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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.

April 1-25, 2015

Save the Bay Seal Watch Tour, Newport

The Wyndham Inn on Long Wharf. From November through April, Save The Bay offers one-hour seasonal seal watching tours aboard M/V Alletta Morris. We provide expert guides and binoculars for an educational view of these seasonal marine visitors. Reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

April 4-26, 2015

Daffodil Days, Bristol

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

April 23-26, 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.

April 25, 2015

17th Annual Pawcatuck River Duck Race, Westerly

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

33rd Annual Almost May Gourmet Breakfast, Cranston

8:00am–11:00am. Woodridge Congregational United Church of Christ, 20 Jackson Road, off Budlong Road. All-you-can-eat breakfast includes eggs, frittatas, Johnny cakes, homemade waffles with fruit and whipped cream, ham, sausage, corned beef hash, home fries, Holly's homemade baked beans, strudel, muffins, pastries, juice, milk, coffee, decaf and tea. Adults, $9; children 3-10, $5. (401) 942-0662; woodridgechurch@verizon.net; woodridgechurchri.org.

30th Annual Rhode Island Statewide Historic Preservation Conference, Chepachet, Glocester

8:45am–6:00pm. St. Eugene's Church, 1251 Putnam Pike. Conference will explore historic rural landscapes and the long-term impact of changes on the land. Tours, workshops, lectures. Register in advance. (401)732-1009; janetballetto@preservation.ri.gov; www.preservation.ri.gov/conference/.

14th Annual Brown University Spring Thaw PowWow, Providence

11:30am–7:00pm. Pizzitola Sports Center, 241 Hope Street. Hosted by the Native Americans at Brown, event includes dancing, drumming, native food, arts and crafts, and socializing. (518) 265-9400; nativesatbrown@gmail.com; students.brown.edu/native-americans/home.

Roller Derby Double Header, Providence

Begins at 5:00pm. Meehan Auditorium, Brown University, 235 Hope Street. Rhode Island Riveters vs Pike's Peak Derby Dames All Stars; Rocky Point Rollers vs Boston Train Wrecks. Chicks on skates, pushing each other around—it's good, old-fashioned family fun! Doors open at 5pm; first whistle at 6pm. www.providencerollerderby.com.

Great Swamp Walk, South Kingstown

2:30pm–5:00pm. Great Swamp Management Area, 277 Great Neck Road. Led by Kimball naturalist Bob Kenney. Great Swamp supports of large variety of resident and migrant birds, and has been an excellent site for finding several rarities over the years. Amphibians and reptiles are also awake after a long winter nap and should be active. Rain date: April 26. Audubon Rhode Island members: $10/$5; non-members: $14/$7; pre-registration required. (401) 949-5454; programs@asri.org; www.asri.org.

Murder at the Museum, Newport

7:00pm–8:30pm. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. Take part in "Forgeries and Frauds," a ninety-minute, interactive and family-friendly experience, set in 1984 at an annual art forging conference, where a murder is unveiled, leaving guests to investigate the exhibitions and solve the crime. Staged by the Marley Bridges Theatre Company. Reservations recommended. (401) 324-9436; www.newportartmuseum.org.

Coggeshall Kids Workshop: Sewing Circle, Bristol

10:00am–12:00pm. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Learn simple eighteenth-century hand stitching techniques and start your own take-home project, like an apron or handkerchief you can wear to future events at Coggeshall. Ages 8-12. Members, $25; non-members, $35; space limited, advance registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

April 25-26, 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.

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.

April 26, 2015

Cumberlandite!, Lincoln

Begins at 2:00pm. North Gate Toll House, 1873 Old Louisquisset Pike (Route 246). Our state rock, Cumberlandite, is found only here. How can that be? Judy Hadley, of the Rhode Island Mineral Hunters, will introduce you to this unique rock, and the reason it is found nowhere else. Free and open to the public. (401) 725-2847; www.bvhsri.org.

