5 Things Oct. 3: PTA Meetings, Skin Cancer Screening and More

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1. L. G. Nourse PTA meeting
The next L. G. Nourse Elementary School PTA meeting will be held at 7 p.m. There will be door prizes. New members are being sought. Stop by and see what the PTA is all about. The next meeting will be held Wednesday, Nov. 7.

2. Second-Chance Storytime
Norton Public Library will hold two back-to-back identical storytimes. If you miss the first, you get a second chance to participate. Drop-in stories, songs and fun for all ages. Today’s topic is strawberries.

3. Receiving the Gift of Time
Immanuel Lutheran Church, 647 Main St., Attleboro, will host a spiritually centered time management seminar called “Receiving the Gift of Time” 6 to 9 p.m. Topics will include traditional time management practices as well as tips and tricks for utilizing tools such as Microsoft Outlook. The group will then explore the benefits and challenges of honoring the Sabbath in today’s fast-paced society and receiving time as a gift from God. All are welcome. Refreshments will be provided. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Space is limited so pre-register by e-mailing office@immanuellc.org or calling 508-222-2898.      

4. Skin cancer screening
Sturdy Memorial Hospital will hold a free skin cancer screening by appointment,
6 to 8 p.m.  The screening will be held in the Oncology Suite located in the Emergency Care Center.  Dermatologist Dr. Olympia Kovich will conduct the screenings along with hospital nurses.

All cancer screenings sponsored by Sturdy Memorial include an educational component where physicians and nurses share information on the early signs of cancer with the participants.

Skin cancer is the uncontrollable growth of abnormal cells in a layer of the skin. Most skin cancers are caused by too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. More than 3.5 million skin cancers are diagnosed each year in the United States making it the most common of all cancers, according to the American Cancer Society.  

To schedule an appointment, call 508-236-7015.

5. High near 75, low around 63
Today there is a 20 percent chance of isolated showers. Patchy fog is expected. Otherwise, it will be cloudy, with a high near 75. Northeast wind will be 3 to 6 mph. Tonight there is a 30 percent chance of scattered showers, mainly after 11 p.m. There will be a temperature low around 63. East wind will be around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.


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