Five Things Yout Need to Know Today: Sept. 19
Al Filipov Peace and Justice Forum, Qigong sensory training for autism, meetings and more today in Concord.
1. Al Filipov Peace & Justice Forum with John Hockenberry: The Forum, created in memory of Al Filipov who was tragically killed on Sept. 11, 2001, this year awards its Peace & Justice Award to John Hockenberry, journalist, author, and advocate for people with disabilities. Hockenberry a four-time Peabody Award winner and four-time Emmy Award winner, will be honored at the forum at 7 p.m. tonight at Trinitarian Congregational Church.
2. Qigong Sensory Training for Autism: From 1 to 4 p.m. today, Reservoir Family Wellness offeres a taining for parents on how to deliver a 15-minute massage to their young children on the autism spectrum, demonstrated via research to improve self-regulation and sensory. The training, which costs $25, includes overview of the research, introduction to the massage via video and demonstration, and hands-on practice.
3. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, public meetings posted for today include the White Pond Advisory Committee at 5:30 p.m., the Public Ceremonies & Celebrations at 6 p.m., the Natural Resources Commission at 7 p.m., the Citizens Committee to Study School Transportation at 7 p.m. and the Agricultural Committee at 7:30 p.m.
4. Businesses, Claim Your Listings: Natick Patch editor Justin Saglio created this terrific video to walk local business owners through the five simple steps of claiming a business listing on Patch. Among the extra benefits available to those with claimed listings are checking stats on ratings and reviews, editing and adding info and managing their photos and other media.
5. Rainy Day, Cloudy Night: Rain early, with a high of 68, according to the National Weather Service, which predicts a partly cloudy evening with a low of 44.