Here are some things to know about this week, Oct. 28-Nov. 3, in and around Barrington:
Make “Monster Brownies and Bracelets” today, Oct. 28, from 6:30 to 8 pm in the Barrington library. You can decorate brownies using various ghoulish but edible toppings and make a furry monster bracelet you can wear for Halloween. It’s for children ages 11 and older.
New York Times bestselling author Marie Force will host a two-day Independent Author Symposium on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1-2, during which she will share insights that have helped her to sell more than one-million self-published e-books. It starts Friday at 6 pm at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick. She will be joined by blogger and author Penny Watson, who will lead several of the educational sessions. Watson frequently tours New England giving workshops on social media etiquette, promotion and blogging/book reviewing.
Experience the Enchantment of Korea on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 1 pm in the Barrington Public Library. A multimedia presentation will bring to life Korea's rich and unique cultural heritage, from colorful art to modern Korea. The presentation includes a documentary film about Korean artifacts and industry and the reenactment of a traditional Korean wedding. Participants will also enjoy a traditional Korean meal prepared by members of the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project. Works of art, including paintings, objects, and costumes, will be on display. The Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project is a not-for-profit organization that was formed in 2005 to promote Korean history and culture to the wider world.
Tour by bus on Saturday afternoon historic sites in in Barrington, Warren and Swansea that relate to the founding of the First Baptist Church in Swansea. The 1 pm tour starts and ends at the church at 21 Baptist St., Swansea. For reservations, call Robyn at 508-679-8921. Refreshments will follow the tour. Cost is $15.
Super Dog Adoption Day on Saturday, Nov. 2, will feature more than 150 dogs and puppies looking for loving families to adopt them. Make a same-day adoption with a pre-approved application at AlwaysAdopt.com. Event includes free admission with on site veterinarians, dog trainers and adoption counselors. It starts at 10 am at Clark Farms, 2984 Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry Highway, Matunuck,
NaNoWriMo comes to the Barrington library starting Friday, Nov. 1 and running through November. You can write a novel in the library. Bring your pens, pencils, notebooks and electronic gizmos. Sign up by visiting or calling the Reference Desk at 401-247-1920 x 2, or online at http://goo.gl/5lpW6r. After registration, you will receive information on how to set up your NaNoWriMo.com account. Participants will also earn raffle tickets each time they visit the library to write or for attending one of the many writing and publishing events happening at the library in November. Prizes will be drawn weekly. NaNoWriMo is free and open to teens and adults. To learn more, visit www.nanowrimo.org or get your questions answered by Community Services Librarian Jessica D’Avanza at firstname.lastname@example.org.