Below are my editor's picks for things to do today, Saturday, Jan. 4.
Organizers: feel free to send Patch photos from your event and will publish. Email Susan.Petroni@patch.com
- RECYCLE: Grace Congregational Church at 76 Salem End Rd will hold a public Styrofoam recycling event from 10-3, for residents and non-residents. All of the foam collected will be recycled by ReFoamIt, a Massachusetts company. Please bring packing foam that is free of tape and labels, as well as colored foam and foam products used for food, such as coffee cups and take out containers. These items must be rinsed and also must display the recycling symbol, which is a triangle with a 6 inside and PS underneath. Cups like MacDonald’s are not acceptable because the colored label is paper adhered to the cup. To see what can be recycled, or if you have any questions, please visit http://www.refoamit.com or call 508-259-2149.
- NEW ART EXHIBIT: Fountain Street Fine Art gallery will hold a reception today from 5 to 7 p.m. for its newest exhibit Breaking Boundaries: An exhibit by the members of New England Wax. Juried by Lauren O'Neal and Sara Zela, Lamont Gallery of Phillips Exeter Academy, the art in Breaking Boundaries, while unified by the medium of encaustic, is defined by personal thematic interpretations. The 21 artists participating in this exhibition employ diverse styles and theme as they work toward their personal “thresholds," challenging the boundaries of message, meaning, metaphor, and materiality, states the gallery. The public is invited to the free reception.
- ACOUSTIC SHOW: Steve McGovern will perform an acoustic set at Nobscot's Cafe beginning at 9 tonight. No cover.