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5 Things Aug. 9: Night Sky, Music and Movement

Your Patch Facts for the day.

Five Things You Need to Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section.

1. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms today
There is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today, mainly after 1 p.m. Patchy fog is expected before 8 a.m. Otherwise, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Southwest wind will be 5 to 9 mph. Tonight there is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. It will be cloudy, with a low around 69. New rainfall amounts of a tenth of an inch expected, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

2. Norton Public Library events
Today Norton Public Library will host three programs in the Community Room. At 10:30 a.m., Music and Movement will promote singing, dancing and instrument play for young children and their caregivers. Then at 11:30 a.m., a slideshow presentation will show what the stuffed animals were doing during their sleepover. The Knot Just Knitting Club will meet 1 to 2:30 p.m.

3. Learn about the night sky
Join Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary, 1417 Park St, Attleboro, for a night sky adventure as you learn about stars, their place in the heavens and the mythology behind the names of the constellations. Program runs rain or moonshine. Viewing through a telescope weather permitting. Cost is $5. Registration is required.

4. Photo contest entries wanted
Norton Patch is looking for your scenic photos. Share them and you could win a $75 gift certificate.

5. Save energy and help with Ellie Fund
The Sponsors of Mass Save have partnered with Greenlite Lighting—a manufacturer of energy-efficient lighting technologies— to produce and sell special, pink-based compact fluorescent light bulbs at select Massachusetts retailers. For every Greenlite pink-based CFL sold, Greenlite and the participating retailers will donate 15 cents to the Ellie Fund, a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization whose mission is to support patients and their loved ones as they battle breast cancer. The initiative’s goal is to raise more than $5,000, through the sale of 35,000 CFLs this fall. Consumers can save up to $50 in avoided electric costs by purchasing one Energy Star qualified CFL. They are available in a variety of wattages and in covered styles, which are similar in appearance to standard incandescent light bulbs. A complete listing of participating retailers is available at MassSave.com/EllieFund.

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