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Monday Essentials: Garden Club Gathers, 'Producers' Airs, Get 'Taste of Barrington'

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Poster for 'Taste of Barrington' Credit: EBCH
Poster for 'Taste of Barrington' Credit: EBCH

Here are some things to know about this week – mostly on Tuesday, Jan. 21 -- in and around Barrington:

The Barrington Garden Club presents Rhode Island landscape architect Chuck Carberry at its monthly meeting Tuesday, Jan. 21, noon at Barrington Public Library. Carberry will share his secrets for attracting butterflies and other beneficial visitors to your garden. He has designed exhibits for the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center, the Rhode Island Spring Flower and Garden Show and the East Side Floral and Antique Festival. Visitors are welcome; the guest fee is $5.

Barrington Public Library screens “The Producers” on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 6:30 pm in the theater-like auditorium. The movie stars Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman and Will Ferrell. One of Broadway’s most successful producers, but with a string of flops, collaborates with accountant Leo Bloom on a show that they believe can raise more money in one night if it flops than if they have a hit. Free and open to all. For questions, contact the Reference Desk at 401-247-1920 X2.

weekly “brown bag lunch” series for East Bay business women continues on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the East Bay Chamber of Commerce, 16 Cutler St., Warren. The women’s winter series is hosted by W.E.B.O.N.D. (Women's Empowerment and Business Owners Networking Development) and sponsored by RE/MAX River’s Edge from 12 to 1 pm. Terrie Wildemann speaks tomorrow on “Intuitive Leadership.” Admission is $5 a week.

Another “Great Places” workshop takes place on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 5 pm in the Council Chambers in Barrington Town Hall. It’s part of the final round of a series that is part of the RhodeMap RI planning process to produce a comprehensive statewide planning strategy that also includes plans for housing and economic development. The Great Places work includes the identification, mapping and intersection of Green Resources, Economic Resources and Social Resources. The purpose of this final round of workshops is to bring together the entire analysis to provide a comprehensive look at priorities for conservation and development across the state.  The feedback from these workshops will be used to shape new state policies for economic development, housing, environmental protection, and land use as part of a broader, comprehensive statewide strategy. Each workshop is focusing on a different region of the state. For more information, contact Melanie Jewett Army, the  Supervising Planner at the Rhode Island Division of Planning, at melanie.army@doa.ri.gov or 401-222-6183.

Meet the crew behind the brew made by Bucket Brewery of Pawtucket, Rhode Island’s newest craft beer brewery, as it introduces its products in the East Bay on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 6 pm at Brickyard Wine & Spirits, 1 Waseca Ave. They’ll be selling 64 ounce growlers of four Bucket Beers: Rhode Scholar (Kolsch). Pawtucket Pail Ale, Park Loop Porter and 13th Original Maple Stout.

Get a great Taste of Barrington on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 6 pm in the vacant storefront behind CVS Pharmacy (former AAA offices) in the Barrington Shopping Plaza. The event benefits the East Bay Coalition for The Homeless. Sample the best food and wine offered in the East Bay, including Grapes & Grains, Pizzico, Chomp, Trendy's Pizza, Aquidneck Honey, Billy's, Table, Blue Water Grille, Persimmon Provisions, Dave's Coffee, 195 Franklin, Sweet Lorraine's and more. Admission is a $20 donation. You can buy tickets online or at the door. For more information, send an email to info@eastbayhomeless.org or call Tracy at (401) 345-6373 or the EBCH Office (401) 437-5104.

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