Upcoming Public Events

Thursday, December 14, 2017
ROADSIDE LITTER COLLECTION
Time: 9:00 am
Place: Peckham Road
Meet at Peckham’s Greenhouse
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Thursday, January 11, 2018
ROADSIDE LITTER COLLECTION
Time: 9:00 am
Place: Long Highway from Pottersville Road to and including John Sisson Road
Meet at Crowthers’ Restaurant parking area.

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Thursday, February 8, 2018
ROADSIDE LITTER COLLECTION
Time: 9:00 am
Place: Swamp Road and Brownell Road
Meet at southern end of South of Commons Road.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018
VEGETABLE GARDENING
Time: 6:30pm – Business, 7:30pm – Program
Place: Little Compton Community Center
Progra: Skip Paul, owner of Wishing Stone Farm, brought the idea of Community Sponsored Agriculture (CSA) home to Little Compton nearly 20 years ago. The project has grown and other fresh foods such as baked goods are now available. Learn about the business side of small farming.

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Thursday, March 8, 2018
ROADSIDE LITTER COLLECTION
Time: 9:00 am
Place: Willow Avenue and South of Commons Road
Meet at Corner Cones parking lot.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018
MIGRATORY SONGIRD HABITAT MANAGEMENT
Time: 6:30 pm Business Meeting – 7:30 pm Program
Place: Little Compton Community Center
Program: Scott McWilliams, professor of Wildlife Ecology and Physiology at URI, gives a presentation on the dietary requirements of migratory birds as they travel from their northern breeding grounds to their southern wintering areas. He stresses the importance of native plant species and explains why a variety of fruiting shrubs are best for local habitat plantings.

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Saturday, April 21, 2018
TOWN CLEANUP – EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
Time: 9:00 am
Place: Headquarters at the Brownell House
Members are encouraged to participate in this town-wide event to clear roads of litter. This project is carried out with youth groups and the students of Wilbur and McMahon Schools.
Coordinators: Lynne Curtis, Jean Sunny
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Wednesday, May 2, 2018
CONTAINER GARDEN DEMONSTRATION
Time: 12:30 pm Business Meeting – 1:30 pm Program
Place: Little Compton Community Center
Program: Martin Van Hof grew up in the nursery business and in 1970 joined his father at the Island Garden Shop. Martin makes two arrangements: one blooming and one edible. Both containers are raffled.

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Thursday, May 10, 2018
ROADSIDE LITTER COLLECTION
Time: 9:00 am
Place: Colebrook Road from Long Highway to Adamsville
Meet at Simmons Pond Management Area parking lot.

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Saturday, May 26, 2018
BLOSSOMS AND SWEETS SALE
Time: 6:30 am – set up; 7:30 am – sale begins
Place: In front of Wilbur’s General Store

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Thursday, June 14, 2018
ROADSIDE LITTER COLLECTION
Time: 9:00 am
Place: South Shore Road and Beach entrance
Meet at South Shore Beach parking lot.

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FIREFLIES
Time: 6:30 pm Business Meeting – 7:30 pm Program
Place: Little Compton Community Center
Program: Bring the family and join Audubon naturalist, Kim Calcagno, for an evening celebrating the living lightshow that is the firefly. Learn about how they use their flickering lights to communicate and how to recognize them during the day. Make a glowing firefly craft to take home.

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Thursday, July 12, 2017
ROADSIDE LITTER COLLECTION
Time 9:00 am
Place: Meeting House Lane and the Commons
Meet at the Brownell House parking lot.

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Thursday, August 2, 2018
BEES, OTHER POLLINATORS AND SAFE PEST CONTROL
Time: 6:30pm Business Meeting – 7:30pm Program
Place: Little Compton Community Center
Program: Granger and Chris Jerome discuss pollinators and saving them for the future – bees, bats, hummingbirds, butterflies etc. Their honey and other related products are available for purchase.

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Thursday, August 9, 2018
ROADSIDE LITTER COLLECTION
Time: 9:00 am
Place: Peckham Road
Meet at Peckham’s Greenhouse