5 Things You Need to Know Today, May 31

Clear and warm day, a safe way to lose weight and a chance to donate blood

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Today is Monday, May 31. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Slightly cooler, clear: Looks like it's going to be a nice one today. According to the National Weather Service we can expect mostly sunny skies with a high temperature near 76 degrees. There will also be an east wind around 10 miles per hour.
  • Lose weight with support: The group (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is holding a weekly Tuesday meeting today. The group will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the . New members are always welcome to join this supportive and friendly group.
  • Business networking: The Burlington Public Library is hosting a business networking event, "Success Seekers," from 1 to 3 p.m. today. The event is free and open to all, so grab some business cards and stop by to meet new people.
  • Blood drive: The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive from 1:3- to 7 p.m. today at the Burlington American Legion, 162 Winn St. Do you part and donate today.
  • Invention of Corn Flakes: On this day in 1895 Dr John Harvey Kellogg filed a patent for "flaked cereal." Kellogg, a Seventh-day Adventist, had set out to create a vegetarian food for his patients that fit the dietary restrictions of his faith. According to Wikipedia, Kellogg's goal was to impose a diet consistingly entirely of "bland foods." This fact will probably not be big component of Kellogg Corn Flake's advertisements in the future.

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


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