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5 Things You Need To Know Today: May 31

Great singing at the Beech Street Center, super finalists meet the public, backing-up trash pickup.

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1. Here is some real fun. The Apollo Club of Boston is the the second-oldest continuously-active men's singing group in the United States. Founded in 1871, the chorus today is made up of 30 Boston-area business and professional men. It's the type of close harmony singing that is popular at the turn of the last century, in the big band area (think "The Modernaires") and today with the television show, "The Sing Off." See them perform for free at the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St. at 7 p.m.

2. Tonight, get a chance to grill the first finalist for the one-year interim superintendent's position, Dr. Michael Harvey, who is the current Belmont High School principal, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the's Large Community Room. 

3. Since Monday was a holiday, trash pickup, lawn waste and recycling are pushed back a day: Tuesday is Monday, Wednesday is Tuesday, etc.

4. Should the Farmers' Market sell wine? (It is, after all, made of grapes.) How will the 2010 Federal Census impact how precincts are shaped and where you vote? Find out tonight at Town Hall at 7 p.m. when the take up these and other matters. 

5. After attending yesterday's Memorial Day observations, we should take heed to the words of Kip Gaudet, commander of the VFW Post 1272 on Trapelo Road: "Make everyday Memorial Day because soldiers fight and die year round."

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