“Five Things You Need to Know Today” is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.
1. Sunny skies: Needham will be sunny today with a high near 44 degrees and an evening low around 23, according to the National Weather Service. It will be a little windy, too, with gusts between 10 and 17 miles per hour and as high as 29 mph.
2. Selectmen to meet: Needham selectmen will hold tonight at 7 p.m. on the first floor of . On the agenda is an introduction of a new firefighter, an update on the Bay Colony Rail Trail and a discussion of RTS rates, among other items.
3. School business: The School Committee is expected to vote on a revised fiscal year 2013 budget, among other business, at at 7 p.m. at .
4. Rotary Club lunch: Interested in service and helping out around the community? Join the . The club holds weekly lunches every Tuesday at noon at the . The gatherings are free to anyone interested in learning more about the club and its membership.
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, through the end of the month the Neponset Valley Humane Society is offering . For information, call 781-769-1990 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Transportation is available by the Needham Animal Control Officer for cats residing in Needham.