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5 THINGS: Donate Blood, Save Lives!

Learn about giving marrow today, and celebrate the birth of several musicians.

Here are the (more than) Five Things for Thursday, May 9, 2013:

“Every man’s ability may be strengthened or increased by culture.” – John Abbott, former prime minister of Canada. Here are today’s government meetings:

  • There are no meetings scheduled for South Kingstown.
  • The Narragansett Planning Board meets at 6 p.m.

Please consider donating bone marrow. Narragansett’s Alex Cote, 14, is one person who has benefited from bone marrow transfers. There is a blood drive at the high school from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, the Village Inn Conference Center from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and South County Hospital from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. You can register to donate marrow at all three locations.

Talk to Rhode Island Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo today. She’s speaking at 6:30 p.m. at the Kingston Free Library, but reservations are required. For more information, click here.

Turtles are awesome! And they will at the Museum of Primitive Art and Culture tonight from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more info, click here.

Mmm, delicious vegetables and produce! Goose Pond Farm of West Kingston is offering community supported agriculture accounts from this season to Dec. 31. For more info, click here.

With Kentucky now in the rear view mirror, register for a fishing derby! The South Kingstown Parks and Recreation Department is hosting its second annual fishing derby on Friday, May 10. They’re asking folks to pre-register for it though. For more info, 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 Romanian Independence 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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It’s too bad his Westerly restaurant just recently closed. On this day in 1887, Buffalo Bill Cody opened up his show in London.

It’s a good day for musicians (and James L. Brooks). Among those celebrating birthdays – Billy Joel, Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick, Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode, Sean Altman of Rockapella and Ghostface Killah. Oh, and it’s also James L. Brooks’ 73rd birthday. Brooks has produced a slew of great content, like The Simpsons and The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Taxi and Say Anything.

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