Five Things for Friday: Snow Nears, Fill the Rescue, Skating & more

How soon will it snow? Where can you donate Toys for Tots? Find the answers here.


Smithfield Weather:

  • Friday: Sunny with highs in the upper 40s.
  • Friday night: Mostly clear. Lows in the 20s.
  • Weekend: Clouds develop Saturday night. Chance of snow Sunday through early next week.

Fill the Rescue: The Johnston Fire Department continues its Fill the Rescue drive to benefit Toys for Tots tomorrow from 10 am to 2 om at Jacavone Garden Center on Atwood Avenue. Make your donation — and help bring a little joy to little ones.

Get Artsy: Ms. Melyssa, resident artist at Marian J. Mohr Library in Johnston, hosts Art Smart for students in grades 3 to 6 this afternoon at 4. Register by calling 231-4980, ext. 5.

Perfect Your Axels: Over at the Smithfield Ice Rink, there's public skating scheduled from noon to 2 pm. Admission is $3, rentals $5.

Celebrity Birthdays:

  • Vanessa Hudgens, 24: Star of Disney's "High School Musical."
  • Bill Buckner, 63: Former Red Sox first baseman. Don't mention what he did in '86 and no one gets hurt.
  • Archie Kao, 43: Actor in"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation."

Bonus Birthday Note: Today is also the birthday of 16th-century French prognosticator Nostradamus. Bet you didn't see that coming.


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