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Community Artists Program
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Charlestown

Wild About Reading
10:30 a.m. - Noon Charlestown

Mah Jongg
12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Charlestown

Quilting Group
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Charlestown

Art Exhibition Hoxie Gallery
5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Westerly

Hispanic Heritage Festival
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Westerly

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Talk
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Westerly

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Local briefs: Oct. 18, 2013

Game Night tonight at Westerly VFW

WESTERLY — VFW Post 8955 will hold a Game Night Social from 6 to 8:30 tonight at the post home, 113 Beach St. All area veterans and guests are welcome and can bring their favorite games (some will be available). Snacks will be available and a $4 donation is requested. The post home is located at the red schoolhouse building next to River Bend Cemetery.

St. Pius X holding annual Walk for Life

WESTERLY — St. Pius X will hold the annual Walk For Life on Sunday, Oct. 20.

The 3-mile walk will begin at 1 p.m. at St. Pius Church and walkers will proceed through the town of Westerly, then walk to the Tomb of the Unborn at St. Sebastian’s Cemetery for a brief prayer service. The walk will end with a reception at St. Pius Church. Sponsorship forms are available for walkers and all proceeds from the walk will benefit local pro-life community ministries.

For more information, or sponsorship forms, call Val or John Sistare at 401-322-1138, or email

Westerly Hospital presents free breast cancer program

WESTERLY — In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Westerly Hospital will host a free community education program titled “Breast Cancer: The Latest in Screening Recommendations and Treatment Options” on Monday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in Westerly Hospital’s Henry J. Nardone Conference Center.

Presenting will be three physicians: Shereene Brown, MD, obstetric and gynecology; Jeffrey L. Christian, MD, general surgery; and Robert Legare, MD, oncology/hematology; who will discuss the latest screening recommendations and treatment updates including both surgical and nonsurgical (chemotherapy and immunotherapy) options.

The program is free and open to anyone. To register, visit or call 401-348-2300, or, from outside Rhode Island, call 800-933-5960, Ext. 3423.

Public invited to visit Stonington’s Masonic Lodge

STONINGTON — Stonington-area Masons invite the public to find out about their organization at a community open house at the lodge, 637 Pequot Trail, on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Connecticut Masons date back to 1750 and a third of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were Masons, including George Washington and Benjamin Franklin.

Refreshments and activities provided.

Lace up for 7th annual Penguin Run/Walk

MYSTIC — Mystic Aquarium, 55 Coogan Blvd., will hold its 7th annual Penguin Run/Walk, a 5K run and 2-mile walk, on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 9 a.m. Proceeds help endangered African penguins at the aquarium and in South Africa.

The 5K run is on a trail, field and road course, and prizes will be awarded in eight age divisions for males and females. The children’s race will take place after the walk ends and before the awards ceremony.

All participants receive free admission to Mystic Aquarium on race day. Dogs and strollers are welcome in the 2-mile walk. Door prizes, free food and drinks are available after the race. The penguins themselves will be racing in the aquarium’s Foxwoods Marine Theater after the awards ceremony.

Cost is $30 for individuals, $20 for children, ages 3 to 13, $63 for a family of four, $63 for middle school teams, and $58 for teams of up to 10 people with $10 for each additional team member.

Visit to register or for more information. To make a donation, email or call 860-572-5955, Ext. 518.


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