Calendar of events

July 24 — 30, 2016

Found 46 events

Thursday, July 28

Meeting Street to Host Open House at Early Learning Center on July 28th

8:30 AM
Parents and children of all abilities, ages 6 weeks to 5 years old, are invited to an open house at the Early Learning Center at Meeting Street in Providence. Meet child development specialists and learn how they design a curriculum rich in …

'Beakheads and Cutwater' at Audubon

9:00 AM
During the summer of 2012, Michael Cevoli began photographing several maritime industries based in southern New England as well as the land and seascapes in which they are situated. These industries and their surroundings often evoke a romanticized …

Summer Vacation Camp at Blithewold!

9:00 AM
There is no better place for your child to spend the summer than exploring Blithewold’s gorgeous 33 acres of shorefront, gardens, and grounds. Each fun-filled week has a unique theme and is packed full of activities, including arts and crafts, …

Westport Art Group Celebrates 60 Years with Reception, Fine Art & Craft Show, and Floral Demo

9:00 AM
What began way back in 1956 with a small group of Westport women who enjoyed painting together has since grown into a vital community arts organization of over 250 members, and Westport Art Group will soon be celebrating their Diamond Jubilee …

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 …

Stephen Procter Sanctuaries and Destinations

10:00 AM
Blithewold welcomes the bold lines and generous volumes of Stephen Procter's handmade ceramic vessels to Blithewold. Procter has created twenty vessels for Blithewold, which stand harmoniously in the gardens throughout the estate.

Third annual Providence Fringe Festival returns for 2016

10:00 AM
Modeled after fringe festivals throughout the country, as well as the original Edinburgh Fringe Festival, FringePVD brings over 100 performing artists from Providence and the New England to perform at the AS220 Black Box Theater, Aurora, The …

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.

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.

A Whole Lotta Cheatin Goin On

11:00 AM
Before Daddy's Dyin' Who's Got the Will? there was this award winning comedy set in the west Texas watering hole of Lowake. Gossip, the town's major pastime, ignites a blaze of infidelity that engulfs three couples with the zany precision of a …

Build a catapult at George Hail Library

3:00 PM
Join RIMOSA to build your own mini catapult and hit the bulls eye. Design and construct paper airplanes that fly and loop and finally land. Then learn what all this has to do with Leonardo Da Vinci’s art.

Thursday afternoon walking tour: 'Around the Town Common in One Hour & 336 Years'

3:00 PM
This tour explores how the use of the Town Common evolved, while retainiong its' primary function as open public space.

Weaver Library Farmers Market

4:00 PM
The Weaver Library Farmers Market, 41 Grove Avenue, East Providence, takes place on the beautiful library lawn every Thursday rain or shine …

Weaver Library Farmers Market

4:00 PM
The Weaver Library Farmers Market, 41 Grove Avenue, East Providence, takes place on the beautiful library lawn every Thursday rain or shine through September 8. Open from 4 to 7 p.m., the market is a fun and healthy destination for families, …

Christmas in July at Linden Place

5:00 PM
Festive shopping, cocktails, and holiday cookies; 20% off everything in store, 30% off for Linden Place members. Summer resort wear, nautical-inspired gifts, Christmas ornaments and more!

Art Night: A Feast for the Eyes

5:30 PM
Super-sized ceramics, achingly beautiful seascapes, and works by contemporary women artists are among the offerings at Art Night Bristol/Warren’s free monthly tour of artists’ studios and galleries on Thursday, July 28, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. …

Bristol Warren Art Night at Blithewold

5:30 PM
In a featured stop of Bristol Warren Art Night, enjoy music, light refreshments, and the art of Stephen Procter at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum. Guests will enjoy a meet and greet with the artist, as well as guided tours throughout the …

Bristol Warren Open Gallery Event Featuring Local Artist Jim Bush 

5:30 PM
Join RE/MAX River's Edge for an Open Gallery Event, in conjunction with Art Night Bristol Warren's Gallery & Open Studio Event, featuring local artist Jim Bush.  The event is free and open to the …

Art Night: Made in Warren Artist Cooperative

6:00 PM
Meet and mingle with Made in Warren artist members during Bristol/Warren Art Nights. July 28th will feature Megan Douglas, functional pottery, Mary Hunt, maker of handcrafted wine, book and market totes, Kathy Weber, painter, and Matthew Finger, …

Bristol's Concerts on the Common underway

7:00 PM
Bristol's Concerts on the Common music series is underway, with concerts every Thursday night on the Bristol Town Common. Shows usually start at 7 p.m. with the exception of a 6:30 p.m. start on July …

Friday, July 29

'Beakheads and Cutwater' at Audubon

9:00 AM
During the summer of 2012, Michael Cevoli began photographing several maritime industries based in southern New England as well as the land and seascapes in which they are situated. These industries and their surroundings often evoke a romanticized …

Summer Vacation Camp at Blithewold!

9:00 AM
There is no better place for your child to spend the summer than exploring Blithewold’s gorgeous 33 acres of shorefront, gardens, and grounds. Each fun-filled week has a unique theme and is packed full of activities, including arts and crafts, …

Westport Art Group Celebrates 60 Years with Reception, Fine Art & Craft Show, and Floral Demo

9:00 AM
What began way back in 1956 with a small group of Westport women who enjoyed painting together has since grown into a vital community arts organization of over 250 members, and Westport Art Group will soon be celebrating their Diamond Jubilee …

Yoga in the Garden at Blithewold

9:30 AM
Blithewold and Bristol Yoga Studio present an outdoor summer yoga series each Friday morning at 9:30 am. All are invited to join in for an inspiring morning class under a canopy of trees, amidst the …

Stephen Procter Sanctuaries and Destinations

10:00 AM
Blithewold welcomes the bold lines and generous volumes of Stephen Procter's handmade ceramic vessels to Blithewold. Procter has created twenty vessels for Blithewold, which stand harmoniously in the gardens throughout the estate.

