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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.

June 30-July 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.

July 1-31, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

11:00am–3:00pm. The Museum and Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. Tours of the c.1697 Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, 1699 Great Friends Meeting House, and 1739 Colony House. Non-members, $8 per site; members, free; reservations suggested; subject to guide and site availability. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

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.

Benefit Street: A Mile of History Walking Tours, Providence

Begins at 11:00am. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. A guide from the Rhode Island Historical Society will introduce the people, the places, the changing fortunes, and the amazing stories of Benefit Street, Providence's famed "mile of history." (401) 273-7507 x362; bbarnes@rihs.org; Rhode Island Historical Society.

"Rhode Island Masters" Exhibition, Saunderstown, North Kingstown

10:00am–4:00pm. Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum, 815 Gibert Stuart Road. Four original Stuart portraits are coming to the museum on permanent loan from The Home for Little Wanderers in Boston. They anchor this exhibition consisting of original works of art by eighteenth and nineteenth century Rhode Island artists. Included are works by renowned American portraitist Gilbert Stuart and his daughter Jane Stuart. (401) 294-3001; info@gilbertstuartmuseum.org; www.gilbertstuartmuseum.com.

Providence Ghost Tour, Providence

Begins at 8:00pm. Prospect Terrace, Congdon Street. A walking ghost and haunted history tour of the East Side of Providence, featuring ghosts, murders, suicides, fires, and unfortunate gruesome accidents! Tickets are $18 in advance, or $20 in person. www.providenceghosttour.com.

July 2-5, 2015

Fireworks, Statewide

For comprehensive, up-to-the-minute information on local fireworks displays, visit www.centralrichamber.com.

July 4, 2015

Fourth of July Festivities, Newport

Begins at 10:00am. Colony House, Washington Square. Visit the square for a morning of patriotic activities, including a reading of the Declaration of Independence from the Colony House steps. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistory.org.

Newport 4th of July Fireworks Display, Newport

Begins at 9:15pm. Launched from Fort Adams and visible all along the waterfront. Rain date: July 5th. (401) 845-5437.

Portsmouth 4th of July Fireworks Display, Portsmouth

Begins at 9:30pm. Escobar's Highland Farm, 133 Middle Road. Resident/farmer/July 4th celebrant Louis Escobar will have his traditional fireworks display over the cow pastures. Please do not clog Middle Road with cars—there are many vantage points nearby from which to witness this show. Donations are accepted in the box out front of the farm anytime. Rain date: July 5. (401) 683-1444; eskiemaze@escobarshighlandfarm.com; www.escobarshighlandfarm.com.

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

Block Island Fourth of July Parade, Block Island

Begins at 11:00am. New Harbor/Old Harbor. A Block Island Tradition! The event will start promptly at 11am in New Harbor, and will make its way to the end location in Old Harbor. Find a spot along the parade route, and enjoy the show as floats, bands, clowns, and other marchers make their way across the island.

Fourth of July Parade Picnic, Bristol

7:30am–2:00pm. Linden Place, 500 Hope Street. Located on the parade route, Linden Place offers bleacher-style seating, tables and chairs under linden trees, a continental breakfast and picnic lunch, restroom facilities, and elbow room! Adults, $80; children, $55; $10 discount for members. (401) 253-0390; sbattle@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

Fourth Annual Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence, Tiverton

Begins at 9:00am. By the WWI Doughboy statue at Stone Bridge. There will be a limited number of copies available to read from, so feel free to bring your own. This typically takes less than a half hour, so you'll have plenty of time to celebrate the rest of the day! tivertonhistoricalsocy@tivertonhistorical.org; www.tivertonhistorical.org.

Ancients and Horribles Parade, Chepachet, Glocester

Begins at 4:00pm. Main Street and Putnam Pike (Route 44). Nothing is sacred as Glocester locals spoof local and national politics. The parade first wound its way down Main Street in Chepachet in 1926 and, with the help of many dedicated volunteers, has continued to delight Glocester residents (and many others) each and every year since. (401) 568-6206; www.glocesterri.org.

Arnold Mills July 4th Parade, Cumberland

Begins at 11:00am. Nate Whipple Highway (Route 120) from state line to Arnold Mills Village Common. Local village celebration of America's Independence Day, with road race (9am), parade with Shriner's marchers (11am), and band concert on the green (1pm). (401) 333-1381; www.arnoldmillsparade.com.

Annual Independence Day Rhode Island Red Chick Hatch, Narragansett

10:00am–4:00pm. South County Museum, 115 Strathmore Street. Come to the Living History Farm to see and hold the answer to the eternal question—Which came first? (401) 783-5400; www.southcountymuseum.org.

230th Bristol Civic, Military, and Fireman's Parade, Bristol

Begins at 10:30am. The oldest continuous celebration of its kind in the United States, established in 1785, runs from the corner of Chestnut Street and Hope Street (Rt. 114) to High Street, between State and Bradford Streets. (401) 253-7000; www.july4thbristolri.com.

Wake Up with the Barnyard, Bristol

9:00am–10:30am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Help feed and care for the animals at Coggeshall Farm, learn about the daily activities of Rhode Island's tenant farmers in the late eighteenth century, and enjoy a jonnycake cooked over the hearth. Members, free; non-members, regular weekend admission. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

Murder at the Museum, Newport

7:00pm–8:30pm. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. Take part in a ninety-minute, interactive and family-friendly experience. You'll witness a crime and help in uncovering the culprit. Staged by the Marley Bridges Theatre Company. Reservations recommended. (401) 324-9436; www.newportartmuseum.org.

July 4-29, 2015

Rhode Island Lighthouse Cruises and Newport Harbor Tours, Quonset Point, North Kingstown

1347 Roger Williams Way. Daily departures. Narrated sightseeing cruises viewing ten lighthouses and ten islands. Sail under the Jamestown and Newport Bridges and through beautiful Newport Harbor. Free Parking. (401) 295-4040; www.rhodeislandbaycruises.com

July 5, 2015

Jamestown 4th of July Fireworks Display, Jamestown

Begins at 9:00pm. East Ferry Beach, Canonicus Avenue. The fireworks will be fired from a barge in East Ferry. Parking is available along Canonicus Avenue, Narragansett Avenue, and other downtown side streets where parking is not illegal. (401) 423-3117; headhog@rockethogs.com; rockethogs.com.

Blackstone River Boat Tour, Central Falls

1:00pm–5:00pm. Central Falls Landing, Madeira Avenue and Broad Street. Enjoy a forty-five minute historically narrated river tour aboard the Blackstone Valley Explorer. Learn about the history of the Blackstone River, an American Heritage River, while viewing wildlife along the marsh and river habitat. Tours at 1, 2, 3, and 4pm; Adults, $10; children, $8; fourth Sunday of each month, free. (401) 724-2200; keep.bv.beautiful@gmail.com; www.rivertourblackstone.com.

July 7, 2015

BBQ!, Newport

Begins at 6:30pm. Castle Hill Inn and Resort, 590 Ocean Drive. Summer means BBQ, whether in the South or in Newport. The culinary team at Castle Hill Inn puts a New England spin on this classic culinary experience while guests enjoy a cliffside seat to indulge in the robust smoky flavors. $68 per person; reservations required. (401) 849-3800; www.castlehillinn.com.

Landscape History and Garden Tour, Newport

5:30pm–6:30pm. Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue. Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue. Learn about the distinguished design history of this landscape while enjoying exquisite gardens and breathtaking views. The tour goes back 250 years to when this part of Newport was farmland and traces Newport's development as a premier vacation spot as reflected in this beautiful property. $10; space limited; reservation suggested. (401) 846-4152 x122; liz@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

Begins at 10:30am. Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street. The Library opened its classic Venetian Renaissance building in March 1900. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Library is a prime example of turn-of-the-century (Gilded Age) American architecture. Meet at grand entrance on Washington Street for one hour tour. Free. (401) 455-8090; tmason@provlib.org; www.provlib.org.

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Join us for a brisk walk around Coggeshall Farm, visit the 1799 farmhouse, and learn about our heritage breed animals and heirloom garden. Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

July 7-12, 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.

July 8, 2015

Lobster Boil and Sunset Sail, Goat Island, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. 5 Marina Plaza. Dockside New England lobster bake at Marina Grille from 5-6:30pm. Aurora sails 6:30-8pm. Adults, $55; children under 12, $33. Space limited; reservations required; dates dependent on weather. (401) 849-6683 www.newportexperience.com.

