5 Things You Need to Know Today, April 20

Happy Birthday Fenway Park!

Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section.

Today is Friday, April 20. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Sunny and warm: Looks like another nice day today. According to the National Weather Service we can expect sunny skies with a high near 75 degrees. A slight chance of showers after 11 p.m. tonight and fog overnight. Overnight low around 55.
  • Crafters Night: The is hosting a night of starting at 7 p.m. You can bring your scrapbooking, rubber stamping, knitting, cross stitching, or what ever you are working on at the moment or just come to chat. Feel free to bring a snack to share.
  • Earth Day Event: The is hosting an at 4 p.m. this afternoon for kids in grades 1 to 5. There will be a reading of Dr. Seuss's "The Lorax" and of "The People Who Hugged the Trees," an environmental tale from India. There will also be crafts with recycled materials.
  • Home games: The varsity teams have a variety of home games today. The boys varsity baseball team is playing Melrose High at 10 a.m. at . The varsity girls softball team is playing Melrose at 10 a.m. at Marvin Field, 90 South Bedford St. Finally, the girls varsity tennis team is playing Reading Memorial High at 10 a.m. at
  • 100 Years of the Green Monster: On this day in 1912 Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, opened for the first time. The team played the New York Highlanders (now the New York Yankees) during the opening game of the park. Fenway is the oldest Major League Baseball stadium currently in use and is considered one of the best-known sports venues in the world. Tonight the Red Sox are taking on the Yankees on the 100-year anniversary and to commemorate the date both teams will be wearing throwback 1912 uniforms. Today's game starts at 3:05 p.m.



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