Five Things: Graffiti, Pirates, & More
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, Aug. 4.
Great Graffiti Contest: The East Greenwich Housing Authority and the Town of East Greenwich are sponsoring the annual Great Graffiti Contest today from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at London and Duke streets. The event is free and open to the public (rain date is Sunday Aug. 5). Join in, or come as a spectator – either way, it’s a great event! And, a favor – if you do go, please take a few photos and send them to me at email@example.com. I’m going to visit my daughter in NYC tomorrow so I won’t be able to be there! Thanks.
Pirates! at Smith’s Castle: Set sail for an adventure at Smith’s Castle in North Kingstown to see PIRATES! Against All Flags. Neal Kirk (aka Captain William Kidd) founder/commander of Free Men Of the Sea, a pirate living-history reenactment group, will display his exhibit of original and reproduction artifacts to depict the reality and myths about the Golden Age of Piracy. PIRATES! Against All Flags focuses on the pirates of the Red Sea trade that were common in New England from about 1690 to 1720. Get a glimpse into the fact and folklore of the pirates of long ago. View a variety of period weapons, an array of pirate flags, period coins, examples of what treasure pirates really sought, pirate books and movie costumes, types of punishments, and other essential pirate paraphernalia. If you love things piratical, you’ll enjoy this exhibit. Admission to the indoor PIRATES! exhibit is $8 adults, $3 children 6-12, and free for children under 6. Rated “Arrrr” for all ages! The exhibit will be available for viewing from noon to 4:00 pm on every Saturday in August.
R.I. Children’s Chorus auditions: The award-winning R.I. Children's Chorus will hold new member auditions for boys and girls ages 7 to 17 for the upcoming 2012-13 season on today at St. Luke's Church from 2 to 4 p.m. Children will meet with artistic director Christine Noel for a brief private audition. No prior experience is necessary. The child will be helped in some vocal warm-ups and be asked to sing a simple song, i.e. Happy Birthday, or one of their own choosing. No appointment is necessary. For more information, visit the website at www.richildrenschorus.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Brava Elizabeth Beisel: We are more than proud of you. Congratulations on your bronze medal in the 200 backstroke!
Readers’ Choice – Keep voting! We are still looking for votes for the couple dozen Readers’ Choice polls current running on the site. What’s your favorite town event? Or your favorite place for nightlife? What about the best place to get a massage? We want to know! For a list of all the polls, click here.