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5 Things You Need to Know Today: October 25

Today is the 25th annual West Roxbury-Roslindale Kiwanis Benefit Auction and Dinner.

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  1. Today is the 25th annual West Roxbury-Roslindale Kiwanis Benefit Auction and Dinner. $15. Irish Social Club of Boston. 6 p.m. Net proceeds from this event help us to support local organizations such as children's programs at the West Roxbury-Roslindale YMCA, scholarships for graduating seniors through the Joseph P. Sullivan Scholarship Fund (via The Cooperative Bank), the Roslindale Food Pantry, as well as the American Diabetes Association and Juvenile Diabetes Association.
  2. On Friday, the Boston Police District E-5 is hosting a Halloween party for kids from 5-8 p.m. Dress up in your favorite costume.
  3. There will be a Halloween Dog Walk on Sunday, October 28, at 2:30-5 p.m. at the soccer field at Millennium Park. 
  4. State Rep. Ed Coppinger, D-West Roxbury, is opposed to Question 2 on the state ballot, which would legalize physician-assisted suicide. Read more about why Coppinger is opposed here.
  5. On Friday there will be a Halloween DJ Public Skate at the Jim Roche Community Ice Arena. $5 admission, $5 rental skates. Lights out - bring your glow sticks! BOO! You're invited to an extra spooky edition of our monthly themed public skate events. A live, ice-side DJ will be taking your requests and spinning classic Halloween tunes as well as today's hottest hits. Costumes are encouraged, but please, no masks or dangling material below the knee. Rental skates available on a first come, first served basis. 8 p.m.

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