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1. Taren Yelle Band
The Taren Yelle Band will play R&B, Funk & Soul Dance at McMahon’s Countryside Grille 9 to midnight.
2. Freak Season
Freak Season will perform at Trinity Bar & Restaurant 9:30 p.m. to midnight. Cover after 9 p.m. is $3.
3. Red Sox Kid Nation Winterfest
Who’s a better gamer: You, Will Middlebrooks or Daniel Nava? Face-off against the Sox in MLB 12: The Show during this free, open-to-public video game event presented by Hood at Fenway Park. This event, which take place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Gate D will give kids the chance to win great prizes including tickets to a Red Sox home game. For more information visit redsox.com.
4. Patrick says health care reform law saved millions in insurance premiums
Delivering his welcoming remarks at the 34th Massachusetts Municipal Association's annual meeting Friday, Governor Deval Patrick announced that more than 204 communities and school districts across the Commonwealth have collectively saved more than $200 million in health insurance premiums as a result of the landmark municipal health care reform law.
5. High near 25, low around 10
Today will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 25. Northwest wind will be 5 to 13 mph. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 10. Wind chill values as low as -1. Northwest wind will be 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.