5 Things: De-paht-ment, Ah-tsy, Mah-kets

This weekend's Open House at SFD and nearby locavore shopping make the list of 5 Things to Know Today for Oct. 12.


1. De-paht-ment: The Smithfield Fire Department is hosting its annual Open House on Saturday from noon to 4 pm. Activities for the kids, info for the parents. Pizza and drinks provided.

2. Ah-tsy: Ms. Melyssa hosts Art Smart today at 4 pm at Mohr Library in Johnston. For students in grades 3 through 6; each session focuses on a different great art master. Register by calling (401) 231-4980, ext. 5.

3. Mah-kets: Looking to buy local produce and help Rhode Island farmers? Check out these nearby farmers markets today:

  • Downtown Providence, Kennedy Plaza, 11 am to 2 pm.
  • Goddard State Park, Ives Road, East Greenwich, 9 am to 1 pm.

4. Mohr Weekend Fun: Also on Saturday, Mohr Library is scheduled to hold its 8th Annual Fall Festival from 2 to 3:30 pm. Events include raffles, games, crafts, potato sack races, mummy wrap, and a pie eating contest. Bring a snack or drink to share.

5. Weather in 10 Words: Sunny and cool during the day. Possible frost [really!] overnight.


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