July 9, 2009 RSS feed / About Town

Gallery to offer slide presentation at IYRS gala tonight

The Onne van der Wal Photography Gallery will collaborate with the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport during the opening night of its Summer Gala entitled, “An Evening Under the Stars.” Van der Wal will give his first l More...

Vaughan quintet featured in concert

The Lois Vaughan Jazz Quintet will present an outdoor family concert of lively classic jazz and Latin music on Sunday, July 12, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at East Ferry Memorial Square. More...

Learn basic auto repair at teen clinic

The Teen Center will host a car care clinic for new drivers on Wednesday, July 15, and Thursday, July 16, at the Recreation Center. More...

Wickford Art Festival this weekend

The 47th annual Wickford Art Festival, sponsored by the Wickford Art Association, will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the sidewalks of Wickford Village. More...

Learn to deal with anxious dogs at ‘pet university’

On Wednesday, July 15, Potter Pet University will host a workshop on Separation Anxiety in Dogs. More...

Garden club to meet at artist’s birthplace

The Quononoquott Garden Club will visit the Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum on Monday, July 13. More...

‘Weekend of Coaching’ in Newport this August

Authentic 19th century coaches drawn by matched and highly-trained teams of horses will return to Newport from Aug. 20 to 23 for a Weekend of Coaching, hosted by the Preservation Society of Newport County. More...

Buy a ticket to ‘Dig it’ at Fort Getty

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Fort Getty Pavilion to benefit the Quononoquott Garden Club. More...

Applicants sought for town committees

The Town of Jamestown is currently seeking applicants for various town committees. The Jamestown Fire Department Compensation Committee is seeking a citizen-at-large, with the term ending May 31, 2012. More...

Mark your calendar for talent show auditions

The Jamestown Community Chorus will present its 20th annual talent show on Thursday, Aug. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Jamestown Recreation Center. Auditions will take place on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 17 and 18, at 7 p.m., at the Recreation Center. More...

URI master gardeners to sponsor statewide garden tour

Private and public gardens, 39 of them, designed and maintained by gardeners trained through URI’s master gardener program will be open to the public Saturday and Sunday, July 18 and 19, for the fourth biennial “Gardening with the Maste More...

Library book sale starts today

The Jamestown library’s annual book sale will begin today, Thursday, July 9, with a paid preview at 7 p.m. Paid members of the Friends of the Jamestown Library receive free admission to the preview. More...

Lacrosse camp comes to Lawn fields

The Jamestown Recreation Department will offer its second Girls Lacrosse Camp this weekend July 11 and 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lawn Avenue fields. The fee is $35 and the camp is for girls ages 10 to 15. More...

Fools’ Rules Regatta coming to town Aug. 15

The 32nd annual Fools’ Rules Regatta, sponsored by the Jamestown Yacht Club, will be held Saturday, Aug. 15, on the Town Beach at East Ferry. Participants will begin construction of the “vessels” with a 9 a.m. cannon start. More...

Hospital seeks photos for wall calendar

South County Hospital is inviting amateur photographers to submit photographs for its 2010 wall calendar. A total of 26 photographs will be featured in the calendar; two photos for each month, plus the front and back covers. More...

Watercolor workshop coming to Watson Farm

The Watson Farm will offer two watercolor workshops on Saturdays, July 18 and August 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rain dates are set for Sundays, July 19 and Aug. 16. More...

Recreation department will host co-ed softball league this summer

The Recreation Department will start an Adult Slow-pitch Co-ed Softball League this summer. The league will run every Friday night through the summer. The cost will be $20 per person. More...

Book discussion July 23 at Baptist church

Central Baptist Church will host a book discussion on Thursday, July 23, at 7 p.m., to talk about “Three Cups of Tea: One man’s mission to Promote Peace, One School at a Time,” by Greg Mortenson. More...

Cajun band at Newport Elks Lodge

On Thursday, July 30, from 8 to 11 p.m., the Newport Democratic City Committee will sponsor dancing with the Magnolia Cajun Band at the Elks Lodge at the corner of Pelham and Bellevue in Newport. More...