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. Gather those dull knives and scissors as On the Edge Knife Sharpening will be at tomorrow's winter farmers market, which opens at noon at First Parish in Framingham hall at 24 Vernon St.
3. If you met your sweetheart on the commuter rail, Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad invites you to share your story and enter the “Commuting with Cupid” contest. MBCR will choose the top romantic and humorous stories emailed to Valentine@MBCR.net to post on MBCR’s Facebook page. The story with the most “likes” will be awarded a $150 Open Table dining card* for a romantic meal at their favorite restaurant.
4. A Southern New England AAA survey of prices in the Commonwealth found that self-serve, regular unleaded averaged at $3.59 per gallon, which is 14 cents higher than a week ago. "Prices locally are up 14 cents over the past month, but haven’t increased as quickly as they did this time last year," reads the release. "The current price is seven cents above the national average for self-serve unleaded of $3.52. A year ago at this time the Massachusetts average price was $3.49."
5. Open Mic with Alan Goodrich at Railroad Six Sports Grill at 7:30 p.m.