−Celebrate National Estuaries Day @ Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve9:45 am – 4:30 pm
Explore Prudence Island and learn why estuaries are so important while meeting some of the critters that call Narragansett Bay home. Try your hand at seine-netting and dip-netting, search for invasive species, look for migratory birds and explore some of the hiking trails in the heart of the island. Participants will take the 9:45 a.m. ferry from Bristol to Prudence Island. After visiting the south end, you’ll have lunch at the reserve headquarters, then visit some of the unique cultural and historical features of the island. Register in advance. For more information visit www.nbnerr.org.+9:45 amCelebrate National Estuaries Day @ Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
−Newport International Polo Series @ Glen Farm4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Today’s event is the New England Challenge.+4:00 pmNewport International Polo Series @ Glen Farm
−Meatloaf Supper @ Westport United Congregational Church6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
On the menu is Harry’s famous meatloaf and gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetable, rolls, apple pie with cheese and beverage. The dinner is served family style. Call for reservations.+6:00 pmMeatloaf Supper @ Westport United Congregational Church
−Red Molly in Concert @ Common Fence Point Community Hall6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Common Fence Music’s 20th anniversary season commences with the folk trio consisting of Laurie MacAllister, Abbie Gardner and Molly Venter. Their music is defined by three-part harmonies, signature dobro licks and inventive arrangements and has garnered growing critical acclaim since the inception of the band.+6:00 pmRed Molly in Concert @ Common Fence Point Community Hall
−Tour de Newport Bike-a-Thon @ Rogers High School7:30 am – 2:00 pm
This fourth annual event offers 10-, 25- and 45-miles routes. It raises funds for services while generating awareness and advocacy for mental health services and treatment available to the Newport County community.+7:30 amTour de Newport Bike-a-Thon @ Rogers High School
−Orlo Avenue Elementary is Building a Playground ~ Seeking Volunteers @ Orlo Avenue Elementary School9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Orlo Avenue Elementary Playground Committee has finalized the plans for the new playground and has scheduled the community build for September 21 – 23rd. A neighborhood meeting was held on September 12th to share the plans and designs. The neighbors support the playground and made comments/suggestions relative to keeping the kids and the community safe.
Over the last year we have received remarkable support for the Orlo Avenue Elementary playground initiative. As the transformation is almost complete we are seeking volunteers to help us with the build. We need assistance with digging holes, building and setting up the play structure, painting and other miscellaneous tasks. Volunteers are needed for the following times:
- Friday, 9/21/12: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm – digging holes, unload/set-up equipment
- Saturday, 9/22/12: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm – digging holes, set-up structure, painting
- Sunday, 9/23/12: 7:00 am – we are finished!
If you are interested in volunteering you don’t need to stay the whole time, the above times are when we will be at the school working. You may show up when you are available during the above times or if you have any questions about volunteering, please call Orlo Avenue Elementary School at (401) 435-7834. We are very grateful for the community support we have and continue to receive. Thank you!+9:00 amOrlo Avenue Elementary is Building a Playground ~ Seeking Volunteers @ Orlo Avenue Elementary School
−“Farewell to Artists” at the Bristol Art Gallery @ Farewell to Artists12:00 pm – 6:00 pm+12:00 pm“Farewell to Artists” at the Bristol Art Gallery @ Farewell to Artists
−Book Signing @ Barrington Books1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Rosemary Wells will sign copies of her new children’s novel, “Following Grandfather.” The book was illustrated by local resident Christopher Denise, who will also be on hand.+1:00 pmBook Signing @ Barrington Books
−“An Afternoon with Abraham Lincoln” @ Linden Place Museum2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Actor/playwright Robb Dimmick plays our 16th president in a performance that commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. For 28 years, Mr. Dimmick has entertained and educated audiences across the country with his show based on the writings and reflections of President Abraham Lincoln. Space is limited, so call for reservations.+2:00 pm“An Afternoon with Abraham Lincoln” @ Linden Place Museum
−‘Bristol Republucan Town Committee Clam Cakes & Chowder’ fundraising event @ Bristol Elks Lodge #18604:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join the Bristol GOP and help us make 2012 a banner election year!
The event will be an all you can eat CLAM CHOWDER AND CLAM CAKE dinner. Ticket price is $15.00 for all you can eat. Mickey G’s Clam Shack will be catering the event.
We will have Several guest speakers including U.S. Senate candidate Barry Hinckley & U.S. Congressional Candidate Brendan Doherty, RIGOP Chair Mark Zaccaria and former Republican Gubernatorial Candidate John Robitaille.
Other local and state office holders and candidates for local office in Bristol will also likely be in attendance.
In addition to the excellent food and guest speakers, there will also be a raffle.+4:00 pm‘Bristol Republucan Town Committee Clam Cakes & Chowder’ fundraising event @ Bristol Elks Lodge #1860