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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
June 2
Special Pride Month Sunday Service, 10 a.m., First Universalist Society of Franklin, 262 Chestnut St., Franklin
June 3
Book Discussion Group, 6:30 p.m., Bellingham Public Library, 100 Blackstone St., Bellingham, The Maid by Nita Prose
Virtual Author Talk, Human History of the Red Planet with Smithsonian Curator Matt Shindell –2 p.m.,
June 6
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
BHS Graduation Day
Annual Strawberry Stroll, 4-8 p.m., Franklin Downtown Partnership event features vendors, entertainment and strawberry shortcake at Dean Bank, free popcorn (to eat outside) at Franklin Historical Museum,, raindate: June 8
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
“Mary Anning: Fossil Hunter,” chamber opera by Jon Ceander Mitchell to be performed by Milford Community Chorus, conducted by Richard Owen, 3 p.m., First Universalist Society of Franklin meetinghouse, 262 Chestnut St., Franklin.
June 12
Bellingham Business Association meeting, 6-8 p.m., Lowell’s, 75 Cape Rd Route 140, Mendon, MA, 
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
Concert on the Bellingham Common with Too Human, 6 p.m., Bellingham Town Common, fun hour of jazz standards from the Great American Songbook and jazzy, bluesy originals. In the case of inclement weather, the concert at library, check library website. Supported by Bellingham Cultural Council, local agency supported by MA Cultural Council
Adult Writers Group, 6:30 p.m., Bellingham Public Library, 100 Blackstone St., Bellingham, email [email protected] to participate.
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 13
Virtual Author Talk, Psychological Thrillers and the Queen of Twists – Author Talk with Freida McFadden, 8 p.m.,
June 14
Last Day of School Bellingham Public Schools, BVT
June 15
Author Visit with Mr. Steve, The B Hive, 10:30 a.m., Bellingham’s former Youth Services Librarian “Mr. Steve” Fowler will read his first book in the Alphabittles series, The B Hive. 
June 20
Ladies of Saint Anne Officers Recognition Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Bellingham Sportsman’s Club, Lake St., Joff’s Backyard Grill catering, $23 pp due by June 6, made payable to St. Blaise with “LoSA banquet” in note, give to Ann-Marie Lavallee-Kell or Paula Neiva
Virtual Author Talk, Unpacking a History of Systemic Racism in the American Education System with Tiffany Jewel, 2 pm.,
June 21
Summer Reading 2024 Kickoff with Elijah T. Grasshopper & Friends, 6 p.m., Bellingham Town Common, hosted by Bellingham Public Library, supported by Bellingham Cultural Council, local agency supported by MA Cultural Council
June 23
HMEA incredABLE Day, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., King St. Memorial Park, fun activities for all ages and abilities,
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
Concerts on the Common, 3-5 p.m. AKCody, 6-8 p.m. Dallas Corbin, Franklin Town Common
June 29
PrideFest, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Bellingham Town Common, features artisans, crafters, vendors, fresh food, information, and activities. To volunteer, contact Josie Dutil at (508) 966-0398 or email [email protected], updates on Facebook page: Be You Bellingham
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