Today is Wednesday, July 18. Here are five things you need to know today:
1. The weather. The temperature will reach 91 degrees in the afternoon and drop to 66 in the evening. There is a chance of scattered thunder showers.
2. Jim Rice Memorial Softball Tournament. Peabody firefighters are organizing yet another tribute to their fallen brother Jim Rice that will also benefit his family -- this time a softball tournament Aug. 18-19. The tournament is open to teams of firefighters, police and EMS personnel. Games will be played at and the O'Connor fields in Peabody. You can find more information at jimricesoftballtournament.com.
3. Reading Board of Assessors. The at at 2 p.m.
4. Hillview Commission. The at the at 7 p.m. Discussing management of the function hall and condition of the golf course are both items on the agenda.
5. Concerts. Both Reading and North Reading will hold concerts today. The will take place at at 3 p.m. The will take place at at 5 p.m.