Today is Thursday, Oct. 18. Here are five things you need to know:
1.) Thomas Putnam, the director of the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, will give a talk, at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the Arlington High School Media Center. The event is being put on by Arlington Community Education. Tickets are $5. Complete details.
2.) It’s Day 2 of the Arlington International Film Festival at the Regent Theatre. “The Wall: A World Divided” will be shown during tonight’s 7 p.m. session, which also features the Cuban short “Reinaldo Arenas” and a “Q&A” with The Wall’s filmmaker and composer. At 8:45 p.m., a Hungarian dance troupe and musicians will take the stage, followed by the Hungarian film “The Maiden Danced to Death.” See the festival’s lineup and movie trailers.
3.) Have you entered your pet in Patch’s “Pet Halloween Costume Contest”? A $50 gift card is up for grabs.
4.) You can also enter to win Patch’s “Best Halloween Costume in America Contest.” Even if you don’t win the grand prize -- $5,000!!! – the Massachusetts winner still gets a cool $250.
5.) Today is expected to be sunny with a high near 63, according to the National Weather Service.