Adopt-A-Family Signups - Application sessions are held at Family Resources Community Action, 55 Main St., Tuesdays from 2:30-4:30 pm, Wednesdays from 9:30-11:30 am, and Thursdays from 4-7 pm.
Low-income families with children born between Jan. 1, 2001 and time of application who live in Woonsocket are invited to apply. Applications are not accepted from families living outside of Woonsocket.
Copies of applications are available at FRCA’s reception desk at 245 Main Street or at 55 Main Street. The application period for the Adopt-A-Family program ends Nov. 15. Late applications cannot be accepted.
RIPTA Bus Forum today Join RIPTA and City officials today at Blackstone River Valley Heritage Corridor Offices, One Depot Square, 5 p.m. to discuss changes to bus service to the city. While RIPTA services were being evaluated internally, the City’s Main St. Livability Plan (WMSLP) highlighted the need for better transportation, particularly bus stops, on Main Street. Both processes have implementation components that will bring changes in RIPTA’s bus service routes in Woonsocket.
This forum provides both RIPTA and the City an opportunity to tailor their plans of action to best meet the needs of Woonsocket residents and RIPTA riders. The schedule for the event is as follows:
- 5-5:30pm: Open house
- 5:30-6:00pm: Welcoming Remarks and a presentation about current and proposed service changes
- 6:00-7:00pm: Planning exercises and interactive stations to gather feedback
Improvements to service, based on the existing planning process and forum feedback, are expected as early as January of 2014.
Candidates Forums Today, Friday - Mywoonsocket.com has posted a schedule of candidates forums. The next one is for City Council candidates, Oct. 9, on 1380 WNRI's Upfront Show, 8 a.m.
The Black Initiatives Group (B.I.G.), a community group in Woonsocket, has planned forums for the City Council (Thursday, October 10) and Mayoral (Friday, October 18). Both will be 7 p.m. at St. James Baptist Church, 340 South Main St., Woonsocket. They'll start promptly at 7 p.m. and ask all to arrive as early as possible before that time. The forum is open to the public. B.I.G. asks voters to send all questions they would like to hear the candidates answer, to this email address, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Autumnfest - Autumnfest celebrates 35 years with The Autumnfest Doo Wop Spectacular, featuring three performances as the Saturday night headliner: The Legendary Teenagers, The Chiffons, and Dicky Doo and The Dont’s featuring Gerry Granahan all performing with the Coast-to-Coast band Emceed by Todd Baptista. The festival returns on Columbus Day weekend this Saturday, Oct. 12. with the largest fireworks display in 35 years on Sunday and the Autumnfest parade Monday morning.
Race Register - The Race Against Racism begins at 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. Race day registration and packet pickup opens at 8 a.m. Participants are advised to arrive early for a warm up and welcome at 8:45 am. The 5K route starts and finishes at World War II Memorial State Park. The distance of the race is approximately 3.1 miles. Throughout the race, volunteers and safety officials will be directing participants at key locations on the course.
Participants are encouraged to stay and enjoy the Autumnfest celebrations following the race. Refreshments and prizes will be available near the finish line. To register to run, walk or volunteer contact YWCA at (401) 769-7450
or visit the race website, www.raceagainstracismRI.org.
Ghost Army Movie On Nov. 7 come to Stadium Theater for a history lesson. The Museum of Work and Culture Preservation Foundation will be screening 'Ghost Army' which explores Woonsocket's role in World War II.