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Monday Essentials: Meet 'Fashionista' Author, See Bluegrass Band, Recycle Electronics

Start planning your week with some help from Patch.

Here are some things to know about this week, Nov. 4-10, in and around Bristol and Warren:

The East Bay Chamber of Commerce hosts a Women’s Pre-Holiday Mini-Retreat today at 6 pm at 16 Cutler St., Warren. Learn three simple secrets for a stress-free holiday season. Get more information at: www.WomensPreHolidayMiniRetreat.com.

Author Bianca Turetsky visits the Rogers Free Library, 525 Hope St., Bristol, on Wednesday evening, Nov. 6, at 6:30. What if a beautiful vintage dress could take you back in time?  Meet the author who answered that question.
Turetsky will discuss her books, which began with "The Time Traveling Fashionista." Her books take teenager Louise Lambert back in time to the Titanic and the court of Marie Antoinette.   

The Hope & Main Incubator Program for food service businesses hosts its second Information Session on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 9 am. The event takes place at the incubator’s temporary office, 569 Main St., Warren -- the Handkerchief Factory. Mentors from the Hope & Main team will walk participants through the application process and answer questions before the Dec. 17, early-decision deadline. Can't make the session? Reach out to makefoodyourbusiness.org to learn more about the program. 

Bristol’s Stone Church Coffee House at the First Congregational Church, 300 High St., welcomes bluegrass and country vocalist Amy Gallatin and her band Stillwaters on Saturday, Nov. 9. Doors open at 6:45 pm and the show starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available at the door. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. Tickets are $15.00 per person; student’s are half price; children 5 and under are free. For ticket information or to purchase tickets in advance, please call 253-4813 or 253-7288.

The Mount Hope Winter Farmers Market on Metacom Avenue, Bristol, offers free electronics recycling on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 am to 1 pm. Bring your unwanted computers, printers, stereo equipment, TVs, monitors, phones, and small household appliances to IndieCycle of Rhode Island. Anything with a wire! Also accepted are air conditioners, dehumidifiers, & mini-refrigerators for a $10 disposal fee. For more information click here.

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