5 Things You Need To Know Today: Sept. 4

Registration opens at 9 a.m. for fall/winter Park and Rec programs.

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

1. Rain possible: Showers and thunderstorms are possible throughout the day and into the evening, with otherwise cloudy skies, according to the National Weather Service. High: 76, Low: 68. Chance of precipitation: 70-90 percent.

2. Park program signups: Registration for Needham Park and Recreation’s fall and early winter programs. There are a variety of activities and classes offered for children of all ages up through adults—read all about them in the . Register online at www.needhamma.gov/parkandrecreation, in person at the Park and Recreation Office in the , or by mail.

3. Kid fun: Children ages 2 and up are invited to drop by the today for crafts from 4-4:45 p.m.

4. Theater auditions: Needham Community Theatre is holding auditions today and tomorrow for their upcoming production of “Seussical,” Dec. 7-9 and Dec. 14-15. Auditions will take place beginning at 6:30 p.m. at . Auditions are by appointment only. Email auditions@needhamtheatre.org to schedule an audition time, and be sure to indicate whether you prefer Tuesday or Wednesday. Learn more at www.needhamtheatre.org.

5. Basketball tryouts: Needham Metrowest Basketball League is holding tryouts for the 2012-13 season on Saturday, Sept. 8 and Sunday, Sept. 9 and again on Sept. 22 and 23. This competitive travel basketball league is open to boys and girls in grades 4-8 who live in Needham. Players are expected to commit to two practices and one game each week. For more information and registration forms, visit http://needhammetrowestbball.com.

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