Free concerts in the courtyard
The Villa at Saint Antoine invites the public to spend a summer evening enjoying spirited music during the months of July and August. The public is welcome to bring chairs and relax with Villa staff and residents. Rain dates are set for the Wednesdays following scheduled performances.
The schedule is as follows:
• Tuesday, July 10 – Illusions
• Tuesday, July 24 – Frank Castle & The Dixie Kings
• Tuesday, August 7 – Avenue A
• Tuesday, August 21 – The Deluxe Quality Band
The time for all the Concerts in the Courtyard is 7 p.m. and refreshments will be served. The Villa at Saint Antoine is located at 400 Mendon Road in North Smithfield. Call 767-2574 for more information.
Chamber golf tournament
The North Central Chamber of Commerce, along with Smithfield High School Academy of Finance, is proud to announce the 19th annual Golf Tournament to be held on July 16, at Kirkbrae Country Club, located at 197 Old River Road in Lincoln.
Registration, including complimentary practice range, putting contest and light lunch, will be available beginning at 11:30 a.m. The cost per golfer is $130, or $500 for a foursome. The tournament will also include "hole in one," "longest drive," "closest to the pin" and "straightest drive" contests, along with goody bags and more. Following the tournament, participants will be treated to an Italian buffet dinner, awards ceremony, prizes and raffles.
If you do not golf and still want to be involved, promote your business by sponsoring a tee sign for $100 or $130. The Chamber is also seeking donations for raffle prizes and volunteers at the tournament.
To reserve a spot, contact the North Central Chamber of Commerce at 349-4674. Both Chamber members and non-members are welcome to join.
The Johnston Historical Society’s Museum Barn, located at 101 Putnam Pike, is open Monday nights (except holidays) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; and on the third Sunday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m., for those who would like to visit the museum or examine the society's collection of printed materials. Also, the Belknap School, located on the corner of Atwood and Greenville Avenues, is open 2 to 4 p.m. the first Saturday of each month from April through October.
Dreams and wishes
The Mohr Library will host Dreams and Wishes on July 3 from 2 to 3 p.m. Among the activities, participants can make a wishing well, learn how to be a genie, create Henna tattoos and make a dream catcher. The program is geared for ages 7 and up. For more information, contact 231-4980.
Academic News & Notes
Congratulations to Joshua Rogers of Johnston who is majoring in electrical engineering at UMass Dartmouth and who has been named to the spring 2012 Dean's List in recognition of earning a semester grade point average of 3.2 or higher, of a possible 4.0.
The following Johnston residents were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2012 semester at Quinnipiac University: Gianna Cianci, Michelle DeSousa, Sacha Kaufer and Jesse Macera.
On July 5, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Mohr Library will host a pajama party when children can come in their pajamas and listen to stories, sing songs, do a craft and enjoy a bedtime snack. Bring a stuffed animal and leave it to spend the night at the library. When you come to pick up your stuffed friend, you will find out all about their overnight adventures.
Did you know?
Fourth of July is around the corner and did you know that 31 places have “liberty” in their names? The most populous one, as of April 1, 2010, was Liberty, Mo. (29,149). Iowa, with four, has more of these places than any other state: Libertyville, New Liberty, North Liberty and West Liberty.
Thirty-five places have “eagle” in their names. The most populous one is Eagle Pass, Texas, with a population of 26,248 and 11 places have “independence” in their names. The most populous one is Independence, Mo., with a population of 116,830.
Nine places have “freedom” in their names. The most populous one is New Freedom, Pa., with a population of 4,464. Only one place has “patriot” in its name. Patriot, Ind., has a population of 209. (Source: Census.gov)
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