Here are some things to know about this weekend, Jan. 25-26, in and around Barrington.
Get a great Taste of Barrington and more on Saturday 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Tracy at (401) 345-6373 or the EBCH Office (401) 437-5104.
St. Luke’s School, 10 Waldron Ave., hosts an open house on Sunday from 12:30 to 2 pm. Meet the teachers, staff and families. And get the first look at the projects created by students for the annual Science Fair and Invention Convention that runs all next week at the Catholic school for students in preschool through eighth grade.
The Barrington Early Childhood Center, 27 College Lane, also hosts an open house on Sunday. It runs from 2 to 4 pm. Meet theteachers and explore the environment at the preschool for kids from 2 to 5. Call (401) 246-0037 or visit www.beccri.org for more details.
The Baptist Church in Warren presents The Rev. Dr. Albert Brinson, a lifelong friend of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on Sunday afternoon to talk about the slain Civil Rights’ leader's legacy. His talk starts at 3 pm as part of the year-long lecture series celebrating the founding of the church 250 years ago. Brinson is the retired associate general secretary of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA). With King, he helped fight for civil rights in his native Georgia and throughout the South after Martin Luther King Sr. became his surrogate father and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. became an older brother figure and mentor. A free will offering will be taken to benefit the Baptist Church’s Historic Rehabilitation Capital Campaign Fund.