Warmer Friday, Quilt Display at NEAM, The Mystery of Edwin Drood at Broad Brook Opera House

Five Things or Friday.


1. Hey it’s Friday, seems like it took forever for this to get here, didn’t? Anyway today will be partly cloudy with a high temperature of 82 degrees, according to The Weather Channel. Tonight will have a 40 percent chance for showers late with a low temperature of 58 degrees.

2. On This Day  in: 1814, Francis Scott Key wrote the "Star-Spangled Banner," a poem originally known as "Defense of Fort McHenry," after witnessing the British bombardment of Fort McHenry, MD, during the War of 1812. The song became the official U.S. national anthem on March 3, 1931; 1901, President William McKinley died of gunshot wounds inflicted by an assassin. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt, at age 42, succeeded him;  1975, Pope Paul VI declared Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton the first U.S.-born saint; and 1994, it was announced that the season was over for the National Baseball League on the 34th day of the players strike. The final days of the regular season were canceled.

3. 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.

4. The Opera House Players is presenting The Mystery of Edwin Drood, the solve-it-yourself musical through September 23, at the , 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.

5. The , A Bike Ride for Sight, will be held September 30. For more information, .


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