"Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.
1. Joe Dawe Night at the Stoughton High Football Game
Joe Dawe, longtime principal of the North Elementary School (now Dawe School) and PA announcer at Stoughton High football games, will be honored at Friday night's home game vs. Mansfield.
The game starts at 7 p.m. and features the 3-0 Stoughton High Black Knights hosting the 2-1 Mansfield Hornets.
Last season, Stoughton upset Mansfield on the road, 8-0. Can the Black Knights make it two in a row vs. the Hornets?
Just like last season's game, rain is in the forecast for Friday night.
Regular admission to the game is $6 for adults and $4 for students, but elementary school students will be able to get in for $2 for the home-opener. Those children playing Pop Warner or flag football who wear their jerseys to the game will be able to get in for just $1 all season.
About Town columnist Mark Snyder will be the PA announcer for the game.
Can't make it to the game? Follow all the action with our live blog by clicking here.
2. "5 For the Cure" Fundraising Walk
Coach Ken Gay and the Stoughton High volleyball team will be leading a fundraising campaign for the American Cancer Society this Saturday.
On Saturday, Sept. 29, there will be a “$5 for the Cure” fundraiser walk held at Stoughton High School. The walk begins at 9 a.m. from the superintendent’s parking lot.
The walk is open to students, staff and community members.
Walkers are asked to make a $5 donation to the American Cancer Society.
3. Mattress Sale Fundraiser
The Stoughton High boys' and girls' basketball teams will be holding a mattress fundraiser sale Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Stoughton High gym from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
All sizes and a variety of brand name mattresses will be available. All items are brand new.
Profits go directly to the teams.
For more information, check out the flyer/coupon posted in the media gallery.
4. Boston Jazz Voices visits the Stoughton Public Library
This Saturday, Sept. 29 at 2:30 p.m. Boston Jazz Voices visits the Stoughton Public Library. They will perform vocal jazz arrangements from the American songbook plus some jazzed-up versions of a diverse repertoire of songs.
This special program is sponsored by the Stoughton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
5. National Coffee Day
Saturday, Sept. 29 is National Coffee Day.
McDonald’s celebrates National Coffee Day by providing free coffee for all guests from Sept. 23 - 29 at participating restaurants across New England. Enjoy a free small hot Newman’s Own Organic coffee, a blend only available at McDonald’s restaurants in this region. No purchase necessary.
Reminder: Stoughton Recycling Center/Transfer Station on the Move
The following is a message from the Stoughton DPW:
Effective, Saturday, September 29, 2012, the Recycling Center will have moved from its current location adjacent to BJ's to 100 Page Street (same driveway for the Stoughton Landfill and C & D Facility, which is the same site as the old Transfer Station.).
The Recycling Center will continue to be open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will accept metal household appliances, TVs and computer monitors, propane tanks as well as newspaper, cardboard and other recycling materials. There is also a drop off location for leaves and grass clippings.