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1. Go Trick-or-Treating...at Stoughton High School?
The Stoughton High Student Council is holding its first Trick-or-Treating event for Halloween. It takes place Friday, October 26 from 6-8 p.m. at Stoughton High. It starts in the cafeteria.
Wear your costumes and get ready to go trick-or-treating (trick or treat rooms will be sponsored by SHS clubs and groups). There will also be all sorts of activities and games.
It's geared for elementary school aged children and younger. A parent/guardian must accompany children at all times.
The event is free but the Student Council will be accepting donations for Cradles to Crayons.
2. Board of Selectmen Meeting
The Stoughton Board of Selectmen will meet Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Hall (third floor, Great Hall).
The meeting starts in executive session (not open to the public) before reconvening in an open session.
A full agenda is posted here: BOS Agenda 10-16-12.pdf
3. Bingo at the Senior Center
The Senior Center will hold its weekly game of BINGO at 12:45 p.m.
4. Last Chance to Register to Vote for 2012 Presidential Election
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 is the presidential election (as well as election for U.S. Senate, Congress and a host of local offices).
The last day to register to vote is Wednesday, Oct. 17. The Town Clerk’s office on the first floor of the Stoughton Town Hall will be open until 8 p.m. You may register to vote as long as you will turn 18 on or prior to Nov. 6.
For more information, click here: 2012 Q&A about voting.pdf
5. Marijuana: What Every Parent Should Know
Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the O'Donnell Middle School media center, OASIS (Organizing Against Substances In Stoughton) is collaborating with the Stoughton Public Schools Parent Engagement Coordinators to provide a marijuana education event for parents (and anyone else from the community).
Dr. Kevin Hill from McLean Hospital will be presenting on youth marijuana addiction and the Stoughton Police Department will be talking about marijuana, youth and the law. Stephanie Patton of OASIS will also be presenting.
Can't make it Wednesday evening? A similar presentation will take place Thursday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. at the Jones School, featuring OASIS member Dan Tarlin, a clinical social worker and Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor at Westwood Lodge Hospital.