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Community Artists Program
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Charlestown

GED Preparation Classes
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Westerly

Chess Club
6 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Westerly

The Basics of Map and Compass Navigation
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Charlestown

Financial Literacy
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Westerly

How to Move Better & Feel Better to Enjoy Life
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Westerly

Little Rhody and the Others
7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Westerly

GED Preparation Classes
9:15 a.m. - Noon Wyoming

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Local briefs for Friday, Nov. 1, 2013

Chamber luncheon features Red Sox VP

WESTERLY — Tim Zue, vice president of Business Development for the Boston Red Sox will speak at a Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck Area Chamber of Commerce business networking luncheon at The Haversham, 336 Post Road, on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at noon.

Registration is required for the luncheon. To register, call 401-596-7761, email, or visit The cost is $20 for members, $35 for non-members.

Workshop to help parents enhance sports for children

WESTERLY — As part of a targeted effort to provide the most positive environment possible for its young athletes, Westerly Recreation is sponsoring a workshop to help parents and coaches enrich sports for children. The two-hour session will be held at Tower Street School Community Center, 93 Tower St., on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m.

The workshop, provided by Positive Coaching Alliance, teaches parents how to help their kids get the most out of their sports experience. It addresses how parents can help the Westerly coaches and league administrators establish and maintain a positive competitive environment. The workshop also gives parents tips for discussing occurrences in college and professional sports with their kids to bring out life lessons.

All parents are invited and admission is free. For more information, call Anne DiOrio at 401-348-2715, or visit

David Hill to perform at Christ Church

WESTERLY — The Arts Commission of Christ Church, 7 Elm St., will host a concert by David Hill on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 4 p.m. Hill is the chief conductor of the BBC Singers, musical director of The Bach Choir, the Southern Sinfonia, the Leeds Philharmonic Society, associate guest conductor of The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, and principal conductor of Yale Schola Cantorum at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. He will play the organ and perform works by Mozart, Buxtehude, Gardonyi, Mendelssohn, Mushel, Bridge and Bach.

The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the parish hall. For more information, visit or call 401-596-4197.

Phoenix Rising plans fundraiser

STONINGTON — Phoenix Rising, 1 Pinewoods Road, will hold an Open Barn Celebration fundraising drive on Sunday, Nov. 10, from noon to 4 p.m.

The event will allow the public to meet the group’s beloved horses and see first-hand how support saves lives. There will be face-painting, a large tag sale, refreshments, and music by Joe Majesky of the Cartells.

Event to recognize National Caregiver’s Month

MYSTIC — Senior Resources Agency on Aging will host Lighting the Way in recognition of November as National Caregiver’s Month, at The Mystic Boathouse Restaurant, 8 Coogan Blvd., on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. The evening will include appetizers, raffle items, a cash bar, and music by the Sarah T Band.

Tickets for the event are $30 and can be purchased by calling 860-536-8645. Sponsors include RJ Connelly Elder Law, Parker Financial Planning, Pendleton Health and Rehabilitation Center, Kindred Crossings, and The Boathouse Restaurant.

Senior Resources is a 501c3 organization that provides services in Eastern Connecticut. In addition to funding Meals on Wheels, Senior Resources provides a number of services such as support for caregivers, education sessions for sufferers of chronic diseases, and information for Medicare enrollees. For more information, visit


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