South County Oyster Festival, Narragansett

12:00pm–6:00pm. The Towers, 35 Ocean Road. Live music. Food, beer and wine. Oyster shucking competition. Narragansett Indian storytelling. $20 pre-paid; $25 at the door. (401) 351-8570; www.rhodyoysters.com.

Blackstone River Boat Tour, Pawtucket

1:00pm–5:00pm. Festival Pier, School 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.

URI/NASO 6th Annual Spring Pow-wow, Kingston, South Kingstown

URI, Old Track Field, 79 Lower College Road. Sponsored by URI's Native American Student Organization. (401) 648-1676; bmachado@my.uri.edu.

Spring Fair, Saunderstown, North Kingstown

1:00pm–4:00pm. Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum, 815 Gibert Stuart Road. Join us to celebrate! Attractions include a DEM biologist river herring presentation, the gristmill will run, johnnycakes, and live music. Meet Gilbert Stuart (a living history presentation), create fish prints, see spinning and weaving demonstrations, activities, games, and more! Adults, $5; children 6-12, $2; members, free. (401) 294-3001; info@gilbertstuartmuseum.org; www.gilbertstuartmuseum.com.

April 26-29, 2015

23rd Annual Newport Symposium, Newport

This year's symposium, "North and South: Crosscurrents in American Material Culture" invites a fresh look at regional differences in American furnishings, silver, textiles, painting, architecture, and interiors to reveal the complex exchange of ideas and enduring influences from the Colonial period through the Gilded Age. Preservation Society members, $550; non-members, $600. (401) 847-1000 x154; symposium@newportmansions.org; www.newportmansions.org.

April 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.

April 29, 2015

Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Johnston

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

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.

April 30, 2015

Newport History Bytes, Newport

Begins at 5:30pm. Colony House, Washington Square. Join members of the NHS staff for a talk discussing the inspiration for the popular History Bytes blog and the new book, Newport History Bytes: 50 Fast Facts. The presentation will include a behind-the-scenes look at the research process. A book signing will follow the discussion. NHS members and active duty military with ID, $1; non-members, $5; reservations recommended. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistory.org.

April 30-May 3, 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.

Eat Drink RI Festival, Providence

Various venues. Presenting farmers, chefs, bartenders, and food and drink artisans from across the state, the Festival offers entertaining panels, educational sessions, special dining and cocktail opportunities, and culminates in the Grand Tasting featuring local chef demonstrations and beverage tastings. eatdrinkri.com.

May 1, 2015

"May Flowers" Exhibition Reception, Saunderstown, North Kingstown

6:00pm–8:00pm. Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum, 815 Gibert Stuart Road. Join us for an opening reception for a juried exhibition of art interpreting the theme of springtime growth. This show was juried by Nancy Gaucher-Thomas, founder and President emerita of the Art League of Rhode Island. Awards will be presented. Admission by donation; light refreshments will be available. Exhibit runs through June 1. (401) 294-3001; info@gilbertstuartmuseum.org; www.gilbertstuartmuseum.com.

148th Annual May Breakfast, Cranston

6:00am–11:00am. Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church, 229 Wilbur Avenue. Home of the original May Breakfast. Traditional fare of eggs, ham, cornbread, clam cakes, beverage, and homemade apple pie, served family style. Plus May baskets and homemade fudge for sale. (401) 944-0864; www.olcbaptistchurch.com.

May 2, 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/.

History Space: Apron Sewing Workshop, Providence

9:30am–2:30pm. Rhode Island Historical Society Library, 121 Hope Street. In the eighteenth century ladies of all levels in society wore an apron every day. This morning class teaches the skills needed to hand sew a linen apron appropriate for a working woman. The class offers an introduction to the required hand sewing stitches; participants will leave with a partially completed apron and the skills needed to complete the project. $30; space limited; registration required. NewportHistory.Eventbrite.com website for more information.

History Space: Historical Sewing Session, Providence

1:00pm–3:00pm. Rhode Island Historical Society Library, 121 Hope Street. Join the Rhode Island Historical Society and the Newport Historical Society's experienced staff members during this free session for help with your sewing historical project. Free; space limited; registration required. NewportHistory.Eventbrite.com website for more information.

