Barrington

Learning Center

Upcoming Classes

    • Wednesday, January 08, 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    • 9:00 PM
    • Barrington Middle School Gym
    • 14
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    RECREATIONAL VOLLEYBALL 

    For beginners and more experienced players alike, this co-ed class welcomes all skill levels. The play is spirited, but the emphasis is on fun and exercise, and not the final score. Individual instruction is available on request. Registration is limited to 15. Twelve 2-hour sessions.

    Fee:  $95 Members;  $100 Non members

    It is essential that you register through the Barrington Learning Center office before the beginning of class!  All registrations are accepted on a first-come first - served basis.  

    Walk-ins accepted on a night by night basis.  At the time of approval, registration must be paid online only.  Cost:  $15 per night.

    Wednesdays 7:00 to 9:00 PM   

    Barrington Middle School Gym, Bruce Mason Coach

    • Saturday, January 11, 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Barrington Library, Collis Gallery (second floor)
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    Image result for mindful livingFREE -  LIVING MINDFULLY  EVERYDAY WORKSHOP

    Everywhere you look lately there is an article about Mindfulness and its benefits. If you are curious about what it is, join us for this free workshop. The practice of mindfulness focuses on awareness but it can be by practiced in breathing techniques, gentle mindful movements, sitting quietly, journaling, or walking with intention. In this workshop we will learn a variety of techniques and an overview of the theory behind how your individualized practice can lead to real and sustainable change in your daily life. Students should bring a mat or blanket and a pen and paper. Most importantly, bring an open mind and a readiness to embark on an eye opening journey.



    • Tuesday, January 14, 2020
    • 3:30 PM
    • Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    • 5:30 PM
    • BARRINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL ROOM 1408
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    Image result for portfolio building classesAFTER SCHOOL ART CLASS: 

    Instructor: Kelly Brown, BFA in Illustration (UMASS)

    This after school activity provides an opportunity to explore your creative side and have some fun.

    The class will focus on a variety of different art activities including comic book style drawing techniques, drawing from life and still life displays, and as well as some abstract impressionism drawing as well as learning about different artists every week.

    For ages ( 11-15) 

    8 Classes - meet for 2 hours each on Tuesdays Jan. 14 thru Mar 17, 2019
    (No Classes February 4, 2020 - March 3, 2020 )

    Flat Fee $130

    • Tuesday, January 14, 2020
    • 5:30 PM
    • Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    • 8:30 PM
    • Barrington Middle School Room 1408
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    Image result for portfolio building classesPORTFOLIO BUILDING CLASS:  Are you looking to enter art or design college? Or are you just looking to expand your portfolio and get critiques from other artists? My name is Kelly Brown, I am a graduate of the University of Massachusetts- Dartmouth with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Illustration. I know the entry portfolio into a community college or university is an important and sometimes intimidating feat. I also know having a community of artists to talk with and rely on is important even for artists outside of college or who are self-taught. We will be doing a variety of projects and types of drawings— and I will also be painting and drawing alongside you!

    If you are looking for critiques, pointers, lessons and community, then join my portfolio building class

    Ages 16+

    ( No Classes February 4, 2020 & March 3, 2020 ) 


    • Thursday, January 16, 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • Thursday, March 05, 2020
    • 8:00 PM
    • Barrington Middle School
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     Image result for mindfulnessMINDFUL LIVING:  We all want a robust life but sometimes we with so many demands, we lose ourselves. In this course, we will learn approaches to build awareness and discover a mindful approach to daily living. We all have the capacity to be present, and we don’t need to change who we are to incorporate these simple practices into our lives. There are no prerequisites to this class and no prior experience is necessary. Those students with experience will enjoy practicing in a community setting. Most importantly, bring yourself - without any distractions or demands.

