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January 1-December 31, 2020

Rhode Island Tours, Statewide

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

January 12-25, 2020

Providence Restaurant Weeks, Providence

Citywide. Whether you want to revisit old favorites or try something new, enjoy a great meal at a great price: $16.95 for a three-course lunch or $29.95/$34.95 for a three-course dinner. Selected restaurants are participating in two for one specials. (401) 456-0223; www.goprovidence.com.

January 25, 2020

Colonial Dining Experience, Warren

6:30pm–10:00pm. Maxwell House, corner of Church and Water Streets. Open to the public; seating extremely limited; reservations required. Call Pat at (401) 245-0392; patread3@aol.com; www.massasoithistorical.org.

Flicks and Fare on Washington Square, Newport

2:00pm–6:30pm. Experience and rediscover this early eighteenth century hub of American culture and pride through food, history, and cinema. Indulge in very distinctive cuisines from three neighborhood eateries, all freshly inspired but international in flavor. Learn about Newport's only historic art house theatre and offerings, then settle in for the most recent first run movie or documentary film. $79 per person includes all food, beverages, and movie. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com.

January 26, 2020

Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Johnston

Begins at 2:00pm. Johnston Historical Society, 101 Putnam Pike. Special Sunday meeting. Arthur Ianelli will tell us about Ramstail Factory, Rhode Island's only "official" haunted place. (401) 231-3380; johnstonhistorical1825@gmail.com; www.johnstonhistorical.org.

Rhode Island Outhouses, Lincoln

Begins at 2:00pm. North Gate Toll House, 1873 Old Louisquisset Pike (Route 246). Author Ray Wolfe will give a presentation based on his Rhode Island outhouse trilogy of books. You'll be amazed at how many privies still stand in within our state borders. Free. (401) 725-2847; bvhs58@gmail.com; bvhsri.org.

Fifty Years of Protecting and Preserving the Narrow River and its Watershed, Narragansett

1:00pm–3:00pm. Maury Loontjens Memorial Library, 36 Kingstown Road. Leaders of the Narrow River Preservation Association share the organization's most significant challenges and accomplishments over the past fifty years with a look toward the next fifty years of caring for the watershed loved by so many. Free; reservations required. (401) 789-9507; support@narlib.org; narlib.org.

Valley Talk: RIIFF, Woonsocket

Begins at 1:30pm. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. Rhode Island International Film Festival Executive Director George Marshall presents on the history of the festival, which began in Woonsocket, and screen 2019 Festival winner "A Sister." Free; seating is limited. (401) 769-9675; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

February 1, 2020

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

10:00am–12:00pm. Park parking lot, 120 Killingly Street. Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy and the Providence Parks Department invite you to come and explore the only natural forest in Providence, unusual for an urban setting. The guided hike will take you to the top of the hill, the highest point in Providence, 296 feet above sea level, from which you can see spectacular views of the City and nearly a quarter of the State. Several miles of hiking/walking trails provide a panoply of picturesque stone walls, unique geological formations, natural springs and brooks, wild flowers and berries. Dress for the day's weather—be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes or hiking shoes. We also recommended insect repellent year 'round as a precaution against ticks which may carry Lyme Disease. Free; $5 per family donation suggested; no advance reservations required. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Any cancellations will be noted on the Neutaconkanut Facebook page and website. (401) 719-1482; susan@nhill.org; www.nhill.org.

Flicks and Fare on Washington Square, Newport

2:00pm–6:30pm. Experience and rediscover this early eighteenth century hub of American culture and pride through food, history, and cinema. Indulge in very distinctive cuisines from three neighborhood eateries, all freshly inspired but international in flavor. Learn about Newport's only historic art house theatre and offerings, then settle in for the most recent first run movie or documentary film. $79 per person includes all food, beverages, and movie. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com.

February 8, 2020

Flicks and Fare on Washington Square, Newport

2:00pm–6:30pm. Experience and rediscover this early eighteenth century hub of American culture and pride through food, history, and cinema. Indulge in very distinctive cuisines from three neighborhood eateries, all freshly inspired but international in flavor. Learn about Newport's only historic art house theatre and offerings, then settle in for the most recent first run movie or documentary film. $79 per person includes all food, beverages, and movie. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com.

8th Annual Frostbite Bash, Bristol

6:30pm–11:00pm. Herreshoff Marine Museum, 1 Burnside Street. Join the party and enjoy full open bars and food tastings from a variety of top local restaurants and vendors. Dance the night away in the historic Hall of Boats, bid on items in our live and silent auctions, and snap photos with your friends in our photo booth of a night you're sure not to forget! Tickets: $60-$90. (401) 253-5000; events@herreshoff.org; www.frostbitebash.com.

February 9, 2020

Valley Talk: Newport Folk Festival, Woonsocket

Begins at 1:30pm. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. Former Providence Journal music critic Rick Massimo explores the history of the Newport Folk Festival through stories, music, and images captured in his new book I Got a Song. Free; seating is limited. (401) 769-9675; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

February 14-23, 2020

32nd Annual Newport Winter Festival, Newport

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

February 15, 2020

Colonial Wedding Expo History Space Event, Newport

10:00am–1:00pm. Colony House, Washington Square. Much like the present day, weddings in colonial America were a time for celebrating, however, brides did not wear white gowns, nor were diamond rings and wedding registries the norm. Explore colonial wedding traditions interpreted by costumed living historians. Admission is free, donations are welcome. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistory.org.

