1. Welcome to Election Tuesday, you will have nice weather to get out and cast your vote, It will be sunny with a high temperature of 68 degrees, according to The Weather Channel. The low temperature will be 41 degrees with mostly clear skies tonight.
2. There will be two events in observance of Veterans Day this week, the Windsor Locks Veterans Council announced.
The first will be at 10 a.m. Saturday when The American Legion Post and The Veterans of Foreign Wars will assemble at St. Mary’s Cemetery for a service for the town’s deceased veterans. The group will then proceed to Grove Cemetery for a similar service.
The services are to honor the more than 1,320 veteran who are buried in both cemeteries. All services and a brief program at will be under the direction of the master of ceremonies Jerry R. Mayes, past commander of the local American Legion Post.
At 5 p.m. Sunday, there will be a Veteran's Day Concert at the Auditorium.
The U.S. Navy Band Northeast from Newport, RI will perform a variety of selections from Broadway musicals and the big band era to honor our veterans.The concert will be free and open to the public.
A special seating area of the auditorium will be reserved for all veterans and their familys for the concert. Please notify the attendants that you are a Veteran as you enter the auditorium that day.
3. The Opera House Players will present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA from November 11 through 27, at the , 107 Main Street, Broad Brook, CT. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.operahouseplayers.org or by calling the box office at 860-292-6068. The production is directed by Barbara M. Washer, with music direction by Debbie Curylo, and choreography by Bryna Kearney.
This family-friendly musical is a wonderful story of love, wishes and dreams coming true. The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance.
The cast of Cinderella, in conjunction with the Opera House Players, has partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut to put the show’s theme of hopes, dreams and wishes coming true into action in your community. In addition to attending the show, community members are encouraged to make a donation to Make-A-Wish:
http://friends.wish.org/054-000/page/Barbara-Washer/Cinderella-Makes-Wishes-Come-True.htm The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
4. Today is Dunce Day. It is the anniversary of the death of John Duns Scotus, according to associatedcontent.com.
Scotus was a medieval scholar educated at Oxford. He was also philosopher and theologian. Born in Duns, Scotland in 1308, he became known as the originator of the "dunce cap". This was a conical cap, probably made out of felt or other materials that kept it rigid in an upright position and with the letter "D" or "Dunce" imprinted on it. He believed that the cone shaped hat would funnel knowledge into the brains of students.
5. On this day in: 1793, The Louvre Museum, in Paris, opened to the public for the first time; 1887, Doc Holliday died at the age of 35. The gun fighting dentist died from tuberculosis in a sanitarium in Glenwood Springs, Co; 1933, the Civil Works Administration was created by executive order by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The organization was designed to create jobs for more than 4 million unemployed people in the United States; 1959, Elgin Baylor of the Minneapolis Lakers, scored 64 points and set a National Basketball Association scoring record; and 2000, in Florida, a statewide recount began to decide the winner of the 2000 U.S. presidential election.