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Five Things You Need to Know Today: December 27

School Vacation Week activities, holiday events, donation opportunities, and more.

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

1. Selectmen’s Meeting

The Stoughton Board of Selectmen will meet tonight, Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall. The meeting will be held in the Great Hall, located on the third floor.

Scheduled agenda items include: Statements of Interest for the Stoughton High School and South Elementary School, an appointment request from the Stoughton Energy & Sustainability Committee, and the town’s other year-end business.

2. Vacation Week Magic Show

Robb Preskins presents the “Holiday Toy Soldier Magic Show.” It’s fun for the whole family! 

It takes place Tuesday, December 27 at 10:30 a.m. in the Wales French Room of the Stoughton Public Library. 

3.  Stoughton Public Library Looking for Lego Donations

The  is trying to start a Lego Builders' Club for children and would appreciate the donation of any clean, gently used Legos (the small brick size, not the toddler Duplos or Quatros).

If you have some Legos you are ready to pass along, you can drop them off at the Stoughton Public Library, attention: Mrs. Pally.

4. Menorah Lighting

Shaloh House Chabad will hold a Menorah lighting ceremony tonight, Tuesday, Dec. 27, the last night of Chanukah at 6 p.m. at the eight-foot tall Menorah at Cobb's Corner located at the .

5. Thursday is Food Pantry Day in Stoughton

Stoughton resident  continues her effort to  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."

This month marks the one-year anniversary of “Thursday is Food Pantry Day” in Stoughton.

"The winter months are upon us and they are especially tough months for the folks who shop at the pantries," Carbone said. "Heating bills make buying good nourishing food difficult or impossible."

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.

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