Our daily column, 5 Things You Need to Know Today, will help you to get your day started and offer you some fodder for water cooler conversation.
1. The will travel to Connecticut today to compete in the New England Championships. The Framingham Flyers will battle the Monroe Lions, the Connecticut State Champions, at Waterbury Municipal Stadium, 1200 Watertown Ave. in Waterbury, CT at 1 p.m.
2. First Parish in Framingham is holding its Holiday Boutique from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
3. Check out A Sense of Place art exhibit at Fountain Street Fine Art gallery from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. In this exhibit, 13 artists of of the gallery explore ways the concept of place impacts their work in a group exhibition.
4. There is a Messiah performance by Heritage Chorale at 4 p.m. at St. Mark's School of Performing Arts in Southborough. The Heritage Chorale is opening its 76th season with highlights from George Frideric Handel's great oratorio, Messiah. Today's concert will feature many of the most beloved choruses in Handel's Messiah, such as For Unto Us a Child is Born, Glory to God in the Highest, All We Like Sheep Have Gone Astray, Lift Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates, and Hallelujah!
5. The Framingham State University football team rallied from 13 points down late in the third quarter but fell short suffering a heartbreaking 20-19 loss to Cortland State in an opening round game of the 2012 NCAA Division III Football Championship in New York.
The Rams were making their first NCAA appearance after capturing the New England Football Conference Championship a week ago and close the most successful season in Framingham State University football history a program best 10-2.