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Five Things: MBTA Meeting, Cooking Demo and Poe's Birthday

Today is Thursday, Jan. 19. Here are five things you need to know today:

1. There is a chance of snow for tonight. Forecasters are predicting that the flakes will start falling around 6 p.m. Only 1 to 2 inches is expected to accumulate. Temperatures will be in the low 30s during the day and fall to the high 20s at night.

2. With , the MBTA is holding  over the next couple of months, one of which is Thursday, Jan. 19, in the Roxbury Community College Auditorium. Thursday’s meeting goes from 6 to 8 p.m. in the auditorium at 1234 Columbus Ave. None of the MBTA’s 20 meetings will be held in the South End. However, . Also, check out .

3.  Gordon Hamersley will be putting his culinary talents on display from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Williams-Sonoma at Copley Place. Hamersley is taking part in the store’s “January South End All-Star Celebrity Chef Series,” which allows the public to watch cooking demonstrations from the neighborhood’s top chefs. Jamie Bissonette, from and , already took part, as did Matthew Gaudet. Next Thursday, Jan. 26, Jay Hajj, of , will round out the series.

4. The Edgar Allan Poe Foundation of Boston will be celebrating the late author and poet’s 203rd birthday at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Boston Public Library. The free event will feature a talk on Poe’s connections to Boston by Poe Foundation Chairman and Boston College Professor Paul Lewis. Also at the event, will be presented (see photos), and there will be a Poe trivia game with prizes.

5. There will be a Beginning Computer Class for Adults at 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19, at the . Space is limited.

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