5 Things Aug. 13: Rockets, Sign Language Interpreter and More
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1. High in 80s, lows in 60s
Today will be mostly clear. Temperature high will be in the upper 80s. Tonight will be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 60s.
2. Rocket man!
Norton Public Library will offer a hands-on rocket workshop for ages 6 and older 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the community room. Create an air rocket that launches across the room and engineer a way for a payload to return safely to Earth. These workshops explore the science behind rockets and space exploration. Children 10 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Materials are limited, so register in advance. Latex balloons will be used during this program, which is sponsored by the Museum of Science/Lowell Institute.
3. Sign language interpreters at Immanuel Lutheran Church
Immanuel Lutheran Church, 647 N. Main St., Attleboro, has added a sign language interpreter to regular Sunday worship service to make the service accessible for the deaf and hearing impaired. Summer services are held on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. For more information visit www.immanuellc.org.
4. College safety tips
While college is a great educational and social experience, students should be reminded to play it safe. Marcia Peot, police officer and Chief Safety Officer at StreetSafe offers these personal protection tips:
- Let friends or roommates know where you are going, who you are with and when to expect you home.
- Never leave outside doors propped open, and don’t let strangers into secured buildings or residence halls.
- A stranger is still a stranger, even if they are a fellow student. Do not accept a ride or go off somewhere alone with a person you don’t know.
- Do not drink in excess. When you do so, your ability to make decisions becomes impaired, making you an easy target.
- When approaching your car or residence, have your keys in your hand and check the area for suspicious individuals or activity.
- When walking by yourself, keep expensive belongings such as laptops hidden. You will be less of a target.
- The beaten path is the better path. Do not take short cuts and familiarize yourself with the area before heading out.
- Consider taking extra measures to protect yourself. StreetSafe is a personal mobile security service that combines the GPS technology in your smart phone with a 24-hour state-of-the-art call center. StreetSafe has two main features: a silent alarm and a unique Walk With Me service, which allows users to connect with a live, trained Safety Advisor who will stay on the phone with you until you reach your destination safely.
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