“Five Things You Need to Know Today” is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.
1. Rainy day: Expect showers today, with a 100 percent chance of precipitation, and patchy fog after noon, according to the National Weather Service. The high will be around 51 degrees and the low around 44. Showers are possible into the evening, mainly before 1 a.m.
2. Board meetings: The will meet tonight at 7 p.m. at , and the will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the .
3. Bus fees due: Today is the deadline to submit to secure a seat on the school bus for the ’ 2012-13 academic year. The fee of $390 per student will increase to $440 after May 1, with no exceptions. Registration forms can be found online at needham.k12.ma.us.
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. Organic gardening classes: This summer, the is offering beginning and intermediate family organic gardening classes. Through hands-on instruction, participants will learn all they need to know to create and eat from their own garden, including garden planning, preparing the soil, seed saving and season extension. For more information and to register, visit the Needham Community Farm website at needhamfarm.org.