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St. Brigid’s Annual Bazaar

St. Brigid’s Church, 1231 Plainfield Street, Johnston, is holding their annual bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 19 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in their church hall.  Vendors have an array of homemade crafts, popular knitted items, jewelry, holiday articles, handmade cards, rosaries, journals, holiday wood crafts, homemade pastries, wine corking, theme baskets, silent auction and a food court serving hot Italian sandwiches, pizza, drinks, miscellaneous snacks and hot dogs. On Saturday, Kangaroo Joey from the new popular Launch Trampoline will be visiting the bazaar to greet the children and adults.  Bring along your children, your camera’s, neighbors and friends to come and join the fun from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

At the Mohr

Fake it ‘Til You Make it: Fake News & Social Media Workshop will be held on Nov. 8 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Do you get most of your news from social media? Every day our newsfeeds are bombarded with stories. How do you know what to believe? Join Emilie in an interactive workshop to learn how to use critical thinking to evaluate all media sources. Please bring your own laptop, tablet, or mobile device that allows access your own social media. We can lend a few laptops.

Story Time-Stories, songs, rhymes, puppets and coloring for children of all ages and their grown-ups will be held on. Tuesdays for- babies to 3 years old and Wednesdays for children from 3 to 5 years old at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 14 through Dec. 6.  No Registration required.

Bark & Books for Grades K and up will be held on Monday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m.  Join in for a story and craft and welcome our reading buddy, Pepper, a certified therapy dog. Please Register 231-4980 x5. Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library, 1 Memorial Ave, Johnston, R.I. 02919, 231-4980 x5,,

Mohr Library Genealogy group meetings

Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library has yearly subscriptions to and the New England Historical Genealogical Society databases (NEHGS) on all library computers. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. The Library also publishes a monthly newsletter outlining upcoming program details and includes tips for searching. Former programs include field trips to the State Archive and Swan Point Cemetery, as well as speakers on cemeteries, medallions found on gravestones, how to search for a particular nationality, and much more. Meetings are open to all. Join avid ancestral sleuths, learn tips from others. All nationalities discussed. For more information contact the library at 231-4980;;

Annual Veteran’s Memorial Mass

St. Brigid’s Church, 1231 Plainfield Street, Johnston, is honored to celebrate a mass dedicated to our veterans in all wars on Saturday, Nov. 11 at the 5 p.m. mass. Veterans families/friends are asked to sit on the left-hand side of the church where rows will be reserved for them.  Please spread the word to veterans that you know. The theme for this year’s liturgy will be “Honoring Service Chaplins.”

Ongoing Book Sale at Mohr

Looking for a used textbook? You might find it at the Friends of Mohr Library’s ongoing book sale on the lower level of the library. A rolling cart in the area is filled with textbooks and other books helpful to course work, assignments and home schooling, along with a few literary classics. Books on the cart are marked with prices up to $2 and will be available through Sept 23. The Friends, a non-profit volunteer group dedicated to the library, supports special services and library programs, including summer reading, through their fundraising efforts. Email address is

Awaken your soul

Awaken YOUR Soul; a journey within. Care for your Body...Relax your Mind...Soothe your Soul on Nov. 11 at the RI Shriners, 1 Rhodes Place in Cranston. Explore overall well-being through Holistic Natural Methods. Featuring special guest, local TV Celebrity, Mario Hilario, learn about a life-changing event that Mario has recently experienced. They will offer an Intro to Archangels Gallery Style Identification of your Angels by Gladys Ellen & Gallery Style Reading by Jayne Oliver, Psychic Medium! Learn about the healing properties of Crystals, Oils & Sound Therapy. Relax and clear your mind with an introduction to Meditation. There will be two local authors, Dave Kane & Jayne DeRouin that will take you on a journey that will be unforgettable. Complimentary Introductory Sessions of Reiki, Reflexology, Various Types of Card Readings & Massage.

All-inclusive price of $30 per person for entire day of guest speakers, services and presenters. They will have various Holistic & theme based vendors there for you to make some educated, healing purchases from. Lunch will be provided for an additional fee onsite. Cash Bar is available. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and the event ends at 3:30 p.m. Advance purchase of tickets only. Seating is limited so order your tickets soon. Call 467-7100. Questions or looking for more details, contact Paula Cardi at

Help make a house a home

The Furniture Bank of RI, a 501(C)3 non-profit corporation, needs bureaus, complete twin or double beds, kitchen sets, mattresses and household furniture that you no longer need. To help a less fortunate family through your charitable donation of good used furniture, call 831-5511 to arrange for pick up. All donated articles must be in good condition.

Volunteers needed

The Johnston Senior Center is seeking volunteers to help with various services throughout the year. They need volunteers on Thursday afternoon bingo and Friday night bingo. The Activity Department is also in need of volunteers for dining room servers and gift shop associates. Contact the Center at 944-3343.

At the Mohr for Teens

Falling for Fun with the continuing the theme of “Build a Better World”, this autumn we are dedicated to transforming our library into a welcoming space for teens. We want to encourage teens to look at how they can take a lead in building a better world. Join our Teen Task Force to step up and make a difference in the library, the community, and the world.

Teen Task Force seeking members. Do you want to show the community how teens can make a positive impact? Join our Teen Task Force to help build a better world. Become part of this teen-driven group advocating for the library and for the teens in our community. Plan monthly teen programs, organize weekly activities & crafts, give suggestions for new material purchases, initiate teen participation, and earn volunteer hours. Participate in bi-weekly meetings & teen-lead activity benefiting the teens, the community & causes of your choice.

Library Cards for Teens. Teens are encouraged to sign up for library cards all year round. Young Adults ages 14-17 may apply for a library card on their own. According to Ocean State Libraries, “students ages 14 to 17 may provide proof of their enrollment in a public or private school in Rhode Island (class schedule, transcript, report card, etc.) in lieu of a photo ID if they do not otherwise have one.  Proof of home address must still be provided if not stated on school enrollment documents.” For computer privileges, all students under the age of 17 must have a parent or guardian sign the permission form.

Join in celebrating Inktober during the entire month of October. This is worldwide art challenge created in 2009 by Jake Parker. “Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month.” Art can include drawings or a creative blackout poetry design! An official list of prompts for every day of the month has been posted on the bulletin board in the teen room. Official Rules are posted in the teen room and on social media. Submit your art to Emilie to display in the teen room throughout the month.

Fundraising Christmas Bazaar

A fundraising Christmas Bazaar featuring food, games, crafts, raffles, a silent auction, and vendor tables will be held at St. Robert Bellarmine Church Hall (1804 Atwood Avenue, Johnston) on Saturday, November 28 from noon-4:30 p.m. and from 6:15-8 p.m. Proceeds benefit St. Robert’s Food Shelf, which provides food to all neighbors in need, regardless of religious affiliation. For general information, contact Sandy at 946-3262. To inquire about a vendor table, contact Carol at 233-2330.

Did You Know?

Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans – living or dead – but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.

In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day. (Source: Veteran’s Day Facts) Photos in .jpg format are accepted and news can range from community events, promotions, academic news and non-profit events. E-mail today and see your news in our column in the Johnston Sunrise. Please include a daytime telephone number in case we require any further information.


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