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Run for the Pumpkins 5K Trail Run
10 a.m. - Noon Westerly

Native Gardens Tour
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Westerly

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

RI Families in Nature Hike at Wahaneeta Preserve
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Westerly

Hopkinton Fall Festival
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Ashaway

Seal Tour
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Westerly

Public Square Rosary Rally
Noon - 1 p.m. Hope Valley

"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"
8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Westerly

Master Gardener Kiosk and Soil Test
9 a.m. - Noon Westerly

Fall Stroll-A-Thon
9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Westerly

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Town seeks volunteers for public health emergencies

WESTERLY — The town of Westerly will host a recruitment drive on Tuesday for volunteers to assist with the distribution of medication during public health emergencies. The drive will take place at McQuade’s Marketplace from 12 to 3 p.m.

Volunteers will become part of the town’s municipal Medical Emergency Distribution System (MEDS)- Point of Dispensing (POD) plan, which establishes a framework for effective and efficient mass dispensing of pharmaceuticals or vaccines to the general public in the event of a public health emergency.

Volunteers are needed to serve as registrars, greeters, nurses, emergency medical technicians, interpreters, logistical staff, pharmacists, and other general staff duties.

Those who cannot stop by during the recruitment drive are asked to send an e-mail to: to express interest.

The town will also host a medical emergency distribution point of distribution exercise on Nov. 5 at the Westerly Middle School to practice the positions and plan. This exercise will be during a scheduled flu/TDAP/pertussis vaccine clinic. Tdap vaccine is recommended for preteens at ages 11 or 12 years for protection against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough).

Any interested volunteer will be able to participate in this exercise.

For more information, call Amy Grzybowski, director of planning, code enforcement and grant administration at 401-348-2617.

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