May 13, 2010 RSS feed / About Town

Ice cream social for incoming freshmen

All public and private school eighth-grade students who will be attending North Kingstown High School next year are invited to an ice cream social tomorrow, Friday, May 14, at 6 p.m. in the North Kingstown High School cafeteria. More...

‘Beyond the blooms’ talk at the library

Warren Leach, co-owner of Tranquil Lake Nursery in Rehoboth, Mass., will speak at the Jamestown Philomenian Library tonight, Thursday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Zumba classes begin May 20

Jamestown Parks and Recreation will offer Zumba class beginning Thursday, May 20. More...

Chamber breakfast to feature energy talk

Tony Parente, representative for Teknikor Action Energy, will be the speaker at the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce’s next breakfast series event on Thursday, May 27, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Narragansett Café at 25 Narragansett Ave. More...

Oceanography lecture tomorrow at URI

David Helvarg, president of the Blue Frontier Campaign and author of “Saved by the Sea: A Love Story with Fish,” will discuss his all-consuming fight to protect the oceans and his career as an environmental activist in a lecture at URI&r More...

CIAA to host artist talk

The Conanicut Island Art Association will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, May 20, at the Bay Voyage Inn. After the business meeting, a wine tasting will be presented by the Bay Voyage Inn. More...

‘Hole in one’ at golf course

Americo “Ricco” Vecchio of Warwick, formerly of Coventry, made a hole in one on the seventh hole at the Jamestown Golf and Country Club during the Monkey Tournament on May 1. More...

Police offer free self-defense class

The Jamestown Police Dept. will offer a free four-day Rape Aggression Defense basic self-defense class for women from 6 to 9 p.m., June 7-10, at the Jamestown recreation center. Participants must be able to attend all four nights. More...

Ft. Adams Family Day June 5

The Ft. Adams Trust will hold its Ft. Adams Trust Family Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, at Ft. Adams State Park. More...

‘A Chorus Line’ to open at Theatre By The Sea

Theatre By The Sea’s producing artistic director, Amiee Turner, will make her Theatre By The Sea debut in the role of Cassie in the musical, “A Chorus Line,” scheduled to open the summer season on June 2. More...

Chamber scholarship deadline is June 1

This year, the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce will once again offer two $500 scholarships. More...

Babysitting safety course Saturday

The American Red Cross will offer a babysitter certification course, plus child and infant CPR certification, this Saturday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. Advance registration is required; fee is $40. More...

Apply now for Holy Ghost scholarships

The Jamestown Holy Ghost Society will award two scholarships to graduating high school students of Portuguese heritage who live in Jamestown. Scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books or related course fees. More...

Stroke awareness walk this Saturday

Rhode Island’s second annual Childhood Stroke Awareness Walk will be held this Saturday, May 15, at 10 a.m. at Ft. Wetherill State Park. Participants can register online at www.members.cox.net/jball44/. More...

Island artist moves gallery to new home

Didi Suydam Contemporary has moved to 25 Mill St. in Newport. Spring gallery hours are Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 848-9414 or visit www.didisuydamcontemporary.com for more information. More...

Garden club plant sale May 22

The Quononoquott Garden Club will host its annual plant sale on Saturday, May 22, from 9 a.m. to noon at East Ferry. The rain date will be Sunday, May 23. More...

Dahlia auction this Sunday

The R.I. Dahlia Society will hold its annual Tuber Auction at 1 p.m. this Sunday, May 16, at the Cold Spring Community Center in North Kingstown. The dahlias are American Dahlia Society recognized show winners. More...