Five Things You Need to Know Today: August 21
1. Aside from the 20 percent chance of isolated thunderstorms, the National Weather Service predicts today will be mostly sunny with a high of 84ºF, followed by a partly cloudy evening with a low of 60ºF.
2. You have a voice--written, spoken, sung, whichever--and an opinion as valid as your next-door neighbor's. So, why not take a stab at a blog? Have something to say, but not a full blog's-worth of material? How about a Letter to the Editor? E-mail editor Grahame Turner for more information on either. While you're at it, get your neighbor to sign up!
3. Photographer Barry Pell, photojournalist and world traveler presents “Indochina: Struggles and Success Stories in a Time of Peace” this afternoon. Take a look at another part of the world through the lens of Pell, only at EPOCH Assisted Living at Boylston Place at 2 p.m. today. As ever the event is free, but space is limited, so RSVP to Julie Bolt at 617-879-2589.
4. Infertility is tough news to take, but it sometimes helps to have people to go through it with. Make some new friends to talk about this with at the Infertility Support Group at 7 p.m. tonight. They meet at Congregation Kehillath Israel, and the group is open to men, women, couples and individuals.
5. What kinds of stories might New York City's Times Square have if it could talk? Author Joe McKendry, the mind behind "One Times Square: A Century of Change at the Crossroads of the World" tells those stories in his new book-and may share a few with you if you head to the Brookline Booksmith this evening at 7 p.m.