5 Things To Know Today: Thursday, April 28

Here's your local guide for what's happening in Weston, Redding and Easton today.

• There's a 70 percent change of showers and thunderstorms today, starting after 9 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures should get as high as 69 degrees. Tonight, temperatures drop down to 49 degrees.

• Interested in how soldiers' wounds were treated during the Civil War? Head over to the at 7 p.m., where Carolyn Ivanoff, a Civil War historian who's an assistant principal at Shelton Intermediate School, will be giving a free lecture: Civil War Medicine, Saving Lives. According to Lisa Burghardt, president of the , Ivanoff's "lecture highlights the practices that saved lives and dispels the myths depicting Civil War surgeons as butchers." The lecture is suitable for adults and students interested in medicine, science and the Civil War.

• Are you a fan of girls lacrosse? MSGVarsity.com will be streaming the team's game against Lauralton Hall starting at 4 p.m. Head over to the website and enjoy the game.

• Head over to the tonight at 8 p.m. to meet your local brewery: Sam Adams.

• On this day in 1945, Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and his mistress, Clara Petacci, were executed in Mezzegra, Italy by a firing squad.


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