Flicks and Fare on Washington Square, Newport

2:00pm–6:30pm. Experience and rediscover this early eighteenth century hub of American culture and pride through food, history, and cinema. Indulge in very distinctive cuisines from three neighborhood eateries, all freshly inspired but international in flavor. Learn about Newport's only historic art house theatre and offerings, then settle in for the most recent first run movie or documentary film. $79 per person includes all food, beverages, and movie. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com.

February 15-16, 2020

100 Years of Romance, Warwick

1:00pm–4:00pm. Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum, 4157 Post Road. Spend time together viewing the display of wedding gowns from the 1860s to the 1990s, against the back-drop of one of Rhode Island's hidden treasures. Beautiful architecture, interior design, and furnishings—something for everyone to enjoy! Admission charged. (401) 884-9490; office@cloudshill.org; www.cloudshill.org.

February 22, 2020

Flicks and Fare on Washington Square, Newport

2:00pm–6:30pm. Experience and rediscover this early eighteenth century hub of American culture and pride through food, history, and cinema. Indulge in very distinctive cuisines from three neighborhood eateries, all freshly inspired but international in flavor. Learn about Newport's only historic art house theatre and offerings, then settle in for the most recent first run movie or documentary film. $79 per person includes all food, beverages, and movie. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com.

February 22-23, 2020

100 Years of Romance, Warwick

1:00pm–4:00pm. Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum, 4157 Post Road. Spend time together viewing the display of wedding gowns from the 1860s to the 1990s, against the back-drop of one of Rhode Island's hidden treasures. Beautiful architecture, interior design, and furnishings—something for everyone to enjoy! Admission charged. (401) 884-9490; office@cloudshill.org; www.cloudshill.org.

February 23, 2020

Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Johnston

Begins at 2:00pm. Johnston Historical Society, 101 Putnam Pike. Special Sunday meeting. Steve Merolla will present The Bordens of Neutaconkanut Hill Part II. (401) 231-3380; johnstonhistorical1825@gmail.com; www.johnstonhistorical.org.

The Rhode Island Bear Story: From Colonial Persecution to Backyard Pest, Narragansett

1:00pm–3:00pm. Maury Loontjens Memorial Library, 36 Kingstown Road. A presentation by Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) Wildlife Specialist Mary Gannon. Free; reservations required. (401) 789-9507; support@narlib.org; narlib.org.

Valley Talk: French Settlers, Woonsocket

Begins at 1:30pm. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. Writer Jeanne Douillard examines the initial move of French settlers from France to Canada, their transformation into British subjects, and their eventual immigration to New England. Free; seating is limited. (401) 769-9675; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

February 26, 2020

African-American Travel: Listings from The Negro Motorist's Green Book in Newport, Newport

6:00pm–7:00pm. Newport Public Library, 300 Spring Street. Join Catherine Zipf for a fascinating look at Newport's Green Book sites. During the pre-Civil Rights era, the Negro Travelers' Green Book enabled African-Americans to travel safely through segregated towns by providing them with information on where they could eat, stay, and vacation. Zipf will identify and discuss Newport's Green Book sites with an eye towards helping us better understand how African-Americans overcame the legacy of slavery. Free; registratin requested. (401) 847-8720; info@newportlibraryri.org; www.newportlibraryri.org.

February 29, 2020

Flicks and Fare on Washington Square, Newport

2:00pm–6:30pm. Experience and rediscover this early eighteenth century hub of American culture and pride through food, history, and cinema. Indulge in very distinctive cuisines from three neighborhood eateries, all freshly inspired but international in flavor. Learn about Newport's only historic art house theatre and offerings, then settle in for the most recent first run movie or documentary film. $79 per person includes all food, beverages, and movie. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com.

March 7, 2020

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

10:00am–12:00pm. Park parking lot, 120 Killingly Street. Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy and the Providence Parks Department invite you to come and explore the only natural forest in Providence, unusual for an urban setting. The guided hike will take you to the top of the hill, the highest point in Providence, 296 feet above sea level, from which you can see spectacular views of the City and nearly a quarter of the State. Several miles of hiking/walking trails provide a panoply of picturesque stone walls, unique geological formations, natural springs and brooks, wild flowers and berries. Dress for the day's weather—be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes or hiking shoes. We also recommended insect repellent year 'round as a precaution against ticks which may carry Lyme Disease. Free; $5 per family donation suggested; no advance reservations required. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Any cancellations will be noted on the Neutaconkanut Facebook page and website. (401) 719-1482; susan@nhill.org; www.nhill.org.

Flicks and Fare on Washington Square, Newport

2:00pm–6:30pm. Experience and rediscover this early eighteenth century hub of American culture and pride through food, history, and cinema. Indulge in very distinctive cuisines from three neighborhood eateries, all freshly inspired but international in flavor. Learn about Newport's only historic art house theatre and offerings, then settle in for the most recent first run movie or documentary film. $79 per person includes all food, beverages, and movie. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com.

March 8, 2020

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

9:00am–11:00am. Federal Hill Heritage Center, 286 Atwells Avenue. Chef and historian Walter Potenza will lead participants through a walking tour of foods and history of Federal Hill, and include food terminology, products information, how to shop, how to store, and anything that may be of interest in expanding culinary horizons, as well as samples at the end of the tour. $60. (401) 273-2652; info@federalhilltours.com; federalhilltours.com.

Hike Through Hunts Mills, East Providence

1:30pm–3:00pm. Hunts Mills, 65 Hunts Mill Road. This easy and relaxed-paced hike is good for beginners and kids. The hike follows the shore of the Ten Mile River for a bit and winds through the old fire department training grounds. Reservations are not required. (401) 435-7531; blackstoneheritagecorridor.org.

