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Portsmouth ‘goes to the dogs’ for new park

Portsmouth ‘goes to the dogs’ for new park

PORTSMOUTH — A fund-raising event to help establish the town’s first dog park will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 18, at Glen Park on Glen Road. All proceeds from the event, called “Portsmouth Goes to the Dogs,” will benefit the establishment of an off-leash dog park in the Melville Park area.

Science Central will operate, as here during a BioBlitz a few years ago in Narragansett, inside a large tent, where specimens collected will be identified and catalogued.

Little Compton to be BioBlitzed on ‘Nature Day’

LITTLE COMPTON — A 24-hour BioBlitz, and conclave of over a dozen conservation and gardening organizations being called Nature Day, will descend upon Veterans Field on the weekend of June 13. The double-header event, expected by its sponsors to draw an estimated 500-600 people from around the area and New England, signals “a powerful next

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Wolf School planning gala celebration, fundraiser

    The Wolf School in East Providence is planning its largest annual fundraiser, under the theme: “We’ve planted the seeds of learning. Come celebrate our growth!” The annual Discover the Difference Cocktail Reception & Auction will be held on Thursday, April 30, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Squantum Club in East Providence.  Tony Petrarca of WPRI-TV will be

A Fish and Wildlife worker stocks Tiverton's Stafford Pond with trout. Richard W. Dionne Jr. photo

Trout beware: Opening day is Saturday

SAKONNET AREA — Trout season opens this Saturday, April 11, at 6 a.m., and the state has stocked hatchery raised brook, brown and rainbow trout at ponds and streams throughout these towns. Average weight of the stocked fish is 1.5 pounds. A 2015 fishing license is required for anglers 15 years of age and older.

Sakonnet Golf Club

Little Compton Community Center Golf Outing is May 30

A Golf Outing benefitting the Little Compton Community Center will be held Saturday, May 30, at the Sakonnet Golf Club. Check-in will be at 11:30 a.m., lunch will be at noon with a silent auction, and the shotgun start begins at 1 p.m. with drinks, snacks and raffle opportunities on the course. A reception dinner

Westport dunes after a recent snow.

Explore the dunes of early spring on Saturday

The Westport Land Conservation Trust (WLCT) and Westport River Watershed Alliance (WRWA) will host a spring Dune Walk on Saturday, April 11 at 10:45 a.m.  The walk will start at the Town Beach parking area on Cherry and Webb Lane with a brief orientation, followed by a pleasant walk in the dunes, with commentary by


Tournees French Film Festival returns to RWU

From Academy Award nominees to timeless classics, the 2015 Tournées French Film Festival returns to Roger Williams University on Tuesday to Saturday, April 7 to 11, on the Bristol campus at 1 Old Ferry Road (Route 136). It is free and open to the public. The third annual program is held in collaboration with Flickers:


Easter egg scavenger hunt at Mount Hope Farm

Help us welcome back spring and celebrate growth & renewal at the Farmers Market with our Easter egg scavenger hunt! There will be candy eggs hidden around the barnyard, plus clues directing little ones to different market vendor stalls to redeem for more treats. B.Y.O.B. — bring your own basket. WHERE: Mount Hope Farmers Market,