2006-05-04 / About Town

Rotary breakfast coming May 6 to Lawn school

The annual Rotary Club May Breakfast will be held on Saturday, May 6, from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Lawn Avenue School cafeteria.

The popular breakfast serves up hearty New England breakfast fare, including homemade pies, and the proceeds will go to the purchase of a new scoreboard for the Lawn Avenue baseball field.

Tickets, at $6 for adults and $ 3 for children, will be sold in front of McQuade's market this weekend and at the door. J/22 sailing event scheduled

An open house for sailors interested in the J/22 sailboat will be held at the Conanicut Yacht Club on Saturday, May 6, beginning at 5 p.m.

Jeff Johnstone, president of J/Boats, and Randy Borges, president of US Watercraft, which builds the J/22, will make presentations

about the latest in speed tricks, as well as the increasing J/22 activity in the lower bay.

Fleet 12 Captain Jeff Westcott will discuss this year's schedule for the Sunday racing series, which runs from late June through August. All current and prospective owners, skippers, crew, or anyone just interested in J/22 sailing, will not want to miss this unique opportunity to meet with two of the foremost J/22 experts in the world.

Dance the night away with the JEF

It's time to dust off the dancing shoes to celebrate spring's arrival!

Everyone is invited to the Jamestown Education Foundation Contra Dance on Saturday, May 20, at the Portuguese American Citizens' Club.

Contra Dance is a lively English country dance that includes a lot of spinning each other around, laughing, foot stomping, clapping, and enormous fun.

Starting at 7 p.m., the evening will feature hors d'oeuvres, a seated dinner at 8 p.m. of chicken with artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, and sun dried tomatoes, with baby bliss potatoes, spring vegetables, and a selection of homemade desserts. Live music and dancing with the Parallel String Band will run from 9 p.m. to midnight.

Tickets cost $40 per person, which includes a cash bar. They can be purchased at Baker's Pharmacy and Slice of Heaven.

Send an e-mail to Katepetrie@cox.net to purchase a table for 10, or be placed at a table with friends. Tickets are limited to people age 21 and older. Everyone will be entered into a drawing to win a door prize of Keen shoes for the whole family. There will be an auction of a few special items, including a Martha's Vineyard Getaway, during the band's intermission.

Moneys raised will benefit the JEF. The Jamestown Education Foundation is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to providing educational and cultural enrichment for all Jamestown students. The JEF works in partnership with Jamestown public schools and community organizations to support innovative programs that inspire young minds, encourage academic excellence, and promote healthy lifestyle choices. JEF is responsible for cofounding the Jamestown Teen Center, the Conanicut Island Raptor Project, providing after-school enrichment classes, founding the Conanicut Captain's sailing adventures, and sponsoring the Save The Bay summer camp at Fort Getty.

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