The forecast for Johnston calls for 70 degree weather and sun throughout the weekend — so get out and enjoy some of these great events. Click the links below for more information.
Depending on whether you're looking ahead or back, there are plenty of fall options in the area.
If you just can't wait for Halloween [five weeks to go, people], check out any of the spooky walks near Johnston to get your scream on.
It's the last weekend at the Rustic Tri-Vue Drive-In, up on Rte. 146 in Smithfield.
Here's the line-up for Sept. 27 and 28:
- Shaun of the Dead [R] with World's End [R]
- Insidious 2 [PG-13] with The Conjuring [R]
- Planes [PG] with Monsters University [PG]
And before they close for the season, be sure to pick up the new Rustic Drive-In tee-shirt available at the concession stand. $18, made by Hemlock Ink Custom Screenprinting.
On Saturday, see some die-hard athletes take to the road and the river in the Greenway Challenge, starting in Worcester and ending in nearby Lincoln, RI.
This year's 52.7-mi. route includes 26.5 mi. split between two paved bike routes, another 5.5 mi. on a mountain bike course, 5.1 mi. over two stages on the Blackstone River and 6.1 mi. on foot.
The 2012 event drew some 500 challengers; see who shows up beginning at 7:30 a.m. Saturday.
Race begins at 9 a.m., post-race festivities expected around 4 p.m. at the Kelly House, Lower River Road, Lincoln.
Find: 2013 Greenway Challenge course
To check out some homegrown talent, head up to Woonsocket, where Stadium Theatre hosts a New England's Got Talent show on Saturday night at 7.
The Rhode Show's Meaghan Mooney hosts the face-off among several performers from around the region.
Online tickets are $16. Online orders require $4 additional fee.
Also in Woonsocket, Chan's Fine Oriental Dining imports the talent, with Brian Maes Band on Saturday night [$12, buy online] and the Commander Cody Band on Sunday [$20, buy online].