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June 1
Porchfest, various performances at porches around town, including Franklin Historical Museum, 80 West Central St., Franklin, Jamie Barrett 12-1 followed by Metrowest Symphony Orchestra 2-3:30, Greenwich Bay Brass 4 p.m., Raindate June 2 (Annual Bridal Gown exhibit to open this day through August 4th) 
First Pride flag raising at Franklin Municipal Building, 10 a.m., 355 East Central St., Franklin, coloring sheets for kids, music by Electric Youth and Sioo, remarks by Rep. Jeff Roy, Councilperson Ted Cormier Ledger
June 2
Special Pride Month Sunday Service, 10 a.m., First Universalist Society of Franklin, 262 Chestnut St., Franklin
June 5
Proposition 2 ½ Override Information Session, 1:30 p.m., Franklin Senior Center, 10 Daniel McCahill St., Franklin, TA Jamie Hellen and FPS Superintendent to attend.
Health Fair, 2 p.m., Franklin Public Library, 118 Main St., Franklin, presented by Franklin Health Department, includes vendors, health services exhibitors, resources, food trucks, kids’ activities, petting zoo, giveaways 
June 6
“Traveling School of Fish” installation, 5-6 p.m., Franklin Sculpture Park, Panther Way, Franklin, features new wooden fish crafted by Tri-County RVTHS students, freshly painted by Parmenter Elementary School students.
Songwriter Circle, Niagara Coffee Haus, 7-9 p.m., Features up to six singer songwriters for each show, with a few sharing the stage at the same time, sharing songs and swapping stories. Coffee, water, seltzers and bakery products provided. Admission FREE, but donations gladly accepted. 
June 7
Annual Strawberry Stroll, 4-8 p.m., Franklin Downtown Partnership event features vendors, entertainment (Health Nisbett, 4-6, Dom DeBaggis, 6-8 ), MyFM broadcast, touch-a-truck and Sparky at Franklin Fire, strawberry shortcake at Dean Bank (money raised supports FDP events), free popcorn (to eat outside) at Franklin Historical Museum,, raindate: June 8
FPAC presents August: Osage County, 7:30 p.m.;  The BLACK BOX, 15 W. Central St., Franklin,  
June 8
Our Playability Touch-a-Truck, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (10 a.m.-11 a.m. sensory friendly hour), Bellingham Memorial School parking lot, 130 Blackstone St., Bellingham, DJ, trackless train, vehicles from several businesses to climb aboard, local demonstrations, games, raffles for family fun, great food, $5 pp helps raise money for an inclusive and accessible playground at Stallbrook Elementary School in Bellingham.
June 9
Second Sunday Speaker Series, 1 p.m. doors open, 1:15 talk by Alan Earls on “Parachute Dress” –wedding dress made from a World War II parachute with a spectacular 15-foot train, Franklin Historical Museum, 80 West Central Street, Franklin, MA. FREE
June 11
Franklin Special Town Election, 6 a.m.-8 p.m., Franklin High School, 218 Oak St., Franklin
Painting with Thread on Fabric, with award-winning quilter Betsy Habich, 7 p.m., Emma’s Quilt Cupboard, Horace Mann Plaza, Franklin, open to all, $5 nonmembers of Yankee Quilters Guild
6th Annual Taste of Tri-County, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Tangerini’s Spring Street Farm, 139 Spring St., Millis, $20 for samples of local restaurants and brewers, entertainment,
June 12
Free webinar: Opening Doors to Youth Mental Health: How Parents Can Best Support Their LGBTQ+ Child.” 7 p.m., register by June 11, visit, select “Classes and Events” on the homepage, then “Webinars.” A link will be sent 24 hours prior to the webinar to complete registrations. 
June 14
Franklin Public Library Book Sale, 1-5 p.m., Franklin Public Library, 118 Main St., Franklin Books $1
June 15
Pride Flag planting, Franklin Town Common, visit Franklin LGBTQ Alliance on Facebook and Instagram (@franklinlgbtqalliance) for specifics.
Franklin Public Library Book Sale, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m., Franklin Public Library, 118 Main St., Franklin, Books $1
Juneteenth Tribute Concert, 3 p.m., Franklin Public Library, 118 Main St., Franklin, Rodney Mashia to perform jazz, gospel, soul, folk, and pop celebrating great African American musicians
Scottish Highland Games, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Fino Field, Milford, over 100 athletes from all over NE to compete
June 22
Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival, 10:30 a.m., Franklin Public Library, Children’s Museum of Franklin Pop-Up Exhibits, mini golf, Game Stations, Crafts, Balloons, Temporary Tattoos, AND MORE
Franklin Pride Day, 12-4 p.m., Franklin Town Common, raindate: June 23, includes booths, entertainment, crafts, games, find Franklin LGBTQ Alliance on Facebook and Instagram for more details, rain date June 23

June 23
HMEA incredABLE Day, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., King St. Memorial Park, fun activities for all ages and abilities,
June 24
Mr. Vinny Bubble Show, 4 p.m., Franklin Public Library, 118 Main St., Franklin
June 25
Tri-County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours: 5-7 p.m., The Rail Trail Flatbread Company, 223 Main St., Milford, $10 future members, members free,!event/register/2024/6/25/business-after-hours-the-rail-tr... 
June 28
Ed Popielarczyk Magic Show! 10:30 a.m., Franklin Public Library, 118 Main St., Franklin
Concerts on the Common, 3-5 p.m. AKCody, 6-8 p.m. Dallas Corbin, Franklin Town Common