Today is Friday, Oct. 19. Here are five things you need to know:
1.) “Born to Run” author Christopher McDougall will take part in a “Q&A” with the audience after the screening of “Racing the Rez” during the 6 p.m. session this evening at Day 3 of the Arlington International Film Festival at the Regent Theatre. The Iranian short “Suddenly Zinat” will kick off the session. Then, at 8:45 p.m., “My So-Called Enemy” is up. That film will be followed by a “Q&A” with the filmmaker.
Editor’s note: I’ll be attending the 6 p.m. session this evening, so feel free to say, “Hello,” if you see me there.
2.) In case you missed Thursday’s news, state Sen. Will Brownsberger decided who he’s backing for his old seat in the state House of Representatives and it’s fellow Democrat Dave Rogers, of Cambridge.
3.) Did you know the Cambridge pool hall Flat Top Johnny’s is owned by an Arlington resident? Well, it is, and his name is John Adams. The hall will be celebrating its 19th anniversary tonight with drink specials and a few surprises.
4.) After the Arlington High football team beats Lexington at 7 p.m. tonight (let’s be honest, they’re going to), they’re going to hold a community service event for senior citizens this Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The team’s players will rake, take out air conditioners, wash cars and do other small outdoor chores, all for free, but first, you have to register with the Council on Aging by the end of today at 781-316-3400.
5.) Showers are expected to hit the area today with temperatures reaching the high 60s, according to the National Weather Service. There are also supposed to be showers Saturday morning but then Saturday afternoon and Sunday should be clear.