Third annual Providence Fringe Festival returns for 2016

10:00 AM
Modeled after fringe festivals throughout the country, as well as the original Edinburgh Fringe Festival, FringePVD brings over 100 performing artists from Providence and the New England to perform at the AS220 Black Box Theater, Aurora, The …

'Family Fun Fridays' at Blithewold

11:00 AM
Blithewold’s Family Fun Fridays are the ultimate family-friendly way to enjoy an early summer afternoon. Bring a picnic, a blanket to sit on, and enjoy the show! Each week, dance and sing along with the kids to a variety of educational and …

A Whole Lotta Cheatin Goin On

11:00 AM
Before Daddy's Dyin' Who's Got the Will? there was this award winning comedy set in the west Texas watering hole of Lowake. Gossip, the town's major pastime, ignites a blaze of infidelity that engulfs three couples with the zany precision of a …

Family Fun Friday

11:00 AM
Blithewold’s Family Fun Fridays are the ultimate family-friendly way to enjoy an early summer afternoon. Bring a picnic, a blanket to sit on, and enjoy the show! Each week, dance and sing along with the kids to a variety of educational and …

Opening Reception at Imago

6:00 PM
Reception for “Process & Product: Art & Design,” an exhibit featuring the work of 10 guest artists and designers from across the country, Friday, July 29 from 6-8 p.m. Imago’s new exhibit is curated by Sara Ossana, a designer, …

Saturday, July 30

Blue Sky Kripalu Yoga in Westport

8:30 AM
Kripalu Yoga is a restorative yoga program steeped in the Kripalu tradition of compassion and non-judgment. 
Located in the beautiful outdoor setting of Partners Village Store find yourself surrounded by calming country scenery – an ideal …

'Beakheads and Cutwater' at Audubon

9:00 AM
During the summer of 2012, Michael Cevoli began photographing several maritime industries based in southern New England as well as the land and seascapes in which they are situated. These industries and their surroundings often evoke a romanticized …

Inner Light: The World of William Bradford

9:00 AM
Inner Light: The World of William Bradford, a retrospective exhibition of William Bradford’s (1923-1892) life, career, connections and influences has opened at the New Bedford Whaling Museum and runs until June 2017.   Like many other artists …

Mount Hope Farmers Market

9:00 AM
The Mount Hope Year-round Farmers Market features an ever-expanding array of farmers and food-producers selling fresh & local goods. The market offers local vegetables, flowers, fruits, meats, seafood, eggs, cheese, bread, prepared foods, & live …

RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon at Trident Race

9:00 AM
The RE/MAX hot air balloon, BIG MAX, is scheduled to appear at the upcoming Trident Race Event at Colt State Park in Bristol. Tethered balloon rides will be available from approximately 9 AM to 11 AM at the park on Saturday, July 30th, …

Westport Art Group Celebrates 60 Years with Reception, Fine Art & Craft Show, and Floral Demo

9:00 AM
What began way back in 1956 with a small group of Westport women who enjoyed painting together has since grown into a vital community arts organization of over 250 members, and Westport Art Group will soon be celebrating their Diamond Jubilee …

Saturday Trail Team in Westport

9:15 AM
The Saturday Trail Team will begin meeting at 9:15 am at the Westport Town Farm, 830 Drift Road, on May 7th and continue throughout the summer. For more information or to join the team, contact: Brendan P. Buckless, Outreach and Stewardship …

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 …

Cultural Survival Bazaar in Tiverton this weekend

10:00 AM
The Cultural Survival Bazaars are a series of cultural festivals that provide indigenous artists, cooperatives, and their representatives from around the world the chance to sell their work directly to the American public. Each event features …

Stephen Procter Sanctuaries and Destinations

10:00 AM
Blithewold welcomes the bold lines and generous volumes of Stephen Procter's handmade ceramic vessels to Blithewold. Procter has created twenty vessels for Blithewold, which stand harmoniously in the gardens throughout the estate.

Third annual Providence Fringe Festival returns for 2016

10:00 AM
Modeled after fringe festivals throughout the country, as well as the original Edinburgh Fringe Festival, FringePVD brings over 100 performing artists from Providence and the New England to perform at the AS220 Black Box Theater, Aurora, The …

Summer Yoga Fest in Bristol

10:30 AM
This event, launched last summer in collaboration with Bristol Yoga Studio, will be held at Coggeshall Farm Museum and will be joined by Z-Food Truck for lunch, making a great day even better. There is no admission fee for this event and it is open …

A Whole Lotta Cheatin Goin On

11:00 AM
Before Daddy's Dyin' Who's Got the Will? there was this award winning comedy set in the west Texas watering hole of Lowake. Gossip, the town's major pastime, ignites a blaze of infidelity that engulfs three couples with the zany precision of a …

Jazz at Greenvale Vineyards

1:00 PM
The Jazz Series concerts are held at the Tasting Room at Greenvale Vineyards from 1 to 4 p.m. every Saturday through December 10. For a schedule of weekly performers, visit the website at …

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 …

LAUNCH & Glow at LAUNCH Trampoline Park Warwick

7:00 PM
LAUNCH Trampoline Park in Warwick is excited to kick off Launch & Glow! Every Saturday Launch Warwick will be hosting summer Saturday glow nights! Launch Warwick will transform from bright lights jumping to glow in the dark jumping! Launch …

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