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 at least June 1st.  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

 

Jul
24
Wed
2019
Backyard Sessions at Bay Spring @ Bay Spring Community Center
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Backyard Sessions at Bay Spring @ Bay Spring Community Center

Join us for our free outdoor summer concert series. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy live music by local musicians:

  • John Lord & Co.
  • Dawnie & The Goods
  • plus a Special Guest

Sep
21
Sat
2019
9th Annual Fiddle ‘n Folk Festival @ Haines Memorial Park
Sep 21 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, September 21 from noon-5:00 for our Ninth Annual Fiddle ‘n Folk Fest in Haines Park, Barrington (near the boat launch).

Featuring 10 bands (The Vox Hunters, Old Dog Daddy & The Dagnabbits, Hollow Turtle, John Fuzek, Drownville Station, The Lazy Sundays, Ed DesJardins, Oak Hill, Lost Set of Keys, and Old Fiddlers Club of RI) and storytelling by Len Cabral.

They’ll be food trucks, including Proud Mary’s Donuts’ new donut & burrito truck, craft vendors, dancing, and kids activities.  It’s bound to be a rousing event. Join the All-Levels Fiddle Jam with Michelle Kaminsky from 10:30- noon.

Bring a chair and a blanket and enjoy the day overlooking Narragansett Bay. And it’s FREE, thanks to generous support from the Town of Barrington, Friends of the BSCC – Bay Spring Community Center, New Harvest Coffee Roasters, Proud Mary’s Donuts, OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Barrington Public Library, The BAY Team, Black Pear, Grapes and Grains and many generous individuals.

Stay tuned for more details. Sign up HERE if you’d like to volunteer!

 

 

Oct
5
Sat
2019
Bay Spring Flash! @ Bay Spring Community Center
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for visual storytelling!

on travel  /  on photography  /  on unfolding  /  on being yourself  / on horse racing  /  on farmology  / on STEAM Box  /  on ospreys

Five-minute lightning talks and slides by 8 local speakers followed by a Q&A. Come learn about passion projects, creative obsessions, and cool pursuits. Our featured speakers are:

Roberto Gonzalez, Executive Director, STEAM Box
Maddy Grove, Milieu Associate, Bradley Hospital
Rob Migliaccio, Attorney, Cameron & Mittleman LLP
Bev Migliore, Vice President, Barrington Farm School
Leslie Seiler Peck, Business Support Manager, Citizens Bank
Richard Ring, Deputy Executive Director for Collections and Interpretation, Rhode Island Historical Society
Jennifer Watson, SoulCollage® Facilitator
David Winsor, Retired Architect + Planning Consultant

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.