5 Things Oct. 18: Gregory Trent Memorial Planning, World Menopause Day and More

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1. Master Sergeant Gregory Trent memorial planning
A meeting to discuss plans for a Gregory Trent memorial will be held 6 p.m. in the Planning Department of Town Hall. If you are interested in honoring MSGT Trent, who recently died from wounds sustained in Afghanistan, or honoring the men and women who have and continue to serve, feel free to stop by.

2. Halloween safety tips through a fun program
Dr. Junglestein's Halloween Madness will be presented 2 p.m. at Norton Public Library in the community room. This program for ages 3 through 10 will include magic, ghostbusters, balloon sculptures, a dance competition, jack-o-lantern basketball and more. Jungle Jim's mad scientist alter-ego offers a heap of fun with a focus on Halloween safety. No sign up is required. Costumes are encouraged.

3. Youth Soccer Night at the Revolution
Norton Youth Soccer along with its partnership with the New England Revolution are sponsoring Norton Youth Soccer night at the Revolution. To purchase tickets send an email to Prentice Smith atprentice67@yahoo.com.

4. World Menopause Day
To increase awareness, today has been designated World Menopause Day by the World Health Organization (WHO) in conjunction with the North American Menopause Society (NAMS). Menopause affects a woman’s quality of life and puts her at increased risk for osteoporosis, breast cancer, heart disease and stroke. It is important for women to understand the various aspects of menopause, how to treat and alleviate symptoms, and how to reduce the risk of disease. The best way is to speak with your gynecologist or primary care physician to get factual information about options available. Looking for a doctor? Call Sturdy Memorial’s free physician referral line at 508-236-8500 or visit www.sturdymemorial.org.

5. Highs in lower 60s, low in 50s
Today will be sunny with highs in the lower 60s. Southeast winds will be 5 to 10 mph. Tonight will be partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Temperature low will be in the lower 50s. East winds will be 5 to 10 mph.


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