Five Things, Including Winter SongFest!

And RMHS wrestling.

1) A tale of two forecasts. No more clouds and rain for the early part of the day, as Weather Underground predicts sunny conditions with highs in the lower 50s. Tonight, however, is another matter entirely. Snow is likely this evening, with the possibility of an inch or so of accumulation. Temperatures will be in the lower 30s.

2) Winter Songfest! Reading Memorial High School choral groups to perform at . Please join high school select groups Fermata Nowhere and the Crescendudes, the RMHS Mixed Choir, and RMHS Singers for an evening of holiday cheer. Come and support these groups, and welcome back alumni from recent years who will join current choral students for the annual rendition of "Let the River Run," which is always a wonderful highlight to this festive season. All groups will perform under the direction of Ms. Kristin Killian beginning at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at RMHS.

3) Sports. The Rockets wrestlers take to the mat Thursday night against Middlesex League Large rival Winchester at 7 p.m. The meet will be held at the RMHS Field House.

4) Learn to belly dance. Looking for something interesting to do? Why not ? Join Dorothea as she teaches all age groups, from any town, the art of belly dancing. Classes are held at the , and cost $12 per class or $6 per class for those over 60. Call Dorothea for more information at: (781) 438-7663.

5) Don’t tread on me. On this day, in 1775, the Continental Congress creates a Continental Navy, naming Esek Hopkins, Esq., as the fleet’s commander-in-chief. Four captains were named to the fledgling service: Dudley Saltonstall, Abraham Whipple, Nicholas Biddles and John Burrows Hopkins, and their respective vessels, the Alfred, Columbus, Andrew Doria and Cabot became the Navy’s first ships. Five first lieutenants, including John Paul Jones, future American hero, were also commissioned.


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