1. Enjoy a tonight at . The Jazz Band performs at 7:30 p.m. under the direction of Jim Hilbie. Students will perform a series of selections including contemporary and classic jazz favorites and works from Thomas “Fats” Waller.
2. The continues Wednesday, April 25 at . Paul Hendrickson, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, will discuss Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934-1961. The book traces the latter part of Hemingway’s life. The discussion takes place between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the individual program are $20 per person or $15 per person if you are a member. Tickets can be purchased online at the Mystic Seaport or by calling 860-572-5399.
3. It’s Primary Day. Registered Republicans head to the polls today to cast their vote for a 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate.
According to a press release from the Connecticut Secretary of State, "the order of the Republican presidential candidates on the ballot is Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, and Rick Santorum, followed by a ballot line for 'uncommitted.'" If voters encounter any difficulties casting ballots during the day the the Secretary of the State’s office and the State Elections Enforcement Commission encourage them to contact the Election Day hotline at 1-866-SEEC-INFO (1-866-733-2463) or email email@example.com.
In Stonington all five polling districts will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Polling Locations For Stonington Residents are as follows:
- District One votes at the at 100 Main St., in Stonington Borough.
- District Two votes at the at 33 Liberty St., in Pawcatuck.
- District Three votes at at 35 Deans Mill Rd., in Stonington.
- District Four votes at the B.F. Hoxie Engine Company at the at 34 Broadway Ave., in Mystic.
- District Five votes at the at 49 North Stonington Rd., in Old Mystic.
If you’re still not sure where to go visit http://www.dir.ct.gov/sots/LooUp.aspx to find your polling location and check your voter registration.
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4. The Library of Congress was established on April 24, 1800 when President John Adams approved legislation for the purchase of books.
5. Today's thought: "When fortune smiles, embrace her." —Thomas Fuller