"Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.
1. The National Weather Service is calling for a patchy fog through most of this morning, with it clearing up during the daytime with a high of 76. There is a 60-percent chance of showers tonight.
2. The Concord and Concord-Carlisle School committees are meeting tonight at 6 p.m.; is meeting at 6 p.m. and is holding a public forum at 7 p.m.; Natural Resources Commission is meeting at 7 p.m.; White Pond Advisory Committee is meeting at 7:30 p.m.
3. Calling all jazz enthusiasts! Tonight is the . Stop by 1317 Main Street at 7 p.m. for a positive, interactive learning environment for musicians ages 11 and up.
4. Bring the kids to on Thoreau Street at 10:30 a.m. or 4 p.m. today for , and a . Both events are free.
5. In 2011, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has so far seen massive snowfall at the beginning of the year, and a summer bookended by a tornado and a hurricane. Some of you may recall that today, Sept. 21, marks the 73rd anniversary of the Great New England Hurricane, which made landfall in 1938, causing 600 deaths and devastating regions of the east coast from Southern New England to New Jersey.