5 Things Oct. 22: National Grid Scam Warning, Computer Class for Beginners and More

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1. Computers for Beginners course
Learn the basic components of the computer at Norton Public Library 2 p.m. Get an introduction to basic computer terminology and jargon, become familiar with the keyboard and mouse, create, save, close and open files and eliminate computer anxiety! This class is designed for adults with limited computer experience. Registration is required and space is limited. For inquiries or to register, call 508-286-2695.

2. Together Counts school sweepstakes
Enter the Together Counts sweepstakes to win up to $30,000 for your school’s wellness program and a new playground from Playworld Systems. One grand prize drawing will be from among all eligible entries. The second grand prize drawing will be from among all eligible entries whose schools qualify for Title I Schoolwide Program. See eligibility in official rules. For more information click here.

3. Art of Quilts Exhibit
The MMAS Mornini Gallery located at 377 N. Main St., Mansfield presents the Art of Quilts Exhibit 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays through Nov. 4. For more information visit www.mmas.org or call 508-339-2822.  

4. National Grid scam warning
National Grid is warning customers about a utility bill payment scam affecting unsuspecting customers in its New England service area. Scammers claiming to be National Grid representatives are calling customers and asking that they purchase Green Dot MoneyPak card to pay outstanding balances or to pay for the replacement of faulty meters. Customers are then asked to reveal a 14-digit security serial number located on the card. Providing this number allows access to funds on the pre-paid credit card. National Grid does not ask customers to directly pay for faulty equipment and is not conducting a Green Dot MoneyPak program. Customers who have been solicited should immediately notify local law enforcement officials to investigate. National Grid customers should call the company if they believe they have been contacted under fraudulent circumstances or if they believe they have been victims of the scam.  Electric customers in New England and natural gas customers in Rhode Island should call 800-322-3223. Natural gas customers in Massachusetts should call 1-800-732-3400.

5. High near 63, low around 44
Today will be sunny, with a high near 62. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 46.


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