Calendar of events

Saturday, February 16

Eagle Cruise on the Connecticut River

7:00 AM
Join Audubon for a winter trip on the Connecticut River to search for eagles, hawks, waterfowl, seals and other mammals. Binoculars will be available, as well as complimentary tea and coffee. The …

Mount Hope Farm - Farmers Market

9:00 AM
Our winter farmers market will keep you eating healthy all winter long. Join us every Saturday in the barn and pick up fresh and local vegetables, meat, bread, fish, mushrooms, and more. A rotating assortment of artisan vendors will be joining us as …

Classes for budding gardeners at Blithewold

9:30 AM
Blithewold is launching a new series of classes and hands-on instruction, which will provide the foundations of gardening to beginning gardeners. The first three sessions will be held on the first …

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 …

Art Studio for Kids: Fantasy! (ages 5-9) with Elizabeth O'Connell

10:00 AM
Saturdays, February 2nd - 23rd 10 am - 12 pm | 4 weeks $110 BAM Members丨$120 Non-Members This class will introduce children to artists and writers who have created imaginary worlds, characters, and stories. Using mixed media, the …

Preserving Family History Series

10:00 AM
Family history is something only we can pass on to future generations; but how do we choose what to keep and how do we organize and preserve items so they stay usable? Get answers to these questions and more in the Preserving Family History Series …

“Hoods Up” Weekend at Newport Car Museum

10:00 AM
Come to the Newport Car Museum this weekend, when every car’s engine will be on view, ready to be inspected and admired, through six galleries with more than cars! WHERE: Newport Car …

Howard Windham to present ‘oo-papa-doo’ in group exhibit at IMAGO Gallery

12:00 PM
Imago Foundation for the Arts (IFA) will feature artwork by IFA artist member Howard Windham and guest artist Linda Behar as part of a group exhibit January 31 through March 10 at IMAGO Gallery, 36 Market Street, Warren. The public is invited to a …

Trinity Rep presents thrilling, modernized Macbeth

7:30 PM
From the director of last spring’s Ragtime, this Shakespearean thriller bursts at breakneck speed with more suspense, murder, and madness than a blockbuster film. This suspenseful and …

Aztec Two-Step featuring Rex Fowler & Friends

8:00 PM
In this new era of Aztec Two-Step following partner Neal’s retirement, Rex continues on with their captivating songs (including some of Neal’s originals), expanding the band’s …

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