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5 Things Sept. 10: Shofar Factory, Foxwoods and More

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1. High near 75, low around 49
Today will be sunny, with a high near 75. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 49.

2. Junior Friends Help and Book Discussion
From 3 to 5 p.m. at Norton Public Library, Junior Friends are invited to help re-decorate the Children's Room. This event is open to volunteers ages 10 through 17. Painting may be involved. A Men’s Book Discussion Group meeting will be held 6:30 to 8 p.m. The selection for September is "In the Garden of the Beasts," by Erik Larson.

3. Interactive Shofar factory
In preparation for the Jewish new year, children and their families are invited to Mansfield Holiday Inn from 4 to 5 p.m. to craft their very own ram's horn instrument, known as "Shofar" in Hebrew, at Chabad-Lubavitch's Shofar factory. When the horns are complete, participants will learn how to perform the traditional sequence of notes sounded on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. The event plus a craft is $3 while it’s $10 to make a Shofar. To reserve a space and get an online discount visit www.jewishmansfield.com/1881288 or call 508-339-8767

4. Trip to Foxwoods
Reservations are being accepted for a trip to Foxwoods Resort & Casino on Saturday, Sept. 29 with the United Regional Young Professionals Organization (YPO) and the United Regional Chamber of Commerce. Membership to either group is not required. On route, sit back and enjoy games, win prizes and upon our arrival you'll receive a coupon for $10 in free Keno bets plus a lunch voucher redeemable at the Fiesta Buffet or at any of Foxwoods' 30-plus restaurants. Trip cost is $35 per person and also includes refreshments on route and the driver's tip. The trip is open to ages 21 and older. To purchase tickets visit the YPO website. For more information email unitedregionalypo@ymail.com or call 508-488-9761.

5. License Plate Lottery
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) Division will draw the winners of its annual Low Number License Plate Lottery 8 to 10 p.m. live on Nightside with Dan Rea on radio channel WBZ 1030 AM. More than 7,500 applicants entered this year's drawing for a chance to win one of the most sought after Massachusetts license plates. A list of lottery winners will be available on the Registry’s website Tuesday afternoon and winners will receive official notification by mail.

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