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5 Things You Need to Know Today: March 26

Learn about your past and help out at the town cleanup day.

Our weekday morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations.

1. Help out with planning for the Shrewsbury Road Scholars 5k Race at 7 p.m., a the , 609 Main St.

2. Learn about your past at the  at 7 p.m., at the , 609 Main St.

3. On this day in 1997, a group of 39 people were found dead after a mass suicide in California. They were members of the Heaven's Gate cult that believed they would die and be able to go into an alien spaceship that was following the Hale-Bopp comet that passed near the earth in that year.

4. Get moving at the  class at 6:30 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 440 Main St. Cost is $8.

5. Town cleanup day is scheduled for Saturday, March 31 from 9 to 11 a.m. Stop by the Parks and Recreation Department to sign up or fill out this form.

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