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1. Heating up: Today will be partly sunny and hot, with a high near 98 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The evening will be mostly cloudy with a light wind, with a low around 77 degrees.
2. Olympics crafts: Children ages 2-6 are invited to drop by the today at 10:30 a.m. for Summer Olympics-themed crafts. These free craft programs usually last for about 45 minutes, depending on the children. Four or five crafts related to the theme will be offered.
3. Swimming signups: Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. today for Needham residents for the third and fourth session of at . Session 1 will run from Monday, July 23 through Friday, Aug. 3, and Session 4 will run from Monday, Aug. 6 through Friday, Aug. 17. Classes range from 30-40 minutes each and are open to all levels, from preschool up through Levels 1-6. 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 .
4. Children’s Theatre: Professional magician, balloon twister and will visit the gazebo at today at 1:30 p.m. as part of Park and Rec’s 2012 Children’s Theatre lineup. The program is free and open to all and offered every Tuesday afternoon in July, typically held outdoors at the gazebo except in the case of inclement weather. Note: Because of the heat advisory in effect today, the show has been moved indoors to the Eliot School Performance Center. The show will begin at 1:30 p.m. and run for 45-60 minutes.
5. Get your hands dirty: The invites the community to join them for fun and learning all summer long. the Pine Street site any Tuesday between 6 and 8 p.m. with the kids, friends and neighbors and help with farm chores. Also, check out the website, needhamfarm.org, throughout the summer for other volunteer opportunities and class offerings for children and adults.