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Franklin Community Center Blog

Tattoos, Santa and Rock Shows–Oh My!

November 16th, 2012

Call us resourceful–we’re pulling out all the stops in the coming months to raise funds for FCC in fun and unique ways!  If you’d like to help, mark your calendar for the event that most interests you:
Pink Raven Tattoos

Alright, you see the name, and you might think, “Oh dear!”  But don’t worry!  This tattoo and art gallery is a fun and fabulous new establishment at 55 Beekman Street, dedicated to art and making a difference in the community.  The owners are super friendly and big fans of FCC, so they’ve come up with a great way to get the community involved in supporting art and giving back.

Step 1: Got an iPhone and love to take pictures?  Send an Instagram to pinkraventattoos@gmail.com.  They’re seeking submissions from local residents, and prizes will be awarded to the top photographs.  Send them by November 21st!

Step 2: Join us on December 1st from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. for an opening reception.  Thanks to Crush and Cask, you can enjoy some liquid libations while you peruse the prints of the submitted images.  They’ll be sold for $10 each during the party to benefit Franklin Community Center.  How fun would it be to purchase cool and unique photos as holiday gifts for a good cause?

Step 3: You can also ink your commitment to Franklin Community Center, and give a gift that will last a lifetime! Pink Raven Tattoos will donate 20-percent of every gift card sold on behalf of us in the month of December.  To contribute, drop by the shop and let the staff know that you would like to support Franklin Community Center at the time of purchase.  Gift cards are available in amounts of $50 or more and are valid through December 2013.  For more information, call 409-0527.

Support Homemade Theatre/Support FCC

The Wizard of Oz is coming to Homemade Theatre!!!  If you’re planning to attend the show, purchase your tickets on November 27th, 28th, or 29th and use the promotional code HELPFCC.  Half of all sales using this code (on these three dates only) will benefit FCC.

Please note: This only applies for the show on December 7th.

To get tickets, call HMT box office at 587-4427 between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. and mention the code; go to http://www.homemadetheater.org/ and click buy tickets; or stop into the box office.    

Breakfast with Santa

The Saratoga Hilton will host its 18th Annual Breakfast with Santa, with proceeds this year benefitting the Franklin Community Center , from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, December 24; doors open at 8 a.m. Admission to the breakfast buffet costs  $8 for adults, $4 for children age 4 to 12, and free for younger than 4.  There will also be a raffle and visit from ol’ Saint Nick. Call 584-4000 for info.  Reservations are not necessary.  The hotel is located at 534 Broadway, Saratoga Springs.  Special thanks to Darryl Leggieri and our Board Member Chris Cook for making this happen.

Rock Out with Franklin in February

Budweiser & Saratoga Eagle present “The Mike Perkins Project”
Mark your calendar, line up your sitters and join us February 9th at The Putnam Den in Downtown Saratoga at 7 p.m.  A donation of $20 per person/$30 per couple gets you an evening of awesome music by “The Mike Perkins Project”, a group of talented musicians from all over the country who’ve been holding benefit concerts in our area for several years.  We’re the lucky recipients this year, and it’s going to be a great time!  Their music consists of danceable, upbeat and varied cover tunes by some of the greatest artists of our time and will appeal to a wide audience.  Putnam Den has been hailed one of the premiere music venues in the Capital/Saratoga area.       
*Still Needed:

You answered our call for food, and we thank you!  We should be held over for a few months, thanks to all of you.

But we could still use donors to purchase gifts by “adopting a child” for Christmas.  If you would like to purchase gifts for a local child/children, please email Kristen@franklincommunitycenter.org your name, address, phone number and the number of children you would like to shop for; she will email you a wish list of a local child.  This is a great way for businesses to give back, too!  If you don’t hear back from Kristen within three business days of sending your email, call 587-9826 to follow up.      
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