2012-01-05 / News

Concert at library will take place on Sunday

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. Rehearsals upcoming for JCC spring concert Rehearsals upcoming for JCC spring 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. Volunteers needed for Saturday’s bird count

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). Lecture will be aimed at teens and parents

The next lecturer at the Friends of Jamestown Youth’s monthly speaker series will be Glenn Miller on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 6 p.m. at the Lawn Avenue School. The presentation is geared towards parents and older youth. Child care will be provided for younger children.

Miller will talk about developmental issues for both teenagers and parents. There are certain normal behaviors to expect from teenagers, but parents also go through their own issues during the same time period. Behaviors and attitudes from parents about alcohol and other drugs directly impact the risk of teen substance abuse. Family rules and family roles will be discussed.

Talking with teenagers is crucial during this time, and how to do it effectively will be explained. How to be involved, be observant and build trust will be covered, including what kinds of phrases and language help the relationships. The goal is to guide parents and teenagers through a difficult transition in life and come out on the other side safe, healthy and close.

The mission of the Friends of Jamestown Youth is to provide support for the young people of Jamestown and the community at large by fostering and sustaining the development of programs that promote positive decision making. The group strives to provide healthy, educational and enjoyable activities and experiences for the youth and their families of Jamestown.

Space is limited. To RSVP, contact Jill Goldstein at 423-7260 or FriendsOfJamestownYouth@gmail.com.

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