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5 Things You Need to Know Today, Sept. 7

We can expect partly sunny skies this afternoon following a chance of morning showers and thunderstorms.

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

Today is Friday, Sept. 7. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Morning showers possible: Overall it looks like a pretty nice day today, except for a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon today. According to the National Weather Service the afternoon will be partly sunny with a high near 84 degrees. Partly cloudy tonight with a low around 66. 
  • Music service: is hosting a "rockin" celebration of the Sabath with music, dance and prayer at 6:30 p.m. this evening. Special Oneg Shabbat dessert reception following the service.
  • Quilting: The is hosting the Quilt Club  from 10 a.m. to noon. The group is open to anyone and is for people who love quilting and want to share ideas with friends.
  • Music lessons: Interested in learning how to play an instrument? Burlington's is currently for students interesting in learning about their fall session that runs until Dec. 31. Call today to schedule yours at 888.881.REAL (7325).
  • A Man, A Plan, A Canal, Panama: On this day in 1977 U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Panamanian General Omar Torrijos Herrera signed the Torrijos-Carter Treaties which stated the Panama Canal would be turned over to Panama's control in the year 2000. The canal, built by the United States (started by the French) between 1881 and 1914, allowed ships to cross Central America without going around South America and revolutionized maritime trading for the entire region. The canal also gave us the palindrome that is the tag for the history fact.

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