5 Things You Need to Know Today: March 8
Take a Natick Schools' survey, get tickets to the Heart of the Community Award Dinner, learn about endangered species and vote for the best gym in Natick today.
1. Many of us have memories from childhood of roaming through our school libraries, the smell of books in the air, searching for the next mystery book or fairy tale to grab our interest. Natick Public Schools are creating a plan for the school libraries in town and are asking parents to take a survey on how their children use the library and its resources. Parents are asked to complete the Online survey by March 16 and no later than March 30.
2. Tickets are now available for the Natick Center Associates Heart of the Community Award Dinner, which will take place March 25. Residents Denise Girardin and Steve Levinsky will be honored for their contributions to the community. The recipients of the award, who are married, recently opened Palettes, a new public art studio downtown. Levinsky is chairman of the town's Personnel Board, Town Meeting member, chairman and president of the Center for the Arts in Natick and a part of the Natick Service Council Advisory Board. Girardin is an artist, active volunteer in the Natick Public Schools and Senior Center and organizer of Natick Open Studios since it first began and she has created numerous community art projects across town, including the Locks and Keys Project. To purchase tickets to the dinner, call Margaret Sleeper at 508-650-8848 or email email@example.com.
3. Where do you like to sweat and drop the pounds in town? This week, our Best of Natick poll is asking you, our readers, where is the best place to work out in Natick? Our poll will be open until Friday at 9 a.m. and a winner will be announced later that day. Make sure to check out our poll and support your favorite business. Currently, Villari's Martial Arts Center and Ten X Club are back and forth for the top spot. And if you missed last week's Best of Natick Sandwiches poll, read about the winner—Corrado's Subs.
4. Giant pandas, bald eagles, sea turtles, oh my! Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary will host a course on these endangered species and more today at 10 a.m. Each class will teach about a different animal group every week. The class is $55 for the session. Call 508-655-2296 for more information.
5. Come blog for us on Natick Patch! Those that live or work in town are welcome to blog about their interests and expertise. Email Alissa.Letkowski@patch.com.