Five things you need to know today - Nov. 19

Published: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 10:55 a.m.

1. The Alachua County School Board holds its reorganization meeting at 6 p.m. at the Kirby-Smith Center, 620 E University Ave. A new chairman and vice-chairman of the board will be chosen.

2. The debut concert of the Voices Rising Community Chorus, an intergenerational group of more than 70 voices, begins at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 419 NE First St. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to help the Friends of Alachua County Public Schools' Elementary Arts Program.

3. The Alzheimer's Foundation of America provides free confidential memory screenings from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the HarborChase Assisted Living And Memory Care, 1415 Fort Clarke Blvd.

4. Renowned scientist Michael Mann will give the keynote address at the 2013 E.T. York Lecture Series at 2 p.m. at Emerson Alumni Hall, 1938 W University Ave. Mann, a distinguished service professor of meteorology at The Pennsylvania State University, will talk about his book titled “Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines.” The free event is open to the public.

5. The Florida State Board of Education holds its monthly meeting at 9 a.m. at the Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall,

3000 NW 83rd St. The board will discuss the use of an alternate assessment for students with cognitive disabilities, the selection of a new assessment for the Common Core State Standards, and the overview of public hearings and comments on the standards.

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