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Five Things You Need to Know Today: Jan. 31

A town hall meeting with the mayor, the Historic Newton Book Club meets and a big concert.

1. Haydn's Mass in Time of War. The Newton North and Newton South Fine Arts Departments will present Joseph Haydn's "Mass in Time of War" for chorus and orchestra. The event will feature more than 200 students performing the hour long piece. The concert will be held at Newton North High School tonight at 7:30 p.m. tickets are a $7 suggested donation. A portion of the proceeds will go to Operation Homefront.

2. Historic Newton Book Club. The Historic Newton Book Club will meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Jackson Homestead and Museum. The group will discuss Stayin' Alive: The 1970's and the Last Days of the Working Class by Jefferson Cowie. New members are always welcome.

3. Town hall meeting. Mayor Setti Warren will host a Town Hall meeting tonight in Ward 3 to discuss his $11.4 million override proposal. The meeting will be held at the Scandinavian Living Center at 7 p.m.

4. Angier meeting. The Design Review Committee and the Angier School Building Committee will meet tonight to discuss and vote on the new school's concept design. The meeting will be held at 5 p.m. at the Education Center.

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Jeffrey B. Remz January 31, 2013 at 06:05 PM
Here's a sixth thing about newton! The 2nd annual ReelAbilities Boston Disabilities Film Festival starts tonight with Mary and Max at 7 p.m. at the West Newton Cinema. The very neat claymation film Mary and Max is the Opening Night Film of ReelAbilities. Mary Dinkle, a lonely 8-year-old outcast living near Melbourne, Australia, and Max Horovitz (the voice of Philip Seymour Hoffman), an eccentric but caring 44-year-old Jewish New Yorker with Aspergers syndrome, are unlikely but unforgettable pen pals in this feature based on a true story. The film was a hit at our 2009 festival. With Open Captions. "This is a rare and unique film, buoyed by the inspired claymation of Adam Eliot...This is really worth seeing on the big screen and a wonderful opening selection for the series. " - The Arts Fuse Continuing through Tuesday, Feb. 5, the Festival, presented by the Boston Jewish Film Festival, will feature nine films from around the world about people with various disabilities.

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