July 11, 2013 RSS feed / About Town

First concert of season Sunday at East Ferry

The Jamestown summer concert series begins Sunday, July 14, with music by the Lois Vaughan Jazz Quintet. The family-friendly concerts are free and music starts at 6:30 p.m. at East Ferry Memorial Square. More...

Watch film of 1976 tall ships celebration

The Jamestown Arts Center will present an original 16 mm film of the 1976 tall ships celebration on Thursday, July 18, at 7 p.m. More...

Annual book sale this weekend at library

The Jamestown library will hold its annual book sale this weekend, starting with a preview event on Friday, July 12, at 5 p.m. Admission is $10, free for Friends of the Jamestown Library. More...

Book discussion to be held at Baptist church

Central Baptist Church will host a discussion on the Pulitzer Prizewinning novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” on Thursday, July 11, at 6:30 p.m. The book was written by Harper Lee and published in 1960. More...

Craft show next week at recreation center

The Conanicut Island Art Association will hold its summer craft show at the recreation center on Saturday, July 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jewelry, handbags and ceramics made by local artisans will be on sale. There will be indoor and outdoor booths. More...

Free sailing at Fort Getty until Aug. 14

The Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation will offer free sailing at Fort Getty on Wednesdays through Aug. 14 for adults and children over 6 on a first-come, first-serve basis. The boats will be available from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. More...

Chamber BBQ planned at Dutch Harbor yard

The Chamber of Commerce will hold a barbecue at Dutch Harbor Boat Yard on Thursday, July 18, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The event will include hot dogs, hamburgers, refreshments and vegan options. Launch rides from the marina will be available. More...

Register for Watson Farm art workshops

Artists are invited to join instructor Natalie Pfanstiehl in a watercolor workshop at Watson Farm on Saturday, July 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Learn about medicinal plants at Watson Farm

Herbalist Kristin Minto will give a lecture on medicinal plants at Watson Farm on Sunday, July 21, at 10 a.m. Minto grew up on the farm and has been studying herbal medicine for more than a decade. More...

Doughboys will be on sale at Central Baptist

A community dinner will be held at Central Baptist Church on Friday, July 19, beginning at 5 p.m. The event will include hot dogs, hamburgers, french fries and doughboys. Diners may either eat in or take out. Call 423-1651 to learn more. More...

Island art exhibit to open later in month

The opening reception for Conanicut Island Art Association’s 39th annual members exhibit will be held on Wednesday, July 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the recreation center. Attendees will be able to vote on the people’s choice award. More...

Fools’ regatta at East Ferry next month

Save the date for the 35th annual Fools’ Rules Regatta that will take place at the East Ferry beach on Aug. 11. Entrants are allowed two hours to construct a sailing craft on the beach, and the vessels must be constructed of nonmarine items. More...