Monday Essentials: Brown Bag Lunch Series; 250th Anniversary Resume

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Singers Joyce Katzberg and Jimmy Warren. Credit: Baptist Church in Warren
Singers Joyce Katzberg and Jimmy Warren. Credit: Baptist Church in Warren

Here are a few things to know about this week in Bristol and Warren:

weekly “brown bag lunch” series for East Bay business women resumes Tuesday, Jan. 7, and runs for the next three months at the East Bay Chamber of Commerce, 16 Cutler St., Warren. The women’s winter series is hosted by W.E.B.O.N.D. (Women's Empowerment and Business Owners Networking Development) and sponsored by RE/MAX River’s Edge from 12 to 1 pm. There is a guest speaker each week. Admission is $5 a week or $45 for the complete series.Here is the January schedule of topics and speakers:

  • Jan. 7   "Healthcare Reform & Tax Update" led by Michelle Hughes
  • Jan. 14  "Peace and Power as a Woman Entrepreneur – Two Key Practices" led by Joanna Meriweather
  • Jan. 21 "Intuitive Leadership" led by Terrie Wildemann
  • Jan. 28  "No Drama Decisions" led by Kate Hanley 

Wednesday Night at the Movies returns on Jan. 8 for a winter run at the Rogers Free Library, 525 Hope St, in Bristol. Peter Weldy host the first film tonight -- "Stuck in Love" starring Greg Kinnear and Jennifer Connelly. It tells the story of an acclaimed writer, his ex-wife and their teenagers who discover how complex love can be over on tumultuous year. Rated R and 97 minutes long. Parking is available in the rear of the building on the north side. The movie starts at 7 pm.

The Stuff a Bus winter coat drive operated by Liberty Tax Service, the Providence Bruins and RIPTA comes to Bristol at 576 Metacom Ave. on Tuesday at 6 pm. The coat drive benefits the Providence Corps of the Salvation Army.

Singers Joyce Katzberg and Jimmy Warren sing at the Baptist Church in Warren on Sunday, Jan. 12, as part of the celebration of the 250th anniversary of the church. Katzberg has been entertaining New England audiences with her unique blend of topical and traditional, historic and hysterical songs for 41 years. It’s often described as folk-fusion. In 2006, she was honored by the URI honors colloquium for "career contributions using music as a tool of peace, non-violence and social justice - changing the world one song at a time." A free will offering will be collected during intermission to benefit the Historic Rehabilitation Capital Campaign Fund of the church, located at the corner of Main and Miller streets. 


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