David McCullough, a celebrated author whose accolades include the National Book Award, the
Presidential Medal of Freedom, and two Pulitzer Prizes, will discuss his latest book, “The Wright Brothers” in Framingham Saturday, May 14. The talk will be the keynote speech at the Framingham Public Library’s Framingham Reads Together program. Doors for the free event, located at Memorial Building (Town Hall) at 150 Concord St., open at 9:30 a.m. McCullough will talk at 10:30 a.m. and then sign books in the Blumer Room on the building’s lower level. Books will be available for purchase before and after the talk. For more information, visit www.framinghamlibrary.org.
The Gardens at Elm Bank in Wellesley will be packed full of rare perennials, trees, shrubs,
ready-to-plant herbs, and vegetables — including a wide array of tomatoes — all for sale at this year’s annual Massachusetts Horticultural Society Gardeners’ Fair and Plant Sale Saturday, May 14. The fair will play host to 20 farms and vendors, including Allandale Farm, Boston’s oldest working farm. The Wellesley Band will provide the ambience for tours, family-oriented workshops, and shopping at the Route 16 site. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; it costs $5 per carload of visitors, or free for Mass Hort members. For more information, visit www.masshort.org.
The Red Cross will host a two-session class on first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and using an automated external defibrillator, June 7 and June 9 at Milford High School. David Chaplin, a physical education teacher at the high school, will teach the workshop, at the end of which students will receive Red Cross certification in CPR, AED, and first aid. The class is open to the public and costs $35 for residents and $45 for non-residents. Those interested should download a registration form at mcs.milford.ma.us/wp-content/uploads/ADULT-ED-REGISTRATION-FORM1.pdf and send or deliver it and payment to Milford Community School Use Program, 31 West Fountain St., Milford, 01757. Both sessions will run from 7 to 9 p.m.; students should meet in the school gymnasium library.
The Lexington Symphony will take the silver screen to Cary Hall Saturday, May 14 with a production
of “Music from the Movies.” The event will explore the role of music in cinema as the orchestra performs scores from famed composer John Williams and other film composers. Several events will lead up to the 8 p.m. concert, including a 7 p.m. talk with music director Jonathan McPhee, “Imagine Movies Without Music.’’ Earlier on, the symphony will host a free community music festival from 2 to 5 p.m. at Cary Hall. Tickets range from $30 to $50 ($15 for students) and are available online at www.lexingtonsymphony.org, via telephone at 781-523-9009, or at the door based on availability.Bailey Putnam can be reached at email@example.com.