Five Things You Need to Know Today: April 23
It's a rainy day, but there's plenty to do if you want to get involved, learn something new, or just enjoy a new novel.
1. Please don't shoot the messenger: heavy rain predicted all day (100 percent chance). The National Weather Service has even issued a Flood Watch for the area. Total rainfall of half to three-quarters of an inch. The rain should taper off in the afternoon, at around 1 p.m., and lead to a mostly cloudy evening. High of 59ºF and low of 47ºF.
3. Those who live near the Arborway and Riverway know a bit about the legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted, but do you know of his Civil War years? If you'd like to learn more about the landscape architect who made his home in Brookline, then head over to Brookline High School with $6 in hand for 7 p.m.
4. Tonight, the Coolidge Corner SouthSide Neighborhood Association, Lawrence Neighborhood Association and the North Brookline Neighborhood Association are all meeting to Discuss the future of Coolidge Corner. At 7 p.m. at the Community Room in 90 Longwood Avenue, the topics will be how neighborhoods can have a better voice, with economic development and quality of life issues.
5. Boston Globe entertainment reporter and writer of the
wildly popular Love Letters column, Meredith Goldstein is popping the cork of "The Singles," at Brookline Booksmith. Her debut novel has been optioned for a film. The whole thing starts off at 7 p.m. tonight.