Five Things You Need to Know Today: May 1
Five things for election day, which is also a day for the museum, learning more about Jewish faith, or the last day for green weatherization.
1. Showers today, expected throughout the day, tapering off in the evening to only a 40 percent chance of showers in the evening, says the National Weather Service. Less than a tenth of an inch expected, all told. Otherwise, a cloudy day, with a high near 51ºF and a low near 44ºF.
2. 2012 Annual Town Election is running throughout town at the various polling locations in town (see event description). Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m., and there are a few Town Meeting Member seats, as well as one Brookline Library Trustee seat up for grabs.
3. The West End Museum is hosting a series of intriguing events throughout the day: "The Last Tenement" which looks at the history of the West End as it shifted to a densely-populated area, "Vintage Costumes of Burlesque," and "The Preservation Movement Then and Now" about preserving past art and history. These exhibits are free, and all take place at the West End Museum, at 150 Staniford Street in Boston.
4. If you're looking to green up your home, and save some money while you're at it, today is the last day to sign-up for Green Homes Brookline's weatherization services. You can get up to $5000 for weatherization on your house, simply by calling 866.867.8729 or visiting greenhomesbrookline.org. See the event page for more info on the services offered.
5. Some folks might be interested in a Taste of Me'ah, an intense two-year, program for those who want to delve deeper into Jewish faith and culture. If you want to know more, then the place to be is Temple Beth Zion at 7:30 p.m. for a free information session and a sample class. To make a reservation contact Reggie Silberberg at email@example.com, or 617-566-8171.