5 THINGS: Sgt. Slaughter, Pier School Athletics and Town Council

There are plenty of activities for a Monday! Catch the fun times!

Here are the (more than) Five Things for Monday, August 27, 2012:

Books on books on books. There is a at Maury Loontjens Memorial Library at 10:30 a.m.

Tick tock tick tock, give out your blood. There is at 3 p.m. at the Clock Tower Plaza in Narragansett.

Narragansett Pier School athletes, beat the rush! It’s the second annual Meet the Coaches Night at the Narragansett Pier Middle School at 5 p.m. For more info, click .

“Dear mom, congrats on your recent wedding to dad…” There is a card-making class at Maury Loontjens Memorial Library in Narragansett at 6:30 p.m. Even better – it’s free! For info, click .

The business of government business. The South Kingstown Town Council at 7:30 p.m.

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.

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They found out that women were indeed from there. On this day in 1962, the Mariner 2 was launched toward Venus.

“At ease, disease!” Happy 63rd birthday to the great American hero and, uh, pro wrestler Sgt. Slaughter.

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