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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.

July 1-31, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

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

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

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

Benefit Street: A Mile of History Walking Tours, Providence

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

"Rhode Island Masters" Exhibition, Saunderstown, North Kingstown

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

Providence Ghost Tour, Providence

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

July 27-30, 2015

7th Annual BridgeFest, Newport

10:00am–10:00pm. Queen Anne Square. Newport BridgeFest is a local, live music and music education festival that "bridges" the gap between the prestigious Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals for a continuous ten days of music in the community. (401) 662-2174; info@newportarts.org; www.newportbridgefest.com.

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 30, 2015

Jazz Clambake, Middletown

Begins at 6:00pm. Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road. Join us for an evening of live jazz from the Lois Vaughn Trio and enjoy a quintessential New England Clambake paired with Newport Vineyards wines. McGrath Clambakes will prepare a traditional clambake cooked over hot rocks and seaweed overlooking the vineyard. 6:30pm, wine tasting and chowder; 7:15pm, dinner bell rings! $70 per person ($60 without lobster). (401) 848-5161; info@newportvineyards.com; www.newportvineyards.com.

July 30-August 1, 2015

Whitehorne House Tours, Newport

Tours at 11am and 3pm. Whitehorne House, 416 Thames Street. Forty-five minute tour of the Doris Duke Collection of eighteenth century Newport furniture. Adults, $10; children under 12, free; space limited; reservations suggested. (401) 846-4152 x122; liz@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

July 31-August 2, 2015

61st Newport Jazz Festival, Newport

10:00am–7:00pm. International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Avenue, and Fort Adams State Park, 84 Fort Adams Drive. Enjoy the very latest tunes from some of the giants of jazz! (401) 847-3700; jazz@newportjazzfest.net; www.newportjazzfest.net.

33rd Annual Hellenic Fest, Newport

Friday, 4pm-midnight; Saturday, noon-midnight. Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, 390 Thames Street. Enjoy authentic Greek food and desserts, Ouzo, Greek beer and wines, and talented musicians and folk dancers. Free admission. (401) 846-0555; www.hellenicfest.org.

August 1, 2015

Free Guided Hike at Camp Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton

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

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

Wake Up with the Barnyard, Bristol

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

WaterFire, Providence

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

Murder at the Museum, Newport

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

Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane. Exhibition matches start at 5pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Gates open at 1pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Adults, $12; kids 15 and under, free; pavilion, $20. (401) 847-7090; agnes@nptpolo.com; www.nptpolo.com.

August 1-31, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

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

Benefit Street: A Mile of History Walking Tours, Providence

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

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

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

"Rhode Island Masters" Exhibition, Saunderstown, North Kingstown

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

Providence Ghost Tour, Providence

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

August 2, 2015

Blackstone River Boat Tour, Central Falls

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

Stump Pond Paddle, Mowry Conservation Land and Post Industrial Restoration , Smithfield

Begins at 10:00am. Woonasquatucket Reservoir. Paddle the largest and one of the least developed reservoirs in the watershed! On this trip, Gregory Sankey Jr., of Revive the Roots, will fill us in on post-industrial restoration of the surrounding mill land. We'll put in on the west side of the reservoir and paddle from there up to the north end, where the Woonasquatucket flows into the reservoir at Mowry Conservation Area. The paddle is approximately 2 1/2 miles long. Fee charged; registration required. (401) 481-1376; etalley@wrwc.org; www.wrwc.org.

5th Annual Fairy Festival, Bristol

10:00am–3:00pm. Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road. A day to celebrate summer garden fun! Join us for this magical play-day for all ages. Absorb the sights, sounds, and smells of Blithewold's Gardens. Fairy costumes encouraged! See website for a full schedule of events, activities, and vendors for the whole family! (401) 253-2707; amillora@blithewold.org; www.blithewold.org.

American Girl Doll Garden Party, Lincoln

Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Girls ages 5-10 are invited to bring their moms and their American Girl Dolls for an afternoon in the garden. Enjoy lemonade and cookies, a presentation on the Language of Flowers, a craft with pressed flowers, Victorian lawn games, a house tour, and prizes! Two limited seatings: 12pm and 2:30pm; reservations required. (401) 726-0597; kathy.hartley@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.

