2007-04-12 / Upcoming Events


Pet refuge holds fund-raising walk

The Pet Refuge, a non-profit (no kill) animal shelter is hosting its first annual Pet Refuge Dog Walk on Sunday, May 6, at Goddard State Park in East Greenwich.

The registration fee is $20 or $15 with early registration by noon, either in person or on the website at www.nkeapl.org. Sponsorship forms are also available at the site. The two-mile walk begins at 1 p.m. All dogs must be on a leash.

The shelter serves all of Rhode Island by providing medical care and a spay/neuter program for the many unwanted pets awaiting adoption from the shelter.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the daily expenses and expansion of the facility, which is located at 500 Stony Lane, North Kingstown.

For more information, call 294-1115 or 295-0718.

'Memory' on tap for book group

The Jamestown Library will participate in Reading Across Rhode Island 2007 with a discussion of the book "The Memory of Running" by Ron McLarty, a former East Providence resident. The discussion will be held on Monday, April 16, at 7 p.m. Come with us as we journey with Smithy Ide in Reading Across Rhode Island's fifth community-wide reading project.

The discussion will be facilitated by Judy Bell. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Smith's Castle needs volunteers

Docents and greeters are needed at Smith's Castle in North Kingstown for the summer season.

Docents give guided house tours in 18th century costumes. Greeters welcome visitors and provide general information about the historic property. Training is provided and volunteers are asked to sign on for two shifts per month.

A volunteer information orientation session will be held on Sunday, April 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Smith's Castle museum annex. Light refreshments will be served.

Call Mary Nunes at 789-6791 or email mnunes66@hotmail.com for more information or to register for the session.

Book group discusses "All the Pretty Horses"

The next Evening Book Discussion at the Jamestown Library will be held at the Jamestown library on April 17 to discuss the book "All the Pretty Horses" by Cormac McCarthy. The group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.

Library Journal says of "All the Pretty Horses, "It is a simple story (the first in a trilogy) of three Texas youths whose flight to Mexico on horseback in 1949 traverses far more than geographical borders, marking a descent into the deeper forces of friendship, love, and cruelty."

The discussion is free and open to the public and lead by Richard Tyre.

For more information, call the library at 423-7280. Registration is not required. The meetings are free and open to the public.

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