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Five Things You Need to Know Today: Feb. 15

A lunchtime concert, info on tax assistance and a press conference with Newton Police.

Updated 10:25 a.m.

1. Solar Winds Woodwind Quintet. The All Newton Music School Con Brio lunchtime series will continue today with a concert by the Solar Winds Woodwind Quintet. The concert starts at 11 a.m. Tickets are $25 (includes lunch) or $15 (concert only).

2. Tax help. The AARP Tax-Aide Foundation will have trained volunteers on hand at the Newton Free Library on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. - noon, beginning in mid-February (tomorrow) and ending on the Saturday in April that precedes the date taxes are due. All of the volunteers are IRS certified and will be ready to answer questions related to regular (non-business) taxes. Register on arrival, first come, first served. 

3. Enter the Environmental Art Contest. Sponsored by Green Decade Newton, this year's theme is "How our schools can help the environment." Contestants can enter as individual or in team of two students; limited to 2D posters - 12”x18” max; recycled collage materials may be used; entry form needs to be attached to back of poster. See Green Decade Newton's website for more contest rules. Entries are due by March 1 and can be dropped off at theNewton Cultural Center, the Mayor's Office, the New Art Center or Green Planet Kids.

4. Road rage incident. A Newton man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly pulled a gun on a fellow driver in a road rage incident.. 

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A Touch of Health Therapeutic Massage February 15, 2013 at 05:36 PM
These what's happening articles would be so much more effective, if we could see them earlier. Especially earlier than when they have already started. Such as the Solar Winds Woodwind Quintet concert, which started at 11 AM today. The announcement came to me in a 12:30 e-mail a few minutes ago. It would be good to have reminders of events on the morning that they are happening and to have the initial announcements two to three days ... or even a week ahead of the events. Thank you.
Melanie Graham (Editor) February 15, 2013 at 06:58 PM
Hi there -- I'm sorry you didn't get the email until 12:30 p.m., but the "5 Things" post is actually posted on our site at 5 a.m. every morning, giving readers ample time to look through the day's events. We do not typically put events on her that require any sort of pre-registration, so readers can attend the events the day of, if possible. If it is a larger event that requires registration or early ticket sales, we will feature it a few days before. In addition, this event (as well as most of the other events in our "5 Things" post) are posted on our events calendar well in advance: http://newton.patch.com/events.

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