August 3-31, 2015

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

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

August 4, 2015

Landscape History and Garden Tour, Newport

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

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

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

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

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

August 4-9, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival, Providence

Various venues. Cited as one of the "Best International and Short Film Festivals in the United States," the Rhode Island International Film Festival is also the largest film festival in New England. Features film screenings, forums, a lifetime achievement award ceremony, and special events. (401) 861-4445; www.rifilmfest.org.

August 5, 2015

Lobster Boil and Sunset Sail, Goat Island, Newport

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

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

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

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

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

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

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

Wednesday Summer Family Events at Biomes, North Kingstown

5:30pm–7:00pm. Biomes Marine Biology Center, 6640 Post Road. Biomes is the only privately owned marine education center in the state focusing on marine fish and invertebrates collected from local waters. See all of these animals and get your hands wet with our hands-on exhibits featuring live sea creatures. Special Wednesday family events feature visits from fantasy characters, games and prizes, crafts, sing-alongs, and interactive educational activities. Fee charged; pre-registration required. (401-885-4690; www.biomescenter.com.

Blackstone Valley Culinaria Secret Ingredient Food Tours, Northern Rhode Island

Various venues. Each week visit a different local restaurant and learn the chef's personal secrets for making their favorite meals. Check schedule for specifics; reservations required. (401) 724-2200; info@blackstoneculinaria.com; www.blackstoneculinaria.com.

Adult Blacksmithing Classes, Narragansett

5:30pm–8:30pm. South County Museum, 115 Strathmore Street. In one session you'll learn the basics and go home with a finished product. You may attend other sessions to work on more advanced projects. All tools and most materials are provided. SCM members, $10; non-members, $15; reservations by prior Friday requested. (401) 783-5400; www.southcountymuseum.org.

Adult Letterpress Workshops, Narragansett

5:30pm–8:30pm. South County Museum, 115 Strathmore Street. Learn the basics of letterpress printing in the SCM Print Shop. You'll set type and print a document during your first session. Come another time to create something a bit more complicated. SCM members, $30; non-members, $45; reservations by prior Friday requested. (401) 783-5400; www.southcountymuseum.org.

August 6-8, 2015

Whitehorne House Tours, Newport

Tours at 11am and 3pm. Whitehorne House, 416 Thames Street. Forty-five minute tour of the Doris Duke Collection of eighteenth century Newport furniture. Adults, $10; children under 12, free; space limited; reservations suggested. (401) 846-4152 x122; liz@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

August 7-9, 2015

31st Annual Charlestown Chamber Seafood Festival, Charlestown

Friday, 12-11pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11am-11pm. Ninigret Park, 4470 Old Post Road (Route 1A). A gastronomic extravaganza of Rhode Island's best seafood—lobster, steamers, chowder, fish and chips, clam cakes, corn on the cob, a raw bar, and more. Plus arts and crafts, amusement rides, rock climbing wall, children's shows, and classic car show. (401) 364-4031; www.charlestownrichamber.com.

August 8, 2015

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

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

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

Wake Up with the Barnyard, Bristol

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

Murder at the Museum, Newport

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

African Americans on College Hill Walking Tour, Providence

Begins at 10:00am. RISD Auditorium, 17 Canal Walk. Explore Providence's oldest neighborhood and the African Americans who lived their varied lives there with Rhode Island's foremost expert, Ray Rickman. Many left an indelible mark on not only the state, but the world, including opera diva Sissieretta Jones, landscape artist Edward M. Bannister, and Harlem Renaissance author Rudolph Fisher. $10; children 12 and under, $5; reservations required. (401) 421-0606; aaron@rickmangroup.com; www.ribhs.org.

Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane. Exhibition matches start at 5pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Gates open at 1pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Adults, $12; kids 15 and under, free; pavilion, $20. (401) 847-7090; agnes@nptpolo.com; www.nptpolo.com.

