5 Things You Need To Know Today: March 5
Principals will present budget requests to the School Committee while the CFO/Town Manager will present the proposed municipal budget to Selectmen tonight; also Whole Foods & Mystic Fitness Yoga are screening documentary Hungry for Change.
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. It's the start of another budget season for the Town of Framingham.
Framingham Public School principals will present budget requests before the Framingham School Committee tonight. Meeting starts at 7:30 in the King Building.
Across town, The CFO and Town Manager will make recommendations on the municipal side of the FY14 budget to Framingham Selectmen, whose meeting starts at 7 in the Memorial Building.
2. The use of traffic calming measures along Edmands Road to reduce vehicle speeds and improve safety is under consideration by the Town of Framingham. Framingham Selectmen will be discussing recommendations made by the Traffic and Roadway Safety Committee for the installation of traffic calming measures along this roadway tonight in the Ablondi Room at Memorial Building. Tonight's Selectmen's meeting starts at 7 p.m. The item is fourth on the agenda. Also on the agenda is review of Annual Town Meeting warrant articles related to the Planning Board. They include a general manufacturing district, an interim medical marijuana treatment center moratorium and creation of a medical marijuana treatment center overlay district.
3. Learn about volunteer opportunities at the New England Wild Flower Society Volunteer Fair at Garden in the Woods in Framingham from 10 a.m. to noon today.
4. If you feed your child milk or drink a diet cola, you might want to see the documentary Hungry for Change tonight. Whole Foods Market is sponsoring a free screening of the movie Hungry for Change at 7:15 p.m. at Mystic Fitness Yoga Studios, at 855 Worcester Rd in Framingham. The documentary film
"exposes shocking secrets the diet, weight loss and food industry don't want you to know about; deceptive strategies designed to keep you coming back for more. Find out what's keeping you from having the body and health you deserve and how to escape the diet trap forever." The film features "interviews with best selling health authors and leading medical experts plus real life transformational stories with those who know what it’s like to be sick and overweight." Suggested donation is $5. (A preview video of the movie is attached to this column.)
5. The main Framingham Library will have a book club meeting at 7 to discuss The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht , a 2011 National Book Award finalist. Discussion will be led by A.J. Sullivan.