Five Things You Need to Know Today: March 19
Board of Aldermen meet, a special showing at West Newton Cinema and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author is in town.
1. Board of Aldermen. The Board of Aldermen will meet tonight at 7:45 p.m. in the chamber at City Hall. For a copy of tonight's reports docket, check out the .pdf to the right.
2. Pulitzer Prize–winning author in Newton. Isabel Wilkerson will hold a discussion this evening about her book The Warmth of Other Suns, which chronicles the lives of African Americans who traveled from the south to U.S. cities in the north and west in search of a better life. The free event will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Newton Free Library.
3. Food drive at Oak Hill. The Oak Hill Middle School Student Council is holding a food drive for the Newton Food Pantry this month. Donations will be collected in students' homerooms. Plus, the team with the most donated items will win an ice cream party. The drive will run through this week and end on Fri., March 23.
4. REELAbilitiesBoston - Srugim, season 3. The Boston Jewish Film Festival will present season three of Srugim, the popular television show about Orthodox Jerusalemites, tonight at the West Newton Cinema. Episodes 1-3 will be shown in Hebrew with English subtitles. Actor Amos Tamam (“Amir”) will be on hand for the special showing. The showing starts at 7 p.m.
5. 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.