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5 Things You Need To Know Today: Feb. 13

Relay For Life of Needham, Dedham and Wellesley kick-off tonight at 7 p.m.

“Five Things You Need to Know Today” is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.

1. Still cold: The day will be mostly sunny, with cool temperatures sticking around for most of the week. Today’s high will be around 34 degrees and the low will be around 22. It could be windy as well, with gusts of 8 to 15 miles per hour and as high as 25 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

2. Relay kick-off: Grab your team and come kick-start this year’s Relay For Life of Needham, Dedham and Wellesley at 7 p.m. at . The annual event, to be held June 16-17 at , raises awareness and funds to support the work of the American Cancer Society. At the kick-off, team captains can pick up their fundraising kits and learn more about the event. Don’t have a team yet? Want to volunteer? Drop by and talk to one of the event organizers.

3. Under pressure? The Early Childhood Professional Association will present speaker Holly Elissa Bruno, MA, JD, on the subject of “Using Your Brain to Stay Cool Under Pressure,” tonight from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the There will be a light dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the program, which is open to all adults in the community. Tickets cost $25 and are available online. For more information, e-mail Lori Davis ldavis@tecpa.org or visit www.tecpa.org.

4. Get talking: The Boston West Toastmasters Club meet from 7:30-9:00 p.m. every second and fourth Monday of the month at in Needham. This local chapter of Toastmasters International is a nonprofit organization that helps its members develop their public speaking skills. Learn more at their Web site.

5. Free cat spays: February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month, and to help raise awareness about the life-saving benefits of helping to control the pet population, the Neponset Valley Humane Society is offering . For information, call 781-769-1990 or e-mail nvhumanesociety@gmail.com. Transportation is available by the Needham Animal Control Officer for cats residing in Needham.

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