January 7, 2010 RSS feed / About Town

Dance and movement workshop for adults

Jamestown Parks and Recreation will host a theatre dance and movement workshop for all ages beginning Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Jamestown Country Club. Children under age 13 must be accompanied by an adult. More...

Kirby to speak at St. Matthew’s church

On Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m., Jamestown resident Jackie Kirby, a graduate of Yale Divinity School, will give a presentation on her experience as a Christian pilgrim in the holy land at St. Matthew’s Church. More...

Town seeks to fill commission vacancies

The town of Jamestown seeks to fill two vacancies on the Jamestown Conservation Commission. More...

Providence boat show begins today

The Providence boat show opens today, Thursday, Jan. 7, and continues through Sunday, Jan. 10. Exhibits will include powerboats, fresh and salt water fishing gear, technology, engines and electronics. More...

Local artist to host reception

Island artist Lance Gershenoff and Providence artist Margaret Owen invite islanders to an opening reception of their art tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Warwick Museum of Art at 3259 Post Road in Warwick. More...

Donate blood at PAC Club Jan. 24

The American Legion and the R.I. Blood Center will sponsor a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 24, at the Portuguese American Citizens Club. Visit www.ribc.org for more information. More...

St. Michael’s to host open house

St. Michael’s Country Day School will hold an admission open house on Tuesday, Jan. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Young playwrights sought for VSA program

VSA arts seeks submissions for the Playwright Discovery Program, which invites middle- and high-school students to write a one-act play about disability. More...

SCH to offer adult H1N1 vaccination clinic

South County Hospital will hold a public H1N1 flu vaccination clinic for adults on Saturday, Jan. 16, from 9 a.m. to noon in its Potter Conference Center. More...

Book groups to meet for January discussion

The book discussion groups at the Jamestown library will discuss “O Pioneers!” by Willa Cather on Monday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m. More...

Kennedy’s office seeks spring interns

Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy is seeking interested candidates for several spring semester internship positions in his district office located at 249 Roosevelt Ave. in Pawtucket. More...

Black & White band to perform at library

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will present a musical performance by Black & White on Sunday, Jan. 17, at 3 p.m. in the library’s meeting hall. More...

Drop off work today for CIAA art show

The Conanicut Island Art Association has announced its next show, “All Photography,” at the Town Hall gallery. Photographs may be dropped off today, Thursday, Jan. 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Library holds ‘wisdom of the body’ workshop

This Sunday, Jan. 10, at 3 p.m., the Friends of the Jamestown Library will present Wisdom of the Body: An Experiential Workshop with Paula Sager. More...

JAC to offer creative drama class for kids

Looking for a little positive drama with your preschooler? Registrations are now being accepted for Imagination Exploration, a creative drama class for preschoolers and their caregivers. More...

Teen center to host winter wonderland ball

The Teen Center’s Youth Advisory Board, AMPT, will host a semi-formal dance, the “Winter Wonderland Ball,” from 8 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9, at the recreation center. The dance is open to all students in grades seven and up. More...

Island students named to honor roll

Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass. has named the following Jamestown students to the honor roll for the fall 2009 term: Austen C. Novis, Amanda C. Thran and Hailey Novis. More...

SELAC to sponsor parent workshop Tuesday

On Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 6:30 p.m. More...

AARP meeting to be held Jan. 18

The Newport County AARP chapter will hold its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 18, at Fenner Avenue Hall in Newport. More...

Musica Dolce orchestra to perform

On Sunday, Jan. 31, at 4 p.m., the Courthouse Center for the Arts in West Kingston will present the Musica Dolce Chamber Orchestra performing classical music from the baroque period to the present. More...

Rocky Hill School to host open house

On Saturday, Jan. 23, from 10 a.m. to noon, Rocky Hill School in East Greenwich will host an admission open house for families interested in preschool through grade 12 admission. More...

Wild Plant Society sponsors lectures

The R.I. Wild Plant Society will sponsor two upcoming lectures that may be of interest to island gardeners. More...

Library to begin winter foreign film series

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will begin its winter film series on Thursday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. with a showing of “Night of the Shooting Stars” (La Notte de San Lorenzo). More...

Children’s memorial breakfast to be held Jan. 15

On Saturday, Jan. 23, the Margaret Sterling Cook Foundation will host a children’s memorial breakfast at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Crossings at 801 Greenwich Ave. in Warwick. More...

‘Pink lady’ night to benefit breast health

South County Hospital will host a “pink lady” martini night on Wednesday, Jan. 13, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Hanson’s Pub in Wakefield to raise funds for its breast health program. More...

‘Dialogues in Democracy’ at high school

North Kingstown High School students will present solutions for local, state and national problems to elected officials during “Dialogues in Democracy” on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. More...