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Five Things: Free Art Class This Morning at Children's Art Centre

The Rutland Street center is hosting a free drop-in class this morning for parents thinking about signing up for Fall classes.

Today is Wednesday, October 5. Here are five things you need to know today:

1. What a relief: Partly sunny skies today with highs in the mid 60s. Wind picking up around 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

2. The is hosting a free demo class this morning for families considering signing up for one of its fall programs. Parents and children are welcome to stop by the third floor of the Centre from 9:30 - 11 a.m. Space is still available in the Centre's Arts in Early Learning Series, a new set of classes designed to prepare children ages 2.5-4.5 for preschool. Parents can also save 25% off classes by signing up by Oct. 7 and using the code BACKTOSCHOOL25.

3. The city's bike share program, New Balance Hubway, has gained over 3,000 members since launching 2 months ago. The silver and green bikes have been used for over 80,000 trips so far, according to a notice from Green Boston. Click here to sign up for a Hubway membership.

4. The city is refusing to support Walmart's bids to open a store in Roxbury, the Globe reported. In a private meeting, city officials reportedly shunned a proposal by developers to build a Walmart store, complete with food and grocery items, on the site of the deserted Bartlett bus yard near Dudley Square.

5. Year Up is hosting its Second Annual Walk for Opportunity today from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. The walk, which starts and ends at the Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common, was formed to raise awareness of the need for cities to utilize the talents and skills of motivated young adults. Participants are encouraged to dress in business attire. Click here to register for the free event.

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