Valley Talk: Reenactng 101, Woonsocket

Begins at 1:30pm. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. Paul and Denise Bourget discusses how they transform themselves into Brevet Major General George Sears Greene and Mrs. Martha Greene and their dedication to historical reenacting. Free; seating is limited. (401) 769-9675; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

March 14, 2020

64th Annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade, Newport

Begins at 11:00am. Parade begins at City Hall, 43 Broadway, and continues through Washington Square to Thames Street and ends at Augustine's Church. Find your best green attire, keep your eyes open for leprechauns, and join in the revelry to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day in Newport! Rain, snow, or shine. dennis@newportirish.com; www.newportirish.com.

Flicks and Fare on Washington Square, Newport

2:00pm–6:30pm. Experience and rediscover this early eighteenth century hub of American culture and pride through food, history, and cinema. Indulge in very distinctive cuisines from three neighborhood eateries, all freshly inspired but international in flavor. Learn about Newport's only historic art house theatre and offerings, then settle in for the most recent first run movie or documentary film. $79 per person includes all food, beverages, and movie. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com.

March 19, 2020

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

Honor Jesus's foster dad with a faceful of zeppole!

Schooners of Narragansett Bay, Bristol

Begins at 6:00pm. Herreshoff Marine Museum, 1 Burnside Street. While researching a feature-length piece about the origins of the schooner rig for the Rhode Island Sea Grant publication 41N, journalist and author Elaine Lembo came across a wealth of photos and information about the "18 wheelers of the age," including those in the oyster trade, that plied the waters of Narragansett Bay over the last century. This talk is a casual look back through that now-vanished era. Members, $15; non-members, $20. (401) 253-5000; info@herreshoff.org; www.herreshoff.org.

March 21, 2020

Flicks and Fare on Washington Square, Newport

2:00pm–6:30pm. Experience and rediscover this early eighteenth century hub of American culture and pride through food, history, and cinema. Indulge in very distinctive cuisines from three neighborhood eateries, all freshly inspired but international in flavor. Learn about Newport's only historic art house theatre and offerings, then settle in for the most recent first run movie or documentary film. $79 per person includes all food, beverages, and movie. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com.

March 22, 2020

Valley Talk: Slatersville: A Preview, Woonsocket

Begins at 1:30pm. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. Filmmaker Christian de Rezendes offers a preview of his historical documentary series Slatersville: America's First Mill Village, highlighting the French-Canadian portion of the story. Free; seating is limited. (401) 769-9675; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

March 25, 2020

Homegrown: The Making of the 1972-'73 Providence College Friars, Wickford, North Kingstown

6:30pm–8:00pm. North Kingstown Free Library, 100 Boone Street. Author and Rhode Island native Paul Lonardo shares his stories from his latest book, a retrospective of the team's remarkable season, as well as a history of the school's basketball program, which was itself responsible for drawing the local talent that propelled the 1973 Friars to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament. Inspired by extensive conversations with local basketball legend, Ernie DiGregorio, locally known as Ernie D. (401) 294-3306; nkiref@nklibrary.org; www.nklibrary.org.

Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Johnston

Begins at 7:00pm. Johnston Historical Society, 101 Putnam Pike. Tony Carlino will be our speaker, telling us something about Roger Williams. (401) 231-3380; johnstonhistorical1825@gmail.com; www.johnstonhistorical.org.

March 28, 2020

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

9:00am–11:00am. Federal Hill Heritage Center, 286 Atwells Avenue. Chef and historian Walter Potenza will lead participants through a walking tour of foods and history of Federal Hill, and include food terminology, products information, how to shop, how to store, and anything that may be of interest in expanding culinary horizons, as well as samples at the end of the tour. $60. (401) 273-2652; info@federalhilltours.com; federalhilltours.com.

Flicks and Fare on Washington Square, Newport

2:00pm–6:30pm. Experience and rediscover this early eighteenth century hub of American culture and pride through food, history, and cinema. Indulge in very distinctive cuisines from three neighborhood eateries, all freshly inspired but international in flavor. Learn about Newport's only historic art house theatre and offerings, then settle in for the most recent first run movie or documentary film. $79 per person includes all food, beverages, and movie. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com.

March 29, 2020

Coastal Defenses of South County, Narragansett

1:00pm–3:00pm. Maury Loontjens Memorial Library, 36 Kingstown Road. This is the third talk in the winter speaker series: On Pettaquamscutt: Presentations on the Environment and the History of the Narrow River Watershed. The series is presented by Friends of Canonchet Farm, Narrow River Preservation Association, South County Museum, and the Maury Loontjens Memorial Library with generous support from Trio Restaurant. Space limited; reservations required. (401) 783-5400; www.southcountymuseum.org.

March 30, 2020

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

9:00am–11:00am. Federal Hill Heritage Center, 286 Atwells Avenue. Chef and historian Walter Potenza will lead participants through a walking tour of foods and history of Federal Hill, and include food terminology, products information, how to shop, how to store, and anything that may be of interest in expanding culinary horizons, as well as samples at the end of the tour. $60. (401) 273-2652; info@federalhilltours.com; federalhilltours.com.

