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Talks


Thursday, January 12

"ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION: AN ACT OF POLITICAL COURAGE" | A talk by Chief Justice Frank J. Williams, presented in conjunction with the "Forever Free" exhibit | 7 pm | Providence Public Library, 150 Empire St, Providence | Free | 401.455.8145 | www.provlib.org

"WOMEN IN RHODE ISLAND POLITICS" | A talk by Senator Elizabeth Roberts, Cranston Councilwoman Cindy Fogarty, and Brown professor Jennifer Lawless | 7:30 pm | William Hall Library, 1825 Broad St, Cranston | Free | 401.943.9080, x 101

Saturday, January 14

"ART AND SCIENCE: VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY" | A talk by Lyn Hayden | 2 pm | Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave, Newport | $10 | 401.848.8200 | www.newportartmuseum.com

"DISCOVER OUR VANISHING COASTAL WILDFLOWERS" | A talk by author and ecologist Mario DiGregorio | 1 pm, followed by a book signing | Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope St, Bristol | Free | 401.245.7500

Sunday, January 15

"PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE - A BEAUTIFUL THREAT TO OUR LOCAL WETLANDS" | A talk by Chris Hitchener | 1 pm | Roger Williams Park Zoo's Meller-Danforth Education Center, 1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence | Free with Zoo admission | 401.785.3510 | www.rogerwilliamsparkzoo.org

"WHO'S WATCHING YOU? OWLS OF OUR WORLD" | A talk by naturalist Marcia Wilson | 1:30 + 3:30 pm | The Dartmouth YMCA, 276 Gulf Rd, Dartmouth, MA | $8, free under 4 | 508.993.3361 | www.lloydcenter.org

Monday, January 16

GEORGE LIMA, a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, labor leader, social activist, and Fall River native, will discuss his life at the sixth annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Community Breakfast | 7:30 am | Bristol Community College, 777 Elsbree St, Fall River, MA | Free | 508.678.2811 x 2169

Tuesday, January 17

"LUNCH WITH FRA ANGELICO" | A discussion of the Italian Renaissance artist | Noon | Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave, Newport | $3 | 401.848.8200 | www.newportartmuseum.com

Wednesday, January 18

"FUNDING FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION: HOW MUCH IS TOO LITTLE, AND HOW LITTLE IS TOO MUCH?" | An AS220 Stinktank discussion, with proposals to address the current situation presented by two witnesses, who defend their stands in questioning from a panel and the audience | 5:30-7 pm | AS220, 115 Empire St, Providence | Free | 401.831.9327 | www.as220.org

Thursday, January 19

BETH LEONARD & EVANS STARZINGER will discuss their sailing adventure from the UK to the Arctic Circle | 2 + 7:30 pm | Mystic Seaport, Exit 90 off I-95, Mystic, CT | $12-$9 | 888.973.2767 | www.mysticseaport.org









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