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, March 13. Here are 5 things you need to know:
- Morning showers but still warm: Looks like we may have a wet morning but overall a nice day. According to the National Weather Service we can expect a chance of morning showers, then gradually becoming sunny through the day with a high near 66 degrees. Chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight, mainly before midnight. Overnight low around 44.
- Public meetings: Burlington's in the main hearing room at . The is meeting at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall Annex basement meeting room. The Burlington in the committee meeting room at .
- Storytimes: The is offering a two story times today. The first is e for children 18 to 36 months at 10:15 a.m. followed by for children 3 to 6 at 11 a.m. In the evening the library is hosting for children 3 to 7 at 7 p.m.
- Support BHS Music with a meal: Every Tuesday of this month is offering a deal where any customer who presents the attached certificate or states they want to participate to the BHS Music Boosters.
- Discovery of a ... planet?: On this day in 1930 it was announced that Lowell Observatory scientist Clyde Tombaugh had discovered our solar system's ninth planet, Pluto. From 1930 until 2006, Pluto, which is 0.24 percent the size of earth and only 66 percent the size of Earth's moon, was classified as the ninth planet in the solar system. However, after discoveries of other objects the same size or bigger than Pluto, in 2006 the International Astronomical Union changed the size requirements for objects to be classified as a planet and Pluto lost its 'planet' designation. Scientists now refer to it as "dwarf planet."