1. The fences surrounding the large lawns on the Common just south of the State House have been removed in preparation for the grand opening of the area May 2 at noon.
2. The Public Garden lagoon will be refilled for the 135th time and swans - both wooden and real - will make their way back to the pond today. Our Public Garden blogger Laura Jennings .
3. Opening Day. Fenway Park will see its first baseball of 2012 today, as the Boston Red Sox open their home schedule against the Tampa Bay Rays at 2:05 p.m. The local nine tote an unimpressive 1-5 mark into the home opener, but will send Josh Beckett (0-1, 13.50 ERA) to the hill against southpaw David Price (1-0, 2.84 ERA), as they try to get back on the good foot.
4. annual auction to benefit the James F. Farr Academy will be Sunday at 2 p.m. Bid on Red Sox and Celtics tickets as well as items from , , , and .
5. Sunny and warm today, with a high near 61. Mostly clear at night, with temps dropping to around 43.