October 25, 2012 RSS feed / About Town

Jack-O’-Lantern Jog slated for Sunday

The 24th annual Jack-O’-Lantern Jog will take place on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 1 p.m. at the fire station. Awards will be given for best costume, best group costume, best duo costume, best youth costume and hardest costume to run in. More...

Baptist church to hold veteran-related forum

Steve Frye, the founder of USA Battle Buddies, will speak on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 11 a.m. at Central Baptist Church. USA Battle Buddies is a program that provides service dogs to disabled American veterans. More...

Get flu vaccinations Thursday at Melrose

A flu clinic will take place at the Melrose Avenue School from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25. More...

Fundraiser planned to benefit local hospital

A Swap & Shop for Charity event will take place at the home of Regina Bourne at 431 Sampan Ave. on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. The fundraiser will benefit the oncology department at Women and Infants Hospital. More...

CIAA plans its next Town Hall art exhibit

The next juried show by the Conanicut Island Art Association will be on display at Town Hall from Nov. 8 to Jan. 10. The exhibit is titled “By the Brush.” Up to three pieces may be entered. Nonmembers are welcome. More...

Halloween story time at arts center Tuesday

The Jamestown Philomenian Library and the Jamestown Arts Center will co-sponsor a Halloween themed story time on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 4:30 to 5 p.m. at the arts center The event is for children 12 and younger. More...

Arts center will host horror fest Friday

A horror fest at the Jamestown Arts Center will be held on Friday, Oct. 26, beginning at 7 p.m. Movies that will be shown are submissions from the Rhode Island International Film Festival. There will 10 short films. Cost is $10. More...

Tickets on sale for art center’s fall fundraiser

A salsa dance lesson will be held at the Jamestown Arts Center on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sydonee Harris will be the instructor. Cost is $15 per person. No partner or dance experience is necessary. More...

Open house Thursday at island liquor store

The Chamber of Commerce will sponsor an open house at Jamestown Wine & Spirits on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. The event will include appetizers and refreshments. There will also be a business-card drawing. More...

Bridges art display comes down Nov. 1

Conanicut Island Art Association’s exhibit of art from Bridges residents will remain on display on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Town Hall until Thursday, Nov. 1. All purchased work must be picked up at Town Hall on Nov. More...

Tryouts Saturday for spring soccer season

The Jamestown Soccer Association will hold informal tryouts for the spring season on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Eldred Avenue fields. All interested players in the U8 to U14 divisions should arrive at 12:45 p.m. to check in. More...

Musicians have until Tuesday to register

The Jamestown Philomenian Library is looking for local musicians – both singers and instrumentalists – to perform in its 2013 music program. More...

Dog parade Saturday begins at fire station

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...

Conservation forum Thursday at library

A forum will be held with Lisa Primiano, deputy chief of the Department of Environmental Management’s State Land Conservation and Acquisition Program, on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. More...

Island author will talk about book proposals

Roger Marshall, author of 15 books and a columnist for the Jamestown Press, will talk to aspiring authors about how to write a book proposal on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. More...

Volunteers needed to clean up Hull Cove

The Surfrider Foundation will coordinate a coastal cleanup at Hull Cove on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes and gloves. More...