1 From the Little Compton Community Center May July 2011 Community Connections In this issue: LCCC News & Info 1-3 Community Calendar 4-7 Senior Services 8 Summer Camps Something in a Summer s Day Above the hills, along the blue, Round the bright air with footing true, To please the child, to paint the rose, The gardener of the World, he goes. - Robert Louis Stevenson & Emily Dickinson The winter without an end at last relented to become the flowers of spring. Summer will soon be upon us and Little Compton is again alive with blossoms in the orchards, wildflowers blooming in the meadows, the spring peepers singing out from the marshes and the brilliant colors and vibrant sounds of our songbirds returning for their all too brief stay. This Late Spring/Summer 2011 edition of Community Connections highlights the many special events, parades, children s theatre, community fundraisers, church fairs, art & photography shows, golf tournaments, Broadway revues and fascinating exhibitions everything that makes summer a special time in Sakonnet. Enjoy! Set Sail for Treasure Island May 6 th thru 8 th The Little Compton Children s Theatre troupe invites you to join them on Treasure Island an adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson ocean odyssey to be performed May 6 th thru 8 th. Set in 18 th century England during the reign of King George III, Treasure Island tells the age-old tale of pirates and buried gold, complete right down to one-legged seamen with parrots on their shoulders. Treasure Island, directed by Kara Rocha, will feature the largest cast ever assembled on the LCCC stage. Twenty-seven talented young performers, ages 5 to 12, will draw their audience into the many mutinous plots and subplots set among greedy, bloodthirsty pirates eager to put their hands on the buried treasure. Continued on page 2... Coming In July Hollywood to Broadway! Singers and dancers from Sakonnet and Newport County will be in the spotlight in the LCCC s Hollywood to Broadway revue in four performances on Friday & Saturday, July 1 st & 2 nd and July 8 th & 9 th. Under the direction of Bobby Sylvia, this musical revue will feature the best of the local performing arts community showcasing numbers from hit Hollywood and Broadway musicals. The July 2 nd show will be a special dinner theatre fundraising performance to benefit the LCCC and celebrate the revival of the adult Theatre Company. Complete details will be published in the LCCC Summer Supplement, to be published mid-june or visit: A Preview of Late Spring & Summer Events May 6, 7 & 8 Treasure Island LCCC Children s Theatre May 27 thru 30 1 st Annual Spring Juried Photography Show & Preview Party May 30 Memorial Day Parade & Services, on the Commons May 30 LCCC 14 th Birthday Party (following Memorial Day services) June 4 LCCC Golf Outing, at Sakonnet Golf Club July 1, 2, 8, 9 Hollywood to Broadway Revue LCCC Theatre July 2 LC Historical Society s Family Day & Summer Exhibition Opening (at Wilbor House) July 9 United Congregational Church Fair and Road Race, on the Commons July 15, 16 & th Annual Little Compton Juried Art Show & Preview Party 1 Front Page
2 2 Little Compton Community Center Newsletter, May through July 2011 LCCC News & Information A Mid-Summer Tradition The 13 th Annual Little Compton Summer Art Show The 13 th Annual Little Compton Juried Art show will be held at the Little Compton Community Center, Saturday, July 16 th & Sunday, July 17 th from 10 AM to 4 PM. The show is free and open to the public There will be a special Patron s Preview Party ($100 donation) on Friday, July 15 th with early viewing at 5 PM; followed by an Artist s Reception and preferred admission ($10) from 6 to 8 PM. Awards will be presented at 7 PM. The show is juried, open to any artist who wishes to enter. Judges this year will be Mary Chandor, R. Tripp Evans and Kathleen Weber. The entry fee is $15 per entry, with a limit of two entries per artist. Oil, watercolor, drawing, sculpture, acrylic, pastel, mixed media and hand-pulled prints are eligible for entry. Off-set, computer generated prints are not eligible. All art must be framed, priced and available for sale. All interested artists should contact the Community Center for more information and a registration form. Awards include: Best in Show ($200), four Awards of Excellence ($100 each) and three Honorable Mentions. These awards are named in honor of Little Compton artists David Aldrich, Molly Luce Burroughs, Mary Elizabeth Post and Betty Burroughs Woodhouse. This year s show also features a People s Choice Award - all attendees will cast their vote for what they consider to be the best piece of art work in the show. A silent auction will run all weekend for an original Dora Atwater Millikin painting. For more information, please call the Little Compton Community Center at or visit: and click on Art Show. Treasure Island, Continued from page 1... The eye-catching centerpiece of the Treasure Island stage will be a custom-made pirate ship built by Kevin Gilstrap, The Neighborhood