Calendar of events

April 24 — 30, 2016

Found 70 events

Sunday, April 24

This school vacation week, dig history at Coggeshall

9:00 AM
If you dig history, you can get your hands dirty learning about Rhode Island's past at Coggeshall Farm Museum during April school vacation week. From gardening to archaeology, a full slate of …

Introduction to indigo & natural dying

12:00 PM
Students will learn the delicate process of indigo dying. The dying provides an incredible range of blue and an indigo vat can last for months if maintained properly, students will learn how to care …

Bridal boutique showcase in Bristol

1:00 PM
Meet with local vendors and get great ideas on how to make your Wedding Day memorable! Free Admission & Parking Cakes, Sweets, & Appetizers Entertainment & Uplighting Photography & Photo …

Sandywoods garden fundraiser paint party

2:00 PM
This event will raise money to help Sandywoods Community Garden. The painting will be "April Showers" and the artist that will help us along will be Verna Castro. Medium will be acrylic on canvas. …

An Irish Seisiun in Bristol

5:00 PM
Come to Aidan's every Sunday evening for great Irish music.

Fourth Annual GospelFest

6:30 PM
Join the Prism of Praise Community Gospel Choir, directed by Michael Évora, and the Roger Williams University Choir, directed by Jonathan Richter, for a concert filled with excitement, energy, and inspiration drawing on selections from traditional …

'Arnie Louis and Bob' at Trinity Rep

7:30 PM
Trinity Repertory Company continues its 52nd season Rebels, Renegades and Pioneers with the world premiere of "Arnie Louis and Bob" by Katie Pearl and directed by Melissa Kievman. "Arnie Louis and …

'The Winter's Tale' at the Gamm

8:00 PM
Celebrating the 400th year of Shakespeare’s death, The Gamm takes an epic, exhilarating journey through "The Winter’s Tale", one of the last and most strikingly beautiful of our favorite author’s plays. A royal family is ripped apart when …

Community Players stage 'Nunsense II'

8:00 PM
Barrington’s Karen Gail Kessler (l) as Sister Mary Hubert, Mistress of the Novices and Cathy Fox of Smithfield as Reverend Mother in The Community Players' musical, “Nunsense II: The Second …

Monday, April 25

Spring Ephemerals and Other Delights at Blithewold

10:00 AM
Early bulbs and native woodland wildflowers such as Bloodroot, Jeffersonia, Hepatica and Epimedium are the stars of the early spring garden. Jana Milbocker of Enchanted Gardens will teach you about these stars, including information on the plants' …

Toe Jam Puppet Band

10:00 AM
Sing, dance and play the hour away with New Bedford’s favorite, the Toe Jam Puppet Band at the Buttonwood Park Zoo every Monday morning at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

The Music of Chris Turner and Rachel Maloney

1:00 PM
The Music of Chris Turner and Rachel Maloney, Monday, April 25th at 1 p.m. at the Egret’s Landing Café at the Barrington Senior Center.

Bristol Historical & Preservation Society annual meeting

7:00 PM
On Monday, April 25 at 7 p.m., the Bristol Historical & Preservation Society will hold its 80th Annual Meeting at Rogers Free Library in the Herreshoff Community Room. Following the business meeting and election of Directors and Officers for 2016, …

Living Literature in Barrington

7:00 PM
Join fellow community members and enjoy a performance by Living Literature. This year’s performance is based on the Reading Across Rhode Island selection, "The Wright Brothers" by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough.

Living Literature to Perform at Barrington Public Library

7:00 PM
Join fellow community members and enjoy a performance by Living Literature. This year’s performance is based on the Reading Across Rhode Island selection, The Wright Brothers by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough and will take place at …

Slavery discussion with Ray Rickman

7:00 PM
Rickman, as Executive Director of the new non-profit Stages of Freedom, creates and provides programming about Black Rhode Island life and culture to reach a wide audience. “How to Talk about Slavery in 2016” is a discussion program pertinent …

'Arnie Louis and Bob' at Trinity Rep

7:30 PM
Trinity Repertory Company continues its 52nd season Rebels, Renegades and Pioneers with the world premiere of "Arnie Louis and Bob" by Katie Pearl and directed by Melissa Kievman. "Arnie Louis and …

'The Winter's Tale' at the Gamm

8:00 PM
Celebrating the 400th year of Shakespeare’s death, The Gamm takes an epic, exhilarating journey through "The Winter’s Tale", one of the last and most strikingly beautiful of our favorite author’s plays. A royal family is ripped apart when …

