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Five Things to Know on Feb. 1: Learn How to Use Google Earth

An essential get-me-going daily morning column from Hamilton-Wenham Patch.

Today is Friday, Feb. 1. Here are five things you need to know in Hamilton and Wenham:

1. Wind: The sun is expected to be in the sky for most of the day on Friday, but the wind will still stick around. The wind is forecasted to blow at 15-20 miles per hour with gusts up to 30 mph. Temperatures will get into the mid-30s.

2. Google Earth: Google Earth is a pretty amazing program – if you know how to use it. On Friday, there’s an opportunity to learn more about Google Earth at Hamilton-Wenham Library from 10:15 a.m.-noon. Dennis Dixon will put on the free program and will demonstrate “some clever features.”

3. Tourism: The North of Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau is holding it 7th annual “Tourism Summit” on Friday at the Boston Marriott Peabody on Centennial Drive. The region runs from the Merrimack Valley across to Cape Ann and south to Malden and Revere – including Hamilton and Wenham. The theme of the summit is “Think Locally, Act Regionally” and the keynote speaker at lunchtime will be Erik Rodenhiser, owner of the Griffen Theatre.

4. Red: The No. 1 color to wear on Friday is red. An effort is being organized by the American Heart Association for people to wear red in an effort to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease. Those that wear red on Friday and donate $5 toward “Go Red For Women” get a red dress pin.

5. Abatements: Friday is the statewide deadline to file for an abatement with the Board of Assessors. The paperwork must be dropped off at Town Hall in your town by the end of the day or be postmarked by Friday to be considered. 

To find out what is going on today in Hamilton and Wenham, check out our events listings.

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