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5 Things You Need to Know Today, March 7

A bit warmer day, Lego fun at the library and a Purim Celebration.

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 Wednesday, March 7. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • A bit warmer: Looks like the cold of the last few days is on the way out. According to the National Weather Service we can expect sunny skies with a high near 52 today. It will be windy however, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Partly cloudy tonight with a low around 43. 
  • Public meetings: There is a meeting of the at 7:30 p.m. in the main hearing room in . On the agenda is a discussion of many town department budgets. 
  • Purim Celebration: is hosting a Purim Celebration beginning at 5 p.m. today to celebrate the Jews' victory over their oppressors in the Book of Esther. At 5:00 p.m. there will be a traditional Reading of the Megillah (Book of Esther), at 5:45 p.m. there is a Backwards Dinner (breakfast) for $5 per person and $20 per family and at 6:30 p.m. there will be a performance by Purim Shpiel, an original rock musical by Rabbi Abramason. RSVPs required for the backwards dinner. 
  • Lego Club: The hosting a Lego Club for children in grades 1 to 6 at 3:30 this afternoon. They supply the Legos, you bring your imagination.
  • Whose woods these are, I think I know: On this day in 1923, The New Republic magazine published the Robert Frost poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening." The poem is famous among school children, as it is often one of the poems used in English classrooms as an introduction to poetry. We know we learned it. Did you?

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