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5 Things You Need to Know Today, July 26

Possible afternoon thunderstorms, a talk on solar energy and a concert on the Commons

"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 Tuesday, July 26. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Possible t-storms: Looks like a mixed bag today. According to the National Weather Service we can expect mostly sunny skies and a high temperature near 83 degrees. However, there is a chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms, mostly after 4 p.m. 
  • New career help: The is hosting a  program from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today. This is a networking and workshop dedicated to providing a 'roadmap to re-employment' for transitioning professionals. It is free and all are welcome.
  • Solar seminar: The library is also hosting a presentation on solar energy by representatives of Sunlight Solar Energy at 7 p.m. this evening. The speakers will discuss the current rebates available to homeowners in Massachusetts, along with the State and Federal tax credits offered in 2011. The presentation will provide an overview of solar technology and will explain how Massachusetts residents can reduce their energy consumption and protect their planet, while spinning their electric meter backwards.
  • Concert on the Commons: The Country music group the "" will be performing on the Burlington Town Commons starting at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to all. 
  • Nothing stops the mail: On this day in 1775, the United States Post Office was created and Benjamin Franklin was named the first postmaster general. Franklin set up many policies still used by the post office today, including postage rates and efficient routes. Today, there are over 40,000 post offices across the country.

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

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