2005-09-08 / News

Town Meetings

Monday, Sept. 12

6 p.m., Town Hall: the Affordable Housing Committee meets.

7 p.m., library: regular meeting of the Town Council.

Tuesday, Sept. 13

7 p.m., police station: monthly meeting of the Conservation Commission.

Wednesday, Sept. 14

7 p.m., library: monthly meeting of the Harbor Commission.

Thursday Sept. 15

7 p.m., library: Town Council work session on the island’s deer population and Lyme disease with the state Department of Environmental Management and Department of Health. Dance troupe to hold free festival, fund-raiser

A free concert in Ballard Park will be the preview for Island Moving Co.’s one-day dance and performance festival, Open for Dancing (Interlude). The concert will begin at 6 p.m. in Ballard Park’s Quarry Meadow on Friday, Sept. 23. Violinist Ilana Ringwald and cellist Audrey Cienniwa will perform in front of the park’s quarry wall, taking advantage of the site’s legendary acoustics.

Dancer Christina Tsoules will join them in the second half of the concert, improvising to the duet’s music. Entry to the Quarry Meadow is through the park’s Hazard Road entrance, where there is limited parking. Additional parking is available at the Rogers High School lot across the street. Patrons are reminded to bring chairs or blankets for seating and to arrive early to make their way to the Quarry Meadow.

The concert will be followed by a fund-raiser for both the Friends of Ballard Park and the Island Moving Co. at a nearby home. Invitations to the fund-raiser, where guests will meet the artists and enjoy hors d’oeuvres donated by A&O Fish, are available from Island Moving Co. by calling 847-4470.

The concert is a preview for Open for Dancing (Interlude), Island Moving Co.’s one-day festival of classes, performances and events occurring spontaneously at sites throughout downtown Newport, RI on Saturday, September 24th. Open for Dancing (Interlude) is the bridge event between full Open for Dancing festivals occurring biennially in stunning Newport landscapes. The next five-day Open for Dancing will take place in September, 2006.

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