2006-05-25 / About Town

Recycle computers at free collection event

Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation will host a free electronics recycling collection in Jamestown on Saturday, June 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Melrose school parking lot, located at 76 Melrose Ave.

Household computer equipment including monitors, CPUs, printers, scanners, keyboards, mouse devices, and laptops will be accepted. Cell phones are also accepted at this collection for recycling. Televisions may be disposed of for a $5 fee.

"We're coming to Jamestown to make it more convenient for island residents to recycle their household computers," said Sherry A. Mulhearn, executive director of RIRRC. "Take advantage of this hometown collection and stop by with your computers and cell phones," Mulhearn added.

Each year, Americans buy more than 15 million computers, and dispose of an estimated 300 million. As a result, the EPAidentified electronic waste as the largest single source of lead in municipal solid waste and a contributing factor to many other toxic substances in the environment.

Visit the Resource Recovery Web site at www.rirrc.org to learn more about local recycling efforts and to view a schedule of upcoming collections.

Paint the town red with geraniums

The Friends of the Fire Department and JEMS will be selling red geraniums in front of the fire station during the Memorial Day parade.

All the funds raised by the sale of these hardy, beautiful plants will be used to accomplish the friends mission of advocacy, recruiting and celebrating the volunteers of these two organizations. The geraniums cost $5 each, and purchasers will receive a free "Friends" T-shirt with the purchase of three plants. Full flats will also be available.

Medical fund sale this Saturday

Due to inclement weather on May 13, the Jamestown Medical Fund re-scheduled its annual plant sale to Saturday, May 27, with a rain date of Sunday, May 28, from 9 a.m. to noon at East Ferry.

A variety of annual plants are ready for planting and will be available in packs, flats, baskets, and bags. Prices range from $12 per flat to $15 per basket.

The sale benefits the Jamestown Medical Fund, which provides assistance to

Jamestown residents facing medical expenses they cannot meet on their own. Contact Kathleen Kearney at 423-2925 or Luann Gosselin, 423-0550. African film screened tonight

The first Jamestown screening of the powerful "Invisible Children" documentary will be held tonight, May 25, at the Jamestown library at 7 p.m.

This incredibly moving film brings to light the horrifying effects of war on the children of northern Uganda, Africa.

Three young filmmakers decided to chronicle their adventure to the Sudan, but instead they discovered and documented the experiences of Ugandan children desperately trying to escape being kidnapped, tortured, and forced into war as child soldiers.

This film may not be suitable for children under 12. Admission is free, but donations will be greatly appreciated.

Visit www.amnesty.org or email Melissa at jamestownteens@ yahoo.com

Planting day at the community farm

Volunteers are needed Saturday to help plant the 3.5-acre Jamestown Community Farm, which is on the corner of East Shore Road and the old Eldred Avenue.

Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to noon, and there will be volunteer

sessions each Tuesday and

Thursday from 6 p.m. till dusk.

Theatre group invites all to annual meeting

The Jamestown Community Theatre will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, June 8 at 7 p.m. in the library meeting room.

A membership drive is underway with individual memberships being sold at $15 per year and family memberships selling for $25. There are also sponsorship opportunities for individuals and corporate groups.

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