Adopt-A-Family Signups - Application sessions for the Adopt-A-Family program open three days a week starting today. The sessions will be 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. Applicants must bring the following with them when they apply: Picture ID, SNAP letter (food stamps), proof of all household income, birth certificates for all members of the household, current lease or rent receipt and utility bill, social security cards for all members of the household, documentation of any existing crisis illustrating why the family is in particular need at this time, documentation of enrollment in job training, ESL, GED, or advanced education programs, clothing sizes for children born between Jan. 1, 2001 and time of application, and two local phone numbers through which they can be reached. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Individuals are encouraged to pick up applications and complete them if possible before attending the sessions. Copies of applications are available at FRCA’s reception desk at 245 Main Street or at 55 Main Street. Recipients of Adopt-A-Family and other holiday programs are selected according to need. The application period for the Adopt-A-Family program ends Nov. 15. Late applications cannot be accepted.Farmer's Market Today - The Woonsocket Farmers Market is open every Tuesday, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Thundermist Health Center. Swing by and check out the fresh food and items for sale. For more details about the market visit: Woonsocket Farmers Market.
CVS Caremark 5k - The annual CVS Caremark 5K road race through downtown Providence is still accepting registrations for the Sept. 22 event - but be quick - this year's field is limited to 5,500 entrants, and no on-site registration will be available if that limit is met prior to the run. There are no limits on youth races and the high school 3K run.
If you're already registered, race packet pickup is at Rhode Runner,657 North Main St., Providence, Thursday 9/19, noon to 6 p.m., Friday 9/20 noon to 6 p.m., and Saturday 9/21, 10:00 a.m. - 4 p.m. Registration (assuming there are available slots) and packet pickup will also be available on race morning at Station Park (Gaspee ST & Francis St.) starting at 7:15 a.m.
Novans Pride 5K Sunday - The Novans Pride walk/run 5k this Sunday is a fundraiser for the Woonsocket Athletic Department. Proceeds will assist in keeping sports alive and kids healthy. Come out Sept. 22, 8:30 a.m. at The Gym, LLC at 2168 Diamond Hill Road.
Profits will be donated to the Woonsocket Atheletic Department. If you wish to make an extra contribution you can do so as part of the race registration process. The race starts and finishes at the gym Llc. parking lot. The course is a well marked, USTAF certified, 5k loop on City roads , with mile markers and one water stop. Race is professionally timed.
Candidates Night Sept. 24 - MyWoonsocket.com and 1380 WNRI are co-sponsoring a Meet The Candidates forum on Sept. 24, 7 p.m., at Chan's, where Woonsocket voters will consider candidates in the Woonsocket mayoral and City Council primary on Oct. 8 and the election on Nov. 5.
Lorraine Corey and Roger Bouchard will moderate the event, Jeff Gamache will moderate and Bill Bryda will be the timekeeper. The format: One question — the same question — will be asked of the incumbent City Council candidates. One different question will be asked of the new candidates by the monderator.
Mayoral candidates will each ask a question of opposing candidates on two separate rounds.