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5 THINGS: Rotaries, Dracula and Twenty40

Here are the Five Things for Thursday! Woohoo!

Here are the (more than) Five Things for Thursday, October 18, 2012:

Not about telephones, so don’t bother Beyonce. The Rotary Club of Wakefield meets at Liliana’s Italian Restaurant at 12:15 p.m. They meet every week, you know, so swing by for fellowship, lunch and a guest speaker.

“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.” – Edgar Allan Poe. Here’s the scary stuff going on today:

  • Dracula is being performed at 2 p.m. at the Courthouse Center for the Arts. Tickets are $25. There is another performance at 8 p.m., and you can also meet Dracula after.
  • The Courthouse Center for the Arts becomes the Haunted Courthouse at 6 p.m. Admission is $10.
  • The Pettaquamscutt Historical Society presents “The Haunts of Little Rest Hill” at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $15.

Network like a rock star. Are you a young professional under the age of 40? The Twenty40 Harvest Fest is hosting a networking event at the Beach Rose Café in North Kingstown at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $10.

“What makes him think a middle-aged actor, who’s played with a chimp, could have a future in politics?” – Ronald Reagan, on Clint Eastwood’s bid to become mayor. Here are today’s government meetings.

  • South Kingstown Probate Court is being held at 2 p.m. at town hall.
  • The Narragansett Land Conservancy Trust meets at 5:30 p.m. in the large boardroom of the town hall.
  • Narragansett Municipal Court is being held at 6 p.m. at town hall.
  • The Narragansett Zoning Board of Review meets at 7 p.m. in the large boardroom of the town hall.

Expect delays on Route 138 in North Kingstown on Thursday. According to the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, Route 138 eastbound and westbound, at the Route 1A exit, will have construction work on the right shoulder from 10 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday.

Oh no! Maybe there seriously aren’t that many events today, given that it’s Alaska Day. 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).

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Call him Ishmael. On this day in 1851, Moby Dick was first published, under the title The Whale.

Practically America’s princess! Happy 21st birthday to Bristol Palin.

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