On Sunday, April 22, some interesting people will gather at the Rogers School on Highland Street, on the edge of the South Common, for Earth Day activities. We will have a guided tour of the South Common Historic District by Dick Howe Jr, unplugged music by Joe Darensbourg, a display of design plans showing what the Common will look like in a few years, and a book-making workshop (don’t think gambling) where everyone will go home with a collection of my South Common haiku in a book that he or she made on the spot. Artist Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord will lead the book workshop. Allegra Williams of the City’s planning office will be on hand to talk about plans for upgrading the Common.
The guided tour begins at 2 pm in front of the school and ends where it started at 3 pm; the indoor activities also start at 2 pm and run through 4.30 pm. Everything is free and open to the public. Take a close look at the Common, talk to some people who care about the future of the big green space along Thorndike Street, and learn how to make a book that will fit in your pocket.