5 Things You Need To Know Today: Feb. 19
Free computer classes for senior and free kickboxing class for adults and teens, plus trash is on a holiday scheduled this week.
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. Yesterday was Presidents Day. Curbside trash collection and recycling will be on a holiday schedule today and for the rest of the week.
2. There are computer classes at the Callahan Senior Center at 10 a.m.
3. A Dorchester state representative has filed a bill to make Roadrunner, first recorded by Modern Lovers in the '70s, as the official rock song of the Commonwealth. Natick native Jonathan Richman wrote the song Roadrunner, which is about driving at night along Route 128.
Massachusetts already has a state folk song (Arlo Guthrie’s “Massachusetts”) and polka (“Say Hello to Someone From Massachusetts”); but with homegrown rock bands like Aerosmith, Boston, the J. Geils Band and the Dropkick Murphys, should Roadrunner be the state's rock song? Click here, and post your thoughts!
5. The main Framingham Library will host a free lecture titled Peak Oil, Tar Sands and Climate Change at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Transition Framingham, the lecture featured Richard Lawrence, co-founder of ASPO (Association for the Study of Peak Oil) as the guest speaker.