Five Things You Need to Know: May 5
It's Cinco de Mayo today! Also a great day for yoga and parenting.
- Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of the Battle of Puebla, in which Mexican forces seemed outnumbered, but still defeated the French in combat. The holiday is not an official Mexican holiday, but the excuse to eat Mexican food and wash it down with a Mexican drink is hard to pass up.
- A special series on tough parenting topics begins today at Magic Beans. At 10:30 a.m., Terri Chebot, Coordinator of The Parent Consultation Team at Jewish Family & Career Services will give her monthly Ask the Experts talk.
- Newbury College is hosts a special Cinco de Mayo cooking class at their Roger A Saunders School of Hotel and Restaurant Management. The class starts at 6 p.m. and runs $45 per person. Go to learn some Mexican cooking basics, and then enjoy the meal with beer or wine.
- With Town Meeting coming up at the end of the month, the Board of Selectmen is meeting predominantly to discuss the budget. If you are interested in seeing how the budget discussions go, or where your tax money goes Town Hall at 6 p.m. tonight to see the deliberations.
- Yoga isn't just for losing weight, it can be used to help you overcome trauma. For a free event at the Brookline Booksmith, starting at 7 p.m. Authors David Emerson and Elizabeth Hopper will show up to sign copies of their book.