Wednesday Walk-Around: A Guided Tour of Blithewold, Bristol

1:30pm–3:30pm. Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road. Docents tell the story of the Van Wickle/McKee family, the original owners of this beautiful seaside garden estate. Visitors experience breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay and see the Mansion decorated with original furnishings just as it was when the family lived here. The guided tour continues through the grounds where magnificent trees and a variety of colorful gardens demonstrate Blithewold's prominence in horticulture. $5 in addition to regular Mansion admission. (401) 253-2707; info@blithewold.org; www.blithewold.org.

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. Purple Ape, 17 Winnapaug Road. Registration starts at 7pm; races at 8pm sharp! Win great prizes. Free! (401) 596-6169; www.purpleape.com.

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. BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

July 8-9, 2015

Visit of The Hermione, Newport

Fort Adams State Park, Ocean Drive. The Hermione, a historical replica of the ship that connected Washington and Lafayette during the American Revolutionary War will be in port. There will be pierside events and festivities as well as visits on board. www.hermione2015.com

July 9, 2015

Gallery Night at Whitehorne House, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Whitehorne House, 416 Thames Street. Enjoy Newport's only Federal period mansion open to the public. Whitehorne House displays the most significant collection of Newport furniture in Rhode Island. Explore the design and craftsmanship of the colonial era inside the house before visiting the garden for refreshments. Free. (401) 846-4152; liz@newportrestoration.org; Newport Restoration.

Illuminating the American Revolution: A Living History Event, Newport

11:00am–2:00pm. Colony House, Washington Square. This interactive living history program will illustrate preparations for an "illumination," welcoming French troops in July 1780. A group of costumed interpreters will share their thoughts about being occupied by French soldiers as candles are "donated and distributed" to residents. Learn about life in war-torn Newport, gossip about the French, and gain insight into what it was like to live during this pivotal time in American history. Free; donations welcome. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistory.org.

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.

July 9-18, 2015

Library Book Sale, Jamestown

Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road. Literize yourself: Buy books! Check website for times. (401) 423-7280; www.jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

July 10, 2015

Headline Paddle into the Past: Native American History and Archaeology, Providence

Begins at 5:30pm. Starting on Water Street, and travelling through Waterplace Park and under the Mall will take you on a magnificent journey, from the bustle of an urban center to an oasis of wildlife—in actuality and in history. Join us as Senior Archaeologist, Joseph Waller, fills us in on Native American History and Archaeology. Fee charged; registration required. (401) 481-1376; etalley@wrwc.org; www.wrwc.org.

Savoring Rhode Island: The Prosciutto Tour, Pascoag, Burrillville

11:00am–12:30pm. 105 Davis Drive. Did you know that there are over 1000 legs of Prosciutto curing in Rhode Island as you read this? Would you like to see them? Join Chef Cindy Salvato on a tour of the Daniele plant and you see for yourself how their award-winning hams, salami, and other specialties are prepared. We'll be touring with owner, Davide Dukcevich, followed by a sampling of their award-winning provisions. Closed toe shoes or sneakers are required. Tickets: $25. cindy@savoringrhodeisland.com; www.savoringrhodeisland.com.

July 10-11, 2015

Library Book Sale, Peace Dale, South Kingstown

Saturday, 10am-4pm, Sunday, 10am-2pm. Robert Beverly Hale Library, 1057 Kingstown Road. "Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book." —Author Unknown. (401) 783-5386; email macomstock@skpl.org; www.skpl.org.

July 10-26, 2015

Newport Music Festival, Newport

Various venues. The Newport Music Festival celebrates its forty-sixth season, continuing the tradition of presenting unique chamber music programs, American debuts, world-class artists, and gala special events in the Gilded Age summer cottages of Newport. (401) 846-1133; staff@newportmusic.org; www.newportmusic.org.

July 11, 2015

39th Annual Save The Bay Swim, Newport

Begins at 8:45am. The Swim follows its traditional route across the Bay, from the Newport Naval Base to Potter Cove, Jamestown. Pledge dollars raised by swimmers help support Save the Bay advocacy, education, and habitat restoration. (401) 272-3540; www.savebay.org.

Walking Tour: The French in Newport, Newport

Begins at 11:00am. The Museum and Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. Explore the heart of eighteenth century Newport and discuss the year-long period when roughly 12,000 French soldiers and sailors cohabited with Newport citizens during the American Revolution. Learn how the French contribution to the Revolutionary War was vital to the success of American Independence—and it began in Newport. NHS members, $10; non-members, $15; reservations recommended. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

Free Guided Hike at Camp Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton

9:00am–12:00pm. Bucklin Memorial Building, 61 Camp Yawgoog Road. Experience Yawgoog's many hiking trails, guided by current and former staff and members of the Yawgoog Alumni Association. We encourage you to come back to Yawgoog and bring your family to experience the camp you know and love, or to visit for the first time. All are welcome and we especially welcome alumni and their children (and grandchildren, and great-grandchildren!). Registration requested. marc.cardin@scouting.org; www.yawgoog100.com.

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

Wake Up with the Barnyard, Bristol

9:00am–10:30am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Help feed and care for the animals at Coggeshall Farm, learn about the daily activities of Rhode Island's tenant farmers in the late eighteenth century, and enjoy a jonnycake cooked over the hearth. Members, free; non-members, regular weekend admission. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

Murder at the Museum, Newport

7:00pm–8:30pm. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. Take part in a ninety-minute, interactive and family-friendly experience. You'll witness a crime and help in uncovering the culprit. Staged by the Marley Bridges Theatre Company. Reservations recommended. (401) 324-9436; www.newportartmuseum.org.

July 11-12, 2015

53rd Annual Wickford Art Festival, Wickford, North Kingstown

Begins at 10:00am. Main and Brown Streets. The country's oldest open-air art fair features more than 250 artists from around the country and around the world. Fine arts-paintings, sculpture, and photography. Free admission. (401) 294-2860; festivaldirector@wickfordart.org; www.wickfordart.org.

Newport Kite Festival , Newport

10:00am–5:00pm. Brenton Point State Park, Ocean Drive. The air is filled with the sounds of snapping nylon and kite strings as the kites whip their tails in the sky and the ocean breeze washes your face. There is nothing more or less to this jubilee other than the pure joy of flying a kite. Admission is free. (401) 244-5264; info@newportkitefestival.com;www.newportkitefestival.com.

July 12, 2015

A Tribute to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, Lincoln

10:00am–6:00pm. Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Celebrate Rhode Island's unique connections to the World's Greatest Fair with a glimpse into its history, experiences, and memories. View exhibits and image galleries inside the museum, while our grounds host non-stop family fun activities of live music, arcade games, demonstrations, Fair food, and an entertainment tent showcasing some of what fairgoers in 1904 would have experienced. (401) 334-2209; kathy.hartley@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.

Rain Gutter Regatta, Smithfield

1:00pm–4:00pm. Smith-Appleby House Museum, 220 Stillwater Road. Children of all ages are invited to attend our free workshop to build their own sailboat, and then sail it in competition with their friends and family in our friendly boat races. Then tour the Museum with educators and history enthusiasts in Colonial dress. Workshop is free; tours are adults, $5; childrem, free. (401) 231-7363; contact@smithapplebyhouse.org; www.smithapplebyhouse.org.

East Providence Historical Society Open House, Rumford, East Providence

1:00pm–3:30pm. John Hunt House, Hunts Mills Road. Learn about the history of East Providence and this historic home. View special exhibits on East Providence Amusement Parks and more. Admission, $3; city residents, $1. (401) 438-1750; www.ephist.org.

Blackstone River Boat Tour, Central Falls

1:00pm–5:00pm. Central Falls Landing, Madeira Avenue and Broad Street. Enjoy a forty-five minute historically narrated river tour aboard the Blackstone Valley Explorer. Learn about the history of the Blackstone River, an American Heritage River, while viewing wildlife along the marsh and river habitat. Tours at 1, 2, 3, and 4pm; Adults, $10; children, $8; fourth Sunday of each month, free. (401) 724-2200; keep.bv.beautiful@gmail.com; www.rivertourblackstone.com.

July 12-26, 2015

Providence Restaurant Weeks, Providence

Citywide. Whether you want to revisit old favorites or try something new, enjoy a great meal at a great price: $14.95 for a three-course lunch or $29.95/$34.95 for a three-course dinner. Selected restaurants are participating in two for one specials. (401) 456-0223; www.goprovidence.com/RW/.

July 13, 2015

Rhode Island Geology, Peace Dale, South Kingstown

6:30pm–7:45pm. Peace Dale Library, 1057 Kingstown Road. Like rocks? Seen geological formations around Rhode Island that you're curious about? Join URI Geosciences Professor Dawn Cardace for an illustrated hands-on overview of Rhode Island rocks, minerals, and geological features. Have interesting rocks in your collection? Bring them along! Free and open to the public. (401) 789-1555 x110; jwilson@skpl.org; www.skpl.org.