6th Annual Waterfront Reggae Festival , Providence

12:00pm–10:00pm. India Point Park. A full day of positive vibes and easy skankin', washed in the cool breeze off the Providence River. Bask in a swirling soundscape of reggae, roots, rocksteady, dub, ska, dancehall, and everything in between. (401) 846-1600; www.newportwaterfrontevents.com.

River Glow, Westerly

7:00pm–10:00pm. 37 Main Street. 37 floating bonfires glow on the Pawcatuck River and create a beautiful setting for this community event. Hayrides through town, live music in three locations, dancing, children's activities, shopping specials, and much more make this a fabulous night. Free Admission. (401) 596-7761; www.westerlychamber.org.

Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit, Charlestown

11:00am–3:00pm. Burlingame State Campground. Take part in a game designed to help you and your family enjoy the recreational resources and outdoor activities our state parks have to offer, and to get moving toward a healthier lifestyle. This is the Grand Finale with free overnight camping option and evening activities. Click the link for details: www.riparks.com.

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.

Weave with Hand Looms Workshop, Smithfield

1:00pm–4:00pm. Smith-Appleby House Museum, 220 Stillwater Road. Take a step back in time to try your hand at weaving using a hand loom. Participants will take home their finished project as a useful souvenir—their own woven bookmark. Tours of the house museum follow the workshop. All ages are welcome. Workshop is free; tours are adults, $5; childrem, free. (401) 231-7363; contact@smithapplebyhouse.org; www.smithapplebyhouse.org.

August 10, 2015

Victory Day, Statewide

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

August 11, 2015

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

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

August 11-16, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

August 12, 2015

Lobster Boil and Sunset Sail, Goat Island, Newport

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

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

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

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

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

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

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

Wednesday Summer Family Events at Biomes, North Kingstown

5:30pm–7:00pm. Biomes Marine Biology Center, 6640 Post Road. Biomes is the only privately owned marine education center in the state focusing on marine fish and invertebrates collected from local waters. See all of these animals and get your hands wet with our hands-on exhibits featuring live sea creatures. Special Wednesday family events feature visits from fantasy characters, games and prizes, crafts, sing-alongs, and interactive educational activities. Fee charged; pre-registration required. (401-885-4690; www.biomescenter.com.

Adult Blacksmithing Classes, Narragansett

5:30pm–8:30pm. South County Museum, 115 Strathmore Street. In one session you'll learn the basics and go home with a finished product. You may attend other sessions to work on more advanced projects. All tools and most materials are provided. SCM members, $10; non-members, $15; reservations by prior Friday requested. (401) 783-5400; www.southcountymuseum.org.

Adult Letterpress Workshops, Narragansett

5:30pm–8:30pm. South County Museum, 115 Strathmore Street. Learn the basics of letterpress printing in the SCM Print Shop. You'll set type and print a document during your first session. Come another time to create something a bit more complicated. SCM members, $30; non-members, $45; reservations by prior Friday requested. (401) 783-5400; www.southcountymuseum.org.

August 12-16, 2015

49th Annual Washington County Fair, Carolina, Richmond

8:00am–11:00pm. Washington County Fairgrounds, 78 Richmond Townhouse Road (Route 112). Rhode Island's largest authentic county fair! Country music concerts, a giant midway, animal shows, Grange and 4-H exhibits, crafts, children's games, and more. (401) 782-8139; www.washingtoncountyfair-ri.com website for more information.

August 13, 2015

Gallery Night at Whitehorne House, Newport

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

East Providence Historical Society Open House, Rumford, East Providence

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

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

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

August 13-15, 2015

Whitehorne House Tours, Newport

Tours at 11am and 3pm. Whitehorne House, 416 Thames Street. Forty-five minute tour of the Doris Duke Collection of eighteenth century Newport furniture. Adults, $10; children under 12, free; space limited; reservations suggested. (401) 846-4152 x122; liz@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

August 14, 2015

Liberty Tree Day, Coventry

Paine House Museum, 7 Station Street. Influential men like Sam Adams and John Hancock were members of the "Sons of Liberty," who often met beneath the sheltering branches of a great American elm, known as the "Liberty Tree." There they planned the rebellion which became the Revolution. Their flag, the Liberty Tree Flag, was flown from the 'Liberty Tree' during their meetings. (401) 249-0633; info@westernrihistory.org; www.westernrihistory.org.

