The Villa at Saint Antoine Senior Wellness Group is offering a hearing health informational event on May 3 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. in the community room of the Villa, located at 400 Mendon Road in North Smithfield. The theme for this event is how we hear with our brain.
Dr. May Kay Uchmanovicz, AuD., CCC-A from Twin Rivers Hearing Health will present information about different dimensions of hearing, how we hear with our brains, connection between the brain and hearing, keeping the ears in shape, as well as the latest hearing devices. Dr. Uchmanovicz will also be available for general consultation, battery assistance and hearing screening. Rediscover your hearing and reconnect with the important things you might have been missing from life. The seminar is free and a light breakfast is offered to all participants. Call Isabel Pestana at 767-2574 ext. 602 to register for this event.
Worse Than Murder
Pocasset Bay Retirement Living at 12 Old Pocasset Lane will sponsor “Worse Than Murder,” featuring historian Dr. Gary Hylander speaking on the Rosenberg Atomic Spy Trial, at 2:30 p.m. on April 25.
In an America caught up in the hysteria of the Second Red Scare, McCarthyism and international Communism, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed for espionage in June of 1953. More than 50 years later, their trial and execution remain the subject of great emotional debate and acrimony.
The North Central Chamber of Commerce will hold Speed Networking – Leads Power Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at J & D's Family Restaurant at 46 Putnam Pike on April 26. A light lunch will be served following the networking hour. The cost is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. For more information, or to register, call 349-4674 or visit www.ncrichamber.com.
Clean Day at the Greenway
On April 28, join volunteers (including members of the Johnston Police Explorers Post 405) and participate in this year’s Clean Day on the Greenway, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will include DJs playing music in multiple locations, snacks and water for volunteers, free t-shirts and a celebratory lunch at 1 p.m. at Riverside Park. Visit www.woonasquatucket.org to register and for more information.
Annual kids fishing derby day
Johnston Parks & Recreation will hold its annual Kids Fishing Derby at Memorial Park on April 29, with different times for different age categories: ages 8 to 10 from 8:30 to 10 a.m.; ages 5 to 7 from 10:30 to noon; and ages 11 to 13, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Prizes will be awarded in each category; parents must accompany participants under the age of 10.
Police Explorers pasta dinner
The Johnston Police Explorers Post 405 will hold its annual Pasta Dinner from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Johnston High School cafeteria on April 22. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door, and the event will include raffles. For more information, or to make a donation of a raffle item, call Chris Giardina at 641-3722. Proceeds help defray the costs of attending the annual Police Explorers Academy.
Relay for Life dinner
On April 29, the Johnston Relay for Life’s One Step at a Time team will hold its fourth-annual dinner at Cranston Country Club, beginning at 1 p.m. The event features an all-you-can-eat family-style meal and comedy by Johnston’s own Mike Murray, the “Deaf Comic.” Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for children ages 12 and under. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.
Pocasset Bay Retirement Living will host a Health Chat on April 20 beginning at 10 a.m., with Director of Wellness Jennifer Mastrangelo, RN. Stop in for coffee and chat. This month’s topics include information on continence and how to feel comfortable communicating issues with your doctor.
Did you know?
The first Earth Day, in 1970, helped inspire the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species acts. Each year, April 22 marks the celebration of Earth Day, which is now observed around the world.
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