5 Things You Need to Know Today: June 22

West Roxbury residents love food - so head to Dedham today and tonight for the Taste of Legacy Place!


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  1. Tonight is the  (in air conditioning!) in Dedham, which is a fundraiser for The Italian Home for Children in Jamaica Plain. $30 here/$35 at the door, and you can feast on delicious tastings from: Aquitaine, Au Bon Pain, b.good, Chocolate Therapy, Genki Japanese Restaurant, J.P. Licks, Kings, Legal C Bar, Met Bar & Grill, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Studio 3 Restaurant & Bar, Sugar Heaven, Wicked Restaurant & Wine Bar, Whole Foods Market, Williams-Sonoma and Yard House. Enjoy music, try your luck at the Legacy Raffle, and bid on marvelous “Experience” Live Auction packages.  Susan Wornick, anchor of WCVB TV’s midday newscast will be an emcee for the event  Glenn Williams on BNNTV and Roslindale Arts Alliance will supply the music and also be the emcee. 3-9 p.m.
  2. Also today,  is hosting  co-sponsored with AgeWell West Roxbury and West Roxbury Business and Professional Association. Coffee and conversation with US Congressman Steve Lynch, D-9th; state Senator Mike Rush, D-West Roxbury, and state Rep. Ed Coppinger, D-West Roxbury. 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Carol Kelly at 617-390-3209 or ckelly@germancentre.org.
  3. On Saturday, the is offering a Free Shredding Day. Protect your identity and get your spring cleaning done at the same time. Everyone's invited to bring their old bank statements, credit card offers and anything else you want shredded, which will be recycled. West Roxbury Patch will be serving coffee and donuts. 9 a.m. - noon.
  4. The is on Saturday, with 8 private and beautiful Roslindale gardens on display. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Buy tickets here.
  5. On Sunday morning from 9-11 a.m. at the Function Room, there will be the hosted by the Ward 20 Democratic and Republican Committees. Donation is only $20. A group is working to bring back the Harry S. Truman Rally, which was a way for bipartisan candidates and voters to get together at the Hastings Street Parking the night before elections. 


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