Free family concert series begins Feb. 2

The Franklin Performing Arts Company is kicking off its annual series of free family concerts next Sunday at 1 p.m. at 38 Main St. Ben Rudnick & Friends will perform a mix of original upbeat tunes and interpretations of familiar songs, aimed at introducing children to the world of live music and theater. The series will continue with Mark Poniatowski presenting jazz for kids March 2, and opera for kids March 23. For more information, call 508-528-8668 or visit the ensemble’s website, www.fpaconline.com.