Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.
Today is Thursday, June 21. Here are 5 things you need to know:
- Heat wave!: We're not sure if two days counts as a heat wave or not, but it feels like it! According to the National Weather Service, Burlington will be a hot and steamy 97 degrees today with loads of sunshine.
- Public meeting: The Planning Board is meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the main hearing room at . There are many items on the agenda including a discussion of the .
- 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.
- Clean for chi: The Friends of the Burlington Public Library are hosting a 'Spring Cleaning: the Feng Shui Approach' with Julie Rutkowski event at 7 p.m. this evening in the library. Event is free and open to all.
- The murder of civil rights activists: On this day in 1964, the Ku Klux Klan stopped three civil rights activists in their tracks and murdered the trio in the woods of Mississippi. The men—Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James Chaney—were members of the Freedom Riders and were helping to register black voters in the Deep South. The men were shot and killed in the woods and buried in graves prepared by the KKK. The federal government prosecuted those involved with a final conviction brought down on June 21, 2005, the 41st anniversary of the murders.