Five Things for Thursday: Holiday Spirit, More Sun, TV Chef & More

Get ready for your day with a check of Johnston weather, local events, and celebrity birthdays.


Johnston Weather:

  • Thursday: Sunny and cooler with highs in the 40s.
  • Thursday night: Mostly clear, then turning cloudy. Lows in the 20s.
  • Friday/Weekend: Increasing clouds on Friday; chance of rain on Saturday and Sunday.

Holiday Spirit: JohnstonPatch has two great ways to have some holiday fun:

  • Show Off Your Ornaments: Upload photos and video of your favorite decorations here.
  • Enter the 'Deck the House Contest: Winner gets $500 to help with the electric bill and $100,000 for local schools. Here's how to enter.

TV Chef: You've seen him on "Food 911" and "How to Boil Water." On Friday, you can meet Tyler Florence in person at the Dave's Marketplace store at Smithfield Crossing, 371 Putnam Pike. He'll also be signing copies of his new book, "Fresh," which can be purchased at Dave's locations for $20.

Movie Time: Mohr Library in Johnston hosts a showing of "Paranorman" in the Young Adult Room at 2:30 pm. Admission is free for this 2012 movie, rated PG.

Celebrity Birthdays:

  • Steven Wright, 57: Deadpan comic. He bought some batteries, but the package said they weren't included.
  • Peter Buck, 56: R.E.M. guitarist, lover of missplaced periods.
  • Judd Apatow, 45: Producer/director of "Knocked Up," "40-Yeard-Old Virgin," and "The Hangover."

Bonus Celebrity R.I.P: Randy Rhodes (1958-82), hair-band guitarist for Quiet Riot became real metal guitarist with Ozzy Osbourne.


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