August 15, 2015

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

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

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.

Pomham Rocks Lighthouse Tour, Providence

Tours at 9 and 11am. 575 South Water Street. Climb aboard for a narrated tour of the Providence Harbor as Captain Tom highlights industrial, architectural, and nautical points of interest. Then, explore the exterior of the Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, a beautifully restored gem from 1871, while lighthouse expert Dave Kelleher walks you throughout the property. Admission: $39 per person, all ages; includes refreshments. (401) 580-BOAT; www.providenceriverboat.com.

17th Annual Newport Storm Luau , Newport

4:30pm–10:00pm. Fort Adams State Park. Presented by Coastal Extreme Brewing Company, this annual event benefits the Fort Adams Trust. Includes live music, Polynesian dancers, Hawaiian themed food (including a pig roast), and ice cold Newport Storm beer and Thomas Tew rum. $10 in advance; $15 at the door; 21+ event. (401) 849-5232; info@newportstorm.com; www.newportstorm.com.

Olde Time Family Fun Faire, Narragansett

10:00am–4:00pm. South County Museum, 115 Strathmore Street. Activities for the whole family, with a focus on youngsters. Craft demonstrations, music, food, games and scavenger hunt. SCM members and children under 12, free; non-member adults, $3. (401) 783-5400 www.southcountymuseum.org.

Blackstone Valley Culinaria Secret Ingredient Food Tours, Northern Rhode Island

Various venues. Each week visit a different local restaurant and learn the chef's personal secrets for making their favorite meals. Check schedule for specifics; reservations required. (401) 724-2200; info@blackstoneculinaria.com; www.blackstoneculinaria.com.

Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane. Exhibition matches start at 5pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Gates open at 1pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Adults, $12; kids 15 and under, free; pavilion, $20. (401) 847-7090; agnes@nptpolo.com; www.nptpolo.com.

Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

Begins at 10:00am. Linden Place, 500 Hope Street. Walking tour of the Mansion and downtown Bristol, focused specifically on Bristol's DeWolf Family and their involvement in the Slave Trade. Includes a stop (and complimentary drink) at the DeWolf Tavern. Linden Place members, $15; non-members $20; space limited, reservation required. (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

August 15-16, 2015

Armenian Church Picnic, Providence

Saturday, noon-9pm; Sunday, noon-5pm. Saints Sahag and Mesrob Armenian Church, 70 Jefferson Street. Come join us for truly great summer weekend of Armenian food, cash bar, music, dancing, raffles, games, and fun for all ages. Free admission; all welcome! (401) 272-7712; office@stsahmes.org; www.armenianpicnic.com.

Wet Paint Weekend, Newport

Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. "Still wet" artworks created by regional artists on Saturday will be sold during silent and live auctions at the Newport Art Museum on Sunday. Proceeds benefit the Museum's extensive education, exhibition, and community outreach programs. (401) 848-2787; www.newportartmuseum.org.

August 16, 2015

Benefit Street: A Mile of History Walking Tour, Providence

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

Blackstone River Boat Tour, Central Falls

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

August 18, 2015

Landscape History and Garden Tour, Newport

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

Clambake!, Newport

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

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

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

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

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

August 18-23, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

August 19, 2015

Lobster Boil and Sunset Sail, Goat Island, Newport

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

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

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

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

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

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

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

Wednesday Summer Family Events at Biomes, North Kingstown

5:30pm–7:00pm. Biomes Marine Biology Center, 6640 Post Road. Biomes is the only privately owned marine education center in the state focusing on marine fish and invertebrates collected from local waters. See all of these animals and get your hands wet with our hands-on exhibits featuring live sea creatures. Special Wednesday family events feature visits from fantasy characters, games and prizes, crafts, sing-alongs, and interactive educational activities. Fee charged; pre-registration required. (401-885-4690; www.biomescenter.com.

Blackstone Valley Culinaria Secret Ingredient Food Tours, Northern Rhode Island

Various venues. Each week visit a different local restaurant and learn the chef's personal secrets for making their favorite meals. Check schedule for specifics; reservations required. (401) 724-2200; info@blackstoneculinaria.com; www.blackstoneculinaria.com.

