5 Things You Need To Know Today: March 16
Needham High School's spring musical, 'The Drowsy Chaperone,' opens tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Newman Elementary
“Five Things You Need to Know Today” is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.
1. Scattered showers: We’ll end the week on a rainy note, with scattered showers and thunderstorms expected throughout the day, according to the National Weather Service. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. The day’s high will be around 52 degrees and the evening low around 40.
2. Spring musical: Needham High School’s production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” opens tonight with a 7:30 p.m. performance at the Newman Elementary School auditorium. Tickets cost $15 each and are available at the door. Keep in mind that parking at Newman is limited, and plan accordingly. For more information, call the NHS Fine and Performing Arts Department at 781-455-0800 ext. 2440. Click here to read more about the show and see photos of the cast in rehearsal.
3. Book group: The First Parish Church Daytime Book Group meets on the third Friday of every month at 11:30 a.m. A light lunch will be served. For more information about this or other groups at First Parish, call the church office at 781-444-0823 or e-mail email@example.com.
4. Friday flick: Drop by the Stephen Palmer Senior Center today at 1 p.m. to see the 2010 film “Midnight in Paris.” This is free, and there is no sign-up required. Upcoming features include "Midnight Lake" (1960) on Friday, March 23 and "Beethoven" (1999) on Monday, March 26.
5. Support Newman playground: A group of Needham residents is banding together to raise funds to replace playground equipment at Newman Elementary School. The town will be funding construction and improvement of the site itself, bringing it up to ADA code, but the “fun stuff”—monkey bars, slides, etc.—must be funded entirely with donations. Support the Newman Playground will hold their first fundraiser this Saturday, March 17 from 7-11 p.m. at the Needham VFW Post 2498. The St. Patrick’s Day-themed event will feature a DJ, auctions, raffles and food and drinks. Tickets cost $50 each and are available online.