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5 Things You Need to Know Today: March 30

Take a walk at your favorite park in Shrewsbury today.

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. I don't know about you, but I love getting free stuff, especially when it takes little or no effort from me and gets me big rewards. For the next month, is having a Facebook contest to give away four free hours of babysitting. Click on their Facebook page, like their page and post the words, "SeekingSitters Easy Safe Babysitting Solutions" in the comments to be entered. The contest ends on April 29 and a winner will be picked on May 1.

2. Bring your kids to the Music in Motion class at the , 10 a.m., 609 Main St.

3. Check out Shrewsbury's future stars at the Talent Show tonight with students from . The performances start at 6:30 p.m. at the auditorium.

4. Though the weather has turned a bit colder, today is the perfect day to walk in your favorite park. It's Take a Walk in a Park Day. Shrewsbury is lucky to have 19 parks throughout the town, not including the parks at the local schools. Where's your favorite park in Shrewsbury? Tell us in the comments.

5. On this day in 1981, a crazed fan of Jodi Foster shot President Ronald Reagan. He was attempting to get the attention of the actress. Reagan survived the shooting, but three others were shot including a White House press secretary, a police officer and secret service agent. The press secretary suffered permanent brain damage, but everyone else, including the president, recovered, according to history.com.

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