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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.

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 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 4-6, 2015

18th Annual Rhythm and Roots Festival, Charlestown

Ninigret Park, 4813 Old Post Road (Route 1A). Annual roots musical festival with blues, New Orleans R&B, Cajun, Zydeco, Swing, etc. Features two huge dance floors, four music stages, dance lessons, food vendors, kids activities, evening dances, instrument instruction, and more! (888) 855-6940; office@rhythmandroots.com; www.rhythmandroots.com.

September 4-27, 2015

17th Annual Pawtucket Arts Festival, Pawtucket

Citywide. Enjoy one of Southern New England's premiere arts and entertainment extravaganzas! Features Chinese Dragon Boat Races, music concerts, art gallery shows, creative community happenings, and more. (401) 724-5200; www.pawtucketartsfestival.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.

16th Annual Chinese Dragon Boat Races and Taiwan Day Festival, Pawtucket

8:00am–5:00pm. School Street Pier, off Route 114. Celebrate Asian heritage and culture with this annual event featuring unique and colorful Chinese Dragon Boats in a day long rowing competition on the Pawtucket River. Plus Asian arts, music, dance, crafts, and kite flying on the pier. Rain date: September 6. (401) 724-2200; info@tourblackstone.com; www.dragonboatri.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 5-6, 2015

Festival Fete's 5th Annual East Greenwich Art Festival, East Greenwich

10:00am–5:00pm. New England Tech Campus, 1408 Division Road. Featuring over 140 contemporary American artisans, festive food, live music, strolling entertainment (including Rhode Island's very own Big Nazo), children's activities, and a community art project. Rain or shine, free. (401) 374-3899; pilar@festivalfete.com; festivalfete.com.

Classic Yacht Regatta, Newport

International Yacht Restoration School, 449 Thames Street. The event includes two days of racing and the Regatta's traditional Classic Yacht Parade, balanced by evening festivities. The regatta will draw a fleet that ranges from modern classics, to vintage yachts, to smaller one-designs with design pedigrees by Herreshoff, Hunt, Fife, and Sparkman and Stephens. (401) 848-5777; info@iyrs.org; www.iyrs.org.

September 6, 2015

Blackstone River Boat Tour, Pawtucket

1:00pm–5:00pm. Festival Pier, Tim Healey Way. 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.

Festival Latino de Providence, Providence

1:00pm–8:00pm. India Point Park. A cultural explosion with the hottest merengue, tipico, and tropical entertainment by regional and international artists, plus Latin cuisine and libations! (401) 846-1600; www.newportwaterfrontevents.com.

September 7, 2015

17th Annual Labor Day Open House, Woonsocket

9:30am–8:00pm. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. This year's events honor Woonsocket's own Baseball Hall of Famer, Napoleon LaJoie. Activities include screenings of "Inning Three" from the Ken Burns documentary Baseball at 11am and 2pm; presentations and limited book giveaways by author and baseball historian Greg Rubano at 10am and 1pm. A cake from Wright's Dairy will be served in celebration of LaJoie's birthday and traditional stadium food from Buff'd Out BBQ will be available for purchase. Free admission. (401) 769-9675; www.rihs.org.

Labor Day Boat Tours of Providence, Providence

11:00am–5:00pm. Providence River Boat Company, 575 South Water Street. Enjoy the Renaissance City from a whole new perspective! Climb aboard and enjoy a unique Labor Day water tour of the Providence River and Industrial Harbor. Admire the diverse architecture and rich history of our capital city as Captain Tom highlights historical landmarks and nautical points of interest. Adults, $20; children under 12, $15. (401) 580-BOAT; www.providenceriverboat.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.

Lobster Boil and Sunset Sail, Newport

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

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 11-13, 2015

Fall Newport Secret Garden Tour, Newport

10:00am–5:00pm. Kingscote Mansion, 253 Bellevue Avenue. Join us for self-guided walking tours of private gardens located in historic Newport. Each tour features about a dozen beautiful gardens. The tours run daily and tickets are good for any or all days of the tour, allowing for inclement weather, schedule conflicts, or just a late start. (401) 439-7253; info@secretgardentours.org; www.secretgardentours.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.

Church Fundraiser Cookout , Warren

11:00am–2:00pm. Baptist Church in Warren, 407 Main Street. Open to all! Grilled hotdogs and hamburgers, drinks, sides, and salads. $10 per person; $7 for kids. www.baptistchurchinwarren.com.