Handyman, who donated his talents with lumber generously supplied by Humphrey s Building Supply. Perfect as a child s bunk bed or a backyard fort, the Treasure Island pirate ship will be raffled off after the show. INSTANT LOOKUP Little Compton Dump Hours: Winter (November 1 April 30): Monday & Friday 10 6, Wednesday & Saturday 8 4 Summer (May 1 October 31): Monday & Friday 1 7, Tuesday & Thursday 8 6, Saturday 8 4 NOTE: If dump is closed on a holiday it will open the next day the same hours as the day of the holiday, except when the following day is a Sunday. Frequently Called Numbers: Emergency Town Clerk Building Official (Tues. & Fri. 7:15am-1pm) Town Council Treasurer Tax Assessor School Department , , Brownell Library Fire Non-emergency Police Non-emergency A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words The Little Compton Photography Show The Little Compton Community Center is proud to announce its first juried Spring Photography Show on Memorial Day Weekend. The show is open to all photo enthusiasts amateur, student and professional photographers from the local area. A Patron Preview reception kicks off the festivities on Friday, May 27th with wine and delicious appetizers served from 5 6 PM ($100 donation). At 6 PM, the preview party begins, open to everyone for a $5.00 fee. Awards will then be presented at 7:30 PM in each category for both general submissions and students. The Focus Award will be awarded for Best in Show, a Black & White Image Award and honorable mentions in each of the 6 main categories, as well. The show also features a silent auction photo of a local landscape on canvas created by E. Atwater Byers. The People s Choice award will be announced at the end of the Memorial Day weekend show which continues on Saturday & Sunday, May 28 th & 29 th, from 10 AM to 4 PM and Monday, May 30 th, 10 AM 2 PM. The show will be open during the Little Compton Community Center s 14 th Birthday Party that follows the Memorial Day parade and ceremony complete with free hot dogs, birthday cake, ice cream, children s games and a kids photo exhibit. The deadline for submissions is May 23 rd at 4 PM at the Center. The entry fee is $15.00 for each entry, students $5.00 per entry. Limit of 2 entries per photographer. Please contact the LCCC at for more information, or go to the website at and click on Photography Show. All proceeds from the show will help underwrite the operating costs of the Community Center that serves Little Compton and surrounding towns. Show times for Treasure Island: Friday & Saturday, May 6 th & 7 th, at 7 PM; Sunday, May 8 th, matinee at 4 PM. Tickets: $10 for seniors, LCCC members, cast family & children under twelve; $12 all others. Tickets can be picked up at the LCCC office or by calling Due to the small capacity of the LCCC theater and a desire to keep prices affordable, proceeds from ticket sales will only partially cover the costs of this production. We hope you will help us this season with a generous donation to the Little Compton Children s Theatre. A-1 Pizza The Art Cafe Commons Lunch Crowther s Earle s Service Station L. C. Community Center Lees Market (508) Sakonnet Point Club Simmons Store Visiting Nurse Association Wilbur s
3 The Carter Challenge 2011 John and Letitia Carter have given us a new challenge through the Carter Family Foundation! For the second year in a row, they will match all donations to this special appeal, called The Carter Challenge 2011, dollar for dollar, up to $25,000. Your gift will be doubled a wonderful way to support the Little Compton Community Center s many programs and to give back to the community as a whole. The funds raised by The Carter Challenge 2010 made it possible for us to hire our new Executive Director, Gina Malloy. In the year that she s been with us, our program calendar has blossomed with new, improved and expanded programming. With your help, we can maximize the impact of the fresh enthusiasm taking hold at the Community Center. Many of the Center s programs are not self-sustaining and must be partially supported by our annual appeal and memberships. A fact not 2011 Little Compton Golf Outing It s time to dust off those clubs and get ready for another summer on the links. Regain your expert golfing form (and help your community as a bonus) by joining us on Saturday, June 4 th for the 2011 Little Compton Golf Outing at the Sakonnet Golf Club to benefit the Little Compton Community Center. Designed by famed golf architect Donald Ross and recognized as one of the best maintained and groomed courses in the country, playing the 18-hole Sakonnet Golf Club is on the bucket list of many golf enthusiasts. widely appreciated is that the Town does not have a recreation or cultural budget and provides no funds for any of the Center s programs or operations. The interest from the Farago Endowment Fund helps to pay overhead and operating costs but costs continue to rise faster than the return from the Fund s conservative investments. Inspired offers like The Carter Challenge 2011 are vital to the