Five Things You Need to Know Today: April 24
Take a walk to spot some birds, or a safari, meet a Manga-maker, or learn about camouflage. Five Things today for Brookline.
1. High of 59ºF and low of 46ºF predicted for today, along with a breezy day and a partly cloudy evening. The National Weather Service says that wind should peak around 37 mph.
2. There is a lot of wildlife in these parts, and if you want to get closer to it, make sure you're on Hall's Pond Bird Walk, which begins early today: 7:30 a.m. They're leaving from the Amory Playground, and by Dr. Robert Petersen will fill you in on the birds you can spot. Bring binoculars if you have them.
3. Come for a safari, without leaving your seat when photographer and world traveler Barry Pell brings you his Africa photography slide show at EPOCH Assisted Living at Boylston Place. The slide show, “East Africa – Birthplace of Mankind” begins at 2 p.m. Please RSVP to Julie Bolt at 617-879-2589, as space is limited.
4. Meet "Dramacon" and "Nightschool" Manga Creator Svetlana Chmakova, when she stops by the Brookline Main Library tonight. She is stopping by between 4 and 5 p.m. tonight, in Hunneman Hall. If you want to get a glimpse into her work, check out her Tumblr site.
5. What do chameleons and soldiers have in common? Camouflage. Tonight, MIT professor Hanna Rose Shell, PhD will examine "Hide and Seek: Camouflage, Photography, and the Media of Reconnaissance" and tell Brookline Booksmith a little about how the natural defense mechanism has changed into a necessary military technology. Free chat, starts at 7 p.m.