What’s Happening

An important message from the Friends of the Bay Spring Community Center:

Due to the coronavirus, and an abundance of caution, the Bay Spring Community Center is suspending all scheduled programming, until at least April 12th.

Please stay informed about the status of specific programs by referring to the list below, or check our Facebook page.

Our top priority is the health and safety of community members. For reliable, up-to-date information about COVID-19, visit the websites of the RI Department of Health and the CDC.

Thank you and stay healthy,
The Friends of the Bay Spring Community Center

 

Nov
30
Sat
2019
Artist in Residence Professor Gizmo’s Gift-Maker Workshop @ Bay Spring Community Center
Nov 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Drop your kids off for either of our Gift-Making Workshop Days for 2 hours of building, printing, paper-making, creating and gifting fun! Both workshops will be a little different, than the last one, so come to one or come to both!

We wil have our inventory of building and recycled parts available with some suggested gift-building ideas, as well as time for individual creation,

There wil be a printing station for making cards and more art projects for gifting in our downstairs room!

All gifts will go home wrapped and ready for giving. Artwork that need to dry will be ready for pick-up the following week.

Shhh – It’s a surprise, so we don’t want to give too much away!

Dec
7
Sat
2019
Artist in Residence Professor Gizmo’s Gift-Maker Workshop @ Bay Spring Community Center
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Drop your kids off for the second of our Gift-Making Workshop Days for 2 hours of building, printing, paper-making, creating and gifting fun! This workshop will be a little different than the last one, so even if you came to that one, come to this, too!

We will have our inventory of building and recycled parts available with some suggested gift-building ideas, as well as time for individual creation,

There will be a printing station for making cards and more art projects for gifting in our downstairs room!

All gifts will go home wrapped and ready for giving. Artwork that need to dry will be ready for pick-up the following week.

Shhh – It’s a surprise, so we don’t want to give too much away!

Jan
20
Mon
2020
Artist in Residence Professor Gizmo’s Crazy Egg Cars Challenge @ Bay Spring Community Center @ Bay Spring Community Center
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

We have a long ramp called the “RAMP OF DOOM!”…and a jump at the end of the ramp, hence the DOOM!… The challenge is to build a car that can withstand soaring off the jump, landing, and protecting your egg passenger!! Are you up for this?

Feb
17
Mon
2020
Artist-in-Residence Professor Gizmo’s Land Yachts @ Bay Spring Community Center
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Land Yachtnoun: wind-powered, wheeled vehicle with sails, used for recreation and competition. Presactly what our model LY’s are all about! You can design yours with 3, 4 or more wheels, and you get to silk screen your own sail design! Build them light but strong – that’s how they cruise!

Ages 6 and up!

Don’t forget to pack a NUT-FREE lunch.

Feb
18
Tue
2020
Artist-in-Residence Professor Gizmo’s Scribblebots Plus Dry Ice-Capades @ Bay Spring Community Center
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Scribblebots create great art! Using a motor, a battery pack and an offset weight, watch how your creative character wobbles around the paper making really cool patterns!

Plus!

Dry Ices-Capades!! Think it’s cold outside? We’ll be having fun experimenting with the stuff that makes snowflakes shiver!! See what “cool” thing we can do with Dry Ice!

Plus – Free build with recycled parts!!

Don’t forget to pack a NUT-FREE lunch.

Feb
22
Sat
2020
The Confetti Kids Community Fundraiser – A Barrington Celebration @ Bay Spring Community Center
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come help The Confetti Kids, a  student-led community service project, raise awareness and funds for The Confetti Foundation.  The goal of the fundraiser is to use arts, crafts and music to raise $600 which will provide birthday parties for children who are receiving medical treatment at participating children’s hospitals, including Hasbro Children’s Hospital. The Confetti Foundation also provides birthday parties for children in pediatric oncology clinics, and hospice facilities throughout the country.

Admission is free with a donation of 1 party supply. Ideas are: child themed napkins and plates, crayons and coloring books, wooden forks and spoons, jars of glitter, or sticker sheets.

Mar
9
Mon
2020
Artist-in-Residence – Professor Gizmo’s Workshop – Candy Dispenser Workshop! @ Bay Spring Community Center
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Build an all wood (except for the glass candy holder) candy dispenser that serves your favorite small treats!! Then decorate it to make it unique! Candy will be provided.

Monday, March 9th
10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Ages 6 & up

$45 (Suggested Donation)

Don’t’ forget to pack a peanut-free lunch!

Mar
16
Mon
2020
CANCELLED – Artist-in-Residence: Mark Cutler’s Songwriting Workshops @ Bay Spring Community Center
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

RI Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Mark Cutler continues his popular songwriting series at at the Center.  In this weekly workshop, Mark will walk you through the creative magic of writing songs.  Everyone is welcome to be part of the collaborative process.  You’ll be amazed at the music that is written and often recorded during these sessions.

Mark will run the songwriting workshops in the spirit of his successful, “The Same Thing Project” – a creative experience for people from all walks of life.

In Mark’s words…

“We provide a place where you don’t have to be skilled at a musical instrument in order to be musical. The goal is to have a place where someone can be part of a creative community that is open, non-judgmental and encouraging.

It’s our belief that the world is a better place when people can express themselves in an imaginative way.  A society is measured by how much it nurtures its arts and culture. People appreciate the arts more when they themselves take part in creating it (whatever that might be).  People are never too old or young to learn something new or to write a song. You can see that spark of inspiration go on in young kids, retired newspaper writers and the father and son who take lessons so that they can play guitars together. People who take part, know the feeling of being in the midst of the creative process. We want others in the community to experience it.”