Tuesday, April 26

East Meets West: A workshop in Providence and Blithewold

9:00 AM
A collaborative workshop with Kate Holt of Flowerwild (West Coast) & Semia Dunne of Flowers by Semia (East Coast). Come to a three-day intensive "flowering" experience that will leave you forever inspired. In it you will develop and enhance your …

Tuesday trail team in Westport

9:00 AM
The Westport Land Conservation Trust is looking for volunteers to join a weekly group to beautify and maintain the more than 10 miles of trails managed by WLCT. The “Tuesday Trail Team” will meet weekly. Projects will vary depending on the week …

Local author talk in Warren

6:30 PM
The George Hail Library will present a talk by Rhode Island author Frank L. Grzyb on Tuesday April 26th at 6:30 p.m.. Frank will discuss his newest book, "The Last Civil War Veterans: The Lives of the Final Survivors State by State." Drawing …

'Arnie Louis and Bob' at Trinity Rep

7:30 PM
Trinity Repertory Company continues its 52nd season Rebels, Renegades and Pioneers with the world premiere of "Arnie Louis and Bob" by Katie Pearl and directed by Melissa Kievman. "Arnie Louis and …

'The Winter's Tale' at the Gamm

8:00 PM
Celebrating the 400th year of Shakespeare’s death, The Gamm takes an epic, exhilarating journey through "The Winter’s Tale", one of the last and most strikingly beautiful of our favorite author’s plays. A royal family is ripped apart when …

Wednesday, April 27

East Meets West: A workshop in Providence and Blithewold

9:00 AM
A collaborative workshop with Kate Holt of Flowerwild (West Coast) & Semia Dunne of Flowers by Semia (East Coast). Come to a three-day intensive "flowering" experience that will leave you forever inspired. In it you will develop and enhance your …

'Emptying the Skies' documentary to screen in Barrington

7:00 PM
Based on a magazine essay written by noted best-selling novelist Jonathan Franzen for The New Yorker and widely re-published around the world, this award-winning documentary chronicles the rampant …

'Anything Goes' at Ocean State Theatre

7:30 PM
The Tony® Award-winning Cole Porter classic, Anything Goes, which tells the age-old tale of boy meets girl and the complications which ensue, takes place aboard the SS America, sailing from New York …

'Arnie Louis and Bob' at Trinity Rep

7:30 PM
Trinity Repertory Company continues its 52nd season Rebels, Renegades and Pioneers with the world premiere of "Arnie Louis and Bob" by Katie Pearl and directed by Melissa Kievman. "Arnie Louis and …

'The Winter's Tale' at the Gamm

8:00 PM
Celebrating the 400th year of Shakespeare’s death, The Gamm takes an epic, exhilarating journey through "The Winter’s Tale", one of the last and most strikingly beautiful of our favorite author’s plays. A royal family is ripped apart when …

Thursday, April 28

Day trip to the September 11 Memorial

6:30 AM
On this Barrington Community School trip, there will be some free time on arrival followed by lunch and a 60-minute guided tour of the museum, examining authentic artifacts to understand what happened on 9/11, how people responded in the aftermath …

East Meets West: A workshop in Providence and Blithewold

9:00 AM
A collaborative workshop with Kate Holt of Flowerwild (West Coast) & Semia Dunne of Flowers by Semia (East Coast). Come to a three-day intensive "flowering" experience that will leave you forever inspired. In it you will develop and enhance your …

Children’s story hour in Barrington

10:00 AM
Come to Barrington Books and hear Miss Margie read several theme-related story and picture books geared towards the pre-school set, followed by craft time allowing the children to express their creativity based on the fun facts and stories they …

Junior naturalists for home-schooled families

10:00 AM
Join other home-schooled kids to learn about nature and science! This hour-long program will introduce participants to a different topic each class, with hands-on experiments and nature-based …

Young children’s story hour

10:00 AM
Bring your little ones for stories geared for 3- to 5-year-olds. Includes a craft and light snack.

Children’s reading circle in Westport

10:30 AM
Partners Village Store children’s reading and activity hour geared for preschool children. Come join the fun every Thursday as we read stories, enjoy snacks and a craft activity.

