Friday, August 10, 2012
The Recreation Department and the Astronomical Society of Southern New England host a night of star-gazing tonight, Aug. 10, at Barrington Beach -- if the weather cooperates.
If the weather cooperates, you will be able to gaze at the summer stars at Barrington Beach tonight, Aug. 10. The Barrington Recreation Department is teaming up with the Astronomical Society of Southern New England (ASSNE) for a night of family star-gazing at the beach. You can watch the stars from 7:30 pm to approximately 10 pm on what will be a moonless night – perfect for star-gazing. Friday’s forecast is for the possibility of thundershowers, though. Clouds would hide the stars, and thunder and lightning would chase you from the beach. So stay tuned. You will need to bring beach chairs, blankets, snacks and friends, said Katie Grove, the summer intern in charge of events. “The ASSNE will be providing multiple telescopes for viewing the…
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Astronomical society and recreation department to coordinate an evening of summer star gazing at the beach on Friday, Aug. 10.
See the summer stars at Barrington Beach on Friday night, Aug. 10. The Recreation Department is teaming up with the Astronomical Society of Southern New England (ASSNE) for a night of family star gazing at Barrington Beach. Watch the stars from 7:30 to approximately 10 pm. Bring beach chairs, blankets, snacks and friends, said Katie Grove, summer intern in charge of events. “The ASSNE will be providing multiple telescopes for viewing the stars and George Huftalen of the ASSNE will be walking around, pointing out constellations, and assisting viewers,” Grove said. Just before sunset at 7:52,” said John Taylor, recreation director, “Huftalen will invite guests to lie back, watch for meteors and satellites, listen to music as he points out …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Nightlife Orchestra returns to Tillinghast Farm in Barrington on Saturday evening for a concert by the bay.
The Nightlife Orchestra returns to Barrington Saturday evening, Aug. 4, for another free concert in the summer series. It will be plenty of swing music by Narragansett Bay. Tillinghast Farm on Nayatt Road, the local campus of the Rhode Island School of Design, hosts the third presentation of the Summer Concert Series starting at 6:30 pm. Bring your own chairs, blankets and a picnic basket and enjoy the sounds of Rhode Island's premier big band while sitting in the shade of the trees. BankNewport sponsors the concert series in partnership with the Recreation Department. Four concerts make up the series; one remains this summer. The final concert of the summer series will take place at Barrington Beach next Saturday, Aug. 18, with The …
Monday, July 16, 2012
Dozens of teens participated in a party last Friday evening on Barrington Beach sponsored by the Recreation Department.
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Monday, July 16, 2012
Dozens of teens enjoyed music, Frisbee golf, musical chairs, volleyball, tug of war, human bowling and a variety other activities last Friday evening, July 13, at Barrington Beach. It was the first “teen beach party” sponsored by the Barrington Recreation Department, which John Taylor, recreation director, described as a “win-win.” “The win in this story was the success of the beach party program for younger teenagers,” said Taylor. “Some individuals were taking guesses on how many teens would show up to this party. We know for a fact that there were more than 50 teens since the first 50 received T-shirts. There were even more in attendance enjoying food, games and talking with friends.” Taylor gave much of the credit for the success of …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The Barrington Recreation Department is hosting a free party at Barrington Beach on July 13 from 8 to 10 pm.
The Recreation Department hosts a free Teen Beach Party Friday evening, July 13, at Barrington Beach. Teens ages 13 to 19 from Barrington only are invited. The free party runs from 8 to 10 pm. A host of activities and plenty of music are planned, according to John Taylor, recreation director. Music will be provided by the HOT 106 music truck. Here’s a list of some of the activities: Ice cream from Newport Creamery will be served. So will s’mores made at a fire pit. You can win concert tickets from 92 PRO-FM.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Barrington EMTs train counselors at summer camps how to respond to emergency medical situations until professionals can arrive.
Barrington’s summer camp counselors – old and new – spent three hours on Wednesday morning getting certified in first aid and CPR. “We do train all staff in safety awareness,” said John Taylor, recreation director, which makes all the camps as safe as possible for children. Leading the training in the Council Chamber in Town Hall were Barrington EMT/cardiacs David Paull and Bob Flauss, partners on Rescue 1 and operators of CPR Training Associates. The class was requested by Taylor, said Paull, “as he feels it is essential to have the camp staff trained in CPR, AED (automated external defibrillator) use, and first aid -- and I couldn't agree more.” Paull said the camp counselors seemed “to understand a great deal of medical information …
Sunday, June 24, 2012
A trip to see Circus Smirkus in July also is being planned by the Circle of Friends Club - East Bay, sponsored by the Barrington Recreation Department.
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Sunday, June 24, 2012
More than 30 members of the Circle of Friends Club - East Bay enjoyed a Barrington Recreation Department-sponsored night at McCoy Stadium recently. Circle of Friends Club - East Bay is a club for youth – with and without disabilities -- to socialize, enjoy activities and go on fun field trips. The club also has a “peer mentor” component. The club’s next trip is a July 15 excursion to see a performance of Circus Smirkus at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Circus Smirkus is a non-profit, award winning, international youth circus based in Vermont. It travels throughout New England and New York promoting the skills, culture, and adventure of the traveling circus. Performers range in age from 10-18. The show starts at 2 pm. The club will …
Monday, April 9, 2012
You can meet the counselors and learn all about the Barrington Recreation Department summer camps on Saturday.
Register your child on Saturday for a Barrington Recreation Department summer camp this year. The Recreation Department is hosting an open house from 10 am to noon in the gallery of the Barrington library. It officially opens the registration process and offers parents a chance to meet the counselors and learn about all the summer camps. Bring your children along, of course. Programs are led by employees who have been trained and are certified in first aid and CPR. New programs have been added and you can register for swimming lessons, yoga, and Tai Chi, which will take place at the beach this summer, among many other programs. Camps offered by the recreation department have three sessions of two weeks each. Here are the camps on the …
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Barrington Recreation Department is forming an adult league to play for about 6 weeks in the middle school gym.
Do you have memories of playing Wiffle Ball in your back yard? You threw a knee-buckling curveball made possible by the aerodynamics of a plastic ball with eight perforations cut into just the right spots. Or you whacked the Wiffle ball over the fence into your neighbor’s yard. Well, here’s your chance to become a Wiffle ball superstar all over again. In the middle of winter. The Barrington Recreation Department is hosting an adult fast-pitch Wiffle ball league for anyone 18 and older. You won’t play in a back yard. You’ll play at the Barrington Middle School. Play begins on Monday, Feb. 6 from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. The league will run for approximately six weeks, ending in a championship game. You can register a team made up of the best Wiffle…
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Barrington School Committee meets in administration office; Recreation Department badminton league plays at the middle School.
The Barrington School Committee meets at 7:30 pm in the board room in the administration offices in Town Hall; you can see the meeting streamed live on your computer on the Eagle News Network. Benefit the Warren Animal Shelter, used by Barrington for the care and treatment of stray dogs and cats, by taking a Zumba class at 426 Fitness, 426 Metacom Ave., Warren, at 7 pm. The Recreation Department’s badminton league plays at 7 pm in the Barrington Middle School gymnasium. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 6 pm at its new location, the Riverside Congregational Church, 15 Oak Ave., Riverside. Triton swimming holds a workout group for Barrington adults at 5:30 am at the East Providence Boys and Girls Club, 115 Williams Ave.