August 29, 2013 RSS feed / About Town

Book discussions at library in September

The library will host three Wednesday book discussions in September for children going back to school. Third- and fourthgraders are asked to read “Inside Out & Back Again,” a Thanhha Lai novel that won the Newbery Medal. More...

Dance performances this weekend at JAC

Double Takes, an interactive dance and video performance, will take place on Friday, Aug. 30, and Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Jamestown Arts Center. Both performances will start at 7 p.m. More...

Lego club meets next Thursday at library

The library’s Lego club will meet on the following Thursdays from 3 to 4 p.m.: Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5. Registration is limited to 30 participants. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. More...

Registration open for sign-language courses

A free 10-week course in American Sign Language will begin on Thursday, Sept. 12, from 7 to 8 p.m. The program is for Level-2 students who have already completed the beginners class. More...

Women’s club to meet Sept. 17 at Pemberton

The Jamestown Women’s Club will hold its first fall meeting at the Pemberton Avenue senior center on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. More...

Seaside Family Cruise Sunday at Fort Getty

The annual Jamestown Seaside Family Cruise will take place at Fort Getty on Sunday, Sept. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration ends at noon. All classic, custom and antique vehicles are invited to join. More...

Watson Farm plans watercolor seminar

The final watercolor workshop of the season will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Watson Farm. The workshop will be led by Natalie Pfanstiehl. More...

Fundraiser Saturday for sailing foundation

The Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation will hold its annual fundraiser at the Conanicut Yacht Club on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets cost $50 and include beer and wine. There will be a cash bar for mixed drinks. More...

Book club chooses September selection

September’s book selection for the library’s Tuesday discussion group will be Mary Sterns Mc- Gaughan’s “Dismissed with Prejudice: The Epic Battle Against Construction of an Oil Refinery in Jamestown, Rhode Island.” The More...

Volunteers needed for town’s EMS division

The Fire Department will offer EMT courses for residents who would like to be an emergency volunteer in Jamestown. A basics class will start on Sept. 10 and run into December. More...

Herbalist to discuss medicinal vinegars

Herbalist Kristin Minto will host a workshop on vinegar remedies at Watson Farm on Sunday, Sept. 8, at 10 a.m. More...

Learn about benefits exchange Wednesday

Jamestown resident Christine Ferguson, director of Health- Source RI, will give a presentation of the program at Central Baptist Church on Wednesday, Sept. 4, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. HealthSource RI is the state’s new health-benefits exchange. More...

Registration for Girl Scouts next month

Registration for the local Girl Scouts will be held at the library on Monday, Sept. 16, from 7 to 8 p.m. Registration is for new kindergarten families and for girls transferring from other troops. More...

Potluck on Labor Day at Fort Getty pavilion

The final day for the Fort Getty farmers market will be held on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the pavilion. Following the market, a community potluck will take place at 6:30 p.m. More...

Chorus welcoming singers of all ages

The Jamestown Community Chorus is seeking singers in all voice ranges and ages for its upcoming concert. Rehearsals begin Monday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. at Central Baptist Church. More...