Monday Essentials: 'Benefits of Trees'; Craft Beer Dining; 'Cheers! With Santa'

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Here are some things to know about this week, Nov. 18-24, in and around Bristol and Warren:

The Rhode Island Tree Council makes a PowerPoint presentation titled “The Benefits of Trees” at the George Hail Free Library on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7 pm. It will answers questions such as: did you know trees can help you save money? Did you know trees help with stormwater disposal? Did you know trees increase the value of your property? Did you know trees help to reduce pollution? 

Fins Sports Tap House & Grille, 198 Thames St., Bristol, hosts another Craft Beer Dinner today at 7 pm. Five beers from Sam Adams brewery will be paired with each course in a five-course meal for $50 per person including tax and tip.

See John Wayne on Wednesday, Nov. 20, in "The Searchers,” the latest installment in the Roger Williams University Great Film Series. It starts at 7:30 pm in the Global Heritage Hall Building, Room G01, 1 Old Ferry Road, Bristol. Wayne, a former Confederate soldier, returns to his brother's frontier cabin three years after the end of the Civil War with a bitter hatred of Indians, trusting no one but himself until he learns he has more in common with his despised Indians than with his more ‘civilized’ brethren.

Farmstead Mercantile, 384 Market St., Warren, holds its first “Cheers! With Santa” on Friday, Nov. 22, at 6 pm, featuring Michael Reilly, a traditional “Golden Age” Santa who is sure to transport you back to your childhood. Mingle with Santa among the store’s holiday wonderland 

The Barrington Baptist Church, 25 Old County Road, hosts a fundraiser for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 2 pm. Enjoy Authentic Philippine food and dessert. Monetary donations of any amount will be accepted. All donations will go directly to The Children’s Shelter of Cebu in Cebu City Philippines.


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