1. Sen Rush office hours: The federal government may have shut down, but State Senator Mike Rush and the state government are still working. Stop by Rush's Dedham office between 9 and 10 a.m. Tuesday to catch him during office hours.
2. Dedham schools pushing back against bullying: Over on his Patch blog, Joe Kilroy has the story of Dedham Middle Schools work in addressing and ending bullying in the school. It's a great read.
3. Tryouts are ending for girls softball: clinic The Dedham Girls Softball League will host one more tryout for the coming pitching clinic. Head over to Sugrue Field Sunday, Oct. 6, from 2-3:30 p.m.. What's at stake? A chance to learn fast-pitch softball.
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5. Weather: Expect sunny skies and warm temperatures today. The National Weather Service is calling for a high of 76 degrees on Tuesday. As nice as that is, it should get better Wednesday and Thursdays, with highs reaching into the low to mid-80s.