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Shoreham news for Jan. 30

SHOREHAM —  In 45 B.C., Julius Caesar and his astronomer, Sosigenes, calculated the need for a leap year every four years to make up for the discrepancy between the lunar and solar calendars. While he was at it, he chose to rename the month of Quintillis after himself, so now we have July.
AROUND TOWN
Platt Memorial Library holds preschool activity time Monday mornings from 10:30 to 11 a.m. and a drop-in craft from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday. If you know of someone unable to leave their home this winter that would appreciate a tea and cookie visit from our friendly St. Genevieve/Bernadette parishioners, please contact Kathleen Brisson at 897-5625
SAVE THE DATE
ACSD Elementary Schools will hold a band and chorus concert at Middlebury Union High School on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. The next meeting of the Platt Memorial Library A-Z Book Club will be on Thursday, Feb. 6, from 7 to 8 p.m. Bring potluck snacks. The letter for February is “Z.” Books with the author’s name beginning in “Z” or the title features an important word that starts with the letter “Z” will be discussed.
Feb. 22, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., is 4-H Food Day at Middlebury Union Middle School for all 4-H members with an interest in food and nutrition. Call Sonya for more information at 802-989-2173.
A lot is going on at the Shoreham Congregational Church. They will hold a Valentine’s breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. They will also host a sledding party on Saturday, Feb. 29, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., followed by a Chili supper from 5-7 p.m. A free will donation at the supper will be divided between the church and Meals on Wheels.
 

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