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1. Sunny: Today will be sunny with possible snow showers late this evening, mainly after 3:00 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. The high will be around 38 degrees and the low will be around 28 degrees. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
2. Using social media: The Needham chapter of Believe, Inspire, Grow, or B.I.G.—a career and networking group for women—will gather at at 10:00 a.m. to talk about in business. Visitors are welcome; RSVP via www.justthinkbig.us or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. After school activities: Registration for Needham Community Education’s Winter/Spring 2012 Elementary After School Enrichment programs opens today. Programs include flag football, chess, space exploration, mad science, music and more. Class fees range from $75-$185, and scholarships are available for students who receive free or reduced lunch. The catalog with full course details is available at www.needham.k12.ma.us (click on “Beyond the Day”). Register in the NCE office at , by fax or by mail.
4. Youth Services sign-ups: Registration for Needham Youth Services’ winter and also opens today at 8:30 a.m. at their office. Learn more about upcoming programs at needhamma.gov.
5. Toast of the town: 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.