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. The MetroWest YMCA is holding a free Healthy Heart Fair & Cardiovascular screening today from 3-7 p.m. Learn your numbers for cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose, BMI, receive your Framingham Risk Score and discuss results with medical experts. Learn about health and well-being programs the MetroWest YMCA and MetroWest Medical Center offer to help keep your heart healthy and other preventative care opportunities. Sponsors suggest calling to schedule an appointment. The event is targeted to men and women ages 35-65.
3. A Weymouth Middle School teacher was arraigned Monday in Framingham District Court on charges he exposed himself to two young girls in the Framingham Barnes and Noble on Feb. 13. Maria Weston Chapman Middle School para-professional teaching assistant Brian Kennedy, a Dorchester resident, was arrested Saturday afternoon by Framingham Police and charged with open and gross lewdness.
4. Dramatic Moments in Apollo: BUMPS on the Road to the Moon is the topic of tonight free program at the main Framingham Library at 7.
Speaker Tom Fitzgibbon, former division leader of the Apollo Project will tell little-known stories about how seemingly inconsequential decisions by unheralded persons became enormously important to Apollo’s success.
5. New York Times best selling author Jodi Picoult spoke for free Tuesday night at Walsh Middle School about her latest book The Storyteller. Barnes and Noble Booksellers of Shoppers World sponsored the event.
Thanks to Framingham Patch reader Lori Greenblott of today's column photo of Picoult signing books for attendees.