Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.
Today is Friday, Oct. 26. Here are 5 things you need to know:
- Morning clouds clearing away: Looks like today will start off gray but get sunny. According to the National Weather Service we can expect cloudy skies though the morning then gradually clearing through the afternoon. High near 68 degrees. Partly cloudy tonight with a low around 47.
- Book sale: The Burlington Public Library's Fall Book Sale begins today and will run through the weekend. Come down to the library today from 10:15 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. for great deals on used books.
- Music lessons: Interested in learning how to play an instrument? Burlington's Real School of Music is currently offering free trial lessons for students interesting in learning about their fall session that runs until Dec. 31. Call today to schedule yours at 888.881.REAL (7325).
- Facebook showdown: Burlington Patch is taking on Lexington Patch in a Facebook "like" showdown. We are looking to see who can get more likes between now and Nov. 21 (day before the Burlington/Lexington Thanksgiving Day game). Help us beat Lexington by liking our Facebook page today.
- A groundball that lives in infamy: On this day in 1986, in a moment New England fans will remember forever, Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner let a groundball trickle through his legs, allowing the New York Mets to score the winning run in Game 6 of the World Series. The Mets would go on to win the World Series, and Buckner would become known as the “goat” of the Boston Red Sox. But, since the infamous Game 6 fielding error, the Red Sox have won the World Series… And fans have forgiven Buckner.