Our daily column, 5 Things You Need to Know Today, will help you to get your day started and offer you some fodder for water cooler conversation.
1. A memorial service will take place for Christopher Weigl today at 2 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Holliston, 725 Washington St. Weigl, 23,
2. Mass Ballet's final performance of The Nutcracker is today. Featuring more than 100 local dancers, the curtain rises at 1 at Lincoln-Sudbury High School. Tickets are available at the door $15-$22.
3. Amazing Things Art Center's Craft and Fine Arts Bazaar is today.
4. This is the last weekend of the A Sense of Place art exhibit at Fountain Street Fine Art gallery. Open today 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
5. Caroline Mack of Framingham was cast as Clara in Walnut Hill School for the Arts' 2012 production of The Nutcracker. Mack, a Walsh Middle School sixth grade student, will perform her final show as Clara today, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. at Perrin Theater in the Keiter Center for the Performing Arts on the Natick campus of the Walnut Hill School for the Arts. Tickets, if still available, are $25 adults and $18 children.