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Five Things for Friday: Library Book Sale, 5K Road Race & More

Here are some of the events happening around East Providence for Friday, October 19, 2012.

East Providence Weather:

  • Friday: Rain, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Patchy fog before noon, then Patchy fog between 1pm and 2pm. High near 66. East wind 8 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
  • Friday Night: Rain and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Patchy fog. Low around 57. South wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible

Library Book Sale: The Weaver Library, 41 Grove Avenue, East Providence, is hosting a Friends of the Library Book Sale today and Saturday during normal Library hours. Stop by and take a look! Contact 401-434-2453.

Halloween Pumpkin Contest: Upload your best Halloween pumpkin pictures to Patch’s Best Decorated Pumpkin contest. The winner will receive a $25 gift card.

5K Road Race: The East Providence Firefighters’ seventh annual Freaky 5k Road Race is set for Sunday morning, October 21st, at 10 a.m. on and around the streets of the department’s Station No. 3 in the Rumford section of the city. Entry fee is $22 the day of the race. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Sunday. With its association to Halloween, tasteful costumes of all kinds can be worn by participants. For more information or to pre-register visit the race website at www.epfdfreaky5k.com.

This Day in History: Hopelessly trapped at Yorktown, Virginia, British General Lord Cornwallis surrenders 8,000 British soldiers and seamen to a larger Franco-American force, effectively bringing an end to the American Revolution.

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