Five Things You Need to Know Today: Nov. 25
Open houses, businesses and offices; a few local goings on and more today in Lexington.
1. Lexington Lives: The Lexington Public Schools are closed until Monday, but the Center springs back to life today as offices, restaurants and retailers reopen and get ready for the holiday rush that begins this "Black Friday."
2. Thanksgiving Tours of Historic Houses: The Lexington Historical Society is opening up its historic houses for guided tours this Thanksgiving weekend. According to the Society, Buckman Tavern will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with tours every half-hour; the Hancock-Clarke House has the same hours, with tours every hour on the hour and Munroe Tavern is open from noon to 4 p.m., with tours every hour on the hour.
3. A Daytime Entertainment Option: Looking for something to do with the kids today? The Regent Theatre, over in Arlington has several sing-a-long showings of "Mary Poppins" at 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
4. Reminder Panera Opens Monday: After months of permitting, construction, renovations and building from the inside out, Panera Bread is about to open in Lexington Center. The business will officially open at 6 a.m. and a ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for 2 p.m.
5. Warming Up: Should be sunny and warmer today, with highs of 59, according to the National Weather Service, which predicts a mostly cool evening with a low of 49.