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5 Things, January 24: Terry Francona Coming to BJ's in Stoughton for "The Red Sox Years" Book Signing

Five Things You Need to Know Today: Terry Franonca Book Signing Saturday at the BJ's in Stoughton; Internet Safety Night; Jones Early Childhood Center Open House/Celebrate Stoughton Night; And More...

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1. Terry Francona Coming to BJ's in Stoughton for "The Red Sox Years" Book Signing

This Saturday, Stoughton residents will have the chance to meet the man who helped lead the Boston Red Sox to two World Series titles, including the team's first since 1918.

Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona is coming to BJ's in Stoughton for a book signing Saturday, Jan. 26 from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m., according to the BJ's Wholesale Club Facebook page.

Francona and Boston Globe sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy co-wrote "Francona: The Red Sox Years," which "chronicles an epic era, from 2004, his first year as the Sox skipper, when they won their first championship in 86 years, through another win in 2007, to the controversial September collapse just four years later," according to the book description on Amazon.com.

Francona managed the Sox for eight seasons, averaging 93 victories a year, winning the aforementioned pair of World Series titles, but he departed after the historic September collapse in 2011 which kept the Sox out of the postseason. Francona, who remains popular in Boston, is now the manager of the Cleveland Indians, after spending the 2012 season as an ESPN baseball analyst.

BJ's in Stoughton is located at 901 Technology Center Dr.

2. Internet Safety Night

The Stoughton Schools Parent Engagement Center is hosting an Internet Safety Night Thursday, Jan. 24 at the O'Donnell Middle School from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m.

The following is from the Parent Engagement Center:

Knowing how to use the internet responsibly is an important 21st century skill. Schools require students to use online resources to do homework and write reports. When our children are grown, they'll need to be well-versed in personal technology to be successful in their careers. Digital technology is now an important social tool for children, particularly as they reach adolescence.

Come learn how to help your child navigate the online world safely and responsibly and become familiar with how kids use these technologies.

3. Jones Early Childhood Center Open House/Celebrate Stoughton Night

The Jones Early Childhood Center will be hosting its annual Open House/Celebrate Stoughton Night Thursday, Jan. 24 from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the school, located at 137 Walnut St.

The open house is for students that may be interested in attending the school in the fall of 2013 (children must be the age of 3 by September 30) and for students that are currently in attendance.

Click here for more information.

4. Stoughton High Student Council Hosting Movie Night for Elementary School Students

The Stoughton High School Student Council is excited to annouce its first Movie Night for Stoughton elementary school aged children.

The Lorax (rated PG) will be shown in the Stoughton High auditorium Friday, January 25 from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $2 per elementary child, adults are FREE (adults must attend with children). Receive $1 off if you bring a non-perishable food item for the food pantry!

Snacks will be available for purchase.

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 peg.carbone@comcast.net.

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