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Five Things You Need to Know Today: Oct. 10

Toastmasters to meet today at Christ Episcopal Church in Needham.

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

1. Warm and sunny: We’ll see more sun today with a high around 80 degrees and a light wind between 3 and 8 miles per hours, according to the National Weather Service. The evening will be mostly clear with a low around 54.

2. Columbus Day: Today is Columbus Day, which means are closed, as are town offices, post offices and the .

3. Toast of the town: The Boston West Toastmasters Club meets on the second and fourth Monday of every month from 7:30-9:00 p.m. at in Needham. This local chapter of Toastmasters International is a nonprofit organization that helps its members develop their public speaking skills. Learn more at their Web site.

4. Donations needed: Parent Talk gently used maternity and children’s clothing (size 0-8), toys, games, books and equipment on Oct. 29. To donate, e-mail donations@parenttalk.info to arrange a time to drop off items before the sale, or deliver items to between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. the day before the sale, on Friday, Oct. 28.

5. Fall fun: is organizing on Saturday, Oct. 22 and invites children ages 6-12 to participate. The visit will include a hayride to the pumpkin patch where kids can pick out a pumpkin (bring your own money), a turn at the corn cannon and the corn maze. Cost is $5 for children and $10 for adult volunteers. Sign up by calling 781-400-5867.

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