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Five Things You Need To Know: Jan. 16

A look at what's coming up in and around Wakefield.

Today is Wednesday, January 16th. Here are five things you need to know.

Weather: Be careful with this morning’s commute. The National Weather Service forecasts 1 or 2 inches of snow for the Boston area before 3 p.m. today, with some more rain or snow expected after 5 p.m. Thursday forecast calls for the more typical non-winter weather we get these days – sunny with a high near 38. 

Travel And Nature Series: The Beebe Library has announced a new series of travel and nature presentations with Bill Gette of Mass Audubon and Jeff Klapes, aka “The Traveling Librarian,” who is also head of the reference department. The first one focuses on bald eagles and takes place Wednesday, January 30 at 7 p.m. For a complete schedule of the presentations, click here

After The Holidays: The McCarthy Senior Center is holding an After the Holidays Breakfast and Yankee Swap Re-Gift next Friday, January 18th starting at 8:30 p.m. Cost is $3 and reservations are required. Call (781) 245-3312.

Sweet Jazz: On Sunday, February 10th at 2 p.m., the Lynnfield High School jazz ensembles and the youth jazz band present an Afternoon Of Sweet Jazz. $10 admission fee includes a dessert buffet and helps fund the LHS music program. $8 admission for students and seniors.

Gathering Change: Today, Whole Foods in Swampscott will donate 5% of your pre-tax purchase to Gathering Change, Inc. This Lynnfield-based nonprofit group gathers donated pocket change at various events to help support North Shore food pantries.

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