July 16, 2009 RSS feed / About Town

St. Matthew’s Church to hold 78th summer fair Saturday

Don’t miss St. Matthew’s 78th annual Summer Fair this Saturday, July 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine. More...

Book sale continues during regular library hours

It is not too late to pick up a great summer read. The James town library’s annual book sale continues during regular library hours until Friday, July 24. Some little-used and muchloved volumes are available at great prices. More...

Tour ‘master gardens’ this weekend with URI

Gardeners trained through URI’s master gardener program will open 39 public and private gardens to the public during the organization’s fourth biennial “Gardening with the Masters,” this Saturday and Sunday, July 18- 19, fro More...

Experience Civil War history at Fort Adams this weekend

Head out to Fort Adams in Newport this Saturday and Sunday, July 18-19, to see Civil War history come alive. The Civil War living history weekend will feature a Civil War encampment at the historic fort. More...

Got talent? Audition for island talent show

Mark your calendar for the chance to audition for your turn at center stage. Auditions for the Jamestown Community Chorus’ 20th annual talent show will take place on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 17 and18, at 7 p.m. at the Recreation Center. More...

Church to discuss ‘Three Cups of Tea’

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

Chamber’s Ft. Getty dinner-dance to benefit island garden club

Join the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce for its annual fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Fort Getty Pavilion. More...

Kickball game tonight will raise funds for teens

The Teen Center will host an adults-only kickball game tonight – Thursday, July 16 – from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Jamestown baseball fields to raise money for Teen Center programs. More...

Foisy to make Jamestown debut

Summer music in Jamestown continues this Sunday, July 19, at 6:30 p.m. at East Ferry Memorial Square, with Garry Foisy making his Jamestown debut. More...

Dedication planned for Seabee memorial

On Friday, July 31, at 9 a.m., the public is invited to a dedication of the new Gulf War Seabee Memorial. Members of the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 27 recently broke ground on the first non-military memorial to honor U.S. More...

Experience historic 19th century coaches in Newport

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

Reading by local authors to benefit JAC

On Saturday, July 25, islanders Leslie Banker and William Mullins will read from their book, “Brittania in Brief: The Scoop on All Things British,” at the Schock Gallery at 47 Conanicus Ave. More...

Sign up for town basketball camp

The Jamestown Recreation Department will hold its annual children’s basketball camp from Monday, July 27, through Friday, July 31, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Lawn Avenue School. The camp is for boys and girls ages 6 to 13. More...