Monday, December 10, 2012
Can you believe it's just over two weeks until Christmas? Check out today's forecast and slate of local events.
Johnston Weather: Support Group: The Autism Project of Johnston hosts a Grandparents Support Group today at 9:30 am. Christmas Flick: Marian J. Mohr Library is scheduled to show "A Nightmare Before Christmas" this afternoon at 2:45 pm in the Andrew Greene Young Adult Room. Free admission. Hit the Ice: The NHL may not be playing this year, but you can still live your hockey dream on a small scale at Smithfield Municipal Ice Rink during Public Hockey today from 11 am to 1 pm. Admission is $5, goalies free. Full pads required. Celebrity Birthdays:
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Two registration-required story times; obligatory blood drive listing; public hockey in Smithfield; and today in history: Way, way before there was cable, there was... um, actually, a cable.
For Toddlers: Cranston Central Library hosts a story program for 2- and 3-year-olds from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Registration required (as mentioned in the subheadline). For Older Kiddies: East Smithfield Public Library offers stories and a craft for kids 3 1/2 to 6 years old at 1 p.m. Call ahead to register. For Big-Hearted Folks: The Log Road fire station in Smithfield hosts a blood drive today from 3 to 6 p.m. For Snipers And Goons: Also in Smithfield, the ice rink is open for public hockey from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. $5 entry fee; goalies play free. For History Buffs: Long before there were satellite dishes — and even before there were antennas to pick up signals — the first TV signal was sent by phone line from Washington D.C. to New York City on…
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Library programs in the area, now that Mohr is closed; blood drive in North Providence; Johnston Tea Party meeting; public hockey in Smithfield; and today in history: let me stand next to this fire.
Don't Panic: Mohr Library is closed until April 9 (expected constant reminders of the grand opening of the new facility — fair warning), and we'll keep you updated with events and activities at area libraries. Here are a few from Cranston: And don't forget that you can order books and download MP3 audio books from the Ocean State Libraries E-Zone website. You can pick up your order at any area library (and pay your fines while you're there, ya scofflaw). Today's Blood Drive: Walgreen's on Miserable Spring — I mean, Mineral Spring (though have you ever driven it at 2 p.m., like, any day of the week?) — in North Providence will host the Rhode Island Blood Center's Bloodmobile from 4 to 7 p.m. Johnston Tea Party: Yes, Johnston actually has a …
Monday, March 14, 2011
Learn about butterflies at Mohr Library; track and t-ball registration at Johnston Rec; three area blood drives; public hockey in Smithfield; and today in history: No taxes gather on Rolling Stones.
A Sure Sign Of Spring: Students in grades 6 to 12 are invited to Marian J. Mohr Library today at 3 p.m. for "Learn About Butterfiles Day." Participants can choose plants to place outside to attract the pretty winged critters, and make their own butterflies using provided materials. Johnston Recreation Spring Sports: Track & Field Club and T-Ball & Fitness programs run by the Johnston Parks and Recreation Department begin their registrations today. Click on the provided links for fees and more information. The Johnston Rec office is located at Johnston Memorial Park and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 3 Chances To Help: If giving something up for Lent isn't your thing — or if you've tried and already found yourself sneaking …
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Lots to do at Mohr Library; Play and Learn at Providence Children's Museum; public hockey at Smithfield Ice Rink; Pennies for Patients continues; and today in history: birth of the telephone.
Mohr Programs: Marian J. Mohr Library has a busy schedule today, including: Play And Learn: You mean kids can do both? Providence Children's Museum thinks so; that must be the thinking behind their drop-in Play and Learn program, from 10 a.m. to noon today. Hockey In Smithfield: The Smithfield Municipal Ice Rink opens the frozen surface to public hockey today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $5 per player; goalies play free, and full equipment is required. Pennies For Patients: If you haven't yet, find a kid you know and give them your spare change — it's for a good cause, namely the Rhode Island chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Hello? Can You Hear Me Now? On this date in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell uses a telephone for the …
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Activities for young and old alike in Johnston and Cranston; and today in history: Jim Morrison, Miami, and legal problems.
Manton Seniors Meeting: The Manton Seniors of Johnston are scheduled to hold their monthly meeting today at 12:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Church. Folks over 50 are invited to join and participate in the statewide organization. Johnston Senior Center Activities: For The Younger Set: Bring the littlies to Cranston Central Library for storytime from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Independent 4- and 5-year-olds ("independent" may be a very nice way to put it) are invited. Public Hockey: You'll have to find another way of identifying your teams than shirts and skins, I'm guessing. Get your hockey freak on during public hockey at Cranston Veteran's Memorial Ice Rink from 12:10 to 2:20 p.m. $10 per player. No Lizard Jokes, Please: It's just not as cool now …