Five Things You Need to Know Today: Clothing Drive and More
Clean out your closet to help homeless veterans, and more news for today.
Today is Monday Jan. 17.
- City’s Martin Luther King Day Celebration is New and Improved: More music and performances will mark this year’s City-sponsored celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Youth essay contest winners will also read this year. All are invited and it’s free. Events kick off at 11:30 a.m. at the High School. Details here.
- Enjoy the snow today, it may be a mess tomorrow: The forecast for Tuesday is for a bit more snow (1-3 inches) followed by afternoon rain to slush it all up. For that last round of sledding, try Tufts President’s Hilllist of fun hills in Medford. As of late Sunday, the skiing and snowshoeing at Middlesex Fells was also still good.
- Schools are closed: In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, all Somerville schools are closed.
- Clothing drive for homeless veterans: Clean out your closet and then help out the New England Center for Homeless Veterans. The nonprofit is seeking donations of warm winter clothing for its clients. Items mainly needed for adult males include coats, shoes, boots, hats, gloves, scarves, pants, shirts and sweaters. A drop-off box is located at the Somerville Kmart in Assembly Square. To read how one local group is working to end veterans homelessness, read our story here.
- Call to writers and performers: The Nitty Gritty Show, coproduced by Somervillians Katie Liesener and Erica Berman, is looking for short, original works that “explore the nitty gritty details of the queer experience.” They seek “vivid, thoughtful pieces that investigate rarely discussed, often-overlooked aspects of queerdom” via performances of any genre. Details here.
- Looking for more things to do in Somerville? Be sure to check our Events calendar here.