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January 1-December 31, 2015

Quahog.org Calendar Submission Guidelines, Statewide

We mainly list events that have to do with Rhode Island history or Rhode Island cultural quirks. For more detail on our guidelines and how to submit an event, please see Quahog Calendar Submission Guidelines.

Rhode Island Tours, Statewide

Various venues. Whether you want to explore Rhode Island by air, by bicycle, by foot, by road, by rail, or by water, there's a tour for you. Check out our Tours page for a comprehensive list of possibilities. For house and historic site tours, see our list of links to Museums and Historic Houses. Irregularly scheduled or one-off tours are listed below in our Events Calendar.

January 31, 2015

Root for the Home Team: The Great and Proud Century of Newport Baseball, Newport

Begins at 2:00pm. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. Join Greg Fater, Esq., Director and Co-owner of the Newport Gulls Baseball Club, Inc., along with baseball historians and former players, as they explore the history of baseball in Newport through firsthand accounts, photographs and trophies dating back to 1911. Snow date: February 21. (401) 324-9436; www.newportartmuseum.org.

February 1, 2015

A Downton Abbey Fashion Primer and Tea II, Providence

2:00pm–4:00pm. Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street. Join cultural historian Madelyn Shaw for a look at where—sartorially—the Grantham family has been and where they are heading in season five and beyond of the BBC costume drama Downton Abbey. Join us in the library's Grand Hall for tea following the lecture. Millinery and attire from the era is encouraged! $20; space is limited. (401) 455-8090; tmason@provlib.org; www.provlib.org.

February 3, 2015

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Join Executive Director Cindy Elder for a stroll around Coggeshall Farm. Visit the 1799 farmhouse, learn about our heritage breed animals and heirloom garden, and share your ideas for how Coggeshall can serve the community. Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

February 4, 2015

Blackstone Valley Culinaria Secret Ingredient Food Tours, Northern Rhode Island

6:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Each week visit a different local restaurant and learn the chef's personal secrets for making their favorite meals. Reservations required. (401) 724-2200; info@blackstoneculinaria.com; www.blackstoneculinaria.com.

February 5, 2015

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Bring the little ones for a cozy storytime around the hearth, where we'll read books and tell stories from America's past. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

February 7, 2015

Library Book Sale, Providence

12:00pm–4:00pm. Providence Community Library, Knight Memorial branch, 275 Elmwood Avenue. Thousands of affordable books to choose from! (401) 467-2625; rburkett@provcomlib.org; www.provcomlib.org.

A Gilded Age Tea, Newport

2:00pm–4:00pm. Hotel Viking, 1 Bellevue Avenue. A delightful English style tea with freshly prepared tea sandwiches, scones served with lemon curd, a selection of freshly baked tea breads, chocolate truffles, and a glass of champagne. $28 per person, including gratuity; reservations required. Complimentary valet parking. Please, only one reservation per group. Gilded Age attire optional. Proceeds benefit the Newport Public Library. (401) 848-4824.

3rd Annual Frost Biters Bash, Bristol

Herreshoff Marine Museum, 1 Burnside Street. Join the party and enjoy full open bars and food tastings from a variety of top local restaurants and vendors. Dance the night away in the historic Hall of Boats, bid on items in our live and silent auctions, and snap photos with your friends in our photo booth of a night you're sure not to forget! Tickets: $85; Patron Tickets: $250. Buy five tickets, get the sixth free! (401) 253-5000 x232; events@herreshoff.org; www.frostbitersbash.com.

3rd Annual Winter Sparkle, Providence

7:00pm–9:00pm. Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum, 199 Hope Street. Guests will enjoy an array of delectable foods and spirited drinks provided by some of Rhode Island's premier restaurateurs, caterers, and spirits connoisseurs. Proceeds support the mission of The Junior League of Rhode Island, Inc. Tickets, $55-$85. www.jlri.org.