    (Class will be held in the Small Fitness room in the Barrington Middle School)

    • Thursday, January 23, 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • Thursday, January 30, 2020
    • 9:00 PM
    • Barrington Middle School Room 1203
    • 19
    Register

     HOW TO BE A GREAT BABYSITTER  (11 - 16 years old)
    Boys and girls are invited to participate in a fast paced, interactive and FUN babysitting course. There is lots of “hands on” practice using adult and infant manikins. The first 3 hours are focused on CPR, choking for the adult, child and infant, how to use an AED. 
    Students will also learn elements of first aid.  The second half is focused on babysitting safety, changing and feeding a baby and getting your babysitting business started. Lots of role play and games will be used to enhance learning throughout the course.  Please bring a snack and a drink to have at break time. Catherine Alexander, the instructor, is a registered nurse certified through the AHA in CPR and First Aid, with over 30 years of healthcare and health education experience. 

    To learn more about this program visit mobilemedicaltraining.org. This program is offered in co-sponsorship with the BAY team.

    Two 3-hour classes:  

    • Thursday, January 23,2020
    • Thursday, January 30,2020

    FEE: $100 (cost includes CPR book, certificate of completion, and a tee shirt.
    Please include tee shirt size when registering).
    Barrington Middle School Room GR 6 Brake out area 

    • Wednesday, January 29, 2020
    • 11:00 AM
    • Wednesday, March 04, 2020
    • 12:30 PM
    • Barrington Town Hall lower level conference room
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    How to follow a low-carb diet for weight loss or diabetes:

     Image result for low carb dietMany have heard of or tried low-carb diets in order to lose weight. Despite having great results, many find it hard to maintain. Psychologist David Weed will explain how to do this successfully by developing effective strategies. In addition to weight control, low-carb eating also works well for people who are pre-diabetic or diabetic, and many find that they can safely resolve their symptoms and reduce or eliminate their medications while improving cholesterol and high blood pressure symptoms. This series of six 75-minute presentations will provide a review of the research and lots of practical advice on how do low-carb safely and effectively.

    January 29, 2020 Ending on March 4, 2020 

    Time 11:00 am -12:30 pm 

    Barrington town hall lower level conference room 

    Members $100.00

    Non Members $105.00


      


    • Tuesday, February 04, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS BOSTON
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    Oil painting, Masquerade, by Grace Hartigan BOSTON MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS: Join us as we head to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Founded in 1870, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, stands on the historic homelands of the Massachusetts people, a site which has long served as a place of meeting and exchange among different nations. The MFA opened its doors to the public on July 4, 1876, the nation's centennial. Built in Copley Square, the MFA was then home to 5,600 works of art. Over the next several years, the collection and number of visitors grew exponentially, and in 1909 the Museum moved to its current home on Huntington Avenue. While there be sure to take some time in there featured exhibits such as “Women Take the Floor” challenges the dominant history of 20th-century American art by focusing on the overlooked and underrepresented work and stories of women artists. This reinstallation—or “takeover”—of Level 3 of the Art of the Americas Wing advocates for diversity, inclusion, and gender equity in museums, the art world, and beyond. With more than 200 works drawn primarily from the MFA’s collection, the exhibition is organized into seven thematic galleries. Interactive programming creates a dynamic space that welcomes visitor participation, and new rotations of artwork introduced over the run of the exhibition ensure that new voices and perspectives are available on each return visit. following from our day at the museum we will head to a sit down lunch. Price includes: Museum ticket, Bus driver + gratuity and a sit down lunch in Boston.

    BLC Memeber: $112.00

    Non Memeber: $122.00 

    Pick ups in Barrington and Providence 

    • Monday, February 10, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Barrington Town Hall School committee room
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    Pokanokets and Pilgrims: Conflict and Compromise in the 17th Century

    Osamequin, the Massasoit of the Pokanoket Tribe, met with Pilgrim Governor Carver on March 22, 1621 and struck a treaty of mutual protection. A period of more than fifty years of peaceful relations between them followed and only ended with the King Philip’s War in 1675. Join us for a presentation about the differences between these two cultures and their struggle to maintain a mutually beneficial relationship. In this 90-minute presentation, Dr. David Weed, Coordinator of the Sowams Heritage Area Project, will give an overview of the transition from Native to colonial domination of the land and talk about how the Project is helping to illuminate the 17th century history of eight communities from Providence to Bristol. 

