December 5, 2013 RSS feed / About Town

Illumination at East Ferry Saturday night

The 34th annual Christmas tree lighting at East Ferry will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Jamestown Community Band will perform and refreshments will be served. More...

Community chorus plans holiday show

The Jamestown Community Chorus will present its holiday concert on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the recreation center. The show will feature popular songs from the 1940s, traditional carols, readings from Dickens, and a sing-along. More...

Harpists to play at St. Mark Thursday

Two harp concerts will be held at St. Mark Church on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 2 and 7 p.m. The shows will feature Grace Cloutier and Katherine O’Neill. Admission is free. More...

Central Baptist to hold annual Christmas fair

Central Baptist Church will hold its annual Christmas fair on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The fair will offer locally decorated wreaths, gift baskets, hand-knitted cowls, potted paperwhite bulbs and baked goods. More...

Create gingerbread castles at workshop

A workshop to teach children how to build gingerbread castles will be held at the library on Friday, Dec. 13, from 3 to 4 p.m. Kathy Brownell will lead the seminar. The event is open to children between the ages of 5 and 12. More...

Live concert at Island Heron on Friday night

Acoustic musician Matt Harke will perform at the Island Heron on Friday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. Cost is $10. Refreshments will be provided. Harke, a singer and songwriter, has recorded three albums. More...

Garden club to host Christmas luncheon

The Quononoquott Garden Club will hold its final meeting of 2013 at the Conanicut Yacht Club on Monday, Dec. 9, starting at 11 a.m. New club officers will be installed. A Christmas luncheon at noon will follow the business meeting. More...

Little-Picture show at Melrose School

Artists are invited to submit original paintings, prints and photographs for a little-picture show that will be held at Melrose School during the Conanicut Island Art Association’s holiday craft sale on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Bazaar this Saturday at St. Mark Church

St. Mark Church will hold its annual Christmas bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items in the silent auction include a one-week vacation to Mount Snow, a private cruise on Newport Harbor, and Tiffany lamps. More...

Yard sale Saturday to benefit D.C. field trip

A yard sale will take place at the Narragansett Avenue fire station on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Parents of eighth-graders will organize the sale in order to fund Lawn School’s annual trip to Washington, D.C. More...

Holiday arts market to feature local work

The Jamestown Arts Center will host a holiday arts market on Friday, Dec. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. About 25 artists, designers and craftspeople will be on display to sell their work. Admission is free. More...

Chamber will host holiday party Dec. 12

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce will hold its holiday party on Thursday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m. at Plantation at the Bay. Cost is $35 per person. More...

Open house on Sunday at Beavertail museum

The Beavertail Lighthouse Museum will host an open house on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. On display will be the recently remodeled keeper’s and assistant keeper’s homes. More...

Free gift wrapping at library book sale

The library will hold its annual holiday book sale on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 1 to 5 p.m. Available will be barely used books that shoppers can purchase to give as presents. More...