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5 Things Oct. 19: 'The Big Sleep,' Tricentennial Website Renewal

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1. “The Big Sleep” film showing
Norton Public Library will be screening classic film noir title, “The Big Sleep” at 10:30 a.m. Join in a brief discussion after the film. Humphrey Bogart stars as Philip Marlowe, Raymond Chandler’s tough, cynical, but charming private eye. Marlowe investigates the gambling debts of the wealthy General Sternwood’s younger daughter and is plunged into a world of blackmail, deception, and violence. Lauren Bacall is the general’s older daughter and the sparks fly between her and Bogie in a classic duo performance. This film was released in 1946 is 114 minutes and is unrated. For more information visit the library or call Amanda Viana at 508-286-2695.

2. Norton Tricentennial website renewal donations sought
The Norton Tricentennial website www.norton300.org is up for hosting renewal and will cost roughly $70 (possibly less with a discount). To make a donation to keep the site alive email nortonma300@yahoo.com.

3. Haunted hayrides
Come take a hayride through the haunted woods of Norfolk Aggie, 400 Main St., Walpole, 7 to 10 p.m. Cost is $10 per person general admission and $5 per person for ages 12 and younger.

4. Massachusetts Still #1 State for Energy Efficiency
The 2012 American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy state rankings place Massachusetts among the most energy efficient states in the country. This is the second consecutive first place finish for Massachusetts after unseating California for the top spot in 2011. Electricity savings in 2011 alone were enough to power more than 118,000 homes. Natural gas saved would have heated 10,700 homes for one year. Click here for more information.

5. High near 69, low around 60
Today there will be showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 3 p.m. High near 69. Southeast wind will be 6 to 10 mph. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Tonight there is a 90 percent chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 60. South wind will be 5 to 7 mph. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

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