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1. 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.
2. Stoughton High Sports on Tap
The Stoughton High boys' varsity basketball team hosts Sharon Friday at 6:30 p.m., while the SHS girls' varsity basketball team travels to Sharon at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. Freshmen games are at 3:30 p.m. and JV games are at 5 p.m.
3. Dodgeball Tournament Fundraiser
The Stoughton High Class of 2016 (this year's freshmen) are holding a Dodgeball Tournament fundraiser at Dirt Dawg Sports in Canton next Friday, Jan. 25 from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m.
It's open for players ages 12 and up. Up to six players per team. Teams must include at least two females. Cost is $30 per team ($5 per player).
Dirt Dawg Sports is located at 40 Industrial Dr. in Canton (off Route 138, near the Canton/Stoughton line).
4. 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.
5. Team Elite AAU Basketball Tryouts
Team Elite will be holding AAU boys' basketball tryouts for the 2013 Spring season on Saturday, January 26 (8th Grade – 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 9th Grade – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.) at the Elite Health and Fitness Center located on 1519 Center Street in Stoughton.
There is a one-time tryout fee of $20. To help tryouts go more smoothly, please print out and complete the registration form (posted in the media gallery) and bring the completed form with you to tryouts. Only registered players will be permitted to participate in tryouts. Arrive 20 minutes early to complete the Elite Health and Fitness Center form as well.