Five Things You Need to Know: May 25
A taste of Italy, a famous visitor to EPOCH, and some special guest speakers stop by Brookline.
- You are invited to have A Taste of Italy: their Food, Music and Culture. The tour of one of the oldest cultures on Earth begins at 12 p.m. at 93 Winchester St. The lunch and talk are sponsored by the Brookline Adult and Community Education programs, and cost $7.
- Tonight, at 6:30 p.m. Eleanor Roosevelt comes to EPOCH Assisted Living at Boylston Place. Or, Elena Dodd performing her critically acclaimed "Meet Eleanor Roosevelt" presentation. The talk is free but as space is limited you should RSVP to Julie Bolt at 617-879-2589.
- Marge Piercy, the author of "Gone to Soldiers," "Woman on the Edge of Time," an "Sleeping with Cats" has released a new collection of poetry: "The Hunger Moon: New and Selected Poems 1980-2010." At 6:30 p.m., she will stop by the Brookline Booksmith to sign books and talk about the collection. It's free and open to anyone who digs poetry or Piercy's work.
- Are you part of the "Sandwich Generation"? This is the generation stuck between caring for their kids, and helping out their parents, it generally counts folks between 35 and 65 years old. If so, try some of these Solutions for the Sandwich Generation Tug of War from a Seminar in retirement planning which starts at 7 p.m., at the Brookline Main Library.
- The film "REPORTER", playing tonight at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, follows the life of a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Nicholas Kristof. Kristof spent time in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2007, and this film follows his time there. Following the film, one of the students featured in it, Leana Wen, will stay around to talk about the documentary. Show starts at 7 p.m., tickets run $9.75.