Five Things to Know on March 20: Win a Free Personal Movie Screening
A great way to start the day with a quick look at the events and happenings in town.
Welcome to “5 Things,” your daily source for community events, happenings in town and other little tidbits of information. Here are five things you need to know on Wednesday, March 20.
1. Sun: Some of the rain and slush from Tuesday’s storm may be frozen to start the day on Wednesday, and eventually the temperature will get to about 40 degrees under sunny skies. But it will also be windy, with gusts up to 30 miles per hour out of the west.
2. Spring: The first day of spring is officially Wednesday. The spring equinox will occur exactly at 7:02 a.m.
3. Floods: While Tuesday’s rain didn’t amount to much, spring brings a rainy part of the year. This week is Flood Safety Awareness Week and a big part of the campaign is to raise awareness of the danger of driving through water. Both the National Weather Service and Federal Emergency Management Authority are using the saying “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” to remind people what to do if they encounter water on the road. For us, this brings back though of the Mother’s Day flood in 2006.
4. Ice Cream: There’s a new flavor at Cherry Farm Creamery on Conant Street - Champion Chip Ice Cream. The flavor is in honor of the Danvers High School boys basketball team’s back-to-back Division 3 state championships. It's blue vanilla with white chocolate chips, chocolate chocolate chips and marshmallow swirl.
5. The Host: Want to win a personal screening of “The Host” for you and 50 of your friends? The Stephanie Meyer film comes out of March 29 but the personal screening would be be the night beforehand at the AMC Loews theater at Liberty Tree Mall. To enter, all you have to do is “Like,” tweet or +1 the contest page.
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