A Walking Tour of North Burial Ground, Providence

Begins at 1:00pm. North Burial Ground, 5 Branch Avenue. Take a spring preservation walking tour of the cemetery with Rhode Island College's Professor Fran Leazes and his knowledgeable North Burial Ground Project research team. Visit many of Providence's most venerable citizens including governors, mayors, judges, clergy, architects, industrialists, merchants, journalists, women's rights leaders, stone carvers, heroes of our nation's conflicts, and many others whose memorials are vulnerable to decay and destruction. PPS members, free; non-members, $10; registration requested. (401) 831-7440; info@ppsri.org; www.ppsri.org.

History and Herb Hike, Saylesville, Lincoln

1:00pm–3:00pm. Arnold House, 487 Great Road. Join Historic New England and herbalist Maureen Lapre for a walk through the beautiful, rolling trails of Lincoln and learn about the history-filled landscape from the seventeenth century to today. Lapre points out various herbs and explains their benefits in both colonial times and today. Tour travels through Gateway Park to Chase Farm Park and back again. Includes admission to Arnold House. Historic New England members, free; non-members, $15 (Lincoln residents, $10); registration recommended. (401) 728-9696; www.historicnewengland.org.

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.

May 2-3, 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.

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.

Smith's Castle Bridge to the Past and Opening Weekend, Wickford, North Kingstown

12:00pm–4:00pm. Smith's Castle, 55 Richard Smith Drive. The seventeenth century era of the Cocumscussoc trading posts of Richard Smith and Roger Williams is recalled; re-enactors and sutlers from around the region lend an air of authenticity to the festivities. Shop for pottery and trinkets or tour lower rooms of historic 1600s house. Presented in collaboration with the Roger Williams National Memorial. (401) 294-3521; www.smithscastle.org.

May 3, 2015

Material Witnesses: Objects and Their Spaces in Historical Storytelling, Providence

2:30pm–4:30pm. Providence Athenaeum, 251 Benefit Street. Local experts, including novelist Taylor Polites (The Rebel Wife) and Lippitt House Museum director, Carrie Taylor, explore how cultural memory is collected, preserved and shared. Join the conversation about the spaces and objects of history. Free and open to all. (401) 451-9036; iweismehl@yahoo.com; www.providenceathenaeum.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.

May Breakfast Brunch!—42nd Annual, Smithfield

11:00am–1:00pm. Smith-Appleby House Museum, 220 Stillwater Road. Join us for a homemade breakfast of coffee or tea and orange juice, homemade berry breads, chilled fruit cup with yogurt, crustless country quiche with sausage, johnnycakes, Muriel Mowry Appleby Gustafson's Boston baked beans, and a surprise dessert—served by Colonial-costumed volunteers in our historic House Museum. $25 per person includes a self-guided house tour; reservations required. (401) 231-7363; info@smithapplebyhouse.org, or visit the www.smithapplebyhouse.org.

May 4, 2015

Rhode Island Independence Day, Statewide

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

May 5, 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.

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.

Friends of the Cranston Public Library Annual Meeting, Cranston

6:00pm–8:00pm. Cranston Central Library, 140 Sockanosset Cross Road. Peter DiCristofaro of the Providence Jewelry Museum will be giving a talk about the history of jewerly in Rhode Island and will be exhibiting historical pieces of costume jewelry. You do not have to be a member of the Friends to attend this event. (401) 943-9080; friends@cranstonlibrary.org; Cranston Public Library.

May 5-17, 2015

Volvo Ocean Race, Newport

Fort Adams, Fort Adams Drive. This is the only North American stopover of the world's toughest sailing event! Sailing village: up-close, dockage and racing, marine education exhibits, food, entertainment, and family activities. (401) 846-1983; www.volvooceanracenewport.com.

May 6, 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.

May 7, 2015

Gaspee Days Proclamation, Providence

Begins at 3:30pm. Rhode Island State House, 82 Smith Street. The event's, ahem... OFFICIAL recognition. Observe as a descendant of a Gaspee raider is indicted for crimes against King George III. (401) 781-1772; www.gaspeedev.com.