Lincoln's Birthday Celebration, Lincoln

11:00am–5:00pm. Eleazar Arnold House, 487 Great Road. Tour the Arnold House in honor of President Lincoln's birthday! The town of Lincoln, formerly part of Smithfield, was incorporated in 1871 and named in honor of the sixteenth President. Visit the house, tour the museum, and enjoy some birthday cake. Free. (978) 462-2634; www.historicnewengland.org.

February 9, 2015

Winter Waterfowl Birding on Prudence Island, Bristol

9:45am–3:00pm. Bristol Ferry Landing, Thames Street. Come explore Prudence Island and search for eiders, grebes, goldeneyes, mergansers and much more! We'll traverse the island in a passenger van and make stops at ponds, coves, and marshes throughout the day. Members: $8/adult, $4/child; Non-members: $12/adult, $6/child; ferry ticket not included. Bring a lunch. Pre-registration is required. (401) 949-5454 x3041; programs@asri.org; www.asri.org.

February 12, 2015

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. (401) 848-0550; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

February 13-22, 2015

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

Various venues. Explore the streets and sites of Newport while listening to fascinating tales of colonial Newport, the War of Independence, the Gilded Age, pirates and rum runners, and the Triangle Trade. Visit historic homes, government buildings, houses of worship, and cemeteries. Prices vary; reservations recommended. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

27th Annual Newport Winter Festival, Newport

Various venues. Featuring over 150 events, the Festival offers a unique winter experience combining food, festivities, music, and fun for all ages. (401) 847-7666; staff@newportevents.com; www.newportwinterfestival.com.

February 14, 2015

Kids Candlemaking Workshop, Bristol

10:00am–12:00pm. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Learn how to make candles from scratch using authentic eighteenth century-style molds and the dipping method. You'll leave with two handmade candles—a great Valentine's Day gift. For children ages 8-14. Members, $25; non-members, $35; space limited, advance registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

An Afternoon in 1820: Life at the Whitehorne House, Newport

11:00am–3:00pm. Whitehorne House Museum, 416 Thames Street. A living history program. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistory.org.

Aquidneck Indian Council Winter Potluck and Social, Tiverton

12:00pm–5:00pm. Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way (off Bulgarmarsh Road). Dancing, drumming, raffles, and afternoon fun. Please bring something to share. This is an alcohol- and drug-free event. Open to the public—all are welcome. (401) 683-4589; aquidneck_indian@verizon.net; www.aquidneckindiancouncil.org.

19th Annual Samuel Adams Chili Cook-Off, Newport

11:00am–3:30pm. Newport Harbor Hotel, 49 Americas Cup Avenue. Area restaurants, caterers, and the local fire department compete to see who has the best chili in town! Bring your appetite, sharpen your taste buds, and join in the fun as you vote for your favorite chili! Prizes provided by Samuel Adams Brewery and the Newport Winter Festival. Adults, $10/$7 with bracelet; children (6-10), $3/$2 with bracelet; children under 5 Free! Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. (401) 847-7666; marketing@newportevents.com; www.newportwinterfestival.com.

World Class Sailors in a World Class Town: A Preview of the Volvo Ocean Race and its Impact on the Newport Sailing Community, Newport

Begins at 2:00pm. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. Join Brad Read, Executive Director of Sail Newport, Inc., as he provides an update on the most prestigious 'round the world yacht race and its stopover in Newport, RI next spring. Snow date: February 21. (401) 324-9436; www.newportartmuseum.org.

February 14-15, 2015

Wineterfest at Newport Vineyards, Middletown

11:00am–5:00pm. Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road. In conjunction with Newport Winterfest enjoy a weekend of winter celebration at Newport Vineyards, complete with an Ice Wine Bar, wine tastings, cheese, chocolates and edibles from gourmet purveyors. $20 per person/$18 with Winterfest button; RSVP required. (401) 848-5161; info@newportvineyards.com; www.newportvineyards.com.

