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. Last week's Framingham Farmer's Market was cancelled due to the snowstorm. The market is rescheduled for today from noon to 5:30 p.m. at First Parish in Framingham Unitarian Universalist.
Scheduled vendors include, but not limited to: El Recreo Coffee, Fudge N Stuff, C&C Lobster and Fish, Great Harvest Bread, Jennifer Soap, Pasta D’Italia, Westminster Meat, Little Beehive Farm, Velma’s Kettle Corn and Hanson's Farm, which will also be promoting CSA shares.
2. Framingham State University, as part of its Diversity Week will hold a free screen of Off and Running, an hour-long documentary featuring Avery Klein-Cloud, a black teenage girl raised by two white, Jewish, lesbian mothers. When she decides to contact her birth mother, Avery undergoes an identity crisis that only she can sort through. The film is sad, touching and hopeful. Almost as powerful as watching Avery’s journey is bearing witness to her supportive and close relationship with her two brothers, one of whom is of mixed race and the other of Korean descent. The free screening, open to the public, is at 4:30 p.m. in the North Hall common room.
3. The New England Revolution will hold auditions for singers wishing to perform the national anthem Tuesday, March 19 at 6 p.m. in Boston.
4. The day after a new Pope is named, Framingham State University History Professor Sarah Mulhall Adelman will present Blazing the Trail: Catholic Nuns in America tonight at 7 in the main Framingham Library. She will present an overview of the work and community life of Catholic nuns in the 19th-century United States and fosters a discussion about the ways in which they pioneered new paths for American women. Refreshments will be served at this free event.
5. Happy Pi Day!
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