Portsmouth 375th Pow-Wow this weekend

The Aquidneck Island Intertribal Indian Council co-hosts the Portsmouth 375th Anniversary Pow-Wow and Celebration this weekend at Glen Park. Here, members of the tribe lead a drumming circle at Melville Ponds Campgrounds back in February. The Aquidneck Island Intertribal Indian Council co-hosts the Portsmouth 375th Anniversary Pow-Wow and Celebration this weekend at Glen Park. Here, members of the tribe lead a drumming circle at Melville Ponds Campgrounds back in February.

The Aquidneck Island Intertribal Indian Council co-hosts the Portsmouth 375th Anniversary Pow-Wow and Celebration this weekend at Glen Park. Here, members of the tribe lead a drumming circle at Melville Ponds Campgrounds back in February.

The Aquidneck Island Intertribal Indian Council co-hosts the Portsmouth 375th Anniversary Pow-Wow and Celebration this weekend at Glen Park. Here, members of the tribe lead a drumming circle at Melville Ponds Campgrounds back in February.

PORTSMOUTH — It will be a weekend full of Native American drumming, singing, storytelling and more when the Portsmouth 375th Anniversary Pow-Wow and Celebration comes to Glen Park.

Co-hosted by the Portsmouth 375th Committee, the Aquidneck Island Intertribal Indian Council and the Portsmouth Rotary Club, the event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 27-28, at the 4-H grounds on Glen Road. There will be a “grand entry” at noon both days.

The pow-wow will feature Native American (and not-so-native) items for sale, refreshments, drumming, dancing, flute music, storytelling and more. Among the groups drumming will be The Soaring Eagle Singers, Eagle Sings, Easter Medicine and other invited drummers.

Admission is free (but donations are gladly accepted) at this drug- and alcohol-free event.

For more information, contact the Aquidneck Indian Council secretary at 683-4589 or aquidneck_indian@verizon.net, or visit www.aquidneckindiancouncil.org.

Portsmouth night at PawSox 

“Celebrate Portsmouth Night” is this Friday, July 26, at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket.

Come cheer on the Pawtucket Red Sox as they take on Lehigh Valley starting at 7 p.m. The evening is in honor of the Portsmouth’s 375th anniversary celebration.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children and senior citizens; call 401/724-7300 for more information.

Ongoing Historical Society exhibit

Through Oct. 13, the Portsmouth Historical Society is hosting an exhibit, “Southside, Northside, All Around the Town,” from 2-4 p.m. on Sundays from Memorial Day through Columbus Day.

The Society’s museum is located at the corner of East Main Road and Union Street. Admission is free, but donations are gladly accepted.

Celebrating 375 years of Portsmouth

Portsmouth was founded in 1638 — 375 years ago — by a group of religious dissenters from Boston Colony. To celebrate, volunteers have a full slate of events planned for 2013.

We’ll be running ongoing updates on what the Portsmouth 375th Steering Committee has planned, so keep checking back in these pages. The committee is always looking for volunteers to develop events, as well as help out on the big day. If you’d like to help or you have some ideas, shoot them an e-mail at SC@PortsmouthRI375.com.

For more information and to subscribe to the Portsmouth 375th mailing list, visit www.portsmouthri375.com.

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