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What's Up Wakefield? October 17

Today - Donate blood at West Side Social Club (4 Harrington Court), 1 to 8 p.m., for kids at Boston Children's Hospital and the Jimmy Fund Clinic.

Good morning, here are some things worth knowing this Wednesday, October 17, 2012.

Girl Scout Registration: They had a walk-in registration late last month, but it’s not too late to sign up for Girl Scouts this year. Check out this announcement by Cindy Schatz for more info.

Donate Blood Today: Today from 1 to 8 p.m., stop by the West Side Social Club at 4 Harrington Court in Wakefield to give some blood for Boston Children’s Hospital and the Jimmy Fund Clinic. Along with honoring the kids at the previously mentioned facilities, the blood drive is in memory of Christopher Barnes, who lost his battle with cancer in 2009. Walk-ins are welcome but you can also make an appointment by calling Mark at 978-604-9566.

Save The Date: This Saturday, October 20 from 7 to 11 p.m., local nonprofit group BKP (Bagong Kulturang Pinoy/New Filipino Culture) has a Halloween fundraising dance at the Wakefield Elks Club. The group sends donated books to stock libraries in impoverished communities in the Philippines. Tickets are $35 for adults and $20 for children and will feature dinner by Chef Jacky Roberts of Petit Robert, as well as a Halloween costume contest, auction and raffle, and a DJ and dancing. For tickets or more information, email bkp@bkpinc.org, or call 781-275-1183.

Register to Vote: Today is the last day to register to vote in the upcoming election. Town hall is open until 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

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