern Journalism professor Dan Kennedy. Sunday, April 7, 2 to 3:30 pm, 5 Concord Road. A light reception follows the program. More info.

A sure sign of Spring: Garden in the Woods opens for the season on Sunday, April 14, 10 am to 5 pm. Members can visit starting Saturday, April 13 at 10. 180 Hemenway Road, Framingham.

Also Sunday, April 14: Keep Framingham Beautiful’s Nobscot Area Cleanup, 10 to 11:30 am, meet at Hemenway School (729 Water St.). Details and sign up at www.k-f-b.org/gfc

Not exactly in the neighborhood, but there will be Patriots Day festivities in the city again this year while the marathon runs through downtown Framingham. Jack’s Abby and Downtown Framingham Inc. host a Framingham Marathon Fest on Monday, April 15. at 100 Clinton St. in the Jack’s Abby parking lot with live music and various activities. Free and open to the public from 10 am to 2 pm. About a 3-minute walk to the marathon route.

Earth Day Festival: This year’s Framingham celebration is on Saturday, April 20 from 11 am to 3 pm at the Framingham Centre Common (Edgell Road & Vernon Street) featuring live music, green and eco friendly products and services, and activities for kids. More info: https://framinghamearthday.org/

There will also be an electronics recycling station in conjunction with the festival at the First Parish Parking lot (24 Vernon St.) with a small charge for various items like computers, monitors, air conditioners, and pretty much anything with a plug or battery. See the full pricing list at https://framinghamearthday.org/electronics-pricing/

Another sign of Spring: The first vegetable planting of the season at the McAuliffe Library community garden, Saturday, April 27, 2 pm.

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