5 Things You Need to Know Today: October 17

Congressman Lynch and the Boston City Council at-large candidates are in West Roxbury today to field your questions.

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  1. Congressman Stephen Lynch will be at the at 1 to 2:30 p.m. He will be available to take your questions and listen to your concerns.
  2. The seven candidates running for four At-Large Boston City Council seats will make presentations at a forum at (German Centre). The forum is sponsored by Deutsches Altenheim, Ethos and the West Roxbury Business and Professional Association. Candidates will share their views on a range of issues, in particular, those which impact the elderly in Boston. The public is invited to attend and will have an opportunity to ask questions of the candidates. Light refreshments will be served. Those who plan to attend are requested to RSVP to 617-325-1230.
  3. Riffs & Raps: Jazzin' the Generations at the is at 6:30 p.m. Free. Seniors and their juniors travel together on a live musical tour through time, from the roots of jazz in blues and spirituals through the Great American Songbook right up to the many sounds of jazz today, with excursions into other music traditions at home and abroad along the way. Some of the sounds will be familiar, some will be new. Come move mind and body with guides Arni Cheatham (saxophones), Bill Lowe (bass trombone, tuba, percussion), and Kevin Harris (keyboards) as they use jazz standards and originals to bridge the gap between generations. Riffs & Raps: Jazzin' the Generations is a program of JazzBoston. 
  4. On Tuesday at the West Roxbury Library is a Sing Along with Jean Schwartz, songstress and guitarist extraordinaire, for free for kids. 11-11:45 a.m.
  5. Also on Tuesday is a ReadBoston ChickLits event featuring Dawn Tripp. The author of the new book, "Game of Secrets" as well as the novels "Season of Open Water" and "Moon Tide" at . Tickets to the event are $45 and include wine reception and three-course dinner. RSVP and purchase tickets to the event by emailing readboston@cityofboston.gov or calling 617-918-5289. 7 p.m.


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