5 Things You Need To Know Today: May 11 [VIDEO]
Celebrate American's public gardens on National Public Gardens Day at Garden in the Woods.
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. Celebrate American's public gardens on National Public Gardens Day at Garden in the Woods. Deepen your understanding of the importance of these cultural resources for people of all ages and walks of life. Garden in the Woods is so much more than just a pretty place. It has many rare and endangered species which are cared for, encouraged to grow, and provide seeds to propagate many more of these plants. Go to www.bhg.com to print out complimentary admission passes for National Public Gardens Day. Garden in the Woods is open today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
2. The Framingham Building Department is holding a sign bylaw seminar today from 10 a.m. to noon in the Blumer room at the Memorial Building on the town's sign bylaw. The compliance deadline is Dec.1.
3. It's opening night for Framingham High School Drama Company's production of Hairspray. Tonight's show is sold out. Hearing Saturday's show has just a handful of tickets left. If you want to see this musical, there are still tickets available for the Sunday 2 p.m. show. Order advanced tickets online at $12 at https://www.showtix4u.com/launch/index.php or purchase tickets at the door at $15 each, if the show is not sold out.
4. The Friday Night film at the main Framingham Library this week is The Descendants. The award-winning movie starring George Clooney is about an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. Enter on the Lexington Street side, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The free screening of the movie starts at 7 p.m. FYI: The the movie is rated R.
5. Brooks Williams, a guitarist whose blues-soaked, rhythmic and soulful music defies categorization, will take the stage tonight at 8 at Amazing Things Arts Center. After 15 solo recordings and nearly two decades of touring the world, he is one of the most well-respected players on the circuit. His musical vision spans continents and genres - blues, jazz, slide, fingerstyle - where funky chords, walking bass lines, and fiery riffs abound.