Calendar of events

Friday, August 23

Karaoke in Tiverton

6:00 PM
The Knights of Columbus will host karaoke on Fridays at their hall at 28 Fish Road in Tiverton. The kitchen will be offering food for purchase beginning at 6 p.m., with karaoke and dancing from 7 to …

Theater in the Park

6:30 PM
A FREE evening of music and theater presented by the multiple Motif Award-winning Players at Barker, America's oldest continuously running little theater. Bring a lawn chair and what edibles and libations you'd enjoy on a summer evening to beautiful …

Summer Winds

To mark the launch of The Massachusetts Design Art and Technology Institute (DATMA), the non-collecting museum and its partners will kick off a city-wide, collaborative venture called “Summer Winds” from July 1 to September 30, 2019. Open and …

Westport Library Book Donation

Donate Used Books to the Westport Library April through August. The Friends of the Westport Library will begin accepting book, CD and DVD donations April 1st for the Summer Paperback Book sale and the huge Annual Book sale in September. Please, …

Saturday, August 24

Free CPR Training

9:00 AM
Brown Medicine, one of the largest medical group practices in Rhode Island, is offering free CPR training classes to the general public. All CPR sessions are located at Brown Medicine Patient Center at 375 Wampanoag Trail in East Providence, RI. …

Mount Hope Farm - Farmers Market

9:00 AM
Weekly Farmers Market in the south field of Mount Hope Farm featuring local farmers, food producers, artisans and more. Live music, activities for kids and a great way to spend the morning. Debit, Credit and SNAP Accepted. DOUBLE your SNAP points at …

Native Plant Sale - RI Wild Plant Society

9:00 AM
Want to grow native plants, to feed our pollinators and songbirds, and to provide an oasis for wildlife? Fall is an excellent time to plant. Expert gardeners will offer plenty of free advice, including the best plants for your yard’s conditions. …

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 …

Middletown Founders Day and Running of the Mill

11:00 AM
See Boyd's Windmill in action at the Middletown Founder's Day event. Bring your curiosity and your family to learn about the history of Middletown, visit the Paradise Schoolhouse, enjoy crafts for the children, listen to live music, and try the …

Norman Rockwell & His Contemporaries: Fabulous Forties to Sensational Sixties

11:00 AM
The National Museum of American Illustration (NMAI) in Newport, RI is pleased to announce the debut of its newest exhibition, Norman Rockwell & His Contemporaries: Fabulous Forties to Sensational Sixties, culminating with a celebration of the 50th …

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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.