"Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.
1. Board of Selectmen Meeting
The Stoughton Board of Selectmen will meet Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Hall (third floor, Great Hall).
The meeting starts in executive session, which is closed to the public, to discuss Collective Bargaining for union personnel. The meeting will then reconvene in open session.
A full agenda is posted here: Agenda 2-5-13
2. Halftime 3-Point Challenge at Stoughton High Basketball Games
Adding to the excitement of Stoughton High basketball games, Reebok is sponsoring a 3-point challenge at halftime.
This Tuesday when the Stoughton High boys' basketball team takes on Taunton (6:30 p.m. tip-off, SHS gym), a lucky fan will have the chance to attempt a NBA-range 3-point shot and win a $25 gift card from Reebok.
Fans will have the chance to purchase tickets for a chance to attempt the shot. Tickets are 2 for $1 and an arms length (about 15) for $5.
The winning ticket will be selected (like a raffle) and the fan will have a chance to hit a shot. If the fan makes it, he or she will win a $25 Reebok gift card. If the fan misses, a new ticket will be drawn and another fan will have a chance to win.
This will continue until either someone has made a shot or the teams come back on the court to warm up for the second half.
If no one has made a shot when the teams come back onto the court, the challenge will carry over until the next game, with the prize increasing to a $50 Reebok gift card. If someone made a shot, the prize will be $25 for the next game.
3. Stoughton High Sports on Tap
The Stoughton High boys' and girls' basketball teams are in action Tuesday evening, Feb. 5.
The boys' host Taunton, while the girls' travel to Taunton. The girls' (9-5) are one win away from clinching a spot in the postseason. Both varsity games start at 6:30 p.m. JV games start at 5 p.m. and freshmen games start at 3:30 p.m.
Meanwhile, the SHS swim team hosts Canton at the Randolph High pool at 6:15 p.m. It is Stoughton's final regular season meet.
4. Bingo at the Senior Center
The Senior Center will hold its weekly game of BINGO at 12:45 p.m.
5. 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.