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5 Things, August 16: Borrow a Kindle from the Stoughton Public Library

Five Things You Need to Know Today: Borrow a Kindle from the Stoughton Public Library; Flamingo Flocking Fundraiser; Stoughton Middle School Hockey Team Tryouts; and more...

"Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.

1. Borrow a Kindle from the Stoughton Public Library

You can now check out a Kindle for two weeks from the Stoughton Public Library.

Kindles come preloaded with a selection of popular titles. See a library staff member for more information.

You must be 18 or older and a Stoughton resident in order to borrow a Kindle.

2. Flamingo Flocking Fundraiser

If you start to see a bunch of plastic flamingos popping up around town, there is a good reason why.

The is holding a "Flamingo Flocking Fundraiser."

From the SHS Flamingo Flocking website:

"You can flock a friend for a donation as low as $15.  Upon receipt of your order form and donation, a volunteer will secretly place a flock of SHS flamingos in the requested friend’s front yard from Monday - Friday (flamingos rest on weekends).  Birds and signs will be delivered in the early morning and will remain in the yard for no more than 48 hours.  A notice will be attached explaining the removal policy, how to order the flamingos to be “forwarded,” and how to buy flamingo “insurance”. Sorry, our birds may not migrate outside of the SHS district boundaries, or be placed onto public property or at apartment complexes!"

"Flocking is done in good spirits and is not meant to be malicious," the website states. If your yard is flocked, there is no cost for removing the flamingos, although a donation is appreciated. If you don't want to be flocked there is "flamingo insurance" that can be "purchased" (a.k.a. making a donation to the Class of 2013).

Questions? Call the SHS Flamingo Hotline at 781-436-0825.

For more information and for how to order flamingos or flamingo insurance, click here.

3. Last Day of Summer Nutrition Program at the West School

The will be offering a Summer Nutrition Program at the . The program began Monday, July 9 and ends on August 16, 2012.

Lunch will be served free of charge to all school aged children, up to age 18, in the West School Cafeteria, Monday through Thursday from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All food must be consumed on the premises; no food is allowed to be taken home or off the property.

Questions? Call 781-297-1051.

4. Thursday is Food Pantry Day in Stoughton

Stoughton resident Peg Carbone continues her effort to curb hunger in Stoughton, personally picking up donations for the food pantries every Thursday.

Here's a note from Peg: "I pick up non perishable food and also household items every Thursday, anywhere in Stoughton and deliver them to the food pantry. Please tell your friends and neighbors. One item, one bag or several, and I will pick them up every Thursday."

Haven't called to arrange a pickup? It's not too late. Call Peg at 508-889-1385 or send an email to peg.carbone@comcast.net.

5. Stoughton Middle School Hockey Team Tryouts

Tryouts for Stoughton's Middle School Hockey Team will be 3:30 to 4:50 p.m. August 20 and 27 at the Asiaf Rink at Brockton High School.

Tryouts are open to all Stoughton middle school students entering the 6th, 7th or 8th grade in September. No positions are guaranteed to returning players. There is no charge for tryouts.

The cost for the season is $675. Three equal payments of $225 are due September 1st, October 1st and November 1st.

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