October 2, 2008 RSS feed / About Town

Evergreens needed for holiday mansion décor

With the Christmas season just around the corner, the Preservation Society of Newport County is looking for large, live evergreen trees to help dress up the grounds of the Newport Mansions for the holidays. More...

Youths to experience homelessness Saturday

St. Matthew's Youth Group, which includes those ages 12 to 16, will set up a "tent city" on the St. Matthew's property the night of Saturday, Oct. 4 as part of their year-long program of helping the homeless and the hungry. More...

Prepare for the future with planning series

Many people delay making plans for their futures. This fall, Central Baptist Church will offer several programs to help individuals consider various aspects of this planning and each program will be free and open to the public. More...

Brooks novel on tap for reading groups

The next novel to be read by the book groups at the Jamestown library will be "People of the Book" by Geraldine Brooks. The book will be discussed on Monday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m. More...

Local glassblowers on exhibit in Newport

David and Jennifer Clancy, from Clancy Designs in Jamestown, will be exhibiting their work as part of the "Glass & Paint" show at DeBlois Gallery in Newport. There will be an opening reception for the show on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

URI seeks graduates for homecoming

The University of Rhode Island's Alumni Association is seeking members of the Class of 1978 to participate in 30th reunion activities during Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 17 and 18 on the Kingston Campus. More...

Chorus looking for some musical kids

A youth chorus will be part of the chorus' 2008 December holiday concert "Fall Into Winter." The concert will focus on music that represents the time between the onset of autumn and the December holidays. More...

Abstract art featured in new CIAA show

The Conanicut Island Art Association is beginning a new season with its first exhibit of abstract art at the Jamestown Town Hall Gallery. The "Abstracts in the Fall" show will open tonight, Thursday, Oct. More...

Celebrate German unity at Oct. 3 event

An event to celebrate the 18th anniversary of Unity Day, which commemorates the unity of East and West Germany, will be held at the North Kingstown Public Library on Friday, Oct. 3, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. More...