Five Things: Massages, Poetry and an Orange Line Meeting
Plus, Somerville Cares About Prevention.
1) Assembly Square Orange Line meeting
Construction on the new Orange Line stop in Assembly Square has already begun, and there's a meeting about the project at 6:30 p.m. at the Capuano Early Childhood Center.
2) Massage-a-thon and barbecue
The Somerville Boxing Club and Lincoln Technical Institute are hosting a "massage-a-thon" today to benefit Somerville Youth Development and the boxing club. In addition to Swedish and deep-tissue massages, there will be a number of raffles, a DJ, a barbecue, a bake sale and more. The event is from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the institute's Assembly Square space, 5 Middlesex Ave. Call (617) 776-3500, ext. 43886 to book a massage in advance.
3) Poetry reading in Ball Square
Poets will gather at The Book Shop in Ball Square for a poetry reading. The reading features five notable poets from the area, and there will also be an open mic. The reading starts at 6 p.m.
5) Weather and Red Sox
The Red Sox play the Orioles today at 12:35 p.m. There's a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms with highs around 72.