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Five Things To Know Today: Aug 22

Five things to help get you through Wednesday in Tiverton and Little Compton.

Weather: Today will be sunny all day with highs reaching to 80 degress. Clouds may roll in with the night, according to the National Weather Service.

1. Tennis, everyone!  Moms bring the kids, and you can drill or play while the kids drill on a court nearby. Kids meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Barrington Middle School for 1-hour Kids' Drills for children aged 5 - 12 (concurrently with the adult drill). Classes cost $20.

To register kids or adults, or for more information, contact MJ Finkenstaedt at 508-954-4548 or e-mail tennis@barringtonneighborsri.com.

2. Give reflexology a try. Linda Cornell of Sole Reflextion is a Board Certified Reflexologist. Reflexology is used as complementary care for people with a variety of conditions and can help alleviate headaches, reduce arthritic & back pain, give support during addiction withdrawal, ease premenstrual discomforts and reduce the symptoms of diabetes among other things. Reflexology has been shown to improve circulation and can decrease muscle tension and soreness and can help reduce swelling from injuries or illness. Immune function, skin tone & the ability to concentrate also improve when circulation is increased.

3. Check out the Explorer's Program at the starting at 9:30 a.m.

Children ages 9 to 12 will investigate wildlife and ecology using real scientific tools and methods! Become a Goosewing Beach Field Scientist as we discover exciting critters, natural mysteries, and more! Meet at the Environmental Center.

Registration by email or phone is highly recommended. 

This is a free event, but there is a parking fee at the town beach.

4. The Sugarstick Singers reherse tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Acoaxet Chapel, 36 Howland Road, Westport, MA. Help spread the gospel through lively southern gospel music at area nursing homes and retirement communities. Please contact Phoebe Simmons at 401-635-4857 for more details.

5. On this day in 1851, the U.S.-built schooner America bests a fleet of Britain's finest ships in a race around England's Isle of Wight. The ornate silver trophy won by the Americawas later donated to the New York Yacht Club on condition that it be forever placed in international competition. Today, the "America's Cup" is the world's oldest continually contested sporting trophy and represents the pinnacle of international sailing yacht competition.

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