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5 Things To Know Today: Thursday, May 24

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

• The will be showing "Vanishing of the Bees" — a film which takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, political, and spiritual implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee. This feature-length documentary, which is narrated by Oscar-nomianted Ellen Page, also examines the current agricultural landscape and celebrates the ancient and sacred connection between humans and honeybees. The film starts at 7 p.m.

• The Joel Barlow High School junior varsity baseball and softball teams will be hosting teams from Stratford this afternoon at 3:45 p.m. 

• On this day in 1626, Peter Minuit allegedly purchased the island of Manhattan for about the equivalent of $24 today. 

• On this day in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge opened.  

• Happy 47th birthday to actor John C. Reilly.

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