National Gazette Calendar – May 6, 2022


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 [email protected] for reservation information. Masking optional, pending further notice. $10 donation suggested.


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 — 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:


PRESENTATION ON PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE at St Mary’s Parish Hall, 1 Church Square, Franklin. 7-8 p.m. With Jim Driscoll, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Catholic Conference of the Archdiocese of Boston, presenting the Catholic perspective on physician-assisted suicide. Presentation also available via Zoom link at


‘MATILDA JR.’ OF ROALD DAHL at Ahern Middle School, 111 Mechanic St., Foxborough. 7 p.m. Presented by Ahern Middle School Drama. Tickets $10 each at and at the door.


FRIENDS OF THE MEDWAY LIBRARY MEGA SPRING BOOK SALE (NOTICE TO FRIENDS ONLY) at the Medway Public Library, 26 High St., Medway. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Memberships can be purchased at the door or dues can be paid in advance at the library. One-year membership is $10 for individuals and $15 for families. Books and media available at bargain prices, between 50 cents and $2. More information:

MYTHS AND MIRACLES OF VICTORIAN MEDICINE PROGRAM at the Norfolk Senior Centre, 28 Medway Branch Road, Norfolk. 2:00-3:00 p.m. Miss Myrtle Mills, a fictional Victorian lady, will take guests on a journey through the startling and startling state of medicine in the second half of the 19th century. Featuring Janet Parnes, historical depictions of Lady J. Millis. More information: Free program. Call 508-528-4430 with any questions.

‘MATILDA JR.’ OF ROALD DAHL at Ahern Middle School, 111 Mechanic St., Foxborough. 7 p.m. Presented by Ahern Middle School Drama. Tickets $10 each at and at the door.


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.

FRIENDS OF THE MEDWAY LIBRARY MEGA SPRING BOOK SALE at the Medway Public Library, 26 High St., Medway. Information:

FRANKLIN ST. MARY CHURCH WOMEN’S FAITH TRAINING GROUP MEETING via Zoom. 9:30-10:30 am With Fr. Flavio Gillio, Director of the National Shrine of Our Lady of LaSalette, who will share the story of Our Lady of LaSalette. For the Zoom link:

PATRIOT PLACE HOSTING THE STREET PAINTING FESTIVAL throughout Patriot Place, Rte. 1 Foxborough. 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring sidewalk artwork by local artists. Also family activities throughout the day including cartoon and balloon artists, live musical performances, special appearances by Pat Patriot and more. Registered participating artists are each assigned a 5-foot by 5-foot square located throughout Patriot Place to transform into a creative work of art, all centered around this year’s theme, “Storytime.” Each registered artist receives a box of colored chalk pastels to create their artwork right on the Patriot Place catwalk. Register for $25 at — space is limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. More information:

‘MATILDA JR.’ OF ROALD DAHL at Ahern Middle School, 111 Mechanic St., Foxborough. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Presented by Ahern Middle School Drama. Tickets $10 each at and at the door.


WRENTHAM TOWN MEETING VOTER REGISTRATION at Wrentham Town Hall, 79 South St., Wrentham. 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Any Wrentham resident who is not registered or will turn 16 by June 6 can pre-register/register to vote at the June 6 Town Meeting. More information: Town Clerk, 508 384-5415.


FRANKLIN NEWCOMERS AND FRIENDS MEETING at “3” Restaurant, 461 W. Central St., Franklin. 7:30 p.m. Final meeting of the 2021-2022 season. Hot and cold appetizers and drinks offered. No need to RSVP. Come make connections in the community. Residents of Franklin or any surrounding town that does not have a Newcomer Club are welcome. More information:


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 Tickets at the door are cash or check only. The online art auction opens May 18 at midnight and ends June 1 — visit More info: or 508-528-3115.


FRIENDS OF THE MEDWAY LIBRARY MEGA SPRING BOOK SALE – BAG SALE at Medway Public Library, 26 High St., Medway. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fill a reusable grocery bag for $5 each. Information:


GRAND REOPENING AND RIBBON CUTTING OF ERNEST A. TAFT JR. HISTORICAL MUSEUM at 3 Common St., Bellingham. 12 p.m. The Bellingham Historical Commission invites the community to join in the reopening of the newly refurbished town’s historical museum.


MEDWAY MEMORIAL DAY PARADE forms at Medway VFW, descends at 10:00 a.m. March down Holliston Street to Colonel Michael Matondi Memorial Square. With Medway High School Group and Worcester Kiltie Group, community organizations, veterans. In the event of inclement weather, the service will be held inside the Medway Village Church at 11 a.m.


TRINITY CHURCH YARD SALE at Trinity Episcopal Church, 47 East St. (Rte, 140), Wrentham. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jewelry, books, household items, collectibles, toys, antiques, small furniture, etc. More information: or 508-384-3958.


NORFOLK COMMUNITY DAY at Holmes Field, 22 Myrtle St., Norfolk. 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Hosted by the Norfolk Lions Club. “Old Tyme Day” themed fair featuring music, dancing, games, animal petting, wagon rides, train rides, pie contest, foam for children, food , historical exhibits and more. Would you like to participate or sponsor this event? Sign up at, email [email protected] or call Eric Diamond at 617-755-6427 or Jen Cote at 781-492-5390.

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