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Five Things to Start Your Day: Jan. 28

A few facts, figures and tidbits to start your work week.

Five Things to Start Your Day: Jan. 28

1. FORECAST:

Monday: Clouds thicken, snow develops between 2-5PM. Slick PM commute possible. 1-3" expected by midnight with the change to freezing drizzle/sleet, then drizzle. Highs near 30.

Tuesday: Clouds and a few patches of drizzle early. Temps near 40.

Wednesday: Warm and breezy. Temps crack the 55 degree mark. Few late-day showers around, steadier rain at night, into Thursday morning.

2. EXTREME COUPONING: Do you want to learn how to save up to 50-100% on groceries including meat, dairy, seafood, organic food, produce and more? In this class you will also be taught how to save on back to school items, household goods, clothing, medication, office supplies, customized items and MORE!  This is done every day in our local stores and you can learn how to do it too! Don’t just survive in this difficult economy but thrive. This is a fun 2 1/2 hour class. As a suggestion, please bring to this event one or more non-perishable food item(s) to be donated to the local food pantry.

Elizabeth Lahens is an Extreme Couponer from Webster and owner of www.extremecoupontoday.com. She has gotten a $375 grocery bill down to ZERO with coupons and you can do it, too.

Course costs $30 and will be held at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School at 7 p.m.

3. AUDITIONS FOR 'FRIENDS OF BROADWAY': The Performing Arts Connection is looking for female singers and dancers ages 7-20 years old for its 2013 13th season tour.

The Friends of Broadway performs songs and dances from hit Broadway musicals and popular artists of yesterday and today. The 60-minute concert is family friendly, interactive, and explodes with talent and excitement.

Audition & Call Back Dates & Location: Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 7:30pm and Friday, Feb. 8 at 6:15pm (attend only one date) by appointment only.

Appointments are scheduled in 30-minute intervals. Book your appointment by visiting https://www.familyid.com/the-performing-arts-connection-samm-entertainment.

Call backs will be held Sunday, Feb. 10 from 4-8pm. The call back list will be announced by voicemail at 508-450-7847 after 9pm on Feb. 8.

Auditions, call backs, and rehearsals will be held at The Performing Arts Connection, 31 Union Avenue, Sudbury.

4. WHAT TO CELEBRATE TODAY: Today is Fun at Work Day. Fun at Work Day is a day to have fun at work for once. Ideally, work should be fun. But normally, work is not intended to have fun. It's intended to get work done. You're a very lucky person, if you if you can get work done and have fun doing it. The lucky souls in this situation, love their job.

Unfortunately, all of us are not lucky enough to have a job that's fun to do. If that's you, then today is a day just for you! Think of ways to make your job more fun and exciting. Look to do some fun things at work today, even if it takes away from production just a wee bit.

5. THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1915 — Congress passed legislation creating the U.S. Coast Guard; 1916 — The first Jewish Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Louis Brandeis, was appointed; 1986 — U.S. shuttle Challenger exploded 72 seconds after lift off, killing all seven crew members aboard, including school teacher Christa McAuliffe; 1999 — The creation of Element 114 is announced by scientists; 2003 — In his second State of the Union Address, President Bush presents case for war with Iraq.

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