“Five Things You Need to Know Today” is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.
1. Sunny: It’ll be clear skies today, sunny with a high near 87 degrees and a low around 63, according to the National Weather Service. (By the way, check out the recent makeover that weather.gov got—it’s now easier than ever to find our local forecast.)
2. Fireworks tonight: The Needham Exchange Club’s 2012 begin today with some family fun and fireworks and continue tomorrow with a 5K, parade and more activities. Today from 5-8 p.m., drop by for such as pony rides, face painting and more and refreshments such as grilled food, ice cream and cotton candy (5-8:45 p.m.). Stick around for an by the oldies band Reminisants from 7-9:15 p.m. Fireworks will begin after dark over Memorial Field. These events are free and open to all.
3. Single parents group forming: Today is the last day to sign up for Needham Youth Services' , which will discuss topics such as raising children alone, time management, finding time for personal interests, parenting strategies and stress management. The group will meet from 6:15-7:45 p.m. on July 10, 17 and 24 and Aug. 7, 14 and 21. There is no charge, but individuals should register in advance. For more information or to register, contact Katy Colthart, LICSW at 781-455-7500 ext. 264 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Best Food Cart? We’re still looking for nominations in several categories for this summer’s Needham Patch Readers’ Choice. Like: Who’s got the in town? Check out and add your nominations to the comments on each article now through July 9. The nominees will then be included in a poll, with the chance to be named “Best of Needham 2012” later this summer.
5. Go, Aly, go! If you haven’t heard yet, ! Recent graduate Aly Raisman will be competing with the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team at the 2012 Olympic Games in London later this summer. Help Needham Patch wish Aly well—add your congratulations and words of encouragement to about Aly making the team. And check back with Needham Patch throughout the summer for more on our local Olympian.