2006-06-22 / About Town

Book group meets tonight at the library

The Evening Book Discussion at the Jamestown library will meet tonight at 7 p.m. to discuss the book "The Picture of Dorian Grey" by Oscar Wilde. The discussion is free and open to the public and led by islander Richard Tyre.

Registration is not required. The meetings are free and open to

the public. For more information, call the library at 423-7280.

Comedian to present bubble inventions

Comedian Keith Michael Johnson will perform a 45-minute show featuring first-time bubble inventions like helium bubbles and cloud bubbles.

Families with children of all ages are invited to attend this show filled with bubbles, comedy, and fun.

This free program will take place on Thursday, June 29, from 2 to 2:45 p.m. in the Jamestown library meeting hall. Registration is not necessary.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Jamestown Library.

Housing Authority hosts senior picnic

The Jamestown Housing Authority will hold their annual Commissioner's Picnic on Saturday, July 8, at noon.

The picnic will be held outdoors at the Pemberton Apartments and all seniors are welcome to attend.

The rain date is July 9.

Magician on stage with 'Fintastic' show

Entertainer and magician Chris Carbone, with help from Phil the Fabulous Fish, will conduct a fun and funny magic show for children age 4 and up and their families as part of the summer reading program "Paws, Claws, Scales and Tales."

This free program will be held Tuesday, June 27, from 2 to 2:45 p.m. in the Jamestown library meeting hall. Registration is not necessary.

This program is sponsored by the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, McDonald's Restaurants of Rhode Island, and the Friends of the Jamestown Library.

Live raptors come to the library tomorrow

Meet two of Rhode Island's many native species of hawks and owls Friday, June 23, at the library. Learn what makes raptors unique in the avian world and discover the important role these magnificent birds of prey play in the environment.

The presentation will be followed by a close-up look at two of the non-releasable residents of the Born to be Wild Nature Center.

The program is for children ages 4 and up, and families are welcome to accompany them.

Vivian Maxson of the Born To Be Wild Nature Center has been a stateand federallylicensed wildlife rehabilitator since 1997. She currently holds permits in wildlife rehab, wildlife education, and falconry. John Maxson is an educator in the Westerly school system. At the nature center, he is responsible for custom cage design and construction. John also develops conservation programs and provides presentations around the state.

The program runs from 11 to 11:45 in the meeting hall. No registration is necessary. The Rhode Island Office of

Library and Information Services, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, McDonald's Restaurants of Rhode Island, and the Friends of Jamestown Library sponsor this program.

Free skin cancer screenings offered

South County Hospital will sponsor free skin-cancer screenings tomorrow, June 23, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Everyone should enter via the new main lobby to be directed to an information table and private screening area.

In addition to the free skin screenings, sunscreen samples will be available as well as information on skin-cancer prevention. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer.

Bonfire, summer party for teens set

All teens are invited to kickoff the summer, rain or shine, on Wednesday, June 28, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Ft. Getty pavilion.

There will be a barbecue, bonfire, music, volleyball, and more.

Tickets cost $5 and will be available at Baker's Pharmacy.

All teens who have completed grade 6 up through grade 12 are welcome to join the festivities. Adult volunteers are still needed to help supervise and bring food. Contact Melissa to help out.

For more information, e-mail jamestownteens@yahoo.com or call 741-0562.

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