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Things to Know: Rotary Rocks Tonight, Beebe Summer Reading Program

A few news tidbits worth knowing today including: community, schools, and arts. There's something for everyone!

Here are a few things worth knowing today, Thursday June 14, 2012:

Weather: After all the rain yesterday, you'll be happy to know the weather will stay nice the next couple of days. Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 71, according to the National Weather Service. 

Schools: WHS track athlete Elizabeth Bray won the Massachusetts All-State meet in shot put. She was named Globe All-Scholastic and qualified for the New England Championships in Saco, Maine. Brett Tassinari also qualified, finishing 4th in the 400m. Congratulations to both, and to the Wakefield Track program!

Arts: Join the Wakefield Rotary Club tonight for Rotary Rocks! A night of entertainment featuring the music of Jim Plunkett & Left Hand Blue. The show starts at 7 p.m. at the Center for Performing arts at Wakefield High School. Tickets are $25.00 at the door. All proceeds will benefit local projects.

Community: Thursday, June 14 is the first day to register for the 2012 Summer Reading Program, “Dream Big – Read!” at the  Throughout the summer, children will read and earn prizes. To add motivation, the number of hours that children spend reading will fuel food donations for the Stone Zoo’s two biggest residents, a pair of bears named Smoky and Bubba. Let’s see how much we can help out this bear pair!

Note from the editor: Your editor, Sara Jacobi, will be out on vacation from June 15th through June 22nd. I'll be back in action for Wakefield Patch starting on June 25th. I'm heading to Paris and I couldn't be more excited about it! While I am gone, there will still be news and information posted daily, so don't worry. Remember you can post events and announcements to the site directly at wakefield.patch.com/events/new or wakefield.patch.com/announcements/new. If you have any urgent issues, you can contact Associate Regional Editor Roberto Scalese at roberto@patch.com. 

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