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5 Things, October 15: Master Plan Public Forum; SHS Cross Country Fundraiser at Orange Leaf

Five Things You Need to Know Today: How You Can Play a Part in Defining Stoughton’s Future; Stoughton High Cross Country Fundraiser at Orange Leaf; Homework Center at the Library; and more...

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

1. How You Can Play a Part in “Defining Stoughton’s Future”

The following is a press release from Stoughton Town Planner Noreen O’Toole:

On Monday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. the Town of Stoughton will host a public meeting at the Stoughton Senior Center, 110 Rockland Street to provide information and gather community input for the Town’s new Master Plan.

Following a light dinner, the consultant team will give a brief presentation and ask for your help in defining Stoughton’s future.  This will be an important opportunity for residents, business owners and other stakeholders to learn more about the Master Plan and share any thoughts and concerns they have regarding how Stoughton will change to meet its current and future needs. 

Child care will be provided on a first come basis.  Transportation for seniors and the disabled is also available.  To request child-care or transportation please contact Karen Hall, Director of Council on Aging and Stoughton Youth Commission at (781) 344-8882.

Click here for more information.

2. Stoughton High Cross Country Fundraiser at Orange Leaf

The Stoughton High Cross Country team will be holding a fundraiser at Orange Leaf at Cobb's Corner in Canton on Monday, Oct. 15.  

From 5 p.m. until 10 p.m., 10 percent of all proceeds will be given to the Stoughton High Cross Country teams.

So enjoy some frozen yogurt and help one of Stoughton High's sports programs.

Orange Leaf recently opened next to Five Guys. See the attached fundraising flyer for more information (coupon NOT required to take part in fundraiser).

3. Homework Center at the Library

The Homework Center will be available for students in the Wales French room of the Stoughton Public Library on Mondays from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

4. Stoughton YMCA Youth Basketball and Travel Basketball Sign-Ups

There will be a registration and information session for the Stoughton YMCA's youth basketball and travel basketball programs Monday, Oct. 15 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Stoughton Y.

The youth basketball program is co-ed for grades K-3 and runs from November-January, while the travel program is co-ed for 4th through 8th grade and runs from November-March.

Deadline to register is Oct. 21.

For more information, take a look at the attached brochures (in the media gallery) or contact Joe Leaver at 781-341-2016 x 283.

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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