February 15, 2015

Ranger Days: What Old Maps Tell Us: A History of Woonsocket from 1820 to 1920, Woonsocket

Begins at 1:30pm. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. A talk by Erik Eckilson. Free. (401) 769-9675; aconway@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

February 18, 2015

Kids Jonnycake Masters Workshop, Bristol

10:00am–12:00pm. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Discover New England's most iconic food and learn the many ways they can be cooked over the hearth. You'd be surprised at how much controversy swirls around the johnnycake! For children ages 8-14. Members, $25; non-members, $35; space limited, advance registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

Blackstone Valley Culinaria Secret Ingredient Food Tours, Northern Rhode Island

6:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Each week visit a different local restaurant and learn the chef's personal secrets for making their favorite meals. Reservations required. (401) 724-2200; info@blackstoneculinaria.com; www.blackstoneculinaria.com.

February 19, 2015

Newport History Bytes: 50 Fast Facts, Newport

Begins at 5:30pm. Colony House, Washington Square. Newport History Bytes lecture featuring the Society's new book. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistory.org.

Kids Animal Grooming Workshop, Bristol

10:00am–12:00pm. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Get up close and personal with our farm animals, learn the basics of animal grooming for our livestock, and find out about the important roles played by children on a 1790s farm. Wear sturdy clothes and shoes, and expect to get dirty! For children ages 8-12. Members, $25; non-members, $35; space limited, advance registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

Roger Williams on Display, Part the Second, Providence

4:00pm–8:00pm. Roger Williams National Memorial, 282 North Main Street. A letter, written by Roger Williams, will be on display at the memorial's visitor center. This letter from Williams to Gregory Dexter discusses the debate that developed in England and the colonies about censorship of the press and dissolving Parliament. Roger also expresses his concern over his wife's wellbeing. (401) 521-7266; www.nps.gov/rowi/.

February 19-22, 2015

Chinese New Year Menu, Newport

Castle Hill Inn and Resort, 590 Ocean Drive. The Inn presents a menu inspired by world traveler Alexander Agassiz, original owner of what today is called Castle Hill Inn. Castle Hill melds past with present, honoring the Inn's history, paired with the Cantonese culinary background of Chef Andy Taur. The five-course tasting menu starts at $92; $127 including wine and beverage pairings. Reservations suggested. (888) 466-1355; www.castlehillinn.com.

February 21, 2015

Savoring Federal Hill: An Insider's Culinary Tour, Providence

9:00am–12:00pm. DePasquale Fountain, 265 Atwells Avenue. Join Chef Cindy Salvato on this fabulous three-hour walking and eating tour of Historic Federal Hill where you can: Learn the history, meet the chefs, savor the samples, get exclusive behind the scenes tours, enjoy a little wine, and become a paisono of Federal Hill! Tickets: $50. cindy@savoringrhodeisland.com; www.savoringrhodeisland.com.

Home and Hearth Workshop: Hearth Cooking with Maple, Bristol

1:00pm–3:00pm. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Make your own maple fudge over the hearth using maple syrup tapped from Coggeshall Farm's Norway maples. Learn how maple syrup is collected today versus how it was tapped in the eighteenth century. For adults 16 and up. Members, $40; non-members, $50; space limited, advance registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

Seals, Birds, and the History of Prudence Island, Bristol

9:45am–4:45pm. Bristol Ferry Landing, Thames Street. Traverse the island in a passenger van making several stops to look for a variety of birds in protected ponds and coves. Expect to see grebes, eiders, mergansers, and much more. In the afternoon, we'll seek out our resident harbor seals, often visible close to shore on the island's southern tip. Members: $10/adult, $5/child; Non-members: $15/adult, $8/child; ferry ticket not included. Bring a lunch. Pre-registration required. (401) 949-5454 x3041; programs@asri.org; www.asri.org.

