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5 Things You Need To Know Today: July 24

Bubbles for the kids and opera for the adults, today in Needham.

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

1. Showers possible: Today will be partly sunny with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. The high will be around 89 and the low around 60. The evening will be mostly clear.

2. Children’s Theatre: DJ Rob Peters, a.k.a. “The Bubble Music Man,” will bring his to the gazebo today at 1:30 p.m. Learn more at thebubblemusicman.com. In case of rain, the program will be moved indoors to the Performance Center. Needham Park and Recreation Commission and Parent Talk are co-sponsors of the free Children’s Theatre programs.

3. 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.

4. Night at the opera: Longwood Opera’s will continue tonight with “An Evening of Opera Scenes,” beginning at 7:30 p.m. at . Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for seniors, students and children ages 10 and under. A Summer Season Pass is available and costs $50 for adults or $35 for seniors, students and children ages 10 and under. For more information, visit longwoodopera.org or call 781-455-0960.

5. Did you know? The Needham Public Health Department offers a free health clinic every week on Monday through Thursday from 8-9:30 a.m. at its office on the second floor of . Clinics may include blood pressure screening, immunizations, answers to medical questions, review of medications, counseling and referrals. For more information, call the office at 781-455-7523.

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