Five Things You Need to Know Today: Aug. 28
A free concert, the anniversary of Irene and a chance for Newton South students to work out their schedules.
1. Free concert. The Newton Free Library will host a free concert tonight with pianist Naho Bessho, who will perform solo works by Carl Maria von Weber, Felix Mendelssohn and Franz Liszt. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Druker Auditorium.
2. Auditions. The Newton Country Players will hold auditions tonight at Trinity Episcopal Church for its upcoming production of A.R. Gurney's Love Letters. Auditions will be held from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. tonight and Thursday night. The theatre group is looking for men and women ages 20 to 50. Actors should prepare a monologue approximately two minutes long, preferably not from the show. There is a possibility the audition will include cold readings from the script and a short interview. Interested actors can email email@example.com for an audition appointment time.
4. One year later. One year ago today, Tropical Irene slammed into the Boston area, destroying tress and power lines and leaving numerous Newton residents without power. Flip through this photo gallery and watch footage from last year's storm damage in Newton.
5. Arena Scheduling Day. Newton South's Arena Scheduling Day will be held today from 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in the Student Center. This is a time when guidance counselors will be available to resolve scheduling issues prior to the start of school next week. A full Arena Day schedule is available on the Newton South website.