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5 Things Oct. 4: Breast Cancer Stories, Kindergarten Basketball and More

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1. Kindergarten basketball program registration
Norton Parks and Recreation along with Norton Basketball Association is now offering a kindergarten basketball program for boys and girls. This seven-week instructional basketball program runs Saturday’s Dec. 1 through Jan. 26 1 and 2 p.m. in the J.C. Solmonese Elementary School gym. There will be no classes Dec. 22 and 29. Two sessions will be created if there are enough children. Cost is $45 per player. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Norton Parks and Recreation Department and Everett Leonard Park. This program is run by parent volunteers so please state during registration if you are interested in coaching.Registration ends Oct. 31. To register for this program visit http://www.nortonbasketball.com. For more information contact Sheri Cohen at 617-688-4454 or sljm.cohen@comcast.net.

2. Yoga for preschoolers and writer’s group
Norton Public Library will host Yoga for Preschoolers 10:30 a.m. in the community room. Join Early childhood Specialist Nancy Swirka of CFCE for fun and fitness. This program is for ages 3 and older. Just drop in with a yoga mat or towel. A writer’s group will meet 10:30 a.m. in the conference room. All writers are welcome. For more information contact Amanda Viana, 508-286-2695 or Amanda.Viana@sailsinc.org.

3. Cradle Care Line
Sturdy Memorial Hospital offers a wide range of services for expectant mothers and parents, including educational programs, diagnostic tests, a variety of childbirth options, lactation services, and post-delivery care and support. One service that helps new parents adjust to parenthood is the Cradle Care Line. A parent can call the Cradle Care Line any time and speak with someone from the maternity staff. Callers often have questions about feeding, infants' crying and sleeping habits, etc. Parents can even call for comforting encouragement. The Cradle Care Line is available by calling 508-236-7250.

4. Breast cancer stories wanted
What kind of impact has breast cancer had on your life? Share your stories of loss, struggle and survival with Patch readers. Email Norton@Patch.com.

5. High near 69, low around 54
There is a 60 percent chance of rain today. Fog is expected. Otherwise, it will be cloudy, with a high near 69 with a light northeast wind. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Tonight there is a 60 percent of showers and thunderstorms starting before 11 p.m. Temperature low around 54. Calm wind. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

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