May 7-10, 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.

May 8, 2015

Time Travel to Nineteenth Century Providence, Providence

Begins at 6:00pm. Aurora, 276 Westminster Street. For one evening only, the Aurora in downtown Providence will be transformed into a giant stereopticon, as Ned Connors guides you through vintage stereo images from the Rhode Island Historical Society's collection, and some never before seen images provided by the Providence Public Library, projected onto a silver screen. 3-D glasses will be provided free of charge, but you'll have to buy your own beer. Free and open to the public; registration suggested. (401) 831-7440; info@ppsri.org; www.ppsri.org.

May 8-10, 2015

Misquamicut SpringFest, Misquamicut, Westerly

Misquamicut State Beach, Atlantic Avenue. World class carnival and amusements, international food court, petting zoo, games, international music headliners and more! www.misquamicutfestival.org.

May 9, 2015

Book Signing: Rhode Island Beer: Ocean State History On Tap,

8:00pm–10:00pm. Norey's Bar and Grille, 156 Broadway. Rhode Island may be the smallest state, but its brewing history packs a mighty punch. Today's growing number of craft brewers, including Foolproof and Grey Sail, are claiming Little Rhody for the beer renaissance. With a sudsy spirit of adventure and even some beer-infused recipes, the ladies behind TwoGirlsOneBeer.com present the rich, proud story of brewing in the Ocean State. (401) 847-4971; info@noreys.com; twogirlsonebeer.com.

History Space: Petticoat Workshop, Providence

9:30am–2:30pm. Rhode Island Historical Society Library, 121 Hope Street. Learn how to hand sew a period-correct eighteenth century petticoat from experienced staff members at the Rhode Island and Newport Historical Societies. This class includes an introduction to the stitches needed to construct this basic garment. Participants will leave with a partially completed petticoat and the knowledge needed to finish the project. $55; space limited; registration required. NewportHistory.Eventbrite.com website for more information.

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/.

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.

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.

Sheep Shearing Day at Watson Farm, Jamestown

12:00pm–4:00pm. Watson Farm, 455 North Road. Celebrate spring at this annual family-friendly program. Visit with baby lambs while the farm flock is shorn by local shearers. Enjoy spinning and weaving demonstrations. Take a scenic hike around the farm, located on Narragansett Bay, and see the herd of Heritage Red Devon cattle. Rain or shine. Historic New England members, free; non-members, $10 per car. (401) 423-0005; www.historicnewengland.org.

14th Annual East Farm Spring Festival, Kingston, South Kingstown

9:00am–2:00pm. URI East Farm, Route 108. A day where visitors can find answers to anything from gardening to energy problems. 'Green' exhibitors, workshops, entertainment, food, low cost compost bins, rain barrels, and plants grown by URI's master gardeners. Children's activities are a major attraction. Free. (401) 874-2900; outreach@uri.edu; www.uri.edu.

Downton Abbey Tea, Lincoln

12:30 and 3:30pm. Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Return to the gentle splendor of a bygone era: Edwardian attire, elaborate hats, dainty teacups and lace, fancy miniature sandwiches and sweets. Plus "Life at the Manor" presentation, parlor games, raffle, house tour, gift shop. Space limited; reservations required. (401) 726-0597; kathy.hartley@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.

Spring Forward, Think Back... to the Golden Age of Radio!, Providence

Begins at 7:00pm. Aldrich House, 110 Benevolent Street. Enjoy a sneak preview of our new Rhode Island Radio exhibit, including pieces from the amazing private collections of Len Arzoomanian and Ned Connors. There'll be music to transport us back to the Golden Age, and delicious refreshments from local restaurants, including a historic recipe from the RIHS collections for "telephone cake" with "radio frosting"! VIP(atron) reception begins at 5:30pm. Individual ticket, $40; couple, $75; patron, $150. (401) 331-8575 x129; srees@rihs.org; www.springforwardthinkback.com.

May 9-10, 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.

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

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.

