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Five Things to Start Your Day: Nov. 16

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

1. FORECAST:

Friday: Partly sunny. Highs near 50.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. Near 50.

Sunday: Partly sunny and breezy. Low 50s.

2. EVERYONE LOVES A CABARET: The ABRHS Choruses present their 18th annual Cabaret Night on Friday & Saturday, November 16 & 17 at 7:30 pm in the HS Auditorium at 36 Charter Road, Acton.  This year’s show will include plenty of comedy and dance numbers, instrumental groups, and vocal music of all styles, including Broadway, folk, contemporary, and a cappella.   All tickets are $10 & they may be purchased at ABRHS lunches, Red, White, & Brew in W. Acton, or by contacting Jennifer Moss at jmoss@abschools.org.

3. TALK WITH STATE REP. CONROY: State Rep. Tom Conroy will hold office hours today from 10:30 - 11 a.m. at the Sudbury Senior Center. No appointments are necessary and meetings are held on a first come, first serve basis.

4. WHAT TO CELEBRATE TODAY: Today is Button Day. Button Day is a fun day to collect, use, and just enjoy buttons. Button come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, colors and designs. There is an amazingly endless variety of buttons for your collection. But, wait a minute.... is that the meaning of this day!? Maybe, the purpose of this day is to wear buttons. You know, those diverse buttons that send a message for political purposes. Or, ones that have funny sayings. Or, a button with a smiley face to cheer everyone up.

5. THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1864: General Sherman and his troops began their "March to the sea" during the Civil War; 1907: Oklahoma became the 46th state; 1933: The United States and the Soviet Union established diplomatic relations; 1973: President Nixon signed the bill authorizing the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline; 2004: President George W. Bush nominated Condoleezza Rice to replace Colin Powell as secretary of state.

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