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. 27. Here are 5 things you need to know:
- Mostly sunny, cool: Looks like a comfortable day today. According to the National Weather Service after some morning fog we can expect mostly sunny skies with a high near 68 degrees. Slight chance of rain late tonight with a low around 48.
- Public meetings: The Marshall Simonds Middle School Renovation Committee is meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the school's conference room. The Conservation Commission is meeting at 7 p.m. in the main hearing room at Town Hall. The Board of Health is holding a special meeting at 7 p.m. in the basement of the Town Hall Annex to discuss the possible condemnation of a Mulberry Lane house.
- Foreign Affairs talk: The Burlington Public Library is hosting a foreign affairs discussion at 10:30 a.m. today. The discussions will be led by Dr. Craig Brandt, a former naval officer who has been a professor at the Air Force Institute of Technology and dean of academic affairs at the Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management.
- Japanese anime club: The Burlington Public Library is also hosting a Teen Animanga Club at 4 p.m. today. The club will be viewing Japanese anime (animation) and discussing manga (Japanese comics). There will also be crafts, drawing, snacks - plus giveaways and contests.
- Larry Legend: On this day in 1983 baskeball forward Larry Bird signed a seven-year contract with the Boston Celtics for $15 million, making him the highest-paid player in Celtic history. Bird played for the team from 1978 until he retired in 1992. In his time on the team Bird was a 12-time NBA All-Star and he was named MVP of the league three times.