Five Things You Need to Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.
1. presents botanist and author Arthur Haines of the New England Wild Flower Society’s new . Get a behind-the-scenes understanding of how this book came to be, learn why an updated Flora was necessary and more. $10. 10 am. For more information, call 508-693-9426
2. The Strawberry Festival happens today at . The Strawberry Princess will be at the festival, there will be hay rides, farm tours and live music by the Flying Elbows; plus free strawberry shortcake, face painting, great food and kids games. 11 am – 3 pm. For more information, call 508-627-9674 or visit morninggloryfarm.com.
3. The shop will officially open today at 45 Circuit Ave in Oak Bluffs. The Grand Opening celebration will start at 11 am with an old fashioned treasure hunt, and officially open at 2 pm.
4. There is a today at the . It's time to donate your used books to the library for their summer book sale. We are looking for books in good condition (no mildew or damage please). No telephone books, bibles, condensed books, textbooks, or video (VCR) tapes. 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm.
5. The is hosting a Juneteenth 2012 Celebration today at the . Bring a dish to share and celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the Right to Vote. $5 suggested donation. 4 pm - 6 pm. For more information, call 508-627-8850.