5 Things: How to Get Rid of Your Tree, Original Congregational Church Hosting Panel on Violence in America, and More!
In today's edition of 5 Things You Need to Know, the Original Congregational Church will host a panel discussion on violence in America, the Boy Scouts will help you dispose of your Christmas tree, and it's almost time for the PAL winter clinics.
1. Today's Weather from the National Weather Service
- Today: Increasing clouds, with a high near 29. West wind 5 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
- Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 9. Wind chill values as low as zero. Northwest wind 7 to 9 mph.
2. Original Congregational Church to Host Panel Discussion on Violence in America
In response to the shock and concern following the recent Newtown, Conn. School massacre, the monthly Men’s Breakfast Group of the Original Congregational Church in Wrentham will be hosting a panel discussion this coming Saturday morning, Jan. 5. The topic will be “Violence and Killing in America: Causes and Cures.” Panelists will include members of the church and community, a Wrentham Police officer, and a local pastor and psychologist. There will be an attempt to present all points of view and supporting data. There will be plenty of opportunity for questions and comments from the audience.
A free hot buffet breakfast will be available at 8 AM (donations accepted), followed by the discussion at about 8:30. The church is in the center of Wrentham, at the corner of Routes 1A and 140. Park in the lot behind the church and enter through the back door.
Because of the great interest in this subject, all interested people (both men and women) are invited to attend. Most of these breakfast meeting are for men only, high school age and older. If you don’t normally attend, and expect to be there for breakfast, please let us know so we can plan for enough food
3. Back to School!
Today marks the end of the winter break for children in Wrentham. Students will be back in school starting this morning.
4. Tree Removal from the Boy Scouts
Boy Scout Troop 131 will perform their annual Christmas tree recycling drive as a service project for Wrentham residents only. For a $10 donation, curbside pickup will be on Saturday, January 5th (raindate: Sun., Jan 6th). Please place your donation in an envelope. Seal the envelope and place it around the bottom of the tree with a rubber band. Make checks payable to "Troop 131" and place the tree on the curb near the street before 8 a.m. on Saturday, January 5th, 2013. For safety reasons, they cannot accept trees with tinsel, flocked trees, trees with nails, artificial trees, wreaths with metal shape wires, or trees with any other metal attached. Your donations are a critical part of the ability to provide a quality program, consistent with the high ideals of scouting. The Scouts of Troop 131 thank you for your support. Questions may be directed to 508-384-0457
5. PAL Clinics Almost Here
From the Plainville Athletic League:
Reminder: Winter clinics are starting in JANUARY, running through MARCH. Baseball and softball skills and pitching clinics will be offered various days of the week. The cost per player for Baseball and softball skills clinics is $50.
The cost per player for Baseball pitching clinics is $125 for one hour blocks, broken down by age for players ages 8-12. Softball pitching clinics are available for $140 per player with ½ hour slots available for $70 per player. Anyone signing up for Baseball or Softball pitching clinics will receive free registration for the skills clinics.
We also have the KP field house available on Sundays from 12 to 3pm for both programs. More details to follow on the field house time.
For more details visit the PAL's site. For questions or to register, contact Bill Pereira (Softball) or Rich Boucher (Baseball). More specific info to follow.