Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.
Today is Thursday, Aug. 30. Here are 5 things you need to know:
- Sunny and warm: Looks like a nice day today. According to the National Weather Service we can expect sunny skies with a high near 85 degrees. Mostly clear tonight with a low around 60.
- Bridge: The is also hosting two bridge playing events today. The is COA Bridge Players, a group aimed at seniors, which will meet at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The 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.
- Ice cream social: , Burlington's newest store for all things pets, is hosting an at 6 p.m. this evening. Cups are $1.50 each and are for you and your pup.
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- Rule like an Egyptian: On this day in 30 B.C., Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt, takes her own life. After a long history of civil wars, conflicts with Rome, and a series of lovers, Cleopatra committed suicide at age 39. Scholars believe that she did so using an asp, a poisonous Egyptian serpent that symbolized divine royalty. Cleopatra opted to kill herself in 30 B.C. rather than live under the Roman Octavian's rule.