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3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Westerly

RI Blood Drive
3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Wyoming

Outdoor Summer Concert
4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Westerly

Brain Preserver Workshop
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Westerly

Sunset Concert Series
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Watch Hill

Chess Club
6 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Westerly

Watch Hill Sunset Concert
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Watch Hill

Almost a Full Moon Paddle
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Hope Valley

RI Blood Drive
9 a.m. - Noon Westerly

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Local briefs: Oct. 3, 2013


Fashion show to benefit Community Center

STONINGTON — A fashion show to benefit the Stonington Community Center will be held at the Velvet Mill, 22 Bayview Ave., on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. The fashion show will include Barrazza Style, Huxter, Susan Hickman and Toscano’s Men’s Shop. Octagon Steakhouse will present a Fire & Ice themed menu. The first 300 ticket holders will receive complimentary gift bags. Tickets for the fashion show are $50 in advance, or $60 at the door. For more information or tickets, call 860-535-2476, or visit thecomo.org. Tickets can also be purchased at Antonio’s Hair Salon in Mystic; Simply Majestic in Mystic; Barraza Style in Stonington Borough; and at the Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa in Groton.

College Representative Day at Stonington High School

STONINGTON — Stonington High School will hold its seventh annual College Representative Day on Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Stonington High School gymnasium. More than 100 colleges, universities and trade schools will be in attendance.

All Stonington High School juniors and seniors will attend the event, and Stonington High School officials are also inviting parents and guardians of Stonington High students to attend. This will be an opportunity for parents and students to gather college information, meet with college representatives and ask questions related to specific colleges and programs.

For more information, contact the Stonington High School Guidance Department at (860) 599-2180, or visit stoningtonhigh.org for a list of schools attending.

— Anna Maria Lemoine

Golf tournament benefits Education Endowment Fund

WESTERLY — The Westerly Education Endowment Fund will hold its 11th annual golf tournament on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Richmond Country Club, 74 Sandy Pond Road, Richmond.

Registration will begin at 8 a.m., with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. The event will include a four-person scramble, continental breakfast, Texas barbecue lunch and awards reception following the golf. Cost is $135 per player. Visit golfdigestplanner.com/24004-WEEF to register or for more information.

Phone drive to help domestic violence victims

PROVIDENCE (AP) — Rhode Island’s attorney general is holding a cell phone recycling drive to help those affected by domestic violence.

Attorney General Peter Kilmartin is encouraging members of the public to drop off old and unused cell phones and accessories at his office and at courthouse offices in Newport, Providence, Warwick and South Kingstown during October.

Through a recycling program, cell phones can be refurbished and reprogrammed and used by those at risk of domestic violence for emergency communications. Kilmartin’s office says the phones can provide a critical link between law enforcement and domestic violence victims if they are in life-threatening situations.

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Gun safety task force to meet

PROVIDENCE (AP) — A Rhode Island legislative commission looking at ways to keep firearms out of the hands of those with severe mental illness is holding its first meeting.

The state’s General Assembly formed the Gun Safety Task Force earlier this year to review laws and regulations on the use of mental health records in gun background checks. Rhode Island currently does not share mental health records with the federal background check system.

The task force includes lawmakers, mental health professionals, law enforcement officers and gun rights advocates.

The commission was scheduled to meet this afternoon at the Statehouse.

 


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