Healthy food topic of student film
In October 2006, Deb Barone's sixth-grade students were introduced to a new world of possibilities and invited to participate in a novel educational film program called Student Provocateurs.
While in the program, the class created a film about a child's right to healthy food.
Student Provocateurs was founded by Bradford Davey of North Kingstown as part of an action research project through the School of Education at Pepperdine University. Ms. Barone's students have worked very hard to create an original feature film that addresses an important issue in such a way to increase the dialogue of those who watch it. Davey has created this film program to increase student awareness of democratic participation, the importance of mindful presentation, and the power of the medium of film.
The film will be screened at the Melrose Avenue School on Saturday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m.
Teens dance the hula on June 1st
The Jamestown Teen Center and the Youth Advisory Board will host a "Hula in Hawaii" dance on Friday, June 1, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the recreation center. The dance is casual dress, with Hawaiian attire encouraged. The dance is open to all students in grades 6 to 8 who live in Jamestown.
The cost of admission is $8 and a $10 party pack is available, which includes admission, a glow stick, popcorn and a drink. Additional glow sticks, snacks and drinks will be on sale during the dance. Adult chaperones are needed and teens 16 years and older can earn community service hours through the recreation department. For more information, contact Melissa at 423-7260 or email email@example.com.
Learn to use a compost bin
A class on using compost bins will be offered to island residents on Thursday, June 7, at 7 p.m. at the library.
Twenty-five island residents who called the Town Hall received free compost bins as part of a grant the town received from the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation. The bin recipients are required to take the free class, but others interested in the how-tos of composting are also invited to participate.
The class is free of charge and open to the public.
Chorus to hold annual meeting
The annual meeting of the Jamestown Community Chorus will be held on Monday, June 4, at 7 p.m., at the Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave.
New officers will be elected and other business will be transacted.
Since the addition of elegant desserts and delectable hors d'oeuvres was so successful last year, each chorus member will once again be asked to bring a dessert or appetizer to be sampled by all the singers.
This is a fun way to end the current choral season. Rehearsals for December holiday concerts begin on Monday evening, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. at the church.
Kipling topic for book group
The Afternoon Book Discussion at the Jamestown library continues on Tuesday, June 5, with the book "The Light That Failed" by Rudyard Kipling. The group will meet one week earlier this month at 1 p.m.
For more information, call the library at 423-7280.