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COVENTRY PUBLIC LIBRARY HOMEBOUND SERVICES The Library Homebound Service is a program for Coventry residents who have a temporary or permanent physical impairment that prevents them from coming to the Library. The Homebound Coordinator visits private homes & Nursing Facilities, delivering books, music CD’s & magazines. Visits are typically made every 3 weeks. Books are available in regular print, large print & disc format. Contact the Library at 822-9463 or email homebound@coventrylibrary.org for more information. FRIENDS OF THE WEST WARWICK PUBLIC LIBRARY BASKET RAFFLE The Friends of the West Warwick Public Library will hold their Annual Holiday Basket Raffle from Monday, December 2 through Saturday, December 14. Two dozen baskets with different themes for both adults and children will be raffled. Tickets are $.50 each or 3/$1 and may be purchased at the Circulation Desk of the library, located at 1043 Main Street. The winning tickets will be drawn Saturday, December 14 at 11AM. All funds raised will help support library programs and services.

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STORY PROGRAMS AT COVENTRY PUBLIC LIBRARY The Coventry Public Library will hold registration for Holiday Preschool Story Programs beginning December 2 by phone (822-9102) or in the Library. Schedule as follows: Birth-23 months on December 16 at 10AM; 2 Year-olds with caregivers on December 18 at 10AM; 3-8 Year-olds on December 19 at 10AM. Space is limited.

WEST WARWICK PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP The West Warwick Public Library, 1043 Main Street, West Warwick hosts a Book Discussion Group the last Wednesday of each month at 6PM. No sign-up is required. For more information please call 828-3750, Ext. 1.

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CARR’S OVERHEAD DOOR, INC.: Residential and commercial garage doors & openers. Best prices, quality materials, factory authorized Lift Master and Wayne Dalton Dealers. Reg. #13612. 332 Nooseneck Hill Road, Exeter, RI (401) 397-6015. LEWIS & CLARKE ENTERPRISES, INC.: New homes, additions, garages, kitchens, bathrooms, family rooms, roofs, and repairs. 3453227. RI Reg. #5646.

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MICELI ROOFING: Residential and Commercial. Winter specials. Free estimates. RI Reg. #10135. Call John 433-ROOF (7663).

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CHORUS OF KENT COUNTY HOLIDAY CONCERT The Chorus of Kent County, directed by Nicholas Laroche, will present “Believe in Christmas!” on December 7 at 7:30PM & December 8 at 2:30PM in the West Warwick High School Auditorium, 1 Webster Knight Drive, West Warwick. Tickets are $16/adult ($13 in advance). Tickets can be purchased from any Chorus member, by calling Julie at 862-3105 or visit www.chorusofkentcounty.com MARINE CORPS LEAGUE The Marine Corps League will hold their meeting the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7PM at the Langevin VFW Post, 197 Providence Street, West Warwick. Members join in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving traditions and interests of the United States Marine Corps. PROJECT LINUS BLANKET PROGRAM AT EMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH The Project Linus Blanket Program at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 9 New London Avenue, West Warwick (entrance on Leaf Street), needs sewers & fabric cutters. The group meets every Tuesday from 10AM-12PM. For more information, call 821-8888. BREAKFAST IN DECEMBER The Coventry Senior & Resource Center, 50 Wood Street, Coventry will hold a Breakfast (cooked by CHS Culinary students) on December 6 from 8-9:30AM. Enjoy scrambled eggs, pancakes, hash browns, choice of bacon or sausage & beverage for just $3.

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BEGINNER LINE DANCE CLASSES AT TRI CITY ELKS The Tri-City Elks Lodge, 1915 West Shore Road, Warwick, will hold Beginner Line Dancing Classes every Monday night (thru May) from 6:30-8:30PM. Cost is $8 per person. All ages welcome. Call Lori at 250-6082 for more information. Proceeds benefit Elk Charities.

