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February 24

*Colonial Candlemaking , Smithfield

February 25

*Savoring Federal Hill: An Insider's Culinary Tour, Providence

*23rd Annual Woonsocket Mardi Gras, Woonsocket

*25th Annual Cajun and Zydeco Mardi Gras Ball, Cranston

February 26

*Valley Talks, Woonsocket

March 1

*Cultural Connections Meet and Greet, Newport

*Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

*Streets of South Kingstown: The Meanings Behind the Monikers, Kingston, South Kingstown

March 4-5

*Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours, Newport

March 5

*35th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, Pawtucket

*More events

February 24th in Rhode Island history*


*The rights of Roman Catholics to freedom of conscience and religious liberty are restored by the Rhode Island General Assembly, correcting a transcription error made in 1719.


*A seal for the public use of the State is called for: "the form of an anchor shall be engraven thereon, the motto thereof shall be the word 'Hope,' and in a circle around the same shall be engraven the words 'Seal of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, 1636.'"


*United Transit Company reports its most disastrous year in 1964 with a loss of $234,643.


*Rhode Island's financing system for public education is ruled unconstitutional and discriminatory by Superior Court Judge Thomas H. Needham.

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