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5 Things, September 24: Farmers Market Preview Event Coming to Stoughton

Five Things You Need to Know Today: Farmers Market Coming to Stoughton; Stoughton High School Senior Parent Night & Pasta Dinner Fundraiser; Homework Center at the Library; and more...

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1. Farmers Market Coming to Stoughton

The Stoughton Farmers Market Committee has been hard at work planning for a single farmers market event in town this fall, with the long term goal of having regularly scheduled farmers markets in 2013.

The preview event is scheduled for Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Trackside Plaza (2 Canton St.).

It's free to the public and will feature vendors selling produce, cheeses, meats, breads, baked goods, and a free sampling of Crescent Ridge milks.

Those who purchase from vendors will receive a giveaway - reusable shopping bags.

In addition to the wide selection of foods, there will also be plenty of family-friendly entertainment - music, a story hour, face painting, balloons, and baby farm animals in diapers to pet.

A weekly farmers market in Stoughton is planned to start this coming June.

Working with the Pioneering Health Communities and We Are U-Knighted groups, the aim of the Stoughton Farmers Market Committee is to be able to make locally grown, fresh fruits and vegetables and other healthy foods more readily available in Stoughton. The hope of having the market at Trackside Plaza is to also boost foot traffic for downtown businesses.

For additional info, check out the Stoughton Farmers Market website (http://www.stoughtonfarmersmarket.org/) and check out the Stoughton Farmers Market on Facebook (facebook.com/stoughtonfarmersmarket).

2. Stoughton High School Senior Parent Night & Pasta Dinner Fundraiser

On Monday, September 24, Stoughton High School is hosting its Senior Parent Night.

It will be a night full of information for those families in Stoughton who have a senior graduating in June.

As part of this night, the Class of 2013 is sponsoring a pasta dinner fundraiser starting at 5 p.m. in the Stoughton High School Café. Cost is $5 per person – parents/guardians, siblings - ALL are welcome!

This will also be the first chance to order a copy of the STOTONIAN – Class of 2013 Yearbook and senior sweatpants and t-shirts will be available for purchase ($15 each or $25 for the pair).

3. Stoughton Special Education Basic Rights Presentation

The Stoughton Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SSEPAC) will join Canton’s PAC for a workshop on Basic Rights in Special Education presented by the Federation for Children with Special Needs.

The workshop will be held Monday, September 24 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Canton High School (2nd floor media center).

This is the first of a collaboration of the area Parent Advisory groups. All interested community members are invited.

4. Homework Center at the Library

The Homework Center returns for the first time this school year. It will be available for students in the Wales French room of the Stoughton Public Library on Mondays, starting this evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

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AnnMarie Monaghan September 24, 2012 at 11:20 AM
Love the whole idea. I will be there, but Baby farm animals is diapers????

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