−Book Signing and Discussion at RFL @ Rogers Free Library7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Rogers Free Library will have a discussion and book signing with John Barylick, author of “Killer Show: The Station Nightclub Fire, America’s Deadliest Rock Concert” on Monday November 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the Herreshoff Community Room.+7:00 pmBook Signing and Discussion at RFL @ Rogers Free Library
−Macaroni and Meatball Supper @ Elk’s Lodge5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Bristol Fourth of July Committee sponsors this dinner. All proceeds will be used to sponsor the 2013 Fourth of July celebration. Tickets will be sold at the door or in advance.+5:00 pmMacaroni and Meatball Supper @ Elk’s Lodge
−Basic Rights in Special Education Workshop @ Edward R. Martin Middle School Library6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Registration Required See information below.
East Providence Local Advisory Committee Hosts RIPIN Workshop: Basic Rights in Special Education
Navigating special education and related services for children with disabilities is the focus of this workshop. Participants will receive an overview of parent’s rights, responsibilities and will learn the laws that affect special education in Rhode Island.
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FREE Workshop — Registration is Required.
- where: East Providence Public Schools
- Martin Middle School Library
- 111 Brown Street, East Providence, RI
- when: Wednesday, November 28, 2012
- time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
To register contact: Deb Belanger at 270-0101, ext. 109 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Register on-line at www.ripin.org
Pre-Registration Deadline: November 21, 2012
To view or download a schedule of RIPIN workshops,
please visit www.ripin.org For more information about RIPIN
workshops, contact Deb Belanger at(401) 270-0101 x109 800-464-3399 email@example.com+6:30 pmBasic Rights in Special Education Workshop @ Edward R. Martin Middle School Library
−Zumba for Hugh Cole School Playground Fund! @ Hugh Cole School - GYM6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
ZUMBA for a New Playground!!!
Come and help us raise money to complete the Hugh Cole Playground Project.
**Please note the dates are once a month for Nov. and Dec. !!
Wednesday November 28, 2012 & Wednesday December 19, 2012
6:30 to 7:30 in the GYM
Admission – $10 per person Childcare – $1 per child
Bring a towel and a water bootle and get ready to GET YOUR ZUMBA ON!!!+6:30 pmZumba for Hugh Cole School Playground Fund! @ Hugh Cole School - GYM
−Zumba Night @ Hugh Cole Elementary School gym6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Event will raise funds for the Hugh Cole Playground Fund. Another $5,000 is still needed to complete the project, which is planned to be installed in the spring of 2013. Donations can be sent as a check or money order (payable to BWPA Hugh Cole School with “Playground” written on the memo line) to Hugh Cole School, Attn: Playground Fund, 50 Asylum Road, Warren, RI 02885.+6:30 pmZumba Night @ Hugh Cole Elementary School gym
−Beaver Moon Contra Dance @ Sandywoods Center for the Arts7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Celebrate the full moon by welcoming Perpetual e-Motion, a young duo from Maine that has been taking the contra dance world by storm. All dances are taught by an experienced caller, and beginners will receive a warm welcome.+7:00 pmBeaver Moon Contra Dance @ Sandywoods Center for the Arts
−“Pina” screened in Tiverton @ The Meeting House7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Four Corners Arts Center shows the 2011 film as part of its Fall Film Series. The feature-length dance film, directed by Wim Wenders, focuses on the inspiring art of the German choreographer Pina Bausch, who died in 2009.+7:30 pm“Pina” screened in Tiverton @ The Meeting House
−Lecture by Leonard Pitts Jr. @ Roger Williams University’s Campus Recreation Center7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Leonard Pitts Jr., the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, will discuss the history — and the future — of race in America in a presentation titled “After Race.” It’s being presented as part of Roger Williams University’s Presidents Distinguished Speakers Series.+7:30 pmLecture by Leonard Pitts Jr. @ Roger Williams University’s Campus Recreation Center
−Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. to Speak at Roger Williams University @ Roger Williams University7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Twice each week, millions of newspaper readers seek out the rich, uncommonly resonant voice of Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. And countless others have devoured his critically acclaimed books, including his most recent, the 2012 novel titled “Freeman.”
