Five Things You Need to Know Today: March 26
School Committee meets, a fundraiser at Dunn Gaherin's and a gardening seminar at the library.
1. School Committee. The School Committee will meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Education Center. The committee is expected to take a final vote on the fiscal 2013 budget as well as an item on swing space at the Carr School. For the full agenda, check out the .pdf to the right.
2. Pints for a Purpose. Dunn Gaherin's in Newton Upper Falls is holding a fundraiser tonight for Boston Marathon participants running for Project Hope, the Alzheimer's Association, and Children's Hospital Boston. The entry fee is $20 and includes appetizers, wine tasting and live Irish music. There will also be a number of packages raffled off. The event starts at 5:30 p.m.
3. Zoning and Planning Committee. The Zoning and Planning Committee will meet tonight at 7:45 p.m. in room 202 at City Hall. The committee is expected to continue a working session on the proposed zoning changes for the Riverside Station development.
4. Greening Our Community Series. The Newton Free Library will host another seminar in its Greening Our Community Series tonight at 7 p.m. Tonight's discussion, titled Growing Green: Ask the Experts about Organic Gardening and Landscaping, will include information on how to keep soil fertile, conserve water, prevent pest problems and grow tasty, home-grown food. The event is free and open to the public.
5. Music for Food benefit. The Carriage House Violins will hold a benefit concert tonight at 7 p.m. in the Carriage House facility on Chestnut Street in Upper Falls. The event will include appetizers, wine, music and a lecture on master violin makers. Tickets are $100 and 100 percent of the proceeds benefit the Greater Boston Food Bank. For tickets and more information: 617-262-0051