    February 10,2020

    Time 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm 

    Barrington town hall in the School committee room 

    Members $20.00

    Non Members $25.00


      


    • Tuesday, March 03, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Barrington Middle School GR 6 Break out room
    • 20
    Register

    HOME ALONE SAFETY CLASS:   This three hour course provided by Mobile Medical Training, is recommended for children 10-13 years old.

    Education includes:  General safety tips when staying home alone
    Actions to take in an emergency
    Cyber safety
    Cyber Bullying
    Actions to take in an emergency
    Elements of First Aid
    Fire Safety
    The course material is reinforced through role play, games and group discussion.  This is an interactive class taught by registered nurses with the goal of teaching critical thinking skills in a fun relaxed learning environment.

    Fee: $60

    Tuesday March 3,2020

    • Tuesday, April 07, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • St. James Lutheran Church, 46 Middle Highway, Barrington
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                     INTRODUCTION TO BEER HOME BREWING  
    Introduction to beer home brewing is for those considering this fun hobby.  Participants will review the three brewing methods available to home brewers (extract, extract with grains, and all grain).  You will also learn the roles of water, yeast, hops, and barley, the equipment needed (with examples), and resources for recipe formulations.  A question and answer segment will follow.  Beer will be sampled during this class.  One 2-hour session.
    Tuesday, April 7, 2020 7:00-9:00 PM
    St. James Lutheran Church, 46 Middle Highway, Barrington


    • Wednesday, April 29, 2020
    • 8:45 AM - 4:00 PM
    • HERITAGE MUSEUMS & GARDENS SANDWICH, MA
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     HERITAGE MUSEUMS & GARDENS: Join us in a guided tour though the Heritage Museums & Gardens. It offers 100 spectacular acres of trees and shrubs, designed gardens, exquisite flowers and sweeping lawns. The gardens are a delight any time of year. Spring features showy Dexter Rhododendrons and flowering trees, while summer boasts brilliant hydrangeas and dazzling daylilies. Autumn highlights blazing foliage and the fall-blooming Franklinia. Winter showcases beautiful heathers, bright berries and noble evergreen.

     Following from our day at the museum we will head to a sit down lunch on the Cape.

    Price includes: Museum ticket, Bus driver + gratuity and a sit down lunch.

    BLC Memebers $122.00

    Non Memeber $132.00 

     


Past events

Monday, November 25, 2019 ENCHANTED BOXWOODS
Thursday, November 14, 2019 DISCOVERING SOWAMS AND THE 17TH CENTURY AROUND US
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 INTRODUCTION TO BEER HOME BREWING
Tuesday, November 05, 2019 INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPOSITION:Part One
Monday, October 28, 2019 HOME ALONE SAFETY CLASS
Monday, October 21, 2019 HOW TO BE A GREAT BABYSITTER (11 - 16 years old)
Wednesday, October 02, 2019 AUGUSTUS SAINT-GAUDENS (1848-1907)
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 FACT OR FICTION: Find your words!
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 BACKYARD ASTRONOMY
Monday, September 23, 2019 BROADWAY DIVAS
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 PREPARING FOR THE PSAT
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 RADLER ROSES: Knock-Outs & Beyond CANCELED
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 “FLEETING IMPRESSIONS OF JAPANESE GARDENS AND CULTURE”
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 PREPARING FOR THE SAT
Saturday, September 07, 2019 NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP AT COLT STATE PARK
Friday, August 30, 2019 WASHINGTON IRVING & RIP VAN WINKLE (Course only)
Monday, August 19, 2019 PAINTERS AND THEIR PAINTINGS
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 PERU & MACCHU PICHU
Saturday, August 03, 2019 NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP AT COLT STATE PARK
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 KIWIS’ PARADISE: A Tour of New Zealand

Barrington Learning Center
Town of Barrington
283 County Road, Barrington, RI 02806
401-247-1900 X 381
Email: recreation@barrington.ri.gov

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