5 Things You Need to Know Today, April 9

A chance of showers, a kids movie night and a variety of public meetings.

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Today is Monday, April 9. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Chance of showers, warmer: Looks like we may have a bit of precipitation today. According to the National Weather Service we can expect a 20-percent chance of showers today. Otherwise cloudy with a high near 33 mph. Mostly cloudy tonight with a low around 40.
  • Public meetings: The Burlington Board of Selectmen is meeting in open session at 7 p.m., following an executive session meeting starting at 6:20 p.m., in the main hearing room at . The Recreation Commission is meeting at 7 p.m. in the .
  • Teen games: The is hosting a from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. today. Drop by for food and fun as Game Day will include a Wii as well as board games. Feel free to bring friends and any games you would like to play.
  • Move night: The is hosting a "" at 6 p.m. this evening. They will be showing the Christmas related Veggie Tales movie, "The Little Drummer Boy".  In addition to the movie, they'll have a meal as well as crafts and activities and balloon animals for the children.
  • The power of music: On this day in 1939, singer Marian Anderson performed on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Anderson, a black songstress who enjoyed success internationally, was not allowed to perform at Constitutional Hall in D.C. She was then asked by the Secretary of the Interior to perform on Easter Sunday at the Lincoln Memorial. Many believe Anderson’s performance was a precursor to the Civil Rights Movement.


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