Barrington

Learning Center

Upcoming Classes

    • Wednesday, January 08, 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • Wednesday, April 01, 2020
    • 9:00 PM
    • Barrington Middle School Gym
    • 4
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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   

    16 & 17  Year old's accompanied by and adult 

    Barrington Middle School Gym, Bruce Mason Coach

    • 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)

    January 16,2020 - March 5,2020  From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm  

    Member $110.00 

    Non- Member $120.00 

    • Thursday, January 23, 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • Thursday, January 30, 2020
    • 9:00 PM
    • Barrington Middle School Room GR6 Breakout Room
    • 7
    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.

    Barrington Middle School Room GR6 Breakout Room

    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  Break out area

    As of 1/1/2020, our refund policy has changed.  Click here to view our refund policy or visit our FAQ page.

    • Wednesday, January 29, 2020
    • 11:00 AM
    • Wednesday, March 04, 2020
    • 12:30 PM
    • Barrington Town Hall lower level conference room
    Register

    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  presentations will provide a review of the research and lots of practical advice on how do low-carb safely and effectively.

    Begins 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

    As of 1/1/2020, our refund policy has changed.  Click here to view our refund policy or visit our FAQ page.


      


    • 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

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    As of 1/1/2020, our refund policy has changed.  Click here to view our refund policy or visit our FAQ page.

    • Wednesday, February 12, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Barrington Library, Collis Gallery (second floor)
    Register

    FREE -  COLLETTE PRESENTATION

    Image result for collette tours Register today for a free presentation from Collette tours on up coming trips we will be offering though Barington Learning Center.

    Featured trips:

    Santa Fe: 9/13/2020 -9/18/2020

    Southern Italy & Sicily 2/23/2021 - 3/6/2021

    Location; Barrington Library, Collis Gallery (second floor) 

    February 12, 2020  at 1:00 pm  

    • Tuesday, February 18, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Peck Center for adult enrichment
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    TIMELESS TOPIARIES:

    Image result for topiary floral arrangementsSince ancient times, the lure of topiary has attracted gardeners and artists alike. Used both outdoors and in the home, this unique and exquisite plant design has proven practical and aesthetic.

    In this special class, we will recapture the elegance of the past as we create stunning topiary floral arrangements. Each student will receive a terra cotta pot and an abundance of fresh pastel flowers. Satin ribbon and other decorative accents round out this charming floral piece.

    Location: Peck center for adult enrichment

    February 18, 2020 

    BLC Member: $25.00

    Non BLC Member $30.00  

    Peck Center Member fees available please call the peck center for pricing .

    401-247-1926

    Be sure to check back each month for a new creative flower arrangement 

    As of 1/1/2020, our refund policy has changed.  Click here to view our refund policy or visit our FAQ page.

     

    • Tuesday, March 03, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Barrington Middle School GR 6 Break out room
    • 17
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    Image result for Home alone safetyHOME 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.

    Location: Barrington Middle School GR 6 Break out room 

    Fee: $60

    Tuesday March 3, 2020 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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    • Tuesday, March 03, 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • Tuesday, April 28, 2020
    • 9:00 PM
    • Barrington High School, Room 212 & 213
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    PREPARING FOR THE SAT

    This course focuses on SAT test-taking skills and strategies. Recent studies have revealed that training and familiarization in test-taking techniques can increase scores.

    While no guarantees or predictors can be made, students will be brought to a level of familiarity and ease to reduce the sort of anxiety which lowers performance.  Model tests will be taken repeatedly to orient students to the format of the test. 

    The course is designed for 11th and 12th graders and consists of eight 2-hour coaching sessions of intensive preparation for the May 2,2020 SAT. This class is co-sponsored by the Barrington Learning Center and Barrington High School.

    FEE: $235.  The fee includes course tuition, the required text and test materials.

    Tuesday evenings beginning March 3,2020, 7:00-9:00 PM
    Barrington High School, Room 212,213

    No Class April 14, 2020

    PLEASE NOTE THE LAST CLASS APRIL 28, 2020 CLASS TIMES WILL BE 6:00-8:00PM 



    • Monday, March 30, 2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • Monday, May 18, 2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • Barrington Town Hall Lower Level Conference Room
    • 8
    Register

    FACT OR FICTION: Find your words!    

