Today is Monday, Feb. 18. Here are five things you need to know in Hamilton and Wenham:
1. Freezing: The high temperature on Monday is forecasted to be about freezing – 32 degrees – with sunny skies and winds gusting to 44 miles per hour.
2. Presidents: Monday is Presidents Day, a federal holiday that combines both Lincoln and Washington’s birthdays to honor all presidents.
3. Columbia: Gov. Deval Patrick is on a trade mission in Columbia with his wife Diane and several administration and business leaders through Wednesday. On Monday, Patrick will meet with U.S. Ambassador to Colombia P. Michael McKinley and Vice Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Gabriel Andre Duque Mildenberg, among other scheduled meetings.
4. Art: The work of Pingree School art teacher Richard Erickson continues to be on display in the Bertolon Family Gallery at the Highland Street school. The exhibit "There is art in throwing away paint" includes sculptures and flat pieces using leftover paint and recycled materials. It runs 8 a.m.-5 p.m. through April 5.
5. New Spring: The “Walk for a New Spring” is headed toward the two towns on Monday. The 12th annual walk plans to stop to vigil at nuclear power plants along the way. They left Leverett on Friday and plan to arrive in Washington, DC on April 4. On Monday, they will hold a vigil in Market Square in Newburyport at 11:30 a.m. before they walk to Ipswich for a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. at the First Church of Ipswich, UCC. They’ll stay overnight at the Ipswich House of Peace. On Tuesday, they’ll leave Ipswich and head to Beverly – through both Hamilton and Wenham – for lunch at the First Parish Unitarian Church on Cabot Street. In the afternoon, they will walk to Salem.
To find out what is going on today in Hamilton and Wenham, check out our events listings.