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5 Things You Need to Know Today, March 31

possible snow tonight, changes to the structure of town meeting and a chance to play bridge.

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Today is Thursday, March 31. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Spring in New England: The weather looks a little dicey today. According to the National Weather Service today is going to be cloudy with a chance of rain showers and temperatures in the mid-40s. There is also a chance of rain and snow tonight, with a possibility of an inch of accumulation.
  • Prenatal Yoga: The Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates at 20 Wall Street is offering prenatal Yoga classes at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Improve your posture and alleviate some of the discomforts of pregnancy with Hatha yoga, a combination of breathing, concentration, meditation and relaxation techniques.
  • Structure of Town Meeting: The is meeting at 7 p.m tonight in the main hearing room at . The committee is working to figure out how to structure the Town Meeting precincts since the data from the 2010 U.S. Census shows the population has grown enough to require a new precinct. Click for background information from the last meeting. 
  • 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.
  • Early women’s lib: On this date in 1776, Abigail Adams wrote to her husband, John Adams, urging him to “remember the ladies” when fighting in the American Revolution. Adams, who would later become First Lady, wrote, “Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember, all men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation." Abigail’s letter was a first step in the women’s civil rights movement and came nearly 150 years before women obtained the right to vote in America.

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