1. State Sen. Will Brownsberger's Chief of Staff Barbara Miranda will hold office hours from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St. All are welcome to during this time to discuss issues, ask for help in dealing with state agencies, or talk about any other topic of concern.
At all other times Brownsberger can be reached at his State House office at 617-722-1280. His e-mail address is William.Brownsberger@masenate.gov
2. It's Summer story time at the Benton Library at the corner of Oakley and Old Middlesex beginning at 10:30 a.m. with tales read to children 3 to 5. Parents or caregivers must attend. Siblings are welcome with adults. Registration is not required.
3. Sewer and drain relining is underway today at Claflin Street while work crews are performing a sewer excavation on Kent Street. And then there is the never ending work on Channing Road.
4. The Movie of the Month at the Beech Street Center is “Emma" showing at 1:15 p.m. Based on the beloved novel by Jane Austen – which was the novel read by the Senior Book Club last month – this 1996 adaptation stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Alan Cumming. The plot, well, everyone should know it already so just come by and enjoy a story of a self-appointed matchmaker’s good-hearted efforts go awry but all's well that ends well. It's free and everyone is invited.
5. On this day, a pair of great firsts in music history nearly a century apart: in 1876, the first performance of Richard Wagner's opera "Siegfried" – the third opera in the "Ring" Cycle – was given in the speciality-built Festspielhaus in Bayreuth, Hans Richter conducting. In 1974, Punk Rock pioneers The Ramones performed for the first time at the club CBGB on Bleecker Street in the Bowery in New York City.