First thing: I just got back from a Madison Garden Club meeting and I learned that they are very welcoming to new members, that they do some amazing civic work around town, and that in addition to growing beautiful flowers, they make the cutest flower cupcakes I have ever seen. Check in later this week for more details, a video, pictures of the tiny flower cupcakes, and information about how to become a member.
Second thing: Tonight at 7 p.m. author John Himmelman will visit R.J. Julia to share his love of nature and to discuss his new nonfiction work, Cricket Radio. Read more.
Third thing: The Friends of Hammonasset will hold their annual meeting this evening.
Fourth thing: The town's annual Green Up, Clean Up Day will be April 16 from 8 a.m. to noon. Find out how to sign up by reading our story.
Fifth things: We'll be talking online today at 3 p.m. about the high price of concert tickets. Join us if you can, or jump on whenever is convenient and let us know what you think.