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5 Things You Need to Know Today, May 15

Afternoon showers likely, a meeting of the Board of Appeals and a fund-raising pizza party at Flatbread.

Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. 

Today is Tuesday, May 15. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Afternoon showers: Looks like we will likely get some more rain today. According to the National Weather Service we can expect showers, mainly after 1 p.m. Otherwise mostly cloudy with a high near 68 degrees. Showers likely tonight with patchy fog after 9. Overnight low around 57. 
  • Public meeting: The Board of Appeals is meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the main hearing room at . 
  • Rick Riordan Book Match: In celebration of the third Kane Chronicles book release, the Burlington Public Library is hosting a at 5:30 p.m. this evening. Name what books (within all series) that characters, events, and objects appear in. Game rules will be provided on game day, and snacks will be provided. Riordan is best known for his series "Percy Jackson & the Olympians."
  • Pizza party fundraiser: Come to Flatbread Pizza, 213 Burlington Road in Bedford, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. this evening for a in support of the MSMS civic student group Teen LIGHT. Flatbread will donate $1.75 for each small pizza sold and $3.50 for each large pizza.
  • A fortune in paint: On this day in 1990 Vincent Van Gogh's "Portrait of Doctor Gachet" was sold for $82.5 million, setting a new record at the time for the highest sale of a piece of art. Since that time the record has been broken by other sales, including the sale of Jackson Pollack's "No. 5, 1948" at $140 million and Paul Cézanne's "The Card Players" at $250 million, both sold privately. Earlier this month Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” sold for $119.9 million, the highest price ever paid for a work of art at an auction.

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