What’s Happening

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

Due to the coronavirus and with an abundance of caution, the Bay Spring Community Center has suspended all onsite programming until further notice.  We are currently running some great virtual programming and will be expanding our list of offerings.

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.

To see our upcoming virtual events, please see the list below or check our Facebook page.

Oct
19
Mon
2020
Artist-in-Residence: Mark Cutler’s Virtual Songwriting Workshop 10/19/2020 @ Bay Spring Community Center Zoom Room
Oct 19 @ 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.  Just email me at johnparkerwood@outlook.com to let me know you’re interested in attending and I’ll send you the Zoom connection information.

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Date: Monday, October 19th, 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.

Make contributions directly to Mark via PayPal or Venmo:

PayPal: paypal.me/MCutler910

Venmo: @Mark-Cutler-8

(Kids under 12 are always 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.

Nov
2
Mon
2020
Artist-in-Residence: Mark Cutler’s Monthly Virtual Songwriting Workshop 11/2/2020 @ Bay Spring Community Center Zoom Room
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

New Virtual Venue

Artist-in-Residence: Mark Cutler’s Monthly VIRTUAL Songwriting Workshops

@ Bay Spring Community Center’s Zoom Room

RI Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Mark Cutler, continues his popular BSCC songwriting series, online. In this workshop, held on the first Monday of every month, 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.  Just email me at johnparkerwood@outlook.com to let me know you’re interested in attending and I’ll send you the Zoom connection information.

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The next Workshop!!

Date: Monday, November 2nd, 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.

Make contributions directly to Mark via PayPal or Venmo:

PayPal: paypal.me/MCutler910

Venmo: @Mark-Cutler-8

(Kids under 12 are always 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.

Nov
11
Wed
2020
Veteran’s Voices 2020
Nov 11 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Veteran’s Voices 2020
Rhode Island Vets Share Their Stories
A Reflections in RI video premiere

A new video premiering on Veteran’s Day 2020… hear local Rhode Island veterans talk about their experiences of war and peace. Brought to you by the Bay Spring Community Center, Rhode Island Veteran’s Affairs, and Susan Catherine Collyer of Reflections in Rhode Island.

To attend the premiere, please click on this link to the video on November 11.

Produced and directed by Susan Catherine Collyer with the help of assistant producers (and Bay Spring board members) Mark Cutler, David Cousins, and Jack Ringland. Thanks to technical assistants Jack Culton and Xan Maddock of Barrington High School. Original score by Mark Cutler.

We are delighted to provide this video for free viewing. If you enjoy it, please consider making a donation to our friends at Guitars for Vets.

Dec
7
Mon
2020
Artist-in-Residence: Mark Cutler’s Monthly Virtual Songwriting Workshop 12/7/2020 @ Bay Spring Community Center Zoom Room
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

New Virtual Venue

Artist-in-Residence: Mark Cutler’s Monthly VIRTUAL Songwriting Workshops

@ Bay Spring Community Center’s Zoom Room

RI Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Mark Cutler, continues his popular BSCC songwriting series, online. In this workshop, held on the first Monday of every month, 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.  Just email me at johnparkerwood@outlook.com to let me know you’re interested in attending and I’ll send you the Zoom connection information.

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The Details!!

Date: Monday, December7th, 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.

Make contributions directly to Mark via PayPal or Venmo:

PayPal: paypal.me/MCutler910

Venmo: @Mark-Cutler-8

(Kids under 12 are always 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.

Jan
4
Mon
2021
Artist-in-Residence: Mark Cutler’s Monthly Virtual Songwriting Workshop 1/4/2021 @ Bay Spring Community Center Zoom Room
Jan 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

New Virtual Venue

Artist-in-Residence: Mark Cutler’s Monthly VIRTUAL Songwriting Workshops

@ Bay Spring Community Center’s Zoom Room

RI Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Mark Cutler, continues his popular BSCC songwriting series, online. In this workshop, held on the first Monday of every month, 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.  Just email me at johnparkerwood@outlook.com to let me know you’re interested in attending and I’ll send you the Zoom connection information.

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The Details!!