May 10, 2015

East Providence Historical Society Open House, Rumford, East Providence

1:00pm–4:00pm. John Hunt House, Hunts Mills Road. Learn about the history of East Providence and this historic home. 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.

May 12, 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.

May 12-17, 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.

May 13, 2015

Open House, Newport

5:00pm–7:00pm. Christopher Townsend House, 74 Bridge Street. Enjoy the chance to explore this remarkable home (not normally open to the public) and the legacy of Newport furniture making, as NRF staff offer informal tours of the house and neighborhood. We will also be selling autographed copies of Extraordinary Vision: Doris Duke and the Newport Restoration Foundation. Light refreshments. Free, donations welcome. (401) 847-8344; www.newportrestoration.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.

May 14, 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.

May 16, 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/.

History Space: Petticoat Workshop, Providence

9:30am–2:30pm. Rhode Island Historical Society Library, 121 Hope Street. Learn how to hand sew a period-correct eighteenth century petticoat from experienced staff members at the Rhode Island and Newport Historical Societies. This class includes an introduction to the stitches needed to construct this basic garment. Participants will leave with a partially completed petticoat and the knowledge needed to finish the project. $55; space limited; registration required. NewportHistory.Eventbrite.com website for more information.

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.

'World's End' Walking Tour, Saylesville, Lincoln

10:00am–11:30am. Arnold House, 487 Great Road. Take a walking tour through historic Saylesville, including a visit to Arnold House and Saylesville Meeting House. On the deed from Thomas Arnold to his son Eleazer in 1687 he describes the land where Arnold House is built as 'world's end.' The 1703 Saylesville Meeting House is the oldest continuously used meetinghouse in Rhode Island. Historic New England members, free; non-members, $10; registration recommended. (401) 728-9696; www.historicnewengland.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.

May 16-17, 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.

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.

Raid on Spell Hall, Battle for the Greene Homestead, Coventry

10:00am–4:00pm. Nathaneal Greene Homestead, 50 Taft Street. In commemoration of the 91st anniversary of the dedication of the General Nathanael Greene Homestead Museum, come see authentic Continental and British Revolutionary War-era military encampments. See musket and cannon demonstrations and recreated battle scenarios. Tour the 1770 home of George Washington's second in command and most trusted general. Adults, $6; children/seniors/students/military with ID, $4. (401) 821-8630; nathanaelgreenehmst@gmail.com; www.nathanaelgreenehomestead.org.

May 17, 2015

Lost Villages of Scituate Bus Tours, Hope, Scituate

Tours at 10am, 12pm, 2pm. Hope Elementary School, 396 North Road. Join Ray Wolf, author of The Lost Villages of Scituate for a tour around Scituate Reservoir. Mr. Wolf will point out the former locations of the five villages lost when the reservoir was built, including specific buildings and landmarks, plus the cemetery where all of the villages' graves were relocated. $25 in advance. (401) 821-0016; theewolf@cox.net; www.raywolfbooks.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.

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.

May 19, 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.

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.

May 19-24, 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.

May 20, 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.

Shang Bailey's Own Story: Sailor-Soldier-Circus Man-Saloon Keeper-Changed from Sin to Righteousness, North Scituate, Scituate

Begins at 6:30pm. North Scituate Public Library, 606 West Greenville Rd. Anthony Ursillo, owner of the historic Shang Bailey Roadhouse in Johnston will host a presentation on Shang Bailey's autobiography, which will also include Shangs involvement in the Civil War, 1860-1865. The presentation will include a slide show-powerpoint presentation by Timothy Kee. Free. (401) 647-5133; reference@scituatelibrary.org; scituatelibrary.org.

May 21, 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.

May 23, 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.

May 23-24, 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.

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.

Virtu Art Festival, Westerly

10:00am–5:00pm. Wilcox Park, Broad Street. Fine arts and crafts festival featuring the works of 185 selected artisans from around the country. Live entertainment in three areas and free Creation Station area for children with free make-it and take-it activities. Downtown sidewalk sales. Free Admission. (401) 596-7761; www.westerlychamber.org.

