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Hosting Friday Night Open Mic. I'll be playing a 30 minute set and then bringing up guests. This is an acoustic open mic. Bose L1 sound system, plugin for 2 guitars, and two mics.

When: May 26, 2017 8pm in Franklin, MA

Game Time Trivia at British Beer Company

You may have played trivia in a bar before, but we bet you’ve never seen anything like Game Time Trivia! Picture Rounds, Name That Tune…even a “Hail Mary” wager round to help your team come from behind. Bring your friends/family. Teams anywhere between 2 to 8 players. Join us every at at the . Great Prizes! Best Quiz in Mass.

When: May 31, 2017 8pm to May 31, 2017 10pm in Franklin, MA

American Legion 5 Miler Scholarship Fun Road Race...

NEW LOCATION!!!!Course is a 5 mile loop on paved roads.  Post race refreshments.  Prizes awarded by category.  T-shirts for entrants.  Raffle prizes. Help support our effort to give scholarships to high school students looking at the high cost of secondary education.  All profits from this event will go to the Scholarship Funds for Medway Post 367 and Franklin Post 75.Event details and schedule

Start time is 8am.



When: Jun 17, 2017 12am in Franklin, MA

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About Franklin, MA
Franklin Massachusetts is a suburban industrial community nestled between the Charles and Blackstone Rivers and is 22 miles southwest of Boston. Settlement of Franklin came late in 1676 and its early years had settlers involved in small farming and grazing. The town's abundant water power made for early industrial development. Soon there were cotton mills and boot and shoe manufacturers established in Franklin but the dominant industry from 1799 on was straw bonnet manufacturing.

In 1778 Franklin renamed itself to honor Benjamin Franklin and although over 30 communities in the colonies did that, Franklin Massachusetts was the first to do so. In return Ambassador Franklin showed his appreciation by sending the town a library of 116 volumes thereby making Franklin the first town in history with a public library!

Franklin is a center of a wide spectrum of architectural styles that have been proudly preserved in the town. Visitors will have the pleasure of seeing Greek Revival and Italianate buildings as well as High Victorian Gothic and Second Empire and Queen Ann styles.