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1. Today will be sunny, with a high near 45. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 28.
2. Ken Aptekar, an internationally known artist, will hold his first New England exhibit at The Beard & Weil Galleries at Wheaton College. The showcase, “Look Again,” will feature the New York- and Paris-based artist’s works, which begin with old and not-so-old art works works he creates in the style of combining old withto create something new. The exhibit will be displayed from Feb. 6 to April 14.
3. Local author Jan Brett is once again holding a contest where the prize is a visit from her at a library. Norton came close to winning last year. To enter, click on the Contest Entry Form icon on her Facebook page. Contest ends April 9.
4. Did you know that Norton residents can take courses at Wheaton College at a discount? Learn more at 9 a.m.
5. I'm looking for Valentine's Day stories. How did you and your Valentine meet? Have a unique marriage proposal? Email Kelly.Mello@Patch.com.