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. Congrats to the Bruins who won their home opener yesterday, but now it is time for football! NFL Championship Weekend begins today at 3 p.m. on Fox-TV when the Atlanta Falcons host the San Fransisco 49ers to determine the NFC champion. Then, at 6:30 p.m., on CBS, The New England Patriots kick off against rival Baltimore to win a chance to represent the AFC in this year's Super Bowl.
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2. Greater Framingham Community Church invites Framingham and MetroWest communities to join it in celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at its 26th Annual Memorial Breakfast on tomorrow, Jan. 21 at 8 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Natick. The theme of this year’s breakfast is The Search for Character, Civility and Community. Tickets may still be available; and for additional information click here.
3. I can walk like a penguin ... Today is Penguin Awareness Day. We have a few ideas on how to celebrate, but one way is a visit to the New England Aquarium in Boston.
4. Public Skating at Loring Arena today at 2 p.m. Admission $5.
5. Did you participate in Saturday's national day of service? If yes, we'd love to hear your story and see your photos. Tell us what you did and post photos.