“Five Things You Need to Know Today” is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.
1. Cloudy: The day will be mostly cloudy with a chance of rain between 5 and 9 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. The high will be around 47 degrees and the low will be around 30 degrees. There is also a slight chance of snow between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.
2. Happy Valentine’s Day! Looking for a last-minute gift idea, a good recipe or tips for making the day special with the kids? Check out Needham Patch’s Valentine’s Day page. Tell others about your favorite romantic restaurant, vote for your favorite love song or share a picture of the object of your affection (mine’s my adorable three-year-old nephew, Spencer). Know a great place to celebrate with your sweetie? Tell us about it in the comments below.
3. At the senior center: Massachusetts Sen. Richard Ross or a member of his staff will be available at the between 10:15 and 11 a.m. to hear concerns and to answer any questions. No sign-up required; just drop by. Also today at the senior center, at 1:30 p.m., there will be a Valentine’s Day party featuring the music of Dean Martin, Neil Diamond and Elvis performed by Boston area singer George Lyons. Call 781-455-7555 to see if there are still spots available.
4. Early release: Needham Public Schools will let out early today so staff can participate in professional development. to see a complete list of early release times for each school.
5. Selectmen to meet: The Needham tonight beginning at 6:45 p.m. on the first floor of . As part of the meeting, the board will hold a for the Recycling and Transfer Station, scheduled for 7:10 p.m.