February 21-22, 2015

To Turn a Good Leg: Men's Breeches Workshop, Providence

9:30am–4:00pm. Rhode Island Historical Society Library, 121 Hope Street. During the eighteenth century, breeches were the principal form of fashionable men's trousers. Henry Cooke, principal of Historical Costume Services, will lead participants through the construction of a pair of breeches. $115 per person (plus kit costs); registration required by January 21, 2015; space limited to twelve students. (401) 841-8770; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

February 22, 2015

Maple Sugaring in the Eighteenth Century, Bristol

12:00pm–3:00pm. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Coggeshall Farm Road. Learn how early New England farmers tapped and harvested maple sap to produce maple syrup and sugar, side by side with today's most environmentally sensitive techniques. A family event! Admission varies; advance registration requested. (401) 253-9062; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

Get Diggin' Your Roots: Genealogy Databases: Ancestry, Heritage Quest, and American Ancestors, Providence

2:00pm–3:00pm. Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street. Learn to search genealogical databases and how to use the records you find there to fill in gaps in your family tree. We'll discuss what kinds of records are available online, how to effectively search for them, and how to use them to document your genealogy. Basic comfort using a computer for online research required. Free; space limited; reservations required. (401) 455-8090; kwells@provlib.org; www.provlib.org.

February 25, 2015

Blackstone Valley Culinaria Secret Ingredient Food Tours, Northern Rhode Island

6:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Each week visit a different local restaurant and learn the chef's personal secrets for making their favorite meals. Reservations required. (401) 724-2200; info@blackstoneculinaria.com; www.blackstoneculinaria.com.

Winter Waterfowl Birding on Prudence Island, Bristol

9:45am–3:00pm. Bristol Ferry Landing, Thames Street. Come explore Prudence Island and search for eiders, grebes, goldeneyes, mergansers and much more! We'll traverse the island in a passenger van and make stops at ponds, coves, and marshes throughout the day. Members: $8/adult, $4/child; Non-members: $12/adult, $6/child; ferry ticket not included. Bring a lunch. Pre-registration is required. (401) 949-5454 x3041; programs@asri.org; www.asri.org.

Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Johnston

Begins at 7:00pm. Elijah Angell House, 101 Putnam Pike. Author Dr. Edward A. Iannuccilli, M.D. will give a talk entitled "Good Times and Sunday Dinner," in which he'll tell the story of immigration to this country, featuring anecdotes from his own family and stories in his books: Growing up Italian, Grandfather's Fig Tree and Other Stories, and What Ever Happened to Sunday Dinner and Other Stories. (401) 231-3380; history@jhs.necoxmail.com; Johnston Historical Society.

February 28, 2015

4th Annual Seawall Splash, Warwick

Begins at 12:00pm. Oakland Beach. Proceeds go to restore a carousel at the beach. Advance registration required. (401) 732-2727; obcarousel@cox.net.

Savoring Federal Hill: An Insider's Culinary Tour, Providence

9:00am–12:00pm. DePasquale Fountain, 265 Atwells Avenue. Join Chef Cindy Salvato on this fabulous three-hour walking and eating tour of Historic Federal Hill where you can: Learn the history, meet the chefs, savor the samples, get exclusive behind the scenes tours, enjoy a little wine, and become a paisono of Federal Hill! Tickets: $50. cindy@savoringrhodeisland.com; www.savoringrhodeisland.com.

12th Annual Providence Preservation Society Winter Bash, Providence

8:00pm–11:59pm. The Bash will bring together over 1,000 people from around the state to celebrate citywide restoration efforts. Featuring live music, signature cocktails, amazing architecture, VIP areas, and much more! Location and theme to be announced. Tickets $30 before Janury 30; more after. (401) 831-7440; lgoldenberg@ppsri.org; www.ppsri.org.

23rd Annual Cajun and Zydeco Mardi Gras Ball, Cranston

7:00pm–11:59pm. Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet, 60 Rhodes Place. Blazing accordions! Cash prizes for best (optional) costumes. Cash bar and Cajun-inspired food. $30 in advance; $40 at the door; tables available. A portion of proceeds benefit VSA Arts RI. (401) 783-3926; www.mardigrasri.com.

