Autmnfest - The Autumnfest Parade will kick off at 9:30 a.m. sharp on Diamond Hill Road today. This year's parade will feature 18 bands, including the Woonsocket High School Band, Mount Saint Charles Academy Senior Band and the Hills-Mills Comedy Clown Band. The parade also boosts at least 11 floats from local organizations including the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, the Knights of Columbus and St. James Baptist Church.
Tonight, at 6 p.m., don't miss the Autumnfest Button drawing. Check the Autumnfest website for details).
Columbus Day - The holiday, observed today, is a federal holiday. Check out this list of what's open and what's closed.
RiverzEdge Ball - The 2012 Industrial Ball is coming Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 at 7 p.m. RiverzEdge has made some changes - Tour the new studios and community art spaces at 7p.m., then come upstairs for the food, friends and fun. "In celebration of our new look come in a new look of your own. Maybe you need to wear moon boots, sideburns or a tiara..." Food is courtesy of Russell Morin Caterers. Tickets are $50.
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