continued success of the Center. We have already received some responses and have high hopes that the ultimate success of this campaign will be measured in terms of continued excellence. We thank John and Letitia Carter for their continued generosity and faith in the mission of the Little Compton Community Center. The Carters and the late Peter Farago were also the bulwarks of the Farago Endowment Fund and we owe them a debt of gratitude. A leisurely 11:30 AM registration allows ample time to relax over a delicious lunch, ponder the day s elements and strategize your round from the playhouse overlooking the third green and fourth tee. This annual tournament always brings out some terrific golfers with many games within the games, such as hole-in-one and closest-to-the-pin competitions. The outing concludes with a 6 PM reception, heavy hors d oeuvres, a silent auction, raffle and wonderful prizes donated by local businesses. A limited number of foursomes remain please see the registration form below or visit or call for more information. Volunteers and sponsors are also needed. See you on the links! 3 LCCC News & Information 2011 Little Compton Golf Outing at Sakonnet Golf Club To Benefit the Little Compton Community Center Saturday, June 4, Holes - Best Ball - Play Your Own Ball Callaway Scoring System 11:30 AM Registration 12:00 PM Lunch 1:00 Shotgun Start Followed by 6 PM Reception Heavy Hors d Oeuvres Silent Auction Raffle Prizes Sakonnet Golf Club is a walking friendly course. Limited carts available upon request. Sponsorship opportunities are available from $150 to $10,000. For full sponsorship info call or see Number of Golfers x $200 $ Cart $50 (per cart) $ Check Credit Card Total Enclosed $ Please make checks payable to LCCC. Mail to LCCC, PO Box 926, LC, RI Acct. # Name on Card Expiration Date Signature Billing Address Golfers (foursomes have priority all singles, doubles, or threesomes will be placed on a waiting list) Contact Person: Phone: Golfer 2: Golfer 3: Golfer 4:
4 LCCC Programs & Events Calendar 4 Little Compton Community Center Newsletter, May through July 2011 Calendar: LCCC Programs & Events Children s Programs ÔÔFAMILY MOVIE NIGHTS Mondays, June 27 & July :30 PM (Pizza), 7 PM (Movie) June 27 Gulliver s Travels July 25 Gnomeo & Juliet See Movie Box on back cover for more details Teen Programs ÔÔYAC (YOUTH, ACTIVITIES, COMMUNITY) HHOMEWORK HELP (7 th grade & up) Thursdays :30-7 PM Light snack provided. Everyone is welcome. HHMEETINGS Thursdays PM Seventh, eighth and ninth graders meet to plan activities (movies, dances, etc) for themselves, as well as events (Penguin Plunge, etc.) for the community. HHDANCES Fridays, May 13, June 3 & 17 (7th & 8th graders); May 20 (6th & 7th graders) :30 PM Chaperones are always needed and much appreciated! Adult Programs ÔÔSENIOR DINING CENTER Monday, Wednesday, Friday :30 AM A delicious and nutritious lunch provided by Marra Catering. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance. See Senior News on page 8 for more information. $3 donation suggested. Early Enrollment for the After School Club The Little Compton Community Center After School Club is now accepting early enrollments for the school year for students ages The After School Club provides a safe, quality child care program for children in the community from 2:45-6:00 PM weekdays (following the Little Compton school calendar). You will find our affordable tuition will meet your needs. Limited scholarships are avail able to those who qualify. For more information, please call the LCCC After School Club at The Little Compton After School Program is sponsored in part by Randal S Poirier, ChFC, Financial Planner of Independence Financial Partners ÔÔSTRENGTH TRAINING CLASS Fridays AM (new class time starting 5/20) Join Personal Trainer, Jen Meyer, for invigorating, full-body workouts, featuring strength training, yoga postures and stretches, designed to help you develop a lean, fit body, increase flexibility and balance, and reduce stress. Please bring a yoga mat, towel and water. $15 per class. (Note: No class on 5/27.) Contact Jen Meyer (American College of Sports Medicine and Flexibility for Athletes Certified Personal Trainer) at or for more information. ÔÔAGELESS GENTLE YOGA & MEDITATION Wednesdays (May 4 June 29) :30-10:45 AM The benefits of yoga for body, mind and spirit are available in a nurturing environment surrounded by calming beautiful music. This seated and standing practice also incorporates props, walls and chairs. Experience an overall sense of well being, increased vitality, range of motion, circulation, muscle mass and bone density. Release physical and mental stressors, increase self-esteem, manage weight issues, while increasing strength/flexibility, depth of breath and focus. Personal attention is given. Sequences match needs and abilities. Begin any time, sessions are ongoing. 