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5 Things You Need to Know Today, Dec. 22

A sunny and rather warm day, an old-time jam session and a morning zoning 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, Dec. 22. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Sunny and oddly warm: The above-normal winter temperatures continue today. According to the National Weather Service we can expect mostly sunny skies with a high temperature near 51 degrees. Rain and possible snow tonight with a low around 31. One-tenth to a quarter-of-an-inch of precipitation possible. 
  • Morning meeting: There is a meeting at 8:30 a.m. this morning in the Town Hall Annex basement meeting room on the re-zoning of the Canyon Site off of Middlesex Turnpike where a proposed Target department store is in the works. 
  • Old time jamming: Burlington's , 56 Middlesex Tpke, is hosting an "" from 7 to 9 p.m. this evening. Players of all ages, shapes and sizes come together in the time-honored tradition of sitting and playing music. Entry is $5.
  • Bridge: The is hosting two bridge playing events today. The is COA Bridge Players, a group aimed at seniors, which will meet at 10 a.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.
  • A gorilla is born: On this day in 1956, the first baby gorilla was born in captivity at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio. Little Colo was reared by zookeepers in a nursery at the zoo. Today, gorillas born in captivity are briefly handled by humans before being raised by mother gorillas in zoo habitats. Colo is still alive today and became a great-great-grandmother in 2003.

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