What’s Happening

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

 

Oct
20
Sun
2019
Harvest Fest 2019 @ Bay Spring Community Center
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come for an afternoon of fun at the 2019 Bay Spring Community Center Harvest Fest on October 20th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

Enjoy a spectacular fall day with live music from local musicians, great soups, cider and treats. As always, we’ll also have fun raffles with valuable prizes, and tons of fun and community spirit.

Admission: $5 per person or $20 per family.

Oct
21
Mon
2019
Artist-in-Residence: Mark Cutler’s Songwriting Workshops @ Bay Spring Community Center
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You’re invited to come and learn the basics of songwriting with RI Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Mark Cutler.  In this weekly workshop series, Mark will walk you through the creative magic of writing songs.

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.

Oct
23
Wed
2019
A Community Conversation with State Representative Liana Cassar (RI HD66) @ Bay Spring Community Center
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Liana Cassar for a discussion about the highlights of the 2019 Legislative Session and your policy priorities for the 2020 Legislative Session.  Liana is our State Representative for Rhode Island’s District 66, representing Barrington & Riverside.  Click HERE for more information.

Oct
26
Sat
2019
Mark Cutler: Artist-in Residence Concert Featuring Mark Cutler & Friends @ Bay Spring Community Center
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our Artist-in-Residence, Mark Cutler, launches his signature concert series at the BSCC with a performance by Mark Cutler & Friends.  Join us for a night of roots-rock, memorable melodies and driving rhythms.

There is a $10 (suggested donation) for tickets.  Click HERE to reserve your seats, today!

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.

Oct
27
Sun
2019
Artist-in-Residence – Professor Gizmo’s Workshop – FRANKENTOYS! Workshop POSTPONED UNTIL NOV 11 @ Bay Spring Community Center
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Return of Frankentoys!! Design and build your own monstrous Frankentoys from our selection of cool toy parts, then set it loose on the world! Mwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!!!!

Sunday, October 27
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Reserve your seats!

Oct
31
Thu
2019
Halloween Family Pizza Stop @ Bay Spring Community Center
Oct 31 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Once again, it’s time for the ghosts and goblins to come out. Be sure to visit the BSCC on Halloween night so the witches and ninjas (and their parents) can enjoy a slice a pizza, some cider, candy, and the annual BSCC pumpkin display!

Nov
4
Mon
2019
Artist-in-Residence: Mark Cutler’s Songwriting Workshops @ Bay Spring Community Center
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You’re invited to come and learn the basics of songwriting with RI Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Mark Cutler.  In this weekly workshop series, Mark will walk you through the creative magic of writing songs.

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.

Nov
9
Sat
2019
Mark Cutler: Artist-in-Residence Concert Featuring The Persisters w/ Drownville Station @ Bay Spring Community Center
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our A-in-R, Mark Cutler, presents the second night of great music in his signature concert series at the BSCC with a performance by The Persisters. The band was formed in the spring of 2017 in Providence RI and cultivated at You Rock School of Music. They are writers, RNs, teachers, musicians, non-profiteers, activists, artists, wives and moms.

Band members include:
Gina Bae – Violin, Keys and Vocals
Jo Fisher – Bass and Vocals
Anisa Raoof – Guitar
Jen Romanat – Guitar, Ukulele and Vocals
Julia Vaca – Guitar and Vocals
Susan Weber – Drums and Vocals

Drownville Station will kick off the night’s music.

There is a $10 (suggested donation) for tickets.

Date:  Saturday, November 9th

Time:  7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)

Location:  Bay Spring Community Center

Cost:  $10   (Children under 12 are free)

Nov
10
Sun
2019
Blown Away – a new play by Gayle Hanrahan @ Bay Spring Community Center
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

WomensWork Theatre Collaborative presents
A Fall First Read of

BLOWN AWAY

a new play by Gayle Hanrahan
Directed by Rae Mancini

Where: Bay Spring Community Center
170 Narragansett Avenue, Barrington RI
When: Sunday, November 10th
7PM – 9PM
Free Admission
Reservations not required
Featuring: Susan Bowen-Powers, Sharon Carpentier, Gladys Cole, Kerry Georgi, Jimmy Calitri, Charles Lafond and Johnny Sederquist as “Rose Royce”

Nov
11
Mon
2019
Artist-in-Residence – Professor Gizmo’s Workshop – FRANKENTOYS RETURN!! @ Bay Spring Community Center
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


The Return of Frankentoys!! Design and build your own monstrous Frankentoys from our selection of cool toy parts, then set it loose on the world!
Mwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!!!!

Monday, November 11
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Reserve Your Spot!