The C.A. six tips of the day for April 9


The C.A. six tips of the day for April 9

By Bonnie Adams, Government Editor

Today is Monday, April 9, the 100th day of 2012.

On this day in 1865, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his troops to General Ulysses S. Grant, thus ending one of the darkest and bloodiest wars ever fought on American soil. By its end, there was an estimated 350,000 casualties of the Civil War.

On this day in 2005, Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, wed his longtime mistress, Camilla Parker Bowles. Although an adult in his late 50s, Charles first needed permission to do so from his mother, the Queen. The wedding was originally scheduled for April 8 but then was moved as not to conflict with the funeral in Rome of Pope John Paul II.

Today's birthday includes – Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester (1986), Keshia Knight Pulliam, who played youngest daughter Rudy on “The Cosby Show” (1979), and Hugh Hefner, who is of course famous for bunnies, just not of the Easter variety (1926).

Here are six tips for the day –

1. A home safety gun course will be held in Northborough tomorrow night, Tuesday, April 10.

2. Zumba is a fun, great way to exercise. Marlborough High School chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) will be hosting a class tomorrow night to benefit the children of the Miracle League of Massachusetts tomorrow night, Tuesday, April 10.

3. The Northborough Free Library is holding an interactive event this Wednesday, April 11, to help kids learn all about the Titanic.

4. Hudson parents with kids who are entering kindergarten this fall are reminded that registration starts on Wednesday, April 11.

5. Bullying is in the news so much nowadays. Troop 382/Thundercat Patrol led by Westborough High School's Josh Tartaglia will be presenting a skit on the topic Wednesday night, April 11, that is geared to kids aged seven to 12.

6. Local opera lovers are in store for a real treat when acclaimed soprano Maria Ferrante will perform in a free concert in Marlborough Wednesday night, April 11.