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Five Things You Need to Know Today: February 29

It's a leap year day! Because a year is actually a fraction over 365 days long, the Gregorian calendar inserts an extra day at the end of February every 4 years.

1. Leap day weather: a Winter Storm Watch has been . Snow is expected to start after 2 p.m., and continue into the evening. An 80 to 100 percent chance of snow, according to the National Weather Service. Highs of 36ºF, lows of 30ºF. 
[Update: The latest predictions from the National Weather Service say two to four inches of snow may well fall tonight, with less than another inch overnight. 11:06 a.m.]

2.  tonight. At 6 p.m., she's at the  to discuss her latest book, "Lone Wolf." The book chronicles a battle between a brother and sister whose father is on life-support--she wants to pull the plug, he does not. Act quickly, before all of the tickets are gone. Buy them online or head into the for a ticket ($5) or copy of the book (with a ticket).

3. The big night is here: The . At the , at 6 p.m. tonight, residents, commuters, the Board of Selectmen, some MBTA representatives and legislators wil gather to discuss the prospect of cutting MBTA services and increasing fares

4. Tonight's installment of the  's  starts off at 6:30 p.m. Rev. Dorsey McConnell and Assisting Priest the Rev. Beth Maynard are talking about temptation, glory, and the resources of prayer. 

5. Do you want to , but aren't really sure how it's done? Get a clue at 7 p.m. tonight. A new local group, Savory Living, is heading to the  for a free workshop on the subject. get some tips and information from some fired-up helpers. 

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