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Slow Food and Farmers Markets in SK Today (and 4 More Things)

Patch's quick take on the essential things to know, the most interesting things to do and best places to be in Narragansett and South Kingstown on Tuesday, Oct. 8.

Here's a handful of things to keep in mind for today.

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    URI Slow Food Market: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and every Tuesday in October, Slow Food URI will hold its Local Food Market on the Quad. The market offers something for everyone, featuring grub from Tallulah's Tacos, Bravo Wood-fired Pizza, Great Harvest and The Coffee Guy. Slow Food URI is an organization striving to create a food system with roots in nutrition, environmental stability and social justice. Click here to learn more about them!

    'Birdman of Alcatraz' Screening: Today from 2-4:30 p.m. and again from 6-8:30 p.m., Narragansett Public Library (25 Kingstown Road) will host a free showing of the 1962 film, "The Birdman of Alcatraz" (NR). The film tells the story of a convicted murderer serving time in the Alcatraz penitentiary who becomes an internationally recognized authority on birds. (Starring: Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden and Thelma Ritter.)

    Postponed - 'SuperDogs' at URI: The SuperDogs "Wild, Wild Woof" show, scheduled for this Friday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at the URI Ryan Center has been postponed until May 2, 2014. A new show time will be determined in the near future. All Oct. 11 tickets will be honored on May 2. Click here for more details and refund information.

    SK Farmers' Market: Skip the grocery store tonight and pick up some fresh fruits, veggies and baked goods at South Kingstown's outdoor Farmers' Market at Marina Park! From 2-6 p.m. each Tuesday through October, the Park will host the community market that also offers plants, handmade handbags and more. Click here for more information and to view a list of featured vendors.

    Public Education Forum: At 7 p.m. tonight and each Tuesday evening through Dec. 10, the University of Rhode Island Fall 2013 Honors Colloquium will offer public education forums in Edwards Auditorium on the Kingston Campus. In this series, coordinated by David Byrd and Diane Kern, participants will explore how education still matters and debate key issues central to understanding the future of public schools and higher education.

    To find more things to do this week, check out our event listings.

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