“Five Things You Need to Know Today” is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.
1. Mostly sunny: Today will be mostly sunny with patchy fog before 7 a.m. and a light west wind increasing to 5-9 miles per hour in the morning, according to the National Weather Service. There is a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms this evening after 3 a.m. High: 88, Low: 70. Chance of precipitation: 20 percent.
2. Selectmen meeting: The Board of Selectmen will hold their tonight beginning at 7 p.m. at . Citizens are invited to come 15 minutes early to speak informally with selectmen on any issue of concern.
3. Evening of opera: Longwood Opera’s will continue tonight with “More Operatic Scenes” beginning at 7:30 p.m. at . Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for seniors, students and children ages 10 and under. Learn more at longwoodopera.org or call 781-455-0960 for information.
4. Sages & Seekers luncheon: The Needham Council on Aging will share information about its during a luncheon today at noon at the . Sages & Seekers is a project that brings together teens and older adults to share their unique gifts. Residents age 70 and older are invited to come meet others who have participated in this program and watch a short film. Residents can also sign up for the Sages & Seekers program, which will begin this fall. For more information, call Elly Katz at 508-444-8821. There is no fee, but reservations are requested; call 781-455-7555.
5. Donate school supplies: The is collecting school supplies (notebooks, paper, pens, pencils, crayons, etc.) for the Food Pantry’s family back-to-school event on Monday, Aug. 20. In addition, the Needham Food Pantry wish list for the month of August includes the following items: juice boxes and bottled juice, ketchup and mayonnaise, assorted canned fruit, tuna, instant pudding and JELL-O, cooking oil, spaghetti sauce, brownie and cake mix and frosting, coffee, bath soap and tissues and peanut butter and jelly. Donations can be dropped off at the right-side door Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. or Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.