Home and Hearth Workshop: Lip Balms and Herbal Remedies, Bristol

1:00pm–3:00pm. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Learn how to make all-natural lip balms, salves and herbal remedies over the hearth, just as they were made in the 1790s. For adults 16 and up. Members, $40; non-members, $50; space limited, advance registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

March 1, 2015

Ranger Days: Rhode Island Disasters, Woonsocket

Begins at 1:30pm. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. A talk by Jim Ignasher. Free. (401) 769-9675; aconway@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

March 1-31, 2015

Newport Irish Heritage Month, Newport

Various venues. Celebrate all that is Irish during this exciting month-long event featuring Celtic storytelling, Irish step-dancing, interesting lectures, afternoon teas, an Irish coffee contest, Jameson Irish whiskey tastings and a festive St. Patrick's Day parade. (401) 847-9122; IrishHeritage@StacyHouse.com; www.aohnewport.org

March 4, 2015

Blackstone Valley Culinaria Secret Ingredient Food Tours, Northern Rhode Island

6:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Each week visit a different local restaurant and learn the chef's personal secrets for making their favorite meals. Reservations required. (401) 724-2200; info@blackstoneculinaria.com; www.blackstoneculinaria.com.

Seal Watch on Prudence Island, Bristol

9:45am–4:45pm. Bristol Ferry Landing, Thames Street. Come explore Prudence Island with a chance to see harbor seals at one of the best haul-out spots in Narragansett Bay. The seals will be viewed from land using spotting scopes and binoculars. The program also includes a brief presentation about the seals' life cycle and migration. Members: $8/adult, $4/child; non-members: $12/adult, $6/child; ferry ticket not included. Bring a lunch. Pre-registration is required. (401) 949-5454 x3041; programs@asri.org; www.asri.org.

March 7, 2015

Seals, Birds, and the History of Prudence Island, Bristol

9:45am–4:45pm. Bristol Ferry Landing, Thames Street. Traverse the island in a passenger van making several stops to look for a variety of birds in protected ponds and coves. Expect to see grebes, eiders, mergansers, and much more. In the afternoon, we'll seek out our resident harbor seals, often visible close to shore on the island's southern tip. Members: $10/adult, $5/child; Non-members: $15/adult, $8/child; ferry ticket not included. Bring a lunch. Pre-registration required. (401) 949-5454 x3041; programs@asri.org; www.asri.org.

33rd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, Pawtucket

Begins at 12:00pm. The city kicks off its celebration of Irish heritage in Rhode Island and the Blackstone Valley with this always-festive and colorful parade, which steps off from McCoy Stadium at Columbus Avenue, travels along Walcott Street to Main Street, and ends at City Hall on Roosevelt Avenue. Parade reception follows. (401) 728-0500 x281; pawtucketstpatsparade.com.

Winter Birding Cruise on Narragansett Bay, Newport

10:00am–12:00pm. Departs from Wharf Dock. Audubon teams up with Save the Bay to explore coves, islands, and points along the southern shore of Newport and Aquidneck Island. See Harlequin Ducks, Bufflehead, Golden Eyes, and more. Pelagics, like Northern Gannet, are also frequent visitors to our shores. All aboard Save the Bay's newest vessel, Elizabeth Morris. Audubon or Save the Bay members, $40; non-member, $50. www.savebay.org

March 11, 2015

Blackstone Valley Culinaria Secret Ingredient Food Tours, Northern Rhode Island

6:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Each week visit a different local restaurant and learn the chef's personal secrets for making their favorite meals. Reservations required. (401) 724-2200; info@blackstoneculinaria.com; www.blackstoneculinaria.com.

March 12, 2015

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. (401) 848-0550; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

March 14, 2015

59th Annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade, Newport

Begins at 11:00am. Parade begins at City Hall, 43 Broadway, and continues through Washington Square to Thames Street and ends at Augustine's Church. Find your best green attire, keep your eyes open for leprechauns, and join in the revelry to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Newport! Rain, snow, or shine. (401) 845-9123 or (800) 976-5122; JBailey@GoNewport.com; www.newportirish.com.

