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Five Things for Friday: Preview of Watchemoket Square Day, Babysitter Training Class & More

Here are some of the events taking place around East Providence for Friday and the coming weekend.

East Providence Weather: 

  • Friday: A chance of showers, mainly before 1pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 56. West wind 7 to 15 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
  • Friday Night: Areas of frost after 5am. Otherwise, clear, with a low around 32. Northwest wind 8 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Watchemoket Square Day: A celebration of East Providence's Past, Present and Future. Watchemoket Square: The Pearl of East Providence. A Free Event! Watchemoket Square began near Bold Point and was used by the Wampanoag Indians to cross the Seekonk River.  

Watchemoket Square Day Activities include:

9:00am - Watchemoket Square Day Parade beginning at East Providence City Hall, 144 Taunton Avenue. Parade will head east and turn right onto South Broadway and head south. Then, turns right onto Warren Avenue and ends at Hot Rides (30 Veterans Memorial Parkway) and Watchemoket Tavern (31 Warren Avenue)

9:00am - 3:00pm - Annual church bazaar at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 81 Warren Avenue

9:15am - 11:30am - Pawtucket Red Sox will display the 2012 International League Governors' Cup in the courtyard at St. Mary's Episcopal Church (81 Warren  Avenue.)

10:00am - 2:00pm - Classic car show, live music, activities for kids at Hot Rides, 81 Warren Avenue

Walking History Tours of Watchemoket Square at 11am and 1pm- Meet at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 81 Warren Avenue. Hosted by East Providence Historical Society

Babysitter Training Class: CCRI Pediatric Nursing Students present a day of hands-on babysitting training Saturday, October 13. Certificates awarded upon completion. For ages 11-15. Registration required, call 434-2453 to register. (Attendees: please bring your lunch.) Location: Weaver Library. Contact: Meredith Bonds-Harmon   (401)434-2453   mbonds@eastprovidencelibrary.org

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This Day in History: After sailing across the Atlantic Ocean, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus sights a Bahamian island, believing he has reached East Asia. His expedition went ashore the same day and claimed the land for Isabella and Ferdinand of Spain, who sponsored his attempt to find a western ocean route to China, India, and the fabled gold and spice islands of Asia.

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