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5 Things You Need to Know Today, Aug. 21

Mostly sunny skies, a chance to test your trivia skills and the end of summer reading.

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

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 21. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Mostly sunny: Looks like mostly a nice day today, though there is a chance of some mid-day storms. According to the National Weather Service we have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 a.m. today. Otherwise mostly sunny with a high near 83 degrees. Mostly cloudy tonight with a low around 58. 
  • Public meetings: The Board of Appeals is meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the main hearing room at . The School Committee is meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room at .
  • Summer reading finale: The is inviting participants in the Teen Summer Reading program to celebrate the program's finale with an event with food and prizes at 6:30 p.m.
  • Trivia:  is hosting Stump Trivia at 8 p.m. this evening. Grab some friends to form a team and come down for questions on Anatomy to Literature, Movies to History.
  • Aloha!: On this day in 1959 Hawaii joined the United States as the 50th state in the Union. This also marked the day when our nation's flag took its current form as President Dwight Eisenhower ordered the 50th star added to the flag. Hawaii, at 10,931 square miles over seven separate populated islands, is the only state made up entirely of islands and is the most northern part of the Polynesian islands.

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