Friday Five: Mardi Gras, Free Tax Prep, Police Awards, CVS Internship

The weekend is almost here - check out these things to know:


Mardi Gras - Get ready for the annual winter celebration Saturday from 5:30 to 11 p.m. starring Mardi Gras Queen Sandy Paul and the mystery man, King Jace XIX. Can you guess who the bearded sovereign is this year? 

Free Tax Services Connecting for Children & Families (CCF) is reopening its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site in Woonsocket.  The VITA program provides free tax preparation for families with income less than $50,000.  The tax preparers are trained and certified by IRS to do federal and state taxreturns.  This free service is available Mondays – Fridays 9:30 AM to 2:30 p.m. and Thursday 5 to 8 p.m. at the Hope Street Family Center at 46 Hope Street, Woonsocket. Call Zoya at (401) 766-3384 for an appointment or more information.   

Police Awards - The Woonsocket Police Department Awards Ceremony will be held today at the CYO Center, 53 Federal St. at 6 p.m. Several officers will receive awards, one of which will be Officer of the Year. Four officers have been nominated;however, the final selection will not be named until the night of the ceremony.

There will be communityawards as well. Organization of the Year will be the Woonsocket Prevention Coalition. Citizen of theYear will be Margaux Morisseau, Director of Community Building, of NeighborWorks Blackstone RiverValley.

The event is sponsored by the International Brotherhood of Police Officers, Local 404, and the Rotary Club of Woonsocket.

CVS Internship - Want some experience working at a national pharmacy company learning about Advertising, Corporate Communications, Finance/Accounting, Human Resources, IT, Logistics/Distribution, Marketing, Merchandising or Real Estate and Operations? Then sign up for the CVS Caremark Internship.

Porketa - Tickets are now on sale for the Woonsocket Rotary Porketa 
Monday, March 11, 6 p.m., at the Elks Hall, 368 Social St. They'll put you back $20, and you'llneed to find a rotary member to buy them
Woonsocket, RI  





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