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Eco-Depot to be held

Hosted by Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation, an Eco-Depot will be held on Aug. 11 from 8 a.m. to noon at their address, 65 Shun Pike, Johnston.

Resource Recovery invites Rhode Island residents to safely dispose of their household hazardous waste (anything labeled with skull and crossbones, or words like ‘toxic’, ‘poison’, ‘flammable’, ‘combustible’, etc.)

This Eco-Depot is available to Rhode Island residents only, and to help reduce time spent in line, appointments should be made in advance. To make an appointment for the collection, visit or call 942-1430 x241.

Johnston Historical Society

Their museum barn is open Tuesdays from 9 to 11am and 6:30 to 8:30pm; Thursdays, 2 to5 p.m.; or by appointment, for those who would like to visit the museum or examine the society’s collection of printed materials. Just in case, call ahead to confirm they are there.

Dues are $20 per year for an individual, $30 per year for a family (two adults and children under 18) membership. The purpose of the JHS is to identify, preserve and promote the history of our town. It is located at 101 Putnam Pike in Johnston and can be reached by calling 231-3380.

Rescheduled concert in Garden City

On Aug. 29, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the Garden City Concert Series will close out their free summer concert series with the rescheduled concert by Neal & The Vipers who feature Premier Blues, Roots, Rockabilly and Surf Band. This year’s sponsors are BankNewport and Tasca Chevrolet. Everyone is asked to bring a food donation of peanut butter or tuna fish to each concert for the CCAP food pantry.

RI Pagan Pride Day 2018

On Saturday, Sept. 22 the RI Pagan Pride Day will be held in Johnston Memorial Park. For more information, contact Darrell Moore at or Join for a day of education, community, entertainment, and celebration of the harvest. Held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., join in for a day of education, community, entertainment, and celebration of the harvest.

Through education, activism, charity and community, the project promotes tolerance and understanding between people with different belief systems. If you are a Pagan, the project can help you find pride and confidence in your path. If you are not a Pagan, the project can help you understand your Pagan friends, coworkers, and family members.

At the Mohr

Circus Dynamics Variety Show & Workshop will be held on Aug. 20 from 2 to 3 p.m. Maurice & Acacia of Circus Dynamics perform an energetic, audience interactive, & highly skilled circus variety show. Full of laughs & incredible tricks, come & witness gravity-defying juggling, incredible hula-hoop manipulations, hat tricks, flag spinning, & more! After the performance Circus Dynamics will teach a hands-on Circus Workshop where teens will have the opportunity to try their hands at Juggling, Hula-Hooping & Flag Spinning. 20 spaces available. Registration required; contact Emilie the YA Librarian to register This Program is made possible by the generous support from Friends of Mohr Library.

Teen Arts & Crafts Club will meet every Thursday from 2 to 3 p.m. Love arts & crafts? Join in each week to make something new and express yourself. We will paint, collage, draw, sculpt, and use paper, textiles, natural objects and recyclables to create all different works to take home. Each week make something new! 20 spaces available. Registration required; contact Emilie the YA Librarian to register

Teen Dungeons & Dragons Club will be held every Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. Dungeons & Dragons for Teens is a cooperative role-playing game recently made famous in Stranger Things. Teens create their own characters & play out a story together. We will be beginning a new storyline called Storm King’s Thunder, where adventurers battle giants. Both new members and beginners welcome. 10 spaces available. Registration required; contact Emilie the YA Librarian to register Mohr.teen.librarian@

Teen Chess Club will meet every Wednesday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Mohr.  Join them for the classic strategy game Chess. Battle your friends or test your wits against the librarian! Don’t know how to play? No problem they can teach you! The rules are simple, the opportunities endless. Practice all your strategies here while relaxing away from the heat. 20 spaces available. Registration: contact Emilie the YA Librarian to register at

The Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library is located at 1 Memorial Ave., in Johnston and may be reached at 231-4980 x5 or

Join the Little Sisters

of the Poor at McCoy Stadium

The Little Sisters of the Poor are hosting their annual PawSox Family Fun Day at McCoy Stadium on Sunday, Aug. 19. The 13th annual outing begins at 11:30 a.m. with a delicious pre-game summertime barbecue, after which fans can cheer for a Little Sister who will throw a ceremonial pitch just before the PawSox take the field for a contest with the Durham Bulls.

Tickets are $29 for adults and $15 for children under the age of 12 and include the all-you can-eat BBQ and general admission tickets to the game. Tickets must be purchased in advance by Aug. 10 at or by calling Jeanne Jugan Residence at 305-4001.

Ongoing Book Sale at the Mohr

Looking for a book to relax with? You’ll find more than a few at the Friends of Mohr Library’s ongoing book sale.

The friendly bookshelves in the hallway on the lower level of the library have been filled with lots of gently used books for sale, thanks to recent donations from local book lovers. Open daily during regular library hours, you can find something for everyone - children, young adults, and lovers of mystery, romance, science fiction, sports, biography, cookbooks, etc.

The Friends, a non-profit volunteer group dedicated to the library, helps to support special services and library programs through memberships, donations, and fundraising efforts. Email address is

Teen Task Force

Teen Task Force seeking members. Do you want to show the community how teens can make a positive impact? Join the Mohr Library’s Teen Task Force to help build a better world. Become part of this teen-driven group advocating for the library and for the teens in our community. Plan monthly teen programs, organize weekly activities & crafts, give suggestions for new material purchases, initiate teen participation, and earn volunteer hours. Participate in bi-weekly meetings and teen-led activity benefiting the teens, the community and causes of your choice.

Did You Know?

Victory Day, also known as VJ Day, is an annual state holiday celebrated on the second Monday in August in Rhode Island in the United States. It marks the anniversary of the Allies’ victory over Japan during World War II. This year it falls on August 13. At one point in time, VJ Day celebrations were prevalent across the United States. However, many of them have now fallen out of favor due to the perception that these celebrations might be offensive to Japan – who is now an ally of the United States – or to Japanese Americans. There are places however, where parades and other activities are still held every year on this date. This includes Rhode Island where it is a State, not Federal, holiday. (Source: VJ Day Facts) Photos in jpg format are accepted and news can range from community events, promotions, academic news and non-profit events. E-mail today and see your news in our column in the Johnston Sunrise. Please include a daytime telephone number in case we require any further information. 


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