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Monday Essentials: Vets Day; Jazz Legend; Autumn Auction; Toe Jam Puppet Band

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Toe Jam Puppet Band
Toe Jam Puppet Band

Here are some things to know about this week, Nov. 11-12, in and around Barrington:

The United Veterans Council of Barrington hosts a ceremony today, Nov. 11, Veterans Day to recognize all veterans. It takes place at the Honor Roll and veterans memorial near Town Hall at 11 am.

To celebrate National Novel Writing Month, the Barrington Public Library will screen two films this week that celebrate the Great American Novel. “Grapes of Wrath” airs Tuesday at 7 pm; it stars Henry Fonda and was directed by John Ford. “The Great Gatsby” airs on Thursday at 7 pm; it stars Leonardo DiCaprio and was directed by Baz Luhrmann.

The East Bay Chamber of Commerce, 16 Cutler St., hosts a Holiday Shopping and Professional Services Fair on Tuesday, Nov. 12, starting at 4 pm. Local vendors will offer tables filled with products and services to give you a head start on holiday shopping. Or just come to mingle.

Roger Williams University welcomes jazz legend Freddy Cole and his quartet for an intimate and free performance with saxophonist Harry Allen, a virtuoso jazz musician in his own right, who grew up in Burrillville. The concert starts at 7:30 pm in Global Heritage Hall on the campus at One Old Ferry Road.

The Roger Williams University School of Law presents a two-day conference on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15-16, on  “The ERA in the 21st Century: Where Have We Come From, and Where Will We Go?” It runs from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m on Friday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Full schedule and registration details available at http://www.rwu.edu/go/era/.

Barrington Presbyterian Church, 400 County Road, holds its Autumn Auction on Friday from 7-9 pm. Come and bid on jewelry, art, services, gift cards/baskets and more. There will be light refreshments and live music as you bid. For more information, contact the church office at (401)-245-2218

On Saturday from 3-4 pm at Barrington Middle School, sing and dance along with the Toe Jam Puppet Band, an interactive experience that is fun for young children and adults alike. Toe Jam combines music with dancing, puppetry and storytelling. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 per person at the door, or $30 max per family. For more information, contact Gayle Justynski at the Barrington Early Childhood Center at (401) 246-0037 or visit www.beccri.org.

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