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1. Today will be sunny, with a high near 47. North wind will be between 7 and 10 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Tonight will be clear, with a low around 24. North wind will be around 5 mph becoming calm.
2. Surprise a child with a letter from Santa on Christmas paper. A personalized letter, postmarked from the North Pole, will be received by the child by Dec. 20. For each letter you order, include the child’s name, address, age and $5. Send your order and check payable to “Norton Community Lions” by Dec. 2 to April Burgio,134 Arnold St., Attleboro, MA 02703. Include your name and phone number. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Maplewood Country Day Camp & Enrichment Center, 150 Foundry St., South Easton, is holding a 45-minute Wiggle Worms class for ages 1 to 3. Cost is $10. Wiggleworm class incorporates songs, finger plays and rhythms with a variety of physical challenges that are designed to encourage younger children to explore and move in many different ways.
4. The Roosevelt Institute at Wheaton College welcomed former Governor Michael Dukakis Monday night to join a panel discussion with Professor Jay Goodman and Steve Poftak of the Pioneer Institute. To read how the discussion went, click here.
5. The Leah Fernandes Memorial Fund is collecting toys at the Chartley Country Store for Dana Farber. Gift cards can be sent to Leah Fernandes Memorial Fund, c/o Kate Tracy, 110 Walker St., Whitinsville, MA 01588.