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January 1-December 31, 2019

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.

February 1-28, 2019

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.

February 15-24, 2019

31st Annual Newport Winter Festival, Newport

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

February 16-24, 2019

Newport Seal Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a one hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $17; non-members, $22; reservations recommended. See website for times. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

February 19-20, 2019

Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours, Newport

10:00am–12:00pm. Bowen's Wharf, 18 Market Square. Embark on a two hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. This includes a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $37; non-members, $47; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

February 21, 2019

Seal Tour of Prudence Island, Bristol

1:30pm–6:30pm. Bristol Ferry Landing, Thames Street. Enjoy a beautiful afternoon on Prudence Island and look for winter wildlife. Make a few stops around the island, including the south end, which is home to a large wintering population of harbor seals. Learn about the natural history of seals while viewing them from the shoreline (or the comfort of a heated van!). Keep an eye out for the many species of ducks and waterfowl that spend the winter here. Members: $8/adult, $4/child; Non-members: $12/adult, $8/child; ferry ticket not included. Ages: 8+; pre-registration is required. (401) 949-5454 x3041; programs@asri.org; www.asri.org.

February 21-22, 2019

Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours, Newport

10:30am–12:30pm. Bowen's Wharf, 18 Market Square. Embark on a two hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. This includes a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $37; non-members, $47; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

February 23, 2019

Mystery at the Museum: Kiss of Death, Newport

7:00pm–9:00pm. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. It's 1890 and you're invited to the engagement party for John Jacob "Jack" Astor IV, heir to the Astor family fortune. Jack's mother, "the" Mrs. Astor, has selected three of the finest debutantes as candidates for her only son. Who will win the heart and purse strings of the wealthiest bachelor in Newport society? Itís all fun and games until Jack's bride-to-be is revealed, when the gloves come off, and a murderer takes the ring... Search the galleries for clues, question the suspects, and help solve the crime before the evening ends. All's fair in love, war, and arranged marriages. (401) 324-9436; www.newportartmuseum.org; Tickets.

16th Annual Providence Preservation Society Winter Bash, Providence

8:00pm–11:59pm. Bomes Theatre, 1017 Broad Street. The Bash brings together more than 500 people from around the state to celebrate citywide restoration efforts. Featuring live music, signature cocktails, amazing architecture, VIP areas, and much more! General admission tickets $35-$45 before Janury 26; more after. (401) 831-7440; www.ppsri.org.

February 23-24, 2019

Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours, Newport

11:00am–1:00pm. Bowen's Wharf, 18 Market Square. Embark on a two hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. This includes a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $37; non-members, $47; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

February 24, 2019

Valley Talk: Screening of "When the Reds Ruled the Roost", Woonsocket

Begins at 1:30pm. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. Rhode Island Reds Heritage Society President Buster Clegg will present a screening the documentary featuring the fifty-year hockey love affair between Rhode Island's former professional hockey team and its thousands of passionate fans. The film includes rare game footage and photos and film of Hall of Famers Milt Schmidt, Johnny Bower, Ed Giacomin, Fern Flaman, and legendary players including Chuck Scherza, Zellio Toppazzini, and Jim Bartlett. The screening will be followed by a Q&'A with Clegg. Free; seating is limited. (401) 769-9675; aconway@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

2019 Winter Speaker Series: The History of Shadow Farm, Narragansett

1:00pm–3:00pm. Maury Loontjens Memorial Library, 36 Kingstown Road. Presented by South County Museum, resident and local historian David Chidakel will trace the ownership of Shadow Farm from the Colonial times of the Hazards and Robinsons to its development as a condominium project in the 1980s. Free and open to the public; space limited; required registration opens Sunday, January 27. (401) 783-5344; info@onpettaquamscutt.org; narlib.org; onpettaquamscutt.org.

Rhode Island Postcard Club meeting, North Providence

9:00am–2:00pm. Knights of Columbus Hall, 15 Bassett Street. Members meet to socialize, buy and sell.

February 27, 2019

Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Johnston

Begins at 7:00pm. Johnston Historical Society Museum Barn, 101 Putnam Pike. Ray Wolf will give a talk related to his latest book, Rhode Island's Old Cars Today: 1905-1949. (401) 231-3380; history@jhs.necoxmail.com; www.johnstonhistorical.org.

February 28, 2019

Undressing History: Active Pursuits, Women's Sportswear circa 1900, Providence

5:30pm–7:00pm. Aldrich House, 110 Benevolent Street. Join Quinn Burgess for a look at the clothing women wore to participate in sports and athletic activities during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The presentation will take an active approach as Quinn dresses in reproduction historical sportswear from 1885 to 1925, including ensembles for tennis, ice skating, bicycling, croquet, and swimming. She will discuss the cultural context of women's participation in athletic activities during this time as well as the garments themselves: how they functioned while being worn for active pursuits, what they were made from, and how the silhouettes compared to non-sports clothing. All of the garments shown and discussed will be available to touch and look at in detail at the close of the presentation. Free; Register. (401) 331-8575 x134; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

Saving Aphrodite: Conserving Garden Statuary and Fountains, Newport

Begins at 11:00am. Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue. The gardens of the Preservation Society properties are well known for their abundant flowers and foliage. But have you ever wondered about the statues that inhabit these gardens and how they are cared for? Learn about the outdoor sculpture collection and the work that goes into conserving it with Patricia Miller, PSNC Chief Conservator. Members, $10; non-members, $15; advanced ticket purchase required. (401) 847-1000 x178; emarchi@newportmansions.org; www.newportmansions.org.

March 1-31, 2019

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.