9 week session discount $144; Single classes $17 each Caryl Sickul, MA, DMT - Experienced Instructor, Movement Specialist, Wellness Consultant in Private Practice for decades. Private Sessions, Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes, Gift Certificates available. If interested in Gentle or Vinyasa Yoga classes in July and August, to register or ask questions call Caryl Sickul More information: ÔÔYOGA WITH RACHEL JACKSON Mondays & Wednesdays (dates vary) :30 PM Sundays (dates vary) :30 AM Yin Meridian Meditation weaves together the wisdom of Hatha yoga, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Taoist Philosophy and contemporary bodywork. Slow Flow Vinyasa takes vinyasa down a notch in order to lay down the foundation of the breath and the alignment of the body. Classes are $15 walk-in; $60 for a 5 class pass; $100 for a 10 class pass Rachel Jackson is a Licensed Massage Therapist, specializing in Traditional Thai massage, Shiatsu, and Reflexology. For class dates or more information contact Rachel directly at or Follow the Community Center on Patch.com The latest Little Compton Community Center news is always available on Patch.com daily local news and events delivered via . Check it out at: the-little-compton-community-center
5 Community Programs & Events Calendar The Community Programs & Events Calendar is provided as a service to inform the community about people and events that shape Little Compton. Information is provided by each group and the LCCC does not represent or endorse the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of listings, or the viewpoint, opinions, policies, or products of any group. For more information, contact the group directly. ÔÔAA Mondays & Fridays AM Tuesdays & Thursdays :30 PM Saturdays AM & 10:30 AM At St. Andrew s by the Sea Sundays PM At LCCC ÔÔAMERICAN LEGION & AUXILIARY POST #37 HHFlag Retirement Ceremony Sunday, May PM Anyone with unserviceable flags may bring them to the event for proper disposal or drop them off at the Little Compton Police dispatch center. In front of the Post Home on the Commons. Public invited. HHMemorial Service Sunday, May PM At Acoxet Chapel, Holland Road, Westport MA. American Legion members, family and guests are invited. HHMemorial Day Parade & Ceremony Monday, May AM Parade participants will form at Veterans Field between 9 & 10 AM. Parade steps off at 10 AM. All public and civic organizations are invited to participate. Second Wednesdays :30 PM At IOOF Hall/Post Home. ÔÔBROWNELL LIBRARY Registration required for all programs. To register or more information, please call or visit our website at: HHKnitting Mondays :30 PM Join us for knitting and socializing. No experience needed. For more info, call HHChildren s Programs Summer Reading Program (starting June 29 th ) is open to children and young adults, ages 2 thru 18. Join us, read and receive prizes, try craft programs and enjoy special performances Wednesday, July PM Christopher Kavi Carbone Andiamo Tutti! Celebrating Italy in story and song Wednesday, July PM Rhode Island Author Steve Krasner Interactive Writing Workshop. Wednesday, July PM Animal experiences with Dave Marchetti Live Animal Show Wednesday, July 27 6 PM TBA For schedule and more details, call ÔÔCONCERTS AT THE POINT For more information, visit: ÔÔDEMOCRATIC TOWN COMMITTEE HH12 th Annual Jonnycake and Pancake Breakfast Saturday, May :30 10:30 AM Come for great food and a lively time opening the summer season with jonnycakes and pancakes, juices, coffee and tea. Tickets are $10 for individuals, $25 for families and may be purchased from members of the Democratic Town Committee, by calling , or at the door. At LCCC. First Tuesdays PM At LCCC. Informational and open to the public. For more information call: ÔÔFRIENDS OF THE BROWNELL LIBRARY HHAnnual Meeting Thursday, July PM Everyone is invited to the Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Brownell Library at St. Andrew s by-the-sea, Willow Avenue. Brief business meeting, followed by guest speaker and popular local author, Bea Gormley. Reception and book signing to follow. Refreshments will be served. ÔÔGREATER TIVERTON COMMUNITY CHORUS The Greater Tiverton Community Chorus (GTCC) will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary by performing the beloved work Requiem by Gabriel Fauré on May 14 th & 15 th in Westport and Tiverton. The Summer Chorus rehearses at St. Andrews by-the-sea, Monday evenings from 7 to 9:30 PM., from early June to mid-august, and presents two or three concerts to area audiences. Membership is open to anyone who can attend rehearsals, without audition. For more information, contact Music Director Beth Armstrong at or or visit: ÔÔLITTLE COMPTON COMMUNITY CENTER HHLittle Compton Community Center s 14 th Birthday Party Monday, May (following Memorial Day services) Hotdogs, lemonade, popcorn, children s games and prizes, birthday cake, ice-cream and a brand-new Bounce House! Free and Open to the Public! ÔÔLITTLE COMPTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION The Little Compton Education Foundation (LCEF) is an independent, non-profit 501c3 organization whose mission is to enhance the educational experiences of Little Compton public school students by fostering community support for the Wilbur McMahon School. Established in 2005, the LCEF believes offering a wide variety of educational experiences that tap into students interests will help enrich the high-quality public education they currently receive. For more info, visit 5 Calendar: Community Programs & Events