April 4, 2020

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

10:00am–12:00pm. Park parking lot, 120 Killingly Street. Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy and the Providence Parks Department invite you to come and explore the only natural forest in Providence, unusual for an urban setting. The guided hike will take you to the top of the hill, the highest point in Providence, 296 feet above sea level, from which you can see spectacular views of the City and nearly a quarter of the State. Several miles of hiking/walking trails provide a panoply of picturesque stone walls, unique geological formations, natural springs and brooks, wild flowers and berries. Dress for the day's weather—be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes or hiking shoes. We also recommended insect repellent year 'round as a precaution against ticks which may carry Lyme Disease. Free; $5 per family donation suggested; no advance reservations required. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Any cancellations will be noted on the Neutaconkanut Facebook page and website. (401) 719-1482; susan@nhill.org; www.nhill.org.

A Mad Hatter Tea, Warren

Seatings at 12:30 and 3pm. Maxwell House, 59 Church Street. The tea menu consists of scones, tea sandwiches, and desserts. Mad hats encouraged but not required. $15 donation requested; reservations must be made in advance. Call Pat at (401) 245-0392; www.massasoithistorical.org.

April 11, 2020

Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch, Newport

Begins at 10:00am. Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue. It's our 31st annual date with the Easter Bunny! Join us for a fun morning of scrambling for thousands of colorful eggs on Rosecliff's oceanfront lawn. Then bring the family inside for a catered breakfast brunch in the elegant surroundings. Adults, $55-$70; children, 6-12 years, $35-$40; 3-5 years, $30-$35; 2 and under, $10-$15; space is limited; reservations required; held rain or shine. (401) 847-1000 x140; events@newportmansions.org; www.newportmansions.org.

Historical Cemetery Restoration and Awareness Day, Statewide

The Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission invites members of the public to participate in Rhode Island Historic Cemetery Day. With over 3,200 historical cemeteries in the state, there's definitely one near you that needs a litle TLC. Join hundreds of volunteers in raking, mowing, cutting brush, and preserving history! Contact your local histrical society to learn how you can help. www.facebook.com/RIHistoricCemeteries.

April 11-May 10, 2020

7th Annual Newport Daffodil Days Festival, Newport

Bowen's and Bannister's Wharf, 53 America's Cup Avenue. The Festival is an all-volunteer event in support of Daffodillion, a non-profit organization that has beautified the city with over one million daffodils. Proceeds from the Festival go to purchase more daffodil bulbs to plant each fall. Events throughout the city; free Admission. newportdaffydays.com.

April 12, 2020

Hike Through Hunts Mills, East Providence

1:30pm–3:00pm. Hunts Mills, 65 Hunts Mill Road. This easy and relaxed-paced hike is good for beginners and kids. The hike follows the shore of the Ten Mile River for a bit and winds through the old fire department training grounds. Reservations are not required. (401) 435-7531; blackstoneheritagecorridor.org.

April 17-19, 2020

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

12:00pm–3:30pm. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 12-3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.8-mile easy walk around historic Newport. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

April 18, 2020

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Saturdays, 12-3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com.

April 19, 2020

Maritime Misfortunes in the Ocean State, Lincoln

Begins at 2:00pm. North Gate Toll House, 1873 Old Louisquisset Pike (Route 246). Charlotte Taylor, an archaeologist at the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission, will discuss her book, Rhode Island Shipwrecks. Rhode Island has more shipwrecks per square mile than any other state. In her book, Taylor has captured dramatic images of many nineteenth and twentieth Century disasters. She also works closely with the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project, a nonprofit organization that is studying the Revolutionary War fleet that once visited Narragansett Bay. Free. (401) 725-2847; bvhs58@gmail.com; bvhsri.org.

April 23-26, 2020

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

12:00pm–3:30pm. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 12-3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.8-mile easy walk around historic Newport. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

April 25, 2020

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Saturdays, 12-3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com.

35th Annual Rhode Island Statewide Historic Preservation Conference, Warwick

8:45am–6:00pm. Various venues. Under the theme of Back to the Future, the conference will explore concepts of the future and historic preservation, including but not limited to: Post-war architecture and landscapes; preservation of Modern places; historic utopias, from college campuses to octagon houses to shopping malls; the future of place-based tourism; teaching and learning about preservation in the twenty-first century; technological advances in archaeology, historical research, and building conservation; preservation and popular culture; interpreting difficult histories; social media and crowd-sourcing; and climate change. Register in advance. ripresconf@gmail.com; www.preservationconferenceri.com.

April 29, 2020

Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Ashton, Cumberland

Begins at 7:00pm. Johnston Historical Society, 101 Putnam Pike. Food historian David Stone will talk about his recent books, Lost Restaurants of Providence and Lost Restaurants of Newport. (401) 231-3380; johnstonhistorical1825@gmail.com; www.johnstonhistorical.org.

April 30-May 3, 2020

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

12:00pm–3:30pm. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 12-3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.8-mile easy walk around historic Newport. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

May 1, 2020

153rd 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, 2020

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

10:00am–12:00pm. Park parking lot, 120 Killingly Street. Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy and the Providence Parks Department invite you to come and explore the only natural forest in Providence, unusual for an urban setting. The guided hike will take you to the top of the hill, the highest point in Providence, 296 feet above sea level, from which you can see spectacular views of the City and nearly a quarter of the State. Several miles of hiking/walking trails provide a panoply of picturesque stone walls, unique geological formations, natural springs and brooks, wild flowers and berries. Dress for the day's weather—be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes or hiking shoes. We also recommended insect repellent year 'round as a precaution against ticks which may carry Lyme Disease. Free; $5 per family donation suggested; no advance reservations required. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Any cancellations will be noted on the Neutaconkanut Facebook page and website. (401) 719-1482; susan@nhill.org; www.nhill.org.

