“Five Things You Need to Know Today” is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.
1. Partly sunny: There will be patchy fog before 9 a.m. this morning, clearing into partly sunny skies with isolated showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. The evening will be partly cloudy. High: 88, Low: 67. Chance of precipitation: 20 percent.
2. Olympics action: Needham’s Aly Raisman will go for her of the 2012 Olympics in the individual gymnastics all-around competition today, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The town of Needham is organizing a public viewing of the event via live feed in the second-floor Powers Hall at . Doors open at 10:45 a.m. The viewing is free but limited to the first 300 people. You can also watch the competition live online at NBCOlympics.com (with a cable or satellite subscription that includes MSNBC and CNBC) or see the highlights in the NBC primetime broadcast, which begins at 8 p.m.
3. For the kids: Bring kids to the from 11-11:30 a.m. for and from 4-4:45 p.m. for “Nightowl” . Both programs are free, with no registration required.
4. Music in the park: The Needham Park and Recreation concert series will continue with a performance by the at 7 p.m. at the gazebo. All concerts are free and open to the community. In case of rain, the concert will be moved indoors to the auditorium, just up the hill.
5. Computer lessons: The Needham Council on Aging offers computer lessons on Thursday afternoons by appointment at the . Those who would like to learn about computers in a one-on-one session with an instructor are invited to these classes. There is no fee for this class. To make a 45-minute appointment, call the COA at 781-455-7555.