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5 Things You Need To Know Today—Thursday, Nov. 17

Thanksgiving lunch at the Milano Center today and St. Mary's School hosts an open house tonight.

Today is Thursday, Nov. 17—453 years ago today, the Elizabethan Age began in England—and here are Melrose's five fast facts for the day:

1) Clouds and storms will, in time, pass away: A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51. Northwest wind between 8 and 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Tonight, mostly clear with a low around 34. West wind between 13 and 16 mph. (Forecast by the National Weather Service.)

2) A turkey turkey dee and a turkey turkey do: The Milano Senior Center will host a , followed by Magician Stephen Brenner, who will bring a variety of surprises and a cast of furry characters. Reservations needed—call the Center's receptionist at (781) 662-6886.

3) A poet!—He hath put his heart to school: St. Mary's School will host an , when parents can tour the school, visit classrooms, meet teachers and learn about the school's programs and offerings.

4) Here comes the brand new flavor: Here are today's specials around Melrose:

  • : Soup—Black Bean; Lunch—Grilled Chicken Quesadilla; Dinner—Ancho Pulled Pork w/ Refried Beans & Rice  ($9.99) [Note: menu subject to change.]
  • Do you own a Melrose eatery? E-mail your daily specials to danield@patch.com by 6 p.m. and we'll include them in next morning's .

5) This ghost lay in a ditch on Thursday: Here's today's lineup of weekly columns that run each Thursday on Melrose Patch:

  • Get Out: Looking for something to do this weekend? Our roundup of stuff to do this weekend in Melrose and nearby posts at 11 a.m.
  • : Find out if you have new neighbors. Our roundup of five home sales in Melrose this past week posts at noon—Realtors, add your own recent sales to our gallery!
  • Poll of the Week: We'll run a poll every Thursday asking you to weigh in with a quick click on the topic du jour. Check back at 1:30 p.m. for this week's question. We'll compile the answers into an article next week.
  • : Each week, we ask you for your top picks in a wide variety of categories. Check back at 3 p.m. for your answers.

As always, check our calendar for the full slate of events—and add your own!

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