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League of Women Voters Civics Bee
PARTICIPANTS WANTED FOR FIFTH ANNUAL LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS CIVICS BEE
After the intense election season and the gridlock in Washington, the League of Women Voters fifth annual Civics Bee will remind us of how our government system is supposed to work.
Teams from Sudbury, Wayland and Weston will vie for the Civics Bee trophy Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m., at the Weston Community Center, 20 Alphabet Lane in Weston. The Civics Bee is sponsored by the Leagues in each of the towns.
The Bee’s theme this year will be the histories of the three towns. Weston is celebrating its 300th anniversary and Wayland its 375th anniversary, while Sudbury will celebrate its 375th anniversary in 2014. In addition to the main focus of the Civics Bee which is to challenge the teams’ knowledge of federal, state and local government, there will be questions on the towns’ histories.
Teams of three middle school students, three high school students and three adults from each town will compete. The Leagues are currently seeking volunteers for the teams. If you are interested, contact Jeanne Maloney, firstname.lastname@example.org, for Sudbury; Mary Antes, email@example.com for Wayland, or Katty Chace, firstname.lastname@example.org for Weston.
Sudbury has won the Bee twice, and Wayland and Weston have each won once. The Bee is free and the public is encouraged to come cheer for their town. The League of Women Voters of Weston is this year’s host.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization which encourages informed and active participation in government and works to increase understanding of major public policy issues. For additional information, see the state website, www.lwvma.org or the national website, www.lwv.org.
More About Weston Community Center
The Weston Community Center is home to the Council on Aging and the Recreation Department of Weston. The Council on Aging offers a wide variety of services to seniors, including help with and referrals for fuel assistance programs, health insurance, legal issues, medical issues and housing. The council also offers free transportation to and from medical appointments and free fitness and wellness programs hosted at the Community Center.
The Recreation Department provides activities and services for residents of all ages, with fitness programs for children and adults, children's camps and summer activities and more.