Here's a handful of things to keep in mind for today.
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Happy Halloween! The holiday is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints’ Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a secular, community-based event characterized by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating. (history.com)
Community Flu Clinic: From 10:30-11 a.m. today, South County Hospital will host a local flu vaccination clinic at Rebuilders Automotive Supply, located at 1650 Flat River Road, Coventry. Vaccinations will be available to individuals age 19 and older. Those with health insurance must bring proof of coverage. Click here for insurance and payment information.
CPD Safety Event: The Coventry Police Department will host a free Child Seat Installation and Kids Workshop today from 12-3 p.m. at Dunkin Donuts (800 Tiogue Ave.).
Elks Fall Pitch Card League: The Coventry-West Greenwich Elks Lodge (42 Nooseneck Hill Rd., West Greenwich) will host its Fall Pitch (Hi-Lo-Jack) Card League tonight and each Thursday at 7 p.m. Cost is $5 per person per week. All adults welcome. At the end of the season, prizes will be handed out at an Awards Dinner. For more information, call Denise at 226-5053.
Volunteers Needed: Looking for a community service opportunity or just a chance to lend a hand to a great local cause? If so, consider volunteering a few hours of your time on the morning of Saturday, Nov. 2 to perform some much needed yard work. The General Nathanael Greene Homestead Association is requesting volunteers for 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 2 to help continue clearing the overgrown field below the Homestead. Volunteers began the task in August, but there is still much work to be done.Click here to learn more about the project and how you can help!
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