July 14, 2015

Green Animals Children's Party, Portsmouth

4:00pm–8:00pm. Green Animals Topiary Garden, 380 Cory's Lane. Children and adults alike will enjoy magic, clowns, refreshments, balloons, jugglers, pony rides, kiddie rides, circus acts, and lots more fun on the grounds of this legendary topiary garden overlooking Narragansett Bay. Admission charged. Rain or shine. (401) 847-1000; www.newportmansions.org.

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Join us for a brisk walk around Coggeshall Farm, visit the 1799 farmhouse, and learn about our heritage breed animals and heirloom garden. Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

WaterFire—Partial Lighting, Providence

Begins at dusk. Waterplace Park. Water, light, smoke, music, and street performers combine to form an elemental art experience. Free. (401) 272-3111; www.waterfire.org.

July 14-19, 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.

July 15, 2015

Greystone Mill Pond Paddle, Johnston

Begins at 6:00pm. Greystone Mill Pond, on the border of Johnston, North Providence and Smithfield, is a narrow, winding pond, with many twists and turns and wetlands along the way. Louis McGowan, President of the Johnston Historical Society, will share the history of Greystone Mill and Village prior to this 5/8 mile paddle. Fee charged; registration required. (401) 481-1376; etalley@wrwc.org; www.wrwc.org.

Wednesday Walk-Around: A Guided Tour of Blithewold, Bristol

1:30pm–3:30pm. Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road. Docents tell the story of the Van Wickle/McKee family, the original owners of this beautiful seaside garden estate. Visitors experience breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay and see the Mansion decorated with original furnishings just as it was when the family lived here. The guided tour continues through the grounds where magnificent trees and a variety of colorful gardens demonstrate Blithewold's prominence in horticulture. $5 in addition to regular Mansion admission. (401) 253-2707; info@blithewold.org; www.blithewold.org.

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. Purple Ape, 17 Winnapaug Road. Registration starts at 7pm; races at 8pm sharp! Win great prizes. Free! (401) 596-6169; www.purpleape.com.

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. BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

July 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.

July 18, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

Wake Up with the Barnyard, Bristol

9:00am–10:30am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Help feed and care for the animals at Coggeshall Farm, learn about the daily activities of Rhode Island's tenant farmers in the late eighteenth century, and enjoy a jonnycake cooked over the hearth. Members, free; non-members, regular weekend admission. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

WaterFire, Providence

Begins at dusk. Waterplace Park. Water, light, smoke, music, and street performers combine to form an elemental art experience. Free. (401) 272-3111; www.waterfire.org.

July 19, 2015

Benefit Street: A Mile of History Walking Tour, Providence

Begins at 12:00pm. John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. A guide from the Rhode Island Historical Society will introduce the people, the places, the changing fortunes, and the amazing stories of Benefit Street, Providence's famed "mile of history." John Brown House open for tours 1-4pm. (401) 273-7507 x362; bbarnes@rihs.org; Rhode Island Historical Society.

July 20, 2015

Prudence Island Garden Tour, Bristol

9:45am–3:00pm. Bristol Ferry Landing, Thames Street.Explore some of the unique gardens kept by Prudence Island residents and learn about the rich cultural and natural history of the island. Stops will include an extensive private garden and the historic Farnham Farm, complete with an antique apple orchard. We will tour by van with a few short walks to access gardens and historic features. Members: $10; non-members: $14; ferry ticket not included. Ages: teen to adult. Bring a lunch. Pre-registration is required. (401) 949-5454 x3041; programs@asri.org; www.asri.org.

July 21, 2015

BBQ!, Newport

Begins at 6:30pm. Castle Hill Inn and Resort, 590 Ocean Drive. Summer means BBQ, whether in the South or in Newport. The culinary team at Castle Hill Inn puts a New England spin on this classic culinary experience while guests enjoy a cliffside seat to indulge in the robust smoky flavors. $68 per person; reservations required. (401) 849-3800; www.castlehillinn.com.

Landscape History and Garden Tour, Newport

5:30pm–6:30pm. Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue. Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue. Learn about the distinguished design history of this landscape while enjoying exquisite gardens and breathtaking views. The tour goes back 250 years to when this part of Newport was farmland and traces Newport's development as a premier vacation spot as reflected in this beautiful property. $10; space limited; reservation suggested. (401) 846-4152 x122; liz@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

Begins at 10:30am. Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street. The Library opened its classic Venetian Renaissance building in March 1900. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Library is a prime example of turn-of-the-century (Gilded Age) American architecture. Meet at grand entrance on Washington Street for one hour tour. Free. (401) 455-8090; tmason@provlib.org; www.provlib.org.

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Join us for a brisk walk around Coggeshall Farm, visit the 1799 farmhouse, and learn about our heritage breed animals and heirloom garden. Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

July 21-26, 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.

July 22, 2015

Lobster Boil and Sunset Sail, Goat Island, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. 5 Marina Plaza. Dockside New England lobster bake at Marina Grille from 5-6:30pm. Aurora sails 6:30-8pm. Adults, $55; children under 12, $33. Space limited; reservations required; dates dependent on weather. (401) 849-6683 www.newportexperience.com.

Wednesday Walk-Around: A Guided Tour of Blithewold, Bristol

1:30pm–3:30pm. Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road. Docents tell the story of the Van Wickle/McKee family, the original owners of this beautiful seaside garden estate. Visitors experience breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay and see the Mansion decorated with original furnishings just as it was when the family lived here. The guided tour continues through the grounds where magnificent trees and a variety of colorful gardens demonstrate Blithewold's prominence in horticulture. $5 in addition to regular Mansion admission. (401) 253-2707; info@blithewold.org; www.blithewold.org.

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. Purple Ape, 17 Winnapaug Road. Registration starts at 7pm; races at 8pm sharp! Win great prizes. Free! (401) 596-6169; www.purpleape.com.

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. BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

July 25, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

Wake Up with the Barnyard, Bristol

9:00am–10:30am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Help feed and care for the animals at Coggeshall Farm, learn about the daily activities of Rhode Island's tenant farmers in the late eighteenth century, and enjoy a jonnycake cooked over the hearth. Members, free; non-members, regular weekend admission. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

Champion Trees of Wilcox Park, Westerly

Begins at 10:00am. Wilcox Park, meet at the fountain by the Library, 44 Broad Street. Learn about big trees and see the champions of Wilcox Park, in a ninety-minute tour led by URI Master Gardeners. (401) 596-2877; www.westerlylibrary.org.

Murder at the Museum, Newport

7:00pm–8:30pm. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. Take part in a ninety-minute, interactive and family-friendly experience. You'll witness a crime and help in uncovering the culprit. Staged by the Marley Bridges Theatre Company. Reservations recommended. (401) 324-9436; www.newportartmuseum.org.

July 26, 2015

Blackstone River Boat Tour, Central Falls

1:00pm–5:00pm. Central Falls Landing, Madeira Avenue and Broad Street. Enjoy a forty-five minute historically narrated river tour aboard the Blackstone Valley Explorer. Learn about the history of the Blackstone River, an American Heritage River, while viewing wildlife along the marsh and river habitat. Tours at 1, 2, 3, and 4pm; Adults, $10; children, $8; fourth Sunday of each month, free. (401) 724-2200; keep.bv.beautiful@gmail.com; www.rivertourblackstone.com.

July 28, 2015

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Join us for a brisk walk around Coggeshall Farm, visit the 1799 farmhouse, and learn about our heritage breed animals and heirloom garden. Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

July 28-August 2, 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.

July 29, 2015

Wednesday Walk-Around: A Guided Tour of Blithewold, Bristol

1:30pm–3:30pm. Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road. Docents tell the story of the Van Wickle/McKee family, the original owners of this beautiful seaside garden estate. Visitors experience breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay and see the Mansion decorated with original furnishings just as it was when the family lived here. The guided tour continues through the grounds where magnificent trees and a variety of colorful gardens demonstrate Blithewold's prominence in horticulture. $5 in addition to regular Mansion admission. (401) 253-2707; info@blithewold.org; www.blithewold.org.

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. Purple Ape, 17 Winnapaug Road. Registration starts at 7pm; races at 8pm sharp! Win great prizes. Free! (401) 596-6169; www.purpleape.com.

