Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The Barrington Preservation Society Museum is open today; see its newest exhibit, 'Let's Celebrate'.
Take a look at the way Barrington feted holidays at the Town Museum operated by the Barrington Preservation Society; its latest exhibit, “Let’s Celebrate,” opened Nov. 1. Museum hours are 11 am to 3 pm Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Skip the malls on Black Friday and paint gifts for them all at the Art By You pottery and ceramic shop at Weirdgirl Creations, 33 Kent St., from 1:30 to 5 pm. Love to knit? Join the Knitters Group at the Barrington Senior Center every Wednesday at 10 am. Triton Swimming holds group workouts at 5:30 am and 8:30 am at the East Providence Boys and Girls Club, 115 Williams Ave. Click here for more details. Al Anon, a weekly meeting of adults who were raised in alcoholic homes, gathers at 7 pm at St. James …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Watch a movie at the Senior Center; practice tennis in the morning.
The Barrington/Warren Rotary Club meets at the Wharf Tavern in Warren at 6:30 pm. This week's speaker is Kate Hanley, a therapist. Her topic is "5 minute peace." The Barrington School Committee meets at 7:30 pm in the School Committee Meeting Room in Town Hall; the meeting was moved from Thanksgiving night. Take in a movie at the Barrington Senior Center at 12:30 pm every Tuesday. The Barrington Neighbors and Newcomers Club hosts tennis drills each weekday morning at 9 with a seasoned pro, doubles and singles, beginning to advanced levels, at the East Bay Tennis Club, 55 Hospital Road, Riverside. Rhythm Quest Percussion meets at 6 pm at Reynolds School, 235 High St., Bristol. The youth-based percussion ensemble is open to any child in …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Here are 5 things you should know about today for this weekend in Barrington.
Here are five things you should know about this weekend in Barrington:
Thursday, November 8, 2012
'An Education' plays in Barrington library as part of the independent film series; YMCA presents class: 'A Matter of Balance'.
The Barrington library flim series, Indy Flicks You Never Saw But Wished You Did (Or Just Want to See Again!), shows “An Education,” an award-winning film that is a coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age. Free and open to all, it airs at 7 pm in the theater-like auditorium. Thursday night Zumba classes at 426 Fitness, 426 Metacom Ave, Warren, will benefit the Warren Animal Shelter, which cares for and houses Barrington strays and pets. Donations are collected during the free classes that start at 7 pm. Margie Reed hosts a story hour for children every Thursday at 10 am at Barrington Books in the Barrington Shopping Plaza. The …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Two housing developers have asked for continuances so the Barrington Planning Board cancels its meeting.
The Barrington Planning Board has canceled its meeting scheduled for tonight because of two continuances; the Bluemead subdivision proposal will be back before the board again at the December meeting. The Barrington Lunch Referral Chapter by SBR Network meets at the Chiazza Trattoria and Bar at 12:30 pm; no reservation required. Tennis for moms and kids continues every Wednesday and Friday morning at the Barrington Middle School; a 1-hour kids' drills for children ages 5 - 12 runs at the same time mom play. It goes from 9:30 - 11:30 on Wednesday and and 10:30-12:30 on Friday. Al Anon, a weekly meeting of adults who were raised in alcoholic homes, gathers at 7 pm at St. James Lutheran Chuch, 49 Middle Highway. Love to knit? Join the …
Monday, November 5, 2012
First Monday Morning of Month Book Club to meet in library; Town Council meeting tonight to be Jeff Brenner's finale.
Join Barrington librarians Lauri Burke and Margaret McNulty for the 4th season of the First Monday Morning of the Month Book Club's Coffee & Book Chat at 10 am in the Gallery on the second floor of the library. No registration required – just drop by. The Barrington Town Council holds its November meeting tonight at 7 in the Council Chamber in Town Hall; it will be the final meeting of Jeff Brenner, a longtime councilor who did not seek re-election this year. The Barrington Neighbors and Newcomers Club runs tennis drills each morning at 9 am at Centre Court Tennis Club, 50 Hospital Road, in nearby Riverside. Contact Mary Jo Finkenstaedt or Vicky Barokha at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 508-954-4548 for more information. Triton Swimming …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Hurricane Sandy's impact closes Barrington schools again today.
The Barrington Public Schools are closed again today; so is St. Luke’s School in Barrington. Your generosity is appreciated, but please refrain from donating used books to the Friends of the Barrington Library for its annual November book sale this weekend. The library is overflowing and has no more space to store them all. Books may be donated again after the sale. The Barrington/Warren Rotary Club is scheduled to meet at the Wharf Tavern at 6:30 pm with the district governor's visit scheduled for 5 pm, weather and power permitting. Officers and directors are asked to arrive at 5:00 pm. Take in a movie at the Barrington Senior Center at 12:30 pm every Tuesday. The Barrington Neighbors and Newcomers Club hosts daily tennis drills each …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Matinee film series starring Cary Grant continues at 2 pm; appropriations committee holds annual budget hearing; Chamber to network, cut ribbon at Grapes & Grains liquor store.
A May matinee film series on Cary Grant hosted by librarian and film buff Doug Swiszcz continues today at 2 pm in the Barrington Public Library auditorium. Grant stars in “The Philadelphia Story,” a story about a socialite (Katharine Hepburn) who plans to remarry, but not if her ex-husband (Grant) can help it. The Committee on Appropriations holds the annual budget hearing on the proposed Barrington spending plans for 2012-2013 at the middle school at 7 pm. Network with fellow business professionals at Grapes & Grains on Bosworth Street starting at 5:30 pm after the East Bay Chamber of Commerce cuts a ribbon at the new liquor store at 5:15 pm. The Town Museum operated by the Barrington Preservation Society in the lower level of the library…
Monday, May 7, 2012
Barrington School Committee holds a special workshop on changing the school start times; library hosts first film in 'Teachers in Movies' series.
Dead Poets Society, starring Robin Williams, opens a four-part film series titled “Teachers in Movies” at 7 pm in the Barrington Public Library auditorium. The Barrington School Committee holds a workshop on changing the school start times in the high school library at 7 pm; results of the survey filled out by parents, teachers and students will be shared. The First Monday Morning of the Month Book Club meets at 10 am in the Barrington library. No registration needed; just drop in for a cup of coffee and a book discussion with other readers. The Recreation Department offers an open gym every Monday at 7:30 pm for basketball players 16 and over, men and women, in the Barrington Middle School. Play bridge at the Barrington Senior Center at 6…
Friday, April 20, 2012
There is plenty to do this Earth Day weekend in and around Barrington, including a Land Trust cleanup and celebration; Wheeler School 'clothing and more' sale; talk on 100-year-old Fenway Park, FAB basketball tourney.
The 64th annual “clothing and more” sale at Wheeler School in Providence continues today and Saturday starting at 10 am each day. Go to the gymnasium at 407 Brook St. on the East Side and find clothing for the whole family and many other “treasures” at greatly produced prices. The Barrington Land Conservation Trust cleans up the eastern shore of Allin’s Cove and the Third Street access to the Narragansett Bay beach on Saturday from 10 am to noon. Any help you can give would be appreciated. Click here for more information. The second annual FAB (For Anything But alcohol drugs or tobacco) 5v5 Basketball Tournament runs Saturday at the St. Andrew’s School gym in Barrington starting at 10 am with a guest speaker from AA at noon. Donations at …