Our weekday morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations.
1. beginning at 6 p.m., to interview the six candidates for Milford Town Administrator selected for initial interviews. The candidates are: Barbara A. Auger, Milford town treasurer for the past 15 years; Noel G. Bon Tempo, an attorney, and a social studies teacher with Milford High School; John D'Agostino, the town manager in Abington, on the South Shore, whose contract recently was not renewed; William E. Kingkade Jr., a Milford Finance Committee member and a manager with the state MBTA; Mark S. Stankiewicz, a former town manager in Stoughton and Plymouth; and Richard Villani, an attorney and Geriatric Authority member.
2. A free cultural treat: four musicians from the Boston Symphony Orchestra will perform in a free concert at Milford Town Hall on Feb. 17. BSO violinists Xin Ding and Catherine French, as well as violist Kazuko Matsusaka, and cellist Owen Young will perform both Beethoven's Quartet No. 10 and Dvořák's Quartet No. 10. The performance will be in the upper hall. See the announcement for details on reserving seats.
3. Are you a runner, or any kind of an endurance athlete, such as a hiker? A series of free seminars at a new running store, Run Fit, may be up your alley. with talk of fueling and hydration. Stop in for whatever one interests you.
4. Ronald Auger has taken out papers to run for the Board of Library Trustees, according to the Milford Town Clerk. Several other seats are available this year in town government. The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday to pull nomination papers.
5. Are you a parent looking for a night out on Friday? The Pumpkin Patch Pre-School is holding a "Parents Night Out" pizza party for children, whose parents can then have a few hours to themselves. The cost is $20 per child. See the announcement for more details.