5 Things: Jason Roberts Opening Day; Award-Winning Filmmaker at Theodore Parker Church

onight award-winning filmmaker Larry Hott will discuss his upcoming PBS documentary on America's first landscape architect, "Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America" at the Theodore Parker Church.


  1. Today is opening day for the Jason Roberts Challenger Little League at 5:30 p.m. Buddies are still wanted, and you may be able to get your child into the league, too. Games are played at the Jason Roberts Field at the Ohrenberger School, Monday through Thursday from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. Children ages 6-12 play on Mondays and Wednesdays, and children 12+ play on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more info call Bill Hubbard, director at 617-364-9249, via email at bhjrcl@aol.com.
  2. Tonight award-winning filmmaker Larry Hott will discuss his upcoming PBS documentary on America's first landscape architect, "Frederick Law  Olmsted: Designing America" at the Theodore Parker Church at 6:30 PM. Hott, whose most recent PBS documentary was "The War of 1812", appears as part of the West Roxbury Reads series sponsored by the Friends of the West Roxbury Branch Library. The month-long series focuses on the biography of Olmstead by Justin Martin, "Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmstead, Abolitionist, Conserationist, and Designer of Central Park." Free.
  3. On Wednesday, Deutsches Altenheim presents a community educational event - Aging in Place - providing agencies, resources and information for what you need to know to age safely in your home. Speakers will present a panel discussion on adaptive housing, homemaking, meals on wheels, and home healthcare services. Holtzer Auditorium at Deutsches Altenheim. Refreshments will be provided. 7 p.m. Free.
  4. On Thursday morning, there will be a Business Networking Breakfast for BNI Rainmakers at the Sophia Snow Place. 7-8:30 a.m. Breakfast will be complimentary.
  5. The Highland Hash Spring Fun Run Series is running on Thursday starting at Blanchard's at 6:30 p.m. At each Fun Run, participants will meet at the venue at the time listed, where they can choose from either a 2.5-mile or 5 mile route based on their skill level. Each route will end back at the venue, with light appetizers and locally brewed craft beer for 90 minutes following the run. Every runner gets a pint of the featured beer at the finish, compliments of West Roxbury Main Streets, and Parkway Running Club is generously providing the food at the event. Donations will be accepted for the One Fund Boston, too.


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