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Today: Former NBA Star Gives Book Talk in Middletown, Shakespeare Calls You Out

Here's a look at what's happening in and around Middletown today.

"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players." - WS

Speaking of Shakespeare and players, Thursday's lineup offers much in the way of sports and literature, along with a little something for fans of the "Bay":

  1. The Middletown Parks & Recreation Department is now taking registrations for three super popular summer programs: Junior Lifeguard, wrestling and beginner tennis lessons for kids ages 8 to 12. See the PDF form in the image gallery for more information.
  2. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight at Island Books, Portsmouth resident and former NBA basketball player Chris Herren and co-author Providence Journal columnist Bill Reyonlds will discuss their new book, "Basketball Junkie: A Memoir," take questions and sign copies.
  3. The Middletown Public Library is welcoming lovers and readers of Shakespeare to join the group, "The Bard is Here." They meet Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m. Bring your own collected volume or borrow the library's copy for that night.
  4. Save The Bay's 41st Annual Meeting happens tonight on the south shore with an impressive lineup of local environmentalists scheduled to speak at Easton's Beach from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25.
  5. Newport Gulls volunteers are meeting up from 6:30 to 8 p.m. tonight at the Newport County YMCA. Go Gulls!

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