Five Things You Need to Know Today: Aug. 20
Help homeless children during the annual backpack drive.
1. CHARITABLE: Annual fall backpack drive
HOPEsudbury and First Parish of Sudbury are collecting backpacks and school supplies for homeless children living at Mary’s Place and Sandra’s Lodge in Waltham and Sudbury youth.
Donations of new or gently-used backpacks, and all new school supplies, such as pens, pencils, erasers, paper, rulers, notepads, markers, binders, tape, scissors, pencil cases, calculators, and other new supplies are gratefully accepted.
Through Sept. 30 donation bins will be located conveniently at First Parish of Sudbury (327 Concord Road), the Grange Hall ( 326 Concord Road), the Sudbury Town Flynn Building (278 Old Sudbury Road -Route 27), and Goodnow Library (through Sept. 14only).
This year’s backpack drive is off to a great start thanks to 8-year old Rachel Turkington, a student at Haynes Elementary School who collected backpacks rather than gifts at her June birthday party and donated them to HOPEsudbury’s annual drive.
For more information on the backpack drive, call Carole Ann Baer at 978-443-6684. More information about HOPEsudbury can be found on hopesudbury.org
2. FAMILY: Movie Monday
For more information, contact the library at 978-443-1035.
3. HEALTH: Fit for the Future
The schedule will be Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. throughout July and August.
This is a pay-as-you-go class, just drop in and pay $2. Call the Senior Center at 978-443-3055 for more information.
4. ART & ENTERTAINMENT: Summer at the movies
On Mondays, the Sudbury Senior Center will be showing a smorgasbord of classic movies at noon, documentaries and requests and serving popcorn and cold drinks. Call 978-443-3055 to let them know that you are coming to the movie.
Monday, Aug. 20: African Queen – 1951 – NR - Charlie Allnut (Humphrey Bogart), the booze-guzzling, rough-hewn captain of a broken-down East African riverboat, teams with a straitlaced, iron-willed missionary (Katharine Hepburn) to take on a menacing German gunboat during World War I. 105 minutes.
5. CHARITABLE: Hunger Games food drive
Goodnow Library will collect non-perishable food and personal care items to benefit the Sudbury Community Food Pantry.