1. Apple Fest: Johnston Memorial Park will be the site for this weekend's 25 Annual Apple Festival, hosted by the North Central Chamber of Commerce. Fun starts at 10 am on Saturday and Sunday. [Here's a video on preparations for the event.] Parade and opening ceremonies Saturday at 11:30 am or thereabouts. Watch JohnstonPatch for daily schedules and information.
2. Weather in 10 Words: Rain today; chance Saturday and Sunday. Highs in the 60s.
3. Book Sale: If you're headed to the Park for Apple Festival, be sure to stop by Mohr Library on the way out [can't miss it — it's at the top of Memorial Avenue] for the annual Friends of Mohr Library book sale.
4. Have a Hoopster?: If you've got a kid or kids who are into basketball, sign them up for the Johnston Recreation Department's fall league. Open to students in grades 1 to 10. Fees start at $25.
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