Here are the (more than) Five Things for Wednesday, December 19, 2012:
“The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy.” – Unknown, sometimes attributed to Oscar Wilde. Here are today’s government meetings:
- The Narragansett Pension Board meets at 9 a.m. at town hall.
- The Narragansett Land Conservancy Trust meets at 4 p.m. at town hall.
- The South Kingstown Zoning Board of Review meets at 7 p.m. at town hall.
- The Narragansett School Committee meets at 7 p.m. at town hall.
Stories are wonderful and magical. There is storytime for 3 to 5-year-olds at the Peace Dale Library at 10:30 a.m.
“I am personally placing a hundred-dollar bounty on the head of Tim McCracken. He's the head coach and chief punk on that Syracuse team. Yeah, a hundred bucks of my own money for the first of my guys who really nails that creep.” – Reggie Dunlop, Slap Shot. There is good old-school hockey at the Ryan Center at noon. For more info, click here.
It’s business time. Business After Hours is at the Matunuck Oyster Bar at 5 p.m. For more info, click here.
“Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.” – George Carlin. Ballroom dancing lessons are running from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Towers. For more info and rates, click here.
Has the time or date or details of one of your events changed? If you posted the event yourself on our site, then remember – You can always change the details if you’re logged into your Patch account. Failing that, leave a comment on the item in question! The issue is that lately, people have been e-mailing me, and depending on the time of the day, it can take me anywhere from 30 minutes or 30 hours to get to the item, unfortunately. As a result, I encourage you all to be as proactive as possible!
Oh no! Maybe there seriously aren’t that many events today, given that it’s Liberation Day in Goa. As a result, our events calendar for today is a bit barren. If you’re having an event, please let us know in the comments. Also, make sure it isn’t left out in the future – Submit it via this link (as long as you’re logged into your Patch account).
Give the gift of food this holiday season. Children’s Dentistry of Wakefield is having a food drive, and the last day is today! For more info, click here.
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In the original version, his name was Little Richard (not really). On this day in 1843, A Christmas Carol went on sale.
Don’t tell Sarah Michelle Gellar, but you’re still my favorite, haters be damned. Happy 43rd birthday to Kristy Swanson!
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