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Monday Essentials: Youth String Concert; 'King Philip's' Lecture; 'Soup's On'

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Community String Project participants. Credit: Community String Project
Community String Project participants. Credit: Community String Project

Here are some things to know about this week, Jan. 27 to Feb. 2, in and around Bristol and Warren: 

The non-profit Community String Project’s Youth Program presents an end of semester concert at Mt. Hope High School on Tuesday at 7 pm. Students in grades 3-12 will perform and there will be an announcement of the first recipient of the Bethany Sousa Scholarship funded by Brandon Lahoud. The Community String Project offers affordable and accessible violin, viola, cello, and bass group lessons for youth and adults in the East Bay and beyond. It has openings for beginning high school and adult students in their spring session. Registrations are now being accepted for classes that will begin the week of Feb. 4 and continue for 16 weeks.  Beginner classes are held on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7:40 at the First Congregational Church. Registration forms are posted on the website at communitystringproject.org and must be mailed before Tuesday, Jan. 28.  In-person registration is available at the Mt. Hope High School auditorium on Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 pm. Call Executive Director, Cheryl Burns, at 500-1243, for further information.

weekly “brown bag lunch” series for East Bay business women continues on Tuesday 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.

The first of three fireside lectures takes place Wednesday at 7 pm at Mount Hope Farm, 250 Metacom Ave., Bristol. It’s a partnership with the Bristol Historical Society. Author Michael Tougias will discuss, “King Philip’s War: The War in Our Backyard.” The narrated slide presentation is based on his book about King Philip’s War, which on a per capita basis was the bloodiest conflict in our nation’s history. It will focus on the Indian way of life, Colonial Settlements, and the events leading up to this cataclysmic war. Admission for members is free; non-members pay $5. For more information, call 401-254-1745. 

The Roger Williams University School of Law hosts its 11th annual “Public Interest Auction” on Friday at 5:30 pm at the Providence Biltmore, 11 Dorrance St. The auction raises money to fund law students in unpaid summer internships. Enjoy an evening of fun with friends, faculty and the Rhode Island legal community. Tickets are available online by clicking here. For additional information, call (401) 254-4573 or e-mail lmacbeth@rwu.edu. 

St. Alexander Church, 221 Main St., Warren hosts a “Soup’s On” dinner on Saturday at 5 pm. The congregation will be serving five different kinds of homemade soup along with various breads and crackers. Soda and water will be available for purchase along with homemade pastry. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under. Tickets must be purchased before the event - no tickets will be sold at the door. Seating is limited. Call the parish office at 245-6369. 

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