5 Things You Need to Know Today: Oct. 24

Milford painter Carolyn Letvin won first place in a juried art show at Hopkinton Center for the Arts. Her work "Single Sheep #25" was praised by a juror as "a beautifully executed piece."

Our weekday morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations.

1. Congratulations to Milford artist Carolyn Letvin, whose painting of a Jacob's Sheep took first place in the Fresh Visions: Painting Now exhibit at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. Her entry in the juried art show was among 97. Submissions came from as far away as Canada. Letvin has been painting since 1973 and has won numerous awards. She first started painting sheep 10 years ago, according to a press release from the Hopkinton Center. Letvin explained: "I went to a farm in Pennsylvania to paint cows, but I could not take my eyes off these Jacob’s Sheep. They are an ancient breed that dates back to biblical times, and I find their huge curved horns, fluffy spotted coats and spindly short legs quite captivating.” 

2. If you have some free time Wednesday, head down to Fino Field and cheer on the 7th grade Milford Youth Football team,  The game starts at 6 p.m.

3. Do you love chocolate? Is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory your favorite book? Then mark Saturday on your calendar. Trinity Episcopal Church will host its ChocolateFest from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 27. The prices are affordable, including $3 for a generous slice of cake. And for the kids, a costume contest. More details are here, plus a delicious looking photo.

4. Brookside Elementary School is holding its second annual Yard Sale at 8 a.m. Saturday, organized by the school PTA. There will be face-painting for the kids. All proceeds go to a positive behavior program at the school. Remember: no early birds!

5. The Greater Milford CROP Walk will step off this weekend, too. The 15K walk starts at Draper Memorial Park on Saturday, at 9 a.m. The event is expected to wrap up at 1 p.m.


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