June 19, 2008 RSS feed / About Town

Watson Farm hosts landscape painting workshops

The Watson Farm will offer a series of Watercolor Workshops on Saturdays, July 12 and Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rain dates are set for Sundays, July 13 and Sept. 14. More...

Audition for 'Pollyanna'

Young actors, ages 8 and up, are needed for Newport Children's Theatre production of "Pollyanna," which will be performed Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 21 to 24 at the Norman Bird Sanctuary. More...

Garden tour planned in Wickford

Historic Wickford will present "Wickford in Bloom," a waterfront garden tour of splendid private and public gardens on Saturday, July 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Learn about adoption at info night

The Department of Children, Youth and Families is hosting a Foster Care and Adoption Information Night on Wednesday, June 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the DCYF Office, 650 Ten Rod Rd., North Kingstown. More...

Junior sailor wins national championship

Nick Kaschak-Pyle won his division in the national high school fleet racing championship regatta (Mallory Cup) at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. on May 11. He is a member of the Point Loma (San Diego) High School Sailing Team. More...

Teens tak talents on stage

The Jamestown library will host a Teen Improv Workshop with Keith Munslow on Wednesday, June 25, at 11 a.m. Teens can take their talents to the stage. This workshop is all about making it up on the spot. More...

Bristol hosts July gallery night

The next Bristol Gallery walk will be on Friday, July 25, from 5 to 9 p.m. Featured on the walk will be Uncommon Art, at 736 Hope St.; The Gallery at The Bristol Workshops in Photography, 4 Franklin St; Bristol Looms, 49 Bradford St. More...

Mackerel Cove beach officially open

Mackerel Cove waters have been reopened to swimmers. The beach officially opens with lifeguards this Saturday, June 21. More...

Teen Center summer hours begin Monday

The Jamestown Teen Center will begin its summer hours on Monday, June 23, at the Recreation Center, 41 Conanicus Ave. Summer hours will be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. until Aug. 29. More...

'Guys' wanted for singing group

The Men's Chorus of Jamestown will start its thirteenth summer season of singing tonight, Thursday, June 19, at the Senior Center. The chorus is open to men and boys of all ages regardless of singing experience. More...

Kavi Carbone puts on buggy show at the library

Christopher "Kavi" Carbone will perform his show "Spiders, Mosquitoes and Bugs- Oh My," on Saturday, June 28, at the Jamestown library. More...

Help the women's center with yard sale donations

The Women's Resource Center of Newport and Bristol Counties is now accepting donations to be sold at their Summer Yard Sale Spectacular. More...

Brass Attack first NK summer concert

The North Kingstown Arts Council begins its 2008 summer concert season with a concert by Brass Attack on Tuesday, June 24. The show begins at 7 p.m. at the town dock behind 55 Brown St. in Wickford. More...

Butterfly workshop set at library

The Audubon Society of Rhode Island will present a butterfly identification workshop in preparation for their annual butterfly counts. The workshop, on Monday, June 30, is open to those ages 10 through adult. It will begin at 11 a.m. More...

Sign up now for summer reading events

The Jamestown Philomenian Library invites young readers to join their 2008 Summer Reading Program, "Catch the Reading Bug," a statewide celebration of reading and insects, including many free programs and performances. More...

Bugs star in two library programs

A children's program on all the great things about insects is coming to the Jamestown library on Tuesday, June 24, at 3:30 p.m. What do doodlebugs, spiders, ants and skeeters have in common? More...

A summer full of stories at library

The Jamestown library will hold several sections of story times this summer. On Wednesday mornings, Mother Goose Time for Babies will be from 10:30 to 11 a.m. for infants up to 24 months. More...

Oliver Allaux takes top art award

Oliver Allaux of Jamestown, a senior at North Kingstown High School, has received the 2008 Art Scholarship from the Conanicut Island Art Association. This $3,000 scholarship is awarded to high school seniors who plan to pursue art in college. More...

Shores group to meet Wednesday

The Jamestown Shores Association will hold a meeting on Wednesday, June 25 at the Senior Center on West Street. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. More...

Central Baptist hosts festival this Saturday

Central Baptist Church's annual June Festival, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., this Saturday, June 21, promises to offer something for everyone. More...