On Wednesday, Nov. 28, members of the public are invited to spend an evening with Pitts as part of the President’s Distinguished Speakers Series at Roger Williams University.
In a presentation titled “After Race,” Pitts will share his ideas on the history, and the future, of race in America. Race is a concept ephemeral in nature, he says, yet one that has formed the basis for this country’s history, so much of it awful. The conversation at Roger Williams will examine what that portends in an America that is now undergoing profound demographic change.
“I have followed Mr. Pitts’ columns for many years and have always been impressed not only with his writing, but also with his perspectives and how he frames them,” says RWU President Donald J. Farish. “Speaking for our students and faculty in journalism and creative writing, and for all of us on campus, we are grateful for the opportunity to welcome a Pulitzer Prize winner and exceptional author to Roger Williams.”
Pitts is a Miami Herald columnist who has worked for more than 36 years as a writer, college professor, radio producer and a lecturer. Nowhere was his connection with readers demonstrated more forcefully than in the reaction to his column, “We’ll Go Forward From This Moment,” on the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks – an angry, defiant response to the terrorists still widely quoted more than a decade later.
In 2009, he published two books that propelled him into a career as a novelist. After the debut of his collection of newspaper columns, “Forward From This Moment,” Tavis Smiley of PBS called Pitts “the most insightful and inspiring columnist of his generation.” Later that year, Pitts published his first novel, “Before I Forget,” which Publisher’s Weekly called a “a rare, memorable debut.”
Race is a topic that Pitts has explored freely, both through his newspaper commentary and in “Freeman,” which tells the tale of a runaway slave in the months following the Confederate surrender and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Like much of Pitts’ work, the book was widely praised – PBS journalist Gwen Ifill called it “a story of love and redemption which challenges everything we thought we knew about how our nation dealt with its most stubborn stain,” and author and journalist Herb Boyd described it as “a beguiling, cinematic love story.”
Pitts’ lifelong devotion to writing has yielded critical acclaim and stellar results, chief among them the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for commentary. He is a three-time recipient of the Award of Excellence from the National Association of Black Journalists and a seven-time recipient of the Society of Professional Journalists’ Green Eyeshade Award, among other accolades.
The Nov. 28 presentation will take place in the Campus Recreation Center on the University’s Bristol campus at One Old Ferry Road. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the event will begin at 7:30 p.m. A book signing with the author will immediately follow the presentation.
The event is free and open to the public; no advance tickets are required. For more information, call (401) 254-3154.
The President’s Distinguished Speakers Series at Roger Williams University launched in October 2011 and to date has welcomed two guests – ambassador, activist and public servant Andrew Young and science writer and bestselling author Dava Sobel – to campus. The series invites thought leaders from a wide range of disciplines to share perspectives, inspire conversations and enrich the intellectual lives of students, faculty and staff at Roger Williams as well as members of the local community.
As part of the series, each guest is invited to devote much of the daylong visit to direct engagement with students in classroom sessions, offering RWU students unique opportunities for one-on-one interactions with some of the world’s leading authors, scholars, artists and public servants.+7:30 pmPulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. to Speak at Roger Williams University @ Roger Williams University
−ART Night @ Catch the trolley from one of 20 stops in Warren and Bristol.5:00 am – 9:00 am
This month’s ART Night features two artists opening their studios for open tours: David Ferro, a designer who crafts weathervanes, is located at studio #225 at 30 Cutler St., Warren. Visit ceramic sculptor Ellen Blomgren, who specializes in animal creations for the garden, at studio #129 in the same complex. Ride the free trolley, visit more than 20 galleries and take a rare peek inside artists’ studios to see how creative works come to life. ART Night is a partnership between the Warren Arts Initiative and Bristol Independent Galleries and runs on the last Thursday of every month from March through November.+5:00 amART Night @ Catch the trolley from one of 20 stops in Warren and Bristol.