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State-approved DR high theater program

Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School has been named a Premiere Community for Theater Education by the Educational Theater Association. The award recognizes schools and districts across the country. At DR, students can participate in a play and musical directed by drama teacher Ellen O’Reilly-LaSalle, as well as a one-act festival written and directed by students. The school also offers introductory and advanced drama courses, workshops with visiting artists and is home to the International Thespian Society Troupe 8319, an honor society for theater students. The students’ work appears on the National Core Art Standards website as an example for the country in the Advanced Acting category. “MS. LaSalle’s knowledge, dedication, professionalism, and passion for the power of the performing arts are qualities she instills in every student in the theater program,” said Principal Gail DeCecco.

Buy a book, support Foxboro’s Boyden Library

The Friends of the Boyden Public Library Spring Book Sale will be held later this week at the library, 10 Bird St., Foxboro. The sale takes place on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be non-fiction and fiction titles for all ages, other media and some Mother’s Day specials. Most items are $1 to $5, and specialty items are priced as marked. There’s also a $5 Fill-a-Bag sale on Saturday and early entry for Friends members from 3pm to 5pm on Friday. Proceeds from the library programs to support sales.

The Seekonk Library is hosting a nature photo contest

The Seekonk Public Library is holding its fourth annual wildlife photography competition this May with the support of the Seekonk Land Conservation Trust. Photos must be digital and taken at one of six locations: Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, Cushing Conservation Area, Edna Martin Wildlife Refuge, Gammino Pond Conservation Area, Runnins River Trail, and Seekonk Meadows. Nine finalists will be selected in three age categories: children, grades 5 and under; youth, grades 6-12; and adults. Photos should be submitted by May 15 at Selected photos will be uploaded to a public Flickr gallery and there will also be a closing reception in June.

Do you have any interesting news that you would like to see mentioned in the “Along the Way” column? email to Natasha Connolly at [email protected].


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