March 15, 2015

Ranger Days: Francophonie in Rhode Island: Cine-Quebec Film Festival, Woonsocket

Begins at 1:30pm. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. Free. (401) 769-9675; aconway@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

March 18, 2015

Blackstone Valley Culinaria Secret Ingredient Food Tours, Northern Rhode Island

6:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Each week visit a different local restaurant and learn the chef's personal secrets for making their favorite meals. Reservations required. (401) 724-2200; info@blackstoneculinaria.com; www.blackstoneculinaria.com.

March 19, 2015

Providence Gallery Night, Providence

5:00pm–9:00pm. Various venues. Hop a free Art Bus and visit more than two dozen galleries, museums, and historic sites. Free parking at select locations. (401) 751-2628; www.gallerynight.info.

March 20-29, 2015

Newport Restaurant Week Spring, Newport County

Various venues. A three-course meal from some of the finest area restaurants without breaking the bank! From a steaming cup of chowder overlooking the harbor to fine dining in romantic restaurants, Newport County restaurants offer an array of creative menus. $16 for a three-course lunch and $35 for a three-course dinner. (401) 845-9110; jbailey@gonewport.com; www.discovernewport.org/restaurant-week.

March 25, 2015

Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Johnston

Begins at 7:00pm. Elijah Angell House, 101 Putnam Pike. Author Gloria Merchant will speak about her book, Pirates of Colonial Newport. (401) 231-3380; history@jhs.necoxmail.com; Johnston Historical Society.

March 26-29, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

10:30am–2:00pm. Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue. Seventy-five minute guided tour of the Newport home of Doris Duke, including the 2015 exhibit "Fired and Inspired: Ceramics at Rough Point." Tours every half hour. Adults, $25; children under 12, free; space limited; reservations suggested. (401) 846-4152 x122; liz@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

March 28, 2015

Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Westerly

Begins at 1:00pm. Wilcox Park, High Street at Broad Street. Children aged 1-8 meet the Easter Bunny and Lucky the Duck and hunt for candy filled Easter eggs. Please bring your own basket. Free. (401) 596-7761; www.westerlychamber.org.

March 29, 2015

Egg Hunt Safari, Providence

11:00am–3:00pm. Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Avenue. Bring the whole family to the Zoo for a fun Egg Scavenger Hunt. Follow the clues to different locations in the Zoo to collect your eggs, then redeem them for a great prize. Other spring-themed activities take place throughout the day. Free with Zoo admission. (401) 785-3510; info@rwpzoo.org; www.rwpzoo.org.

April 2-5, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

10:30am–2:00pm. Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue. Seventy-five minute guided tour of the Newport home of Doris Duke, including the 2015 exhibit "Fired and Inspired: Ceramics at Rough Point." Tours every half hour. Adults, $25; children under 12, free; space limited; reservations suggested. (401) 846-4152 x122; liz@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

April 4, 2015

26th Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch, Newport

Begins at 10:00am. Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue. The Preservation Society of Newport County invites you to bring the children to meet the Easter Bunny and gather eggs on the oceanside lawn, then sit down for a scrumptious Easter brunch. Reservations required. (401) 847-1000; www.newportmansions.org.

April 4-26, 2015

Daffodil Days, Bristol

10:00am–4:00pm. Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road. Springtime returns to the shores of Narragansett Bay with a spectacular display of more than 50,000 daffodils adding to the breathtaking views at this thirty-three-acre garden estate. View floral displays and exhibits in the mansion, and Tuesday through Friday, enjoy afternoon tea in the dining room. Guided and self-guided tours available. (401) 253-2707; info@blithewold.org; www.blithewold.org.

