Five Things You Need to Know: May 10
South Brookline gets a chance to talk transportation needs, and the Coolidge Awards begin tonight.
- The Franklin Park Zoo continues to run their Aussie Aviary tomorrow, and invites you to discover it. The aviary opens with the zoo at 11 a.m., and you can enter and meet the hundreds of free-flying budgies which take up residence until the zoo closes at 4 p.m. Admission costs $16.00 for adults; $13 for Seniors; $10.00 for children (2-12); Children under 2 are free.
- 7 p.m. tonight, the 8th annual Coolidge Awards begins at the Coolidge Corner Theatre with the New England Premiere of These Amazing Shadows. The awards this year honor film preservation, and the film tells the story of the National Film Registry. The premier, and the awards, begin tonight at 7 p.m., and tickets run $15 per person.
- As residents of the area may have noticed, the Green Line doesn't run through South Brookline. If you don't feel that public transportation in the southern part of Brookline meets your needs, stop by the Baker School, for a forum on the subject. The forum begins at 7 p.m. with co-sponsors Brookline's Public Transportation Advisory Committee and the South Brookline Neighborhood Association. Their decisions will be better informed if they have your input.
- Brookline Booksmith hosts David D. Hall and a unique perspective on A Reforming People. Instead of writing about things the Puritans were known for, Hall writes about the various social reforms brought about by the Puritan culture. The event begins at 7 p.m., and is free.
- Folks who work with green spaces may know the term "invasive plant" all too well. An invasive plant is one which is not native to the area in which it's growing. If you want to know more about them, the threats and the how to manage them, stop by the Weston Library for Lands Sake's presentation on the subject. 7 p.m., and it is free, but donations are welcome.
[Correction: 9:03 a.m.] The Aussie Aviary is already open, but is still well worth a visit.