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1. Mostly sunny: The skies should clear today, with sunshine and a high near 60 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. It will be a breezy afternoon, with gusts between 14 and 22 miles per hour and up to 38 mph. The evening will be partly cloudy with a low around 41 degrees.
2. Board meetings: The Needham Board of Selectmen will meet tonight at 7 p.m. in the James Hugh Powers Hall on the second floor of . The agenda includes on the retail sale of alcohol in town at 7:30 p.m., review of articles on the May 7 Annual Town Meeting warrant and . Also tonight, at 7 p.m., the Needham Public Schools School Committee at . First on the agenda, the board will reorganize following the April 10 Town Election.
3. Film screening: The documentary “A Chemical Reaction: The True Story of a True Green Revolution” at 7 p.m. at . The film tells the story of a small town in Canada that won the right to ban toxic lawn pesticides and the court case that went all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada. A panel discussion and Q&A will follow the film. The event is free, but seating is limited. Register online to ensure a spot.
4. PFLAG talk: The High Rock/Pollard PTC will continue tonight with a presentation by members of Parents and Families of Lesbian and Gay Youth, or PFLAG, at 7 p.m. at the auditorium. The program will focus on ways to support gay youth, the challenges they face and how to speak to children about homosexuality. The presentation is free and open to the community, though it is geared more toward parents and adults.
5. Get rid of old medications: Needham residents can dispose of their on Saturday, April 28 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the driveway of the . In preparation for this event, you should check the expiration dates on all medications, including over-the-counter items such as cough, cold and allergy medicines. Can’t make the disposal event? Safe medication disposal is available 24 hours a day most days in the police station lobby.