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Friday Five: MLK, Book Signing, Help Out, Last Day For Tree Pickup

There's a busy weekend lined up - check it out in today's things to know:

 

Got something going on that people have to know about a particular morning at 5:30 a.m.? E-mail it to robert@patch.com, and ask nicely - it'll probaby make it in for the following morning.

MLK Banquet, weekend - There's still time to get tickets for the J.W. Hinson Scholarship Banquet, 6:30 p.m., Savini's Restaurant, 476 Rathbun St. The Keynote Speaker will be Mr. Ray "Smiling Oak". Tickets: Adults, $25, Children under 12, $10. Call George Nasuti at 767-4754 to purchase tickets. Also, don't forget to check out the weekend schedule of MLK events.

Book signing Sunday - Meet and greet local author and Woonsocket resident Julien Ayotte, author of his first novel, Flower of Heavan, a thriler taking readers around the globe. There'll be a book signing at Museum of Work & Culture, Market Square, at 1:30 p.m.   

Council - The City Council's meeting with the Woonsocket General Assembly Delegation is posted in its entirety on MyWoonsocket.com's "In Their Own Words". Check out our story, and their recording. 

Help out - A bunch of folks are out of a home following yesterday's fire at 170 Lincoln St. Residents have set up collections for the families displaced by the fire on Facebook. The Renaud Family is in need clothing for their 2 young daughters ages 1 and 4. Sizes needed are 5T and 2T. They're in need of every-day items, too. 

Donations can be dropped off at The Primitive Millhouse 1452 Broncos Hwy Unit #15 Harrisville RI (Dunkin Donuts PLaza) and 166 Carrington Avenue in Woonsocket. 

For the Castro family, items are needed for two boys, ages 9 and 7 and size 7 and 8-10. A fund has been set up for them, or you can e-mail dbracamonte2@gmail.com.

If you're running a collection for any of the families displaced by the Front Street fire, post the information here in the comments to alert readers where to send help. 

Christmas Tree Collection - Today is the last day Woonsocket's Public Services Division will pick up discarded Christmas Trees - during regularly scheduled trash pickup. If you missed it, you'll be hauling your tree to the dump solo.

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