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5 Things You Need to Know Today, Aug. 23

Mostly-sunny skies, a School Committee meeting and a free blood-pressure check.

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 Tuesday, Aug. 23. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Mostly sunny: Looks like it will be a nice day today. According to the National Weather Service we can expect mostly sunny skies with a high temperature near 78 degrees. It's expected to get increasingly cloudy tonight and the temperature over night will drop down to around 57 degrees. 
  • School Committee: The  is meeting at 7:30 p.m. this evening in the Committee Room at . The committee will be discussing , building updates and school start and end times. 
  • Pressure check:  offers free  every Tuesday morning from 8 to 10 a.m. at the . Come down and get your pressure reading. Even if you feel healthy, it is always best to get checked occasionally.
  • New career help: The  is hosting a  program from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today. This is a networking and workshop dedicated to providing a 'roadmap to re-employment' for transitioning professionals. It is free and all are welcome.
  • Cooking lessons: On this day in 1902, Fannie Farmer, author of the well-known and often-used cookbook "The Boston Cooking-School Cookbook," opened the Miss Farmer's School of Cookery in Boston. Farmer is best known for advocating the use of standardized measurements in recipes and educating medical professionals on the importance of nutrition. 

For more things to do today, check out our Events page.

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