ABOUT TOWN: New Name for Jones School; Adoptive Families Parent Group (And More…)
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JONES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IS NO MORE: Yes, we know that in a cost-cutting measure years ago the elementary school was closed down. Yet, it is utilized today with an array of students for preschool programs, and has a beautiful new Parents Center.
So, in recognition of the changing role of the school, the School Committee has officially changed the name of the Walnut Street venue to…Drum Roll…the Edwin A. Jones Early Education Center.
Of course, the Jones School roof repair is at the center of a storm of controversy about the town's procurement practices.
MEET YOUR REP: State Rep Lou Kafka (D-Stoughton) will be holding office hours here in Stoughton.
He'll be at the Council on Aging on Friday, February 10, from 9-10 a.m. The COA is at the Stoughton Senior Center, 110 Rockland Street.
If you can't make it during this time, you can set up an appointment for an alternate time by calling 617-722-2960. You can also find Rep. Kafka on Facebook at www.facebook.com/reploukafka.
MSPCC ADOPTIVE FAMILIES GET TOGETHER: There's a Stoughton Area Parent Group for Adoptive Families! Join them at a parent-run group for adoptive and pre-adoptive parents, as well as kin, guardian and foster parents.
Others personally connected to adoption, including birth parents or adults who were adopted, are also invited to participate.
This is a free, ongoing group that meets once a month for support, resources, and discussing adoption related issues. Feel free to drop in!
The meeting takes place at the Stoughton Public Library, 84 Park Street in Stoughton. Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Next meeting is February 9.
For more info, contact Lori Baeumler at 617-587-1522 or email email@example.com.
For more info about Adoptive Families Together and a complete listing of all of their parent group locations, visit their website at www.mspcc.org/aft.
CAPTURING THE PAST---PRESERVING THE FUTURE! Mass Audubon’s Moose Hill Wildlife Gallery is pleased to announce its new exhibit “Capturing the Past – Preserving the Future” featuring the work of Robert W. Lesieur (1918-2008).
A prolific and creative local artist, he was a master at capturing the tranquility and splendor of landscapes. Mr. Lesieur’s distinctive style is expressed with felt tip pen and watercolors in this retrospective show that highlights Moose Hill’s landscapes and architecture.
His works have attracted much attention and recognition in terms of prestigious awards and are collected both in the private and corporate sector.
Viewers are invited to take a nostalgic look back in time to experience Moose Hill through the eyes of a practiced master.
Join them for an exciting Opening Reception, Thursday, February 9th, 6-8 p.m. with guest speakers and artists commenting on his work and life. The exhibit will run February 2 – March 27. The Gallery is open 10 am – 4 pm daily.
Moose Hill Sanctuary is located at 293 Moose Hill Street, Sharon, MA. Please visit www.massaudubon.org or call 781-784-5691 for details.