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1. 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.
Services will be at St. Mary’s Church 8 and 9:30 a.m., at Unitarian Congregational Church at 9 a.m., Trinitarian Congregational Church at 10 a.m. and Chartley Methodist Church at 10:30 a.m.
3. Snow and Ice art exhibit
Mass Audubon’s Moose Hill Wildlife Gallery announced the upcoming exhibit of “Snow and Ice” through March 26. Richard Antinarelli, Fred Martins, Ralph Bevivino, Sheila Palley, Diana Barker Price, Rebecca Skinner and Gary Tucker exhibit the excitement and the serenity that these natural elements display. An artist reception will be held Wednesday, Jan. 9, 6 to 8 p.m. The Gallery is open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 293 Moose Hill Street, Sharon. For more information visit www.massaudubon.org or call 781-784-5691.
4. Blog on Patch!
Norton Patch now has a blogging platform to let readers have more of a voice on the site. Anyone can blog on countless subjects, such as sports, home and garden, politics and more, so long as it is not an advertisement. If you would like to become a blogger, click here.
5. High near 26, low around 11
Today will be sunny, with a high near 26. Northwest wind will be 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 11.