5 THINGS: Iguanas, Politics and Barrymore – A Deadly Mix

Thankfully, I’m talking about three different events. Hopefully, the three won’t mix – you wouldn’t want to cross the streams.

Here are the Five Things for Wednesday, February 22, 2012:

CRICKEY! While there probably won’t be any crocs, there will be other reptiles at Maury Loontjens Memorial Library today, as it hosts the Bwana Iguana Reptile Adventure. The fun runs from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., and all ages are welcome. If you’d prefer something a bit more mild for your entertainment, there is also the Evening Book Club, which is discussing The Merchant of Venice at 6:30 p.m. It’s by some Shake Spear guy.

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies.” – Groucho Marx. I think Groucho is being a bit harsh, but if you’d like to observe local government in action, you have two opportunities tonight. At 6 p.m., the planning board meets at Narragansett Town Hall. Also at town hall, at 7:30 p.m. the Economic Development Committee meets.

"You got to believe in yourself. Hell, I believe I'm the best-looking guy in the world and I might be right." – Charles Barkley. Looking at the sports schedule for tonight, and the results from yesterday:

  • Narragansett girls’ basketball (16-4, 14-2 Division II-South) hosts East Greenwich (11-9, 9-7 Division II-South) at 7 p.m. tonight. Junior varsity is at 5:15 p.m. The Mariners lost a tough game to Cranston East (10-11, 9-7 Division II-South) last week, which knocked them out of a first-place tie with Rogers (17-3, 15-1 Division II-South). However, Narragansett is locked into the No. 2 seed at worst, thanks a four-game lead over…
  • The Prout School girls’ basketball team (14-7, 10-6 Division II-South) hosts Cranston East at 7 p.m. tonight. Junior varsity is at 5:15 p.m. The Crusaders need to win to separate from the pack at 9-7 and 9-8 (Cranston East, Mt. Hope and East Greenwich) for third place.
  • The Narragansett boys’ basketball team (10-12, 8-10 Division II-South) closed out their regular season with a 79-65 loss at West Warwick (21-2, 17-1 Division II-South). The Mariners currently have the 29th seed, and will most likely face La Salle, St. Ray’s or West Warwick – again – in the opening round of the state tournament. For more info on the selection show tonight, read our other story here.
  • The Prout School boys’ basketball team (20-3, 17-1 Division III-South) beat Mt. Hope (6-16, 5-13 Division III-South) handily, 68-34, to close out their regular season. The Crusaders currently have the No. 12 seed, and depending on how tiebreakers shakeout, would face either Barrington, Cranston East, Smithfield, Tiverton, Johnston, Middletown or North Smithfield.

Blog, blog, blog. Here at Narragansett Patch, we’re always looking for bloggers – Frankly, my cat hasn’t been that prolific of a writer lately. If you’re interested, shoot us an e-mail at Stephen.greenwell@patch.com or Narragansett@patch.com. You can write about any topic you’d like (as long as you’re a Narragansett resident), from politics to movie reviews to about how Cindy thinks she can park but she really can’t and Roger is totally more into you than Cindy.

Cellar door it up. Happy birthday to Drew Barrymore, who turns 37 today. You probably know her from something that I can’t possibly list, because she’s now been in 63 movies, according to IMDB. In comparison, Christopher Walken has been in 120 movies, meaning Drew is actually on pace to beat him out. (Jeremy Piven is also a strong contender though, as he’s been in 80 movies.)

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