Here's a handful of things to keep in mind for today.
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Happy Halloween! The holiday is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints’ Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a secular, community-based event characterized by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating. (history.com)
Photography Course: From 6-9 p.m. tonight, South Kingstown Parks & Recreation will hold a "Digital Photography Made Easy" class at The Neighborhood Guild (325 Columbia St., Peace Dale). The course instructed by Ronald Zincone will help participants understand 35mm photography by learning a basic strategy known as "the photographer's triangle" while learning how to use their cameras to create digital art. (Bring your 35mm digital camera to class.) $32 Resident; $37 Non-resident.
Halloween-Style Dancing at The Towers: From 6-10 p.m. this evening, The Towers in Narragansett will host "Random Tango Milonga Practica, Halloween Style", a night of dancing. To celebrate All Hallows Eve, guests are invited to come in costumes and show off their spookiest dance steps! $10 per person.
SK Town Notice: Today is the final day to submit the second quarterly installment of taxes assessed Dec. 31, 2012. Interest will be charged from Aug. 1, 2013, if payment is not made when due. Bring payments to the South Kingstown Tax Collector, 180 High Street, Wakefield, RI 02879. Be sure to include your quarterly stub with your payment.
Tomorrow - First Friday Coffee: From 8-9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, the South Kingstown Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly First Friday Coffee. This month, the professional networking meet up event will be held at The Hive, located at 650 Ten Rod Rd., North Kingstown.
To find more things to do this week, check out our event listings.