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. BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

August 1, 2015

Free Guided Hike at Camp Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton

9:00am–12:00pm. Bucklin Memorial Building, 61 Camp Yawgoog Road. Experience Yawgoog's many hiking trails, guided by current and former staff and members of the Yawgoog Alumni Association. We encourage you to come back to Yawgoog and bring your family to experience the camp you know and love, or to visit for the first time. All are welcome and we especially welcome alumni and their children (and grandchildren, and great-grandchildren!). Registration requested. marc.cardin@scouting.org; www.yawgoog100.com.

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

Wake Up with the Barnyard, Bristol

9:00am–10:30am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Help feed and care for the animals at Coggeshall Farm, learn about the daily activities of Rhode Island's tenant farmers in the late eighteenth century, and enjoy a jonnycake cooked over the hearth. Members, free; non-members, regular weekend admission. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

WaterFire, Providence

Begins at dusk. Waterplace Park. Water, light, smoke, music, and street performers combine to form an elemental art experience. Free. (401) 272-3111; www.waterfire.org.

Murder at the Museum, Newport

7:00pm–8:30pm. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. Take part in a ninety-minute, interactive and family-friendly experience. You'll witness a crime and help in uncovering the culprit. Staged by the Marley Bridges Theatre Company. Reservations recommended. (401) 324-9436; www.newportartmuseum.org.

August 1-31, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

11:00am–3:00pm. The Museum and Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. Tours of the c.1697 Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, 1699 Great Friends Meeting House, and 1739 Colony House. Non-members, $8 per site; members, free; reservations suggested; subject to guide and site availability. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

Benefit Street: A Mile of History Walking Tours, Providence

Begins at 11:00am. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. A guide from the Rhode Island Historical Society will introduce the people, the places, the changing fortunes, and the amazing stories of Benefit Street, Providence's famed "mile of history." (401) 273-7507 x362; bbarnes@rihs.org; Rhode Island Historical Society.

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.

"Rhode Island Masters" Exhibition, Saunderstown, North Kingstown

10:00am–4:00pm. Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum, 815 Gibert Stuart Road. Four original Stuart portraits are coming to the museum on permanent loan from The Home for Little Wanderers in Boston. They anchor this exhibition consisting of original works of art by eighteenth and nineteenth century Rhode Island artists. Included are works by renowned American portraitist Gilbert Stuart and his daughter Jane Stuart. (401) 294-3001; info@gilbertstuartmuseum.org; www.gilbertstuartmuseum.com.

Providence Ghost Tour, Providence

Begins at 8:00pm. Prospect Terrace, Congdon Street. A walking ghost and haunted history tour of the East Side of Providence, featuring ghosts, murders, suicides, fires, and unfortunate gruesome accidents! Tickets are $18 in advance, or $20 in person. www.providenceghosttour.com.

August 2, 2015

Blackstone River Boat Tour, Central Falls

1:00pm–5:00pm. Central Falls Landing, Madeira Avenue and Broad Street. Enjoy a forty-five minute historically narrated river tour aboard the Blackstone Valley Explorer. Learn about the history of the Blackstone River, an American Heritage River, while viewing wildlife along the marsh and river habitat. Tours at 1, 2, 3, and 4pm; Adults, $10; children, $8; fourth Sunday of each month, free. (401) 724-2200; keep.bv.beautiful@gmail.com; www.rivertourblackstone.com.

August 3-31, 2015

Rhode Island Lighthouse Cruises and Newport Harbor Tours, Quonset Point, North Kingstown

1347 Roger Williams Way. Daily departures. Narrated sightseeing cruises viewing ten lighthouses and ten islands. Sail under the Jamestown and Newport Bridges and through beautiful Newport Harbor. Free Parking. (401) 295-4040; www.rhodeislandbaycruises.com

August 4, 2015

Landscape History and Garden Tour, Newport

5:30pm–6:30pm. Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue. Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue. Learn about the distinguished design history of this landscape while enjoying exquisite gardens and breathtaking views. The tour goes back 250 years to when this part of Newport was farmland and traces Newport's development as a premier vacation spot as reflected in this beautiful property. $10; space limited; reservation suggested. (401) 846-4152 x122; liz@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

Begins at 10:30am. Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street. The Library opened its classic Venetian Renaissance building in March 1900. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Library is a prime example of turn-of-the-century (Gilded Age) American architecture. Meet at grand entrance on Washington Street for one hour tour. Free. (401) 455-8090; tmason@provlib.org; www.provlib.org.

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Join us for a brisk walk around Coggeshall Farm, visit the 1799 farmhouse, and learn about our heritage breed animals and heirloom garden. Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

August 4-9, 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.

August 5, 2015

Lobster Boil and Sunset Sail, Goat Island, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. 5 Marina Plaza. Dockside New England lobster bake at Marina Grille from 5-6:30pm. Aurora sails 6:30-8pm. Adults, $55; children under 12, $33. Space limited; reservations required; dates dependent on weather. (401) 849-6683 www.newportexperience.com.

Wednesday Walk-Around: A Guided Tour of Blithewold, Bristol

1:30pm–3:30pm. Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road. Docents tell the story of the Van Wickle/McKee family, the original owners of this beautiful seaside garden estate. Visitors experience breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay and see the Mansion decorated with original furnishings just as it was when the family lived here. The guided tour continues through the grounds where magnificent trees and a variety of colorful gardens demonstrate Blithewold's prominence in horticulture. $5 in addition to regular Mansion admission. (401) 253-2707; info@blithewold.org; www.blithewold.org.

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. Purple Ape, 17 Winnapaug Road. Registration starts at 7pm; races at 8pm sharp! Win great prizes. Free! (401) 596-6169; www.purpleape.com.

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. BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

August 8, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

Wake Up with the Barnyard, Bristol

9:00am–10:30am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Help feed and care for the animals at Coggeshall Farm, learn about the daily activities of Rhode Island's tenant farmers in the late eighteenth century, and enjoy a jonnycake cooked over the hearth. Members, free; non-members, regular weekend admission. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

Murder at the Museum, Newport

7:00pm–8:30pm. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. Take part in a ninety-minute, interactive and family-friendly experience. You'll witness a crime and help in uncovering the culprit. Staged by the Marley Bridges Theatre Company. Reservations recommended. (401) 324-9436; www.newportartmuseum.org.

August 9, 2015

Blackstone River Boat Tour, Central Falls

1:00pm–5:00pm. Central Falls Landing, Madeira Avenue and Broad Street. Enjoy a forty-five minute historically narrated river tour aboard the Blackstone Valley Explorer. Learn about the history of the Blackstone River, an American Heritage River, while viewing wildlife along the marsh and river habitat. Tours at 1, 2, 3, and 4pm; Adults, $10; children, $8; fourth Sunday of each month, free. (401) 724-2200; keep.bv.beautiful@gmail.com; www.rivertourblackstone.com.

Public Tour Day at Hearthside Mansion, Lincoln

1:00pm–3:00pm. Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Tour Lincoln's magnificent ten-room circa 1810 stone mansion, considered to be one of Rhode Island's finest examples of Federal-style architecture. Among featured artifacts are a full-size loom, spinning wheel, period clothing, a 1905 Edison phonograph, and several antique furnishings. Tours given by guides in period costume. (401) 334-2209; kathy.hartley@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.

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 11, 2015

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Join us for a brisk walk around Coggeshall Farm, visit the 1799 farmhouse, and learn about our heritage breed animals and heirloom garden. Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

August 11-16, 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.

August 12, 2015

Lobster Boil and Sunset Sail, Goat Island, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. 5 Marina Plaza. Dockside New England lobster bake at Marina Grille from 5-6:30pm. Aurora sails 6:30-8pm. Adults, $55; children under 12, $33. Space limited; reservations required; dates dependent on weather. (401) 849-6683 www.newportexperience.com.

Wednesday Walk-Around: A Guided Tour of Blithewold, Bristol

1:30pm–3:30pm. Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road. Docents tell the story of the Van Wickle/McKee family, the original owners of this beautiful seaside garden estate. Visitors experience breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay and see the Mansion decorated with original furnishings just as it was when the family lived here. The guided tour continues through the grounds where magnificent trees and a variety of colorful gardens demonstrate Blithewold's prominence in horticulture. $5 in addition to regular Mansion admission. (401) 253-2707; info@blithewold.org; www.blithewold.org.

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. Purple Ape, 17 Winnapaug Road. Registration starts at 7pm; races at 8pm sharp! Win great prizes. Free! (401) 596-6169; www.purpleape.com.

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. BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

August 13, 2015

Gallery Night at Whitehorne House, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Whitehorne House, 416 Thames Street. Enjoy Newport's only Federal period mansion open to the public. Whitehorne House displays the most significant collection of Newport furniture in Rhode Island. Explore the design and craftsmanship of the colonial era inside the house before visiting the garden for refreshments. Free. (401) 846-4152; liz@newportrestoration.org; Newport Restoration.

