Gazette country calendar: November 5

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5

SEN. REBECCA RAUSCH VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Also scheduled for Friday, November 10, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Make an appointment 15 minutes in advance: www.beccarauschma.com/office-hours

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 6

ST. BRENDAN PARISH FALL FAIR at St. Brendan’s, 384 Hartford Ave./Rte. 126, Bellingham. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. White elephant, crafts, holiday crafts, used books, religious items, Penny Social, Food Emporium (lunch or snack), cooktop (pastries and fresh pasta), children’s games, crafts, face painting, raffles : sports tickets, lottery tickets, turkey raffle, and more.

STORY TIME EVENT at the Bookstore and Cafe of an Improbable History, 111 South St., Plainville. 10:30 am With award-winning author / illustrator Mary Jane Begin celebrating the new picture book, “Ping Meets Pig”. The author reads a book, plays a drawing game. Signature of the book. Register for free: anunlikelystory.com/mjbegin

GALA AND TELETHON FPAC at THE BLACK BOX, 15 W. Central St., Franklin, or streaming. 7 p.m. in person, 8 p.m. home viewing. Evening of entertainment, food, fun and fundraising. Enjoy the event in person with the studio audience live or from your home. In-person features: bag of loot, hors d’oeuvres and toast, followed by dinner provided by 3 Restaurant. The From Home option includes dinner prepared and packed by 3 Restaurant. Online auction before and during the gala. $ 200 Premiere, $ 175 Premium, $ 125 VIP, $ 75 viewer, $ 25 children’s meals. Tickets and more information: https://www.theblackboxonline.com

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 7

ST. BRENDAN PARISH FALL FAIR at St. Brendan’s, 384 Hartford Ave./Rte. 126, Bellingham. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. White elephant, crafts, holiday crafts, used books, religious items, Penny Social, Food Emporium (lunch or snack), cooktop (pastries and fresh pasta), children’s games, crafts, face painting, raffles : sports tickets, lottery tickets, turkey raffle, and more.

BELLINGHAM YOUTH CROSSING SKILLS CLINIC on the grass pitch at Bellingham High School, 60 Blackstone St., Bellingham. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. For boys and girls in Kindergarten to Grade 8. $ 10 online at www.bellinghamhawx.org, $ 15 at the door. Bring lacrosse equipment, crampons and water. New players without full gear invited – there will be additional sticks and gear to borrow.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8

AUTHOR EVENT at an unlikely history bookstore and café, 111 South St., Plainville. 7:00 PM With acclaimed ESPN reporter Seth Wickersham discussing his new book, “Better To Be Feared”. Questions and answers from the public and signature. Register for free: www.anunlikelystory.com/wickersham – face masks must be worn at all in-person events, no exceptions.

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 10

FRANKLIN NEWCOMERS AND FRIENDS CLUB MEETING at Restaurant “3”, 461 W. Central St., Franklin. 7:30 p.m. With members of Franklin City Council, after the election, to talk about some of the new initiatives and other things going on. Aperitifs and drinks served free, cash bar available. The group usually meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at “3”. Residents of Franklin, or any surrounding town that does not have a Newcomer Club, are welcome. More information: https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Newcomers-Friends or https://facebook.com/FranklinNewcomersFriendsClub

THURSDAY 11 NOVEMBER

STONY BROOK CAMERA CLUB PRESENTS “FINDING STORIES IN THE LARGEST LANDSCAPE: TECHNIQUES FOR SMALL SCENE PHOTOGRAPHY” via Zoom. 7:30 p.m. With nature photographer Jennifer Renwick. Information and Zoom link: www.StonyBrookCC.com (log in under “Be Our Guest” to receive the Zoom link for the presentation and to receive a free month of club membership).

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13

FRANKLIN WOMEN’S FAITH TRAINING GROUP MEETING via Zoom. 9:30 am – 10:30 am With a short video from the Bishop Barron series titled “Conversion – Following the Call of Christ.” To see a trailer for the series: www.wordonfire.org/study-programs/conversion/ – email Deacon Guy ([email protected]) for contact details for the Zoom link. All women are welcome. More information: www.stmarysfranklin.org/womens-faith-formation

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17

FRANKLIN NEWCOMERS AND FRIENDS MEETING at Restaurant “3”, 461 W. Central St., Franklin. 7:30 p.m. Open to residents of Franklin and neighboring towns that do not have a newcomer club. Meet on the third Wednesday of each month, at 7:30 p.m., at restaurant “3”. Free aperitifs, drinks provided; cash bar available. More information: https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Newcomers-Friends or on Facebook – Franklin Newcomers & Friends Club.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20

CHRISTMAS FOREST CHURCH FAIR at the original Wrentham Congregational Church, 1 East St., Wrentham. 9h00-14h00 Bakery, crafts and sewing, plants, books, jewelry, gifts, Christmas decorations, local vendors, Attic Treasures, children’s fair with Santa Claus, brunch, silent auction, raffles. Visitors asked to wear a mask. More information: www.occhurch.net or all 508-384-3110.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21

FRANKLIN INTERFAITH COMMUNITY COUNCIL THANKSGIVING SERVICE in St Mary’s Catholic Parish, 1 Church Square, Franklin. 7 p.m. Mask compulsory. The service will be broadcast live on stmarysfranklin.org (click on Live-stream Masses). More information: www.FranklinInterfaith.org or on Facebook: Franklin Interfaith Council.

SATURDAY DECEMBER 11

BWOT MUFFINS WITH FATHER NOL at St. Blaise Church, 1158 S. Main St., Bellingham. 9 to 11:30 a.m. Hosted by Bellingham Women of Today. Enjoy muffins, bagels, juice, milk and coffee. The children meet Santa Claus and hand him their Christmas wish list. Photos with Santa $ 4 each or two for $ 6. Food and Beverages 50 cents – $ 1 each. Free crafts and coloring pages for kids, raffle baskets and holiday items for sale. More information: [email protected] or visit BWOT on Facebook.

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 15

FRANKLIN NEWCOMERS AND FRIENDS MEETING at Restaurant “3”, 461 W. Central St., Franklin. 7:30 p.m. Open to residents of Franklin and neighboring towns that do not have a newcomer club. Meet on the third Wednesday of each month, at 7:30 p.m., at restaurant “3”. Free aperitifs, drinks provided; cash bar available. More information: https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Newcomers-Friends or on Facebook – Franklin Newcomers & Friends Club.

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