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Five Things You Need to Know Today, Aug. 11

Expect a sunny and warm Thursday. High temperatures could reach 81 degrees with an overnight low of 59 degrees.

Good morning, Arlington! Here are five things you need to know today:

1. Weather: Expect a sunny and warm Thursday. High temperatures could reach 81 degrees with an overnight low of 59 degrees.

2. Patch Picks: Each week, Arlington Patch highlights editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off, and more in our Thursday feature called Patch Picks. This week, we want to know from you .

3. Farmers Market Spotlight: Every Sunday and Wednesday this summer, Arlington Patch is highlighting local vendors in our feature . In case you missed it, on Wednesday we reported on the market's .

4. For the troops: Barrett & Company Real Estate is  for Operation American Soldier. Small plastic jars can be dropped off at the Barrett & Company offices in Concord, Lincoln and Carlisle Centers.

5. This Day in History: From History.com, "A group of federal prisoners classified as 'most dangerous' arrives at Alcatraz Island, a 22-acre rocky outcrop situated 1.5 miles offshore in San Francisco Bay. The convicts--the first civilian prisoners to be housed in the new high-security penitentiary--joined a few dozen military prisoners left over from the island's days as a U.S. military prison."

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