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ABOUT TOWN: Dawe PTO to Have Titletown Celebration; Purim in Stoughton (And More…)

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TITLETOWN! Show Your Team Spirit! Join the Dawe School PTO for its Adult Social…an evening of friends, food, and fun – without the kids – all in support of PTO programs.

It happens on Friday, March 2, starting at 7 p.m. at , 76 Porter Street in Stoughton.

There will be a buffet dinner, 50/50 raffle, unbeatable auction items, dancing, a cash bar, and photo booth!  No cash needed.  MasterCard, VISA and checks will be accepted that evening.

Wear your favorite team gear and help celebrate all of our championships – past, present, and future! Tickets are $25 each and will be available at the door. For more information,  contact Amanda via email at asmith537@comcast.net.

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PURIM IN VENICE! “Purim in Venice” is the Shaloh House Chabad of the South Area's creative twist to this year’s community Purim celebration, which will be held at , 50 Ethyl Way in Stoughton, on Thursday March 8, at 5:30 p.m.

The event will feature Italian style food, live Music, special children's show and plenty of Hamantashen (my favorite!). In the spirit of Purim, participants are encouraged to come in costume. The event is a community-wide program, and all are welcome to join, regardless of Jewish affiliation or background.

Reservation is necessary; the cost is $20 per adult, $12 per child under 12 or $55 as a family cap.

PURIM IN STOUGHTON: will be having its annual Purim Carnival on Sunday, March 4 from noon to 2:00 p.m. Don't be left out of the best Purim carnival in the area! The face painting, Bunge Run, Joust, goldfish and awesome prizes are back! Kosher snacks will be available for purchase. Admission to this event is free!  

WHAT IS PURIM?  The festival of Purim is celebrated every year on the 14th day of the Hebrew month of Adar. It begins this year after sundown on March 7 and ends at nightfall on March 8. The holiday commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in Ancient Persia from Haman's plot "to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day."

The name of the holiday, Purim, literally means "lots," for Haman determined the day of the annihilation by drawing a lottery. It is observed by public readings of the Megillah, or Scroll of Esther, to recount the story of the Purim miracle, sending food gifts to friends, giving gifts of money to the poor and enjoying a festive Purim meal.

For more on Purim’s history, observances and meaning, plus fun and other activities for the entire family, please visit http://www.chabad.org/purim.

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NEW LIONS CLUB MEMBERS: Stoughton’s Hank Herbowy passes along the following (Take a look at Hank’s photos in the media gallery):

Three New members were installed in to the Stoughton Lions Club on Wednesday evening February 15 at in Stoughton.

District Governor Matthew Richardson inducted Carol Melendy, Steve Robbins and Dennis Bates.

President Bob Mullen and Cabinet Secretary-Treasurer Peggy Cahill witnessed the ceremony with 25 members and guests in attendance. 

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