May 3, 2007 RSS feed / Upcoming Events

Soapbox derby next weekend

The 12th Annual All-American Newport Lions Soap Box Derby will take place on Saturday, May 12, at Easton's Beach in Newport. The rain date is Sunday, May 13. Racing begins promptly at 9 a.m. More...

Celebrate Jamestown's 1776 battery with May 12 encampment event

Battery Day will be held May 12 at Conanicut Battery Park, with activities beginning at 11 a.m. Major William Blodgett, General Nathanael Greene's aide-decamp in 1776 and 1777, will be present to emcee the proceedings. More...

Jamestown Housing Authority to hold public hearing on May 8

In accordance with the requirements of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1988, the Jamestown Housing Authority is in the eighth year of its agency plan. More...

Arts camp registering for summer sessions

Variety and value are the key benefits of signing up for a Newport Art Museum summer youth workshop, art camp or class this summer. More...

Spring tuba concert scheduled

The spring tubaphonia concert, entitled an "Armed Forces Salute," will be held Saturday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the North Kingstown High School auditorium. This free concert features musicians from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. More...

JEMS to participate in school event

The Jamestown Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) will be celebrating National EMS Week which is May 20 to 26 this year. More...

Master gardener grants available

University of Rhode Island Master Gardeners are now accepting applications for their annual gardening educational grants to be awarded for 2008. More...

Lighthouse volunteer events

Islanders are needed to help with cleanup and volunteer opportunities at the Beavertail Lighthouse this summer. Two dates have been scheduled by the Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association (BLMA) for upcoming events. More...

Grange to meet

The next meeting of Newport County Pomona Grange #4 will be held on Saturday, May 12, at 4:30 p.m. at Kickimuit Grange, 92 Vernon St., Warren. There will be a memorial program, public service award presentation and election of officers. More...

Spring bird count scheduled

The 23rd Annual Conanicut Island Spring Bird Count will be held on Saturday, May 12. Interested birders should meet at the Jamestown Police Station conference room at 6:30 a.m. with binoculars, field guides and appropriate hiking/ walking shoes. More...

Archaeologist will talk about indigenous people

The South Kingstown Public Library, in Peace Dale, will present "Ancient Indian Peoples of New England - An Archaeological Perspective," with Alan Leveillee on Sunday, May 20, at 2 p.m. More...

Mother's Day soiree at gallery

On Thursday, May 10, in conjunction with Newport Gallery Night, Didi Suydam Contemporary at One Bannister's Wharf will host an evening preview of jewelry collections by several designers, just in time for Mother's Day gift ideas. More...

Town meetings

Thursday, May 3 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue School library, the School Committee meets. Tuesday, May 8 7 p.m., library, the Conservation Commission meets. Wednesday, May 9 7 p.m., library, the Harbor Management Commission meets More...

Donate plants for annual club sale

The Quononoquott Garden Club is looking for homeowners who have plants they want to donate for the annual May plant sale. This year's sale will be on Saturday, May 19, from 9 to noon, with a rain date of Sunday, May 20. More...

Sheep shearing day coming to Watson Farm

Celebrate spring at Watson Farm's annual Sheep Shearing Day on Saturday, May 12, from noon to 4 p.m. Historic New England invites the public to this special pre-season Open Farm Day at Watson Farm. More...

Chorus will present its music award during Sunday concert

Cheryl Barber, a Jamestown resident and grade 10 student at North Kingstown High School, is the first recipient of the Jamestown Community Chorus Music Award. More...