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Emily Dickenson's Birthday & Harbor Management Meeting

Your guide for life in North Kingstown today, Dec. 12.

Celebrate Emily Dickinson's birthday at the NK Free Library today.
Celebrate Emily Dickinson's birthday at the NK Free Library today.

Emily Dickinson’s birthday party: The NK Free Library is celebrating Emily Dickenson’s birtday. Poet Emily Dickinson was born Dec. 10, 1830, in Amherst Mass. Join Poet Emily Dickinson was born December 10, 1830, in Amherst Massachusetts.  Join Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) member and Dickinson enthusiast Susan Berman to celebrate the poet’s birthday (two days late) by enjoying cakes and tea and reading some of her poems. Bring one or two of your favorites to read, or just come to hear others read. 6:30 p.m. Register please.

Harbor Management Commission meeting: They meet at Town Hall. Here’s the agenda. 7 p.m.

On Friday …

Intro to Homeschooling: ENRICHri, a nonprofit secular organization, provides support and guidance for homeschooling families in Southern New England. Bev Burgess, State Coordinator for ENRICHri, and Melissa Robb, a homeschooler with six years of experience and an ENRICHri Board member,  will present this program that covers the basics of homeschooling. 10 a.m.

On Saturday …

Newtown Anniversary: One year ago, right next door in our sister state Connecticut, the unthinkable happened – 26 young children and adults were gunned down at an elementary school. People are marking the day in different ways – Patch invites you to send a note to Newtown here. Some area churches are are also ringing their bells at 9:35 a.m. If you have another idea, share it in the comments section below.

Stone Ridge Candlelight Tour: The Stone Ridge Neighborhood Association om East Greenwich holds its annual Luminaria Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. (rain date Sunday, Dec. 15). The neighborhood provides an outdoor display for the holidays which includes traditional holiday decorations and thousands of paper bag lanterns decorating curbs, driveways and walkways. Last year the neighborhood was lined with over 3,000 lit lanterns. Come drive slowly through the neighborhood with headlights dimmed.

And …

Little Picture Show @ Wickford Art Assoc.: The Wickford Art Association gallery features Our Little Picture Show from Nov. 22 to Dec. 18 at our gallery at 36 Beach St. in North Kingstown. The Little Picture Show is our last gallery event of the year. All the artwork in this exhibit is 8" x 10" or under and priced to sell. If you (or someone on your Christmas list) like art, this is a good opportunity to pick up a wonderful, moderately priced piece from a talented local artist.


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