−2012 Ocean State Small Business Expo @ Crowne Plaza Hotel11:00 am – 7:00 pm
DiscoverYou Events, along with Jay White of Uncle Jay’s Networking, announces the 4th annual Ocean State Small Business Expo on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick, R.I. The day-long event will have a “Business-to-Business” theme and feature over 100 exhibitors throughout the Crowne Plaza’s outdoor Garden Pavilion tent. The Expo will also include five educational breakout sessions led by area experts on various business topics, and a two-hour open networking event for attendees and guests. Educational breakout sessions begin at 12:00 p.m., each running for 50 minutes both inside the hotel and in the pavilion tent; and the open networking session is scheduled from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with food provided by the Crowne Plaza. Admission is free with a business card. Featured speakers for the Ocean State Small Business Expo 2012 include Betty Galligan, APR, president/founder of Newberry Public Relations and Marketing (East Providence, RI), Corissa St. Laurent, regional development director for Constant Contact, New England, and Gil Lantini, founder of the Rhode Island Small Business Journal. For more information, visit OceanStateSmallBusinessExpo.com or contact Susan Lataille at DiscoverYou Events, (401) 769-1325 x 11 or firstname.lastname@example.org.+11:00 am2012 Ocean State Small Business Expo @ Crowne Plaza Hotel
−Screening of “Top Hat” @ Barrington Public Library1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Barrington librarian Doug Swiszcz’s film lecture series, “Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance!: The Evolution of Movie Musicals,” continues next week with 1935’s “Top Hat,” one of 10 musicals that Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers made together.+1:00 pmScreening of “Top Hat” @ Barrington Public Library
−Holy Trinity Dance Classes @ Holy Trinity Church7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Exciting American Style Swing Dance:
This session is a four week Swing Dance Class.
Wednesday at 7:00pm -7:45pm on October 3rd, 10th, 17th, & 24th.
(The cost is $40.00 per person which is for the entire four weeks of Swing instruction)
Also being offered is
The American Style Waltz:
Wednesday at 8:00pm – 8:45pm on October 3rd, 10th, 17th, & 24th.
This session is also a four week Waltz class.
Come and join in for the fun and excitement of the classic style social Waltz.
(The cost is only $40.00 per person for an entire four weeks of Waltz instruction.
All Classes are designed for the beginner and intermediate level dancer.
No partner or previous experience is required.
All Classes will be taught by Greg Duda+7:00 pmHoly Trinity Dance Classes @ Holy Trinity Church
−Give and Glam Girls Night Out 2012 @ Belle Mer6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Give & Glam – Girls Night Out 2012 is Rhode Island’s newest and most talked about upscale shopping, beauty, and fashion charity event.
The event features a shopping showcase with top brands and designers from around New England and raises funds for local charities and organization, including Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Friends of Ballard Park, Shri Studio Corps, and Sojourner House.
Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at www.giveandglam.com
And yes, you will even get your picture taken on our famous Pink Carpet when you arrive
Don’t miss out on the Girls Night Out that everyone is talking about!
We are looking forward to seeing you there!+6:00 pmGive and Glam Girls Night Out 2012 @ Belle Mer
−“A Right to Crow” @ Linden Place Museum7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Author Roberta Mudge Humble will present this look at Rhode Island’s “firsts, bests and uniques,” which explores some of the uniqueness of the nation’s smallest state. A quiz will be given to the audience to see how much they already know; participation is requested in routing out more superlatives and stories about little Rhody. Roberta Mudge Humble is the president of Westerly Armory Restoration. Call ahead to reserve a spot as space is limited.+7:00 pm“A Right to Crow” @ Linden Place Museum
−The Classic Reunion @ Twin River Event Center7:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Relive the glory days of Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Restaurant with all your favorite performers live Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 at the Twin River Event Center.
Guests include Richie Gomes & Brother To Brother, Steve Anthony & Persuasion, B-Capp, Hydrant, Reminisce and many, many more!
The 2012 Classic Reunion will also feature a silent auction with all proceeds benefitting Pink-Surance in its fight against breast cancer.
Tables of 12 are available with each ticket priced at $35.00. For more information, contact Classic Entertainment & Sports at 401-724-2253/2254.+7:00 pmThe Classic Reunion @ Twin River Event Center
−Annual Pumpkin Weigh Off at Frerichs Farm @ Frerichs Farm9:00 am – 5:00 pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Frerichs Farm Falling Into Pumpkin Activities
Warren, RI, September 27, 2012 — Fall is a lot of fun at Frerichs Farm with activities every weekend during our Pumpkin Palooza and with the event that gives Warren, Rhode Island national attention — the SNGPG Annual Pumpkin Weigh-Off.
