5 THINGS: Danger! Star Wars References Inside!

If you don’t believe in the Force, well, don’t be such a muggle.

Here are the Five Things for Thursday, February 23, 2012:

“There is a great disturbance in the Force… It’s as if a million voices cried out, because vacation is more than half over.” continues its week of fun for the kids during February vacation today. From 11 a.m. to noon, cartoonist Corinne Adams will show your kids how to draw their favorite characters from Star Wars and Harry Potter. A show and tell, and a prize drawing, will also be held. Pre-registering is advised, so call the library at 789-9507.

“There is no civility, only politics.” – Chancellor Palpatine. At tonight, the Land Conservancy Trust at 5:30 p.m. The Zoning Board of Review meets at 7 p.m. Mr. Palpatine will not be at either meeting, nor will Darth Vader, so please go without fear of being choked.

“There is no try, only do.” – Yoda. There are no sporting events scheduled for today. Results from last night:

  • The Narragansett girls’ basketball team (17-3, 15-2 Division II-South) beat East Greenwich (10-10, 9-8 Division II-South), 40-37. For a box score from The Providence Journal, click here. Abby McKanna led the Mariners with 12 points. The win, coupled with a loss by Rogers, has put the two teams back into a tie for first place with one game remaining for both teams.
  • The Prout girls’ basketball team (14-7, 11-6 Division II-South) beat the stuffing out of Cranston East (10-11, 9-8 Division II-South), 69-25. For a box score from The Providence Journal, click here. Maddie Hagerty led the Crusaders with 18 points. Prout is now alone in third place in Division II-South, thanks to the win.
  • The Prout and Narragansett boys’ basketball teams found out their seeds for the state tournament last night. No. 10 Prout hosts No. 23 Exeter-West Greenwich at 7 p.m. Friday. No. 29 Narragansett gets the pleasure of traveling to defending champion St. Raphael’s Academy, the No. 4 seed. That game also starts at 7 p.m.

“Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope.” Speaking of princesses, we have a new one in the world. Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria gave birth to a baby today. Be sure to send her a card, or maybe just thank Victoria generally for Ace of Base.

“Not as random or as clumsy as a blaster, but an elegant weapon for a more civilized age.” On this day in 1896, the Tootsie Roll was invented. I’m sure the lightsaber is right around the corner.

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