Toddler tales at the Zoo

10:30 AM
Enjoy a zooper fun story time at the zoo, every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Includes a snack and a craft/activity. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Small-Scale Beekeeping at Blithewold

6:30 PM
Do you want to increase vegetable and fruit yields, protect pollinators, improve local food security, and potentially receive a sweet bonus of honey? In this talk you will learn about the honeybees' …

Author talk in Westport

7:00 PM
Howard Frank Mosher will discuss his latest novel "God's Kingdom" and the creative process he uses, followed by a discussion with the audience. Books will be available for signing at the conclusion …

'Anything Goes' at Ocean State Theatre

7:30 PM
The Tony® Award-winning Cole Porter classic, Anything Goes, which tells the age-old tale of boy meets girl and the complications which ensue, takes place aboard the SS America, sailing from New York …

'Arnie Louis and Bob' at Trinity Rep

7:30 PM
Trinity Repertory Company continues its 52nd season Rebels, Renegades and Pioneers with the world premiere of "Arnie Louis and Bob" by Katie Pearl and directed by Melissa Kievman. "Arnie Louis and …

RWU Dance Theatre “In Concert”

7:30 PM
Presenting new and innovative works by guest artists, faculty and students. WHERE: RWU Performing Arts Center, 1 Old Ferry Road, Bristol WHEN: Thursday-Sunday; April 28-May 1; all performances at 7:30 p.m., except Sunday, May 1 at 2 …

'The Winter's Tale' at the Gamm

8:00 PM
Celebrating the 400th year of Shakespeare’s death, The Gamm takes an epic, exhilarating journey through "The Winter’s Tale", one of the last and most strikingly beautiful of our favorite author’s plays. A royal family is ripped apart when …

RWU Dance Theatre “In Concert”

New and innovative works by guest artists, faculty and students. Tickets are $10 general admission; $5 students and seniors. The show will be held in the Performing Arts Center. For more info, call 401-254-3666.

Friday, April 29

Junior naturalists for home-schooled families

10:00 AM
Join other home-schooled kids to learn about nature and science! This hour-long program will introduce participants to a different topic each class, with hands-on experiments and nature-based …

Daffodils at Dusk

6:00 PM
Visit Blithewold "after hours" for an evening filled with live jazz, a complimentary  wine tasting, and the opportunity to explore Blithewold's enchanting spring gardens at dusk. An outdoor …

Shrek Jr., the musical, at St. Philomena School

7:00 PM
This popular, family-friendly musical comedy follows the adventures of an ogre named Shrek who sets off on a quest to save a princess from a dragon. Shrek Jr. is wonderful entertainment for the whole family that runs about 75 minutes and is perfect …

The Providence Wholebellies, in Tiverton

7:00 PM
The Providence Wholebellies been around these parts for a long time and are known to create vibes that results in the audience dancing and galloping ecstatically. Old Timey, Celtic, Appalachian, and Blues played with zest. At Sandywoods, the cast …

'Anything Goes' at Ocean State Theatre

7:30 PM
The Tony® Award-winning Cole Porter classic, Anything Goes, which tells the age-old tale of boy meets girl and the complications which ensue, takes place aboard the SS America, sailing from New York …

'Arnie Louis and Bob' at Trinity Rep

7:30 PM
Trinity Repertory Company continues its 52nd season Rebels, Renegades and Pioneers with the world premiere of "Arnie Louis and Bob" by Katie Pearl and directed by Melissa Kievman. "Arnie Louis and …

Abbey Rhode at Greenvale Vineyards, this Friday

7:30 PM
Abbey Rhode, a local 1960s-influenced band will perform at Greenvale Vineyards. The group has been playing at clubs around Rhode Island for years, and has gained popularity for their authentic sounds of the 1960s, including the music of Crosby, …

RWU Dance Theatre “In Concert”

7:30 PM
Presenting new and innovative works by guest artists, faculty and students. WHERE: RWU Performing Arts Center, 1 Old Ferry Road, Bristol WHEN: Thursday-Sunday; April 28-May 1; all performances at 7:30 p.m., except Sunday, May 1 at 2 …

'The Winter's Tale' at the Gamm

8:00 PM
Celebrating the 400th year of Shakespeare’s death, The Gamm takes an epic, exhilarating journey through "The Winter’s Tale", one of the last and most strikingly beautiful of our favorite author’s plays. A royal family is ripped apart when …

RWU Chorus Spring Concert

The RWU Chorus will present a concert that celebrates the musical traditions of many cultures around the globe. The event is free and open to the public.

RWU Dance Theatre “In Concert”

New and innovative works by guest artists, faculty and students. Tickets are $10 general admission; $5 students and seniors. The show will be held in the Performing Arts Center. For more info, call 401-254-3666.