May 3, 2020

38th Annual Birds and Breakfast, Middletown

7:30am–11:00am. Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road. Enjoy a seasonal gourmet breakfast buffet prepared by the White Horse Tavern. Taste all the fresh ingredients donated by local markets. Explore the trails on a guided bird walk. Look out over sweeping views of Paradise Valley. Witness live animal presentations, including Hunter the red-tailed hawk. Treat your kids to fun spring-themed nature crafts! Breakfast seating times at 8, 9, and 10am. Bird walks on the half hour starting at 7:30am. Adults, $30; children 3-12, $10; under 3, free. (401) 846-2577; www.normanbirdsanctuary.or.

May 4, 2020

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, 2020

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Saturdays, 12-3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com.

May 7-10, 2020

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

12:00pm–3:30pm. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 12-3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.8-mile easy walk around historic Newport. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

May 8-10, 2020

Misquamicut SpringFest, Misquamicut, Westerly

Friday, 5-11pm; Saturday, 11am-11pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm. Misquamicut State Beach, Atlantic Avenue. World class carnival and amusements, headline bands, food truck rodeo, classic car show, knockerball, games, and more! www.misquamicutfestival.org.

May 9, 2020

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

9:00am–11:00am. Federal Hill Heritage Center, 286 Atwells Avenue. Chef and historian Walter Potenza will lead participants through a walking tour of foods and history of Federal Hill, and include food terminology, products information, how to shop, how to store, and anything that may be of interest in expanding culinary horizons, as well as samples at the end of the tour. $60. (401) 273-2652; info@federalhilltours.com; federalhilltours.com.

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Saturdays, 12-3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com.

May 10, 2020

Hike Through Hunts Mills, East Providence

1:30pm–3:00pm. Hunts Mills, 65 Hunts Mill Road. This easy and relaxed-paced hike is good for beginners and kids. The hike follows the shore of the Ten Mile River for a bit and winds through the old fire department training grounds. Reservations are not required. (401) 435-7531; blackstoneheritagecorridor.org.

May 14-17, 2020

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

12:00pm–3:30pm. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 12-3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.8-mile easy walk around historic Newport. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

May 15-17, 2020

Newport Waterfront Oyster Festival, Newport

11:00am–5:00pm. 13 Bowen's Wharf. Oysters draw their unique flavors from their environment. Rhode Island is home to many miles of clean coastline and upwards of forty-five oyster farms. Each one is different, so this is a rare opportunity to savor and compare a wide assortment along with the accompanying sauces, beverages, and serving techniques. Fun contests, beer and wine pairings, specialty cocktails. Education about how oyster farming and aquaculture are good for the environment and our coastlines. Locally owned restaurants will participate in an oyster hop so festival attendees will receive special dishes at participating restaurants along the Oyster trail. Tickets are limited. (401) 849-2243; welcome@bowenswharf.com; www.bowenswharf.com.

May 16, 2020

Gaspee Days Proclamation Ceremony and Walking Tour, Pawtuxet, Warwick

12:00pm–3:00pm. The Gazebo, Pawtuxet Park, Narragansett Parkway. Join us as we stand before our neighbors and friends in the community to announce the commencement of another year celebrating Gaspee Days! Our proclamation may only be a few words in a few moments but what we have to say will last a lifetime. After our new season is announced, take a tour through Historic Pawtuxet Village guided by children from our local schools as they perform scenes set back in time when the village was first settled. (401) 781-1772; www.gaspee.com.

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Saturdays, 12-3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com.

May 17, 2020

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

9:00am–11:00am. Federal Hill Heritage Center, 286 Atwells Avenue. Chef and historian Walter Potenza will lead participants through a walking tour of foods and history of Federal Hill, and include food terminology, products information, how to shop, how to store, and anything that may be of interest in expanding culinary horizons, as well as samples at the end of the tour. $60. (401) 273-2652; info@federalhilltours.com; federalhilltours.com.

May 21, 2020

Exploring the History and Cuisine of Local Waters, Bristol

Begins at 6:00pm. Herreshoff Marine Museum, 1 Burnside Street. Local fisherman and writer Sarah Schumann will share the inspiration behind her recent books te>Simmering the Sea (2018) and Rhode Island's Shellfish Heritage (2015). We'll dive beneath the waves to learn about the unique characters in our edible ocean ecosystems and travel back in time to learn about the unique characters who shaped Narragansett Bay's legendary shellfish industry. Learn how to "eat like a fish" and celebrate the people who catch and grow our seafood. Both books are available for a combined price of $20. All the proceeds from book sales benefit the nonprofit Eating with the Ecosystem. Members, $15; non-members, $20. (401) 253-5000; info@herreshoff.org; www.herreshoff.org.

May 21-24, 2020

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

12:00pm–3:30pm. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 12-3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.8-mile easy walk around historic Newport. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

May 23, 2020

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Saturdays, 12-3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com.

May 23-25, 2020

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.gaspee.com.

May 24, 2020

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

9:00am–11:00am. Federal Hill Heritage Center, 286 Atwells Avenue. Chef and historian Walter Potenza will lead participants through a walking tour of foods and history of Federal Hill, and include food terminology, products information, how to shop, how to store, and anything that may be of interest in expanding culinary horizons, as well as samples at the end of the tour. $60. (401) 273-2652; info@federalhilltours.com; federalhilltours.com.

