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Five Things You Need to Know Today: Aug. 23

Baseball history, charity, meetings and more today in Lexington.

1. : At 7 p.m. tonight, Cary Memorial Library invites you to meet  Martha Ackmann, author of Curveball: The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone. Stone was the first woman to play professional baseball, and ended up playing in the Negro League during the 1940s and 50s, when the women's leagues denied her because of the color of her skin.

2. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, public meetings posted for today include: LexHAB at 7 a.m. at its offices on Militia Drive; the 300th Celebration Committee at 12:30 p.m. at Cary Hall; the Town Celebrations Committee at 7 p.m. at the Town Office Building and the Board of Appeals at 7 p.m. at Cary Hall.

3. Lexington Toastmasters Weekly Meeting: It's 12:15 p.m. at Cambridge Savings Bank on Mass Ave.

4. Coaches Across Continents Soccer Equipment Donation Drive at Tricon Sports: In case you missed it the other day, Tricon Sports is accepting new and gently used soccer equipment to benefit the nonprofit Coaches Across Continents, which seeks to use sport educate athletes and leaders in Africa.

5. Looks Like a Nice One: Some patchy fog early should clear up into a mostly sunny day with a high of 87, according to the National Weather Service, which predicts a partly cloudy evening with a low of 62.

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