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5 Things To Know on Jan. 30: First Day to File Federal Taxes

A great way to start the day with a quick look at the events and happenings in town.

Welcome to “5 Things,” your daily resource for community events, happenings in town and other little tidbits of information. Here are five things you need to know on Wednesday, Jan. 30.

1. Warm: Wednesday is forecasted to be a phenomenally warm day, with temperatures into the 50s. Unfortunately, the sky is expected to be cloudy and rainy. Winds will be gusty, especially later in the day.

2. Kindergarten: Registration for Danvers Public School kindergarten runs all week and continues on Wednesday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Peabody Institute Library. Be sure to bring all along all the required forms.

3. Coastal Geology: On Wednesday night you can learn more about our nearby maritime environment. Salem Sound Coastwatch begins its "Underwater in Salem Sound" series on Wednesday with Dr. Lindley Hanson speaking about the Geologic History and Evolution of Salem Sound at Abbot Library in Marblehead at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

4. Taxes: Wednesday is the first day that the Internal Revenue Service will accept individual federal tax returns, according to Vesey and Weeks in its latest blog post on Danvers Patch. It was delayed this year after some tax law changes went into effect on Jan. 2. Taxpayers that require more extensive forms such as residential energy credits, depreciation and amortization and general business credits will be able to file in late February or early March.

5. Tougias: Author Michael J. Tougias will be at the Peabody Institute Library of Danvers on Wednesday night to discuss his new book “A Storm Too Soon: A True Story of Disaster, Survival and Incredible Rescue.” He will be there at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The library asks that you RSVP online if you plan to attend.

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