Five Things to Start Your Day: March 15
A few facts, figures and tidbits to end your workweek.
Friday: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy. Upper 30s to low 40s.. Northwest wind 5-10mph.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy skies with a few snow showers around. Won't amount to much. Highs near 40.
Sunday: Wee bit cold laddie with temps near 40. At least it's dry. Mostly sunny skies.
2. GREEN WITH CHEMISTRY: Engage in a little “green” science. Whip up a batch of green slime or sink your hands into some green oobleck. Is it a liquid or a solid…or both? Fun begins at 1:30 p.m. at 177 Main St, Acton. Cost is
3. SHABBAT RINAH AT CONGREGATION BETH EL:Congregation Beth El of Sudbury is pleased to welcome the community to a special Friday evening service. Shabbat Rinah (Shabbat of Joyous Song) is an innovative Friday evening service for people of all ages. Its focus is on music with poetic readings and personal reflections interspersed to enhance the prayer experience and create an atmosphere of delight and inspiration. Led by Beth El’s Cantor Lorel Zar-Kessler and Rabbi David Thomas, all who attend are encouraged to join in joyous and meditative singing accompanied by talented musicians from the congregation. Service begins at 6 p.m.
4. ODD HOLIDAYS HELD TODAY: Today is Dumbstruck Day. Dumbstruck Day is a day to be totally dumbstruck over the things you see, hear and read. You may easily be dumbstruck to read that someone created this special day. Some people are dumbstruck on a regular basis, day in and day out. The events in their lives and the world around them are overwhelming. Fortunately, that's not you (we hope).
- 44 B.C. — On the “Ides of March,” Julius Caesar was stabbed to death in the senate house by a group of conspirators led by Cimber, Casca, Cassius, and Marcus Junius Brutus.
- 1493 — Christopher Columbus returned to Spain after his first visit to the Western Hemisphere.
- 1820 — Maine became the 23rd state.
- 1937 — The first hospital blood bank in the United States was established, in Chicago, at Cook County Hospital.
- 1965 — President Lyndon Johnson asked Congress for legislation guaranteeing every American the right to vote.
- 2004 — Scientists reported the discovery of Sedna, the most distant object in the solar system.