6 6 Calendar: Community Programs & Events Little Compton Community Center Newsletter, May through July 2011 ÔÔLITTLE COMPTON FOOD BANK Fridays & Saturdays AM Needed: canned vegetables and canned pasta! Canned veggies, fruit, jelly and meats would be greatly appreciated; however, regular pasta and spaghetti are not needed at this time. The Food Bank is open to everyone and is located in the hall of St. Catherine s Church. Donations can be made anytime - canned goods, paper supplies and hygiene items are always appreciated. For more information, call: ÔÔLITTLE COMPTON GARDEN CLUB For information call: ÔÔLITTLE COMPTON GRANGE #32 PATRONS OF HUSBANDRY. Little Compton Grange #32 Patrons of Husbandry meets on the third Wednesday of the month at IOOF Hall. Non-members are welcome. The Grange collects used eyeglasses, soda can tabs, and Campbell product labels; items can be dropped off at LCCC. Wednesday, May PM R.I. State officers night. Music program marking the 117 th year anniversary. Refreshments after the entertainment. No pot luck supper. Sunday, June PM Little Compton Grange goes to Acoaxet Chapel Wednesday, June PM Youth program. Pot Luck supper. Wednesday, July PM Short meeting and Ice Cream Social at Corners Cones. No pot luck supper. ÔÔLITTLE COMPTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY At Wilbor House, 548 West Main Road. For more information, go to: HHSummer Exhibition Sakonnet Point Perspectives Preview Party Friday, July PM Exhibition Preview, Hors d oeuvres, Open Bar, call for tickets. HHAnnual Family Day & 2011 Summer Exhibition Opening Saturday, July PM Summer exhibition Sakonnet Point Perspectives opens for the season; Children s activities, tours, food and entertainment. Free and open to the public. ÔÔLITTLE COMPTON PREVENTION COALITION & COALITION CAFÉ The Little Compton Prevention Coalition is an organized group of volunteers representing both the private and public sectors of Little Compton who are concerned with the development, implementation and advocacy of effective community-based substance abuse prevention programs, policies and practices. The Coalition supports healthy lifestyles and positive decision making through education, engagement of community members and providing access to resources. For more information contact Rebecca at Second Tuesdays AM At LC Town Hall. Open to the public. ÔÔLITTLE COMPTON TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION For more information, ÔÔLITTLE COMPTON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT First Wednesdays PM At Public Safety Complex. For more info, call Jack Crook at ÔÔNATURE CONSERVANCY HHNature Walks at Goosewing Beach Preserve Saturdays in June AM 12 Noon Take a stroll with The Nature Conservancy to learn about the dynamics of this amazing barrier beach and the creatures that call it home. And, observe nesting Piping Plovers and their chicks up close. Meet at the east end of South Shore Beach. Free (Please note there is a fee for parking for those without a LC beach sticker). HHGoosewing Beach Preserve Family Day Saturday, July AM 2 PM Connect to nature with your whole family, at our annual Family Day at Goosewing Beach Preserve in Little Compton. Visit a number of Exploration Stations along the beach with the Conservancy s naturalists. Complete activities with a nature passport and earn a prize patch. Free (Please note there is a fee for parking for those without a LC beach sticker). Rain date: Saturday, July 30 Visit: for a full listing of The Nature Conservancy s programs in July and August. ÔÔPANCREATIC CANCER FUNDRAISING WALK HHPurpleStride Rhode Island 2011 Sunday, May AM Please join the Little Compton Community Center Board of Directors in supporting Pete s Angels on the first annual RI PurpleStride 5K walk to raise funds for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - a nationwide group of people working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer. At Goddard Memorial Park, 1095 Ives Rd. Warwick (East Greenwich), RI. To register as a walker or to make a pledge to Pete s Angels, please visit: asp?ievent= or call Gina at the LCCC at ÔÔREPUBLICAN TOWN COMMITTEE First Mondays PM At LCCC. Informational and open to the public. For more information, call Patrice Hagan at , (Note: July meeting will be on July 11 th ). ÔÔSAKONNET PEACE ALLIANCE HHVigil for Peace Sundays :30 AM On Pike s Peak ÔÔSAKONNET PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION HHAward Celebration Saturday, May PM Come celebrate SPA s award from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission at the Art Café, Commons Gallery and SPA Office, 7 South of Commons Rd. Food, Music and Art. All ages welcome. HHAnnual Meeting Tuesday, July PM The public is invited to SPA s Annual Meeting at the Sakonnet Golf Club Playhouse. The featured speaker, Janet Taylor Lisle, will talk about the history of East and West Islands that now belong to SPA. Hors d oeuvres, light dinner and cash bar. For information or to volunteer, go to: or call ÔÔSOCIAL REBEKAH LODGE NO. 11, I.O.O.F Third Wednesdays :30 AM Meets upstairs at IOOF Hall. For more information, write to: PO Box 194, LC, RI 02837
