5 Things To Know Today: Wednesday, Feb. 29

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

• The Redding Elementary School and PTAs will be facilitating a forum on the subject of school start times in Redding during a meeting tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the community room at the middle school.

• The Weston Charter Revision Committee is scheduled to meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room at town hall.

• State Senators John McKinney and Toni Boucher and state Representatives John Shaban and Jonathan Steinberg are hosting a Weston/Westport community forum at Westport Town Hall tonight from 7 to 9 p.m.

• On this day in 1940, Hattie McDaniel won an for her portrayal of Mammy in Gone with the Wind. She was the first African-American to win an Oscar.

• Celebrities born on Feb. 29 — leaplings — include actor Dennis Farina (1944), Congressman Bart Stupak (1952) and rapper Ja Rule (1976).


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