East Providence Historical Society Open House, Rumford, East Providence

1:00pm–3:30pm. John Hunt House, Hunts Mills Road. Learn about the history of East Providence and this historic home. View special exhibits on East Providence Amusement Parks and more. Admission, $3; city residents, $1. (401) 438-1750; www.ephist.org.

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.

August 15, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

Wake Up with the Barnyard, Bristol

9:00am–10:30am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Help feed and care for the animals at Coggeshall Farm, learn about the daily activities of Rhode Island's tenant farmers in the late eighteenth century, and enjoy a jonnycake cooked over the hearth. Members, free; non-members, regular weekend admission. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

WaterFire, Providence

Begins at dusk. Waterplace Park. Water, light, smoke, music, and street performers combine to form an elemental art experience. Free. (401) 272-3111; www.waterfire.org.

August 16, 2015

Benefit Street: A Mile of History Walking Tour, Providence

Begins at 12:00pm. John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. A guide from the Rhode Island Historical Society will introduce the people, the places, the changing fortunes, and the amazing stories of Benefit Street, Providence's famed "mile of history." John Brown House open for tours 1-4pm. (401) 273-7507 x362; bbarnes@rihs.org; Rhode Island Historical Society.

Blackstone River Boat Tour, Central Falls

1:00pm–5:00pm. Central Falls Landing, Madeira Avenue and Broad Street. Enjoy a forty-five minute historically narrated river tour aboard the Blackstone Valley Explorer. Learn about the history of the Blackstone River, an American Heritage River, while viewing wildlife along the marsh and river habitat. Tours at 1, 2, 3, and 4pm; Adults, $10; children, $8; fourth Sunday of each month, free. (401) 724-2200; keep.bv.beautiful@gmail.com; www.rivertourblackstone.com.

August 18, 2015

Landscape History and Garden Tour, Newport

5:30pm–6:30pm. Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue. Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue. Learn about the distinguished design history of this landscape while enjoying exquisite gardens and breathtaking views. The tour goes back 250 years to when this part of Newport was farmland and traces Newport's development as a premier vacation spot as reflected in this beautiful property. $10; space limited; reservation suggested. (401) 846-4152 x122; liz@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

Clambake!, Newport

Begins at 6:30pm. Castle Hill Inn and Resort, 590 Ocean Drive. Castle Hill Inn's clambake pit is nestled on the far edge of the picturesque bluffs and is the weekly centerpiece to a dining experience rich with natural flavors and homegrown fun. Guests can observe the process led by Executive Chef Karsten Hart, sip artisan cocktails, or play bocce and croquet against the backdrop of Newport Harbor until it's time to gather for a uniquely local and expertly prepared feast. $95 per person; reservations required. (401) 849-3800; www.castlehillinn.com.

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

Begins at 10:30am. Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street. The Library opened its classic Venetian Renaissance building in March 1900. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Library is a prime example of turn-of-the-century (Gilded Age) American architecture. Meet at grand entrance on Washington Street for one hour tour. Free. (401) 455-8090; tmason@provlib.org; www.provlib.org.

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Join us for a brisk walk around Coggeshall Farm, visit the 1799 farmhouse, and learn about our heritage breed animals and heirloom garden. Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

August 18-23, 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.

August 19, 2015

Lobster Boil and Sunset Sail, Goat Island, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. 5 Marina Plaza. Dockside New England lobster bake at Marina Grille from 5-6:30pm. Aurora sails 6:30-8pm. Adults, $55; children under 12, $33. Space limited; reservations required; dates dependent on weather. (401) 849-6683 www.newportexperience.com.

Wednesday Walk-Around: A Guided Tour of Blithewold, Bristol

1:30pm–3:30pm. Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road. Docents tell the story of the Van Wickle/McKee family, the original owners of this beautiful seaside garden estate. Visitors experience breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay and see the Mansion decorated with original furnishings just as it was when the family lived here. The guided tour continues through the grounds where magnificent trees and a variety of colorful gardens demonstrate Blithewold's prominence in horticulture. $5 in addition to regular Mansion admission. (401) 253-2707; info@blithewold.org; www.blithewold.org.

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. Purple Ape, 17 Winnapaug Road. Registration starts at 7pm; races at 8pm sharp! Win great prizes. Free! (401) 596-6169; www.purpleape.com.

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. BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

August 20, 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.

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.

August 22, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

Wake Up with the Barnyard, Bristol

9:00am–10:30am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Help feed and care for the animals at Coggeshall Farm, learn about the daily activities of Rhode Island's tenant farmers in the late eighteenth century, and enjoy a jonnycake cooked over the hearth. Members, free; non-members, regular weekend admission. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

Murder at the Museum, Newport

7:00pm–8:30pm. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. Take part in a ninety-minute, interactive and family-friendly experience. You'll witness a crime and help in uncovering the culprit. Staged by the Marley Bridges Theatre Company. Reservations recommended. (401) 324-9436; www.newportartmuseum.org.

August 23, 2015

Blackstone River Boat Tour, Central Falls

1:00pm–5:00pm. Central Falls Landing, Madeira Avenue and Broad Street. Enjoy a forty-five minute historically narrated river tour aboard the Blackstone Valley Explorer. Learn about the history of the Blackstone River, an American Heritage River, while viewing wildlife along the marsh and river habitat. Tours at 1, 2, 3, and 4pm; Adults, $10; children, $8; fourth Sunday of each month, free. (401) 724-2200; keep.bv.beautiful@gmail.com; www.rivertourblackstone.com.

August 25, 2015

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Join us for a brisk walk around Coggeshall Farm, visit the 1799 farmhouse, and learn about our heritage breed animals and heirloom garden. Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

August 25-30, 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.

August 26, 2015

Lobster Boil and Sunset Sail, Goat Island, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. 5 Marina Plaza. Dockside New England lobster bake at Marina Grille from 5-6:30pm. Aurora sails 6:30-8pm. Adults, $55; children under 12, $33. Space limited; reservations required; dates dependent on weather. (401) 849-6683 www.newportexperience.com.

Wednesday Walk-Around: A Guided Tour of Blithewold, Bristol

1:30pm–3:30pm. Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road. Docents tell the story of the Van Wickle/McKee family, the original owners of this beautiful seaside garden estate. Visitors experience breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay and see the Mansion decorated with original furnishings just as it was when the family lived here. The guided tour continues through the grounds where magnificent trees and a variety of colorful gardens demonstrate Blithewold's prominence in horticulture. $5 in addition to regular Mansion admission. (401) 253-2707; info@blithewold.org; www.blithewold.org.

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. Purple Ape, 17 Winnapaug Road. Registration starts at 7pm; races at 8pm sharp! Win great prizes. Free! (401) 596-6169; www.purpleape.com.

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. BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

Explore the Estuary for Kids!, Bristol

9:45am–3:00pm. Bristol Ferry Landing, Thames Street. Bring the kids along to explore the amazing diversity of the estuary, from tidal creeks and salt marshes to the rocky shoreline! Children will have the chance to use seine and dip nets as we search for fish, crabs, and shrimp in the shallow waters of Prudence Island. This is a great family program! Members: $10/$5; non-members: $14/$7; ferry ticket not included. Ages: 7+. Bring a lunch. Pre-registration is required. (401) 949-5454 x3041; programs@asri.org; www.asri.org.

August 29, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

Wake Up with the Barnyard, Bristol

9:00am–10:30am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Help feed and care for the animals at Coggeshall Farm, learn about the daily activities of Rhode Island's tenant farmers in the late eighteenth century, and enjoy a jonnycake cooked over the hearth. Members, free; non-members, regular weekend admission. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

WaterFire, Providence

Begins at dusk. Waterplace Park. Water, light, smoke, music, and street performers combine to form an elemental art experience. Free. (401) 272-3111; www.waterfire.org.

Murder at the Museum, Newport

7:00pm–8:30pm. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. Take part in a ninety-minute, interactive and family-friendly experience. You'll witness a crime and help in uncovering the culprit. Staged by the Marley Bridges Theatre Company. Reservations recommended. (401) 324-9436; www.newportartmuseum.org.

August 30, 2015

Blackstone River Boat Tour, Central Falls

1:00pm–5:00pm. Central Falls Landing, Madeira Avenue and Broad Street. Enjoy a forty-five minute historically narrated river tour aboard the Blackstone Valley Explorer. Learn about the history of the Blackstone River, an American Heritage River, while viewing wildlife along the marsh and river habitat. Tours at 1, 2, 3, and 4pm; Adults, $10; children, $8; fourth Sunday of each month, free. (401) 724-2200; keep.bv.beautiful@gmail.com; www.rivertourblackstone.com.

