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5 Things Sept. 5: Mass Audubon Photo Contest, Prostate Cancer Support Group and More

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1. High near 81, low around 65
Today there is an 80 percent chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Patchy fog is expected before noon. The temperature high will be near 81. South wind will be 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. Tonight there is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. West wind will be around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

2. Selectmen and Housing Authority meetings
The Board of Selectmen and Housing Authority will meet 7 p.m. tonight in the Selectmen’s meeting room of Town Hall.

3. Prostate Cancer Support Group
Sturdy Memorial Hospital will hold a Prostate Cancer Support Group 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Conference Rooms A, B and C. The groups are free and open to the public.  For more information, call the Oncology Department at 508-236-7010.

4. Mass Audubon Photo Contest
The deadline to enter photographs into the Mass Audubon’s 2012 statewide photo contest Picture This: Your Great Outdoors is Sept. 30. Entrants of all ages and abilities are invited to submit their photos. Participants may submit up to five images taken in Massachusetts or at Mass Audubon’s Wildwood Camp in Rindge, New Hampshire. Judging will be based on experience (Professional, Amateur, Under 18) and in six subject categories: People in Nature, Birds, Other Animals, Plants, Landscapes, and Artistically Modified. Up to 18 finalists will win a $100 gift card to redeem at a Mass Audubon shop or wildlife sanctuary. One grand prize winner, selected from the finalists, will be awarded a $250 gift card, in addition to being featured in Connections, Mass Audubon’s member newsletter. All finalists will be featured on Mass Audubon’s website. After the contest, the winning images will be enlarged, framed and displayed in a “traveling gallery” that will visit Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries statewide in 2013. To submit photos and view the complete rules, visit: www.massaudubon.org/picturethis.

5. Police log
Tune in at 9 a.m. for the latest installment of the police log.

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