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1. Men’s Book Discussion Group meeting
The Men's Book Discussion Group will meet 6:30 p.m. This month’s selection is “1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West,” by Roger Crowley. This group, which meets the first Monday of each month, is led by Jay Boucher.
2. Snowblower raffle
St. Mary's Church is holding a raffle for a new snow blower. Tickets are $10 each. They can be purchased at St. Mary's parish office any morning and Friday's after 4:30 p,m. The drawing will be held Feb. 20. For more information call Jan at 508-951-7054 or the parish office at 508-285-4462.
3. Fenway Park Winter Light Show
The Fenway Park Winter Light Show will be held on the Green Monster through Feb. 28 at 4, 5 and 6 p.m. any day of the week at the Gate B entrance. Park tours cost $15. For more information visit www.redsox.com/tours or call 617-226-6675.
4. Jan Brett contest
Local author Jan Brett is holding her annual school visit contest. After you have "Liked" her Facebook page, click on the "Contest" button to enter. Everyone may enter, from any country. If you are a homeschool, enter Norton Public Library.
5. High near 44, low around 33
Today it will rain and snow before 10 a.m., then will turn completely into rain. Little or no snow accumulation expected. There will be patchy fog after 1 p.m. with a temperature high near 44. South wind will be 5 to 13 mph. Tonight there is a 60 percent chance of rain, mainly before 10 p.m. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. There will also be patchy fog before 10 p.m. Otherwise, it will be cloudy, then will gradually become partly cloudy, with a low around 33. West wind will be 8 to 11 mph.