May 28-31, 2020

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

12:00pm–3:30pm. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 12-3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.8-mile easy walk around historic Newport. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

May 30, 2020

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Saturdays, 12-3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com.

June 3-7, 2020

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

12:00pm–3:30pm. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 12-3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.8-mile easy walk around historic Newport. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

June 6, 2020

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

10:00am–12:00pm. Park parking lot, 120 Killingly Street. Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy and the Providence Parks Department invite you to come and explore the only natural forest in Providence, unusual for an urban setting. The guided hike will take you to the top of the hill, the highest point in Providence, 296 feet above sea level, from which you can see spectacular views of the City and nearly a quarter of the State. Several miles of hiking/walking trails provide a panoply of picturesque stone walls, unique geological formations, natural springs and brooks, wild flowers and berries. Dress for the day's weather—be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes or hiking shoes. We also recommended insect repellent year 'round as a precaution against ticks which may carry Lyme Disease. Free; $5 per family donation suggested; no advance reservations required. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Any cancellations will be noted on the Neutaconkanut Facebook page and website. (401) 719-1482; susan@nhill.org; www.nhill.org.

Gaspee Days Fireworks Extravaganza, Pawtuxet, Warwick

Begins at 9:00pm. 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.

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Saturdays, 12-3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com.

June 11-14, 2020

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

12:00pm–3:30pm. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 12-3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.8-mile easy walk around historic Newport. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

June 12-14, 2020

37th Annual Black Ships Festival, Bristol

Various venues. A celebration of the arts and culture of Japan, commemorating the historic achievements of Commodore Matthew C. Perry, USN, of Newport, who negotiated the first treaty between Japan and the United States. Demonstrations and workshops include origami, sushi-making, martial arts, Taiko drumming, and traditional Japanese tea ceremony. (401) 846-2720 or (401) 847-7666; hannahnewportevents@gmail.com; www.blackshipsfestival.com.

June 13, 2020

55th 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.

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Saturdays, 12-3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com.

June 13-14, 2020

Gaspee Days Colonial Encampment, Pawtuxet, Warwick

10am Saturday to 4pm 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 14, 2020

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

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

Hike Through Hunts Mills, East Providence

1:30pm–3:00pm. Hunts Mills, 65 Hunts Mill Road. This easy and relaxed-paced hike is good for beginners and kids. The hike follows the shore of the Ten Mile River for a bit and winds through the old fire department training grounds. Reservations are not required. (401) 435-7531; blackstoneheritagecorridor.org.

June 18, 2020

18th Annual Rochambeau Strawberry Biscuit Tea, Cranston

6:00pm–8:00pm. Joy Homestead, 156 Scituate Avenue. Celebrate the 239th 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 18-21, 2020

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

12:00pm–3:30pm. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 12-3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.8-mile easy walk around historic Newport. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

June 20, 2020

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Saturdays, 12-3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com.

June 20-21, 2020

Rhode Island National Guard Open House and Air Show, Quonset Point, North Kingstown

9:00am–4:00pm. Quonset State Airport, 1 Minuteman Way. A favorite family tradition since 1991. This year's show will feature the USAF Thunderbirds and many other first-class flight demonstrations! Voluntary donations for parking benefit Hasbro Children's Hospital. www.rhodeislandairshow.com.

June 25-28, 2020

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

12:00pm–3:30pm. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 12-3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.8-mile easy walk around historic Newport. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com

June 27, 2020

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Saturdays, 12-3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. Learn about important historical sites, cultural folklore, and Rhode Island's architecture along the way. $69 per person includes all food; $84 per person includes same plus three alcohol tastings. Reservations required. (866) 736-6343; info@riredfoodtours.com; www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com.

July 1, 2020

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. The Purple Ape, 17 Winnapaug Road. Registration starts at 7pm; races at 8pm sharp! Free family fun event with DJ and prizes. Cheer on your favorite hermit crab! (401) 596-6169; www.purpleape.com.

July 4, 2020

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

10:00am–12:00pm. Park parking lot, 120 Killingly Street. Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy and the Providence Parks Department invite you to come and explore the only natural forest in Providence, unusual for an urban setting. The guided hike will take you to the top of the hill, the highest point in Providence, 296 feet above sea level, from which you can see spectacular views of the City and nearly a quarter of the State. Several miles of hiking/walking trails provide a panoply of picturesque stone walls, unique geological formations, natural springs and brooks, wild flowers and berries. Dress for the day's weather—be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes or hiking shoes. We also recommended insect repellent year 'round as a precaution against ticks which may carry Lyme Disease. Free; $5 per family donation suggested; no advance reservations required. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Any cancellations will be noted on the Neutaconkanut Facebook page and website. (401) 719-1482; susan@nhill.org; www.nhill.org.

Annual Independence Day Rhode Island Red Chick Hatch, Narragansett

10:00am–2:00pm. South County Museum, 115 Strathmore Street. Come to the Living History Farm to see and hold the answer to the eternal question—Which came first? Observe eggs hatching in the incubator, hold day-old chicks, and view the museum's two Rhode Island Red heritage flocks. The flocks are replenished every year with the new chicks, which numbered nearly 200 last year. $3 per person. (401) 783-5400; www.southcountymuseum.org.

July 8, 2020

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. The Purple Ape, 17 Winnapaug Road. Registration starts at 7pm; races at 8pm sharp! Free family fun event with DJ and prizes. Cheer on your favorite hermit crab! (401) 596-6169; www.purpleape.com.

