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5 Things You Need to Know Today: April 26

Your Patch Facts for the day.

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.

1. There is a 60 percent chance of showers today, mainly after 3 p.m. There will be increasing clouds, with a high near 63. Calm wind will become south between 7 and 10 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Tonight showers are likely before 1 a.m. Patchy fog is expected before 9 p.m. Otherwise, it will be cloudy, then gradually partly cloudy, with a low around 45. North wind will be between 7 and 9 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

2. The Alzheimer’s Association is presenting a free workshop on understanding the early stages of memory loss 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the . It is free and open to public and will go over memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. This program provides information about the disease and related dementias, the benefits of early detection, causes and risk factors, treatment and services offered by the Alzheimer’s Association. To register call 800-272-3900.

3. Looking for ideas on how to freshen up the house for spring and summer? Join the Mansfield Women of Today 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at The V, 337 Cocasset St, Foxborough for Girls Night Out “From My House to the White House” with special guest speaker and interior designer Karen Corinha. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Mansfield Bank or Glee Gifts in Mansfield as well as Chic to Chic in Foxborough. It will include light appetizers, dessert and a cash bar as well as raffles. Local vendors who carry home good products will also be at the event, including Willow House, Artiste Sweet and Sinful Chocolate Company and Jenna’s Jewels. Contact Diana at diana.bren@yahoo.com or 617-899-3919 with any questions.

4. With 1,266 voters at the polls Tuesday, Norton residents voted against questions 2 and 3 in the charter changes and voted in incumbents. For more on the election, click .

5. In only a year and a half since Southeastern Regional began offering a robotics class through their cutting-edge engineering program, their robot, “Alden” has already earned 3rd place in the National Robotics League competition. For more information on this, tune in at noon.

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