September 1, 2015

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

Begins at 10:30am. Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street. The Library opened its classic Venetian Renaissance building in March 1900. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Library is a prime example of turn-of-the-century (Gilded Age) American architecture. Meet at grand entrance on Washington Street for one hour tour. Free. (401) 455-8090; tmason@provlib.org; www.provlib.org.

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Join us for a brisk walk around Coggeshall Farm, visit the 1799 farmhouse, and learn about our heritage breed animals and heirloom garden. Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

September 1-6, 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.

September 1-27, 2015

Rhode Island Lighthouse Cruises and Newport Harbor Tours, Quonset Point, North Kingstown

1347 Roger Williams Way. Daily departures. Narrated sightseeing cruises viewing ten lighthouses and ten islands. Sail under the Jamestown and Newport Bridges and through beautiful Newport Harbor. Free Parking. (401) 295-4040; www.rhodeislandbaycruises.com

September 1-30, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

11:00am–3:00pm. The Museum and Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. Tours of the c.1697 Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, 1699 Great Friends Meeting House, and 1739 Colony House. Non-members, $8 per site; members, free; reservations suggested; subject to guide and site availability. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

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.

Providence Ghost Tour, Providence

Begins at 7:00pm. Prospect Terrace, Congdon Street. A walking ghost and haunted history tour of the East Side of Providence, featuring ghosts, murders, suicides, fires, and unfortunate gruesome accidents! Tickets are $18 in advance, or $20 in person. www.providenceghosttour.com.

September 2, 2015

Wednesday Walk-Around: A Guided Tour of Blithewold, Bristol

1:30pm–3:30pm. Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road. Docents tell the story of the Van Wickle/McKee family, the original owners of this beautiful seaside garden estate. Visitors experience breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay and see the Mansion decorated with original furnishings just as it was when the family lived here. The guided tour continues through the grounds where magnificent trees and a variety of colorful gardens demonstrate Blithewold's prominence in horticulture. $5 in addition to regular Mansion admission. (401) 253-2707; info@blithewold.org; www.blithewold.org.

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. BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

September 5, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

Wake Up with the Barnyard, Bristol

9:00am–10:30am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Help feed and care for the animals at Coggeshall Farm, learn about the daily activities of Rhode Island's tenant farmers in the late eighteenth century, and enjoy a jonnycake cooked over the hearth. Members, free; non-members, regular weekend admission. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

September 6, 2015

Blackstone River Boat Tour, Central Falls

1:00pm–5:00pm. Central Falls Landing, Madeira Avenue and Broad Street. Enjoy a forty-five minute historically narrated river tour aboard the Blackstone Valley Explorer. Learn about the history of the Blackstone River, an American Heritage River, while viewing wildlife along the marsh and river habitat. Tours at 1, 2, 3, and 4pm; Adults, $10; children, $8; fourth Sunday of each month, free. (401) 724-2200; keep.bv.beautiful@gmail.com; www.rivertourblackstone.com.

September 8, 2015

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Join us for a brisk walk around Coggeshall Farm, visit the 1799 farmhouse, and learn about our heritage breed animals and heirloom garden. Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

September 8-13, 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.

September 9, 2015

Wednesday Walk-Around: A Guided Tour of Blithewold, Bristol

1:30pm–3:30pm. Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road. Docents tell the story of the Van Wickle/McKee family, the original owners of this beautiful seaside garden estate. Visitors experience breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay and see the Mansion decorated with original furnishings just as it was when the family lived here. The guided tour continues through the grounds where magnificent trees and a variety of colorful gardens demonstrate Blithewold's prominence in horticulture. $5 in addition to regular Mansion admission. (401) 253-2707; info@blithewold.org; www.blithewold.org.

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. BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

September 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.

September 12, 2015

Free Guided Hike at Camp Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton

9:00am–12:00pm. Bucklin Memorial Building, 61 Camp Yawgoog Road. Experience Yawgoog's many hiking trails, guided by current and former staff and members of the Yawgoog Alumni Association. We encourage you to come back to Yawgoog and bring your family to experience the camp you know and love, or to visit for the first time. All are welcome and we especially welcome alumni and their children (and grandchildren, and great-grandchildren!). Registration requested. marc.cardin@scouting.org; www.yawgoog100.com.

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

Wake Up with the Barnyard, Bristol

9:00am–10:30am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Help feed and care for the animals at Coggeshall Farm, learn about the daily activities of Rhode Island's tenant farmers in the late eighteenth century, and enjoy a jonnycake cooked over the hearth. Members, free; non-members, regular weekend admission. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

WaterFire, Providence

Begins at dusk. Waterplace Park. Water, light, smoke, music, and street performers combine to form an elemental art experience. Free. (401) 272-3111; www.waterfire.org.

September 14, 2015

Massasoit Historical Association Meeting, Warren

Begins at 7:30pm. Maxwell House, corner of Church and Water Streets. Open to the public. Call Pat at (401) 245-0392; patread3@aol.com; www.massasoithistorical.org.

September 15, 2015

Landscape History and Garden Tour, Newport

5:30pm–6:30pm. Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue. Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue. Learn about the distinguished design history of this landscape while enjoying exquisite gardens and breathtaking views. The tour goes back 250 years to when this part of Newport was farmland and traces Newport's development as a premier vacation spot as reflected in this beautiful property. $10; space limited; reservation suggested. (401) 846-4152 x122; liz@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

Begins at 10:30am. Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street. The Library opened its classic Venetian Renaissance building in March 1900. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Library is a prime example of turn-of-the-century (Gilded Age) American architecture. Meet at grand entrance on Washington Street for one hour tour. Free. (401) 455-8090; tmason@provlib.org; www.provlib.org.

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Join us for a brisk walk around Coggeshall Farm, visit the 1799 farmhouse, and learn about our heritage breed animals and heirloom garden. Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

September 15-20, 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.

September 16, 2015

Wednesday Walk-Around: A Guided Tour of Blithewold, Bristol

1:30pm–3:30pm. Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road. Docents tell the story of the Van Wickle/McKee family, the original owners of this beautiful seaside garden estate. Visitors experience breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay and see the Mansion decorated with original furnishings just as it was when the family lived here. The guided tour continues through the grounds where magnificent trees and a variety of colorful gardens demonstrate Blithewold's prominence in horticulture. $5 in addition to regular Mansion admission. (401) 253-2707; info@blithewold.org; www.blithewold.org.

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. BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

September 17, 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.

September 17-20, 2015

45th Annual Newport Boat Show , Newport

Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf; Oldport Marine, Bannister's Wharf; and Bowen's Wharf. Features a full range of powerboats and sailboats from both domestic and international manufacturers. Visitors will find an extensive selection of marine equipment, services, and accessories in a venue that spans thirteen acres of historic Newport Harbor. Never-before-seen new boats and products are debuted and awarded in the popular Newport For New Products program. If you harbor a passion for boating, there's only one place to be! (401) 846-1115; www.newportboatshow.com.

September 19, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

Wake Up with the Barnyard, Bristol

9:00am–10:30am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Help feed and care for the animals at Coggeshall Farm, learn about the daily activities of Rhode Island's tenant farmers in the late eighteenth century, and enjoy a jonnycake cooked over the hearth. Members, free; non-members, regular weekend admission. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

September 20, 2015

Benefit Street: A Mile of History Walking Tour, Providence

Begins at 12:00pm. John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. A guide from the Rhode Island Historical Society will introduce the people, the places, the changing fortunes, and the amazing stories of Benefit Street, Providence's famed "mile of history." John Brown House open for tours 1-4pm. (401) 273-7507 x362; bbarnes@rihs.org; Rhode Island Historical Society.

September 22, 2015

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Join us for a brisk walk around Coggeshall Farm, visit the 1799 farmhouse, and learn about our heritage breed animals and heirloom garden. Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

September 22-27, 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.

September 23, 2015

Wednesday Walk-Around: A Guided Tour of Blithewold, Bristol

1:30pm–3:30pm. Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road. Docents tell the story of the Van Wickle/McKee family, the original owners of this beautiful seaside garden estate. Visitors experience breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay and see the Mansion decorated with original furnishings just as it was when the family lived here. The guided tour continues through the grounds where magnificent trees and a variety of colorful gardens demonstrate Blithewold's prominence in horticulture. $5 in addition to regular Mansion admission. (401) 253-2707; info@blithewold.org; www.blithewold.org.

