5 Things You Need To Know Today: March 5

There is local art for sale at very reasonable prices, and AMSA students will be treated to a special guest early next week.

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2. The is currently hosting the exhibit "It's in the Bag." Participating area artists were given a mystery bag and were asked to create a piece of work based on the ingredients of the bag. The finished pieces are now on sale and on display at the gallery. There is also an opening reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 8 at the gallery. Visitor votes will be tallied throughout exhibition and a cash award will be given to the winner. 

3. The Friends of the Marlborough Public Library will present the second concert in the “2011-12 Yacyshyn Concert Series”—the Annual Ezra Cutting Trust Concert, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 14 in the Bigelow Auditorium at the . The blues and jazz concert will feature The Mike Williams Band with Michael Williams, guitarist, Rusty Scott, organist (Hammond B3 organ), Tim Mayer, tenor sax and Jim Gwin, drums. Admission to the concert is Free and open to the public.

4. Richard R. Schrock, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2005, will speak to students on March 13 when he visits the . Richard Schrock was working in the field of organic chemistry at MIT when he was selected as the Nobel Prize winner “For the Development of the Metathesis Method in Organic Synthesis”. After a morning reception from 9 to 10, Schrock will speak to more than 40 students about his story and do a Q & A for 90 minutes before joining his audience for lunch. 

5.  will celebrate 75 years of Dr. Seuss from 1 to 4 p.m. this Saturday, March 10. Families can wander Dr. Seuss’s whimsical world of imagination by participating in the event’s activities:

• Take part in an in-mall book reading, narrated by a local celebrity.

• Capture a photo in front of a Mulberry Street-themed backdrop featuring a variety of Dr. Seuss characters. Families may also have the chance to interact and snap a photo with the event VIP, The Cat In The Hat.

•  Enjoy a television episode of PBS KIDS’ “The Cat In The Hat Knows a Lot About That!” (Check local listings for more information.)

•  Decorate Mulberry Street bookmarks and Dr. Seuss-inspired crowns and tiaras.

• Create  “And To Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street” booklets.

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