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5 Things You Need to Know Today, Dec. 16

Nice sunny day, a chance to make a gingerbread house and home basketball games.

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 Friday, Dec. 16. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Sunny and warmish: Looks like a nice day with more strangely warm weather for December. According to the National Weather Service we can expect sunny skies with a high temperature near 50 degrees. Strong winds of 19 to 22 miles per hour with gusts up to 39 mph. Partly cloudy tonight with a low around 26.
  • Needle talk: The  is hosting the monthly  today from 10 to 11:45 a.m. This club offers participants a chance to learn, share, and motivate one another in the art of knitting.
  • Edible art: Enjoy playing with food? Well, here is an event for you. The library is hosting "Edible Art: Make Your Own Gingerbread House" from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m. today. Come down and make a gingerbread house, a great Holiday tradition. 
  • Home games: The Burlington High School girls and boys varsity basketball teams are hosting home games today against Lexington High. The Lady Red Devils at the school and the . 
  • Pride and birthday cake: On this day in 1775, author Jane Austen was born in Hampshire, England. The author, who is best known for her works Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park, began writing early in life and finished her first novella at 14 years old.Austen remains popular with readers and academics, more than 200 years after her death.

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