2006-01-26 / About Town

Chinese New Years for youngsters today

Today, Jan. 26, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year, there will be a dragon paper-bag puppet workshop at the Jamestown library. Materials will be supplied. This program is for children ages 5 and up.

Registration is not required for this free program. For more information, call 423-7280.

Baseball information meeting tonight

The Jamestown Baseball Association will the first several Parents Information Nights tonight. The schedule for the meetings is Thursday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. at the police station conference room., Monday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Melrose School teachers lounge, Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. at Jamestown library, Wednesday, Feb 8, at 7 p.m. at Jamestown library.

All parents of current and new baseball players are encouraged to attend one meeting. General information on the baseball program will be presented. Parents of players interested in playing on a 13to 15-year-old Babe Ruth team should attend as well. Call Tony Rafanelli at 423-3953.

Church display is open to all islanders

A display of the World House will be open to the public at the Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave., on Sunday, Jan. 29, from 11 a.m until noon.

The display is a locally-made, physical representation of Martin Luther King Jr.’s acceptance speech for receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. The speech was entitled the World House and is timeless in many ways. All are welcome to attend.

Preschool applications are now available

The Melrose Avenue Preschool is now accepting applications for the 2006–2007 school year.

Now in its 15th year, the program was originally designed for Jamestown preschool children with special needs. The program is now an inclusive program available to all Jamestown preschoolers ages 3 to 5.

There are two sessions daily except Fridays, when there is a morning session only. Children without special needs attend two or three mornings per week or four afternoons per week at a cost of $10 per day. Spaces are limited and filled through a lottery system. The application deadline this year is Feb. 28 and the lottery will be held March 3.

Children applying for the program must be Jamestown residents and are required to be screened through the Jamestown Child Outreach Program, which is a free service.

Appointments for screenings can be made when applications are picked up at the Melrose Avenue School. Farrell named to dean’s list

Hannah Farrell of Jamestown was named to the dean’s list at Quinnipiac University for the fall 2005 semester.

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