5 Things You Need To Know Today: May 30
The Bay Colony Rail Trail group will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the PSAB.
“Five Things You Need to Know Today” is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.
1. Chance of showers: Rain is possible today, mainly after 11 a.m., with the rest of the day cloudy, according to the National Weather Service. The high will be around 80 degrees and the low around 59. Rain and thunderstorms are also possible in the evening, mainly before 5 a.m.
2. Pesticide spraying: Tree spraying will be taking place on the Town Common and the Needham Heights Common today from 3-5 a.m. The target pest is the winter moth, and the company is Hartney Graymont Inc. The pesticide product name is Conserve SC Turf and Ornamental Insect Control and the pesticide type is Spinosad. For more information, contact Ed Olsen, Superintendant of Parks and Forestry, at 781-455-7550 ext. 316 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Rail trail meeting: Those interested in helping to develop the Bay Colony Rail Trail through Needham are encouraged to attend a meeting today at 7:30 p.m. at the Public Services Administration Building. Among the items to be discussed: a petition being developed in Needham based on a successful Newton petition regarding the development of the rail trail, a trail walk event on Saturday, June 9, a feasibility study and fundraising. For more information about the Bay Colony Rail Trail efforts, call Karen Peirce at Needham Park and Recreation at 781-455-7521.
4. Kindergarten conferences: Needham Public Schools will hold kindergarten conferences today. There will be no morning kindergarten or kindergarten after-school enrichment today. Afternoon kindergarten will be in session.
5. Body image seminar: Girls in grades 6-8 are encouraged to sign up for Needham Youth Services’ “Extreme Looks” program, a free, four-day seminar that examines how the media goes to extremes that distort girls’ self-esteem, body image and perceptions about relationships. The group will incorporate activities and discussions and teach participants safe ways to exercise and stay healthy, thus addressing the needs of the mind, body and spirit. The program will run from Monday, June 25 through Thursday, June 28. Learn more at www.needhamma.gov/youth/extremelooks.