Five Things to Start Your Day: Jan. 23
A few facts, figures and tidbits to start your Wednesday.
Wednesday: Numbing cold. Mostly sunny skies. Temps start near 0, but only rise into the lower teens.
Thursday: A morning start either side of 0 in the burbs, 5-10 in the city, then another cold afternoon with highs struggling to reach the low 20s.
Friday: Clouds move in with a chance of afternoon & evening snow. Track not certain--neither is the amount of snow. Highs in the 20s---that is certain.
2. RELAY FOR LIFE: Join the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Acton-Boxborough Committee members today to kickoff Relay’s 10th season! The Kickoff will take place at the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School Cafeteria at 6:30pm. This exciting meeting is in preparation for the 10th Annual Relay For Life of Acton-Boxborough taking place May 18-19 at beautiful NARA Park in Acton.
Each Kickoff attendee will be eligible for door prizes and will also get a first look at the 2013 Relay t-shirts! Team captains, volunteers, cancer survivors, caregivers and others interested in joining the fight against cancer are encouraged to attend. Pizza and refreshments will be served.
To RSVP, contact Ashlee Iber at 781-314-2652 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Relay For Life, go to www.relayforlife.org/actonma or check out the Facebook group “Acton-Boxborough Relay For Life.”
3. NEED HELP WITH MIDTERM STRESS?: All Lincoln-Sudbury students are welcome to visit the LS cafeteria todayfrom 9:30 to 11:30 am to help beat midterm stress. A variety of fun activities and special treats will be provided free of charge between morning and afternoon exams. Sponsored by the LSPO Stress Buster Committee.
4. WHAT TO CELEBRATE TODAY: Today is National Pie Day. The American Pie Council created this day simply to celebrate the pie. National Pie Day is a special day that is set aside to bake and cook all of your favorite pies. On this day, you are also encouraged to bake a few new pie recipes. And most importantly, it's a day to eat pies! A great way to celebrate National Pie Day is to bake some pies and give them away to friends, neighbors, and relatives. You never know, you may be starting a tradition of pie giving between your friends and family.
5. THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1849 — Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman physician in the U.S.; 1964 — The 24th Amendment to the Constitution, barring poll taxes, was ratified; 1973 — President Nixon announced that an accord had been reached to end the Vietnam War; 2002 — Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped by the National Movement for the Restoration of Pakistani Sovereignty; 2004 — Bob Keeshan, "Captain Kangaroo," died at age 76.