"Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.
1. Upcoming Blood Drive at the Stoughton YMCA
The Stoughton YMCA is hosting a Blood Drive with Boston's Children's Hospital this Thursday, Feb. 28 from 1-6 p.m.
Appointments can be made through halfpints.childrenshospital.org or by calling Mary Coulter-Bennett at 781-341-2016 x229. Walk ins are accepted!
The Stoughton YMCA is located at 445 Central St.
2. Playoff Basketball
The postseason starts for the Stoughton High girls' basketball team Wednesday, Feb. 27 when the Black Knights travel to Plymouth South for a 7 p.m. game.
Stoughton (13-7) is the 10th seed (out of 19 total teams) in the Division 1 South Sectional bracket. Plymouth South (14-6) is the 7th seed.
The game will be played at the Plymouth South Middle School (488 Long Pond Road in Plymouth). If you can't make it to the game, click here to follow all the action.
Click here for a full breakdown of this playoff matchup.
3. Stoughton High Science Fair Project Viewing and Awards Ceremony Rescheduled
When the MIAA released its postseason tournament pairings for high school basketball, the Stoughton High girls' team, the 10th seed in the Division 1 South Sectional bracket, drew a road game at #7 seed Plymouth South Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.
What does this have to do with the Stoughton High Science Fair?
The project viewing and awards ceremony for the 55th Annual Stoughton High Science Fair was scheduled for the same night.
So, the project viewing (7 p.m.) and awards ceremony (8 p.m.) have been moved to Thursday, Feb. 28, giving students and members of the community a chance to attend both events.
Judging for the Science Fair is still scheduled to take place on Wednesday, Feb. 27. from 3 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.
Take a look at highlights from the 2012 SHS Science Fair by clicking here.
4. Stoughton Special Education Parent Advisory Council Meeting
The Stoughton Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SSEPAC) invites you to its third regular business meeting of the 2012-13 school year.
It takes place Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wales French Room in the Stoughton Public Library.
5. Final STOYAC Softball Signups
The final STOYAC Softball registrations will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Stoughton Police Station.
Reminder: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.