5 Things You Need to Know Today: May 1
Registration for the summer camp programs at the Roche Family Community Center begins on Wednesday at 5 p.m.
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- Today is May 1 or May Day, and according to wikipedia: "May Day is related to the Celtic festival of Beltane and the Germanic festival of Walpurgis Night. May Day falls exactly half a year from November 1, another cross-quarter day which is also associated with various northern European pagan and the year in the Northern hemisphere, and it has traditionally been an occasion for popular and often raucous celebrations."
- The Center for Asian Martial Arts is chopping, kicking and using a Zen-like patience to participate in a fundraiser to benefit United Cerebral Palsy (UCP). This week participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of five traditional Asian martial arts. There is a suggested donation of $30 to attend an unlimited amount of classes during the week, and 100% of the donations collected will go towards the UCP Foundation. All are welcome and encouraged to attend (ages 16 and up). Click here for the schedule. Please contact an Instructor at the Center for Asian Martial Arts to pre-register at 617-327-5100 or via email at WRschool@gmail.com.
- Registration for the summer camp programs at the Roche Family Community Center begins on Wednesday at 5 p.m. We are excited to offer wonderful opportunities to the children based out of the Roche Center this summer! Sessions begin the week of July 9. Camps are Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fee: $250 per two-week session. There are camps for kids age 3- to 15-year-olds.
- On Thursday, Deutsches Altenheim, with support from St. Theresa Parish presents: The Changing Health Care Laws and How They Impact Your Financial Future. This panel discussion is designed to help you gain a better understanding of the new health care laws and how they affect care options of the aging community. Four professionals including a healthy aging manager from Ethos, a United Healthcare representative, a financial planner and an elder law representative, will all speak. The gymnasium of St. Theresa of Avila School. If you would like to learn more about the presentation, please contact the Social Services Dept. at 617-325-1230 ext, 253 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. 7-8:30 p.m. Free.
- This week's Patch Readers' Choice poll wants to know - where is the best spot to get Mother's Day brunch in West Roxbury? The poll will be up all week and voting ends on Friday at 9 a.m. The winner will be announced on Friday at noon.