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) There could be an unexpected change in plans for your upcoming holiday travels. But keep in mind that a little flexibility goes a long way in resolving any disappointments. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A new relationship might not be responding quite as quickly as you’d hoped. Could you be expecting too much too soon? Try to ease up and let things happen at their own pace. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) As we approach the frenetic pace of pre-holiday planning, take time out now to reconnect with the wonderful people who share your life, especially the one who also shares your dreams. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A misunderstanding should be resolved before you get caught up in the flurry of holiday preparations. Set your pride aside and deal with it, regardless of who might have hurt whom first. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Being told that a colleague might have been trying to undercut your effectiveness might or might not be true. Get all the facts before you even think about acting on this so-called information. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) It’s a good idea to start your holiday preparation plans early in order to avoid a time crunch if an unresolved workplace situation causes a problem. That old friend might have some welcome news.

LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A family member’s actions continue to surprise you, but this time with positive results. Could be your wise counsel finally got through. It’s like having an early holiday gift, isn’t it? SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your reluctance to act in a current situation could be traced to your inner self advising you to take more time to study its complexities before you attempt to deal with it. Good luck. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Soothing hurt feelings before they can ignite an angry outburst is the wise thing to do. And, of course, when it comes to doing the “wisdom thing,” you do it so well. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Budget your time so that you can handle both your workplace duties and your personal holiday planning — including travel arrangements — without burning out on either end. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You might find that you still need to firm up one or two of those still-outstanding decisions so that you finally can move forward as you had planned. Weigh the facts, then act. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You usually don’t carry grudges, but you might feel this is one time when you’re justified in doing so. But aren’t you spending too much energy holding onto it? Let it go and move on. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of using your quiet strength to persuade people to follow their better instincts and do the right thing.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT GEN. NATHANAEL GREENE HOMESTEAD The Gen. Nathanael Greene Homestead in Coventry is looking for individuals interested in becoming Tour Guides for the season. The Homestead, also known as “Spell Hall”, was built by Nathanael Greene in 1770 and has been authentically restored as a Museum dedicated to his memory. Tour Guides will learn about Gen. Greene, his family, and life in the 18th Century. Experience is not necessary. All information will be provided and scheduling is flexible. For more information, please email nathanaelgreenehmst@gmail.com Visit us at nathanaelgreenehomestead.org

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Taverns and bars have served as popular gathering places for centuries, and nightspots remain a vital component of nights out today. According to data from the market research firm IBISWorld, in the United States alone, bars and nightclubs generated $27 billion in revenue in 2018. Information from IBISWorld indicates that average annual revenue for the same industry in Canada is $3 billion. Many people like to go out because they know local bars and nightclubs will keep them abreast of new trends. Here are a few things consumers can expect when hitting up a bar or nightclub in the near future. • Organic spirits: Many spirits manufacturers are helping to paint alcohol in a more positive, healthy light. Spirits made from organic cane sugar, non-GMO ingredients and gluten-free grain are just some of the products emerging from those efforts. • Rise of tequila and bourbon: Beer, vodka and wine will always have their place, but bourbon and quality tequila have seen a huge spike in popularity in recent years, states LitAPP, an event and nightlife information service. Another notable spirit is single malt whiskey, which was made popular in Scotland. Single malts are now produced all over the world, according to William Grant & Sons, a family-owned distillery. • Reusable products: Many bar and nightclub owners have transitioned to paper straws, while others are giving out straws only on request. Reusable coasters instead of paper napkins and bare tables (to cut down on linen laundering) also are becoming the norm. Businesses like Trash Tiki, which recycle discarded cocktail fruit into syrups, cordials and other drink ingredients, also are changing how bars and nightclubs handle their excess supplies. • Electric hookahs: Electric hookahs have been on display at the Nightclub & Bar Show in Las Vegas. Electric hookahs feature flavored vapors and give enthusiasts a chance for communal smoking as the law allows. • Charging stations: Running out of phone steam while at a club or bar may have people heading home. But charging stations are becoming the norm and keeping patrons inside. • Emergence of boxed wine: Boxed wine can keep vintages fresher longer, and many businesses are pouring from a box instead of a bottle to reduce waste and keep products fresh. • Multi-concept venues: Multi-concept venues appeal to younger generations who are always looking for new experiences on demand, according to the trends predictor Toast. Fine food, good music, digital entertainment, and more are edging out flashy cocktails and bottle services. Bars and nightclubs are keeping up with the times by offering new services.


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