Here are some things to know about this weekend, Jan. 25-26, in and around Bristol and Warren.
Bristol’s Stone Church Coffeehouse at the First Congregational Church, 300 High St., presents “Pendragon,” who have been performing Celtic music in New England for 30 years, on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 pm. The group includes Bob Drouin on fiddle, bouzouki and tenor banjo; Russell Gusetti on guitar and concertinas; Josh Kane on flute and whistles; Mary Lee Partington on vocals; and step dancer and percussionist Kevin Doyle, a U.S. champion dancer. The performance will include a look at the cultural and historical context of the music at the same time.
The Baptist Church in Warren presents The Rev. Dr. Albert Brinson, a lifelong friend of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 26, to talk about the slain Civil Rights’ leader's legacy. His talk starts at 3 pm as part of the year-long lecture series celebrating the founding of the church 250 years ago. Brinson is the retired associate general secretary of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA). With King, he helped fight for civil rights in his native Georgia and throughout the South after Martin Luther King Sr. became his surrogate father and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. became an older brother figure and mentor. A free will offering will be taken to benefit the Baptist Church’s Historic Rehabilitation Capital Campaign Fund.
Bristol vocalist Ashley Hewitt and some friends will present a concert on Sunday, Jan. 26, at 4 pm at St. Mary’s Church, Bristol, to raise funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Hewitt is training to run in the 2014 Boston Marathon in support of the New England chapter. Tickets are $20 with all of the proceeds going to MS. A reception will follow the concert. Click here to see her webpage or make a donation online.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, 127 State St., Bristol, hosts an open house on Sunday from 11:30 am to 1 pm. Meet the teachers, staff and other families for the school, which offers programs for prekindergarten through eighth grade pupils. Click here for more information.