5 Things You Need to Know Today, May 20

Rainy morning, partly sunny afternoon, a knitting club and a teen book discussion.

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Today is Friday, May 20. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Remeber the sun? After some morning rain we may actually get a glimpse of sunlight today. According to the National Weather Service we can expect a chance of showers and thunderstorms this morning and early afternoon with areas of dense fog before 11 a.m. Most exciting, it will be partly sunny this afternoon with a high temperature of 65 degrees. 
  • 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.
  • Evening at the theater: The , 380 Cambridge St., is putting on a production of "" by Kimberly Davis Basso at 8 p.m. tonight. "Hollow" features a trio of actresses trying to hold on to what is dear, what is real, and what is true. Tickets are $12.50-$15.
  • Teen book group: Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 98 Middlesex Tpke, is hosting a book discussion for teens "," at 7 p.m. this evening. Join the discussion on the series. The event is free and new members are always welcome.
  • Forever in blue jeans: On this day in 1873, the blue jeans were born. Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis received a patent to make work pants with metal rivets—now commonly known as jeans. The jeans used metal rivets on stress points, at the corners of pockets and at the base of the button fly, to make them stronger. And everyone’s favorite pair of pants was born!

For more things to do today, check out our Events page.


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