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Monday: Columbus Day!

Five things for Monday, Oct. 8 in Tiverton and Little Compton.

Weather: Columbus Day will be mostly sunny with a chance of rain late in the evning, according to the Narional Weather Service.

1. Most offices and state and federal building buildings will be closed today in observance if Columbus Day today. Click here for our list of what's open/clsosed around town.

2. Dine out! The Senior Community Luncheon is today at 11:30 a.m. at the Little Compton Community Center in the Commons. 

3. More Kettlebell! The Russian kettlebell is well known for setting fat on fire, sculpting, toning, strengthening and increasing flexibility in the body!

Experience the power of this incredible tool! Check it our for yourself today at ABC Studio at  Four Corners Fitness. Classes cost $15 and run begin at 8 a.m.

4. Fall foliage is starting to turn virbrant shades of red, yellow and orange. Capture your favorite shots of scenic foliage around Tiverton and Little Compton and share them with your friends and neighbors in our photo gallery.

5.Columbus Day is a U.S. holiday that commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the New World on October 12, 1492, according to History.com. It was unofficially celebrated in a number of cities and states as early as the 18th century but did not become a federal holiday until the 1937. For many, the holiday is a way of both honoring Columbus' achievements and celebrating Italian-American heritage. Throughout its history, Columbus Day and the man who inspired it have generated controversy, and many alternatives to the holiday have appeared in recent years.

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