By Bonnie Adams, Government Editor
Region ?Today is Friday, June 8, 160th day of 2012.? It is Name Your Poison Day – thought to be so, because on this day in 1963 the American Heart Association was the first agency to launch a campaign against cigarettes.
On this day in 1948, the first model of the “Porsche” was built. The design for the car was actually created by Austrian automotive engineer Ferdinand Porsche nearly half a century earlier at the 1900 Worlds” Fair in Paris.
On this day in 1969, Brian Jones, a founding member of the Rolling Stones, left the group. Although the split was said to be amicable, Jones” booze and drug binges were too much for the other members to tolerate. Just one month later, Jones, who was 27, was found dead in his swimming pool in England.
Today's birthdays include – rapper Kanye West (1977) actor/comedian Jerry Stiller (1927) and comedienne Joan Rivers (1933).
Here are six tips for the day –
1. Congrats to the Algonquin Regional High School boys lacrosse team, who defeated St. John's High School in the? Central Mass Division I semi-final June 5 at Foley Stadium in Worcester. Algonquin will go onto play Grafton High School in the finals to be held Saturday, June 9 at Foley Stadium.
2. The Marlborough Senior Center will be holding its first Annual Flea Market on Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
3. Tatnuck Bookseller in Westborough will be ?hosting four authors throughout the day on Saturday, June 9, including Westborough author ?Kim Harrington.
4. Julio's Liquors will be holding a free gin and rum tasting, Saturday afternoon, June 9. What's even better, it that you will receive a mini tiki glass for a $3 dollar donation to Assumption School.
5. Here's a cool event that will be held in at the First Federated Church in Hudson this Sunday, June 10 – the 9th annual Blessing of the Bikes. All kinds of bikers – motorcyclists, bicyclists and trikers – are welcome.
6. It's the event everyone in Marlborough (and beyond) looks forward to every year – the annual taste of Marlborough and Brewfest ! This year's event will be held Monday evening, June 11. http://communityadvocate.com/2012/05/24/marlborough-taste-of-marlborough-and-brewfest/