October 11, 2012 RSS feed / About Town

Concert will benefit depression sufferers

The second annual benefit in the memory of Josh Barber will take place on Sunday, Oct. 14, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Narragansett Café. Josh was a Jamestown musician who committed suicide at 30 years old. More...

Meet the candidates next week at library

The Jamestown Shores Association will offer an opportunity to meet the candidates on Wednesday, Oct. 17. From 6:30 to 7 p.m., the four candidates for School Committee will be introduced. More...

Register today for Jack-O’-Lantern Jog

The 24th annual Jack-O’-Lantern Jog will take place on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 1 p.m. at the fire station. Proceeds will go toward the Parks and Recreation Department’s scholarship fund. More...

Library looking for concert musicians

The Friends of the Jamestown Library are seeking local musicians to perform in their 2013 music program. In keeping with the group’s community theme, the music program will be comprised of Jamestown musicians only. More...

Workshop planned to help teens with essays

College-bound high school seniors and juniors are invited to the Jamestown Philomenian Library for help in starting their personal essays on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. More...

Halloween parade will be held for kids, dogs

Jamestown Fitness will sponsor its annual Halloween parade for dogs and children on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m. The parade will start at the fire station and end at East Ferry. There is no fee to walk in the parade. More...

JCT tickets go on sale Friday at four locales

Tickets for the Jamestown Community Theatre’s November productions of “Once Upon a Mattress” go on sale Friday, Oct. 12. More...

Pumpkin fest, hayrides at town farm Saturday

The Jamestown Community Farm will sponsor horse-drawn hayrides and a pumpkin fest on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the farm on Eldred Avenue. More...

Learn salsa dancing tonight at arts center

Salsa dance lessons will be held at the Jamestown Arts Center on three consecutive Thursdays beginning Oct. 11 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sydonee Harris will be the instructor. Cost is $15 per person for each class, or $40 for all three lessons. More...

Forum with Town Council hopefuls on Oct. 29

The Jamestown Press will sponsor a political forum with the Town Council candidates on Monday, Oct. 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. Submit questions you would like to see asked to Tim Riel at tim@jamestownpress.com. More...

Garden club to meet at St. Matthew’s Monday

The Quononoquott Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 15, at 1 p.m. in the parish hall at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. A business meeting at 1 p.m. will be followed by a workshop at 2 p.m. More...

Register today to decorate pumpkins

Children are invited to decorate pumpkins at the Jamestown Philomenian Library on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 3:30 p.m. Paint, stickers and other decorations will be provided. Prizes will be awarded for the best pumpkins and costumes. More...

Adult hoops league tips off Wednesday

The Parks and Recreation Department will begin its over-30 men’s pick-up basketball league on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the rec center. Games will be played every Wednesday night through April. More...

Demonstration by firefighters tonight

Jamestown Cub Scout Pack 1 will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m. at Melrose Avenue School. The Jamestown Fire Department will be on hand to talk about fire safety and showcase its equipment. More...

Forum will focus on sanitation in Africa

Jamestowner Steve Mecca will speak about the town’s connection to a project in Ghana during a community forum on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 11 a.m. at Central Baptist Church. More...

Women’s club to meet Tuesday at library

The Jamestown Women’s Club will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. New members are welcome. More...

Spinnakers extends season until December

Spinnakers will remain open this fall, owner Mike Ridge announced last week. Ridge said that Spinnakers will be open to serve hungry customers through the Village Christmas Tree Lighting event in early December. More...

Photos of pets needed for 2013 HSJ calendar

The Humane Society of Jamestown is hosting a photo contest this fall. Winners will be featured in the 2013 Humane Society of Jamestown calendar. Digital photos should be sent to hsj.02835@cox.net. More...

Tickets on sale for arts center fall fundraiser

The Jamestown Arts Center will hold its annual fall fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Santa Mamba, a highenergy group that plays Latin funk and salsa music, will perform. More...