2011-12-29 / About Town

ABOUT TOWN

Volunteers needed for bird count on Jan. 7

The 29th annual Conanicut Island Christmas Bird Count will take place on Saturday, Jan. 7. Anyone interested should meet at the Jamestown Police Station at 7 a.m. All birds observed will be counted and the results included in statewide records. Bird counters should bring binoculars, field guides, sturdy shoes and warm clothing. The group will meet back at the police station to tally results. For more information, call Candy Powell (423-1492) or Evelyn Rhodes (423-1254).

Teen center announces new hours for 2012

The Jamestown Teen Center has announced its hours for the upcoming year. The center will be open for teens grades five through eight on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30 to 7 p.m. Hours for grades nine though 12 are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 to 7 p.m. The center will be open for all teens on Fridays and Saturdays from 2 to 9 p.m. There are special programs scheduled weekly and age for participation can vary. For an entire

schedule, call Debbie Tungett at 423-7261.

Rehearsals begin next month for JCC concert

The Jamestown Community Chorus is looking for singers in all voice ranges for its 2012 season. Rehearsals will begin on Monday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Central Baptist Church. Rehearsals will be for the group’s spring concert, “Isn’t It Romantic.” The program will feature romantic music from Brahms to Broadway. Rehearsals take place Monday evenings for two hours, with a brief refreshment break. The spring concert is usually held in early May and the 2012 dates will be announced soon. For more information, call 423- 1574.

Elderly brothers set to perform at library

The Elderly Brothers – an acoustic folk and rock band – will perform at the Jamestown Philomenian Library on Sunday, Jan. 8 at 3 p.m. The Elderly Brothers have been making music in the Newport area for the past two years. Known for

their tight vocal harmonies, they entertain audiences with a blend of original material and hits of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. The band covers songs from the Eagles, Neil Young, Roy Orbison, the Beatles and Eric Clapton. The Elderly Brothers include Bill Thomas and Harry Spring on guitar, Jack Casey on keyboard, Mark Gorman on bass, and Nicky Danvers on lead guitar and vocals. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 423-7280.

Winter classes at JAC will begin in January

Children’s winter classes at the Jamestown Arts Center will begin in January. On Saturdays from Jan. 7 to March 3, a clay course will be held at the center with instructor Seth Rainville. The class will run from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Children 8 years old and up will have the opportunity to make clay figures and pottery. There will also be a clay and texture course starting Jan. 10 that will run through March 6. The course will take place on Tuesdays for children ages 6 through 10. For more information about availability and costs, call 560- 0979.

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