2005-12-08 / Upcoming Events


Create a boxwood tree at the library

On Sunday, Dec. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. the Friends of the Jamestown Library invite everyone to create their own personalized tabletop boxwood tree for the holidays.

Laura Clarke will provide instruction, cones and bows, and all the supplies needed to decorate the tree. Feel free to bring other decorations and an imagination to the program.

There is a $20 materials fee and advanced registration and payment are requested. Space is limited. Call the library at 423-7280.

Make a gingerbread house at the library

The Jamestown library is offering children ages 7 to 11 a chance to make a gingerbread house on Thursday, Dec. 20, from 3:30 to to 4:30 pm. Registration is required for this free workshop, which is sponsored by the Friends of Jamestown Library. Visit the library at 26 North Main Rd. or call 423-7280 to register.

Talk on Medicare Prescription Program

On Thursday, Dec. 22, from 1to 3 p.m. the Friends of the Jamestown library will host a discussion on the Medicare Prescription Program Part D. A member of the Rhode Island Office of Elderly Affairs will be on hand to provide information on making this important decision. Seniors and those advising them are encouraged to attend. The program is free and open to the public.

For more information, call the library at 423-7280.

Book discussion looks at Quindlen work

The Daytime Book Discussion continues on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 1 p.m. with “Object Lessons” by Anna Quindlen.

Books chosen for upcoming sessions include: “Saturday” by Ian MacEwan, scheduled for Jan. 10; “The Member of the Wedding” by Carson McCullers, on tap for Feb. 14; “The Bookseller of Kabul” by Asne Seierstad, set for March 14; and “Gilead” by Marilynne Robinson, scheduled for April 11. For more information, call the library at 423-7280.

Book group takes up Oliver’s poetry

The Evening Book Discussion at the Jamestown library continues on Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. with a reading and discussion of some of the works of the poet Mary Oliver. Copies of her poems to be discussed will be handed out at the meeting. The discussion is free and open to the public and led by Richard Tyre.

For more information, call the library at 423-7280. Registration is not required. Tuba concert this Saturday

The annual Wickford Tubaphonia concert will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10, in the North Kingstown High School Auditorium.

The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and features musicians of all ages playing traditional Christmas music on an assortment of lower brass instruments including: tubas, baritones, a doublebell euphonium, serpentines, ophecleides, cimbassos, helicons, and sousaphones.

The concert is sponsored by the North Kingstown Arts Council, Centerville Bank, and the Rhode Island Arts Council. It is free to everyone and will appeal to all ages.

Call 295-1706 or 423-1285 for more information.

Hip-hop at the Ophelia sessions

Child and Family Services and the Ophelia Sessions celebrate “A Hip Hop Holiday” featuring Jackie Henderson and Off The Curb on Sunday, Dec. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Castle Hill Inn and Resort.

Open for area young women ages 11 to 18 and their mothers, this free event will include a casual dinner and performance. This program is made possible by the generosity of the Castle Hill Inn and Resort and the Rhode Island Foundation.

For more information and reservations, call the program Director Sharon Rust-Bottone at 848-4206.

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