Calendar of events

Monday, June 24

Toe Jam Puppet Band

10:00 AM
Sing, dance and play the hour away with New Bedford’s favorite, the Toe Jam Puppet Band at the Buttonwood Park Zoo every Monday morning at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Norman Rockwell & His Contemporaries: Fabulous Forties to Sensational Sixties

11:00 AM
The National Museum of American Illustration (NMAI) in Newport, RI is pleased to announce the debut of its newest exhibition, Norman Rockwell & His Contemporaries: Fabulous Forties to Sensational Sixties, culminating with a celebration of the 50th …

“More Than Meets the Eye”

4:00 PM
Come to an exhibition of Jim Wright's Sculptures and Paintings. "More Than Meets the Eye". Opening Reception will be June 22nd, 4 to 7PM, Jim’s lifelong fascination with the figure can be seen in his sculptures and paintings, as can his lifelong …

Lecture: "The Revolution Goes to Sea: George Washington and America's First (sort of) Navy" presented by author Jim L. Nelson

6:00 PM
June 24th, 2019 "The Revolution Goes to Sea: George Washington and America's First (sort of) Navy" presented by author Jim L. Nelson In 1775, George Washington was appointed commander-in-chief of the newly formed Continental Army. An …

Open Mic Night @ Seekonk Library

6:00 PM
Calling local performers of all shapes, sizes, and skill levels. Whether you play an instrument, sing songs, or recite poetry, join us at the Seekonk Library for an Open Mic Night on June 24th at 6 pm so you can share your talent with the community. …

Fourth of July Concert Series in Bristol

6:30 PM
Concerts begin Thursday, June 20 and will be held nightly through July 3. For a complete schedule, Independence Park, BristolWHEN: June 20-July 3; shows begin at …

Bebop and Modern Jazz in East Providence

7:00 PM
Need a cool start to summer? Join us for a concert by the Caraher Brothers Jazz Trio at the Weaver Library on Monday. Performing jazz standards from great Bebop and Modern Jazz composers such as …

Lainey Dionne Concert at Seekonk Library

7:00 PM
Start your summer with an acoustic concert starring local artist: Lainey Dionne. The concert is on Monday, June 24th at 7 pm and immediately follows an Open Mic Night at the library in the Large Meeting Room. This program is sponsored by the Friends …

Holy Angels Church Hosting the On-The-Go Summer Special

Holy Angels Parish in Barrington will commence its seasonal festivities at the On-The-Go Summer Special, being held on Thursday, July 11 from 3:00 to 6:30pm. All are welcome to place an order for this dinner event, where delicious take-out …

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, …

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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.