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5 Things You Need to Know Today, Feb. 18

Possible snow followed by temperature in the 50s.

"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 new feature in the comments section.

Today is Thursday, Feb. 16. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Odd weather: But hey, it's New England. And in true New England form the weather today is possible snow showers early this morning followed by patchy fog mid-day with a high near 50, according to the National Weather Service.
  • 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.
  • Concert: The is holding a concert featuring the Punk-Metal-Grunge-Classic Rock (let's just say versatile) group at 7 p.m. tonight. Cost of entry is $5 for the general public.
  • History for children: is hosting a story event, at 6:30 p.m. this evening. The Underground Railroad comes to life in this interactive storytime.

  • Happy Birthday!: Today is an absolutely huge day in pop culture birthdays. Here are just some of the celebrities born on this day in history and what year they were born: George “The Gipper” Gipp (1895), of “Win one for the Gipper” fame at Notre Dame; Toni Morrison (1931), noted author and poet; Yoko Ono (1933), we know we don’t have to tell you who she is; Dennis DeYoung (1947), the man who gave us Mr. Roboto; Cybill Sheppard (1950), actress known mostly for her role on Moonlighting; John Hughes (1950), the 1980s wouldn’t be the same without this moviemaker; Juice Newton (1952), we’ve been singing Angel of the Morning since we wrote this; John Travolta (1954), he made disco dancing cool; Vanna White (1957), no one spins a letter like she does; Andy Moog (1960), we love the Bruins!; Matt Dillon (1964), known for many roles, he’ll always be Dally from The Outsiders to Burlington Patch; Dr. Dre (1965), what up, dogg?; Molly Ringwald (1968), star of umpteen Brat Pack films in the late 1980s.

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