Five Things to Start Your Day: Jan. 10

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


Thursday: Still mild with mostly sunny skies. Highs in the lower 40s---windy though (you can still subtract 5 points for that). Northwest wind 15-25mph early in the day will subside.

Friday: Cloudy skies. Some rain showers by the afternoon. Highs in the low to mid 40s.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Mild...yet again. Highs near 50.

2. TAKE UP YOGA: You will be introduced to basic poses, breath awareness, and the concept of deep relaxation. You will move at a comfortable pace exploring each pose while gradually and gently gaining flexibility and strength. Come as you are and enjoy the benefits of stretching and strengthening. Class will end with a 10-minute deep relaxation that will give you a feeling of serenity and rejuvenation. Classes will be held at Exchange Hall in Acton at 6:30 p.m.


Per Class $ 12

5 Class Pass $ 55

10 Class Pass $ 100

20 Class Pass $ 180

3. BECOME A BOY SCOUT: Troop 63 in Sudbury was chartered Aug. 1, 1967, and is a member of the Boy Scouts of America, Knox Trail Council (Liberty District).  The troop meets weekly in Sudbury for a variety of fun activities, scout led trip planning, and ceremonies to celebrate rank advancement. The troop enjoys monthly activities like camping and hiking at Nobscot Boy Scout Reservation in Sudbury, biking trips on Cape Cod and the Islands, and ice climbing in Glenn, New Hampshire. If you're a boy age 11, or at least 10 and have completed the fifth grade, or have earned the Cub Scout Arrow of LightAward and want more information, call John Howard at 978-440-8648.

4. WHAT TO CELEBRATE TODAY: Today is Peculiar People Day. Peculiar People Day is in honor of uniquely different people. Un-ordinary, extraordinary, unusual, strange, odd, uncommon, intriguing, different, abnormal, and quirky.... These are all things that we think of to describe the word "peculiar." Most of these characteristics can be viewed as good, or not so good. Today is a day to look for the good in your peculiar acquaintances.

5. THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 2012 — U.S. 2012 Presidential contender Mitt Romney wins the New Hampshire Republican primary; Ron Paul places second, Jon Huntsman places third; 1997 — 4,000th episode of "Entertainment Tonight"; 1991 U.S. Congress begins debate on Persian Gulf crisis; 1990 NCAA approves random drug testing for college football players.


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