2006-01-12 / About Town

About Town

Astronomy expert visits library tonight

As part of its teen program series, the Jamestown library will present a talk featuring University of Rhode Island astronomy expert Dr. Elizabeth P. Bozyan tonight at 7 p.m. Bozyan will conduct an illustrated lecture on the earth’s galaxy and other galaxies.

Her most recent research has been on the Hubble Space Telescope project to define an inertial reference frame. She has been teaching at URI for the past 13 years, and she also teaches at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design.

This free program is open to the public and will take place in the library’s meeting hall.

Inca Son comes to Lawn Avenue School

On Friday, Jan. 13, at 1:30 p.m., Inca Son will perform at an assembly for the students at the Lawn Avenue School. The students invite all community members to join them in this special event.

Inca Son Music and Dance of the Andes is a vibrant music and dance ensemble. Dressed in authentic and colorful Inca attire, the musicians share the sights, sounds, and culture of ancient Peru and all of Latin America.

They perform both traditional songs and original compositions on many beautiful instruments they make themselves. Each song and dance has a special importance, meaning, or background in Andean folklore.

Lyme disease education group forming

Spring will be here before long, and with spring comes the arrival of ticks. Many residents are concerned about the incidence of tick-borne Lyme disease on Conanicut Island. Even though no vaccine is currently available to combat Lyme disease, there are still ways that everyone can reduce their chances of getting tick-borne diseases.

Agroup is currently forming to promote prevention strategies for Lyme disease among island residents. Anyone interested in getting involved in this community project should come to a meeting on Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Jamestown library. For more information, call Nancy Crawford at 423-2186.

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