    Have you always wanted to try your hand at writing? Is there a family story, history, or a fictional idea you often thought should be recorded but haven’t been able to do? Here is that chance. Try writing something, anything, this fall in a fun, encouraging and non-judgmental writing class. Putting words to paper can really be easy. Join Arthur Richter, who has been coordinating this class for the last five years and discover your individual talent in a setting where writing will be an adventure. We shall share our stories, stretch our imaginations with fun prompts and exercises all designed to make writing easy and spontaneous. We will be inspired by guest authors and poets who will join us for motivation in all phases of writing. This relaxing friendly format for beginners or writers is a setting where words flow and will be recorded forever. A wonderful opportunity to share family history. Simply fun and easy. Eight 2-hour sessions.

    FEE: $79 Member/$89 Non-Members

    Monday March 30, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

    Barrington Town Hall Lower Level Conference Room

    Arthur Richter

    Boston University, LLC Coordinator

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    • Wednesday, April 01, 2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • Barrington Senior Center
    • 23
    Register

    CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND CREATIVE GENIUS OF LEONARDO DA VINCI:

    Image result for leonardo da vinciDoes it seem possible that Leonardo da Vinci died 500 hundred years ago? Lovers of art and creative geniuses from all over the world are gathering at galleries and museums remembering this genius, considered by many art historians to be the most brilliant and talented artist of the ages.

    Let’s gather together to learn and review more about this icon of a man. It will be so rewarding to share and explore his fabulous life.

    What do you think of when you think of Leonardo? Is it the painting of the Last Supper or the Mona Lisa? Do you know he started thousands of paintings but only finished a handful in his long career? Why do you suppose that was? We’ll find out together.

    His approach to life, his inquisitive mind helped him to understand animals and humans and how they worked. His studies enabled him to lay out so many scientific theories. He dissected animals to understand structure for his drawings and paintings. His imagination led him to envision all types of war machines, the working of the human body, plus space and all its mysteries.

    By coming together and researching, as a class, we will have the opportunity to explore and learn about Leonardo daVinci's numerous accomplishments.

    FEE:  Member $ 79.00 / $89.00 Non-Members

    Wednesday April 1, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

    Barrington Senior Center 

    Arthur Richter,Pam Romano & Patricia Moriarty 

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    • 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

    Member $30.00

    Non-Member $35.00 

    St. James Lutheran Church, 46 Middle Highway, Barrington

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    • Monday, April 13, 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, April 17, 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Barrington Middle School Student Union Room
    • 20
    Register

    Lego Building Camp Animal Architects:

    Image result for Lego Camp

    Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts as we design and build leaping dolphins, buzzing beehives, and towering giraffes. Play, create, and learn in a world inspired by the animal kingdom. Design and build as never before and explore your craziest ideas.

    Camp will Run from April 13- 17 From 9:00 am -12:00 pm for Ages K-3

    Location: Barrington Middle School student union room

    Fee: $170.00

    (Please provide your child daily with a snack and drink)

    As of 1/1/2020, our refund policy has changed.  Click here for the updated policy.


    • Wednesday, April 29, 2020
    • 8:45 AM - 4:00 PM
    • HERITAGE MUSEUMS & GARDENS SANDWICH, MA
    Register

     HERITAGE MUSEUMS & GARDENS: Join us in a guided tour through 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 day lilies. Autumn highlights blazing foliage and the fall-blooming Franklinia. Winter showcases beautiful heathers, bright berries and noble evergreen.

     Following a day at the museum we will head to an early sit down dinner on the Cape.

    Pickup in Barrington only.

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

    BLC Memebers $122.00

    Non Memeber $132.00 

    As of 1/1/2020, our refund policy has changed.  Click here for the updated policy.


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Past events

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 JANUARY'S MONTHLY CREATIVE FLOWER ARRANGEMENT
Saturday, January 11, 2020 FREE- LIVING MINDFULLY EVERYDAY WORKSHOP
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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