2009-05-14 / The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

By Jim Munro

Curtain up! The Jamestown Community Theatre's production of "Little Women" begins its weekend-long run at the Recreation Center tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. The play will have two performances on Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and conclude on Sunday with its closing presentation at 2 p.m. In a departure from past plays that ran for two weekends, "Little Women" will run for the single weekend only.

Purchased in advance tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for students and seniors. Buy them at the door and you'll pay $10 for students and seniors and $15 for adults. They can be purchased at Baker's Pharmacy, Conanicut Ship's Store, The Secret Garden, Pleasant Surprise and Midnight Sun.

Two of the island's Toland sisters, Lauren and Natalie, will be there for all four performances. Natalie, 12, and a Jamestown school 6th grader is playing the part of Eva in the fable "The Pansies." She has two lines in a scene in which sisters discuss books. A veteran of the JCT, Natalie was Little Red Riding Hood in "Into the Woods," Marcie in "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" and a "segment" of a caterpillar in "Alice in Wonderland."

This is the second JCT performance for 8-year-old Lauren, a 2nd grader at the Jametown school. Her first appearance was in "Willie Wonka.." In "Little Women," Lauren has two lines in her performance as a boy named Will in the fable "Shadow People." The shadow people talk about, what else but, shadows. Lauren said she is having "really, really fun." There is another Toland sister yet to be heard from. Bridgett, 5, is waiting in the wings.

To the entire cast and crew of "Little Women:" BREAK A LEG!

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If you plan to attend Saturday night's performance of "Little Women," double your evening's pleasure by dining at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church. Boy Scout Troop 1 will host its annual Pasta Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. The sounds of Frank Sinatra will entertain you as you enjoy the pasta, meatballs, salad and dessert. Where else can you get all that for $10?

Children will eat for $5 and those under 5 will get a freebee. And, you may bring something home with you. The troop has added an Italian Raffle of items donated by friends of scouting. When you purchase tickets from a scout, 50 percent of the cost for the tickets go to the individual scout to help pay for his scouting related events.

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The Boy Scouts of Troop 1 started building their appetites for pasta last weekend bicycling around Block Island.

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So, where was the We Wash It Laundromat? Linda Albaugh says it was next to the Narragansett Cafe. Arthur Conlin and Linda also know what they would do if they had a nickle. Linda wrote, "I'd spend it all on candy and give it all to you, cause that's how much I love you baby, that's how much I love you."

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Joey G. remembers that Ivy's was underneath the porch at the Bay View Hotel, and Shirley Hull said that when it became Frances' Diner it had great lobster rolls.

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Here's another one from Peter C. Pemantell. Where was the old Grain Store?

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Who was Solo's sidekick and what TV series is he now in?

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Sweet personality, full of rascality, that's................

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If you're a boy or girl 11 to 15 years old and in need of a part-time job, the American Red Cross Babysitters' Training program will provide you with the skills and confidence to become an A-1 babysitter. The 6 1/2- hour class will take place Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. There is a $20 fee for materials and supplies and students need to bring a lunch. Bring the $20 and sign up in person at the library. Instruction will be given in care giving, decision making, safety and first aid skills and preventing and responding to emergencies. Questions? Call 423-7280.

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May is National Bike Month.

Saturday is Armed Forces Day. Give members of the service a big hug.

*** Be true!

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Call in your stuff for this column to 423-0383 or 829-2760 or e-mail us at jtnwalrus@hotmail. com. Thank you.

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