Five Things to Start Your Day: Feb. 6
A few facts, figures and tidbits to start your Wednesday.
Wednesday: Early flurries, then partly sunny. Some thawing. Mid and upper 30s.
Thursday: Early sun then becoming cloudy. Highs from 25-30.
Friday: Cloudy skies with light snow during the morning into early afternoon. A light accumulation appears likely. Highs near 33.
2. SCULPTURE WORKSHOPS FOR TEENS: CAI is pleased to introduce a series of workshop for teens focusing on specific sculptural technique and materials. Students will study abstract sculpture during the first week, and figurative sculpture during the second week. The third week workshops will focus on Nezuke, mini sculpture carving with Chinese stone. During week four, the students will concentrate on Chinese Seal carving. The class will start with the introduction to Chinese calligraphy with Chinese brush and ink on rice paper. This will conclude a connection between the Nezuke and Chinese Seal carving. For more information, email Yin Peet at email@example.com or call 617-699-6401.
3. ZUMBA FOR SENIORS: Get into the groove with Zumba. Instructor Susan Craver keeps the music and students (safely) jumping. Drop-in $4/class. Class begins at 12:30 p.m. Call the Senior Center for information at 978-443-3055.
4. WHAT TO CELEBRATE TODAY: Today is Lame Duck Day. Lame Duck Day is set aside to give recognition to people whose tenure in a position is running out. If you are a Lame Duck, enjoy those final days. Reflect upon you successes, and the joys and rewards the position provided to you. Kick back a little and have some fun today, and in the remaining days.
- 1788 — Massachusetts ratified the U.S. Constitution, becoming the sixth state to join the Union.
- 1899 — The Spanish-American War ended when a peace treaty between Spain and the United States was signed.
- 1933 — The 20th Amendment to the Constitution, which set the date for the president's inauguration on Jan. 20, was adopted.
- 1935 — The popular board game Monopoly went on sale for the first time.
- 1952 — Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain.
- 1971 — Astronaut Alan B. Shepard hit a golf ball and Edgar Mitchell threw a javelin on the moon. They landed in the same crater and remain on the moon today.
- 2012 — The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II marked the 60th anniversary of her accession to the throne.