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Five Things You Need to Know Today: April 19

Volunteer Luncheon at the Senior Center; Thursday is Food Pantry Day in Stoughton; Buy Tickets for the "Doin' It For Diane" Food Pantry Fundraiser; and more...

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

1. Volunteer Luncheon at Senior Center

A luncheon to honor senior volunteers will be held at the (110 Rockland St.) at 12 p.m. on Thursday, April 19.

2. 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.

3. Converse with a Nurse

Every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Town Hall on the 2nd Floor, meet Stoughton Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) nurses and ask health-related questions and discuss your concerns.

4. Real Time Traffic (and Gas Prices) on Stoughton Patch

Want to check the traffic scene before you begin your morning commute to work or your evening drive home?

Now you can thanks to our partners from MapQuest.

Get the latest traffic patterns and the cheapest gas prices in the Stoughton area by clicking here.

5. Looking Ahead:"Doin' It For Diane" Fundraiser

Stoughton's big benefit for the town's food pantries is back: the 7th Annual "Doin' It For Diane" Fundraiser will take place on Friday, April 27, from 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m at the .

Tickets are $20. There will be entertainment, raffles, a silent auction, a cash bar, and a dessert buffet.

For more information and to find out where you can purchase tickets, click on the following link: http://www.doinitfordiane.org/

100 percent of the proceeds go to the two food pantries in town.

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