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5 Things You Need To Know Today: Aug. 29

School bells and buses, Fetherston campaign event tonight, fashion tales and music from the gaslight era 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. School starts today for Framingham Public Schools students (except kindergarten) and students at several other school in Framingham. Please drive slow and watch for students walking to and from school.

There is a and fs this year in the Framingham Public Schools, among other new staffers.

2. Join Jon Fetherston at his Massachusetts Victory 2012 Office tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 at Suite 300 1671 Worcester Rd. for food, drink and fun in support of his candidacy for state representative serving Ashland and Framingham. The Republican National Convention will be shown on a large-screen TV. Paul Craney, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance will be a special guest. Suggested donation is $25. R.S.V.P. to Fetherston4Rep@gmail.com or call 508.816.6674 to reserve a spot.

3. Since today is the first day of school,

4. Park and Recreation Commission will meet tonight at 7.

5. Join musician and educator John Root for  Popular Music of the Gaslight Era (1890-1920) tonight at the at 7. During the free event, he will perform a delightful repertoire of instrumental and vocal musical styles from the turn of the previous century.

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Susan Petroni (Editor) August 29, 2012 at 05:26 PM
We mentioned this in Sunday's 5 Things column but a reminder .... Auditions for Zombie Prom, the musical, will be held at the Performing Arts Center of MetroWest tonight, Aug. 29 and tomorrow, Aug. 30 from 6-9 p.m. for students entering grades 7-12. Students should prepare either one 32-bar excerpt of a song or two 16-bar excerpts of two different songs. Be prepared to dance. Bring a resume and headshot. Please call ahead if possible 508-875-5554. Walk-ins are also welcome. $25 non-refundable audition fee to be applied to tuition of $375. Rehearsals will be Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-9 p.m., with show dates Oct. 26-28.

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