Wednesday Five: Scouts, Stories, Register, Great Debate
Welcome to Wednesday, and check out these things to know:
Scout meet - Has your son ever considered scouting? The Boy Scouts say they offer a life-changing experience teaching young men survival and life skills, and offering the opportunity for cameraderie. Troop 2 will meet tonight, 7 p.m., at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Rectory, 1409 Park Ave. All prospective members and their families are welcome to visit. For more information contact Scoutmaster Mike Heroux at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (401)688-6275.
Story time - Woonsocket Harris Public Library will host a story time for kids ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old at 10:30 a.m. Come listen to stories, watch a brief movie, and make a craft to take home.
Great debate - On this day in 1960, presidential candidates John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon faced off for the first nationally televised debate. The debate went well for Kennedy, who was percieved by viewers as poised and well spoken, and not so well for Nixon, who did not share Kennedy's gift for television presence. Smithsonianmag.com has an in-depth analysis of the debate that's worth checking out.
Register to vote - Oct. 7 is the deadline to register to vote for the Nov. 6 election, and Oct. 16 is the deadline to request a mail-in ballot. This election season voters will also be required to show a voter ID.
School Trustees Sought The Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education is seeking volunteers to serve on four school Boards of Trustees. At present, there are vacancies on all of the Boards of Trustees whose members the Regents appoint, including:
- the Central Falls School District board;
- the Metropolitan Career and Technical School (The Met) board;
- the Rhode Island School for the Deaf board; and
- the William M. Davies, Jr. Career and Technical High School board.
The Regents are particularly in need of volunteers for the School for the Deaf board who have deafness or hearing impairment. The Regents also note that membership on the Central Falls board is open to residents from other communities.
Those interested in volunteering to serve on any of the boards should e-mail Angela.Teixeira@ride.ri.gov, the liaison to the Board of Regents, with a cover letter and a resume or any other material the Regents should consider in making appointments to these boards.