"Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.
1. Hydrant Flushing
The Town of Stoughton Public Works Department has been conducting a water main flushing program, which started on Monday, April 23 and will continue through Thursday, April 26.
It will start again on Monday, April 30 and continue through Thursday, May 3.
The majority of the work will be done between the hours of 9 p.m. and 3 a.m.
The areas to be flushed will include Pleasant St. (Washington to Turnpike), Turnpike St. (Pleasant to Randolph line) Lincoln St. (Washington to Central), Central St. (Washington to Avon line), York St. and Pine St. This will include but is not limited to all side roads. For a complete list of streets click here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Mother's Day Gift Making
A Mothers Day gift making young adult craft program will be taking place Thursday, April 26 from 3-5 p.m. at the . It's geared for ages 11-17.
The class is free, but limited to 12 people. Call 781-344-2711 to register.
4. Stoughton Reads Together
“The Killer Angels,” a Civil War Era Novel centering on the Battle of Gettysburg, is the 2012 .
Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. in the Wales French Room of the Stoughton Public Library, come hear a talk about "Civil War Quilts & Women’s Voluntarism" by Lynne Bassett, who will discuss quilts and other textiles that women created to honor their country.
5. 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.