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Five Things You Need to Know Today in Norwood: Winter Vacation Activities

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1. Norwood Public Schools are closed all this week for the holiday break. Classes will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 2. Not sure what to do with the family the rest of the week? Check out some ideas here!

2. Deborah Costine “National Award-Winning Puppeteer” will present “The Woodland Cinderella” in the Simoni Room of the Morrill Library for ages 4 and up on Friday, at 11 a.m. Please register at the Children’s Desk or by calling 781-769-0200 ext 225.

3. Stump! Trivia happens Thursday nights at Clyde's Roadhouse on Boston-Providence Highway in Walpole. Come down for some trivia, great food, great drinks, and fabulous prizes (if you win)!

4. Charles River Running and Winged Foot Running are introducing their Norwood racing series with the first annual Back on My Feet 5k and 1 Mile Run on New Year’s Day. Back on My Feet, a national non-profit organization that promotes the self-sufficiency of the homeless by first engaging them in running to build confidence, strength, and self-esteem, will serve as the race’s beneficiary with 100 percent of all proceeds going to the Boston chapter. The race begins at 10 a.m. at the Norwood Knights of Columbus Hall. Registration is now open for teams and individuals.

5. The combined Irish clubs of Boston and Massachusetts are holding a benefit dance on Dec. 29 at Concannon's Village in Norwood to aid the hurricane victims of St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. and run until midnight. There is a desperate shortage of new clothing, blankets, baby items and of course cash. Clothing items may be dropped off at Concannon's the evening of the event.

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