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Five Things You Need to Know Today: Sept. 26

A blood drive, an author event and school is out for Yom Kippur.

1. Yom Kippur. The Newton Public Schools will be closed today in observance of Yom Kippur. Learn more about Yom Kippur and find local services.

2. Blood drive. The Newton Free Library will hold a blood drive today from 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.

3. Hazardous waste drop-off. Newton Residents are welcome to drop off household hazardous waste today at theRecovery Resource Center on Rumford Avenue from 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. A list of accepted materials is available online. Keep in mind the drop-off will be canceled in the event of unsafe weather. Contact Customer Service during these times to confirm the drop-off is open.  

4. Brick program. The Newton 9-11 Memorial Committee has an ongoing successful engraved brick program. They have a limited number of bricks still available for engraving. To purchase a 1-3 line engraved brick for the walkway to the Memorial, call Sande Young at 617-527-1726 or email Ssyspts33@aol.com and she will send you an Engraved Brick form with directions.  Visit the committee's website for more information or to download a form.

5. Author event. Newtonville Books will host Pulitzer Prize-winning author Paul Harding, author of Tinkers, and Gregory Spatz, author of Inukshuk, tonight at 7 p.m.

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