Calendar of events

Wednesday, April 24

Drawing/Painting Portraits with Tiago Finato

10:00 AM
Drawing/Painting Portraits with Tiago Finato Wednesdays, April 3rd - May 8th | 10:00 am- 1:00 pm | 6 weeks $250 BAM Members | $260 Non-Members Advance your drawing/painting skills to the next level as you develop the right technique …

Women's history exhibit in Bristol

1:00 PM
In honor of Women's History Month, the Bristol Historical and Preservation Society, at 48 Court St. in Bristol, is pleased to announce a new exhibit entitled "Never Done: Women's Work in …

Aristocats Swing Jazz Quartet Concert at Seekonk Library

6:00 PM
Put some swing in your step on Wednesday, April 24th at 6:00 pm when Lloyd Kaplan’s Aristocats perform at the Seekonk Public Library. This event is free and open to the public, sponsored by The Friends of the Seekonk Public Library; no …

'Shop of Horrors' at Trinity

7:30 PM
A perennially-popular, award-winning musical, Little Shop of Horrors blends doo-wop, rock, and Motown into a charming and totally-twisted must-see Trinity Rep event. A strange and unusual plant seems …

'True West' at the Gamm

7:30 PM
In suburban California, estranged brothers Austin and Lee reunite unexpectedly in their mother’s home. Austin, a family man and budding screenwriter, is at work on a new script. Lee (played by …

Rhode Island Hospitality Association to Host Active Shooter Training Class

Join the RI Hospitality Association (RIHA) and Rhode Island State Police for an informative Active Shooter Training Course on Wednesday, April 24th at The Ballroom at the Providence G in Providence. This one-day course, open to RIHA members, will …

Westport Library Book Donation

Donate Used Books to the Westport Library April through August. The Friends of the Westport Library will begin accepting book, CD and DVD donations April 1st for the Summer Paperback Book sale and the huge Annual Book sale in September. Please, …

Thursday, April 25

Children’s story hour in Barrington

10:00 AM
Come to Barrington Books and hear Miss Margie read several theme-related story and picture books geared towards the pre-school set, followed by craft time allowing the children to express their …

Young children’s story hour

10:00 AM
Bring your little ones for stories geared for 3- to 5-year-olds. Includes a craft and light snack.

Toddler tales at the Zoo

10:30 AM
Enjoy a zooper fun story time at the zoo, every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Includes a snack and a craft/activity. Recommended for ages 3-5.

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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.