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5 Things You Need To Know Today: Nov. 7

Shop the Community Council thrift store, learn about Van Gogh or bring the kids to a library storytime.

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

1. Chance of snow: Expect rain all day with a possibility of some snow before 1 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. It could be breezy with gusts up to 31 miles per hour. High: 47, Low: 40. Chance of precipitation: 80-100 percent.

2. Storytime: Children ages 5 and under are invited to drop by the Needham Free Public Library today at 10 a.m. for stories, music, movement and more.

3. Thrift shop open: The Needham Community Council Thrift Shop is open Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Stop by to find deals on men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, small household items and more. And mark your calendar for the council’s Annual Holiday Boutique on Nov. 16, where hundreds of holiday items will be on sale.

4. Art history: The Needham Council on Aging is sponsoring a free talk on Vincent Van Gogh today at 10:30 a.m. at Avery Crossings. No registration required. For a look at other classes, trips and programs offered to Needham adults, check out our weekly senior center roundup.

5. Still have Halloween candy? Today is the last day to bring your candy to Chestnut Dental in Needham to be distributed through Operation: American Soldier. The practice will trade goody bags containing toothbrushes and other gifts from local vendors—including a chance to win a free iPod Shuffle—for bags of presorted Halloween candy. For more information, call Chestnut Dental at 781-444-6650.

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