5 Things You Need To Know Today: Oct. 11

Meet representatives from more than 35 preschools at Parent Talk's Preschool Fair; chat with U.S. Congress candidate Sean Bielat at 1 p.m.

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

1. Sunny: Skies should be clear during the day, with increasing clouds toward the evening, according to the National Weather Service. High: 59, Low: 42.

2. Preschool fair: The eighth annual Parent Talk Preschool Fair will be held at Pollard Middle School in Needham today from 7-9 p.m. This is a great opportunity to meet directors of leading programs in Needham, Wellesley, Newton, Dover, Natick, Dedham, Brookline and other nearby towns in one setting. This event is free for Parent Talk members and $10 for non-members. Registration is not required.

3. Live chat: Sean Bielat, Republican candidate for U.S. Congress, Fourth District, will join Needham Patch today at noon for a live text chat with readers. Submit your questions now by email to becca.manning@patch.com or ask them live during the chat. On Friday, Bielat’s opponent, Democrat Joe Kennedy III, will participate in another live chat beginning at 1 p.m.

4. New to Needham? The Needham Newcomers Book Club will meet tonight at 8 p.m. to discuss the book “March” by Geraldine Brooks. RSVP is required to Lindsay Cohen. Find out about The Newcomers Club of Needham's other upcoming events on their website, needhamnewcomers.com.

5. Young actors needed: Next Generation Theatre Co. in Needham is holding auditions for young male actors (ages 11-15) for its fall production of "High School Musical Jr." Email info@nextgentheatreco.com to schedule an appointment.


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