Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 27

A Bay State lawmaker partners with charitable organization, more rain, carved pumpkins at the Beebe Library and more things to know today.

1. Rain, and possibly (gulp) snow - Today will see some fog with high temperatures around 45 degrees and a 90 percent chance of precipitation, according to the National Weather Service. As if that weren’t enough, the rain has the potential to turn to snow early Friday morning. Too soon!


2. Today in Wakefield Sports - Varsity field hockey faces Stoneham at home today in a Middlesex League small school bout. Proceedings are set to begin at 3:30 at Wakefield High School. The Northeast Metro RVT boys varsity soccer team will face Minuteman Tech at 3:30 @ Minuteman, while the Northeast co-ed cross country team will run in the Commonwealth Athletic Conference league meet at 2 p.m..


3. Mass. Lawmaker to Partner with Cradles to Crayons - Senator Katherine Clark is teaming up with Cradles to Crayons for the benefit of children in need. CTC collects new and slightly used clothing, art supplies, baby supplies and other necessities. Collection boxes can be found in the Beebe Library and the Greenwood School, and will remain there until Nov. 11. Volunteers are needed, and students will be eligible for community service credit.  If you have any questions or would like to volunteer please contact John Moreschi at 617-722-1206.


4. 6th Annual “Pot of Gold” Raffle - The Visiting Nurse and Community Health (VNCH) will hold its 6th annual “Pot of Gold” fundraiser today at 6:30 p.m.. The event will take place at the Sons of Italy Hall at 19 Prentiss Road. In addition to a buffet and cash bar, participants will also have the opportunity to win $10,000. Only 200 tickets will be sold, at $100 each, and the raffle numbers will start being pulled at 7 p.m.. Numbers will be pulled until 10 ticket holders remain, at which time they will be asked if they wish to split the prize money. If a consensus is reached, the winnings will be divided, otherwise the process will continue until the finalists agree to split the pot or a lone ticket holder remains. You can purchase your “Pot of Gold” tickets and get in on the action by contacting Meredith Lambroff at 781-643-6090, ext. 1322, emailing her at MLambroff@TheVisitingNurses.com, or by visiting our website at www.TheVisitingNurses.com.


5. Carved Pumpkin Display - The Beebe Library will once again hold its annual Carved Pumpkin Display on the Main Street stairs and plaza today from 6-8 p.m. The display features illuminated jack-o’lanterns carved by Wakefield High School art students. The display will be part of “Fright Night” in Wakefield.



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