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5 Things Nov. 11: Holiday Tasting, Dancing and More

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1. Holiday tasting
Roche Bros. in Norton invites you to join in a Holiday Tasting 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kick-off the holiday season by sampling our delicious food while you experience first hand what Roche Bros. and Sudbury Farms can add to your family’s holiday table.

2. Square dancing lessons
All Saints Anglican Church, 1188 S. Main St., Attleboro, will hold square dancing lessons at 7 p.m. Classes will be held for both beginners and experienced dancers. Barney Mallon is the instructor. Singles and couples welcome. A $3 donation per dancer appreciated. For more information call Carol 508-409-5188.

3. Dance fitness
Sunday morning cardio dance hits class at the Knights of Columbus, 582 Arcade Ave., Seekonk. This class is at 9:30 a.m. and is team taught by Gina Smith and Sara Greene. Cost is $5.

4. Federal heating assistance to be offered in Massachusetts
Governor Patrick announced that Massachusetts will receive $141 million in federal funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). This is an increase of $8.2 million over the previous year’s funding level. The funding will be allocated to 22 local administering agencies that will distribute benefits to over 200,000 Massachusetts households in need.

The fuel assistance funds provide eligible households with help in paying a portion of their winter heating bills. Eligibility for the program is based on household size and the gross annual income of every household member, 18 years of age or older. The maximum income eligibility for LIHEAP is 60 percent of estimated state median income. Benefit levels vary depending on household income. Nationwide LIHEAP assists more than 4.6 million low-income Americans in paying their heating bills.

Massachusetts received 90 percent of its allocated funding Nov. 9 and based on previous years the Administration anticipates the final 10 percent released by HHS in January.

5. High near 53, low around 38
Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 62. South wind will be 6 to 13 mph. Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 45.

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