December 2, 2010 RSS feed / About Town

Jamestown’s Ed McGuirl performs

Jamestown musician and awardwinning songwriter Ed McGuirl will team up with his long-time partner, Mike Fischman, for “An Acoustic Christmas Concert” on Wednesday, Dec. 8, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. More...

Chapel prepares for Christmas musical

The Jamestown Chapel will hold a Christmas musical presentation on Sunday, Dec. 19, at 11 a.m. There will be seasonal selections presented by various instrumentalists and guest vocal artist Michelle Cruz will lead the singing. More...

Library kicks off book club for children

The Jamestown library invites children in grades 3 through 5 for the first children’s book club discussion group on Thursday, Dec. 9, from 3 to 4 p.m. More...

McQuade’s Marketplace holds blood drive

There will be a blood drive at McQuade’s Marketplace on Monday, Dec. 13, from 2 to 6 p.m. McQuade’s is located on 6 Clarke St. More...

Lions Club accepting donations for yard sale

The Jamestown Lions Club will accept donations of items relating to boating and fishing. All items contributed will be sold at a yard sale in town in June 2011. Funds raised will be used to help finance community projects. More...

Library will host holiday sing-along

The Jamestown library will hold a holiday sing-along on Wednesday, Dec. 15. Local resident and multi-disciplinary artist and musician Ellen Berry is taking two weeks to prepare the participating island children for the event. More...

Library to hold book discussion on Stein

The Book Discussion Group will meet at the Jamestown library on Monday, Dec. 20, and Tuesday, Dec. 21. The book that they will be discussing is Garth Stein’s “The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel.” More...

New ‘Jamestown’ book hits the shelves

On Thursday, Dec. More...

Newport Navy Choristers sing for charity

The Newport Navy Choristers, under the direction of JoAnn Loewenthal, will present Christmas in Song, a concert in conjunction with the month-long Christmas in Newport celebration, on Friday, Dec. 10, at St. More...

Free yoga session for beginners at library

Yoga instructor Diana McCallister will hold an introductory yoga session at the Jamestown library on Thursday, Dec. 2, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The free class will teach yoga newcomers about the philosophy and physical practice of yoga. More...

Arts Center readies for salsa night, open house

The Jamestown Arts Center will hold two events in the first week of December. On Thursday, Dec. 2, the center will host Salsa Night from 7 to 10 p.m. Chili and beverages at 7 p.m. More...

Library launches Chess Nights on Dec. 8

Jamestown Chess Nights, sponsored by the Friends of the Jamestown Library, will meet at the Sydney L. Wright Museum on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month starting on Dec. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. The program is free to anyone age 16 and older. More...

Cottage and Garden announce open house

Cottage & Garden will host its holiday open house on Thursday, Dec. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. Located on 9 Bridge St. in Newport, the antique shop invites the public to celebrate the start of the holiday season with a glass of bubbly. More...

Children invited to holiday craft workshop

The Jamestown library will host three different crafting workshops in December, which will run Monday through Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. During the week of Dec. 13, children of all ages are invited to participate in a holiday card-marking workshop. More...

Hull’s Cove scheduled for shoreline cleanup

Clean Ocean Access, a non-profit community group, will hold its annual shoreline cleanup at Hull’s Cove on Saturday, Dec. 4. The event will be from noon to 2 p.m. More...

Chorus prepares for holiday concert

The Jamestown Community Chorus will perform its 2010 Holiday Concert, “A Very British Christmas, or What the Dickens!” on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 3 p.m., at the Central Baptist Church. More...

Basketball league for children in grades 4-8

The Jamestown Recreation Department will start its youth basketball league on Saturday, Dec. 4. Boys in grades 4-8 will meet at 9 a.m. at the Lawn Avenue gym. Girls in grades 4-8 will meet at 9 a.m. at the recreation center. More...

Senior and Teen Centers join forces

The Jamestown Senior Center and Jamestown Teen Center will offer a Holiday Helpers service. Seniors and teens will be available to wrap presents, iron linens and polish silver at the recreation center on 41 Conanicus Ave. on Saturday, Dec. More...

Museum celebrates Stuart’s anniversary

On Friday, Dec. 3., the Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum in Saunderstown will celebrate the 255th anniversary of Gilbert Stuart’s birth. More...