About the artist…

Mark Cutler, director of The Same Thing Project, is a singer/songwriter who resides in the state of Rhode Island. Rockers, cowpokes and punks have covered his songs. In the days before corporate playlists, Mark’s meticulously crafted, heartfelt rock, pop and alt-country songs gained heavy rotation throughout the Northeast. Mark was inducted into the RI Music Hall of Fame in 2015.

Mark continues to add unique entries to the great American songbook and leads a variety of roots-rock bands, combines powerful lyrics with memorable melodies and driving rhythm and  is working on his next release. He also conducts various songwriting workshops with folks from all walks of life, from the banker to the bricklayer to the musician who is looking for another set of ears.  He also holds songwriting workshops and collaborates with people who have various developmental challenges.  Mark has performed for dozens of charities over the decades. He and his band mates have helped raise money for the homeless, the hungry, the sick and for folks who just need a hand.

Mar
23
Mon
2020
CANCELLED TONIGHT – Artist-in-Residence: Mark Cutler’s Songwriting Workshops @ TBD
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

UPDATE ~ We’re looking at creative, alternative ways to keep this amazing workshop going. Hopefully, we’ll be ready with an online version of Mark’s Songwriting Workshop, by next Monday (March 30).

Stay tuned for more information!!

 

RI Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Mark Cutler continues his popular songwriting series at at the Center.  In this weekly workshop, Mark will walk you through the creative magic of writing songs.  Everyone is welcome to be part of the collaborative process.  You’ll be amazed at the music that is written and often recorded during these sessions.

Mark will run the songwriting workshops in the spirit of his successful, “The Same Thing Project” – a creative experience for people from all walks of life.

In Mark’s words…

“We provide a place where you don’t have to be skilled at a musical instrument in order to be musical. The goal is to have a place where someone can be part of a creative community that is open, non-judgmental and encouraging.

It’s our belief that the world is a better place when people can express themselves in an imaginative way.  A society is measured by how much it nurtures its arts and culture. People appreciate the arts more when they themselves take part in creating it (whatever that might be).  People are never too old or young to learn something new or to write a song. You can see that spark of inspiration go on in young kids, retired newspaper writers and the father and son who take lessons so that they can play guitars together. People who take part, know the feeling of being in the midst of the creative process. We want others in the community to experience it.”

About the artist…

Mark Cutler, director of The Same Thing Project, is a singer/songwriter who resides in the state of Rhode Island. Rockers, cowpokes and punks have covered his songs. In the days before corporate playlists, Mark’s meticulously crafted, heartfelt rock, pop and alt-country songs gained heavy rotation throughout the Northeast. Mark was inducted into the RI Music Hall of Fame in 2015.

Mark continues to add unique entries to the great American songbook and leads a variety of roots-rock bands, combines powerful lyrics with memorable melodies and driving rhythm and  is working on his next release. He also conducts various songwriting workshops with folks from all walks of life, from the banker to the bricklayer to the musician who is looking for another set of ears.  He also holds songwriting workshops and collaborates with people who have various developmental challenges.  Mark has performed for dozens of charities over the decades. He and his band mates have helped raise money for the homeless, the hungry, the sick and for folks who just need a hand.

 

Apr
6
Mon
2020
Artist-in-Residence: Mark Cutler’s Virtual Songwriting Workshops @ Bay Spring Community Center Zoom Room
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

New Virtual Venue

Artist-in-Residence: Mark Cutler’s VIRTUAL Songwriting Workshops @ Bay Spring Community Center’s New
Zoom Room

RI Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Mark Cutler, continues his popular BSCC songwriting series, online. In this weekly workshop, Mark will walk you through the creative magic of writing songs. Everyone is welcome to be part of the collaborative process. You’ll be amazed at the music that is written and often recorded during these sessions.

The workshops will be held using Zoom conferencing. You can participate from the comfort of your own home.  Reserve your seat and we’ll send you the Zoom connection information.

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Date: Monday, April 6th, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm (Zoom meeting will open at 6:45.)
Location: The Bay Spring Community Center’s Virtual Zoom Room
Cost: You can choose how much you would like to donate.

(Children under 12 are free)

 

Mark will run the songwriting workshops in the spirit of his successful, “The Same Thing Project” – a creative experience for people from all walks of life.

In Mark’s words…

“We provide a place where you don’t have to be skilled at a musical instrument in order to be musical. The goal is to have a place where someone can be part of a creative community that is open, non-judgmental and encouraging.

It’s our belief that the world is a better place when people can express themselves in an imaginative way.  A society is measured by how much it nurtures its arts and culture. People appreciate the arts more when they themselves take part in creating it (whatever that might be).  People are never too old or young to learn something new or to write a song. You can see that spark of inspiration go on in young kids, retired newspaper writers and the father and son who take lessons so that they can play guitars together. People who take part, know the feeling of being in the midst of the creative process. We want others in the community to experience it.”

About the artist…

Mark Cutler, director of The Same Thing Project, is a singer/songwriter who resides in the state of Rhode Island. Rockers, cowpokes and punks have covered his songs. In the days before corporate playlists, Mark’s meticulously crafted, heartfelt rock, pop and alt-country songs gained heavy rotation throughout the Northeast. Mark was inducted into the RI Music Hall of Fame in 2015.

Mark continues to add unique entries to the great American songbook and leads a variety of roots-rock bands, combines powerful lyrics with memorable melodies and driving rhythm and  is working on his next release. He also conducts various songwriting workshops with folks from all walks of life, from the banker to the bricklayer to the musician who is looking for another set of ears.  He also holds songwriting workshops and collaborates with people who have various developmental challenges.  Mark has performed for dozens of charities over the decades. He and his band mates have helped raise money for the homeless, the hungry, the sick and for folks who just need a hand.