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Five Things You Need to Know Today: May 15

Selectmen hold first meeting since Town Meeting.

1. GOVERNMENT: Board of Selectmen meeting

The Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. at . For the Board's agenda, click here.

2. SPORTS & RECREATION: Girls lacrosse

The Lincoln-Sudbury girls lacrosse team plays host to Newton South. Opening faceoff is slated for 4 p.m. at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School.

3. GOVERNMENT: Energy and Sustainability Green Ribbon Committee meeting

The Committee will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the . For the Committee's agenda, click here.

4. ORGANIZATIONS: Collection to benefit Project Smile

HOPEsudbury is collecting donations of crayons, coloring books, small stuffed animals and small reading books for Project Smile from May 11-25. 

This collection is for children who are traumatized by an accident, whether their own or a family member, a death in family, an abuse situation, or by transfer into a new foster home. "First responders" give these small tokens as comfort items to children during a difficult time.  The Sudbury Police and Fire Departments are participants in Project Smile. For more information go to www.projectsmile.org

Stuffed animals must be new and less than 19 inches. Webkinz (without the games) are a great stuffed animal to collect. Stuffed animals must be non-electronic, make no noises or sounds and have no commemorative dates sewn on them. Reading books of any size with positive, non-religious themes for ages 4-12 and new coloring books and crayons are also needed. 

Collection bins are located at and Flynn Building at 278 Old Sudbury Road (Route 27) and at Second Hand Prose at 168 Great Road
in Acton. 

HOPEsudbury is a grassroots non-profit organization designed to engage Sudbury citizens from all walks of life in efforts to provide humanitarian aid to people in need. For more information on HOPEsudbury, go to www.hopesudbury.org. For more information about the Project Smile collection, call Carole Ann Baer at 978-443-6684.

5. FAMILY: Read to Benson the reading dog

Sign your kids up for a 15-minute reading session with Benson, a trained reading therapy dog, at Goodnow Library at 4 p.m. To sign up, call 978-443-1035 ext. 225.

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