Programs

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 6:30pm

Sailors from the USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship in the USN, will present this special program as part of 2015 Navy Week. Dressed in 1812 period uniform, they will discuss the history of the ship from construction to how it was used in its heyday. Navy Week is designed to provide residents an opportunity to learn about the Navy, its people, and its importance to national security and prosperity.

May is Mental Health Month

The Duncan family founded the the Rainbow Fund in memory of their daughter, Cassandra Grace, who took her own life just before she turned 15 on December 26, 2005. It is the Duncan’s mission to help bring mental health issues to the forefront of our collective social awareness. Cindy Duncan will tell us what she has learned about suicide and mental illness. She will also update us on how this year's Rainbow Race (to be held on May 9th) went. Registration requested but not required.
For more information about the fund and the race: facebook.com/RainbowFund 

Monday, June 1, 2015 - 6:00pm

Selma chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Starring David Oyelowo, 2015, PG-13, 128 min.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 6:30pm

Edwin Jose ‘Eddie’ Soares (1913-1993), a lifelong resident of Fox Point, was a renowned Rhode Island jazz pianist. He performed solo and with numerous famous musicians, and for over thirty-five years with Tony Tomasso’s Jewels of Dixie. Sylvia Ann Soares will give an illustrated talk about his life, his ties to the Cape Verdean community and his music. The talk will be preceded by an audio recording of Eddie Soares performing. This project was funded by a grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. Please register.

Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 10:00am

More than 100 years ago when New Englanders began the transition from small family graveyards located on the family farm to large centrally located public cemeteries, landscape architects and designers envisioned the cemeteries they were planning as beautiful public places for peaceful contemplative introspection. Join Tim Cranston at North Kingstown’s most attractive public park and garden, the Quidnessett Cemetery on Post Road, and learn about the history of this beautiful place and some of the remarkable folks that “rest eternal” therein. We’ll meet in the parking lot behind the office at 6365 Post Rd. Registration is required!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 9:30am

Join us for a very special event as Mira Jacob makes a personal appearance at NKFL thanks to Robin Kall of Reading with Robin! Hear what the author herself has to say about her wildly popular book, The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing. Please register.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 6:30pm

Learn the 10 questions we should ask ourselves when de-cluttering. Once we are de-cluttered, how to we stay that way? Come find out in this helpful and fun presentation by Kristin MacRae of Organizing in RI. Plus, tips for organizing and how not to be overwhelmed. Please register.

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