5 Things You Need to Know Today: March 8

Lunch for Dinner, International Woman's Day and a solar flare are among things to know about today.


"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 calls for warm, but windy weather. Temperatures will be up near 63 degrees with wind gusts of 22 mph. Tonight will find a low of 38 degrees with a 50 percent chance of rain.

2. In other weather-related news, the largest solar flare in five years is expected to hit Earth today, according to New Hampshire television station WMUR. Scientists believe that the flare could disrupt GPS services and power grids, among other electrical sources.

3. Food for Thought will host the “Lunch for Dinner” event tonight at the . You can learn more about the local food movement and voice your own opinion, but you must .

4. celebrates International Woman’s Day with a special celebration at 3 p.m. This year’s event carries the theme of

5. On this day in 1993, MTV debuts the first episode of Beavis and Butthead. The cartoon would go on to become the network’s highest rated show at the time and eventually spawn a theatrical version.


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