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A community picnic celebrating the start of the academic year is taking place next Monday, Sept. 10 from noon to 2 p.m. in Killian Court. The rain location is Johnson Athletic Center. For more information, visit http://web.mit.edu/events/picnic/.

A bicycle auction run by the MIT Police will be held tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 8 at 11 a.m. in the N10 parking lot, at the intersection of Mass. Ave and Vassar St. Old or abandoned bicycles will be auctioned off “as is.” A preview of the bicycles begins at 10:30 a.m. The event is open to MIT community members only (ID required) and bikes must be paid for with cash or local check.

Laptop registration is being offered by the MIT Police today in Lobby 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. By registering, a theft-deterrent aluminum plate with unique serial number is affixed to your laptop. There is a $10 cash fee for registration. For more information, visit http://www.stoptheft.com/.

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