5 Things You Need to Know Today, April 11

Chance of afternoon showers, a variety of public meetings and a Lego club for the kids.

Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section.

Today is Wednesday, April 11. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Chance of afternoon showers: Though it's slight, there is a chance of some afternoon rain showers today. According to the National Weather Service we have a 30 percent chance of rain showers, mainly after 4 p.m. Otherwise partly sunny. High temperature near 56 degrees. Chance of showers tonight with a low around 41. 
  • Public meetings: The Council on Aging is meeting at 10 a.m. in the Human Services Building () at 61 Center St. The Grand View Farm Committee is meeting at 7 p.m in the Town Hall Annex basement meeting room. The Ways & Means Committee is meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the main hearing room at .
  • Candidate forum: The Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a candidate forum with the candidates for the Board of Selectmen and Planning Board races. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and will be held in the main conference room in 1 New England Executive Park. . 
  • Lego Club: The is hosting a Lego Club for children in grades 1 to 6 at 3:30 this afternoon. They supply the Legos, you bring your imagination.
  • Start of a technological revolution: On this day in 1976, Apple Computer Company demonstrated its first personal computer—the Apple I—at a computer club in California. The technology company's first product, it was financed when Steve Jobs sold his VW van and  Steve Wozniak sold his HP-65 calculator. The Apple I went on sale that summer for $666.66. Only about 200 Apple Is were produced.


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