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, onsite programming, until further notice.  We are currently running some great virtual programming and looking to expand that list of offerings!

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


A Tribute to Joni Mitchell @ Bay Spring Community Center
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

jonimitchellPlease join us on Saturday, November 5th for a night of wonderful music with Barrington’s own jazz great, Debra Mann, and Connecticut’s talented troubadour, Kristen Graves, while they celebrate the work of a gifted and influential artist, Joni Mitchell.

Debra is widely recognized as Rhode Island’s premier jazz pianist, vocalist, and songwriter. She’s performed at venues of all sizes, throughout New England, for the last three decades and we’re proud to say that she calls Barrington home!

Kristen Graves is an amazing folk / pop singer, songwriter, and humanitarian. She’s shared stages with Pete Seeger, Peter Yarrow, Rusted Root, Harry Belafonte, and many more. She’s been written about in both Rolling Stone Magazine and the New York Times.

To learn more about Debra and Kristen, and hear their music at http://www.debramann.com/ and http://www.kristengraves.com/.

Get your tickets online! If you want to, you can even pay in advance via credit card or PayPal. We can only accept cash only at the door. Just click HERE to see your options!

(You can still reserve seats the old-fashioned way. Just email John Wood at johnpwood@cox.net and let us know how many seats you would like reserved. Let us know how many kids too, just so we can keep a head count.)

Climate Response Workshop @ Town Council Chamber, Barrington Town Hall
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Climate Response Workshop @ Town Council Chamber, Barrington Town Hall | Barrington | Rhode Island | United States

Join us for a panel discussion about sea level rise and increased storm impacts on the town of Barrington and information about Barrington and Warren’s selection as a climate change demonstration site.

With extensive coastline and low-lying areas near the water, Barrington and Warren are among the most vulnerable communities at risk of significant impact from sea level rise over the coming decades.

A panel of coastal experts will join town officials at this public workshop focusing on Barrington to discuss sea level rise and storm surge; state plans, policies and actions on shoreline change; tools for evaluating future impacts; and current and future adaptation strategies to enhance ecosystem and community resilience.

The overall purpose of this workshop is to discuss tools and options for state, city, and town governments, planners and policymakers, businesses, homeowners to address storm surge, flooding, sea-level rise, and other climate change factors.

Presentation and Panel Discussion by:

URI Coastal Institute, URI Coastal Resources Center, CRMC, Save the Bay, Town of Barrington