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Five Things You Need to Know Today: October 12

Special Guest Speaker at Lions Club Meeting, Sports on Tap, and more...

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

1. Special Guest Speaker at Lion's Club Meeting on Wednesday

The Stoughton Lion's Club would like to invite all to a dinner meeting Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. at in Stoughton. The guest speaker is who wrote a book, Badge #1, where he recounted his 45 years as a Boston police officer.

There are stories in his book about the mafia, gangland, busing, race riots, thugs and corruption. DeSario was a member of the TPF, and as member had encounters with Joseph Barboza, Whitey Bulger, and other crime figures.

The cost is $22 per person. Call Ed Defelice to RSVP (781-344-3635).

2. Sports on Tap

The girls' varsity field hockey team travels to Foxboro High School at 3:30 p.m.

3. October Book Discussion at the Stoughton Public Library

The October book discussion selection is "Half Broke Horses" by Jeanette Walls. The discussion takes place Tuesday, October 18 at 1 p.m. at the library.

Those planning on attending are asked to read the book before joining the discussion. Light refreshments will be served.

4. Dining Tip: Deals at IKEA-Stoughton

started offering some new dining deals at the beginning of August. They include new daily specials like free breakfast on Mondays, free kids meals on Tuesdays, and a hot dog and soda for just $1 on Fridays.

Click here for the full list of deals.

5. Looking Ahead: 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 , 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.

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