Financial organization workshop
On May 16, the North Central Chamber of Commerce’s Kimberly Moore, financial specialist from The Bullfinch Group will be joined by attorney Rebecca E. Dupras to present a free informational workshop on the principles related to financial organization. This workshop will be held at Pocasset Bay Manor, at 10 Old Pocasset Lane. Registration starts at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the presentation at 6 p.m. RSVP to Jamie Lynn at 421-6610.
Giant yard sale
St. Brigid Church, located at 1231 Plainfield St., will hold its annual Giant Yard Sale in the church hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 19. Items will include gently used household goods, clothing, toys, shoes, purses and numerous other articles. Snacks will be available.
The Gentian Garden Club will have a plant sale on May 19 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Community House in North Scituate, located at 546 West Greenville Road. There will be perennials, annuals, herbs, shrubs and vegetables for sale. This sale is known for having healthy plants at reasonable prices. It is a great way to purchase plants and get advice, if requested, from experienced gardeners. There will also be tickets on sale for the June 2 garden tour. Don’t miss this opportunity to see 10 outstanding private gardens. For more information, call Cindy at 934-9212.
The Friends of the Historic Valentine Whitman House will host the Sneak Peek Productions show "Unsinkable" at Christ Church hall, located on the corner of Lonsdale Avenue and Front Street in Lincoln, on June 22. The last show that was held in April was an unadvertised sellout. The production is open to the public and involves the tale of the famed ocean liner “Titanic” on its ill-fated first voyage. During the production, you become one of the passengers on board as Pat Perry, a renowned historian, tells the intricate tidbits that her research has uncovered.
The show starts at 7 p.m. and reservations are $10 per person and can be made by calling Pat Choiniere at 334-2182. Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity. All proceeds for this event help maintain and preserve the 1694 Historic Whitman Homestead, a classic stone-ender located on the Great Road in Lincoln.
The truth about statins
On Tuesday, May 22, nationally recognized expert Dr. Barbara H. Roberts will speak on “The Truth about Statins: Risks and Alternatives to Cholesterol-lowering Drugs” at 6:30 p.m. at the Mohr Library, part of the Mohr Library’s adult programming schedule.
Roberts is a cardiologist and author as well as the director of the Women's Cardiac Center at Miriam Hospital. For more information, contact the Mohr Library at 231-4980.
Night of the Rising Stars
The North Central Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual dinner on May 21. Night of the Rising Stars will begin at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails, followed at 6:30 by dinner, scholarship presentations and awards at the Crystal Lake Golf Club, located at 100 Broncos Highway in Mapleville (Burrillville). The guest speaker for the 30th anniversary dinner will be Jim Hummell, creator of the online non-profit The Hummell Report. To register, or for more information, visit www.ncrichamber.com.
The Johnston Senior Center will hold a Women’s Expo on May 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a variety of health screenings available, all free of charge. The event will also highlight the center’s Health and Wellness programs, with information tables on Weight Watchers and Zumba classes. A number of vendors will also have items for sale.
Did you know?
Memorial Day is officially celebrated on the last Monday during the month of May and is dedicated to service men and women who gave their lives for freedom and country. It is also a time to remember loved ones who have passed away. The roots of Memorial Day go back to 1865 and the end of the Civil War.
Memorial Day was traditionally held on May 30. In 1971, Congress changed it to the last Monday in order to afford a three-day holiday weekend.
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