Five Things You Need to Know Today: June 12
School Committee goals, garden talk, meetings and more today in Lexington.
1. School Committee Meeting: The Lexington School Committee is scheduled to meet at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Town Office Building and its agenda includes a vote to appoint Diane Pelletier as the Interim Director of Special Education, an update from the Transportation Committee, a first reading of the wellness policy and School Committee Goals.
2. Edible Perennial Gardening and Landscaping Presentation: A free event co-sponsored by the Lexington Recreation Department and the Lexington Cultural Council, this program features a power-point presentation by Naturalist and Educator John Root, who will discuss the trees, shrubs, canes, vines, and herbaceous perennials that can be grown for produce in our region. It's at 6:30 p.m. on the lower level of Cary Hall.
3. Today in Public Meetings: In addition to the School Committee, according to the town website, public meetings posted for today include: the Harrington School Council at 7:30 a.m. at the school; the Hastings School Council at 7:45 a.m. at the school; the Lexington 300th Anniversary Celebration Committee at 12:30 p.m. at Cary Hall; the Greenways Cooridor Committee's Across Lexington subcommittee at 4:30 p.m. at Cary Hall and the 2020 Vision's subcommittee on Demographic Change at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Office Building.
4. This Day In History: In 1776, Virginia adopted the Declaration of Rights; in 1812, Napoleon invaded Russia; in 1839, the first baseball game was played in America; in 1917, the Secret Service extended its protection of the president to his family; in 1939, the Baseball Hall of Fame opened in Cooperstown, NY; in 1964, Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in prison in South Africa, and, in 1981, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" premiered.
5. Sunny Day, Showers Tonight? Pathy fog this morning should give way to a mostly sunny day with highs around 74, according to the National Weather Service, which predicts a cloudy night with a chance of showers and a low of 58.