Five Things You Need to Know Today, Aug. 19

There is a chance of afternoon rain and thunderstorms today.

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, Aug. 19. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Rain and sun: Looks like another day of changing weather. According to the National Weather Service we can expect a chance of shower and thunderstorms in the afternoon, mostly after 1 p.m. Otherwise it will be mostly sunny with a high temperature near 85 degrees. 
  • Needle talk: The  is hosting the monthly  today from 10 to 11:45 a.m. This club offers participants a chance to learn, share, and motivate one another in the art of knitting.
  • Theater night: Burlington Center for the Arts is holding its inaugural musical theatre event with a production of "" at 7:30 tonight. The musical will be performed at 6 Lexington Street and the cost is $20 for adults and $15 for children and seniors. 
  • Healthy living: The , 61 Center St. is holding a "" exercise program for people 55 years and older at 9:15 a.m. today. This class will teach participants methods to live life to the fullest and have fun while strength training, balancing, moving and stretching. 
  • Norm!: On this day in 1993 the highly-popular sitcom "Cheers" ran it's final episode following an 11-year run on NBC. The show followed the trials, tribulations and petty problems of the regulars of a Boston-based bar. Though it was almost cancelled during  the first season due to low rating, Cheers eventually became one of the highest-rated shows in the United States, coming out in the top 10 for eight of it's 11 seasons. And that, as Cliff Clavin would say, is a "little known fact."

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


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