April 9, 2015

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. (401) 848-0550; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

April 9-12, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

10:30am–2:00pm. Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue. Seventy-five minute guided tour of the Newport home of Doris Duke, including the 2015 exhibit "Fired and Inspired: Ceramics at Rough Point." Tours every half hour. Adults, $25; children under 12, free; space limited; reservations suggested. (401) 846-4152 x122; liz@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

April 15-19, 2015

13th Annual New England Regional Genealogical Conference, Providence

8:00am–10:00pm. The Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin Street. The largest regularly held genealogy conference in this area. Admission: $170. (401) 458-6000; www.nergc.org.

April 16, 2015

Providence Gallery Night, Providence

5:00pm–9:00pm. Various venues. Hop a free Art Bus and visit more than two dozen galleries, museums, and historic sites. Free parking at select locations. (401) 751-2628; www.gallerynight.info.

Pawtucket Red Sox Opening Night, Pawtucket

Begins at 7:05pm. McCoy Stadium, One Ben Mondor Way. See tomorrow's baseball stars today at McCoy Stadium, with the AAA Pawtucket Red Sox Baseball Club, the farm team to the 2007 World Series champion Boston Red Sox. (401) 724-7300; www.pawsox.com.

April 17-19, 2015

Newport Daffodil Days Festival, Newport

10:00am–5:00pm. Bowen's and Bannister's Wharf, 53 America's Cup Avenue. Step into spring! The fun starts on the waterfront: join the doggie parade, see what's behind themed windows and wear your daffiest hats. Citywide enjoy the Daffy Bike Ride, Waltz of the Flowers, photo competition and more. Escape to the Newport Waterfront, explore Newport's Colonial history and charm and discover thousands of daffodils in bloom during the freshest time of the year. Free Admission. (401) 849-3478; www.bowenswharf.com.

April 25, 2015

17th Annual Pawcatuck River Duck Race, Westerly

11:00am–3:00pm. Corner of Main and Broad Streets. A two-state river race that benefits dozens of area schools and non-profit organizations, featuring 20,000 rubber ducks racing down the river to the finish line. Sponsor your own for a chance to win a number of great prizes. Duck games, face painting, food, and more! Free Admission. (401) 596-7761; www.westerlychamber.org.

April 29, 2015

Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Johnston

Begins at 7:00pm. Elijah Angell House, 101 Putnam Pike. Our speaker will be former CCRI professor and Graniteville resident Ralph Scorpio, who will talk about the Vietnam War and its aftermath. (401) 231-3380; history@jhs.necoxmail.com; Johnston Historical Society.

May 4, 2015

Rhode Island Independence Day, Statewide

'The fourth day of May... is established, in this state, as a day for celebration of Rhode Island independence, being a just tribute to the memory of the members of our general assembly, who, on the fourth day of May, 1776... passed an act renouncing allegiance of the colony to the British crown and by the provisions of that act declared Rhode Island sovereign and independent, the first official act of its kind by any of the thirteen American colonies.'

June 24, 2015

Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Johnston

Begins at 7:00pm. Elijah Angell House, 101 Putnam Pike. Our speaker will be Fred Mikkelsen, who will speak on his days as Conimicut Lighthouse keeper. (401) 231-3380; history@jhs.necoxmail.com; Johnston Historical Society.

August 10, 2015

Victory Day, Statewide

Rhode Island is the only state that still celebrates the World War II surrender of Japan, which took place on August 14, 1945 (North American time). Formerly known as Victory Over Japan or VJ Day, the name has been shortened to reflect modern sensitivities. State and municipal offices are closed, and it's a holiday for employees of many Rhode Island businesses.

August 20-25, 2015

NecronomiCon, Providence

Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 8am-4pm. Various venues. The stars are alligned and the essential salts have been gathered once more! We seek to resurrect the memories of the Great Old Ones before us, and begin the next chapter of the NecronomiCon. There'll be panels, lectures, workshops, film screenings, walking tours, and more relating to the Old Gentleman of Providence, H.P. Lovecraft! necronomicon-providence.com.

December 10, 2015

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. (401) 848-0550; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

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