"Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.
1. Halloween Trick-or-Treating is Still on in Stoughton
Good news for Stoughton trick-or-treaters: Despite Hurricane Sandy, Halloween is still on in Stoughton.
As of now, there have been no announcements from the town to discourage Halloween trick-or-treating, which traditionally takes place the evening of Oct. 31.
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2. Halloween Forecast
According to the hourly weather forecast on the Weather Channel website, the temperature the evening of Oct. 31 should be in the low to mid 50s in the Stoughton area, with just a slight chance of showers during trick-or-treating hours.
3. Trick-or-Treat Treasure Hunt
From 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. (or until the treats run out) youth at the First United Methodist Church (103 Pleasant St, Stoughton) will be hosting a Halloween treasure hunt throughout the church.
Kids will have fun exploring the building to find their treat and parents will feel comfortable bringing their kids to this safe environment as a trick-or-treat stop.
The estimate is it will take about 15 minutes to complete the treasure hunt.
4. Stoughton Public Library Chess Tournament
Join the Stoughton Public Library for a FREE 5-week chess tournament with instructor Jozef Warzak, starting Nov. 6.
It takes place Thursdays from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. in the Wales French Room.
There will be three age groups: K-5, 6-12, and adult, with each age group receiving a prize (see the flyer in the media gallery for details).
Call 781-344-2711 with questions and to signup. Signup prior to Nov. 6.
Players can bring their own chess sets or one will be provided.
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.