August 9, 2012 RSS feed / About Town

Auditions next week for annual talent show

“Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay,” the Jamestown Community Chorus’ 23rd annual talent show, will take place on Thursday, Aug. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Jamestown Recreation Center. More...

Dead Blues Society to play downtown Sunday

The Jamestown Summer Concert Series will feature Dead Blues Society on Sunday, Aug. 12, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at East Ferry Memorial Square. More...

Welcome new military families next week

An ice cream social to welcome new military families to the island will be held on Friday, Aug. 17, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. Military families and anyone interested in meeting the newcomers are invited to attend. More...

Produce your own animated film tonight

Teenagers are invited to the Jamestown Philomenian Library for an animation workshop on Thursday, Aug. 9, from 6 to 7 p.m. More...

Festival will take place at St. Mark Saturday

St. Mark Church will hold its family festival on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the church grounds. There will be raffles, gift tables, baked goods and a garden shop. There will also be handmade crafts for sale. More...

Hitchcock comes to Jamestown next week

The Jamestown Arts Center will show two Alfred Hitchcock movies this month. Both films will have outdoor and indoor seating. Cost is $10 for general admission, $5 for students and seniors. More...

Watson Farm to hold watercolor workshop

Natalie Pfanstiehl will lead a watercolor workshop at Watson Farm on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pfanstiehl will give a one-hour demonstration of landscape painting. More...

Theatre auditions will be held at rec center

The Jamestown Community Theatre will hold auditions for its upcoming November musical titled “Once Upon a Mattress” on Sunday, Aug. 19, at the Jamestown Recreation Center. Auditions are open to Jamestown residents only. More...

Garden club will meet Monday at windmill

The Quononoquott Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday, Aug. 13, at 6 p.m. at the Jamestown Windmill on North Road. A business meeting will be followed by social time. Refreshments will be served. More...

Annual fundraiser for CISF next month

The Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation will hold its annual fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the home of the Salk family at 20 Seaview Ave. There will be five sailboats, kayaks and paddleboards for attendees to enjoy. More...

Lobster rolls, chowder goes on sale Saturday

Central Baptist Church will have lobster rolls, clam cakes and chowder for sale on Saturday, Aug. 11, starting at 4 p.m. Customers can eat in or take out. A lobster roll with chips and a brownie will cost $12. More...

Presentation on ferries to follow JHS meeting

The Jamestown Historical Society will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. More...

Deadline to sign up for rec soccer is Aug. 17

Registration is now open for the Jamestown Soccer Association’s recreational league. Enrollment is open to children ages 4 to 14. Deadline is Friday, Aug. 17. To register, log on to Jamestown Soccer.net. More...

Rhythm Imaginarium comes to town Tuesday

A hands-on performance by Rick Morin’s Rhythm Imaginarium will take place at the Jamestown Philomenian Library on Tuesday, Aug. 14, from 4 to 5 p.m. More...

Four festival films to be shown at arts center

The Jamestown Arts Center will screen four films as part of the 16th annual Rhode Island International Film Festival over a two-day span. Movies begin at 8 p.m. and the cost is $10 each night. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Sue Romano took the Press to Souq Waqif, an open-air marketplace in Doha, Qatar. More...