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5 THINGS: A Wide Variety of Ways to Get the Week Started!

That was a long headline, but there are a lot of cool things goin’ on!

Here are the (more than) Five Things for Monday, August 20, 2012:

“Economics. Voodoo economics.” – Ben Stein from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Gina Raimondo, the general treasurer for Rhode Island, is the guest speaker for the South Ferry Church 10th annual lecture series from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. The is free, but any donations for the church’s preservation would be appreciated.

“I don’t mind what Congress does, as long as they don’t do it in the streets and frighten the horses.” – Victor Hugo. Here are the government meetings for today:

  • The Narragansett Recreation Advisory Board at 5:30 p.m.
  • The South Kingstown Recreation Commission at 7 p.m.
  • The Narragansett Town Council at 7:30 p.m.

Learn about more than just books at the library tonight. There will be at 7 p.m. Even better, it’s free!

A gallery benefit show! There is a gallery show of Stephanie Parker’s work to benefit the Courthouse Center for the Arts. The exhibit is on display until Sept. 9, and open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays.

DANGER WILL ROBINSON! Starting in early September, we’re going to be phasing out the adding of new calendar events by our staff. This means that if you’re from a group or organization, you’ll have to start doing them yourself. It’s pretty simple, though! While logged into your Patch account, just go here. Adding your event ensures it’ll show up in searches, and be eligible for me to give it shout-outs in Five Things.

Sign up for our daily newsletter! Hey, I realize we have a lot of neat features and knick-knacks on the site, so it can be confusing to keep up with it all. Want just one simple, easy to read daily digest? Sign up for our e-mail newsletter here then. It comes out between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. roughly, every single day of the week. Amazing, I know!

This was not controversial in the slightest. On this day in 1858, Charles Darwin first published his theory of evolution via natural selection.

Just whisper it to me, just between you and me, what you think of her. Happy 66th birthday to Connie Chung!

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