Five Things You Need to Know Today: March 29
A spring bike workshop, a new parents orientation and the Historic Newton Book Club meets.
1. Biking for Everyone. Join the fellow bicycle enthusiasts this evening for spring bike workshop at Newton City Hall. The one-hour, free event will include information on bike gear, rules of the road, safety tips and more. The event is sponsored by MassBike, Harris Cyclery and the City of Newton and starts at 7 p.m. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-542-2453.
2. Have you voted? This week's Best Of/Readers' Choice poll is all about candy! It's time for you to vote for your favorite candy shop in the city. Right now, Indulge and Sweet Tart are in a race for the top spot. Remember to leave a comment after you vote and submit a review in our business directory. Voting ends tomorrow at 9 a.m.!
3. Historic Newton Book Club. The Jackson Homestead and Museum will host its Historic Newton Book Club tonight at 7:30 p.m. This month’s book club selection is The Plains Across: The Overland Emigrants and the Trans-Mississippi West: 1840-60 by John Unruh Jr. The book club is free and new members are always welcome!
4. New parents orientation. Interested in enrolling your son/daughter in Suzuki music lessons? A new parents informational night will be held tonight at 7:30 p.m. for those looking to join the Suzuki School of Newton. The event is free and will be held at the Newton Cultural Center.
5. Did you catch the MBTA news? After months of discussion and public meetings, the MBTA presented its plans for fare hikes and service cuts yesterday. Several Newton bus routes will be eliminated and fares will increase 23 percent. For more information on the cuts, check out this story.