Five Things for Friday: Harvest Dinner; 'Heroes' Job Fair; New City Hall Numbers; More

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East Providence Weather:

  • Friday: Sunny, with a high near 52. Northwest wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
  • Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 34. West wind 6 to 8 mph.

East Providence Middle School Booster Club hosts a Harvest Dinner at Riverside Sportsman's Association, 1 Mohawk Drive, Riverside, starting at 6:30 pm. Spaghetti and meatballs with soup an salad, silent auction. $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 12. Call 400-1680 for tickets.

Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair: Free hiring job fair for veteran job seekers, active-duty military members, guard and reserve members, and military spouses at CCRI, 400 East Ave., Warwick. This is a great opportunity to meet with and talk to potential employers who have already signed up to talk with you.

Two free workshops will also be held at this job fair: "Your Elevator Speech: Getting you to the next level" from 1 to 2 p.m., and "How to Network Yourself While Looking For a Job" from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. To register, call: 401.275.4359, or email:rebecca.sanderson@us.army.mil. Visit: http://www.uschamber.com/hiringourheroes/warwick-ri1

New EP City Hall Dept Numbers: East Providence City Hall just released new phone numbers for the various departments at City Hall. Click here for a list of those numbers.

This Day in History: On this day in 1895, physicist Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen (1845-1923) becomes the first person to observe X-rays, a significant scientific advancement that would ultimately benefit a variety of fields, most of all medicine, by making the invisible visible. Rontgen's discovery occurred accidentally in his Wurzburg, Germany, lab, where he was testing whether cathode rays could pass through glass when he noticed a glow coming from a nearby chemically coated screen. He dubbed the rays that caused this glow X-rays because of their unknown nature.


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