Doing business with the Chamber
The June Business After Hours will take place on Thursday, June 21, from 5 to 7 p.m., at North Bay Retirement Living, located at 171 Pleasant View Avenue in Smithfield.
Join the North Central Chamber of Commerce for hors d'ouevres, sangria and more on their outdoor patio overlooking the gardens and pond. North Bay Retirement Living will offer tours in order to showcase their facility. Members and non-members are welcome. To register for this event, call the Chamber at 349-4674 or visit www.ncrichamber.com.
The Chamber is also inviting businesses and residents to experience a Taste of North Central Rhode Island on Tuesday, July 24, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Guests will enjoy food and drink samplings from restaurants in the area, including Bentley’s Tavern, Decadent Designs Bakery, Liberina’s Deli and Gourmet Express, RI Billiard Bar & Bistro, UNO Chicago Grill and Wasabi Japanese Sushi Bar. Tickets are $20 per person, $15 for seniors or $8 for children, and can be purchased at the Johnston Senior Center, North Bay Retirement Living, Pocasset Bay Retirement Living and at the North Central Chamber of Commerce. Trolley service is available, with pick-up locations at Johnston Senior Center, North Bay and Pocasset Bay Retirement Living. Trolleys will leave promptly at 5:30 p.m., and tickets, including trolley service, are $25.
Dinner at the White House
The Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library will present “Dinner at the White House” next Wednesday, June 27 at 6:45 p.m.
Reference Services Librarian Lori DeCesare said the presentation is being held in honor of the upcoming Independence Day, and will kick start the Adult Summer Reading program.
This is a one-person play, starring actress Judy Bernstein as James West. DeCesare suggested that people call the Mohr Library (231-4890) for seating or more information.
Valentine Whitman House "Unsinkable" Show
Just once in 100 years does a show come along that brings with it all the facts and tidbits on a subject that has fascinated many of us: the sinking of the Titanic. Come and join the Friends of the Historic Valentine Whitman House on Friday, June 22 at 7 p.m. You become one of the passengers or crew on the first and final voyage of the ill-fated Titanic. Pat Perry and Sneak Peek Productions are presenting the story. The show will take place at Christ Church Hall, located at 1643 Lonsdale Avenue in Lincoln. Reservations are $10 per person and can be obtained by calling Pat Choiniere at 334-2182. Refreshments will be served after the show.
Bjorn the Magician
Bjorn the Magician will make an appearance at the Mohr Library on June 28 at 6:30 p.m. Join for non-stop comedy magic aimed at all ages. Free tickets for this program will be available on June 25. The Andrew Greene Fund generously sponsors this program. For more information, contact 231-4980.
Voter IDs to be available
Voters who need a photo ID in order to comply with the state's new Voter ID law can get a free one on June 21, from 10 a.m. to noon when the Secretary of State's office visits Aimee Forand Manor at 8 Forand Circle in Johnston.
In order to obtain a free ID, voters must bring proof of identity such as a Social Security card, credit or debit card, utility bill or government-issued document. The ID, which includes a color photo of the voter and the voter's full name, will be created on the spot.
In addition to the June 21 stop in Johnston, voters can also obtain a free ID at the Secretary of State’s Elections Division, located at 148 West River Street in Providence, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
On June 27, the Johnston Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., at which time Kim Calcagno, wildlife refuge manager at the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, will speak on raptors found locally. The meeting will be held at the Johnston Historical Society Museum Barn at 101 Putnam Pike, and is free and open to the public.
Academic News & Notes
Congratulations to Nicole Lynne Doutre of Johnston who graduated from Becker College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.
The following local high school students were awarded the 2012 Saint Michael's College Book Award for Academic Achievement with a Social Conscience: Kristen Beaumier and James Rotondo, both from Johnston Senior High School.
Earning their degrees at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, were Johnston residents Sarah E. DiSarro, a nursing major, and Christie M. Lurgio, a natural sciences major.
Also making the grade at Saint Anselm College were Johnston residents Sarah E. DiSarro and Alyssa C. Maurano.
Did you know?
With the Fourth of July right around the corner, it is time to explore some fun facts about the holiday. The first public Fourth of July event at the White House occurred in 1804. Before cars ruled the roadway, the Fourth of July was traditionally the most miserable day of the year for horses, tormented by all the noise and by the boys and girls who threw firecrackers at them.
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