Five Things You Need to Know Today: March 11
A walk for Franco, a choral concert and Barney Frank is in town.
1. Second 'Walk for Franco'. The friends and family of missing Boston College student Franco Garcia will hold a second Walk for Franco today in Cleveland Circle at noon. Anyone wishing to support the search is invited to attend and meet outside Mary Ann's. Red and white support ribbons will be handed out. Last Sunday, family and friends held a similar walk, where they traveled from the Chestnut Hill Reservoir to Mary Ann's holding balloons and handing out flyers.
2. Barney Frank, other pols, to visit Newton Highlands. Cong. Barney Frank will join State Rep Ruth Balser and Mike Prokosch of the New Priorities Project for a forum today titled "Fund Our Communities, Not War." The event, which is sponsored by Newton Dialogues on Peace and War, will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church and starts at 2:30 p.m.
4. Newton Choral Society. The Newton Choral Society will give a concert this afternoon at Church of the Holy name in West Roxbury. The concert will include Johannes Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes performed by a chamber chorus of NCS singers as well as Frank Martin's Mass for Double Chorus and Daniel Pinkham's Wedding Cantata. Tickets are $25 for general admission ($21 for students and seniors.) The performance begins at 3 p.m.
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