Here are five things to know Jan. 16, 2013 in Swampscott:
1) Town and School Meeting Watch: The Historic District Study Committee meets at 7 tonight at Town Hall in the first-floor conference room.
2) Newsbit of the Day: A wine tasting and benefit for the Ghirardini family will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at Red Rock Bistro. $25 per person. Proceeds will go to the Ghirardini family who lost their Andrew Road home and belongings to fire Jan. 3.
3) Swampscott Scholars: Swampscott High Class of 2012 graduate Lara Dandreo received the Swampscott High School Chorus Scholarship.
4) Weather Watch: Rain, mainly before 5pm. High near 36.
5) Big Blue Watch: The boys and girls track team square off against Danvers at 4 at Swampscott High and the boys hockey team battles East Longmeadow at 4:30 at the Salem State ice arena.