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24th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Tonight (and 4 More Things)

Patch's quick take on the essential things to know, the most interesting things to do and best places to be in Coventry on Wednesday, Dec. 4.

Here's a handful of things to keep in mind for today.

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    Christmas Tree Lighting: Join the festivities tonight, Dec. 4, at the 24th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on the front lawn of the Coventry Community Center! The event begins at 5:45 p.m., just in time for Santa's 6:00 arrival! Sing Christmas carols with the Pawtuxet Valley Community Chorus and enjoy cookies while witnessing the lighting of the town's new Christmas tree which was only lit for the first time last year!

    Vote! Vote! Vote! The Coventry Oakers and West Warwick Wizards have made it to the second round of USA TODAY's Best High School Football Rivalry competitionClick here to vote for our rivalry Dec. 2-10!

    18+ Bingo: The Coventry Senior Center (50 Wood St.) will hold Bingo today and every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. The cost is $4 plus Specials. All are welcome, but must be 18 years and older to play.

    Help a Local Family: Donations are still being collected to benefit 11-year-old Coventry resident Jacob Matarese, who has a variety of conditions that make life difficult. Jake and his family have partnered with 4 Paws for Ability in order to get him a service dog, but they need your help! Click here to learn more about Jacob and this great local cause.

    Register Today - Christmas Classics: At 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, the Coventry Public Library will present dramatic readings of the Christmas classics A Child's Christmas in Wales by Thomas Dylan and A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote. The stories will be presented by actor, director and playwright Robb Dimmick. To register, call Jane at 822-9104.

    To find more events and happens, check out our event calendar.

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