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5 Things, July 11: Summer Fun for Stoughton Youth

Five Things You Need to Know Today: Summer Field Trip Program; Summer Track Meets; Golf Clinics for Kids; and more...

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

Today we list some summer activities available for Stoughton's youth. For even more offerings, check out the Stoughton Recreation Department's website or their summer brochure:

http://www.stoughton.org/Recreation/Summer

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1. Summer Field Trip Program

offers weekly summer field trips to Stoughton youth, ages 10 and up.

This year the group is going to the Mystic Aquarium, the Pawtucket Red Sox, the beach, a Fenway Tour, a whale watch, Patriots Training Camp and George’s Island.

Each participant is guaranteed to attend at least four of the trips, sometimes more, depending on whether or not advanced tickets have to be purchased.

The first trip is scheduled for Wednesday, July 11, but there is still time to sign up for future trips. Trips continue on a weekly basis until August 22.

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2. Stoughton All Comers – Summer Track Meets

Join Michael Baugh at the on Thursday nights this summer for fun, exercise, and competition. An experienced track coach, Baugh will instruct children in a different track and field skill each week and conduct some races. This is a no pressure learning experience that will introduce your child to the sport of track and field.

The fee is $2 per race or three races for $5.

For more information, including dates and start times, click on the following link:

Stoughton All Comers.pdf

3. Golf Clinics for Kids

Bob Beach, PGA Professional, will be teaching summer golf clinics for girls and boys, ages 8-16, in a pair of two four-week sessions at on Park Street in Stoughton. The cost is $40 for the four week session. All checks are to be made out to the Jimmy Fund. 

July sessions meet on Friday the 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th.  August sessions are on Friday the 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th.  All classes run from 11 a.m. until noon.

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4. Stoughton Public Library 2012 Summer Reading Program

Find out more about the 2012 Summer Reading program for both children and young adults by .

Both programs offer reading incentives and include a number of extra-curricular activities like "Arts in the Park," hip-hop dance lessons, crafts, storytime and zumba for the children's program and zumba, karate, crafts and special Thursday evening events ("A Psychic Evening," ghost hunting and zombie make-up workshop) for the teen program.

5. Summer Nutrition Program at the West School

The will be offering a Summer Nutrition Program at the . The program began Monday, July 9 and ends on August 16, 2012.

Lunch will be served free of charge to all school aged children, up to age 18, in the West School Cafeteria, Monday through Thursday from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All food must be consumed on the premises; no food is allowed to be taken home or off the property.

Questions? Call 781-297-1051.

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