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5 Things You Need to Know Today, May 18

A sunny and nice day, a meeting for craft enthusiasts and stories for little ones.

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

Today is Friday, May 18. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Sunny and nice: The tag line pretty says it all. According to the National Weather Service we can expect sunny skies with a high near 73 degrees and a calm wind for today. Mostly clear tonight with a low around 46. 
  • Crafter's night: The is hosting a '' at 7 p.m. this evening. Join them for a night of crafting and fellowship. You can bring your scrapbooking, rubber stamping, knitting, cross stitching, or what ever you are working on at hte moment or just come to chat. Feel free to bring a snack to share. For more information contact Jane McIninch (781-864-9367 or jane.mcininch@finechokolader.com).
  • Needle talk: The is hosting the monthly today from 10 to 11:45 a.m. This club offers participants a chance to learn, share, and motivate one another in the art of knitting.
  • Baby books: The is also hosting a for newborns to children 18 months old at 11 a.m. this morning. Delight and stimulate your baby’s senses with books, songs and puppets that help build brain power.
  • The Smoking Mountain erupts: On this day in 1980, Mount St. Helens erupts, killing 57 people and obliterating over 200 square miles of land. The volcano, in southwestern Washington state, has erupted periodically over the years. But had not been active since the 1850s. In March of 1980, the volcano began to tremor and emit ash. The violent explosion of Mount St. Helens began in the morning with an earthquake that created a landslide and then a volcanic eruption. The rock, mud, ash and volcanic gases caused major destruction. Since then, the volcano has been studied and researched. It remains an active volcano today.

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