Today is Tuesday, Dec. 18. Here are five things you need to know:
1.) The Arlington High girls’ basketball team is home at 7 p.m. tonight against Watertown. The boys’ team is at Watertown at the same time.
2.) The Arlington Catholic girls’ basketball team will host Cambridge Rindge & Latin at 6:30 p.m. tonight. The school’s boys and girls’ track teams will be at Cardinal Spellman at 4:30 p.m.
3.) Twenty-six Christmas trees will be lit with white lights at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Arlington Lodge of Elks on Pond Lane to honor the 26 victims of Friday’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Read more.
4.) Check out three places to donate locally this holiday season.
5.) It’s expected to rain today and into the night with a high near 49, according to the National Weather Service.