Five Things You Need to Know Today: Feb. 5
A camp fair, choir festival and opportunity to help the homeless.
1. JCC All-Camp Fair. Want to learn more about the different camps at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC? The JCC All-Camp Fair will feature information on all the different camps and have camp staff on hand to answer questions. The fair runs from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. today and is free and open to the public.
2. Help out Friends of Boston’s Homeless. Do you use Dependable Cleaners in Watertown or Brookline? For the month of February, Dependable Cleaners customers and residents can donate new socks as well as new or gently used hats, scarves, mittens, and gloves to help support the needs of Boston’s homeless during the winter months. Donations can be dropped off at any of Dependable Cleaners’ 16 locations as well as with any of Dependable Cleaners’ delivery drivers.
3. Choir Festival. The annual Mass Bay District Choir Festival will be held in Newton today at the First Unitarian Society. The choirs will be singing "Amazing Grace", "Rainforest Chant", Bobby McFerrin's "23rd Psalm", and Rollo Dilworth's "Take Me to the Water" together. The concert begins at 3 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Donations for the Newton Food Pantry will also be accepted.
4. Blog on Patch. Did you know Newton Patch has a blog section for local residents, business owners and community leaders? Local Voices is a section of our site where the editor steps aside and the community says what it wants. Interested in sharing your thoughts and opinions with a Patch blog? Do you have a blog that need a new set of readers? Read more about how you can get a Local Voices blog here.
5. Redeemer Chamber Music Series. Boston Symphony Orchestra members Keisuke Wakao, Thomas Martin, and Richard Ranti will perform alongside pianist Randall Hodgkinson at the Church of the Redeemer today at 4 p.m. The group will perform works by André Previn, Poulenc, Alec Templeton and Benjamin Godard. Tickets are $25 at the door, $10 students.