Five Things for Friday: Can't Spell 'Cabaret' Without 'ET' & More

Start your day with a check of weather, news, and events in Johnston.


Johnston Weather:

  • Friday: Sunny start gives way to clouds. Highs in the mid 30s.
  • Friday night: Cold with a chance of snow. Lows in the upper 20s.
  • Weekend: Chance of snow through Sunday afternoon, then chance of rain Sunday night.

Can't Spell Cabaret without 'ET': Tonight at Johnston High School, the Johnston Drama and Performing Arts (J-DAPA) troupe performs "An Extraterrestrial Christmas" at 6:30 pm. They'll also take the stage tomorrow at 1:30 pm and 6:30 pm. Tix are just $5.

Toys for Tots Spots: Johnston's got three designated drop-off sites for Toys for Tots this year. Click here for details.

Save on Gas: Okay, so it may not be that far to Warwick Mall or your favorite holiday shopping spot — but saving money on gas is good, all the same. Use the JohnstonPatch Commute page to find the cheapest gas nearby — and check traffic conditions.

Celebrity Birthdays:

  • Billy Idol, 57: Singer, actor in "The Wedding Singer." Rock on.
  • Mandy Patinkin, 60: Accomplished stage and screen actor.
  • Bo Jackson, 50: Two-sport athlete.


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