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.

African-American History Walking Tour, Providence

10:00am–11:30am. RISD Auditorium, 17 Canal Walk. Led by Ray Rickman, this ninety-minute tour celebrates the history of African Americans who lived on College Hill from 1701 to the present. Adults, $10; children and students, $5; reservations required; proceeds benefit the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society. (401) 421-0606; aaron@rickmangroup.com; www.ribhs.org.

38th Annual Rhode Island Heritage Day Festival, Providence

12:00pm–5:00pm. Roger Williams National Memorial, 282 North Main Street. 'Travel around the world in a day' with cultural displays, a mouth-watering array of traditional foods and craft demonstrations and exhibits from more than eleven different countries and food from over eight countries. Rain date: September 21. (401) 222-4133 mmonteiro@preservation.ri.gov; www.preservation.ri.gov/heritage/.

Vintage Baseball, Pawtucket

Begins at 11:00am. Slater Park. Providence Grays vs. New Hampshire Granite. Facebook.

Bike Tour: Mill Worker Recreation, Providence

9:30am–1:30pm. Downtown Providence. Sarah Zurier, Historian at the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission, will lead thi bike tour from the Providence Place Mall through Olneyville and into Johnston. This is an easy, ten mile ride from Downtown to Riverside and Merino Parks. The tour will visit sites that represent various stages of the river's history. Enjoy a midway point tour inside the Clemence-Irons House (1961) in Johnston, one of the oldest houses in Rhode Island. Fee charged; registration required. (401) 481-1376; etalley@wrwc.org; www.wrwc.org.

16th Annual Chinese Dragon Boat Races and Taiwan Day Festival, Pawtucket

8:00am–5:00pm. School Street Pier, off Route 114. Celebrate Asian heritage and culture with this annual event featuring unique and colorful Chinese Dragon Boats in a day long rowing competition on the Pawtucket River. Plus Asian arts, music, dance, crafts, and kite flying on the pier. Rain date: September 7. (401) 724-2200; info@tourblackstone.com; www.dragonboatri.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 12-13, 2015

Raptor Weekend, Bristol

10:00am–4:00pm. Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street. Swoop into Bristol for the largest celebration of raptors in New England. Eagles, hawks, falcons and owls—the hunters of the avian world—will be featured in live flight presentations, educational programs, and activities for the whole family. (401) 245-7500; www.asri.org.

2015 Rhode Island Seafood Festival, Providence

11:00am–6:00pm. India Point Park. Celebrate the end of summer with the finest seafood from Rhode Island and southern New England, while listening to live music from the Pier Stage and enjoying beer and wine from local distributors. Later, head over to Waterfire. Free admission. info@riseafoodfest.com; www.riseafoodfest.com.

September 13, 2015

Home Grown, Warwick

1:00pm–3:00pm. Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum, 4157 Post Road. Growing and preserving food was essential to survival in olden times. This display explains the process involved. Exhibit runs September 13-23. Admission charged. (401) 884-9490; www.cloudshill.org.

Blackstone River Boat Tour, Pawtucket

1:00pm–5:00pm. Festival Pier, Tim Healey Way. 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 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.

Lobster Boil and Sunset Sail, Newport

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

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.

Home Grown, Warwick

1:00pm–3:00pm. Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum, 4157 Post Road. Growing and preserving food was essential to survival in olden times. This display explains the process involved. Exhibit runs September 13-23. Admission charged. (401) 884-9490; www.cloudshill.org.

Blackstone River Boat Tour, Pawtucket

1:00pm–5:00pm. Festival Pier, Tim Healey Way. 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 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.

Lobster Boil and Sunset Sail, Newport

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

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.

Lobster Boil and Sunset Sail, Newport

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

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 4, 2015

Blackstone River Boat Tour, Pawtucket

1:00pm–5:00pm. Festival Pier, Tim Healey Way. 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.

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 11, 2015

Blackstone River Boat Tour, Pawtucket

1:00pm–5:00pm. Festival Pier, Tim Healey Way. 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.

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 18, 2015

Blackstone River Boat Tour, Pawtucket

1:00pm–5:00pm. Festival Pier, Tim Healey Way. 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.

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.

Blackstone River Boat Tour, Pawtucket

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

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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