Kids’ summer reading program begins

The Jamestown Philomenian Library invites young readers to join its 2010 summer reading program, “Make a Splash – Read!” (grades pre-K to 6) and “Make Waves at Your Library” (grades 7 to 12), a state-wide reading program that includes many free events and performances open to the public. Participants are asked to read eight books – one per week – […]

Summer camp begins Monday

The Jamestown Recreation Dept. will offer a summer camp for kids in kindergarten through grade six, beginning this Monday, June 28. The weekly camp, which will run through Aug. 6, will include fun field trips and island adventures. Visit www.jamestownri.net/ rec/programs for a schedule and waiver form. Call Jill at 423-7260 or email jgoldstein@jamestownri.net for more information.

Tribal storyteller at library tonight

The Jamestown Philomenian Library invites young readers 10 and up to a performance by Thawn Harris, Narragansett Tribal Nation storyteller, tonight, Thursday, June 24, from 7 to 8 p.m. Harris shares his Narragansett culture through traditional song, dance and legends. Following in the traditions of his ancestors, he plays the cedar flute and handdrum. He is a social dancer and […]

Shores group to meet June 30

The Jamestown Shores Association will meet Wednesday, June 30, at 7 p.m. at the Jamestown Senior Center at 6 West St. The JSA is a 50-year-old neighborhood organization that began when the area was first established as a community of summer homes. All JSA members and the general public are welcome; this meeting is a potluck supper, so members are […]

Art show and reception tonight

The Conanicut Island Art Association will open its next Town Hall show, “Icons of Jamestown,” tonight, Thursday, June 24, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Town Hall meeting room. This is a juried show, and first, second and third prizes will be awarded. All are invited to attend the opening reception.

Visit Aexeous robot this Saturday

The Jamestown Philomenian Library invites school-age children and their caretakers to a demonstration by Aexeous Robot on Saturday, June 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Performances will run every 20 minutes throughout the day. Come meet Aexeous, the 12- foot tall, 800-pound robot. Aexeous has sensors and cameras all over his body, enabling him to see everything that goes […]

Meet Republican candidates July 1

The Jamestown Republican Town Committee will hold a “meet your candidates” event on Thursday, July 1, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Portuguese American Citizens Club. This event will introduce Republican candidates running for offi ce this November. Attending will be gubernatorial candidate John Robitaille; Erik Wallin, candidate for attorney general; Kernan “Kerry” King, candidate for general treasurer; and […]

Raptors land at library June 30

The Jamestown Philomenian Library invites school-age children and their caretakers to a demonstration of the Audubon Society’s Raptors of Rhode Island on Wednesday, June 30, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Demonstrations, hands-on activities and biofacts will help illuminate the fascinating lives of birds of prey. A live raptor will accompany this program.

‘Plein air’ event at Beavertail

The Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association and the Conanicut Island Art Association invite artists to participate in a “plein air” event at Beavertail Point this weekend. Participating artists will create one wet and unframed work to be displayed at the lighthouse for an auction sale. The first 100 works submitted will be hung and sold at a public silent auction on […]

A tradition worthy of your support

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been 15 years that the Rocket Dawgz – and now, its successor group, the Rocket ‘hogs – have been happily blowing up islanders’ money in a spectacular display over the waves at Mackerel Cove. The Jamestown Fourth of July fireworks have become an island tradition. And so has the group’s annual appeal for donations. […]