7 ÔÔSOGKONATE GARDEN CLUB For more info, call: , or visit: HHBlossoms & Sweets Sale Saturday, May :30 AM In front of Wilbur s General Store. A variety of lovely plants, donated by local businesses and club members, will be on sale along with delicious homemade sweets. Come early for the best selection. HHGreening Your Home Wednesday, July 6, :30 PM Kim Calcagno from the Audubon Society will lead us through this presentation to help us become environmentally friendly. She will demonstrate new uses for common everyday household and garden items, and show us how to reduce exposure to toxins, diminish waste and adopt sound water and resource use. We will learn to use effective alternative cleaners and to shop in an environmentally conscious way. Program is open to the public. At LCCC. HHRockin Reptiles of Rhode Island Wednesday, August 3, :30 PM Kim Calcagno from the Audubon Society will help us learn all about our scaled and slithery-tailed neighbors here in the Ocean State. Learn to identify them and find out where they live and can be seen. An overview slide show will feature native species of reptiles, followed by a viewing of artifacts and live reptiles. Bring your curiosity, questions, and a notepad/sketchpad to this one- of-a-kind evening. The public is invited and children are encouraged to attend. At LCCC. HHRoadside Litter Collection Thursday, May AM Colebrook Road from Long Highway to Adamsville. Meet at Simmons Pond Management Area parking lot. Thursday, June AM South Shore Road and beach entrance. Meet at South Shore Beach parking lot. HHThursday, July 14 9 AM Meeting House Lane and the Commons. Meet at Brownell House. ÔÔUP WITH SCHOOL ARTS Up with School Arts is a non-profit organization, based in Little Compton, serving Newport County and nearby Massachusetts. We support music and arts programs in public schools throughout the area. Volunteers are needed to help promote awareness of these programs and assist in program planning. HHRhode Island College Opera Thursday July 28 (dress rehearsal) Friday & Saturday, July :30 PM The widely renowned Rhode Island College Opera Workshop will perform selections from popular light operas. Under the direction of Dr. Edward Markward and Susan Rodgers, the group provides a showcase for opera students at the college, many of whom pursue operatic careers after graduation. Parents and children are encouraged to come. A small donation at the door would be appreciated (admission is free to children). The dress rehearsal on July 28 th is free of charge. At LCCC. Volunteers are needed as ushers, front desk help/ticket sales and for special audience needs. Contact for more information or visit for location and directions. ÔÔVILLAGE IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY At Brownell House ( ) ÔÔYOUNG FAMILY FARM HHStrawberry Social Sunday June Noon Sample the sweetest local strawberries and strawberry shortcake, scavenger hunt, HHSweet Corn Feast Sunday, July Noon Taste test the best new corn varieties. At Young Family Farm, 260 West Main Road. Visit: 7 Calendar: Community Programs & Events Circle of Friends Gardening Party Saturday, May PM - 7 PM Catch Spring Fever by decorating flower pots and planting flowers. Enjoy an evening of creative fun topped off by dinner generously provided by Wilhelmina s Catering. At LCCC. Sailing at Sail Newport Saturday, June AM - 1 PM Enjoy an exciting morning of sailing in Newport with Sail-to-Prevail the Adaptive Sailing Program to bring the benefits of sailing to people with physical and developmental disabilities, including special seating in boats to accommodate those who are wheelchair-bound. Meet at Fort Adams State Park (map will be included with invitation). Box lunches generously provided by St. Andrew s by-the-sea Church. RSVP for lunch by 3 PM Weds. June 15 th. Friends and family just wishing to picnic and watch the sailing are welcome to join us! Sail-to-Prevail instructors are certified by US Sailing, and have years of experience including teaching and coaching sailors with disabilities. All docks and facilities are 100% accessible, and include both Hoyer and Spectrum lifts for sailors transferring from wheelchairs. Historical Tour, Cooking and Crafts Saturday, July PM - 7 PM Time-travel back to colonial times with a tour of historic Wilbor House, built in Enjoy a great dinner while learning to cook like the early settlers and then try your hand at crafts. A special evening right out of the history books, hosted and generously sponsored by the Little Compton Historical Society. At Wilbor House, 548 West Main Road.
