5 Things You Need To Know Today: April 29
Today is the 12th Annual Kite Day on Bose Mountain and weather conditions are expected to be sunny and windy - perfect!
Our daily column, 5 Things You Need to Know Today, will help you to get your day started and offer you some fodder for water cooler conversation.
1.Today is the 12th Annual Kite Day on Bose Mountain and weather conditions are expected to be sunny and windy - perfect! Sponsored by the the Autism Alliance of MetroWest, A Program of Advocates, Inc. and Framingham-based The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, Inc. the event celebrates autism. The community is invited to take part from noon to 4 p.m. Bring your own kite or purchase a kit at the event. There will be free kites for the first 500 families.
2.Last day to check out more than 50 artists participating in the 16th Annual Fountain Street Studios Open Studios event today this weekend. Discover painting, textiles, photography, prints, collage, jewelry, sculpture & more! Free admission and free parking. Studios are open today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For directions, artist list, brochure go to www.FountainStreetStudios.com.
Also check out the Fountain Street Fine Art gallery in the basement of the Bancroft Building. They have a 12X12 show, in which every piece is available for just $200. The gallery is also hosting a special 6X6 wall of art made by students from the Christa McAuliffe Regional Public Charter School.
3. Mothers & More MetroWest and the main Framingham Library have teamed up today for a free presentation at 2:30 p.m. Mothers & More MetroWest member Dr. Kumkum Pareek Malik will discuss the transformative power of motherhood. Dr. Malik believes most of a mother’s anxiety, worry, depression and fatigue are a result of the non-stop work of motherhood: work that is invisible. We mother in a culture that is broken around love and connection, and we lack a language to respect and honor a mother’s work of love. Every mother is doing her best, but notices only what she is not doing. We don’t talk enough about the complexity of love, and how to navigate this emotion. Dr. Malik's website, http://mothersandtheirfamilies.com/pages/malik.html.
4. Temple Beth Sholom Brotherhood is holding a dedication for its Holocaust Sefer Torah Memorial today from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The inscription above the Sefer Torah will read “ZACHOR” (remember). Through this Memorial, the Brotherhood hopes to keep the memory of all, who perished in HaShoah alive for generations to come.
5. This afternoon at 2 is the final performance of Dick Flavin at Amazing Things Arts Center. Tickets $25. The seven time Emmy winner, and the Red Sox poet laureate, is the author is the author of TIP (According to Tip), a soon to be produced play starring Tony Award winner Ken Howard as the legendary Speaker of the House, Tip O'Neill. For a review of the show, click here.