Here are some things to know about this weekend, Jan. 18-20, in and around Barrington. It's a three-day weekend for many people because of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20.
The Bay Spring Community Center presents "Stories from Snowy Lands" on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 18, as the debut of the bi-monthly Family Arts Night Series. The free show starts at 3:30 pm on the second floor of the community center at 170 Narragansett Ave. Sparky’s Puppets has been entertaining kids and families for more than 30 years from Boston to southern New England. A $5 donation would be appreciated.
The Positively Saturday Winter Series continues at the East Bay Chamber of Commerce, 16 Cutler St., Warren. Learn more about why thinking positively really matters and, even more important, how to begin to shift to this way of thinking. The session starts at 1:30 pm. Each session in the 6-part series is $20. For more information and for tickets, click here.
Textile artist Deborah Baronas of Warren speaks in the Barrington Town Museum on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 19, about her installation that is a central element of the "Barrington's Industrial Past" exhibit. Her talk begins at 2 pm. The museum is on the lower level of the Barrington library building.
Need we mention the New England Patriots playing for the NFL's American Conference Championship on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 19, in Denver against the Broncos. The game starts at 3 pm. If the Patriots win, they will head to the Super Bowl on Feb. 2 to face either the San Francisco 49ers or Seattle Seahawks in the Meadowlands in New Jersey.
Looking for something for your children to day on Monday, Jan. 20, when schools in Rhode Island are closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Providence Children's Museum presents: "MLK: Amazing Grace." Rochel Coleman and Valerie Tutson bring history to life through songs and stories as they portray civil rights activists Rosa Parks, Ralph Abernathy and others. The performance is recommended for children 5 and up. Show times are 11:30 am and 1 and 2:30 pm. Admission is $9.