8 8 Little Compton Community Center Newsletter, May through July 2011 Senior News & Information Senior Services Senior Dining Center Three-course meals are available to people aged 60 and over or those with disabilities. Meals are served Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11:30 AM, at LCCC. Meals must be reserved at least 24 hours in advance by calling Monday meals must be reserved on the previous Friday by 11 AM. A $3.00 donation is suggested but not required. Non-senior guests are required to pay $3.50. Senior Shopping Bus A bus leaves St. Catherine s parking lot at 9:30 AM for mall and grocery shopping. Return at 1:30 PM. Tuesdays :30 AM May 3, 17 & 24, June 14 & 28, July 12 & 26 Senior Citizens Club MEETINGS & BINGO First Thursday of month, 12:30 PM. At IOOF Hall. Two trips are planned for the summer: one an overnight to The Log Cabin and the other a local. Past trips have been to The Beacon Resort in New Hampshire and Cape Cod. SENIORS Stay At Home in Little Compton is here to help. Contact Marie at , Little Compton Social Services ( ) Director Susan Sisson assists persons and families in need of short-term financial assistance for fuel, rent, groceries and utilities through the Little Compton Assistance Association. The Little Compton Town Food Bank is held at St. Catherine s Church on Fridays & Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. or can be opened by calling Susan at the above number. All are welcome. Meals On Wheels ( ) Meals are currently delivered to the Nancy Brayton Osborn Center at 115 East Main Road for pickup by a family member or friend for delivery to a homebound elderly individual. To speak with someone about receiving meals or for additional information about this program, please call and ask to speak to an intake specialist or visit: Visiting Nurse Association ( ) The Visiting Nurse Association of Southeastern Massachusetts (VNASM) is a private, not-for-profit agency and a service of Southcoast Health System. The agency is licensed in Rhode Island, certified through the Medicare and Medicaid programs and Accredited by the Joint Commission. VNASM provides services and community-based programs which foster improvement and maintenance of health, prevention of disease and Senior Socials Join your friends and neighbors at our new series of Senior Socials!! Classic Movie & Refreshments Hello Dolly! Tuesday, May 24, 12:30-2:30 PM The classic movie Hello Dolly! starring Barbra Streisand and Walter Matthau, along with a light fare. No charge to attend. In the LCCC Theater.. STAY AT HOME IN LITTLE COMPTON Senior Forum Saturday, May AM 2 PM Featuring healthcare, fitness and nutrition experts providing practical advice and motivation for increasing focus & vitality and making the most of our senior years. Lunch provided. Free & open to the public. At LCCC. Reservations are encouraged - Space is limited. Call Marie at or Stay at Home in Little Compton is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a little extra help for seniors who want to stay in their own homes. offers an online directory of services ranging from transportation and housekeeping to care giving and home repair, some volunteer, others paid. A listing of community services is also available. The directory may be accessed online at the Brownell Library, with assistance if needed. Stay at Home also offers residents gently used home medical equipment free of charge. Call Marie at or disability, and compassionate end-of-life care. Services include skilled nursing, rehabilitation (physical, occupational and speech), hospice and palliative care, medical social work, inhome telemonitoring, and home health aides. Additionally, VNASM offers health screenings, well child clinics, flu clinics and other wellness programs. Services are available seven days a week, 24 hours a day. For more information, call or visit Senior Information Specialist First Monday of the month AM 1 PM Newport County Child and Family Services senior information specialist, Leisha Hackett, is available to all Little Compton seniors for one-on-one consultations to assist and answer questions on a variety of issues including housing, insurance, consumer concerns, social services and health care. Appointments are recommended though not required and may be made by calling At Little Compton Community Center. Free
11 Our Mission The mission of the Little Compton Community Center (LCCC) is to bring people together from all corners of the community to foster and support a strong and vibrant Little Compton. We do this by providing and facilitating programs to meet community needs and by providing space for other individuals and organizations who serve the residents of Little Compton. Staff Gina Malloy Executive Director Karen Ferreira After School Club Head Coordinator Ellie Field Program Director Lydia Greene Receptionist/Program Assistant Sally Huntington Program Director Rose Mercier Custodian Carla Woodhouse After School Club Staff Beth Turcotte Youth Initiative Coordinator Bob Wilson Custodian Advisory Board Rev. J. Dan Burke Bill Curtin Bruce Elwell Bobbi Erdman Lesly Leahy Holly Lippert Jim Marsh Sr. Ellen