Five Things to Start Your Day: Jan. 18
A few facts, figures and tidbits to end your workweek.
Friday: Cold blast of air with partly sunny skies--brief period of snow on Cape Cod (1-3" likely). Highs only in the low 20s. Northwest wind 15-25mph creates wind chills in the single numbers.
Saturday: Cloudy morning with a few flurries - most of that before the sun comes up. Partly sunny & milder! Highs near 45--great day for skiing!
Sunday: Go Pats!!! Windy and dry. Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s around midday then falling into the upper 20s by evening. Gillette temps in the upper 20s at 6:30--wind chills from 10-15.
2. PLANNING A DISNEY TRIP?: Join AAA Travel and Disney for a free presentation and exclusive booking opportunity. Learn about all the January specials and exclusive benefits for Disney month, have your questions answered and receive a special booking offer. To RSVP, call 978-266-1000 ext 3403.
3. HEALTHCARE DISCUSSION: Congregation Beth El of Sudbury has a long history of activism and social justice which it is celebrating as part of its 50th anniversary Jubilee year. Continuing the series, on January 18, the focus will be on Healthcare. Speakers will look back on Beth El’s meaningful commitment in the area of healthcare, and also look forward to future needs. Join us on Friday, January 18 at 7:00 for Shabbat services followed by a panel discussion at 8:00.
Karen Blumenthal will speak on Congregation Beth El’s commitment to a Beth El member who suffered from Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Beth El helped support Mark Reich’s care over a period of 28 years.
Gary Hirsch, President of the MetroWest Free Medical Program will discuss the first 9 years of the program which was jointly founded by and is housed at Beth El. Two additional panelists, Junia Faust (Interpreter for the Metrowest Program) and Sidney Faust (Community activist) will speak on the role of volunteers in healthcare and the profound impact volunteers can have on patients.
Senator Jamie Eldridge, State Senator representing the Middlesex and Worcester District will share his perspectives on the role the MetroWest Free Medical Program has had in meeting the community's health care needs and provide a look at current needs, legislation and initiatives.
Services and the social justice program following are open to the public and no registration is required. Please visit our website (www.bethelsudbury.org) or call the Beth El office at 978-443-9622 for more information.
4. WHAT TO CELEBRATE TODAY: Today is Winnie the Pooh Day. Winnie the Pooh Day is an opportunity to enjoy your favorite bear and all of his friends. This day was created to celebrate the birth of A.A .Milne in 1882. He was an author of children's story books, and created Winnie the Pooh and his friends.
5. THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1733 — The first polar bear was exhibited in America, in Boston; 1778 — Captain James Cook became the first European to visit the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii); 1782 — Daniel Webster was born in Salisbury, New Hampshire; 1912 — The ill-fated Scott expedition reached the South Pole, only to discover Amundsen had been there first; 1993 — All 50 states joined in the observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.