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5 Things You Need to Know Today: October 10

Today is Columbus Day.

"Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the five things in the comments section.

  1. Today is Columbus Day. There are Columbus Day sales traditionally at big box places like car dealerships or department stores - so get out there and support the economy and buy something. Here's a list of things open and closed on Columbus Day, too.
  2. Trash/recycling collection will be delayed one day this week due to Columbus Day, named after Christopher Columbus.
  3. Roslindale Open Mike is held on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at the Roslindale Congregational Church, 25 Cummins Highway, Roslindale. Come and perform, or come and listen. The open mike starts at 7 p.m., with the evening feature act at 8:30 p.m. I will give you a free West Roxbury Patch subscription if you perform something about Christopher Columbus.
  4. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), will welcome visitors to its annual Fall Open House today from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. In conjunction with the Fall Open House, the MFA will have a free screening of Christian Marclay’s 24-hour video, The Clock, starting at 4 p.m. on Sunday and running through the open house. There may be something Christopher Columbus-themed at the MFA, I'm not sure. I can't remember. If there is, please let me know.
  5. Participate in the Boston Public Schools online game Community PlanIt that allows users to discuss important issues of BPS and what makes a quality school.

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