Five Things You Need to Know Today, December 14

The boys and girls basketball teams open their schedule on Friday with tilts against Woburn.

"Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.

1. It'll be a pristine day to end the week in Wilmington. According to Weather.com, temperatures rise to about 48° on Friday as the weekend arrives. Skies will be sunny throughout the day and and there is a zero percent chance of rain.

2. As of tonight, it's officially basketball season. The girls basketball team opens its season with a home game at 7 p.m. against Woburn while the boys team begins its season as well on the road at 7 p.m. against the same foe.

3. Giving blood saves lives, and it can also earn you a snack too. Wilmington Congregational Church holds a blood drive from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday. Anyone who gives blood will be given a free appetizer or dessert from Chili's. For more details on blood donation, visit www.redcrossblood.org.

4. Winter's a great time to skate, and you can learn how on Friday. Ristuccia Arena offers a Learn-to-Skate class each week from 4-4:50 p.m. or 5:20-6:10 p.m. You can learn the basics of freestyle skating, which includes jumps and spins. There is also a Learn-to-Skate hockey class as well. For more information, visit wilmingtonfsc.com.

5. Time still remains for you to Deck the House and win big. You could win $100,000 for Wilmington Public Schools if you enter your house in our Deck the House Contest. Your home could be a national winner, or you could have your electric bill paid this holiday season. Do Wilmington proud!


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