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Fundraiser at Red Stone Pub, Civil War Lecture Series, and the Patch Newsletter

5 things you need to know about Simsbury on Wednesday, May 9, 2012.

Good morning Simsbury! Today is Wednesday, May 9, 2012 and there are 236 days left in the year.

Today's Weather: The rain will continue today with a chance of thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service daily forecast. The temperature is expected to reach a high of 69 degrees.

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms expected before 3 a.m. with an overnight low around 53 degrees.

Simsbury bike enthusiasts should pull up a bar stool at the tonight for the Bike Sculpture Fundraiser event tonight at 5:30 p.m. There will be a guest bartender serving up drinks and a portion of the proceeds will go towards purchasing the bike sculpture crafted by local artist Vicente Garcia. Donations will also be accepted.

For the local history buffs, the Salmon Brook Historical Society is presenting the second part of a three part Lecture Series on the Civil War tonight at 6:45 p.m. Tonight's presentation will be The Words of Granby's Civil War Soldiers and Families. Local residents will bring to life original letters and diaries written by Granby soldiers and their families. The event will be held at the workshop at Holcomb Farm in West Granby and admission at the door is $5.

The artwork of local comic legend Free Lunch Comics: Fish, Food, and Other Junk will be on display at the until May 25. Be sure to visit the gallery before the end of the exhibit! To schedule a viewing contact the school at (860) 651-3341.

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