5 Things You Need to Know Today, Aug. 17

Mostly sunny, a reminder to register to vote and a meeting for Japanese animation fans.

Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. 

Today is Friday, Aug. 17. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Mostly sunny and warm: Looks like a nice day today. According to the National Weather Service we can expect mostly sunny skies with a high near 87 degrees. Chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight, otherwise mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. 
  • Last day to vote: Our summer run of Readers' Choice ends today. Vote for your favorites in our various categories (pizza, coffee, Yoga studios, and many more) by clicking here. Let our local businesses know you love them. 
  • Voter registration: Reminder: Today is the . Register before 5 p.m. in the Town Clerk's office in .
  • Japanese anime club: The is hosting a event from 2 to 3 p.m. today. The club will be viewing Japanese anime (animation) and discussing manga (Japanese comics). There will also be crafts, drawing, snacks - plus giveaways and contests.
  • 'Tommy' hits Woodstock: On this day in 1969, the infamous Woodstock music festival was coming to a close. The performances ran almost constantly, and The Who took the stage at 5 a.m. for a 65-minute set, which included the entire Tommy album. Creedence Clearwater Revival began the Sunday performances at 12:30 a.m., followed by Janis Joplin at 2 a.m. Sly and the Family Stone hit the stage at 3:30 a.m., then The Who, and finally Jefferson Airplane at 8 a.m. With a bit of a break between sets, Joe Cocker kicked off the scheduled Sunday performances at 2 p.m. The festival ended officially Monday, Aug. 18 at 11:10 a.m. after Jimi Hendrix's iconic performance of the Star Spangled Banner on the electric guitar. 


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