Adult Blacksmithing Classes, Narragansett

5:30pm–8:30pm. South County Museum, 115 Strathmore Street. In one session you'll learn the basics and go home with a finished product. You may attend other sessions to work on more advanced projects. All tools and most materials are provided. SCM members, $10; non-members, $15; reservations by prior Friday requested. (401) 783-5400; www.southcountymuseum.org.

Adult Letterpress Workshops, Narragansett

5:30pm–8:30pm. South County Museum, 115 Strathmore Street. Learn the basics of letterpress printing in the SCM Print Shop. You'll set type and print a document during your first session. Come another time to create something a bit more complicated. SCM members, $30; non-members, $45; reservations by prior Friday requested. (401) 783-5400; www.southcountymuseum.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 20-22, 2015

Whitehorne House Tours, Newport

Tours at 11am and 3pm. Whitehorne House, 416 Thames Street. Forty-five minute tour of the Doris Duke Collection of eighteenth century Newport furniture. Adults, $10; children under 12, free; space limited; reservations suggested. (401) 846-4152 x122; liz@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

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

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

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

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

Wake Up with the Barnyard, Bristol

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

Murder at the Museum, Newport

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

Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane. Exhibition matches start at 5pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Gates open at 1pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Adults, $12; kids 15 and under, free; pavilion, $20. (401) 847-7090; agnes@nptpolo.com; www.nptpolo.com.

August 23, 2015

Blackstone River Boat Tour, Central Falls

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

August 25, 2015

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

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

August 25-30, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

August 26, 2015

Lobster Boil and Sunset Sail, Goat Island, Newport

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

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

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

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

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

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

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

Explore the Estuary for Kids!, Bristol

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

Windmill Wednesday, Middletown

3:30pm–5:30pm. Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road. Enjoy a family-friendly evening with johnnycake tasting, hands-on activities for kids and the opportunity to see inside the 1812 Prescott Farm windmill. Guests can learn about the importance of grist milling on Aquidneck Island and explore how the windmill works. Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy while listening to live music from Rory and Ric. Free admission. (401) 846-4152; liz@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

Blackstone Valley Culinaria Secret Ingredient Food Tours, Northern Rhode Island

Various venues. Each week visit a different local restaurant and learn the chef's personal secrets for making their favorite meals. Check schedule for specifics; reservations required. (401) 724-2200; info@blackstoneculinaria.com; www.blackstoneculinaria.com.

Adult Blacksmithing Classes, Narragansett

5:30pm–8:30pm. South County Museum, 115 Strathmore Street. In one session you'll learn the basics and go home with a finished product. You may attend other sessions to work on more advanced projects. All tools and most materials are provided. SCM members, $10; non-members, $15; reservations by prior Friday requested. (401) 783-5400; www.southcountymuseum.org.

Adult Letterpress Workshops, Narragansett

5:30pm–8:30pm. South County Museum, 115 Strathmore Street. Learn the basics of letterpress printing in the SCM Print Shop. You'll set type and print a document during your first session. Come another time to create something a bit more complicated. SCM members, $30; non-members, $45; reservations by prior Friday requested. (401) 783-5400; www.southcountymuseum.org.

August 27-29, 2015

Whitehorne House Tours, Newport

Tours at 11am and 3pm. Whitehorne House, 416 Thames Street. Forty-five minute tour of the Doris Duke Collection of eighteenth century Newport furniture. Adults, $10; children under 12, free; space limited; reservations suggested. (401) 846-4152 x122; liz@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

August 29, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

Wake Up with the Barnyard, Bristol

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

WaterFire, Providence

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

Murder at the Museum, Newport

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

Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane. Exhibition matches start at 5pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Gates open at 1pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Adults, $12; kids 15 and under, free; pavilion, $20. (401) 847-7090; agnes@nptpolo.com; www.nptpolo.com.

