UPDATED: 5 Things You Need To Know Today: Feb. 14 [VIDEO]

FCubed concert, residents to protest asphalt plant on steps of Memorial Building tonight, dance against domestic violence, hockey team take title and Valentine's Day storytelling at the library 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. Today is Valentine's Day. And tonight is the rescheduled FCubed concert at Framingham High. (Check out the attached video promoting the performances.) Tickets are still available but will not be sold at the door. They must be purchased online at www.showtix4u.com for $12 each. Current goes up at 7:30.

2. Tonight at 6:30, on the steps of the Memorial Building, Concerned Citizens for Continued Cleanup will hold a rally to educate Framingham residents about the risks of asphalt grinding on the air, water, soil and children’s health.

The Framingham Planning Board meeting is scheduled to discuss a land disturbance permit for a Framingham asphalt grinding operation at 7:45 p.m. in the Blumer room inside the Memorial Building.

3. Congrats to the Framingham Flyers boys hockey team. With its 3-0 win over Wellesley Wednesday night at Loring Arena, they earned the right to share the Bay State Conference’s Carey Division title.

4. The main Framingham Library will present a special Valentine's Day Storytelling program for adults called Love Labors Lost and Won. Hosted by  storyteller Libby Franck, she will be joined by four others who will share their personal adventures as Cupid's arrows hit or missed. Refreshments will be provided by Trader Joe's at this free event which begins at 7 p.m.

5. First Parish in Framingham Unitarian Universalist will participate in the One Billion Rising's event today. There are 7 billion people on the planet. Half are women. One third of them are raped or beaten. Today's world-wide Valentine's Day event invites one billion women and those who love them to walk out, dance, rise up and demand an end to this violence.


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