May 23-25, 2015

Gaspee Days Arts and Crafts Festival, Pawtuxet, Warwick

10:00am–5:00pm. Pawtuxet Park, Narragansett Parkway. The annual festival hosts 100-150 craft exhibitors, and attracts 50,000 guests! It also features a professional food court, free family music, and entertainment! Free admission. All proceeds benefit the Gaspee Days Parade. (401) 781-1772; www.gaspeedev.com.

May 24, 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.

BIMI Chowda Fest, Block Island

3:00pm–6:00pm. Block Island Maritime Institute, 216 Ocean Avenue, New Harbor. At least ten Block Island businesses and individuals compete to be proclaimed as Block Island's best clam chowda or "other" chowda of the year. Enjoy a variety of outstanding BI chowda's! Admission charged. (401) 284-8338; www.bimaritime.org.

May 26, 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.

May 26-31, 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.

May 27, 2015

"Stories in Stones" Documentary Screening with Director Q&A, Portsmouth

Begins at 6:30pm. Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road. Film explores Narragansett Tribal stonemasons who have built many stonewalls that wind through the woods of southern New England. Following the screening, there will be a Q&A with director Marc Levitt. Free; space is limited; reservations required. (401) 683-9457; portsmouthlibrary.org.

Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Johnston

Begins at 7:00pm. Elijah Angell House, 101 Putnam Pike. Our speaker will be Jim Ignasher, Vice President of the Historical Society of Smithfield, who will tell lost tales of Rhode Island and New England. Mr. Ignasher is the author of Forgotten Tales of Rhode Island, Remembering Smithfield: Sketches of Apple Valley, and Rhode Island Disasters: Tales of Tragedy by Air, Sea and Rail. (401) 231-3380; history@jhs.necoxmail.com; Johnston Historical Society.

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.

May 29, 2015

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.

May 29-31, 2015

7th Annual Spring Taste of Block Island Weekend, Block Island

Water Street. Over sixty Block Island businesses have joined together to highlight the many different events and activities island visitors can enjoy. From gallery openings, wine and beer tastings, to shopping discounts, hotel specials, restaurant specials, and kayak tours, Block Island presents the very best it has to offer during this great three day event. Admission buttons, $5. (800) 383-2474; bichamber@yahoo.com; www.tasteofbi.com.

May 30, 2015

Get Diggin' Your Roots: African-American Genealogy, Providence

10:00am–11:00am. Aldrich House, 110 Benevolent Street. Learn about new strategies and resources for uncovering the lives of your African-American ancestors with public historian and educator Elon Cook. Free; space limited; reservations required. (401) 331-8575; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

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/.

Stone Wall Workshop, Middletown

9:30am–12:30pm. Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road. Learn to build and repair traditional stone walls in this hands-on experience. Join master class instructors Chris and Dan Smith for their thirteenth year of this active workshop. $40; reservations required. Rain date: May 31. (401) 846-4152; liz@newportrestoration.org; Newport Restoration Foundation.

Roller Derby Double Header, Providence

Begins at 5:00pm. Meehan Auditorium, Brown University, 235 Hope Street. Rhode Island Riveters vs Green Mountain Derby Dames; Rocky Point Rollers vs TBD. Chicks on skates, pushing each other around—it's good, old-fashioned family fun! Doors open at 5pm. www.providencerollerderby.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.

May 30-31, 2015

American Girl Doll Tea, Lincoln

Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Girls ages 4-10 are invited to bring their moms and their American Girl Dolls to have afternoon tea at a historic mansion. Two limited seatings: 12:30 and 2:30pm; reservations required. (401) 726-0597; kathy.hartley@hearthsidehouse.org; Hearthside House.

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.

May 31, 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.

June 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.

June 2, 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.

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.

June 2-7, 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.

June 3, 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.

June 5, 2015

Gaspee Days Fireworks Extravaganza, Pawtuxet, Warwick

Dusk. Salter's Grove Park, Narragansett Parkway. A re-creation, of sorts, of the fireworks that went off when the ship's powder magazine blew up after we burned the Gaspee in 1772. (401) 781-1772; www.gaspee.com.

