“Five Things You Need to Know Today” is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.
1. Mostly cloudy: It will be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms this morning, switching to mostly sunny in the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Highs will be in the mid 80s and lows will be in the upper 50s. Chance of rain: 60 percent.
2. Drop-in crafts: Bring children ages 2-6 to the from 10:30-11:15 p.m. for . This program is free, with no registration required.
3. Market coupons: Needham residents ages 60 and up are encouraged to drop by the between 1 and 2:30 p.m. to pick up to use at the . Only 25 booklets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to income-eligible residents.
4. Swimming lessons: The fourth and final session of Needham Park and Recreation begins today. Classes are open to all levels. Cost is $30 per student with a or $60 without a pass. Register online at needhamma.gov/parkandrecreation or in person at the Park and Recreation Office, located on the first floor of the . Registration closes on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 5 p.m.
5. Win a White House tour: For a chance to win some great prizes, come to the Library Foundation of Needham’s annual on Friday, Sept. 14 at the from 7-11 p.m. Bid on sports tickets, spa trips, gift items and more at the live and silent auctions. Proceeds from the $75 gala tickets help to provide enriching programs and services for the library beyond what the town budget can cover. Visit www.lfnonline.org to purchase tickets.