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5 Things Aug. 30: Pro-Am, Segway Experience and More

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1. High near 85, low around 60
Today will be sunny, with a high near 85. Light west wind will increase to 8 to 13 mph in the morning. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 60. Southwest wind will be 5 to 7 mph.

2. DBC Pro-Am
The Deutsche Bank Championship Pro-Am is today at Tournament Players Club. Morning flight is 6:50 to 8:50 a.m. while the afternoon flight is noon to 2 p.m. Gate hours are 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

3. Segway Experience at Patriot Place
Take a tour of Gillette Stadium or Patriot Place Wednesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations are recommended . The Gillette tour is two hours and costs $99. The two-hour Patriot Place tour is $69. Segway Experience at Patriot Place is located near the stadium ticket office. Riders must be 14 years of age or older and weigh between 100 and 260 pounds. For more information, email PatriotPlaceTours@Segway.com or call 508-549-9949.

4. Norton Reservoir cleanup volunteers wanted
Norton Kayak Company, Inc. and Wheaton College are sponsoring the 2012 Norton Reservoir Shoreline and Island Clean-up Day Saturday, September 8. Business owners located around the Reservoir are being encouraged to re-adopt their own shorelines and open up their dumpsters to volunteers. Local businesses, community organizations, boat owners and residents of Norton are being asked to pitch in by cleaning up the common areas of shoreline. Trash bags will be provided for those who participate. They can be picked up and dropped off at the Norton Kayak Company launch located at 237 Mansfield Ave., behind the Norton Park and Recreation Center. For more information or to help out call 508-740-7728 or email info@nortonkayakco.com.

5. Taste of Bristol County
Norton Community Lions Club is preparing for the first Taste of Bristol County event to be held Saturday, Sept. 22. Vendors and restaurants are being sought. For more information on the event .

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