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5 Things You Need to Know Today, May 3

Cloudy day, an opportunity to donate blood and a home track meet.

"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 new feature in the comments section.

Today is Tuesday, May 3. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Cloudy but warm: The sun may not be shining today but it will still be warm. According to the National Weather Service we can expect overcast skies and a high temperature of 67 degrees.
  • Storytimes: The Burlington Public Library is offering a two story times today. The first is e for children 18 to 36 months at 10:15 a.m. followed by  for children 3 to 6 at 11 a.m. In the evening the library is hosting for children 3 to 7 at 7 p.m.
  • Blood drive: The American Red Cross is holding a from 1:3- to 7 p.m. today at the Burlington , 162 Winn St. Do you part and donate today.
  • Home game: The Burlington High School girls varsity track team is hosting with Melrose and Winchester at 3:30 p.m. at the high school. Come down and support the team.
  • A mother gets MADD: On this day in 1980, 13-year-old Cari Lightner of California was killed by a drunk driver while walking to a church carnival. The death of her daughter by a man with a record of driving drunk causes Candy Lightner to create MADD—Mothers Against Drunk Driving. By 1985, when Lightner left the organization, MADD had grown to over 600,000 volunteers and members. After 20 years in existence, statistics show that alcohol-related fatalities are down 40 percent.

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

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