Five Things You Need to Know Today: October 3

How to shape your world ahead of the big debate tonight, and two Brookline residents are set to be honored tonight.


1. A 30 to 40 percent chance all day and night (respectively), as well as a high near 72ºF and a low around 57ºF. Otherwise, the day should be cloudy with calm winds, according to the National Weather Service.

2. with discounts, coupons, light refreshments, and a chance to win free manicures for a year. They are going around to all of their locations and today, it is Brookline's turn. Head to 481 Harvard Street between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. today.

3. Two Brookline residents are going to be honored tonight: Michael and Kitt Dukakis are being recognize for their work with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum at their 2012 Boston Dinner. For those who can make it to 510 Atlantic Ave in Boston for the 6:30 p.m. reception, it is $350 a plate. Otherwise, more information is on the event page.

4. Some call the era in which we live the "digital age." Tonight's free Brookline High School, entitled  features Harvard Professor Howard Gardner as well as two panels, one featuring Common Sense Media’s Linda Burch, and a BHS teacher and parent, the other made up of BHS students. It starts at 7 p.m.

5. For those tuning into the Presidential Debate tonight, you have multiple options: 

  • The first, at 8:30 p.m. tonight, ElectionSpeakers.com is providing a unique critique of the presidential debates, and you can participate in the show by heading to 1632 Beacon St. As audience size is limited, please RSVP to Nikki Smyrni at nikki@speechimprovement.com or (617) 739-3330. 
  • The Patch live chat tonight during the debate, which you can participate in without leaving your couch. Patch readers, editors, and members of the Massachusetts parties will log in and chime in during the debate.

The League of Women Voters have also offered a number of Debate Watching 101 tips on their Patch Blog, and will have debate-watching events in the coming weeks at Pine Manor and Newbury College.


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