August 11, 2011 RSS feed / About Town

Piñata workshop for children on Saturday

The Jamestown Philomenian Library will hold a hands-on piñata workshop for school-age children on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 11 a.m. to noon. The workshop will instruct kids on how to make artistic piñatas of their own. More...

Registration begins for sign language courses

Two 10-week sign language classes taught by Gemma Guinguing will start Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. A beginner’s class will run on Tuesday nights from Sept. 6 through Nov. 8, from 7 to 8 p.m. More...

Rocky Hill’s head of school to visit library

Jon Schoenwald, Ph.D., the Rocky Hill’s new head of school, will visit the Jamestown Philomenian Library on Thursday, Aug. 18, at 10 a.m. More...

Party planned to greet new military families

The Jamestown Military Spouses Group will hold a “Welcome to Jamestown” ice cream social on Thursday, Aug. 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. More...

Dead Blues Society to play in town Sunday

The Jamestown summer concert series will feature Dead Blues Society on Sunday, Aug. 14, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at East Ferry Memorial Square. More...

Fools’ Rules Regatta upcoming at East Ferry

The 34th annual Fools’ Rules Regatta will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the town beach at East Ferry. The cannon to begin construction of the vessels will fire at 9 a.m. More...

Free sailing lessons at Fort Getty next week

The Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation will offer a free sailing lesson on Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Fort Getty. Boats will take off from the Fort Getty boat ramp and lessons will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. More...

Tuscan theme planned for annual farm night

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce will host Tuscan Night on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Jamestown Community Farm. There will be live music by Slippery Sneakers, a Cajun zydeco roots band. More...

JHS schedules Eugene Lee to speak tonight

The Jamestown Historical Society will hold its annual meeting tonight – Thursday, Aug. 11 – at 7:30 p.m. at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. More...

Balloon magician to visit library next week

Lon Cerel, a balloon magician, will visit the Jamestown Philomenian Library on Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 3 to 4 p.m. Children of all ages are invited. Cerel is a combination of performer, comedian and magician. More...

Library book group to discuss ‘Jane Eyre’

The Jamestown Philomenian Library book discussion group will debate Charlotte Bronte’s “Jane Eyre” on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 1 p.m. Former library director Judy Bell will facilitate the book discussion. More...

Six RIIFF films to be shown at arts center

The Rhode Island International Film Festival will show festival films in Jamestown for the first time in its 15-year history tonight and tomorrow – Thursday, Aug. 11, and Friday, Aug. 12 – at the Jamestown Arts Center. More...

‘Hessian Drummer’ book signing tonight

Walter Schroder, an author and longtime Jamestown resident, will hold a book signing for his latest title – “The Hessian Drummer Boy of Newport” – at Wilson’s of Wickford tonight – Thursday, Aug. More...

Fishing derby for kids Saturday at reservoir

The Jamestown Striper Club will sponsor its annual fishing derby on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 8 to 11 a.m. at the North Main Road reservoir, rain or shine. More...

Annual rowing race to begin at Mackerel Cove

The third annual Jamestown Counter Revolution – an open-water rowing and paddling race – will take place on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 8:30 a.m. at Mackerel Cove. More...