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Five Things: Stories, Cell Phones, Meetings and More

A quick look at what you need to see, do and know on Jan. 8 in Concord.

1. Story Time with Puppets: At 10:30 a.m. today at Barefoot Books, you can find a spot on the storyteller throne, pick out your child's favorite Folkmanis puppet (or try a new one on for style!) and let the tales begin at "Puppet Storytime."

2. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, public meetings posted for today include the Conservation Coffee at 7:30 a.m., the Council on Aging at 5:30 p.m., the Concord School Committee at 6 p.m., the Planning Board at 7 p.m., the Library Committee at 7 p.m. and the Comprehensive Sustainable Energy Committee at 7:30 p.m.

3. Cell Phones for Soldiers Collection Drive: Through Jan. 31, the Holy Family Parish Youth Ministry and the non-profit Cell Phones for Soldiers are asking Concord residents to help troops call home by donating gently-used cellular phones. Residents can donate their phones at the specially marked boxes at the entrances to Holy Family Parish Church in Monument Square or at the Holy Family Parish Offices at 55 Church Street in West Concord.

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5. A Little Bit Warmer Now: Should be mostly sunny with a high of 43 today, according to the National Weather Service, which predicts a clear evening with a low of 24.

andy January 09, 2013 at 12:23 AM
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