Zora Howard at URI: Beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 30, the URI Slam Poetry Club presents "The Strivers Row, Zora Howard" as part of the University's Diversity Week programming. Zora is a Harlem raised writer, spoken word artist, actress, and activist, who at age 13, won the Urban Word NYC Grand Slam finals as the youngest poet ever to do so. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show begins at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom (50 Lower College Rd., URI). This is a free event. Click here for more information.
Public Education Forum: At 7 p.m. this and each Tuesday evening through Dec. 10, the University of Rhode Island Fall 2013 Honors Colloquium will offer public education forums in Edwards Auditorium on the Kingston Campus. In this series, coordinated by David Byrd and Diane Kern, participants will explore how education still matters and debate key issues central to understanding the future of public schools and higher education.
Meet the Town Manager: From 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, the Narragansett Town Council invites the public to attend a meet-and-greet for the new Town Manager Pamela Nolan. The event will take place at the North Beach Clubhouse at 79 Boston Neck Road in Narragansett and will serve as an informal setting to meet Pamela, exchange ideas and share interests. No RSVP needed.
Brown Bag Book Group: This and the first Thursday of each month, the Kingston Free Library at (2605 Kingstown Rd.) hosts a meeting of its Brown Bag Book Group at 12 p.m. Participants are welcome to bring their lunch and cookies and a beverage are provided. New members are always welcome! The October book selection is Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen.
First Friday Coffee: Join members of the South County Chamber of Commerce at 8 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 4 for First Friday Coffee hosted by South County Hospital (100 Kenyon Avenue, Wakefield). Be sure to bring plenty of business cards for networking! $5 per person. Click here to register.
To find more things to do this week, check out our event listings.