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Five Things You Need to Know Today: January 19

Thursday is Food Pantry Day in Stoughton, Senior Center Events, Converse with a Nurse, and more…

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

1. 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."

"The winter months are upon us and they are especially tough months for the folks who shop at the pantries," Carbone continued. "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.

2. Senior Center Events

  • 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. – Senior Fitness
  • 10 a.m. – Blood Pressure Clinic at Rose Forte
  • 10:30 a.m. – Blood Pressure Clinic at the Senior Center
  • 10:30 a.m. – Quilting
  • 11 a.m. – Piano with Rita
  • 12 p.m. – Knitting and Crocheting
  • 12:30 p.m. – Canasta
  • 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. – Wii Bowling
  • 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. – MS Support Group
  • 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. – Tap Dancing
  • LUNCH (11:15 a.m.) – Salmon Boat

3. Converse with a Nurse

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

4. 3rd Annual Flick ‘N Float at the YMCA

Join the Stoughton YMCA this Friday, January 20 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. for the third annual “Flick ‘N Float.”

Float around in the indoor pool and enjoy a family friendly movie on a large inflatable movie screen. Movie starts at 6:15 p.m.

Space is limited due to pool capacity. Cost is $5 per person for members and $8 per person for non-members. Call 781-341-2016 for more information.

5. Blood Drive on Friday at the Sinai

Join the New England Sinai Hospital in Stoughton for a Blood Drive on Friday January 20 from 11:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

The Blood Drive, sponsored by the American Red Cross, will be held in the Brenner Conference Room of the York St. Facility.

All presenting donors will receive a coupon for a pound of Dunkin' Donuts coffee in honor of National Volunteer Blood Donor Month.

Call 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/ for more information.

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