1. Cloudy and warm, with a high temperature of 49 degrees. There's a chance of showers later in the evening. Sunrise is 7:13 a.m., sunset is 4:42 p.m.
2. Capt. Kenneth W. Megan of the Coast Guard Band is retiring this year and today marks the final time he’ll lead the band in one of his favorite concerts. “An Afternoon at the Movies—Captain’s Favorites” features selections from the scores of movies ranging from a Laurel and Hardy silent film to Mission Impossible. The concert is free and takes place at Leamy Hall.
3. Registration has opened up for this year’s Penguin Plunge to benefit the Special Olympics. Feel like jumping into the ocean in February for a good cause? Learn more about signing up here.
4. Do you stand up to the winter cold or kvetch about it until March? Depending on how you answered, I might be giving you some praise in today’s weekly offering of The Skrimshander Articles. This posts at noon.
5. Salmon P. Chase, who served as Secretary of the Treasury in President Abraham Lincoln’s administration, was born on this day in 1808. Chase—who also served in the Senate, as governor of Ohio, and as chief justice of the Supreme Court—died in 1873 at the age of 65.