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Five Things: Veterans Day, Civil War Talk

Also, a Big Sister anniversary and a "mindful and holistic wellness group."

1) Veterans Day
Today, Monday, is Nov. 12. Veterans Day fell on a Sunday this year, but today is the public observation of the holiday. Learn what's closed and open here. Check out some local deals for veterans and service members here.

2) Civil War talk and wreath laying
Daniel Breen will give a talk about the "Somerville Company." The title of the talk is, "From Prospect Hill to Salisbury Prison: the Struggles of the 39th Massachusetts Volunteers." It's at 2 p.m. at the Somerville Museum. Afterward, there will be a wreath-laying ceremony at the Civil War Monument on Somerville Avenue.

3) Big Sister anniversary
Somerville resident Erin Taylor recently celebrated her one-year Big Sister anniversary with her Little Sister, Nyesha, of Cambridge. Anyone interested in volunteering or donating to the mentoring program should visit BigSister.org.

4)
From the listing: "Attention wellness seekers: this group is facilitated by Mindful Wellness Teacher and Health Coach Paul E. Lee to help you find more mind/body strength, resilience and health utilizing mindfulness techniques, holistic stress management, positive psychology, healing art and sonic healing." It's from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 234 Elm St.

5) Weather
Today will be sunny with a high around 69.

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