July 12, 2020

Hike Through Hunts Mills, East Providence

1:30pm–3:00pm. Hunts Mills, 65 Hunts Mill Road. This easy and relaxed-paced hike is good for beginners and kids. The hike follows the shore of the Ten Mile River for a bit and winds through the old fire department training grounds. Reservations are not required. (401) 435-7531; blackstoneheritagecorridor.org.

July 14, 2020

Green Animals Children's Party, Portsmouth

4:00pm–8:00pm. Green Animals Topiary Garden, 380 Cory's Lane. Enjoy games, pony rides, a rock climbing wall, magic, clowns, crafts, balloons, refreshments, and music on this whimsical Victorian estate populated with dozens of topiary animals. Tickets sold at the door only, $10-$25. (401) 847-1000; www.newportmansions.org.

July 15, 2020

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. The Purple Ape, 17 Winnapaug Road. Registration starts at 7pm; races at 8pm sharp! Free family fun event with DJ and prizes. Cheer on your favorite hermit crab! (401) 596-6169; www.purpleape.com.

July 22, 2020

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. The Purple Ape, 17 Winnapaug Road. Registration starts at 7pm; races at 8pm sharp! Free family fun event with DJ and prizes. Cheer on your favorite hermit crab! (401) 596-6169; www.purpleape.com.

July 29, 2020

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. The Purple Ape, 17 Winnapaug Road. Registration starts at 7pm; races at 8pm sharp! Free family fun event with DJ and prizes. Cheer on your favorite hermit crab! (401) 596-6169; www.purpleape.com.

August 1, 2020

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

10:00am–12:00pm. Park parking lot, 120 Killingly Street. Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy and the Providence Parks Department invite you to come and explore the only natural forest in Providence, unusual for an urban setting. The guided hike will take you to the top of the hill, the highest point in Providence, 296 feet above sea level, from which you can see spectacular views of the City and nearly a quarter of the State. Several miles of hiking/walking trails provide a panoply of picturesque stone walls, unique geological formations, natural springs and brooks, wild flowers and berries. Dress for the day's weather—be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes or hiking shoes. We also recommended insect repellent year 'round as a precaution against ticks which may carry Lyme Disease. Free; $5 per family donation suggested; no advance reservations required. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Any cancellations will be noted on the Neutaconkanut Facebook page and website. (401) 719-1482; susan@nhill.org; www.nhill.org.

August 5, 2020

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. The Purple Ape, 17 Winnapaug Road. Registration starts at 7pm; races at 8pm sharp! Free family fun event with DJ and prizes. Cheer on your favorite hermit crab! (401) 596-6169; www.purpleape.com.

August 9, 2020

Hike Through Hunts Mills, East Providence

1:30pm–3:00pm. Hunts Mills, 65 Hunts Mill Road. This easy and relaxed-paced hike is good for beginners and kids. The hike follows the shore of the Ten Mile River for a bit and winds through the old fire department training grounds. Reservations are not required. (401) 435-7531; blackstoneheritagecorridor.org.

August 10, 2020

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 12, 2020

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. The Purple Ape, 17 Winnapaug Road. Registration starts at 7pm; races at 8pm sharp! Free family fun event with DJ and prizes. Cheer on your favorite hermit crab! (401) 596-6169; www.purpleape.com.

August 19, 2020

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. The Purple Ape, 17 Winnapaug Road. Registration starts at 7pm; races at 8pm sharp! Free family fun event with DJ and prizes. Cheer on your favorite hermit crab! (401) 596-6169; www.purpleape.com.

August 26, 2020

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. The Purple Ape, 17 Winnapaug Road. Registration starts at 7pm; races at 8pm sharp! Free family fun event with DJ and prizes. Cheer on your favorite hermit crab! (401) 596-6169; www.purpleape.com.

September 5, 2020

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

10:00am–12:00pm. Park parking lot, 120 Killingly Street. Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy and the Providence Parks Department invite you to come and explore the only natural forest in Providence, unusual for an urban setting. The guided hike will take you to the top of the hill, the highest point in Providence, 296 feet above sea level, from which you can see spectacular views of the City and nearly a quarter of the State. Several miles of hiking/walking trails provide a panoply of picturesque stone walls, unique geological formations, natural springs and brooks, wild flowers and berries. Dress for the day's weather—be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes or hiking shoes. We also recommended insect repellent year 'round as a precaution against ticks which may carry Lyme Disease. Free; $5 per family donation suggested; no advance reservations required. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Any cancellations will be noted on the Neutaconkanut Facebook page and website. (401) 719-1482; susan@nhill.org; www.nhill.org.

September 12, 2020

Save the Bay 50th Anniversary Celebration, Providence

5:00pm–10:00pm. Save the Bay Center, 100 Save The Bay Drive. Join us as we commemorate fifty years of advocacy for Narragansett Bay with a 1970s-themed celebration featuring a live auction, musical performances, and more. Guests will be welcomed to the event with a cocktail hour in the lobby of Save The Bay's headquarters, before continuing to the outdoor event tent to enjoy hors d'oeuvres, signature drink and food stations, and desserts. Dig it? Don your vests, tie-dye, bell-bottoms, and scarves and join us! Tickets: $250; space limited; reservations required. (401) 272-3540; ldanielsen@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

September 13, 2020

Hike Through Hunts Mills, East Providence

1:30pm–3:00pm. Hunts Mills, 65 Hunts Mill Road. This easy and relaxed-paced hike is good for beginners and kids. The hike follows the shore of the Ten Mile River for a bit and winds through the old fire department training grounds. Reservations are not required. (401) 435-7531; blackstoneheritagecorridor.org.