Saturday, April 30

Raffle, giant yard sale in Barrington

8:00 AM
It's TOTS’ Cooperative Nursery School’s biggest annual fundraiser of the year. Fantastic raffle prizes include Boston Red Sox and Providence Bruins tickets, Lemon & Lime jewelry, a financial planning session, and numerous gift certificates from …

'Just for Kids' clothing sale

9:00 AM
A “Just for Kids” clothing sale is planned for Saturday, April 30 from 9 am to noon at the Covenant Cooperative Nursery School at 165 Rounds Avenue in Riverside. Gently used, inexpensive clothing …

Mount Hope farmers’ market

9:00 AM
This farmers’ markets showcases many local vendors selling fresh produce, meat and fish, along with baked goods and other treats. Various weeks will also feature live music, demonstrations, kids’ activities, and more.

Aquidneck Growers Market

10:00 AM
With a changing selection of artisan vendors, the markets also hosts live local music. Shoppers can pick up their weekly fresh and local food supplies while checking out Newport Vineyards and Winery …

Craft Fair at Mt. Hope High School

10:00 AM
The Mt. Hope High School National Honor Society will be hosting a craft fair this Saturday. there will be a 50/50 raffle, a silent auction, face painting, and food. All proceeds benefit 20x20x20 which is a charity that restores vision to blind …

The wonder of wildflowers

10:00 AM
Walk the varied trails of the Herb Hadfield Conservation Area with nature enthusiast Mark Strauss to see the fleeting beauty of the wildflowers that welcome spring. They will be gone in a flash so take a leisurely stroll while you can to see them at …

Exploring the Spring Garden

1:00 PM
Take advantage of one of Garden Manager Gail Read's weekly guided tours of the gardens and grounds as our flowers and plants begin unfolding after their winter rest. From daffodils to flowering …

Saturday Strolls at Blithewold

1:30 PM
Docents tell a story of the Van Wickle/Mckee family, the original owners of this beautiful seaside garden estate. Visitors experience breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay and see the Mansion decorated with original furnishings just as it was when …

Party for the Peregrines

6:30 PM
The Audubon Society of Rhode Island will host a celebration of Rhode Island raptors on April 30, 2016. Live and silent auctions as well as creative cocktails and sumptuous hors d’oeuvres will be featured. Audubon’s live raptors will also be …

Shrek Jr., the musical, at St. Philomena School

7:00 PM
This popular, family-friendly musical comedy follows the adventures of an ogre named Shrek who sets off on a quest to save a princess from a dragon. Shrek Jr. is wonderful entertainment for the whole family that runs about 75 minutes and is perfect …

'Anything Goes' at Ocean State Theatre

7:30 PM
The Tony® Award-winning Cole Porter classic, Anything Goes, which tells the age-old tale of boy meets girl and the complications which ensue, takes place aboard the SS America, sailing from New York …

'Arnie Louis and Bob' at Trinity Rep

7:30 PM
Trinity Repertory Company continues its 52nd season Rebels, Renegades and Pioneers with the world premiere of "Arnie Louis and Bob" by Katie Pearl and directed by Melissa Kievman. "Arnie Louis and …

Folk singer-songwriter Caroline Cotter in Providence

7:30 PM
Singer-songwriter Caroline Cotter will perform a benefit concert for the Peace Flag Project, this Saturday night. The Peace Flag Project (PFP) is a local non-profit that works to inspire people to “think about what peace is and ways to create …

RWU Dance Theatre “In Concert”

7:30 PM
Presenting new and innovative works by guest artists, faculty and students. WHERE: RWU Performing Arts Center, 1 Old Ferry Road, Bristol WHEN: Thursday-Sunday; April 28-May 1; all performances at 7:30 p.m., except Sunday, May 1 at 2 …

'The Winter's Tale' at the Gamm

8:00 PM
Celebrating the 400th year of Shakespeare’s death, The Gamm takes an epic, exhilarating journey through "The Winter’s Tale", one of the last and most strikingly beautiful of our favorite author’s plays. A royal family is ripped apart when …

Bristol Merchants Spring Cleanout Sale

This Saturday & Sunday, the BMA will be hosting is annual "Spring Clean-Out Sidewalk Sale"! Shops will have tables set up outside with merchandise specials that are only available this weekend! Begins Saturday morning at 10! Hope …

RWU Dance Theatre “In Concert”

New and innovative works by guest artists, faculty and students. Tickets are $10 general admission; $5 students and seniors. The show will be held in the Performing Arts Center. For more info, call 401-254-3666.

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