Today is Tuesday, Feb. 19. Here are five things you need to know in Hamilton and Wenham:
1. Warmer: Tuesday will be much warmer than Monday, with temperatures getting well into the 40s. The day will start cloudy and rain is forecasted to move in later.
2. Reading: People who are blind or who can not hold a book can still read, and on Tuesday an expert will be at the Wenham Senior Center to explain how. The program is called “Reading is for Everyone” and starts at 1 p.m. when Gayle Yarnall, who is totally blind herself, will explain the Talking Book Library. She’ll help people sign up for the free program and explain how it works.
3. Candidates: Tuesday is the final day for candidates to pull papers to run for office this year. Potential candidates can get the required papers at the Town Clerk in their town for town positions and the Center School for School Committee positions. At last check late last week, some positions had no candidates and many were uncontested. The signed papers must be returned by the end of the business day on Thursday to get on the ballot in both towns.
4. Big Brothers and Sisters: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay is looking for volunteer mentors and also accepts donations to support their programs. As a Big Brother or Big Sister, you spend time with a young person from the area for a few hours, a couple times each month. Here’s more on how to volunteer or donate.
5. Selectmen: The Wenham Board of Selectmen meet on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Wenham Town Hall when the board will get an update on the Police Department accreditation process from Police Chief Tom Perkins and hear a preliminary recommendation from Interim Town Administrator Mark Andrews on the handling of the town’s financial services in fiscal 2014.
To find out what is going on today in Hamilton and Wenham, check out our events listings.