Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.
Today is Thursday, Sept. 6. Here are 5 things you need to know:
- Partly sunny: Looks like a pretty nice day today. According to the National Weather Service we can expect partly sunny skies with a high near 81 degrees. A slight chance of showers tonight with a low around 64.
- Vote: The Massachusetts State Primary is today. Voting in Burlington is from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at .
- Public meeting: The Housing Authority is meeting at 10 a.m. in the Housing Authority building at 15 Birchcrest St.
- Bridge: The is also hosting two bridge playing events today. The is COA Bridge Players, a group aimed at seniors, which will meet at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The is the Thursday Night Bridge group, which meets at 6:30 p.m. Both sessions are open to the public, so come down, play some bridge and meet new people.
- Thoreau leaves the woods: On this day in 1847, Henry David Thoreau leaves the woods and moves in with the Emersons in Concord. Thoreau is most known for his series of essays called Walden (or Life in the Woods), which he wrote while living in a shack in the woods for two years. In addition to Walden, Thoreau wrote several transcendentalist essays, as well as Civil Disobedience, a piece based on his time in jail for refusing to pay taxes. Thoreau died in 1862.