Five Things To Know Today: Aug 14
Five things to keep in mind on Tuesday, Aug. 14.
Weather: It will be mostly sunny all day today, with high temperatures reaching 78 degrees. Overnight clouds are expected to roll in and there is a slight change of showers, according to the National Weather Service.
1. It's time to get busy again after a three-day weekend. Tiverton residents are doing double time tonight, with both the School Committee and Town Council meeting tonight. Check out the preview of tonight's meetings to decide which to attend.
2. There will be a Junior Explorers event today at the Nature Conservancy in Little Compton at 9:30 a.m. Children ages 6 - 8 are invited to investigate nature through games, crafts, and exploration. Be ready to find live animals and use real scientific tools! Meet at the Environmental Center. Adult accompaniment is required.
Registration by phone or email is highly recommended.
This event is free, but there is a parking fee at the town beach.
3. Join Rhythm Quest Percussion today and experience the growth of conquering musical challenges.
From hand clapping, trash percussion, boom whackers to more traditional percussion, we teach all of these different styles of percussion to students ages 11 - 18 years old who wish to learn, play and perform within the community.
Rehearsals are held at the Reynolds School in Bristol, RI located at 235 High Street at 6 p.m. The practice takes place on the 1st floor of the school and the fee costs $25.
For addition information, please visit the Rhythm Quest Percussion website, or call Sarah Klein at 401-253-1611
4. Meet with your local editor, Erin Tiernan today at the Black Goose Cafe between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Stop in to catch up on the news or dish some news!
5. On this day in 1945, an official announcement of Japan's unconditional surrender to the Allies is made public to the Japanese people. Rhode Island is the stole state in the country to still observe Victory Day as a holiday. The state celebrates it on the second Monday of August.
Even though Japan's War Council, urged by Emperor Hirohito, had already submitted a formal declaration of surrender to the Allies, via ambassadors, on August 10, fighting continued between the Japanese and the Soviets in Manchuria and between the Japanese and the United States in the South Pacific.
In the afternoon of August 14, Japanese radio announced that an Imperial Proclamation was soon to be made, accepting the terms of unconditional surrender drawn up at the Potsdam Conference.