Five Things You Need to Know Today: Sept. 20
A special film screening, an author event at the library and the Upper Falls Area Council meets.
Editor's note: Due to an error in our calendar, the Kaddish for a Friend event listing was incorrect and will not be shown tonight at West Newton Cinema. We have replaced it with another 'thing you need to know.'
1. Historic Newton Book Club. The Historic Newton Book Club will meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Jackson Homestead and Museum to discuss The Greater Journey by David McCullough. The book club is free and always open to new members.
2. Newton Upper Falls Area Council. The Council will meet tonight in the Emerson Community Center at 7 p.m. John DiMiceli from the Newton Tree Conservancy will be giving a presentation about the tree planting program. Other Upper Falls matters will also be discussed.
3. Boys & Girls Club Annual Meeting. The John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton will hold its annual meeting tonight at the club. A pre-meeting dinner starts at 6 p.m. (reservation only) and the meeting starts at 7 p.m.
4. Author event. The Newton Free Library will host Dr. Aubrey Milunsky for a discussion and book signing tonight at 7 p.m. Milunsky is the author of In Your Genes, Your Health: A Critical Family Guide That Could Save Your Life, a book about the importance of knowing your family history and how it can play a part in your overall health.
5. Have questions about college essays? Chat with us LIVE! Newton Patch will be hosting a live chat tonight at 6 p.m. with Sarah Myers McGinty, author of the "The College Application Essay" and former member of the writing faculty at Harvard University, as well as a former admissions director at Sarah Lawrence College and principal of the McGinty Consulting Group. Do you have questions for McGinty? Let us know! Or, ask them live in the chat tonight at 6 p.m.
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