−Mount Hope Farm Farmfest @ Mount Hope Farm12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
This free event celebrates the history and beauty of the farm and families can participate in a variety of fun, historic and educational activities. Take a guided tour of the historic 1745 Governor Bradford House, the 1800s Barn, Cove Cabin and other landmarks on the 127-acre property. The 2nd Rhode Island Regiment will provide live re-enactments of Continental Army life and The Bristol Train of Artillery will have an encampment. Younger visitors can participate in educational scavenger hunts, visit the goats and chickens, and then ride the hay wagon to the Cove Cabin.+12:00 pmMount Hope Farm Farmfest @ Mount Hope Farm
−Film: “The Tillinghast Nightmare” @ Barrington Public Library2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This documentary film explores the 18th century “vampire exorcisms” in Exeter, in which several bodies were dug up, the hearts cut out and burned.+2:00 pmFilm: “The Tillinghast Nightmare” @ Barrington Public Library
−Atwater-Donnelly Duo @ Weaver Memorial Library7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The husband-and-wife duo blends gorgeous vocals with an astounding array of instruments including the mountain dulcimer, old-time banjo, tin whistle, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, limberjacks, feet and more.+7:00 pmAtwater-Donnelly Duo @ Weaver Memorial Library
−Atwater-Donnelly in Free Concert at the Weaver Library @ Weaver Library7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Weaver Library is thrilled to host a free concert with the highly-praised husband-wife duo who blend gorgeous vocals with an astounding array of instruments including the mountain dulcimer, old-time banjo, tin whistle, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, limberjacks, feet and more. Based in Rhode Island, and now calling the East Bay home, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly have traveled extensively for twenty-five years in the United States, with occasional trips to Ireland, England, and Canada to perform their unique blend of traditional American and Celtic folk music and dance, along with original songs and poetry.+7:00 pmAtwater-Donnelly in Free Concert at the Weaver Library @ Weaver Library
−RWU to hold panel discussion: “Scientific Controversies and the Presidential Election” @ Roger Williams University6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Roger Williams University science professors will help voters discern fact from fiction in “Roundtable: Scientific Controversies and the 2012 Presidential Election,” to be held at Roger Williams University on Tuesday, October 16 at 6 p.m.
Four professors of science and political science will discuss how each presidential candidate’s platform frames the science of such hot-topic issues as women’s health, stem cell research, climate change, energy policies and sustainability.
“We need to educate the public, to prevent the rejection of science by our politicians and their electorate who, even though living in a country with the best universities, at present, dismiss scientific realities essential for our survival,” says Professor Avelina Espinosa, one of the panelists and also the moderator. “And it is not only evolution (her area of expertise) that is rejected but also climate change research, stem cell studies, cloning and vaccinations.”
Other panelists include professors June Speakman, Loren Byrne and Charlie Thomas.
Two student producers will present questions from the audience and from the HawkTheVote Media Lab team, journalism students who are producing this event and reporting on election issues on Twitter. (Follow their election coverage on @HawkTheVote and @HawkTheVoteenes.)
The roundtable discussion is Tuesday, October 16 at 6 p.m. in Global Heritage Hall G01. It is free and open to the public. The Media Lab team will also produce live streaming of the event on www.HawkTheVote.com. The website will go live next week and viewers can link to it through PDQ@RWU.
On the agenda
Each panelist will speak about different areas:
• Avelina Espinosa, Associate Professor of Biology, will talk about science, evolutionary literacy, basic research funding, stem cell research, and vaccinations
• June Speakman, Professor of Political Science, will talk about the policies and politics of women’s health
• Loren Byrne, Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Science, will talk about sustainability and climate change
• Charlie Thomas, Associate Professor of Engineering, will talk about issues related to energy policies+6:00 pmRWU to hold panel discussion: “Scientific Controversies and the Presidential Election” @ Roger Williams University
−Portsmouth Rotary Club’s Second Annual ” Wine and Cheese Social” @ Valley Inn6:15 pm – 8:00 pm
“The Portsmouth Rotary Club sponsors two $1000 Scholarships to graduating seniors of PHS, annual giving to East Bay Food pantries and thousands more in LOCAL charitable donations. All the money is raaised through the sponsorship of two mid Summer classical car shows and the YMCA’s annual Thankgiving Pie Run. Please come support one of Portsmouth’s oldest and most unique organizations The Rotary Club”
Non Profit Organizations and Future Rotary Members-Call and RSVP+6:15 pmPortsmouth Rotary Club’s Second Annual ” Wine and Cheese Social” @ Valley Inn
−Documentary Film, Sierra Leone Radio Journalist at Rogers Free Library Tuesday, October 16th at 7pm @ Rogers Free Library7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Leh Wi Tok (Let Us Talk), an award-winning documentary film about the power of radio as a “voice for the voiceless” in Sierra Leone, West Africa, will be held at on Tuesday, October 16th at 7 pm at the Rogers Free Library, 525 Hope Street (Route 114) in Bristol. The event is free and open to the public.
Following the fourty minute film, Hassan Koroma (pictured below), a radio station manager and journalist in Sierra Leone will share his experiences with using radio to end war and build peace in his country. Mr. Koroma will also discuss the challenges of providing election coverage for voters in a country with no central electricity and 70 percent illitercy.
Leh Wi Tok is created by Rhode Island filmmakers John Lavall (Director) and Mary Copp (Producer). The film has won numerous awards at film festivals. Visit www.lehwitok.org to learn more.
The event is hosted by The Foundation for West Africa (FWA), a Rhode Island-bassed organization that raises funds for community radio stations and networks in Sierra Leone and Liberia. FWA is founded by Barrington native Topher Hamblett, who served in the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone from 1985 to 1987. FWA is also sponsoring Mr. Koroma’s visit to Rhode Island.
For more information contact Mr. Hamblett at 401.289.0273 or email@example.com You can also visit www.tfwa.org to learn more about the organization.+7:00 pmDocumentary Film, Sierra Leone Radio Journalist at Rogers Free Library Tuesday, October 16th at 7pm @ Rogers Free Library
−Hiking & History on Prudence @ Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve9:45 am – 2:30 pm
Explore Prudence Island, rich in natural beauty and history dating back to the 1600s. You ‘ll visit old historic sights including a cemetery, one-room schoolhouse, old farm foundations, beautiful stonewalls and a mansion during the four- or five-mile walk. Bring binoculars, camera, packed lunch, at least one water bottle, insect and tick repellent, sun block, comfortable foot wear and be sure to dress for the weather.+9:45 amHiking & History on Prudence @ Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
−Film: “Singin’ in the Rain” @ Barrington Public Library1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Barrington Public Library’s film lecture series, “Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance!: The Evolution of Movie Musicals,” continues with this 1952 classic starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O ‘Connor and Jean Hagen. Librarian and film enthusiast Doug Swiszcz offers pre-film commentary.+1:00 pmFilm: “Singin’ in the Rain” @ Barrington Public Library
−Making Strides Against Breast Cancer @ Jacky’s Galaxie6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
This second annual fund-raiser supports the American Cancer Society’s Breast Cancer Awareness and Early Detection programs. In attendance will be The Pink Heals and local vendors The Pampered Chef, Flippity Fun Wear, Herbalife, Tupperware, Lia Sophia, Silpada, 31, Club Canine, A Moment in Time Photography, Tastefully Simple, Pink Zebra and others. Some vendors are donating a portion, if not all, of their proceeds. Donations payable to the American Cancer Society will be accepted.+6:00 pmMaking Strides Against Breast Cancer @ Jacky’s Galaxie