June 6, 2015

Seaconke Wampanog Cultural Committee Strawberry Moon, Rumford, East Providence

Hunts Mills House, Hunts Mills Road. Picnic Pot Luck. (401) 332-6826; lrunningwater42@aol.com.

Chace-Cory House Season Opening Celebration, Tiverton Four Corners, Tiverton

12:00pm–5:00pm. Chace-Cory House, 3908 Main Road. Come find out what colonial life was all about! View demonstrations and exhibits dealing with fibers and textiles—sheep shearing, spinning, weaving, rug hooking, and more from local artisans. Children of all ages can participate in colonial games. Come one, come all and help us open this season at CCH with colonial spirit! Food and drink will be available for purchase. Come check out our shop! tivertonhistoricalsocy@tivertonhistorical.org; www.tivertonhistorical.org.

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/.

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.

Get Diggin' Your Roots: Memoir Writing, Providence

10:00am–12:00pm. Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street. Charley Kempthorne, a writer and teacher who has made a career of helping people write the stories of their life, will conduct a two hour workshop. Charley, a pioneer in the "Memoir Movement," started the first reminiscence writing workshop anywhere in 1976 in his hometown of Manhattan, Kansas. "Everyone can write stories," he asserts, "and often the ones who have the least training as writers do the best job." Free; space limited; reservations required. (401) 455-8090; kwells@provlib.org; www.provlib.org.

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.

June 7, 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.

June 9, 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.

June 9-14, 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.

June 10, 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.

June 11, 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.

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.

June 12-14, 2015

Gaspee Days Colonial Encampment, Pawtuxet, Warwick

7pm Friday to 12pm Sunday. Pawtuxet Park, Narragansett Parkway. Our encampment gives visitors a feel for colonial military life as dozens of militia camp out for the weekend in authentic Revolutionary style. Hosted by the Pawtuxet Rangers, RIM. Free. (401) 781-1772 www.gaspee.com.

June 13, 2015

Strawberry Social, Lincoln

2:00pm–4:00pm. North Gate Toll House, 1873 Old Louisquisset Pike (Route 246). Please stop by for strawberry shortcake and see the historic North Gate Toll House and Arnold's Lonsdale Bakery! There will be craft activities for children—making headbands and whirling string toys. (401) 862-4202; jjhdio70@gmail.com; www.bvhsri.org.

Rhode Island Scottish Highland Festival, Carolina, Richmond

9:00am–5:00pm. Washington County Fairgrounds, 80 Richmond Townhouse Road. Authentic Scottish Fair with competitions for solo piping, bands, solo drummers, highland dance and heavy athletics; clan village, Scottish entertainers, food, animals and merchandise. Adults, $15; children ages 6-12, $5; under 6, free. (401) 596-5849; www.riscot.org.

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.

50th Annual Gaspee Days Parade, Pawtuxet, Warwick

10:00am–1:00pm. Narragansett Parkway, Warwick, to Broad Street in Cranston through Pawtuxet Village. The annual parade commemorates the Rhode Island colonists who burned the British schooner HMS Gaspee, in the first overt act leading to the American Revolutionary War! The parade features colonial fife and drum corps, Civil War era units, modern day drum and bugle corps, and much more! Free. (401) 781-1772; www.gaspee.com.

History and Herb Hike, Saylesville, Lincoln

10:00am–12:00pm. Arnold House, 487 Great Road. Join Historic New England and herbalist Maureen Lapre for a walk through the beautiful, rolling trails of Lincoln and learn about the history-filled landscape from the seventeenth century to today. Lapre points out various herbs and explains their benefits in both colonial times and today. Tour travels through Gateway Park to Chase Farm Park and back again. Includes admission to Arnold House. Historic New England members, free; non-members, $15 (Lincoln residents, $10); registration recommended. (401) 728-9696; www.historicnewengland.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.

June 14, 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.

