Here are the (more than) Five Things for Monday, April 16:
“Babies don’t need a vacation, but I still see them at the beach… It [annoys] me! I’ll go over to a little baby and say, ‘What are you doing here? You haven’t worked a day in your life!’” – Steven Wright. As a reminder, area high schools are on vacation this week. Adjust accordingly.
Chicks! (Note: the animal kind. Get your mind out of the gutter.) will be hosting Project Chick at 10:30 a.m. Staff from Casey Farm will describe all about chicks to the kids – how they hatch, what they eat, etc. Admission is free.
My buddy used to design Nerf guns. will host a on cartooning, cool toys and comic book covers at 11 a.m. Aimed at children 7 to 14, cartoonist Corinne Adams will have a show and tell of toys.
Just like peanut butter and jelly. What goes together better than National Poetry Month and Earth Day? Nothing, that’s what. So celebrate with the at 2 p.m. at . The event is meant for kids 6 to 12, since silly poems will be read, and they’ll get a chance to decorate a flowerpot. Also, prepare to get a bit messy, since this is a craft project.
And then there’s sport. Here is the high school sports schedule for today:
- Local match-up: South Kingstown junior varsity softball hosts Prout at 4 p.m. at the Broad Rock Playfields.
- South Kingstown baseball (3-2, 2-2 Division I-South) hosts Portsmouth (3-2, 3-1 Division I-South) at 12 p.m. at Old Mountain Field. South Kingstown junior varsity baseball hosts Portsmouth at 12 p.m. at the Broad Rock Playfields.
- South Kingstown boys’ tennis (2-0, 2-0 Division I-South) plays at Smithfield High School (2-1, 2-1 Division I-North) at 10 a.m.
- Prout boys’ tennis (2-2, 2-2 Division II-South) travels to Slater Park to play Tolman High School (2-2, 2-2 Division II-Central) at 10:30 a.m.
- Narragansett junior varsity baseball hosts Exeter-West Greenwich at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Sprague Park. Yes, it is a scheduled doubleheader.
Holy cow, I don’t believe it! On this day in 1940, Bob Feller of the Cleveland Indians threw the only Opening Day no-hitter. The Plain Dealer has an awesome feature on its website – the original game story for that. (And as a reminder, the annual Marathon Day game for the Red Sox is at 11:05 a.m. today.)
“Tell your old man to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes.” Kareem Abdul-Jabber, I’m happy you’re turning 65 today. I’m not so happy that you played for the Lakers.
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