What’s Happening

Here’s a look at what’s coming up next at the Bay Spring Community Center.

 

May
9
Sat
2015
The Currents @ Bay Spring Community Center
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for the newest edition of The Currents, the BSCC’s popular spoken word program. This time around, we take a look at perspectives on the topic of “Love”. Not a bad way to get ready for Mother’s Day!

We’re thrilled to be joined by:

  • Poet Karen Donovan
  • The Reverend Patrick Greene
  • Professor Mark Johnson
  • Writer Chris Watson

We hope to see you there!

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Jan
16
Sat
2016
The Currents – “Witness” @ Bay Spring Community Center
Jan 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Currents - "Witness" @ Bay Spring Community Center | Barrington | Rhode Island | United States

The Currents returns for 2016 with our annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend event on January 16. Join us and our our lineup of outstanding speakers, including:

  • Steve Adams, attorney
  • PJ Fox, Interim Director, The Institute for the the Study and Practice of Non-violence
  • Christopher McEnroe, educator
  • Michael Obel-Omia, educator and essayist
  • Jennifer Watson, writer and artist

Together, they’ll share their perspectives on the topic, “Witness.”

Mar
19
Sat
2016
The Currents @ Bay Spring Community Center
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Currents @ Bay Spring Community Center | Barrington | Rhode Island | United States

The Currents returns! Winter has been waffling, sort of here, sort of not. The election season is upon us and people just can’t make up their minds. Isn’t anyone ready to commit? Yes! We have four fantastic speakers who will be sharing their thoughts on exactly that…the topic of “Commit.” What does it mean to them? What does it mean to you? Join us on March 19 along with:

  • Susan Wood, small business executive and former co-chair of the FBSCC
  • Topher Hamblett, founder and president of Foundation for Africa
  • Denise Alves, coalition director of The BAY Team
  • Susan Collyer, writer, actor and director

The Currents…always offering ideas that sweep you away!

Jun
18
Sat
2016
The Currents Explores “Chance” @ Bay Spring Community Center
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Chance…it can be a gamble, it can be coincidence, it might be a catchy tune by ABBA (and yes, you know you have that song stuck in your head now). Plus it’s the topic for our final Currents of the 2015-2016 season. Our outstanding lineup of speakers includes:

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Oliver Dow, Managing Director, Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre
Edward Fitzpatrick, Political Reporter for the Providence Journal
Edward Fitzpatrick, Political Columnist for the Providence Journal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dena Davis, Artistic Director and Co-founder, Arts Alive!
Dena Davis, Artistic Director and Co-founder, Arts Alive!
Larson Gunness, Gunness Financial & Bay Spring Folk
Larson Gunness, Gunness Financial & Bay Spring Folk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Currents is a compelling, original presentation and discussion series. Inspired by The Moth Radio Hour and This American Life, The Currents brings together East Bay writers, storytellers, artists, and poets who share their thoughts on and interpretations of a single topic for the evening from different perspectives.

Nov
19
Sat
2016
The Currents: Perspectives on “Food” @ Bay Spring Community Center
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Currents: Perspectives on "Food" @ Bay Spring Community Center | Barrington | Rhode Island | United States

Just in time for Thanksgiving, the Currents returns with an exploration of Food! Join our stellar speakers as they share their thoughts and lead conversations with the audience:

  • “Let’s Talk about GMO Foods” – Mark Johnson, Professor of Biology, Brown University
  • “Your Bodies Dance with Food” – Denice Hilty, DC, Transformational Healthcare
  • Christine Lichatz, Garden Designer
  • And more!

Plus, we’ll be collecting non-perishable food items for donation to local food banks, just in time for the holidays.

Jan
14
Sat
2017
The Currents: Community @ Bay Spring Community Center
Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Currents: Community @ Bay Spring Community Center | Barrington | Rhode Island | United States

Join us for our annual MKK Jr. Holiday weekend edition of The Currents as we explore the idea of “Community” with:

  • new Barrington Town Manager Jim Cunha
  • Anna Amiradaki, Greek expat, marketer and mom
  • Carolyn & Michael Obel-Omia, educators, and
  • Joyce Marabello, co-president of TAPIN

Apr
15
Sat
2017
The Currents: Perspectives on Returns @ Bay Spring Community Center
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Currents: Perspectives on Returns @ Bay Spring Community Center | Barrington | Rhode Island | United States

Dealing with taxes and submitting your return can be a chore for most of us but on the evening of April 15, it will be anything as we present the latest edition of The Currents with great speakers sharing their perspectives on the idea of “Returns”. We’ll be joined by:

Dr. Elizabeth Francis, Executive Director of the RI Council for the Humanities

Peter Mandel, Travel Writer and Children’s Book Author

Dave Portelli, Physician & Firewood Aficionado (we’re particularly interested in hearing his talk on “Playing with Fire: Challenges and Pitfalls of Locally Sourcing Your Firewood”)

We’ll see you for fun evening on April 15!

Mar
24
Sat
2018
The Currents: Silence @ Bay Spring Community Center
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Currents: Silence @ Bay Spring Community Center | Barrington | Rhode Island | United States

The Currents is back! On March 24, our great speakers will share their perspectives on the topic, “Silence.” Please join us along with:

  • Josh Bickford, editor of the Barrington Times
  • Kristen Chin, director of the Barrington Library
  • Magi Green, grandmother and volunteer

It will be an evening of great conversation, insightful discussion, and (like usual) wonderful entertainment and laughter.

Apr
6
Sat
2019
The Currents: Foolishness @ Bay Spring Community Center
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Currents: Foolishness @ Bay Spring Community Center

It’s storytelling night at Bay Spring!

The Currents returns on April 6, 2019 with four takes on the topic of Foolishness. Here are our speakers:

  • Andrew Bramson on “Why I Spent My Wedding Anniversary at the Chernobyl Nuclear Site”
  • Gary Deslaurier on “Professor Gizmo Explains It All”
  • Daniel Penengo on “The Typewriterist”
  • Karen Donovan on “Universe Reverse with Ocho Loco on Cajon”

Doors open at 6:30, and there will be snacks!