Five Things You Need to Know Today: Jan. 22
Lots of great music in the city today, plus the opening of a new historic exhibit.
1. Blood drive. A community blood drive will be held today at Temple Beth Avodah in Newton Centre. The drive will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and those who donate blood will receive a coupon for a free pound of coffee from Dunkin' Donuts.
2. Community sing-a-long. The Newton Family Singers will host a community sing-a-long today from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. at the Waban Library. Stop by, cozy up in the library and sing some songs with friends and family. Acoustic instruments are welcome!
3. Adams Street Synagogue exhibit. The Jackson Homestead and Museum will celebrate the opening of its new exhibit, Adams Street Synagogue: Celebrating our Centennial today at 4 p.m. The Adams Street Synagogue is celebrating its 100th year of service to the Newton community and the Homestead is hoping to bring the history of the synagogue to the local residents.
4. Chamber music concert. Trinity Episcopal Church will host a group of talented musicians today for a chamber music concert. Bela Keyes (violin), Sharan Leventhal (violin), Kathryn Lockwood (viola) and Jonathan Miller (cello) will perform works by Mozart and Bartok starting at 2:30 p.m. Admission is $24 for adults, $20 for seniors an $12 for students (Newton students free).
5. Open house at JCC. The Leventhal-Sidman JCC will host an open house for its fitness center today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The open house will consist of Pilates studio sessions, training sessions, nutritionist consultations, cooking demonstrations and of course, an open gym. For more information call 617-558-6411 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.