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Five Things You Need to Know Today: April 24

Five Things as we welcome an Olympian home and cook up a feast with Basil.

1. The National Weather Service is predicting a bit of a reprieve from , as the evening becomes mostly clear after a day with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms, gradually becoming mostly sunny. High of 82ºF and a low of 66ºF.  

2. Fans of US gold-medalling gymnast Aly Raisman may want to swing by Burlington this morning for the a "welcome home" rally for the Needham resident at Brestyan’s American Gymnastics Club, 13 Ray Avenue. Aly is scheduled to show up 11-11:30 a.m. If you can't be there in-person, check Burlington Patch for live-blogging coverage, video and photos.

3.  anytime today at the , for a registration fee of $15. Kids in grades K through 8 are eligible, and they don't have to go to the Baker School. Register ahead of time and you get a T-shirt! 

4. Now you're ! Or, well, you can be tonight. Head over to 46 Tappan Street for a class tonight, and learn a little more about how to use this versatile herb in Mediterranean, Southwestern and other cuisines. Class runs $55, and there's bound to be some basil at the .

5.  hosts an interesting trip to " tonight. Starting at 7 p.m., the author will stop in to talk about his book, which follows a woman living in a Berlin where there are no men, and her love of a Jewish man from her past causes her to risk her life by harboring a fugitive family.

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