5 Things: Live Commissioners Meeting

Here are five things you should know before you leave the house today.

1. Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 67 and wind gusts up to 30 mph. Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 41.

2. The Cobb County Board of Commissioners will meet today at 9 a.m. to discuss and vote on how to eliminate a $31 million shortfall in this year's budget. Today's meeting could decide the fate of 13 Cobb libraries, which in Chair Tim Lee's original budget plan, would close down by May 1 of this year.

Patch will provide live blog updates from the meeting, so be sure to check in beginning at 9 a.m.

3. Today kicks off the at the . From now until April 16, admission is free for children under the age of 8, with additional kids under 8 in the same family admitted for $2.25. Today's special program, Train Tales, will be offered every hour between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

4. Tonight at 8, KSU mixed chamber ensembles will perform at Bailey Performance Center, featuring works by guest artist Thomas Benjamin, a professor of music at Peabody Conservatory. Admission is free.

5. Did You Know? On this day in history in 1945, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt died while in office, and vice-president Harry Truman was sworn in as our 33rd President.


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