August 30, 2015

Blackstone River Boat Tour, Central Falls

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

September 1, 2015

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

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

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

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

September 1-6, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

September 1-27, 2015

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

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

September 1-30, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

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

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

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

Providence Ghost Tour, Providence

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

September 2, 2015

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

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

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

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

September 3-5, 2015

Whitehorne House Tours, Newport

Tours at 11am and 3pm. Whitehorne House, 416 Thames Street. Forty-five minute tour of the Doris Duke Collection of eighteenth century Newport furniture. Adults, $10; children under 12, free; space limited; reservations suggested. (401) 846-4152 x122; liz@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.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.

Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane. Exhibition matches start at 5pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Gates open at 1pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Adults, $12; kids 15 and under, free; pavilion, $20. (401) 847-7090; agnes@nptpolo.com; www.nptpolo.com.

September 6, 2015

Blackstone River Boat Tour, Central Falls

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

September 8, 2015

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

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

September 8-13, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

September 9, 2015

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

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

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

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

Blackstone Valley Culinaria Secret Ingredient Food Tours, Northern Rhode Island

Various venues. Each week visit a different local restaurant and learn the chef's personal secrets for making their favorite meals. Check schedule for specifics; reservations required. (401) 724-2200; info@blackstoneculinaria.com; www.blackstoneculinaria.com.

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 10-12, 2015

Whitehorne House Tours, Newport

Tours at 11am and 3pm. Whitehorne House, 416 Thames Street. Forty-five minute tour of the Doris Duke Collection of eighteenth century Newport furniture. Adults, $10; children under 12, free; space limited; reservations suggested. (401) 846-4152 x122; liz@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

September 12, 2015

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

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

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.

Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane. Exhibition matches start at 5pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Gates open at 1pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Adults, $12; kids 15 and under, free; pavilion, $20. (401) 847-7090; agnes@nptpolo.com; www.nptpolo.com.

September 14, 2015

Massasoit Historical Association Meeting, Warren

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

September 15, 2015

Landscape History and Garden Tour, Newport

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

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

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

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

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

September 15-20, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

September 16, 2015

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

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

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

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

Blackstone Valley Culinaria Secret Ingredient Food Tours, Northern Rhode Island

Various venues. Each week visit a different local restaurant and learn the chef's personal secrets for making their favorite meals. Check schedule for specifics; reservations required. (401) 724-2200; info@blackstoneculinaria.com; www.blackstoneculinaria.com.

September 17, 2015

Providence Gallery Night, Providence

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

September 17-19, 2015

Whitehorne House Tours, Newport

Tours at 11am and 3pm. Whitehorne House, 416 Thames Street. Forty-five minute tour of the Doris Duke Collection of eighteenth century Newport furniture. Adults, $10; children under 12, free; space limited; reservations suggested. (401) 846-4152 x122; liz@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

September 17-20, 2015

45th Annual Newport Boat Show , Newport

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

September 19, 2015

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

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

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.

Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane. Exhibition matches start at 5pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Gates open at 1pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Adults, $12; kids 15 and under, free; pavilion, $20. (401) 847-7090; agnes@nptpolo.com; www.nptpolo.com.

September 20, 2015

Benefit Street: A Mile of History Walking Tour, Providence

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

September 22, 2015

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

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

September 22-27, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

September 23, 2015

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

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

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

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

September 24-26, 2015

Whitehorne House Tours, Newport

Tours at 11am and 3pm. Whitehorne House, 416 Thames Street. Forty-five minute tour of the Doris Duke Collection of eighteenth century Newport furniture. Adults, $10; children under 12, free; space limited; reservations suggested. (401) 846-4152 x122; liz@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.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.

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

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

Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane. Exhibition matches start at 5pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Gates open at 1pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Adults, $12; kids 15 and under, free; pavilion, $20. (401) 847-7090; agnes@nptpolo.com; www.nptpolo.com.