SNGPG Annual Pumpkin Weigh-Off
Saturday, October 6th
Frerichs Farm is known for its giant pumpkins! We’ve made national news! Who would have thought that Warren, the smallest town in the smallest state, would be known for something so large? Since 2000, Frerichs Farm has hosted the Southern New England Giant Pumpkin Grower’s Annual Weigh-off on Columbus Day Weekend. Thousands of people come to see the pumpkins and enjoy the festivities.
Date: Saturday, October 6 (rain date October 7th)
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Pumpkin drop at 11:30 am
Weigh-off starts at 12 pm
Parking is $5
Music by The Whippets (9 am – 12 pm)
Food and beverages will be available
Every weekend through the end of October
Most events are free, nominal charge for some
Magic Pumpkin Coach & Snap the Dragon
Pick your mode of transportation and take a ride around our farm—choose from the Pumpkin Coach or Snap the Dragon!
Have a grand time panning for farmer’s gold, going to jail, hanging your hat in the saloon and then stop to rob the bank — in any order you prefer.
Make Your Own Scarecrow
We supply the hay and little items to create the body — just bring some old clothes, crazy hats or whatever else your imagination and back of your closets can conjure up.
Play in the Hay!
Kids can climb all around in it and go crazy. They can even try to find the “needle” in the hay stack!
Come, sit around the table and paint your pumpkin how you please — scary face, happy face, no face but a pretty fall scene. You’re limited only by your imagination (and your artistic ability).
Charlie Brown’s Pumpkin Patch
Take your picture with Charlie Brown and his friends as you stroll through the patch to find that perfect pumpkin.
Ride the Witch Broom
Another great photo opportunity for the little ones.
“Although the farm offers something special during every season, fall is really our favorite,” says Barbara Frerichs. “There are many families that look forward to our fall activities as much as we do!”
Frerichs Farm will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during their Pumpkin Palooza and the Pumpkin Weigh-Off.
For more information on all of the farm’s fall activities, go to www.frerichsfarm.com or call the farm at (401) 245-8245.
About Frerichs Farm.
Frerichs Farm is a family owned and operated retail nursery and farm located on the scenic Kickemuit River in Warren, Rhode Island. Frerichs is a growing nursery where customers can buy the plants right where they were grown.
More information is available by contacting Barbara Frerichs at DBFFarm@aol.com or by calling (401) 245-8245.
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−Jesse Terry in concert @ Sandywoods Center for the Arts8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jesse Terry, a nationally touring, award-winning singer-songwriter, comes to Sandywoods Center for the Arts. His music has been compared to the likes of Jackson Browne, Ryan Adams, Paul Simon and James Taylor. He’s a regular at some of the finest listening rooms in the country, including The Bluebird Cafe (Nashville), Club Passim (Cambridge, Mass.), Rockwood Music Hall and The Bitter End (New York City) and Eddie’s Attic (Georgia). His sophomore release, “Empty Seat on a Plane,” has been described as “a charmer of an album” and “an invitation to join Jesse on an emotional odyssey.” Bring your own drinks and food.+8:00 pmJesse Terry in concert @ Sandywoods Center for the Arts
−Ramblin’ Jack Elliott in concert @ Common Fence Point Community Hall8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Common Fence Music welcomes folk legend Ramblin’ Jack Elliott to the gold lamé stage. Jack’s ramblin’ ways began at the age of 14, when he ran away from his Brooklyn home to join the rodeo and learned to play guitar from a cowboy. One of the last true links to the great folk traditions and with over 40 albums under his belt, artists such as Johnny Cash, Tom Waits, Beck, Bonnie Raitt, Ry Cooder, Bruce Springsteen, the Grateful Dead and The Rolling Stones have all paid homage to him. In the tradition of roving troubadours, Elliott has carried the seeds and pollens of story and song for decades from one place to another — timeless songs that outlast whatever current musical fashion strikes today’s fancy. Don’t forget your picnic basket.+8:00 pmRamblin’ Jack Elliott in concert @ Common Fence Point Community Hall
−International Oktoberfest @ Newport Yachting Center12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bring on the bier steins and brouhaha when the International Oktoberfest returns to Newport this Columbus Day weekend. The event features loads of live entertainment, international food and beverages and seasonal family fun for everyone to enjoy. This year there are two stages of live Bavarian entertainment including the spirited die Schlauberger, plus SPITZE! Oktoberfest Show Band, The Alex Meixner Band, HSV Bavaria Folk Dancers, The Polka Family Band and The Adlers. And what’s Oktoberfest without the beloved biergartens, brimming with frosty heads of seasonal and international beer varieties and a gleaming view of Newport Harbor?+12:00 pmInternational Oktoberfest @ Newport Yachting Center