"Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.
1. Today's forecast, according to the National Weather Service, calls for a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon, with storms likely this evening as well. Temperatures are expected to reach a high of 84 degrees.
2. Dine out and support the . Not Your Average Joe's restaurant on Main Street in Acton will be donating 20-percent of certain proceeds today to the Concord Orchestra. To download a certificate to make your purchase applicable to the orchestra fundraiser, click here.
3. The is meeting this morning at 141 Keyes Road, at 8 a.m. The is also meeting this morning at 22 Monument Square, at 8:30 a.m. The is meeting this evening at 141 Keyes Road, at 7:30 p.m.
4. Eat in, act out. The Lexington Farmers Market is open today from 2-6:30 p.m. at the corner of Woburn Street and Mass Avenue in Lexington. Stop by for some locally grown produce and enjoy all the fresh tastes summer has to offer.
5. On this day in 1775, little over three months after the Battle of Lexington and Concord, the fledgling Congress established the United States Post Office. The service was instituted in response to the British-operated postal service's attempt to stifle the press by failing to deliver information to printers of pamphlets and papers, and papers to readers.