September 29, 2015

Landscape History and Garden Tour, Newport

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

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

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

September 29-October 4, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

September 30, 2015

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

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

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

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

Windmill Wednesday, Middletown

3:30pm–5:30pm. Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road. Enjoy a family-friendly evening with johnnycake tasting, hands-on activities for kids and the opportunity to see inside the 1812 Prescott Farm windmill. Guests can learn about the importance of grist milling on Aquidneck Island and explore how the windmill works. Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy while listening to live music from Rory and Ric. Free admission. (401) 846-4152; liz@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

October 1-3, 2015

Whitehorne House Tours, Newport

Tours at 11am and 3pm. Whitehorne House, 416 Thames Street. Forty-five minute tour of the Doris Duke Collection of eighteenth century Newport furniture. Adults, $10; children under 12, free; space limited; reservations suggested. (401) 846-4152 x122; liz@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

October 1-31, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

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

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

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

October 1-November 1, 2015

Providence Ghost Tour, Providence

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

October 2-25, 2015

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

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

October 3, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

Wake Up with the Barnyard, Bristol

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

WaterFire, Providence

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

October 5, 2015

Massasoit Historical Association Meeting, Warren

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

October 6, 2015

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

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

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

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

October 6-11, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

October 7, 2015

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

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

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

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

October 8, 2015

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

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

October 10, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

Wake Up with the Barnyard, Bristol

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

October 13, 2015

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

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

October 13-18, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

October 14, 2015

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

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

Blackstone Valley Culinaria Secret Ingredient Food Tours, Northern Rhode Island

Various venues. Each week visit a different local restaurant and learn the chef's personal secrets for making their favorite meals. Check schedule for specifics; reservations required. (401) 724-2200; info@blackstoneculinaria.com; www.blackstoneculinaria.com.

October 15, 2015

Providence Gallery Night, Providence

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

October 17, 2015

Free Guided Hike at Camp Yawgoog, Rockville, Hopkinton

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

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

Wake Up with the Barnyard, Bristol

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

October 20, 2015

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

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

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

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

October 20-25, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

October 21, 2015

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

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

October 24, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

Wake Up with the Barnyard, Bristol

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

October 25, 2015

Benefit Street: A Mile of History Walking Tour, Providence

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

October 27, 2015

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

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

October 27-November 1, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

October 28, 2015

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

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

October 31, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

Wake Up with the Barnyard, Bristol

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

November 1, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

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

November 1-30, 2015

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

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

November 2, 2015

Massasoit Historical Association Meeting, Warren

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

November 3, 2015

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

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

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

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

November 3-8, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

November 4, 2015

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

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

November 6-7, 2015

Providence Ghost Tour, Providence

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

November 7, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

WaterFire, Providence

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

Dinner in an Eighteenth Century Manner, Warren

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

November 7-8, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

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

November 8, 2015

Public Tour Day at Hearthside Mansion, Lincoln

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

November 10, 2015

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

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

November 11, 2015

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

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

November 12, 2015

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

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

November 13-14, 2015

Providence Ghost Tour, Providence

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

November 14, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

November 14-15, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

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

November 17, 2015

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

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

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

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

November 18, 2015

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

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

November 19, 2015

Providence Gallery Night, Providence

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

November 21, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

November 21-22, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

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

November 24, 2015

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

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

November 25, 2015

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

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

November 28, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

November 28-29, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

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

December 1, 2015

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

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

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

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

December 1-31, 2015

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

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

December 2, 2015

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

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

December 5-6, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

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

December 7, 2015

Massasoit Historical Association Meeting, Warren

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

December 8, 2015

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

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

December 9, 2015

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

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

December 10, 2015

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

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

December 12-13, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

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

December 15, 2015

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

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

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

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

December 16, 2015

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

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

December 19-20, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

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

December 22, 2015

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

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

December 23, 2015

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

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

December 26-27, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

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

December 29, 2015

Tuesday Stroll, Bristol

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

December 30, 2015

Farmhouse Storytime, Bristol

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

January 4, 2016

Massasoit Historical Association Meeting, Warren

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

February 1, 2016

Massasoit Historical Association Meeting, Warren

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

February 6, 2016

Dinner in an Eighteenth Century Manner, Warren

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

March 7, 2016

Massasoit Historical Association Meeting, Warren

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

April 2, 2016

Mad Hatter Tea, Warren

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

May 2, 2016

Massasoit Historical Association Meeting, Warren

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

June 6, 2016

Massasoit Historical Association Potluck Dinner and Meeting, Warren

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

August 8, 2016

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 14, 2017

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.

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