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Five Things to Start Your Day: Jan. 11

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

1. FORECAST:

Friday: Some early sun then becoming cloudy by noon. A few sprinkles likely after 4pm. Highs near 40. Showers likely at night.

Saturday: Cloudy skies. Temps in the low 40s.

Sunday: Still a lot of clouds around. Peeks of sun too. Continued mild. Highs in the mid 50s, low 50s for the Patriots game.

2. OPEN DOOR THEATER PRESENTS 'ANNIE': Open Door Theater of Acton's production of “Annie” will run January 11-January 20th at the Dragonfly Theater at RJ Grey Junior High, 16 Charter Road, Acton. One performance will feature a live ASL interpretation (January 13th at 2:00 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, January 19 at 12:00 pm).  For more information or to order tickets visit www.opendoortheater.org.

3. COMEDY-HYPNOSIS SHOW: The show entitled, "Hypnosis Gone Wild!" with hypnotist Dan Candell allows you to "See the show, or be the show!"  The show is open to the general public today at 7 p.m. at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, and tickets are $10 at the door.  Audience participation in the show is encouraged, but not required.  Audience volunteers will "become the show" by being hypnotized and performing live.  Proceeds will be donated to the Invisible Children organization, which focuses on aiding children and families in central African nations affected by the actions of wanted war criminal Joseph Kony.

4. WHAT TO CELEBRATE TODAY: Today is Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend's Day. Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day is undoubtedly a day just for mischievous fun. After all, any kid knows that splashing and jumping into puddles is fun. And, when that results in splashing a friend, your joy is complete.

5. THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1935 - Amelia Earhart Putnam became the first woman to fly solo from Hawaii to California; 1964 - U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry released a report that said that smoking cigarettes was a definite health hazard; 1973 - Owners of American League baseball teams voted to adopt the designated-hitter rule on a trial basis; 2000 - The merger between AOL and Time Warner was approved by the U.S. government with restrictions; 2002 - Thomas Junta, 44, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for beating another man to death at their son's hockey practice in Massachusetts. The incident occurred on July 5, 2000.

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