Jul 28, 2014

Five Things to Start Your Day: Jan. 3

A few facts, figures and tidbits to start your Thursday.

Five Things to Start Your Day: Jan. 3


Thursday: Cold with partly sunny skies. Highs in the mid 20s.

Friday: Bit milder with mostly sunny skies. Highs in the mid 30s.

Saturday: Fantastic winter day with mostly sunny skies. Highs near 40.

2. OPEN DOOR THEATER PRESENTS 'ANNIE': Open Door Theater of Acton's production of “Annie” will run Jan. 11-20 at the Dragonfly Theater at RJ Grey Junior High, 16 Charter Road, Acton. One performance will feature a live ASL interpretation (Jan. 13 at 2 pm), and one special performance will be an Autism-friendly show intended for adults and children with autism-spectrum disorders and their families and caregivers (Saturday, Jan. 19 at noon). For more information or to order tickets visit www.opendoortheater.org.

3. L-S HOSTING WINTER CONCERT: The L-S Civic Orchestra will hold its annual Winter Concert on Sunday, Jan. 6 at 4.30 pm in the LSRHS Auditorium. The Orchestra, conducted by Lincoln's Pip Moss, features adult and student musicians from Lincoln and Sudbury.

Admission of $10 for adults and $5 for students will be accepted at the door.

For more information, please contact Lucia Longnecker at lucialongnecker@gmail.com.

4. WHAT TO CELEBRATE TODAY: Today is Fruitcake Toss Day. Fruitcake Toss Day is your opportunity to finally throw away the old fruitcake. After the holidays are over, it's time to bring in the new, and toss out the old. Today is the day that the fruit cake goes ... hooray!

5. THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1920 — The New York Yankees acquired Babe Ruth and so began the "curse of the Bambino" that haunted the Boston Red Sox until 2004; 1947 — Congressional proceedings were televised for the first time; 1958 — Sir Edmund Hillary reached the South Pole overland; 1959 — Alaska became the 49th state in the United States; 1967 — Jack Ruby, the man who shot John Kennedy's assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, died; 1987 — Aretha Franklin became the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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