Today is Columbus Day: Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 marks the U.S. holiday commemorating the landing of Christopher Columbus in the New World on October 12, 1492. It was unofficially celebrated in a number of cities and states as early as the 18th century but did not become a federal holiday until 1937. For many, the holiday is a way of both honoring Columbus' achievements and celebrating Italian-American heritage. Throughout its history, Columbus Day and the man who inspired it have generated controversy, and many alternatives to the holiday have appeared in recent years. Click here for info regarding Columbus Day closings in Coventry.
Hungry for Change at NEFA: From 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, New England Farm and Artist (NEFA), (1112 Main Street), is offering "Hungry for Change: Food, Ethics and Sustainability" - a discussion course developed by the Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI). Course books developed by NWEI are available at NEFA for $25, however public copies to share are also available at the shop. To register, click here (and scroll down) to RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call Ellen at 744-1702 or simply drop by the store!
18+ Bingo: The Coventry Senior Center (50 Wood St.) will hold Bingo this 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.
CCFD Board Meeting: Members of the Central Coventry Fire District Board of Directors will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17 in the Town Hall Annex auditorium (1675 Flat River Road) to present proposed budget options and district overiew in preparation for the upcoming CCFD Annual Financial Meeting scheduled for Oct. 21.
Toddler Stories and Songs in Greene: The Greene Public Library, located at 179 Hopkins Hollow Road, Greene, will host Toddlers, Tunes & Tales this 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.
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