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Monday Essentials: Open Gym; TGIO Party; Festival of Lights

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Barrington's annual Festival of Lights is Saturday, Dec. 7.
Barrington's annual Festival of Lights is Saturday, Dec. 7.

Here are some things to know about this week, Dec. 2-8, in and around Barrington:

Roger Williams University continues its Great Films series on Wednesday with the Stanley Kubrick’s epic film, ”2001: A Space Odyssey.” It will be shown in the Global Heritage Hall Building, Room G01, 1 Old Ferry Road, Bristol. 

The Barrington Recreation Department’s open gym continues on Thursday evening with a drop-in basketball program for adults from 6 to 9 pm at the middle school on Middle Highway. 

All Barrington writers are invited to National Novel Writing Month’s TGIO Party (Thank Goodness it’s Over) on Thursday at 7 PM at the Barrington Public Library. The party celebrates the achievements of all those who took on the challenge of writing a 50,000 word novel in November. Sign up to read an excerpt from your novel. will be available at the event.

Barrington’s annual Festival of Lights takes place on Saturday from 1 to 5:30 pm with activities for children and adults and entertainment in and around Town Hall all afternoon. It ends with the annual tree lighting at 5:30 pm with thousands of new lights to be displayed in front of Town Hall.

The Audubon Environmental Education Center in Bristol invites you to pick out your freshly cut Christmas tree grown locally on a RI tree farm on Saturday starting at 9 am.  After browsing for your tree, you can have your child's picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus, view seasonal crafts and get your kids involved in activities just for them. Bring a donation for the RI Community Food Bank.

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