Five Things You Need to Know Today: January 26

Thursday is Food Pantry Day in Stoughton, POPS Chateau Fundraiser, Early Release Day for Stoughton Public Schools

"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. POPS Chateau Fundraiser

Stoughton’s Parents of Performing Students organization (POPS) is having a fundraiser at the Chateau (formerly Nocera’s) on Park St. in Stoughton on Thursday, January 26.

Come enjoy lunch or dinner (from 11:15 a.m. until close) on 1/26 and the will donate 20 percent of your bill to POPS.

Print the ticket posted in the media gallery, and present it to your waiter or waitress when you pay the check.

Only one ticket per group is needed. It’s good for both dine-in and take out orders (781-341-2503).

3. Job Search Workshop at the Library

Employment Specialist Gary Gekow returns to the in January to lead five . Patrons may sign up for as many of these free, useful classes as they like. 

Space is limited. Please sign up at the library or call 781-344-2711.

The third class is Thursday, January 26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and deals with changing careers.

4. Early Release Day for Stoughton Public Schools

Thursday, January 26 is an early release day for the . The school hours for early release days are:

  •  & : 7:35 a.m. – 11:32 a.m.
  • Elementary: 8:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

5. Senior Center Events

  • 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - Senior Fitness
  • 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
  • 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Tap Dancing
  • LUNCH (11:15 a.m.) - Herb Chicken


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