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5 Things You Need to Know Today, May 24

Chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon, a couple of home games (if they don't get rained out) and lessons in public speaking.

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

Today is Thursday, May 24. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Remember yesterday? Expect that: Really, the text from the National Weather Service is almost exactly the same. We can expect a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mostly after 1 p.m. Otherwise mostly cloudy with a high near 74. A chance of showers tonight with a low around 57. 
  • Public meetings: The Renovation Committee is meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the School Committee room at to discuss a project update and the athletic field. The Conservation Commission is meeting at 7 p.m. in the main hearing room at . 
  • Toastmasters: There is a session of the "Last Word Toastmasters Club" at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the . This Toastmasters Club is an international organization dedicated to helping members improve their communication and leadership skills. Come join the fun-filled, stress-free, supportive group. Walk-ins are always welcome.
  • Home games: varsity teams have a couple of home games today. The girls varsity tennis team is playing Chelmsford High at 3:45 p.m. at . The girls varsity softball is hosting a game against Malden High at 4 p.m. at Marvin Field, 90 South Bedford St.
  • Bridge to somewhere: Brooklyn Bridge opens in 1883 on this day. The bridge took 14 years to build and saw 27 people die during its construction. Linking New York and Brooklyn for the first time, the bridge was the largest suspension bridge built to that date. Many residents of Brooklyn and Manhattan Island turned out to watch the dedication, which was performed by President Chester A. Arthur and New York Governor Grover Cleveland. It was designed by John Roebling.

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