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5 Things You Need to Know Today, March 2

A chance of snow and sleet tonight, wine tasting and a celebration of Dr. Suess's birthday.

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, March 2. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Return of the sun: Looks like yesterday's snow will be blown away today but it might come back tonight. According to the National Weather Service we can expect partly sunny skies with a high near 38 degrees today. Snow and sleet likely tonight before 1 a.m. then rain afterwards. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. Overnight low around 31.
  • Quilting: The is hosting the Quilt Club  from 10 a.m. to noon. The group is open to anyone and is for people who love quilting and want to share ideas with friends.
  • Read Across the Country: In honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday, the library is also hosting a special storytime for children of all ages at 3:30 p.m. today. Celebrate the life and stories of Dr. Seuss with a special storytime.
  • Wine tasting: is hosting a free wine tasting from 4 to 7 p.m. this afternoon. Come down and try a and pick something up for the weekend.
  • I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees: On this date in 1904, Theodor Geisel, better known to most as Dr. Seuss, was born in Springfield. Geisel wrote 48 books, including The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and Oh, the Places You’ll Go. Geisel’s birthday is commemorated every March 2 with Read Across America Day. To make this Dr. Seuss birthday even more special, The Lorax is premiering in theaters across the United States.

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