Five Things You Need to Know Today: January 10
Five things today, including swords and meditation, parties and tragedies, politics and photography, and food in trucks.
- The clouds from last night should be clearing over the course of the day, heading to a mostly clear evening. The National Weather Service forecast adds that the highs will be 45ºF and 24ºF lows.
- World traveler and photojournalist Barry Pell is at EPOCH Assisted Living at Boylston Place today with his presentation about “Cuba: Socialism With a Salsa Beat." It's an in-depth slide show, which he kicks off at 2 p.m. If you're interested, RSVP to Julie Bolt at 617-879-2589.
- You may not have realized that you can use swords and choreography in meditation--but you can. That's the thrust of the Zen Sword & Meditation Class at Spontaneous Celebrations in Jamaica Plain today (45 Danforth St.) The class runs $25, and will answer your questions as well as clear your mind.
- The tale of a high-society Boston family in the 1970s, who hide their tensions behind the facade of parties--until tragedy strikes. That is Jessica Keener's "Night Swim," and the writer herself is at the Brookline Booksmith, at 7 p.m. tonight.
- Are you interested in seeing food trucks roll into Brookline? Or do you have concerns or questions about the concept? Then the Mobile Food Truck Pilot Program presentation at tonight's Board of Selectmen Meeting is the place to be--for both support and answers. The meeting starts around 7 p.m., although they estimate this piece will kick off at 8 p.m., at Brookline Town Hall.