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Five Things to Start Your Day: Dec. 14

A few facts, figures and tidbits to end your workweek.

1. FORECAST:

Friday: More sunshine. Temps near 50.

Saturday: Sun gives way to clouds by afternoon. Cooler with temps in the lower 40s.

Sunday: Cloudy skies with patchy light snow & flurries. Should mix/change to light rain along the coast/Capes/Islands. Highs in the mid/upper 30s.

2. ADVENT SESSIONS: All are invited to attend Advent sessions on Sundays from noon to 1:30 pm at the West Acton Baptist Church in Acton. The study guide on the book “Modeling Mary in Christian Discipleship” by John Burns will be used. More details on the sessions can be found at www.westactonbaptistchurch.org or call the church for more information at 978-263-5902. A light lunch & childcare will be provided.

3. THE NUTCRACKER: Celebrate the season as Mass Ballet performs the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School at 7 p.m. Enjoy the beautiful costumes, music and dancing as young dancers from around the region bring Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Nutcracker to life. The show takes place with four performances the weekend of Dec. 14-16.

4. TIME'S RUNNING OUT TO WIN $500 TOWARD YOUR ELECTRIC BILL: Patch's "Deck the House" contest ends Sunday, and so is your chance to have Patch help pay your electric bill. Sudbury residents can join by clicking here; Acton residents by clicking here.

5. WHAT TO CELEBRATE TODAY: Today is National Bouillabaisse Day. Bouillabaisse is believed to have originated in Marseilles, France. It is extremely popular all around the Mediterranean, and is a specialty in ports across the region. Bouillabaisse is a fish stew or soup. All agree the fish should be white fillets. Recipes call for variety of fish, including cod, snapper, flounder, halibut, sea bass, monk fish, and more. 

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