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5 Things Dec. 16: Lessons & Carols, Auditions and More

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1. Lessons & Carols
Boston Black Choir and instrumentalists along with St. Mary’s Choir will perform an afternoon of reflection through nine lessons and carols. This event will begin 4 p.m. at St Mary’s Church, 1 Power St., Norton. Reception to follow in the Parish center.

2. Norton Kayak Co. offers gift certificate discount
Norton Kayak Company is offering a three hour kayak tour for two gift certificate for $50. Normal price is about $55 per kayaker.

3. “How to Succeed in Business Without Even Trying” auditions
The Un-Common Theatre Company will hold auditions for their spring production of “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying” 1 to 4 p.m. A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying” follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant "company man," the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love. Auditions for actors, singers and dancers will be held at St. Mark’s Church in Foxborough for students in Grades 7 through 12 by appointment only. To make an audition appointment email www.uncommontheatre@verizon.net stating your name, grade, age, email address and telephone number. You will receive an email with an appointment time and more information.

4. Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision science competition for K-12
The world’s largest K-12 student science competition, Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision is a hands-on program that has evolved over the years, and continues to inspire young people to tap into their creativity, use critical-thinking, and combine it with the tools of science and technology to come up with ideas and inventions that could make the world a better place in the future. Applications for the 2013 competition are available online at ExploraVision.org. The deadline for all projects is Jan. 31, 2013.

5. High near 38, low around 37
Today there is a 50 percent chance of snow before 4 p.m., then a chance of rain and snow. Otherwise, it will be cloudy, with a high near 38. East wind will be 3 to 7 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Tonight there is an 80 percent chance of rain. There will be a low of around 37. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

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