1. Welcome to Wednesday. After the rain and high winds of yesterday, today will see a cloudy morning and sunny afternoon with a high temperature of 69 degrees, according to The Weather Channel. Tonight will be mostly clear with a low temperature of 45 degrees.
2. Ahoy maties! Today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day. So Captain Kidd, run up the Jolly Roger and do your best Jack Sparrow imitation. Arrr!!!!
3. On This Day in: 1796, President George Washington's farewell address was published; 1876, Melville R. Bissell patented the carpet sweeper; 1957, the U.S. conducted its first underground nuclear test. The test took place in the Nevada desert; 1959, Nikita Khruschev was not allowed to visit Disneyland due to security reasons. Khrushchev reacted angrily; and 1982, Scott Fahlman became the first person to use :-) in an online message.
4. The New England Air Museum is hosting a quilt show entitled “Things with Wings: Airplanes and Quilts” to be held at the Museum September 17-23. The non-juried show gives museum visitors an opportunity to view an array of approximately 200 quilts among the museum’s collection of more than 80 aircraft.
Included will be special exhibits of WWII-era quilts as well as quilts with the theme “Things with Wings.” Guest lecturers and vendors will be featured on September 22 and 23rd. Included with price of admission on day of visit.
For more information, visit www.neam.org or call 860-623-3305.
5. The Opera House Players is presenting The Mystery of Edwin Drood, the solve-it-yourself musical through September 23, at the Broad Brook Opera House, 107 Main Street, Broad Brook. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets can be purchased online at www.operahouseplayers.org or by calling the box office at 860-292-6068.