5 things to know today

  1.  It will be mostly sunny today with an expected high of 71. There is a 20% chance of showers tonight. Friday’s forecast has a 30% chance of showers and expected high of 74.
  2. Friday’s Party in the Park Will have a dance floor to go along with its live music by The Chocolate Crackers from 5-7 p.m. and Coyote Wild from 8-11 p.m Admission to the event in Charles City’s Central Park is free.
  3. Iowa BIG North is putting on a glow in the dark-themed bean bag tournament at Friday’s Party in the Park. The entry fee is $5. A cash prize will be awarded. The party begins at 5 p.m.
  4. The Charles City High School Drama Awards Banquet begins at 6 p.m. tonight in the school cafeteria. Much-loved director Linda Brant is retiring.
  5.  The Lions Field Pool will open for the 2017 season at 1 p.m. Monday, May 29. Because school is still in session, it will be closed Tuesday, May 30, to Friday, June 2, reopening Saturday, June 3 for the season. General swim hours are 1-4 p.m. daily.