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1. Morning Book Discussion Group meeting and Sock Hop Storytime
The Morning Book Discussion Group will meet 10:30 a.m. to talk about “State of Wonder,” by Ann Patchett. This group meets the first Wednesday of each month. While parents are having fun, kids can too as Sock Hop Storytime also begins 10:30 a.m. Donations of socks for hopping gladly accepted.
Cornhole tournaments are held every Wednesday, 8 p.m. at Trinity Bar & Restaurant. Cornhole is similar to horseshoes except you use wooden platforms and corn bags in place of horseshoes and metal stakes.
3. Prostate Cancer Support Group meeting
Sturdy Memorial Hospital will hold a Prostate Cancer Support Group meeting 7 to 8:30 p.m. in conference rooms A, B and C. The group is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Oncology Department at 508-236-7010.
4. Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program applications available
National Grid reminds customers that applications are still being accepted for the federally-funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that provides income-eligible families assistance in paying their energy bills.
- In Massachusetts, LIHEAP is also known as Fuel Assistance and is managed by the Department of Housing and Community Development in conjunction with 22 regional nonprofit and local government organizations. To find out more, interested individuals can call 800-632-8175 or visit www.mass.gov/dhcd.
There are several other programs available to National Grid customers to help manage energy costs:
- Low-income discount rate – Discount rates are available to many National Grid electricity and/or natural gas customers, based on service area and certain eligibility requirements.
- Billing Options – National Grid has billing programs to help customers spread payments out more evenly across the year, which are particularly helpful to those on fixed incomes.
5. High near 42, low around 21
Today there is a 30 percent chance of snow before noon, then a slight chance of rain between noon and 1 p.m. Little or no snow accumulation expected. It will be mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 42. Light northwest wind will become west 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 17. Northwest wind will be 3 to 8 mph.