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Five Things You Need to Know Today: Oct. 16

Upload your best pumpkin pictures to Patch's photo of the week contest. The winner will receive a $75 gift card.

1. Upload your best pumpkin pictures to Patch's photo of the week contest. The winner will receive a $75 gift card.

2. Mayflower Bank will sponsor a South Shore Young Professionals networking event from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Plymouth Center for the Arts, at 11 North St. The night will feature networking, a chance to view work by local artists, a raffle, complimentary refreshments from Holmes Farm and Nicki Blanchard’s “Good in the Kitchen” and a cash bar. The cost to attend is $5 for SSYP members and $10 for nonmembers. For more information and to register for this event, visit www.southshoreyoungprofessionals.org.

3. The Plymouth Area Coalition seeks donations of Stop & Shop and Shaw’s $10 gift certificates to provide low-income South Shore families with holiday turkeys. Deliver or mail them to 149 Bishops Highway in Kingston. For more information, call Helen at 781-582-2010.

4. The Plymouth Area League of Women Voters is sponsoring a candidate debate at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18. State Senate and House candidates will face off at Kingston Town Hall, 26 Evergreen St. Democratic Senate President Therese Murray and Republican challenger Thomas Keyes will face off for the Plymouth-Barnstable District Senate seat. Democrat Rep. Thomas Calter will debate Republican challenger Debra Betz for the 12th Plymouth District House seat.

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