Gaspee Days Sunday in the Park and the Burning of the Gaspee, Pawtuxet, Warwick

12:30pm–5:00pm. Pawtuxet Park, Narragansett Parkway. Bring your family and a picnic feast and enjoy live music (12:30-3pm) and the burning of the HMS Gaspee (4pm). (401) 781-1772; www.gaspee.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.

June 16, 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.

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.

June 16-21, 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.

June 17, 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.

June 18, 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.

11th Annual Rochambeau Strawberry Biscuit Tea, Cranston

6:00pm–8:00pm. Joy Homestead, 156 Scituate Avenue. Celebrate the 233rd Anniversary of the March to Victory of General Rochambeau through Cranston, Scituate and Coventry on June 18th 1781, on his way to victory over the British at Yorktown, with tea and homemade biscuits and strawberries. $5 donation requested. (401) 944-9226; joyhomesteader@verizon.net; www.cranstonhistoricalsociety.org.

June 20, 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.

Strawberry Festival, Wickford, North Kingstown

12:00pm–4:00pm. Smith's Castle, 155 Richard Smith Drive (off Route 1). Savor Smith Castle's celebrated strawberry shortcake and pay homage to the humble wild strawberry—a favorite of the early colonists and the native Narragansett. Enjoy a day filled with family entertainment. Rain date: June 21. (401) 294-3521; smithscastle@earthlink.net; www.smithscastle.org.

June 21, 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.

June 23, 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.

June 23-28, 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.

June 24, 2015

Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Johnston

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

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.

June 27, 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.

Get Diggin' Your Roots: Research Field Trip to New England Historic Genealogical Society Library, Providence

10:00am–12:00pm. Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street. Have you exhausted your local genealogy resources? Join us for a full day research field trip to the New England Historic Genealogical Society Library in Boston's Back Bay. We'll get a group tour and orientation to the library by NEHGS library staff and then you'll have a full day to work on your own family history research with access to their vast resources and expert librarians. $55; space limited; reservations required; transportation provided. (401) 455-8090; kwells@provlib.org; www.provlib.org.

Zoobilee: Feast with the Beasts, Providence

7:00pm–11:00pm. Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Avenue. Enjoy a wild adults-only evening at the Zoo featuring mouth-watering specialties from dozens of the area's best restaurants, caterers, and bars! Plus, enjoy live music by Redline, dancing and more! All proceeds help support the Zoo's education and wildlife conservation programs. Zoo members, $100; non-members $125. (401)941-3910; www.rwpzoo.org

Roller Derby Double Header, Providence

Begins at 5:00pm. Meehan Auditorium, Brown University, 235 Hope Street. Rhode Island Riveters vs Ithaca SufferJets; Killah Bees vs Ithaca BlueStockings. Chicks on skates, pushing each other around—it's good, old-fashioned family fun! Doors open at 5pm. www.providencerollerderby.com.

On the Lawn at Rough Point: Clayfest, Newport

10:00am–4:00pm. Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue. In partnership with the Newport Art Museum, come pinch, coil, throw, and fire as we celebrate the art of clay. See the 2015 exhibit, 'Fired and Inspired: Ceramics at Rough Point,' then check out hands-on activities for all ages happening throughout the day. Bring a picnic or purchase snacks at one of the food trucks on site. Adults, $15; Newport Art Museum members, $10; children, $8. Rain date: Sunday, June 28. (401) 846-4152; liz@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

June 27-28, 2015

33rd Annual Narragansett Art Festival, Narragansett Pier, Narragansett

9:00am–5:00pm. Veterans' Memorial Park, 35 Ocean Road. Annual Fine Art Only show featuring over ninety artists exhibiting oils and acrylics, watercolors and pastels, drawing and graphics, photography, sculpture, and other media. (401) 789-7713; deedra110@verizon.net; www.wakefieldrotary.com.

June 28, 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.

June 30, 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.

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, 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.

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.

July 4, 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.

July 5, 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 7, 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.

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

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 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.

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 11, 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.

July 12, 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 14, 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.

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

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 21, 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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 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.

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 1-30, 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.

September 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.

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

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 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

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 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 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

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

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 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 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

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 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 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 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.

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 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 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.

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