2006-04-27 / About Town

Island piano featured in Friday night concert

"By the Sea," a program of music showcasing the Jamestown Community Piano with songs inspired by the sea, will take place Friday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Matthew's church.

Featured artists will be tenor Eric Bronner and pianist Nancy Nicholson in a program of songs by Britten, Debussy, Kohn, Quilter, and Offenbach, and solo piano music by Chopin and Debussy.

Free will donations will be accepted at the door.

The Jamestown Community Piano Group was organized to raise funds to buy a piano for use by the community. A Schimmel was purchased four years ago. Donations may be given at the concert or at any time to continue proper care of this important addition to the Jamestown music scene.

Double-header movie tomorrow evening

A double-header of "Chicken Little" followed by the "Chronicles of Narnia" will be shown at the Melrose Avenue School on Family Movie Night.

The Friday, April 28, event will begin with "Chicken Little" from 4 to 6 p.m., and "Narnia" will be screened at 7 p.m.

Costing $3 each, tickets include one of the two movies, a slice of pizza, and a juice box. The tickets will be entered into a raffle for prizes such movie rentals, pizzas, and theater tickets.

All children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone. Everyone is asked to bring either a blanket or a low beach chair to sit on to enjoy the movie.

For more information, call Robin Tregenza at 560-0269. This event is sponsored by the PTO.

Arbor Day celebrated Friday with planting

The Quononoquott Garden Club and the island's Tree Protection and Preservation Committee will join forces Friday, April 28, at 10 a.m. for a celebration of Arbor Day. The groups will plant a tree in the northeast corner of the town cemetery at the corners of Narragansett Avenue and North Main Road.

Everyone is invited to come to the ceremony to watch the tree planting and to learn more about the celebration of Arbor Day. Quaker meetings begin this weekend

The 240year -old Conanicut Friends Meetinghouse on Weeden Lane will re-open for worship on Sunday, April 30, at 10:30 a.m.

This simple building is the oldest house of worship on the island.

The Jamestown Historical Society maintains the building and its grounds with the support of a trust established for this purpose in 1997. The Conanicut Friends Meeting is an indulged meeting of the Providence Monthly Meeting and has been open for worship and services in the milder months since a group of Philadelphia Quakers revived the derelict building around 1910.

Quakers were leaders among the settlers of Jamestown, and the first meetinghouse in 1709 was built where the Old Burying Ground stands today, off Cedar Lane. A later meetinghouse was built at the Weeden Lane site only to be destroyed during the Revolutionary War. The current meetinghouse was built in 1787.

The small Conanicut Friends Meeting welcomes visitors to its Sunday worship through October, when the group moves to the warmth of the heated studio at the Norman Bird Sanctuary in Middletown.

NKHS parent group to meet on May 4

The North Kingstown High School Parent Teacher Student Organization will hold its next meeting on Thursday, May 4, at 7 p.m. in the school's Media Center.

The topics of discussion will be the Student Advisory Committee and the School Improvement Team. End of the Year Events as well as Mr. Foley's Principal's Report will also be presented.

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