Martin Liz Peckham B. G. Shanklin Henriette von Trapp William L. Theriault Peter Washburn Board of Directors Gareth Eames, President Mark Rapoza, Vice President Lea Angell, Secretary Rob Marra, Treasurer Rhea Brooks Tom Callahan Lois Goulart Roger Guillemette Kristen Humphrey Diane MacGregor Pat Menoche Jen Meyer Libby Moore Franklin Pond Galen Snow Peter Tirpaeck Roger Wordell Corporate Members A1 Pizza Able Engineering, Inc. American Classic Real Estate Arkins Construction Brousseau Landscaping, Gardening & Design Coastal Roasters Comcast Country & Coastal Properties Crowther s Restaurant Dennis Talbot, Inc. Field Hunter Enterprise, Inc. Goulart Petroleum, Inc. Goulart s Package Store Hinckley, Allen & Snyder Humphrey s Building Supply Community News Wanted Indesign Kaipu Design Katherine H. Leary, CPA,Inc. Law Offices of Richard S. Humphrey Lees Market Little Compton Real Estate Lou Lou s Décor Madden Electric Malcolm E. Beattie, Inc. Mataronas Lobster Co. Inc. Montle Builders, Inc. National Grid Peter Washburn, CFP Pura Vida, Inc. Randal Poirier, Independence Financial Partners Please send news releases, meeting announcements, calendar updates and suggestions to: Deadline for inclusion in the Summer/ Fall 2011 (covering August-October) issue is July 8 th. Credits Editor: Roger Guillemette Design: Tom Callahan Volunteers: Pat Menoche, Pat Pond, Doug Berge Printing: Fall River Modern Printing. Co. (508) Your Community Center Needs You! Generous volunteers who selflessly give up their time and resources play an important role in the operations of the Community Center and the success of its many programs and events. We are currently looking for some enthusiastic people. Interested parties should contact us at Host Your Next Event at LCCC The Community Center s theater, meeting hall and kitchen are available for your alcohol-free events. Showers, receptions, birthdays, corporate retreats, anniversary parties, reunions, memorial services, recitals, and more. Call for more info. Standard Non-Profit* Day Hour Day Hour Kitchen $85 $15 $10 Dining Hall $125 $20 $10 Theater $175 $25 $10 Building $350 $50 $200 $30 Projector $30 $10 Staff $30 $30 * First ten hours per year free with non-profit membership Ratcliff, Harten, Burke, Galamaga, LPP Richard L. Sisson Lawn & Garden Roger Wilkie Jr. Builders, Inc. Sakonnet Charters Sakonnet Gardens Sakonnet Golf Club Sakonnet Lobster Co. Sakonnet Oyster Co. Sakonnet Plumbing & Heating Sakonnet Point Club Serena s Studio Shapiro Carpentry Sovereign Bank Spinnaker Real Estators The Stone House Verizon Viti Mercedes-Benz Walker s Roadside Stand Wilbur s General Store Windsor Building Company Wishing Stone Farm Young Family Farm Non-Profit Members American Legion Post 37 Bay Spring Center Boy Scouts Cub Scouts Friends of Brownell Library Girl Scouts Little Compton Democratic Town Committee Little Compton Education Foundation Little Compton Garden Club Little Compton Prevention Coalition Little Compton Republican Town Committee Little Compton Taxpayers Association Nature Conservancy Preserve Rhode Island Red Hats Society RI Foundation Sakonnet 4H Club Sakonnet Point Club Sakonnet Preservation Association Sakonnet Yacht Club Sogkonate Garden Club South Coast Artists, Inc. United Congregational Church Up With School Arts Visiting Nurses Association Warren s Point Beach Assoc. LCCC Board Meetings May 17, June 19, July 21 Meetings are open to the public. LCCC Membership Form Date / / Name Spouse Children Primary Address Phone Use for mailing: All year or from to Secondary Address Phone Use for calling: Never or from to New Member Membership Renewal Individual $15 Family $35 Supporter $50 Patron $100 Benefactor $250 Non-Profit Organization $75 Corporate Member $90 In addition to or instead of membership, I wish to make a tax-deductible donation of $ I would like to volunteer in the following way: I (we) have included LCCC in our estate plan Please return coupon with your check to: Little Compton Community Center (LCCC), PO Box 926, Little Compton, RI Thank you for your generous support! Your canceled check will serve as your receipt.
12 Little Compton Community Center PO Box 926 Little Compton, RI NON PROFIT ORG. US POSTAGE P A I D Little Compton, RI Permit #45 Postal Patron Family Movie Nights Pizza Party 6:30-7 PM Movie 7 PM Enjoy big screen movies in our upstairs theater. Kids of all ages may attend with their families. Optional child care provided for kids ages 5 to 10. Ages 11 and up may attend by themselves. Children may bring blankets and pillows, and costumes or PJs are always welcome. Cost: $6 members, $8 non-members: includes two slices of cheese pizza, soda or juice, popcorn and movie. Child care is an additional $2 per child. Family Pricing: $25 member families, $30 non-member families. Reservations required by 5 PM on the day of the show. Just A Movie: It is possible to attend just the movies which begin at 7PM. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver to all shows unless reservations for child care have been made. $3 members, $5 nonmembers. All movies subject to change. June 27: Gulliver s Travels July 25: Gnomeo & Juliet