Five Things You Need to Know Today: Feb. 7
A CDBG event, a gymnastics meet and a film festival
1. CDBG roundtable. Mayor Setti Warren, local elected officials, community members and HUD Assistant Secretary Mercedes Marquez will gather today at a roundtable discussion to talk about the Community Development Block Grant program. The event will be held at the John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club and begins at 11:30 a.m.
2. REELAbilitiesBoston Film Festival. The first REELAbilitiesBoston Film Festival is underway with films about people with disabilities. Warrior Champions, the first of two films showing at the West Newton Cinema, will hit the screen tonight at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission, $9 for seniors, students and members of the MFA, Coolidge Corner Theatre and WGBH and $6 for groups of at least 10 people.
3. Heart Month. Did you know February is Heart Month? The Newton Health & Human Services Department is hoping to get more information out to the public about heart health and awareness. Check the city's website for updates, information and tips to stay heart healthy.
4. Go Tigers! The Newton North boys' varsity gymnastics team will face off against Attleboro in a home meet today at 5 p.m.
5. Author talk & book signing. Keith Stavely and Kathleen Fitzgerald, authors of Northern Hospitality Cooking by the Book in New England will appear tonight at the Newton Free Library. Their book "is an enticing anthology of almost 400 historic New England recipes from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century." The event begins at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.