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Travel guru Rick Steves hits the road for pot legalization

Rick Steves has been active around the United States in the push to legalize marijuana.Facebook.com

■  Be a good citizen and legalize pot? That’s the argument travel guru Rick Steves will make in Amherst Tuesday at an event hosted by the UMass Campus Cannabis Reform Coalition. The host of the PBS series “Rick Steves’ Europe” is touring Massachusetts in support of Question 4, which would legalize the possession and use of an ounce or less of recreational marijuana by adults 21 and over. He’ll speak at the UMass Mullins Center at 7 p.m.

■  Those Canada geese better not fly south any time soon. They need to make their voices heard when a City Council panel discusses how to drive them away from Boston’s parks, golf courses, and waterways. The measure is on for discussion Tuesday at 1 p.m. before the council’s Committee on Parks, Recreation & Transportation.


■  We already know Somerville is fabulous. The grand opening of FabVille, a publicly run fabrication laboratory, or “Fab Lab,” will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Register for a free tour at the Center for Career and Technical Education at Somerville High School, 81 Highland Ave.

■  Let’s raise a toast to Boston City Hall’s new exterior lighting system. The great unveiling will take place Thursday at 5 p.m. during this year’s final Beer Garden on the Bricks event at City Hall Plaza. Treat yourself to music, beverages, food, and chance to win a $2,500 holiday shopping spree. through Boston.

■  Can’t get enough of that US Senate race to the north? New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan and incumbent Senator Kelly Ayotte are set to hold their third of six debates Friday. In the second face-off, Ayotte described Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump as “absolutely” a role model for children, but later said she “misspoke.” On Saturday, she dropped her support for Trump altogether.

■  What’s it like to be a refugee? Beginning Saturday, Doctors Without Borders will hold a one-week exhibit on Boston’s Long Wharf, called “Forced From Home,’’ in which the public will “come face-to-face with the realities of the global refugee crisis.’’ It will include a mock refugee camp.

■  Finally, obstreperous roosters are one of the hot topics awaiting the start of Plymouth’s Town Meeting on Saturday. A citizen petition would restrict the number of chickens residents could keep on their property. Another proposal would require establishments that play music to shut their doors and windows. What about a rooster that plays the accordion?


Leslie Anderson can be reached at leslie.anderson@globe.com