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Five Things to Start Your Day: Feb. 26

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

1. FORECAST:

Tuesday: Sun then clouds. Few rain/snow showers at night. Low 40s.

Wednesday: Rain and wind move in. Could be a wintry mix outside 495 and north of the Pike during the morning commute. Upper 30s to near 40.

Thursday: Damp and raw. Chilly. Some snowflakes or showers. Mid and upper 30s.

2. THE WIZARD OF OZ AUDITIONS: Metrowest Family Theater is seeking men, women, and children ages 7 and older for its June production of "The Wizard of Oz" to be presented at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown (Mosesian Theater).

Auditions, call backs, and rehearsals held at The Performing Arts Connection in Sudbury.

Tech week and shows at the Arsenal Center.

Auditions will be held Sunday, March 3 at 12pm and Tuesday, March 5 at 8pm (attend one).  All will be taught a dance combination and will be asked to sing 32 bars of a song in the style of "Oz."  Please dress comfortably for dancing and bring sheet music in the key you wish to sing in (accompanist provided).  Please bring a recent photo and resume, if you have one.  Call backs, if necessary, will be held Wednesday, March 6 at 7:30pm.

Rehearsals run March 14 and 28 from 1-5pm and then May 5-June 16 (Sundays 1-5, Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-10pm) all at The Performing Arts Connection in Sudbury.  Every effort will be made to release young children early on school nights.  Tech rehearsals evenings of June 17, 18, and 19 with performances June 20-22 at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown (Mosesian Theater). 

All who are cast are expected to pay a production fee ($40 adults, $150 children 17 and under)

For more information, please email FOBma@aol.com or visit www.mftsudbury.  This production will be directed by Samantha Bower and choreographed by Carla German and Music Directed by John Bower.

3. INTERNET BASICS CLASS: Learn how to find weather forecasts, companies, ZIP codes, maps, directions and answer other everyday questions online. Registration required; contact the Acton Memorial Library Reference Department at 978-929-6543.

4. ODD HOLIDAYS CELEBRATED TODAY: Today is Carnival Day. Carnival Day celebrates a popular entertainment venue. Each year, millions of Americans flock to carnivals and put down big bucks to be entertained by death defying treats, clowns, elephants, lions, animal acts, and much more. Often, carnivals are preceded by a parade. Its a away to let the townspeople know that the carnival has come to town.

5. THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 1815 — Napoleon Bonaparte escaped from exile on the island of Elba.
  • 1870 — A 312-foot long pneumatic subway was opened in New York City; funding for a larger version never materialized.
  • 1919 — Grand Canyon National Park was established.
  • 1935 — RADAR (Radio Detection and Ranging) was first demonstrated by Robert Watson-Watt.
  • 1993 — A bomb exploded at the World Trade Center in New York. The blast killed six people and injured more than 1,000.

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