2006-06-15 / About Town

Hear the plan for Dutch Island light tonight at the library

Tonight, the executive board of the Dutch Island Lighthouse Society will hold an informational discussion on the planned restoration of the Dutch Island Lighthouse at the Jamestown library starting at 7 p.m.

Newport Collaborative Architects is currently completing

design plans for the rehabilitation the lighthouse and will give a presentation on their plans.

NCA has successfully designed and provided construction administration for a number of lighthouses in Rhode Island, including Rose Island Lighthouse, Southeast Lighthouse, and Plum Beach Lighthouse. The restoration of Plum Beach Lighthouse has won numerous historic-preservation awards. 'Beasts by the Bunches' visits the island on Tuesday

Mifflin Lowe, author, singer and musician, will perform for children ages 4 and up and their families as part of the Summer Reading Program, "Paws, Claws, Scales and Tales." This free program will take place on Tuesday, June 20, at 7 p.m. in the library meeting hall. Registration is not necessary.

The show will include the "Beasts by the Bunches" theme with songs and stories about animals including : "Knot of Toads," "The Rhino Rap," "A Parliament of Owls," "A Smack of Jellyfish," "A Rag of Colts," "Never Let Them Treat Me like a Dog," "An Exaltation of Larks," "A Pride of Lions," "A Murder of Crows," and "A Labor of Moles."

Lowe has performed at the Jack O' Lantern Spectacular at the Roger Williams Park Zoo. He has delighted kids from New Orleans to New England with his stories, poems and songs. His lively performance will include selections from his CD 'Beasts by the Bunches'

Fun for teens planned for summer vacation

The Jamestown Teen Center has announced several activities throughout the month of June.

On Friday, June 16, teens will go strawberry picking at Sweet Berry Farm in Newport from 3 to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, June 21, the first day of summer, teens will cool off

with a lesson in ice cream making at Watson Farm from 2 to 6 p.m. On Friday, June 23, the Teen Center will be open from 2 to 5:45 p.m., and then it's off to Movie Night at the Jamestown library from 6 to 9 p.m.

On Wednesday, June 28, there will be a Summer Kick-Off Party and Bonfire at the Ft. Getty pavilion from 5 to 9 p.m. Then it's off to the beach in Newport on Friday, June 30 from noon to 4 p.m. The Teen Center will be open that afternoon from 4 to 6 p.m.

The Teen Center is located at 6 West St. Call 741-0562 or e-mail jamestownteens@yahoo.com for more information.

Help count the island's trees this Saturday

The Jamestown Tree Preservation and Protection Committee is looking for volunteers to help conduct the 2006 Tree Inventory.

The inventory will be held the morning of June 17, and interested people should report to Town Hall at 9 a.m. for orientation and team assignments.

No experience or special knowledge of trees is necessary. Scouts, garden club members, students, and residents interested in learning what is growing in their town are welcome.

Teams will identify and site trees, measure their diameter, check their condition and locate potential sites for future plantings. The tree committee uses the information to prepare the annual planting list as well as lists for pruning and tree removal.

For more information, call Bob Dolan at 423-1367.

Garden party to raise funds for Gilbert Stuart museum

The Gilbert Stuart Museum will hold Garden Party 2006 this Saturday, June 17, from 1 to 4 p.m.

The fund-raiser will take place on the expansive lawns of the museum under roofed enclosures and guests will enjoy a catered tea served at colorful, uniquely decorated tables. The featured speaker will be Don Leighton, of Gates and Leighton and Associates, Inc, who will speak on "My Secret Garden."

Marion Gold, the Channel 10 "Plant Pro," will give the introductory remarks.

Table decorations, including the floral centerpieces which will be auctioned off during the event, will be entered into a contest for the best overall design.

The Garden Party 2006 program will also feature demonstrations and displays of art, crafts, and garden items and a silent auction of choice garden fashions. One of the Garden Party 2006 sponsors, Tea Forte, is donating a variety of different flavors of tea in Tea Forte's signature silk tea infusers.

Reservations are requested at 294-3001. Tickets are $40 per person.

Bermuda yacht race subject of Newport exhibit

Newport's Seamen's Institute is hosting an exhibit on the history of the Newport-Bermuda Yacht Race through the month of June.

Curated by Sheila McCurdy and David Brown, the story is told using images from the Mystic Seaport photographic collections and contemporary marine photographers Dan Nerney, Jamestown' s Onne van der Wal, and Barry Pickthall.

Hours for the exhibit are 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily.

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