Five Things to Start Your Day: March 14
A few facts, figures and tidbits to start your Thursday.
Thursday: Breezy and cool. Lots of clouds and a little sun. A few flurries possible. Upper 30s to low 40s.
Friday: Sun & clouds. Highs from 38-42. Northwest wind 5-10mph.
Saturday: Cloudy skies with a few rain showers, a few wet snow flakes mixed in the rain across southern NH. All done by 6pm! Dry during the evening & at night. Daytime temps in the low 40s & evening temps in the 30s.
2. WILLY WONKA, JR.:ECMS Theatre Troupe presents Willy Wonka, Jr., today at 6 p.m. at Curtis Middle School.
Willy Wonka is opening his factory to five lucky kids - who will find the Golden Tickets and get this chance of a lifetime? Willy Wonka is the classic tale of the famed "candy man" and the five lucky Golden Ticket winners - only one of whom is deserving. This story is hilarious and heartwarming, with songs and characters that everyone will enjoy!
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for child/student/senior citizens.
A limited quantity of tickets will be available to the general public by emailing email@example.com. Requests will be fulfilled in the order that they arrive, based on availability.
All tickets will be held at the will call desk prior to each performance.
3. FREE SWING DANCE LESSONS: Free swing dance lessons are being offered to anyone wanting to learn or simply brush the rust off, in preparation for Acton-Boxborough RHS Jazz Band’s “Take The AB Train” Swing Dance. Lessons are being offered Thursday, March 14 and 21, 7-8 p.m. Contact Mark Hickey at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
4. ODD HOLIDAYS HELD TODAY: Today is National Potato Chip Day. National Potato Chip Day celebrates the ever popular potato chip. Potato chips are America's No. 1 snack food. But, it's not just a snack food. It's the potato of choice for many lunchtime and dinner meals. Regular (or plain) potato chips are by far the most popular. Other popular flavors are barbecue, sour cream and onion, oil & vinegar, and ranch.
- 1743 — The first town meeting was held in Boston, Massachusetts, at Faneuil Hall.
- 1794 — The cotton gin was patented by Eli Whitney.
- 1939 — The Republic of Czechoslovakia was dissolved, soon to be occupied by the Nazis.
- 1950 — The FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list made its debut.
- 1958 — Perry Como's single "Catch a Falling Star" became the first RIAA gold record.
- 1964 — Jack Ruby was found guilty of the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald, alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy.
- 1990 — The Soviet Congress voted Mikhail Gorbachev into the newly-created and powerful position of president.