Date: Monday, January 7, 2021
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.

Make contributions directly to Mark via PayPal or Venmo:

PayPal: paypal.me/MCutler910

Venmo: @Mark-Cutler-8

(Kids under 12 are always 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.

Feb
1
Mon
2021
Artist-in-Residence: Mark Cutler’s Monthly Virtual Songwriting Workshop 2/1/2021 @ Bay Spring Community Center Zoom Room
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

New Virtual Venue

Artist-in-Residence: Mark Cutler’s Monthly VIRTUAL Songwriting Workshops

@ Bay Spring Community Center’s Zoom Room

RI Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Mark Cutler, continues his popular BSCC songwriting series, online. In this workshop, held on the first Monday of every month, 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.  Just email me at johnparkerwood@outlook.com to let me know you’re interested in attending and I’ll send you the Zoom connection information.

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The Details!!

Date: Monday, February 1, 2021
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.

Make contributions directly to Mark via PayPal or Venmo:

PayPal: paypal.me/MCutler910

Venmo: @Mark-Cutler-8

(Kids under 12 are always 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.

Mar
1
Mon
2021
Artist-in-Residence: Mark Cutler’s Monthly Virtual Songwriting Workshop 3/1/2021 @ Bay Spring Community Center Zoom Room
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

All Virtual Venue

Artist-in-Residence: Mark Cutler’s Monthly VIRTUAL Songwriting Workshops

@ Bay Spring Community Center’s Zoom Room

RI Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Mark Cutler, continues his popular BSCC songwriting series, online. In this workshop, held on the first Monday of every month, 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.  Just email me at johnparkerwood@outlook.com to let me know you’re interested in attending and I’ll send you the Zoom connection information.  (Please include the words “Songwriting Workshop” in the subject of your email.)

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The Details!!

Date: Monday, March 1, 2021
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.

Make contributions directly to Mark via PayPal or Venmo:

PayPal: paypal.me/MCutler910

Venmo: @Mark-Cutler-8

(Kids under 12 are always 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.

Apr
1
Thu
2021
Confetti Kids of New England Will Host Blood Drive at BSCC on April 1 > How to sign up @ Bay Spring Community Center
Apr 1 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Apr
3
Sat
2021
Yay! A Spring Plant Sale Is Coming from Confetti Kids! @ Bay Spring Community Center
Apr 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Spring is coming! The Confetti Kids of New England is partnering with Redwood Nursery to sell vouchers to be used to purchase plants and other gardening supplies in stock at Redwood. They’ll have vouchers ranging in prices from $25 to $200. Come over to BSCC, buy a voucher, and head on over to Redwood to pick out your plants, shrubs, flowers, soil, etc. The vouchers do not expire.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Barrington Farm School in honor of Penny Lachmann. Penny cherished the farm school and all the goodness that it brings to our community. This project is a reflection of the Confetti Kids gratitude for allowing them to learn, grow, and understand the benefits of having a local farm right in their own backyard.

The children will also be selling a variety of seed packets with 100% of the proceeds going to the Bay Spring Community Center. The children recognize the benefits of having a space in our community where we can gather to enjoy musical events, art shows, community fundraisers, and a place to go to meet new people!

Apr
5
Mon
2021
Artist-in-Residence: Mark Cutler’s Monthly Virtual Songwriting Workshop 4/5/2021 @ Bay Spring Community Center Zoom Room
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

All Virtual Venue

Artist-in-Residence: Mark Cutler’s Monthly VIRTUAL Songwriting Workshops

@ Bay Spring Community Center’s Zoom Room

RI Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Mark Cutler, continues his popular BSCC songwriting series, online. In this workshop, held on the first Monday of every month, 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.  Just email me at johnparkerwood@outlook.com to let me know you’re interested in attending and I’ll send you the Zoom connection information.  (Please include the words “Songwriting Workshop” in the subject of your email.)

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The Details!!

Date: Monday, April 5, 2021
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.

Make contributions directly to Mark via PayPal or Venmo:

PayPal: paypal.me/MCutler910

Venmo: @Mark-Cutler-8

(Kids under 12 are always 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.