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. BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

September 26, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

September 25, 2015

Wake Up with the Barnyard, Bristol

9:00am–10:30am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Help feed and care for the animals at Coggeshall Farm, learn about the daily activities of Rhode Island's tenant farmers in the late eighteenth century, and enjoy a jonnycake cooked over the hearth. Members, free; non-members, regular weekend admission. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

September 26, 2015

WaterFire, Providence

Begins at dusk. Waterplace Park. Water, light, smoke, music, and street performers combine to form an elemental art experience. Free. (401) 272-3111; www.waterfire.org.

September 29, 2015

Landscape History and Garden Tour, Newport

5:30pm–6:30pm. Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue. Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue. Learn about the distinguished design history of this landscape while enjoying exquisite gardens and breathtaking views. The tour goes back 250 years to when this part of Newport was farmland and traces Newport's development as a premier vacation spot as reflected in this beautiful property. $10; space limited; reservation suggested. (401) 846-4152 x122; liz@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Join us for a brisk walk around Coggeshall Farm, visit the 1799 farmhouse, and learn about our heritage breed animals and heirloom garden. Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

September 29-October 4, 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.

September 30, 2015

Wednesday Walk-Around: A Guided Tour of Blithewold, Bristol

1:30pm–3:30pm. Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road. Docents tell the story of the Van Wickle/McKee family, the original owners of this beautiful seaside garden estate. Visitors experience breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay and see the Mansion decorated with original furnishings just as it was when the family lived here. The guided tour continues through the grounds where magnificent trees and a variety of colorful gardens demonstrate Blithewold's prominence in horticulture. $5 in addition to regular Mansion admission. (401) 253-2707; info@blithewold.org; www.blithewold.org.

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. BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

October 1-31, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

11:00am–3:00pm. The Museum and Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. Tours of the c.1697 Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, 1699 Great Friends Meeting House, and 1739 Colony House. Non-members, $8 per site; members, free; reservations suggested; subject to guide and site availability. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

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.

October 1-November 1, 2015

Providence Ghost Tour, Providence

Begins at 7:00pm. Prospect Terrace, Congdon Street. A walking ghost and haunted history tour of the East Side of Providence, featuring ghosts, murders, suicides, fires, and unfortunate gruesome accidents! Tickets are $18 in advance, or $20 in person. www.providenceghosttour.com.

October 2-25, 2015

Rhode Island Lighthouse Cruises and Newport Harbor Tours, Quonset Point, North Kingstown

1347 Roger Williams Way. Daily departures. Narrated sightseeing cruises viewing ten lighthouses and ten islands. Sail under the Jamestown and Newport Bridges and through beautiful Newport Harbor. Free Parking. (401) 295-4040; www.rhodeislandbaycruises.com

October 3, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

Wake Up with the Barnyard, Bristol

9:00am–10:30am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Help feed and care for the animals at Coggeshall Farm, learn about the daily activities of Rhode Island's tenant farmers in the late eighteenth century, and enjoy a jonnycake cooked over the hearth. Members, free; non-members, regular weekend admission. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

WaterFire, Providence

Begins at dusk. Waterplace Park. Water, light, smoke, music, and street performers combine to form an elemental art experience. Free. (401) 272-3111; www.waterfire.org.

October 5, 2015

Massasoit Historical Association Meeting, Warren

Begins at 7:30pm. Maxwell House, corner of Church and Water Streets. Open to the public. Call Pat at (401) 245-0392; patread3@aol.com; www.massasoithistorical.org.

October 6, 2015

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

Begins at 10:30am. Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street. The Library opened its classic Venetian Renaissance building in March 1900. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Library is a prime example of turn-of-the-century (Gilded Age) American architecture. Meet at grand entrance on Washington Street for one hour tour. Free. (401) 455-8090; tmason@provlib.org; www.provlib.org.

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Join us for a brisk walk around Coggeshall Farm, visit the 1799 farmhouse, and learn about our heritage breed animals and heirloom garden. Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

October 6-11, 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.

October 7, 2015

Wednesday Walk-Around: A Guided Tour of Blithewold, Bristol

1:30pm–3:30pm. Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road. Docents tell the story of the Van Wickle/McKee family, the original owners of this beautiful seaside garden estate. Visitors experience breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay and see the Mansion decorated with original furnishings just as it was when the family lived here. The guided tour continues through the grounds where magnificent trees and a variety of colorful gardens demonstrate Blithewold's prominence in horticulture. $5 in addition to regular Mansion admission. (401) 253-2707; info@blithewold.org; www.blithewold.org.

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. BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

October 8, 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.

October 10, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

Wake Up with the Barnyard, Bristol

9:00am–10:30am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Help feed and care for the animals at Coggeshall Farm, learn about the daily activities of Rhode Island's tenant farmers in the late eighteenth century, and enjoy a jonnycake cooked over the hearth. Members, free; non-members, regular weekend admission. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

October 13, 2015

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Join us for a brisk walk around Coggeshall Farm, visit the 1799 farmhouse, and learn about our heritage breed animals and heirloom garden. Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

October 13-18, 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.

October 14, 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. BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

October 15, 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.

October 17, 2015

Free Guided Hike at Camp Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton

9:00am–12:00pm. Bucklin Memorial Building, 61 Camp Yawgoog Road. Experience Yawgoog's many hiking trails, guided by current and former staff and members of the Yawgoog Alumni Association. We encourage you to come back to Yawgoog and bring your family to experience the camp you know and love, or to visit for the first time. All are welcome and we especially welcome alumni and their children (and grandchildren, and great-grandchildren!). Registration requested. marc.cardin@scouting.org; www.yawgoog100.com.

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

Wake Up with the Barnyard, Bristol

9:00am–10:30am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Help feed and care for the animals at Coggeshall Farm, learn about the daily activities of Rhode Island's tenant farmers in the late eighteenth century, and enjoy a jonnycake cooked over the hearth. Members, free; non-members, regular weekend admission. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

October 20, 2015

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

Begins at 10:30am. Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street. The Library opened its classic Venetian Renaissance building in March 1900. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Library is a prime example of turn-of-the-century (Gilded Age) American architecture. Meet at grand entrance on Washington Street for one hour tour. Free. (401) 455-8090; tmason@provlib.org; www.provlib.org.

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Join us for a brisk walk around Coggeshall Farm, visit the 1799 farmhouse, and learn about our heritage breed animals and heirloom garden. Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

October 20-25, 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.

October 21, 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. BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

October 24, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

Wake Up with the Barnyard, Bristol

9:00am–10:30am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Help feed and care for the animals at Coggeshall Farm, learn about the daily activities of Rhode Island's tenant farmers in the late eighteenth century, and enjoy a jonnycake cooked over the hearth. Members, free; non-members, regular weekend admission. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

October 25, 2015

Benefit Street: A Mile of History Walking Tour, Providence

Begins at 12:00pm. John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. A guide from the Rhode Island Historical Society will introduce the people, the places, the changing fortunes, and the amazing stories of Benefit Street, Providence's famed "mile of history." John Brown House open for tours 1-4pm. (401) 273-7507 x362; bbarnes@rihs.org; Rhode Island Historical Society.

October 27, 2015

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Join us for a brisk walk around Coggeshall Farm, visit the 1799 farmhouse, and learn about our heritage breed animals and heirloom garden. Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

October 27-November 1, 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.

October 28, 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. BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

October 31, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

Wake Up with the Barnyard, Bristol

9:00am–10:30am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Help feed and care for the animals at Coggeshall Farm, learn about the daily activities of Rhode Island's tenant farmers in the late eighteenth century, and enjoy a jonnycake cooked over the hearth. Members, free; non-members, regular weekend admission. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

November 1, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

11:00am–3:00pm. The Museum and Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. Tours of the c.1697 Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, 1699 Great Friends Meeting House, and 1739 Colony House. Non-members, $8 per site; members, free; reservations suggested; subject to guide and site availability. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

November 1-30, 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.

November 2, 2015

Massasoit Historical Association Meeting, Warren

Begins at 7:30pm. Maxwell House, corner of Church and Water Streets. Open to the public. Call Pat at (401) 245-0392; patread3@aol.com; www.massasoithistorical.org.

November 3, 2015

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

Begins at 10:30am. Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street. The Library opened its classic Venetian Renaissance building in March 1900. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Library is a prime example of turn-of-the-century (Gilded Age) American architecture. Meet at grand entrance on Washington Street for one hour tour. Free. (401) 455-8090; tmason@provlib.org; www.provlib.org.

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Join us for a brisk walk around Coggeshall Farm, visit the 1799 farmhouse, and learn about our heritage breed animals and heirloom garden. Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

November 3-8, 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.

