November 25, 2009 RSS feed / About Town

Kids can help decorate library this Friday

Calling all kids – the Jamestown Philomenian Library needs your help to decorate the children’s room for the winter season on Friday, Nov. 27, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. More...

Library announces Thanksgiving hours

The Jamestown library will close today, Wednesday, Nov. 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. and will remain closed all day tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 26, for Thanksgiving Day. The library will be open for regular hours on Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. More...

Save 10% on Chamber Checks

Islanders can get a head start on holiday shopping at the Chamber Check sale this Saturday, Nov. 28. See the ad on page 5 of this paper for details. More...

Central Baptist Church to hold Christmas fair

Central Baptist Church will host its annual Christmas fair on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. More...

Jamestown Classic Bike Race to air on Cox sports channel

The Jamestown Classic Bike Race will air tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day, on Cox Sports Channel 3 at12:30 p.m., following a live high school football game, and again at 9:30 p.m. More...

Compass School to host clothing swap

The Compass School will hold “Swap ‘Til You Drop,” a winter clothing swap from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 5, at the school at 537 Old North Road in Kingston. The swap is open to anyone, not just Compass School families. More...

Bell to be honored at reception

Shirley Bell will be honored at a reception hosted by Jamestown Designs this Saturday, Nov. 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

Newport ice skating begins with celebration

On Friday, Dec. 11, at 5:45 p.m. the Newport Yachting Center’s Sovereign Bank Family Skating Center will kick off its season with a tree lighting and grand opening. Skating will take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. More...

Teen Center to hold open house on Dec. 5

The Jamestown Teen Center will host an open house on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 4 to 8 p.m. More...

‘Mother Daze’ author to speak at library

The Friends of the Jamestown library will host Christine Carr, author of “Mother Daze: Tales from the Imperfect Playground,” on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. More...

Chorus to hold gala anniversary concert

The Jamestown Community Chorus will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a gala anniversary concert on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 13, at 3 p.m. at the Jamestown recreation center at 41 Canonicus Ave. More...

Teens to collect donations for Women’s Center

The Jamestown Teen Center and Teen Task Force will collect donations of new and gently used toys for children of all ages, books, DVDs, gift cards, kitchenware, toiletry items and gift wrap for the Women’s Resource Center, which provides servi More...

Gilbert Stuart’s birth to be celebrated

The Gilbert Stuart Museum will mark the birthday of Gilbert Stuart with a “Candlelight Celebration: The five ages of Gilbert Stuart at the Gilbert Stuart Museum,” on Friday, Dec. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Holiday boxwood workshop at library

The Friends of the Jamestown Philomenian Library will host a workshop on creating your own personalized tabletop boxwood tree for the holidays on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to noon. More...

Community band to perform Saturday

The Jamestown Community Band, under the direction of Bethany Clark, will sing and play Christmas carols on Narragansett Avenue on Saturday, Dec. 5, beginning at 4 p.m. The event will start at Baker’s Pharmacy. More...

Redeem bridge tokens until Dec. 31

The R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority will redeem Newport Pell Bridge tokens until Dec. 31. RITBA replaced the token toll-payment system with EZPass in January, 2009. More...

Teen Center looking for a few good friends

The Jamestown Teen Center staff is working to establish a nonprofi t organization that can raise money to help with its activities. More...

Potter League to host cat adoption event

The Potter League for Animals will hold a special cat adoption event, “A Home for the Holidays,” Dec. 1 through Dec. 12, at its facility at 87 Oliphant Lane in Middletown. More...

Tickets on sale now for Campbell’s Hall of Fame tennis championships

The International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum in Newport has announced that tickets for the 2010 Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, July 5 - 11, 2010 in Newport, are now on sale. More...

Off island holiday concerts and performances

• Island Moving Company’s Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff opens Friday, Nov. 27, with performances continuing through Dec. 4. Visit www.islandmovingco.org or call 847-4470. More...

Library book discussion groups to meet

The book discussion groups at the Jamestown library will discuss “Oliver Kitteridge” by Elizabeth Stroup on Monday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 1 p.m. New members are always welcomed. More...

Humane Society calendar to feature local pets

The Humane Society of Jamestown has announced the winners and runners-up in its Fall 2009 photo contest. More...

‘Holiday Fun’ event to support 8th grade trip

On Sunday, Dec. 20, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Jamestown recreation center, the Lawn Avenue School eighth-grade class will host “A Sunday of Holiday Fun” for children in grades 1 through 5. More...

St. Matthew’s Church to hold Christmas bazaar

St. Matthew’s Church will hold its annual Christmas bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parish hall. More...

Annual Christmas tree lighting will be Dec. 5

The 29th annual Jamestown Village Christmas tree lighting will be held Saturday, Dec. 5, at 5:30 p.m. in the village green at East Ferry. Songs, refreshments and good cheer for everyone will help kick off the holiday season. More...