−Seekonk Celebrates: Read! Presents Empire Falls Film Showing @ Seekonk Public Library11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Richard Russo’s tribute to life in a small New England town comes to life in this amazing HBO miniseries presentation of Empire Falls! Whether you have already read the book, or are trying to find out what all the fuss is about, join us for this community read event and help us celebrate Seekonk’s 200th anniversary!
Miles Roby and company come to life as some of today’s best actors turn in the performances of a lifetime. Ed Harris, Paul Newman, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright, Danielle Pannabaker, Helen Hunt, and many others take center stage in this HBO production. The story of a man looking for happiness for himself and his teen daughter amidst a group of friends, family, and enemies in a struggling New England town is sure to resonate with anyone who has lived in or loved the Northeast.
We will provide a sampling of diner food and other surprises this evening. If you have not read the book yet, this is your chance to see what everyone else is talking about and join the discussion! 197 minutes, not rated.
This event is free and open to the public thanks to a sponsorship from the Friends of the Seekonk Public Library. Registration is required. Call the library to reserve your space today at (508) 336-8230 or visit www.seekonkpl.org.+11:00 amSeekonk Celebrates: Read! Presents Empire Falls Film Showing @ Seekonk Public Library
−Harvest Stroll @ Barrington Town Hall12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Barrington Business Association hosts this family-friendly event featuring A Kids Cove behind town hall, pumpkin-carving, make-your-own-scarecrow, a food truck rally, a DJ and more. Beginning at 1 p.m., a hay ride will depart from town hall for a tour of the downtown business district. At each stop along the way, businesses will offer a variety of activities combining the day’s theme with their respective business.+12:00 pmHarvest Stroll @ Barrington Town Hall
−Autumn Equinox @ Hope Gallery4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Featuring Represented Artists:
Rod O’Connor – HDR Photography; Ewa Romaszewicz – Local, National & International – Oil Artist; Ian Silvia – Local, National – Blown Glass Artist; Lorraine Trenholm – Local, National & International – Oil, Pastel, Mix Media Artist.
Exhibiting until Friday, October 26, 2012
Hours: Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday – 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Friday & Saturday – 12:30 PM to 6:00 PM+4:00 pmAutumn Equinox @ Hope Gallery
−“Rehoboth Skies” Open House @ Carpenter Museum7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Astronomical Society of Southern New England (ASSNE) celebrates its annual open house in which families are invited to peer at celestial objects in a field full of astronomical telescopes. There will also be speakers and activities for kids. The evening will feature the unveiling of “The Replica of Sir William Herschel’s Telescope,” built by ASSNE members, and a demonstration of how Herschel used the instrument to discover the planet Uranus.+7:00 pm“Rehoboth Skies” Open House @ Carpenter Museum
−Dinner Comedy Show @ Nonni’s Italian Restaurant8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Comedy Factory’s Scott Higgins, David DiLorenzo and Alana Foden Susko perform.+8:00 pmDinner Comedy Show @ Nonni’s Italian Restaurant
−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