ABOUT TOWN: Looking Ahead to Holiday Fairs; Deal For Vets (And More...)
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* First Parish Universalist Church (790 Washington St., Stoughton Center): The First Parish Annual Holiday Fair will be held Friday, Nov. 4, from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
There will be a food table, cookies by the tin, a gift shop, plants, raffles, arts and crafts, a white elephant sale, and more. There will also be a silent auction on Saturday.
* First Congregational Church of Stoughton (76 Pierce St., across from CAPP Playground): The church will present a Holiday Fair on Friday, Nov. 11 (4-8 p.m.) and Saturday, Nov. 12 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.).
Come out to their annual Holiday Fair, where there is always something for everyone to enjoy! Browse their attic treasures, hand knits, Christmas items, books and DVDs, jewelry and accessories, candy and baked goods.
The Fair features a snack bar and you can try your luck with their many raffles! Prizes include a Nook color eReader, gift certificates to local merchants, and much more! Contact the church office for more information at (781) 344-2371 or email them at email@example.com.
VETERANS, CHECK THIS OUT! Stoughton Veteran's Agent Mike Pazyra wants current and former military personnel to know about a discount program being run by Ocean State Job Lot.
Ocean State is offering a 30% discount on most merchandise from October 23 to November 5, 2011 as an expression of gratitude for all the military service members have done and are doing for our country.
All active duty, National Guard, Army Reserve, and retired personnel, Veterans and their immediate families and all dependents, will receive the 30% discount.
Positive ID is required at checkout. DOD Active or Retired, DD-214 Military Discharge Papers, VA ID Card, VA Hospital ID Card, VA Service-Connected Disability Card, CAC ID, VFW ID or American Legion ID are required.
Inform the sales associate prior to your transaction.
CARE TO WALK OR HIKE? A Walking Club is being organized at First Parish Universalist Church in Stoughton. Bill Sevrens invites all interested persons to join him for a hike, after church on Sunday, Nov. 6.
Pack a lunch. Put it in the refrigerator in the church kitchen. Then, after coffee hour, everyone will set out for Borderland State Park, or some such place, for an energetic hike.
The duration of the walk will probably be about three hours or so. All are welcome! If you have questions, please contact Bill at 781-344-7832.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: To Adam Iacobucci, lifelong resident and 1996 graduate of Stoughton High. He's married to Stoughton Patch writer Christine Iacobucci and is the father of loyal Patch readers Bella and Luca.