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5 Things You Need to Know Today, August 4

A mild day, a scrabble tournament and a Housing Authority meeting

"Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the  feature in the comments section.

Today is Thursday, August 4. Here are 5 things you need to know: 

  • Partly sunny and warm: Looks like a comfortable day today. According to the National Weather Service there is a slight chance of showers before 1 p.m. but otherwise it will be partly sunny with a high temperature around 75 degrees. 
  • Public meetings: The Burlington Housing Authority is holding a  this morning at 10 a.m. in the Housing Authority Office, 15 Birchcrest St.
  • Bagel and a Book Talk: Today is good day to swing by the for a from 1 to 1:45 p.m. There is no set reading list, simply bring your favorite reads, or something you are working your way through and talk about what you like about your books.
  • Scrabble: The library is aslo hosting a Summer Scrabble Tournament for students in grades 4 to 8 at noon today. Teams of two square off to see which is the better wordsmiths. To register, pick up forms from the Youth Services desk.
  • Fowl ball: On this day in 1983 New York Yankee outfielder Dave Winfield threw a baseball during the warm-up session and accidentally killed a seagull at Toronto's Exhibition Stadium. Fans were upset and yelled obscenities and threw objects and following the game Winfield was arrested for "causing unnecessary suffering to an animal." 

For more things to do today, check out our Events page.

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