Santa to arrive
Santa is coming to the Johnston Memorial Park on Dec. 10 from noon to 3 p.m. Come enjoy food and refreshments, music, and free hayrides from noon to 2 p.m. The event is being hosted by the Johnston Parks and Recreation Department.
Science Club to meet
The Science Club for grades two through five will meet on Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mohr Library. Participants will explore wind energy and create and race wind powered cars. The Science Club meets the first Monday of the month through May. If you have not registered already, please do so by calling 231-4980 ext. 5.
Nominations sought for SkillsUSA
Congressman Jim Langevin, who co-chairs the bipartisan Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus, has announced an opportunity for Rhode Islanders to nominate extraordinary contributors to career and technical education (CTE) for statewide honors.
SkillsUSA’s Rhode Island Chapter is accepting nominations through Dec. 1 for its CTE Educator of the Year and Advisor of the Year, with winners revealed next March. The Educator award goes to a teacher, school administrator or businessperson who has had the most impact in helping high school students develop their technical skills, preparing them for quality jobs, and advancing the state’s CTE efforts.
For the Advisor contest, eligibility is limited to CTE advisors in Rhode Island schools participating in SkillsUSA programs. The winner will have his/her name submitted for consideration by the organization for National Advisor of the Year. More information, including nomination forms, can be found at www.skillsusari.org. Any questions regarding either award should be directed to Josh Klemp, the Rhode Island SkillsUSA Director, at email@example.com.
Explorers to hold holiday craft fair
The Johnston Police Explorers Post 405 will hold its first ever Holiday Craft Fair on Dec. 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Johnston Senior Center, located at 1291 Hartford Ave. The group is currently looking for more vendors. For information, call Terry at 743-4544.
Happening at The Bridge
The Bridge at Cherry Hill, located at 1 Cherry Hill Road in Johnston, has decked the halls and is in the holiday spirit! Come and join the open house every Thursday from 3 to 4 p.m., during the month of December, as residents and guests gather around the piano for some holiday music and cheer.
On Sunday, Dec. 4, the Bell Ringers will perform holiday music at 1:30 p.m.
On Friday, Dec. 9, there will be a painting class hosted by The Bridge at 2:30 p.m. The following day, Saturday, Dec. 10, the Greenville Goldenaires will perform at 2:30 p.m.
December is National Stress-free Family Holidays Month, so come relax and join a yoga class on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 3 p.m.
The Bridge at Cherry Hill is participating in the Toys for Tots program now through Dec. 16. New, unwrapped toys are accepted daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Did you know?
With the holidays right around the corner, did you know you can make a soldier’s day by sending a holiday card? Send your holiday greeting card to Holiday Mail For Heroes, P.O. Box 5456, Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456.
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