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5 Things You Need to Know Today, March 30

Sunny skies, an open gym for moms and a season opening game.

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 30. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Sunny and a little warmer: Looks like the overcast weather we've had the last couple of days is finally lifting. According to the National Weather Service we can expect sunny skies with a high near 48 degrees today. Slight chance of showers tonight with a low around 33.
  • Open gym for moms: The Burlington Recreation department is hosting a from 11 a.m. to noon at the . Let the kids run around for an hour as they provide hula hoops, balls, and many other toys to play with. Cost is $1 for members and $2 for non-members.
  • Home Game: The Varsity Boys lacrosse team is hosting its season opening against Lexington High at 7 p.m. this evening at Varsity Field. Come down and cheer on Burlington's athletes!
  • Faculty concert: Burlington's is hosting a "" to highlight the talents of the school's music teachers. Tonight the show will feature an evening with two traditional music bands: Tim Rowell with Cathy Mason in "Hi-Tone Ramblers" and Steve Levy's Irish music trio "Corvus." 
  • Purchase the frozen north: On this day in 1867 the United States purchased the the area of the State of Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million in the "Alaska Purchase." The state was admitted into the Union on Jan. 3, 1959. Looks like the purchase was a good deal. Alaska is the largest state in the union and in 2007 the gross state product totaled $44.9 billion. Plus, there are a lot of caribou there, and who doesn't love those?

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