2007-11-08 / About Town

About Town

Veterans' service honored Sunday

The island's veterans groups will commemorate Veterans Day on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at East Ferry Memorial Square.

The keynote speaker will be retired Navy Capt. Cliff Largess, who will discuss the history of the day that was initially established as Armistice Day, which remembered the signing of the treaty that ended World War I.

The veterans will give a rifle salute and cast a memorial wreath to honor Jamestown veterans.

Volunteers are needed to help the veterans put up more than 100 American flags, each donated by the family of a Jamestown veteran. Flags go up at 7 a.m. and come down in the afternoon.

Mystic program at library tonight

The Friends of the Jamestown Library present "Mystic Aquarium's First Responders for Stranded Animals," tonight, Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m.

This informative program, provided by staff members of the Mystic Aquarium, will explain how residents can become a first responder for the aquarium's stranded animals program.

The talk is generally about an hour and a half long. Members of the general public as well as people interested in the First Responder program at Mystic Aquarium are welcome. Sign up is requested to ensure sufficient participation. For more information, call the library at 423-7280.

Friends to meet at Norman sanctuary

Conanicut Friends Meeting (Indulged) has closed the Old Quaker Meetinghouse on Weeden Lane until the spring.

Worship services will be held, as they have been for the past four years, at the studio at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd. in Middletown. This special space faces Second Beach and Rhode Island Sound for the unprogrammed, largely silent worship held Sundays at 11 a.m.

As with services at the Old Meetinghouse, everyone is invited to attend. Garden club meets Monday

The Quononoquott Garden Club will meet on Monday, Nov. 12, at 11 a.m. in St. Matthew's Parish Hall. This month's program "Fabulous Fall Finish," will begin at 1 p.m.

Club member Suzi Andrews will present the program in which members create a picture using pressed flower material. Picture frames and dried flowers will be provided by the club, but members are asked to bring cuticle or embroidery scissors, tweezers and a pencil.

Linda Warner, head of the hospitality team, promises members a delicious lunch of hot soup, sandwiches and goodies which she and her team will provide.

President Gloria Westlake will be dispatching the last civic beautification team for the year, headed by Donna Chellis. She asks members to bring rakes and bags for the final leaf cleanup.

Trustees change meeting date

The Trustees of the Jamestown Philomenian Library will hold their annual meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 5:30 p.m. This represents a change from their regularly scheduled meeting.

For information about the library board, call the library at 423-7280. Daytime book group meets Nov. 13

The Afternoon Book Discussion at the Jamestown Library continues on Tuesday, Nov. 13, with the book "Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia," by Elizabeth Gilbert.

Future books for discussion include "Water for Elephants: a Novel," by Sara Gruen, on Dec. 11; "Sister Carrie," by Theodore Dreiser, on Jan. 8 and "Isaac's Storm: A Man, A Time and the Deadliest Hurricane in History," by Erik Larson on Feb. 12.

Meetings are free and open to the public and new participants are welcome.

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

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