5 Things You Need To Know Today: June 20
Framingham's three town beaches are scheduled to open tomorrow, June 21.
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 first excessive heat of the summer is expected to arrive Wednesday, when temperatures across Massachusetts could approach 100 degrees. The National Weather Service forecasts a high of 96 tomorrow and Thursday, before temperatures cool on Friday to 88. Framingham's three town beaches are scheduled to open Thursday, June 21. They will not be able to open a day early, due to lifeguard training and beach set up on Wednesday. For tips on how to stay cool and hydrated, click here.
2. MetroWest Chamber of Commerce will host its Business After Hours kick-off summer event tonight at the Longfellow's Wayside Inn tonight at 5:30 Chambers members $10, $20 non-members. Attendees are invited to arrive early and explore this historic site with its unstructured village-like campus—walk the fields and trails, explore the Longfellow Garden, tour the Wayside Inn, the Grist Mill, the Redstone Schoolhouse, or just sit for a bit next to Hop Brook. The Grist Mill and Schoolhouse are open to visitors until 5 p.m.
3. Inspired by artwork from the Giving Tree Project, an exhibition at the Danforth Museum of Art, the main Framingham Library is hosting a free giving tree workshop for students entering first grade and older. Students can fill their tree with wonderful things – colorful birds, exciting patterns or imaginary treasures! There are two sessions on Wednesday, June 20 - 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Pre-registration is required by calling 508-532-5570 ext. 4 or stopping by the desk in the children's room at the main library.
4. Tonight is the The 200 Foundation's 48th Annual Gala Dinner in Sudbury, featuring honoree Charlie "The Mad Fisherman" Moore. Sponsored by Samba Steak & Sushi, the Framingham restaurant will create a special "Mad Fish Maki Roll" fin honor of Moore for tonight's event.
5. Members of FACES, the Framingham Action Coalition for Environmental Safety, met Tuesday afternoon with Steven DeGabriele, Director of the Business Compliance Division of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection in Boston. FACES is a community group focused on environmental justice in Framingham that has gained widespread support for their local organizing to clean up General Chemical. Members of the group met with DeGabriele this afternoon to urge him to require that General Chemical tear down the infrastructure on their property (buildings, tanks, parking lots, etc.), underneath which lies the worst contamination on site.