November 4, 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. BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

November 6-7, 2015

Providence Ghost Tour, Providence

Begins at 7:00pm. Prospect Terrace, Congdon Street. A walking ghost and haunted history tour of the East Side of Providence, featuring ghosts, murders, suicides, fires, and unfortunate gruesome accidents! Tickets are $18 in advance, or $20 in person. www.providenceghosttour.com.

November 7, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

WaterFire, Providence

Begins at dusk. Waterplace Park. Water, light, smoke, music, and street performers combine to form an elemental art experience. Free. (401) 272-3111; www.waterfire.org.

Dinner in an Eighteenth Century Manner, Warren

6:30pm–10:00pm. Maxwell House, corner of Church and Water Streets. Enjoy an authentially prepared eighteenth century meal. Space is extremely limited and reservations are required. Call Pat at (401) 245-0392; patread3@aol.com; www.massasoithistorical.org.

November 7-8, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

11:00am–3:00pm. The Museum and Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. Tours of the c.1697 Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, 1699 Great Friends Meeting House, and 1739 Colony House. Non-members, $8 per site; members, free; reservations suggested; subject to guide and site availability. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

November 8, 2015

Public Tour Day at Hearthside Mansion, Lincoln

1:00pm–3:00pm. Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Tour Lincoln's magnificent ten-room circa 1810 stone mansion, considered to be one of Rhode Island's finest examples of Federal-style architecture. Among featured artifacts are a full-size loom, spinning wheel, period clothing, a 1905 Edison phonograph, and several antique furnishings. Tours given by guides in period costume. (401) 334-2209; kathy.hartley@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.

November 10, 2015

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Join us for a brisk walk around Coggeshall Farm, visit the 1799 farmhouse, and learn about our heritage breed animals and heirloom garden. Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

November 11, 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. BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

November 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.

November 13-14, 2015

Providence Ghost Tour, Providence

Begins at 7:00pm. Prospect Terrace, Congdon Street. A walking ghost and haunted history tour of the East Side of Providence, featuring ghosts, murders, suicides, fires, and unfortunate gruesome accidents! Tickets are $18 in advance, or $20 in person. www.providenceghosttour.com.

November 14, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

November 14-15, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

11:00am–3:00pm. The Museum and Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. Tours of the c.1697 Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, 1699 Great Friends Meeting House, and 1739 Colony House. Non-members, $8 per site; members, free; reservations suggested; subject to guide and site availability. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

November 17, 2015

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

Begins at 10:30am. Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street. The Library opened its classic Venetian Renaissance building in March 1900. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Library is a prime example of turn-of-the-century (Gilded Age) American architecture. Meet at grand entrance on Washington Street for one hour tour. Free. (401) 455-8090; tmason@provlib.org; www.provlib.org.

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Join us for a brisk walk around Coggeshall Farm, visit the 1799 farmhouse, and learn about our heritage breed animals and heirloom garden. Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

November 18, 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. BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

November 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.

November 21, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

November 21-22, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

11:00am–3:00pm. The Museum and Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. Tours of the c.1697 Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, 1699 Great Friends Meeting House, and 1739 Colony House. Non-members, $8 per site; members, free; reservations suggested; subject to guide and site availability. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

November 24, 2015

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Join us for a brisk walk around Coggeshall Farm, visit the 1799 farmhouse, and learn about our heritage breed animals and heirloom garden. Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

November 25, 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. BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

November 28, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

10:00am–4:00pm. Stephen Hopkins House, 15 Hopkins Street, corner of Benefit Street. Hopkins, one of Providence's most distinguished citizens, lived here from 1743 to 1785. The house was built in 1707 and is a valuable example of colonial culture and architecture. Donation suggested. (401) 421-0694; www.facebook.com/StephenHopkinsHouse/.

November 28-29, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

11:00am–3:00pm. The Museum and Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. Tours of the c.1697 Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, 1699 Great Friends Meeting House, and 1739 Colony House. Non-members, $8 per site; members, free; reservations suggested; subject to guide and site availability. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

December 1, 2015

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

Begins at 10:30am. Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street. The Library opened its classic Venetian Renaissance building in March 1900. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Library is a prime example of turn-of-the-century (Gilded Age) American architecture. Meet at grand entrance on Washington Street for one hour tour. Free. (401) 455-8090; tmason@provlib.org; www.provlib.org.

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Join us for a brisk walk around Coggeshall Farm, visit the 1799 farmhouse, and learn about our heritage breed animals and heirloom garden. Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

December 1-31, 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.

December 2, 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. BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

December 5-6, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

11:00am–3:00pm. The Museum and Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. Tours of the c.1697 Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, 1699 Great Friends Meeting House, and 1739 Colony House. Non-members, $8 per site; members, free; reservations suggested; subject to guide and site availability. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

December 7, 2015

Massasoit Historical Association Meeting, Warren

Begins at 7:30pm. Maxwell House, corner of Church and Water Streets. Open to the public. Call Pat at (401) 245-0392; patread3@aol.com; www.massasoithistorical.org.

December 8, 2015

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Join us for a brisk walk around Coggeshall Farm, visit the 1799 farmhouse, and learn about our heritage breed animals and heirloom garden. Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

December 9, 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. BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

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.

December 12-13, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

11:00am–3:00pm. The Museum and Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. Tours of the c.1697 Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, 1699 Great Friends Meeting House, and 1739 Colony House. Non-members, $8 per site; members, free; reservations suggested; subject to guide and site availability. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

December 15, 2015

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

Begins at 10:30am. Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street. The Library opened its classic Venetian Renaissance building in March 1900. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Library is a prime example of turn-of-the-century (Gilded Age) American architecture. Meet at grand entrance on Washington Street for one hour tour. Free. (401) 455-8090; tmason@provlib.org; www.provlib.org.

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Join us for a brisk walk around Coggeshall Farm, visit the 1799 farmhouse, and learn about our heritage breed animals and heirloom garden. Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

December 16, 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. BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

December 19-20, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

11:00am–3:00pm. The Museum and Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. Tours of the c.1697 Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, 1699 Great Friends Meeting House, and 1739 Colony House. Non-members, $8 per site; members, free; reservations suggested; subject to guide and site availability. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

December 22, 2015

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Join us for a brisk walk around Coggeshall Farm, visit the 1799 farmhouse, and learn about our heritage breed animals and heirloom garden. Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

December 23, 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. BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

December 26-27, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

11:00am–3:00pm. The Museum and Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. Tours of the c.1697 Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, 1699 Great Friends Meeting House, and 1739 Colony House. Non-members, $8 per site; members, free; reservations suggested; subject to guide and site availability. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistorytours.org.

December 29, 2015

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

10:00am–11:00am. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Join us for a brisk walk around Coggeshall Farm, visit the 1799 farmhouse, and learn about our heritage breed animals and heirloom garden. Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

December 30, 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. BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Free to members; regular admission for non-members; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

January 4, 2016

Massasoit Historical Association Meeting, Warren

Begins at 7:30pm. Maxwell House, corner of Church and Water Streets. Open to the public. Call Pat at (401) 245-0392; patread3@aol.com; www.massasoithistorical.org.

February 1, 2016

Massasoit Historical Association Meeting, Warren

Begins at 7:30pm. Maxwell House, corner of Church and Water Streets. Open to the public. Call Pat at (401) 245-0392; patread3@aol.com; www.massasoithistorical.org.

February 6, 2016

Dinner in an Eighteenth Century Manner, Warren

6:30pm–10:00pm. Maxwell House, corner of Church and Water Streets. Enjoy an authentially prepared eighteenth century meal. Space is extremely limited and reservations are required. Call Pat at (401) 245-0392; patread3@aol.com; www.massasoithistorical.org.

March 7, 2016

Massasoit Historical Association Meeting, Warren

Begins at 7:30pm. Maxwell House, corner of Church and Water Streets. Open to the public. Call Pat at (401) 245-0392; patread3@aol.com; www.massasoithistorical.org.

April 2, 2016

Mad Hatter Tea, Warren

Seatings at 12:30 and 3pm. Maxwell House, corner of Church and Water Streets. The tea menu consists of scones, tea sandwiches, and desserts. Mad hats encouraged but not required. $15 donation requested; reservations must be made in advance. Call Pat at (401) 245-0392; www.massasoithistorical.org.

May 2, 2016

Massasoit Historical Association Meeting, Warren

Begins at 7:30pm. Maxwell House, corner of Church and Water Streets. Open to the public. Call Pat at (401) 245-0392; patread3@aol.com; www.massasoithistorical.org.

June 6, 2016

Massasoit Historical Association Potluck Dinner and Meeting, Warren

Begins at 7:30pm. Maxwell House, corner of Church and Water Streets. Open to the public. Call Pat at (401) 245-0392; patread3@aol.com; www.massasoithistorical.org.

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