Thursday: Autumnfest, Commission, Race Against Racism, Veterans Housing

Welcome to Thursday, Woonsocket, and check out these things to know:


Autumnfest - Autumnfest events continue today with the opening of the Midway by Fanelli Amusements at World War II Memorial Park, with a third more games this year than last time. The Midway opening will coincide with a fundraiser, "Bands for the fans" at the AutumnfestBeergarden along East School Street, providing entertainment for a $5 cover this evening.

Register for Race - It is not too late to register the second Race Against Racism 5K run/walk being held during Woonsocket's annual Autumnfest celebration on Sunday October 7, 2012.  On race day, registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K will start at 9 a.m. The entry fee is $25 and $27 the day of the race.

Registered participants can pick up their race packet at YWCA Rhode Island located at 514 Blackstone Street on Thursday 1 to 8 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To register to run or walk contact YWCA Rhode Island at (401) 769 -
7450 or visit the race website, www.raceagainstracismri.org.

Budget Commission - Today the Woonsocket Budget Commission will meet at 3:30 p.m. third floor at City Hall for its open session. Among other items, the Commission will discuss school payments, fire department training, and police personnel/transfers. See the attached agenda.

Register to vote - Oct. 7 is the deadline to register to vote for the Nov. 6 election, and Oct. 16 is the deadline to request a mail-in ballot. This election season voters will also be required to show a voter ID.

Veterans Memorial Housing project - The Providence Journal's classified section lists the opening of the bidding process for modernization to Veterans Memorial Family Housing in Woonsocket.


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