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Five Things You Need to Know Today: Aug. 15

Today could be your lucky day ...

1. Reminder. The deadline to register to vote in the Sept. 6 state primary is approaching -- Aug. 17, to be exact. If you aren't already registered, for getting it done before Friday's deadline.

2. Do You Feel Lucky? The Powerball jackpot has once again reached obscene amounts. In this case, that's an estimated $305 million. Stop by , , (there are two in town), or to purchase your lucky ticket. Remember that the price has increased slightly -- a Powerball ticket will set you back $2 these days.

3. Sing, Eat and Listen Your Heart Out. It's once again. Stop by to hear some local talent while enjoying a drink and dinner or, if you're brave, take to the stage yourself.

4. Still Need Your Votes. Our Patch Readers' Choice voting period ends Aug. 17 at 11:59 p.m. You have just a few more days to support your favorite local businesses with votes that could help them earn the Readers' Choice title. You can't delay much longer. Vote now.

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