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Monday Essentials: 'Earth Matters', Gun Talk, 'Rubber Ducky Race' Ends Week

Start planning your week ahead with some help from Patch.

Rubber Duck race on Woods Pond in Barrington.
Rubber Duck race on Woods Pond in Barrington.

Here some things you should know about for this week, Sept. 16-22, in and around Barrington: 

The East Bay Chamber of Commerce hosts a free workshop today titled “Grow Your Business With Email and Social Media” at 4 pm at its office at 16 Cutler St. in Warren. Learn easy-to-implement tactics for creating and measuring marketing campaigns without spending a lot of time or money. Click here to register or to learn more.

The four-week, Conservation Commission-sponsored film series, “Earth Matters,” debuts today in the Barrington library auditorium at 7 pm with “Food Inc.” – a look into America's food industry, showing how safety, health standards, and the environment often take a back seat to profits.

East Bay Citizens for Peace presents “Guns: Public Policy, Politics and Law,” a talk by Professor Carl T. Bogus of Roger Williams University School of Law, on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7 pm in the Barrington Public Library. Professor Bogus will discuss the issues of gun control and gun rights in America including why gun control is so politically difficult to achieve.

The Barrington Garden Club presents a public photographic presentation of London's Chelsea Flower Show on Tuesday, Sept. 17, starting at noon in the Barrington library. Garden designer Maureen Bovet will show slides taken from five visits to England's premier flower show, which celebrated its 100th year in May. The guest fee is $5.

The annual Barrington Education Foundation “Rubber Ducky Race” starts Saturday, Sept. 21, at 3 pm on Woods Pond near Barrington library. The fundraiser includes music, games, a bounce house and plenty of good food from 2 to 4 pm next to the pond near the library. 

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