September 17-20, 2020

15th Annual Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival, Newport

12:00pm–4:00pm. Marble House, 596 Bellevue Avenue. Held in one of the most spectacular settings in America, this remarkable weekend experience features hundreds of wines from around the world, fabulous food, cooking demonstrations by nationally-renowned chefs, live and silent auctions and a gala celebration. (401) 847-1000; events@newportmansions.org; www.newportmansions.org.

September 18-20, 2020

Misquamicut FallFest, Misquamicut, Westerly

Friday, 5-11pm; Saturday, 11am-11pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm. Misquamicut State Beach, Atlantic Avenue. World class carnival and amusements, international music headliners, food truck rodeo, knockerball, classic car show, electric car show, 3rd Annual Antique Fire Truck Muster, games, and more!. www.misquamicutfestival.org.

October 3, 2020

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

10:00am–12:00pm. Park parking lot, 120 Killingly Street. Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy and the Providence Parks Department invite you to come and explore the only natural forest in Providence, unusual for an urban setting. The guided hike will take you to the top of the hill, the highest point in Providence, 296 feet above sea level, from which you can see spectacular views of the City and nearly a quarter of the State. Several miles of hiking/walking trails provide a panoply of picturesque stone walls, unique geological formations, natural springs and brooks, wild flowers and berries. Dress for the day's weather—be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes or hiking shoes. We also recommended insect repellent year 'round as a precaution against ticks which may carry Lyme Disease. Free; $5 per family donation suggested; no advance reservations required. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Any cancellations will be noted on the Neutaconkanut Facebook page and website. (401) 719-1482; susan@nhill.org; www.nhill.org.

56th Annual Yankee Steam-Up, East Greenwich

9:00am–4:00pm. New England Wireless and Steam Museum, 1300 Frenchtown Road. Oldest steam engine show in New England. Gathering of engineers, modelmakers, those that admire well-working, old, mostly Rhode Island-made steam engines, intricate machines, and radio technology. Adults, $15; students, $7; children 6 and under, free. (401) 885-0545; newsm@newsm.org; www.newsm.org.

October 11, 2020

Hike Through Hunts Mills, East Providence

1:30pm–3:00pm. Hunts Mills, 65 Hunts Mill Road. This easy and relaxed-paced hike is good for beginners and kids. The hike follows the shore of the Ten Mile River for a bit and winds through the old fire department training grounds. Reservations are not required. (401) 435-7531; blackstoneheritagecorridor.org.

October 17, 2020

23rd Annual Guy Fawkes Bonfire Night, Misquamicut, Westerly

7:00pm–9:00pm. The Windjammer, 321 Atlantic Avenue, Misquamicut Beach. Complete with comedic (Monty Python-esque) re-enactment of the 1605 trial for treason of Guy Fawkes by the "Misquamicut Players." Music, bonfire, dancers, fife and drum, and more! Free. (401) 322-1026; www.guyfawkesusa.com.

November 7, 2020

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

10:00am–12:00pm. Park parking lot, 120 Killingly Street. Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy and the Providence Parks Department invite you to come and explore the only natural forest in Providence, unusual for an urban setting. The guided hike will take you to the top of the hill, the highest point in Providence, 296 feet above sea level, from which you can see spectacular views of the City and nearly a quarter of the State. Several miles of hiking/walking trails provide a panoply of picturesque stone walls, unique geological formations, natural springs and brooks, wild flowers and berries. Dress for the day's weather—be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes or hiking shoes. We also recommended insect repellent year 'round as a precaution against ticks which may carry Lyme Disease. Free; $5 per family donation suggested; no advance reservations required. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Any cancellations will be noted on the Neutaconkanut Facebook page and website. (401) 719-1482; susan@nhill.org; www.nhill.org.

November 8, 2020

Hike Through Hunts Mills, East Providence

1:30pm–3:00pm. Hunts Mills, 65 Hunts Mill Road. This easy and relaxed-paced hike is good for beginners and kids. The hike follows the shore of the Ten Mile River for a bit and winds through the old fire department training grounds. Reservations are not required. (401) 435-7531; blackstoneheritagecorridor.org.

December 5, 2020

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

10:00am–12:00pm. Park parking lot, 120 Killingly Street. Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy and the Providence Parks Department invite you to come and explore the only natural forest in Providence, unusual for an urban setting. The guided hike will take you to the top of the hill, the highest point in Providence, 296 feet above sea level, from which you can see spectacular views of the City and nearly a quarter of the State. Several miles of hiking/walking trails provide a panoply of picturesque stone walls, unique geological formations, natural springs and brooks, wild flowers and berries. Dress for the day's weather—be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes or hiking shoes. We also recommended insect repellent year 'round as a precaution against ticks which may carry Lyme Disease. Free; $5 per family donation suggested; no advance reservations required. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Any cancellations will be noted on the Neutaconkanut Facebook page and website. (401) 719-1482; susan@nhill.org; www.nhill.org.

December 13, 2020

Hike Through Hunts Mills, East Providence

1:30pm–3:00pm. Hunts Mills, 65 Hunts Mill Road. This easy and relaxed-paced hike is good for beginners and kids. The hike follows the shore of the Ten Mile River for a bit and winds through the old fire department training grounds. Reservations are not required. (401) 435-7531; blackstoneheritagecorridor.org.

March 19, 2021

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

Honor Jesus's foster dad with a faceful of zeppole!

May 4, 2021

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.'

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