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Middle School Writers' Conference, De-Leading Homes

Things to know and do in and around Somerville on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013.

Credit: Patch.com
Credit: Patch.com
1) Middle School Writers' Conference
Any Somerville student in fifth to eighth grade can participate in this writing conference, which takes place from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Somerville Public Library, 79 Highland Ave. Bring a piece of writing to share.

2) Making Homes Safe from Lead
Somerville received a $2.1 million continuation grant from the Office of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to "de-lead," for free, 120 homes, according to an announcement from the city. Somerville is the 11th most at-risk community in Massachusetts for risk of childhood lead poisoning, the announcement says. For information contact Daniel Hauck at (617) 625-6600 extension 2587 or Vicki Wairi at (617) 625-6600 extension 2588.

3) Jacob Means and Friends String Concert and Pickin' Party
You'll hear some new sounds mixed with traditional folk music at this concert in Inman Square. It's at 8 p.m. at Outpost 186, 186 Hampshire St., Cambridge.

4) Mudflat Open Studio and Sale
Remember, you still have time to visit Mudflat Studio, at 81 Broadway, for it's annual open studio and sale. It ends on Dec. 15.

5) Weather
Sunny with a high around 31.
Joe Beckmann December 12, 2013 at 09:02 AM
Deleading often means new windows which can cut heating bills dramatically. On cold days I'm particularly grateful for bad paint decisions of former owners.

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