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Additional Memorial Blood Drive Scheduled For Friday (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 Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.

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

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    Jamie Mayer Memorial Blood Drive #2: Due to the overwhelming response to the Jamie Mayer Memorial Blood Drive held at Olde Theater Diner Jan. 9, the Rhode Island Blood Center will sponsor two more drives in Jamie's name. The first will take place today, Jan. 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Coventry Credit Union (CCU) on Nooseneck Hill Road. The second will take place from 3 to 6 p.m., Jan. 24 at CCU's Main Street branch in Coventry. Click here to learn more.

    Women's Self Defense Class: Today is the last day to reserve your spot in the Women's Protection and Awareness Workshop, sponsored by Ed Oakley's Traditional Okinawan Karate and Tiogue Elementary School. The class will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24 in the Tiogue School gym and costs $20 per person. For more information or to reserve your spot, email Michelle McNeil at mommymcneil@cox.net.

    Toddler Stories and Songs in Greene: The Greene Public Library, located at 179 Hopkins Hollow Road, Greene, will host Toddlers, Tunes & Tales today and each Friday morning from 10-10:30 a.m. The program is intended for children ages 1-3 accompanied by a parent or caregiver and will feature songs, movement and a fun story. Call (401) 397.3873 to register.

    Local Job Opportunities: Looking for a way to earn some cash in time for the holidays? Click here to view a handful of job openings recently posted by employers in Coventry.

    The Doctor Is In at CPL: Calling all Doctor Who Fans… Stop by the Young Adult area at Coventry Public Library any time during the month of January and make yourself a mini Tardis to take home. Free, all supplies provided.

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

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