5 Things: Meet Your Representatives

Here are 5 Things to know in Bristol and Warren today.

1. Get to know the General Assembly members you just elected. Join Common Cause Rhode Island and General Assembly members from Barrington, Warren and Bristol on Saturday Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Barrington Public Library for a discussion about issues of government transparency and accountability in Rhode Island.

This event is free and open to the public and is an opportunity for voters to meet their elected senators and representatives and listen to their plans for the upcoming legislative session. The program includes an informal meet and greet followed by an interactive question and answer section. Coffee and donuts will be served.

2. Do you have old, unused or unwanted electronics taking up space in your home? Bring them to the Mount Hope Farmers Market, 250 Metacome Avenue, Saturday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bring residential computers, laptops, PDA's, cell phones, mice, keyboards, printers, and other peripherals, networking equipment, cabling, flat screens, CRT monitors, stereo equipment, telephones, cordless phones, wide screen / tube televisions, microwaves, and other electronic gadgetry regardless of age or condition.  We also collect lead batteries of any size, type or shape (including auto/marine batteries and battery backups). 

A $10 disposal fee is charged for mini-fridges, household air conditioners and dehumidifiers. 

Any type of light bulb or single use disposable batteries, mattresses or any hazardous materials such as paint and firearms are not accepted.

3. Join Gallery Eleven Fine Art on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 5-8 p.m. as it welcomes three guest artists as part of the Fall Featured Artist series.

Alice Benvie-Gebhart communicates visually using kiln-fired glass to translate the average day-to-day into enthusiastic and energetic celebration.  Her subjects center on nature, representing the cyle of life and renewal.

Beverly Carter employs classic art forms as the foundation of her work.  She utilizes a variety of techniques to create unique ceramic pieces that evoke another era while being current.                              

Wanda Perkowska Coderre enjoys mixing various mediums in her work and is currently working in watercolors done in rich, deep tones.  Her work is intended to stimulate and intrigue the viewer.

The show runs Nov. 8 through Dec. 2, with an artists' reception on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 5-8 p.m. Be sure to stop in and enjoy refreshments as you view the show and meet the featured and resident artists.

4. This day in history: Nov. 9, 1989: Borders between East and West Germany were opened and the Berlin Wall began to be dismantled the next day.

5. The sun returns thoday and should stick around for most of the long weekend, with some clouds popping up here and there. It'll be on the cool side though, with highs only in the low-50s.


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