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Five Things You Need to Know Today: March 15

Five Brookline things

1. Partly sunny all day, a little cooler than yesterday, though: 47ºF highs, according to the National Weather Service. Evening lows will get down to 35ºF, with a 20 percent chance of overnight showers. 

2. Have some empty bottles and cans you've been meaning to redeem, but you just never get around to it? Why not give them to a good cause? The  is running today at Wheelock College, 150 Riverway, and they're taking recycling to raise money for children living in Guatemala.

3.  anytime today at the , for a registration fee of $15. Kids in grades K through 8 are eligible, and they don't have to go to the Baker School. Register ahead of time and you get a T-shirt! 

4. At 6 p.m., Ree Drummond, Food Network's “The Pioneer Woman” is at the  to talk about her book, "The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier" Tickets are required, but they are sold out ahead of time. The tells us there will be some stand-by tickets available at the door if there are no-shows. 

5. The interfaith romance and gender is portrayed in pop culture, could be creating some myths on the subject of its own, or possibly changing the way those couples interact--life imitates art. Brandeis U. Professor Keren R. McGinity presents "," and signs her book "Still Jewish: A History of Women and Intermarriage in America." 7 p.m. at , tickets are $18.

Shelly Harrison March 15, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Won't be making the book signing. Ree Drummond is currently embroiled in a plagiarism scandal stemming from a Valentine's Day post that copied an Etsy artist's work. Drummond deleted the offending post but never publicly apologized to her readers and simply covered up the incident. Also, her recipes are lifted from church and community cookbooks and rarely does Drummond credit her sources. The Marlboro Woman blog has more details on all this.

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