2007-03-22 / About Town

About town

Annual two saints dinner planned

The St Mark Council of Knights of Columbus will hold its annual Two Saint Dinner celebrating St Patrick's Day and St Joseph's Day on Saturday, March 24, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

The menu includes corned beef, cabbage, potatoes carrots, pasta, bread, butter, coffee and desert. Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $4 for children; children under five are free. Tickets can be purchased from any Knight, or after each

weekend mass at St Mark Church. To reserve tickets, or if you have any questions, call Dave Nardolillo at 423-2413.

Sidewalk Stompers to Perform at Library

The Sidewalk Stompers will be performing at the Jamestown Philomenian Library this Saturday, March 24, at 2 p.m. for children and their families.

The Sidewalk Stompers is an acoustic trio that features guitar, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, mouth harp, piano accordian, and Celtic harp. Their broad repertoire, which includes original material, has an intergenerational appeal, upbeat attitude, and includes bluegrass, old-timey fiddle tunes, Celtic and blues. Mary King, Paul Dube, and Ron Tabele will get your feet tapping and your eyes smiling.

This free 45-minute program is sponsored by the Friends of Jamestown Philomenian Library.

For more information about our programs, please visit the library, call 423-7280 or look at our calendar of events on our website, www.jamestownri.com/library.

AARP tax assistance program offered

Tax help for seniors and moderate income taxpayers is available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Jamestown library through April 12.

Filers should bring their state and federal income tax returns from 2005, current tax forms, pertinent letters, expense records, and all 1099 forms. No appointment is necessary.

Learning to garden with wildflowers

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will host "Gardening with Wildflowers," a program of the Rhode Island Wild Plant Society, today, March 22 at 7 p.m. in the library meeting hall.

This is a one-hour slide presentation for any adult interested in gardening or flowers. The show is an inspiration to include more wild plants in perennial borders and forest edges. The slides feature both common and uncommon Rhode Island wildflowers, demonstrating a succession of colorful blooms from early spring through late fall, suitable for many habitats. The slide show takes approximately 50 minutes with time for questions at the end.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information call the library at 423-7280.

New books at the Jamestown library

"All Whom I Have Loved" by Aharon Appelfeld - World War II Eastern Europe through the eyes of a 9-year-old orphaned Jewish child.

"Christine Falls" by Benjamin Black - Benjamin Black is really Booker Prize winner John Banville, and Christine Falls is his inaugural volume in a crime series starring Quirke, a lonely, harddrinking Dublin pathologist.

"Mommy Millionaire: How I Turned My Kitchen Table Idea into a Million Dollars and How You Can, Too!" by Kim Lavine

"Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith" by Anne Lamott - meditations on grace and every-day life.

"The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears" by Dinaw Mengestu - A first novel about African immigrants, their longings, frustrations and dreams.

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