Quincy residents will have a chance Monday to weigh in on the city’s plans to take land by eminent domain for the construction of a new bridge in Quincy Center.
Generals Bridge will extend Cliveden Street between Hancock Street and the Thomas E. Burgin Parkway. It will have plaques honoring military veterans and modern-day generals with roots in Quincy.
The state Department of Transportation is funding the $7 million cost of the bridge, but the city must obtain the rights of way. Construction is expected to begin by the end of the year. The public hearing starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
What should development look like along Newton’s Washington Street? On Tuesday, city officials will launch a series of public discussions on the future of the corridor. The series is part of a city-funded $500,000 study of Washington Street between West Newton and Newton Corner, with the goal of updating city zoning rules for the area. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at The Second Church in Newton, 60 Highland St.
Trees are the topic of a public forum Monday at 7 p.m. at the Wellesley Free Library. “Speaking for Our Trees: A Conversation about Wellesley’s Leafy Infrastructure,’’ will feature David Foster, director of the Harvard Forest. Wellesley is considering a stewardship plan for its Town Forest. The talk is sponsored by The League of Women Voters Wellesley and the Wellesley Natural Resources Commission.
The 10th Massachusetts Poetry Festival will take place Friday through Sunday in downtown Salem. The festival features nearly 100 poetry readings, workshops, poetry slams, open-air readings and a small press and literary fair. Headlining the event will be Sonia Sanchez, Carl Phillips, Kaveh Akbar, Sean Thomas Dougherty, and Rhina P. Espaillat. For admission prices and other information, visit www.masspoetry.org.
See how a tiny house is built this weekend by HGTV host Derek “Deek” Diedricksen at Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton. The museum will offer a three-day workshop Friday through Sunday on the building process, including a pre-build party Friday night with talks by five women who are builders. For more information, go to fullercraft.org.
Leslie Anderson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.