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Thursday Five: Housing Meet, Santa Tonight, Express, Charity, Sun

Here are some things to start your day:

 

Housing Authority - The board meets today at 4:30 p.m. at their bulding, 679 Social St. On their agenda, a discussion of a recent commendation from the Health Department on their smoke-free policy and HUD's notification of FY 2013 Income Limits. Check out their full agenda.

Santa tonight - St. Nick is clearing some time off his schedule between now and Christmas Eve to add a few things to his list - you can catch him tonight from 6-8 p.m. at the mini park next to City Hall, inside the Santa House. Check here for a complete schedule.

Polar Express - The Blackstone Valley Polar Express is back in Woonsocket through Dec. 22, departing from Station One Depot Square for a 90-minute holiday excursion and reading of the Chris Van Allsburg’s classic, The Polar Express with appearances by The Chef serving hot chocolate and cookies, The Conductor, punching tickets, and The Engineer calling “All Aboard! Santa and Mrs. Claus appear and kids get a coloring book, crayons, and a very special gift presented personally by Santa.

The Polar Express departs Dec. 21, 22 at the following times:

Fridays: 4 and 7 p.m. 
Saturday: 1 and 4 p.m.

Charity - There are a lot of opportunities to help your fellow man during December. Two of them include making donations to the WPD holiday toy drive and the Because He Lives Ministries food kitchen. Navigant Credit Union is a local drop off spot for Toys for Tots, and the YWCA's Mitten Treeis up and ready. Spare some of your time for them today. 

Weather - Today will be mostly sunny and 41 degrees. Good weather for getting last-minute Christmas shopping done. 

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