5 Things You Need To Know Today: July 19 [VIDEO]
Beer on tap, the Lion King, historical tour of Framingham and fresh summer vegetables all featured in today's column
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. Framingham Parks & Recreation will show a movie at Bowditch Field on tonight. The Disney classic The Lion King will be shown at dusk. Gates will open at 7:30 p.m. Families are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to sit on the grass. Pack a late night snack, but the Framingham Lions will operate the concessions, too.
3. Need your dull knives sharpened? Edge Knife Sharpening will be at today's Farmer's Market on the Framingham Centre Common. Other vendors scheduled include Copicut Farm, EL Silvia Farm, Flats Mentor Farm, Globe Fish, Great Harvest Bread, Handmade Soaps by Jennifer Hoffman, Hanson Farm, Hillside Beef, Lemonade by When Life Gives you Lemons, Natick Organic Farm, Nobscot Artisan Cheese, On the Edge Knife Sharpening, Pasta by Fior Ditalia, Velma's Kettle Corn, Westminster Meat, Massage offered by Donna Merritt of The Gentle Massage and Featuring beautiful oil paintings by Dave Gehman In the Community Showcase tent will be Greeting Cards and more by Rosemary Fletcher. In the Community Outreach tent: Dare Family Services. Stop by the manager's table for a raffle and don't forget to tell them Framingham Patch sent you.
4. If you make a trek to the Farmer's Market, consider participating in the 2 p.m. FREE guided tour of the Framingham History Center's Museum at the Old Academy. This less than 60-minute tour is ideal for both children and adults, and is a fantastic overview and introduction to Framingham's rich and celebrated history. Reservations are not required, and the building is air conditioned.
5. Temperatures are expected to be in the 80s today. Yesterday's storm lowered temperatures but also caused a commuting nightmare. Route 9 eastbound, at the Route 126 intersection, like it does on heavy rain days, flooded. Route 9 was closed, both eastbound and westbound for a couple of hours Wednesday night. Thanks to Framingham Patch reader Susan Carlson for this awesome photo. Click here to view other photos and videos from Framingham Patch readers.