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5 Things You Need to Know Today: May 21

Sorry it's Monday. But the holiday weekend is within sight. Tonight, the Board of Selectmen meet, and kids read to dogs at the library. Also, learn about a pretty awesome adventure club.

Our morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations.

1. Kids read to a furry buddy named Christopher at the today as part of this regular

2. In case you missed it,

3. The Board of Selectmen meet tonight at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall. At this meeting, which is always open to the public, the agenda includes voting on elected officers, Allison Lane accepting a donation for umbrellas at McAffee Park and an application or a common victualler license for Trombetta's.

4. The Adventure Crew is an outdoor adventure group for teens that goes ziplining, backpacking, whitewater rafting and more.

5. On this day in history, in 1881, according to history.com, "In Washington, D.C., humanitarians Clara Barton and Adolphus Solomons found the American National Red Cross, an organization established to provide humanitarian aid to victims of wars and natural disasters in congruence with the International Red Cross."

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