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5 Things You Need to Know Today, April 21

Sun and wind today, a book/movie discussion for children and opportunities to play bridge.

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Today is Thursday, April 21. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Return of the sun: Looks like the clouds are finally going to part today. According to the National Weather Service today is going to be sunny with a high temperature of 55 degrees. It will be a bit breezy, with a west wind blowing around 25 miles per hour with gusts up to 40 miles per hour.
  • Bridge: The Burlington Public Library is hosting two bridge playing events today. The first is COA Bridge Players, a group aimed at seniors, which will meet at 10 a.m. The second is the Thursday Night Bridge group, which meets at 6:30 p.m. Both sessions are open to the public, so come down, play some bridge and meet new people.
  • Talk books and movies: The Burlington Public Library is also hosting a for children ages 3 to 7 years old at 3:30 p.m. today. This week's book/movie is "Knuffle Bunny," by Mo Wilems. Miss Molly will share a story or two and show movies based on the books.
  • Pediatric CPR: Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates at 20 Wall St., is holding a from 5 to 9 p.m. this evening. The course teaches adults how to perform CPR on children ages birth to eight years. It also includes training in child safety and choke-saving maneuvers. It is ideal for new parents but does not provide certification needed for day care providers or health care professionals. Cost is $45. 
  • Tie A Yellow Ribbon: On this day in 1973, the famous song “Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree” by Tony Orlando and Dawn reached number one on the Billboard charts. The song is about a soldier who returns home after three years away and looks for a sign from his love on whether she still loves him. The sign? A yellow ribbon on an oak tree.

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