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5 Things You Need to Know Today, Feb. 24

There is a possibility of rain mixed with snow this morning with little or no accumulation expected.

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, Feb. 24. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Morning snow and rain: Looks like there could be a messy start to the day. According to the National Weather Service we can expect a mix of rain and snow, becoming all rain after 11 a.m. Little or no accumulation expected. High temperature of 42 degrees. Rain likely tonight with a low around 31. 
  • Teddy Bear clinic: , in cooperation with Winchester Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital, is from 1 to 3 p.m. today. Children can learn health tips as they do a 'check up' on their stuffed animals and parents can learn about childhood health. The first 100 children get a free Teddy Bear.
  • Read the movie: Burlington's is hosting a on Sara Gruen's novel "Water for Elephants," which was recently made into a motion picture. The discussion is at 7 p.m. this evening and is free and open to all.
  • Baby books: The is hosting a for newborns to children 18 months old at 11 a.m. this morning. Delight and stimulate your baby’s senses with books, songs and puppets that help build brain power.
  • Once Upon A Time…: On this day in 1786, Wilheim Grimm was born in Germany. The younger of the Brothers Grimm, the two siblings worked together to compile oral folktales they collected over the years. Known as Grimm’s Fairy Tales, the stories included Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel. The stories remain extremely popular today; as evidenced by a new television show titled Grimm.

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