Newport Irish Heritage Month, Newport

Various venues. Celebrate all that is Irish during this exciting month-long event featuring Celtic storytelling, Irish step-dancing, interesting lectures, afternoon teas, an Irish coffee contest, Jameson Irish whiskey tastings, and a festive St. Patrick's Day parade. (401) 847-9122; IrishHeritage@StacyHouse.com; www.aohnewport.org

March 2, 2019

Mystery at the Museum: Kiss of Death, Newport

7:00pm–9:00pm. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. It's 1890 and you're invited to the engagement party for John Jacob "Jack" Astor IV, heir to the Astor family fortune. Jack's mother, "the" Mrs. Astor, has selected three of the finest debutantes as candidates for her only son. Who will win the heart and purse strings of the wealthiest bachelor in Newport society? Itís all fun and games until Jack's bride-to-be is revealed, when the gloves come off, and a murderer takes the ring... Search the galleries for clues, question the suspects, and help solve the crime before the evening ends. All's fair in love, war, and arranged marriages. (401) 324-9436; www.newportartmuseum.org; Tickets.

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

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

March 2-3, 2019

Newport Seal Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a one hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $17; non-members, $22; reservations recommended. See website for times. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

March 3, 2019

Empire Revue: Benny's, the Musical!, Providence

Shows at 3 and 8pm. AS220, 115 Empire Street. The Empire Revue, Providence's Funniest Sketch and Variety Show, is proud to be bringing back our musical! This year, join us as we celebrate the Ocean State's beloved and now-defunct institution, Benny's. Admission charged. (401) 500-0237; david@as220.org; www.as220.org; Tickets.

March 7, 2019

Seal Tour of Prudence Island, Bristol

1:30pm–6:30pm. Bristol Ferry Landing, Thames Street. Enjoy a beautiful afternoon on Prudence Island and look for winter wildlife. Make a few stops around the island, including the south end, which is home to a large wintering population of harbor seals. Learn about the natural history of seals while viewing them from the shoreline (or the comfort of a heated van!). Keep an eye out for the many species of ducks and waterfowl that spend the winter here. Members: $8/adult, $4/child; Non-members: $12/adult, $8/child; ferry ticket not included; ages 8+. Pre-registration required. (401) 949-5454 x3041; programs@asri.org; www.asri.org.

March 9, 2019

Mystery at the Museum: Kiss of Death, Newport

7:00pm–9:00pm. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. It's 1890 and you're invited to the engagement party for John Jacob "Jack" Astor IV, heir to the Astor family fortune. Jack's mother, "the" Mrs. Astor, has selected three of the finest debutantes as candidates for her only son. Who will win the heart and purse strings of the wealthiest bachelor in Newport society? Itís all fun and games until Jack's bride-to-be is revealed, when the gloves come off, and a murderer takes the ring... Search the galleries for clues, question the suspects, and help solve the crime before the evening ends. All's fair in love, war, and arranged marriages. (401) 324-9436; www.newportartmuseum.org; Tickets.

Winter Wildlife on Prudence Island, Bristol

9:45am–4:45pm. Bristol Ferry Landing, Thames Street. Join an all-day adventure and explore beautiful Prudence Island. Traverse the island in a passenger van making several stops along the way to look for a variety of birds in protected ponds and coves. We expect to see grebes, eiders, mergansers, and much more. In the afternoon, we'll shift gears and seek out our resident harbor seals, often visible close to shore on the island's southern tip. Members: $10/adult, $5/child; Non-members: $14/adult, $7/child; ferry ticket not included; ages 12+. Bring a lunch. Pre-registration required. (401) 949-5454 x3041; programs@asri.org; www.asri.org.

March 9-10, 2019

Newport Seal Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a one hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $17; non-members, $22; reservations recommended. See website for times. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

March 10, 2019

Valley Talk, Woonsocket

Begins at 1:30pm. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. Writer and historical reenactor Paul Bourget will explain why the battles fought in 1864 were pivotal to the outcome of the American Civil War. Free; seating is limited. (401) 769-9675; aconway@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

Our Town Johnston, Johnston

Begins at 2:00pm. Elijah Angell House, 101 Putnam Pike. If you missed the showings of RIPBS's documentary on our town, here's another chance. We'll be showing the 60-minute film at our Museum Barn, and some of the "stars" will be on hand to answer any questions you may have! Microwave popcorn and Yacht Club Soda will be available for your enjoyment. (401) 231-3380; history@jhs.necoxmail.com; www.johnstonhistorical.org.

March 14, 2019

Beyond the Wrecking Ball: Historic Preservation's Coming of Age, Newport

Begins at 11:00am. Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue. What do utility lines, stone walls, and streetscapes have in common? They are critical, if sometimes overlooked, aspects of the built environment at the intersection of preservation and conservation. Learn about recent and ongoing advocacy campaigns undertaken by the Preservation Society, and about how expanding the definition of preservation can support a more scenic, economically viable Newport County. Kaity Ryan, Society Deputy Chief of Staff, presents. Members, $10; non-members, $15; advanced ticket purchase required. (401) 847-1000 x178; emarchi@newportmansions.org; www.newportmansions.org.

John Clarke's World, Newport

5:30pm–6:30pm. Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro Street. Cherry Fletcher Bamberg, Rhode Island author, has co-written a book with Judith Crandall Harbold which was released in 2018 by the Rhode Island Genealogical Society. John Clarke, one of the founders of Rhode Island, lived in a world very different from ours, a world of wonders, of religious explanations for natural and social events, of new beginnings and profound dislocation in his native country. This book talk by Cherry Fletcher Bamberg will explore John Clarke's connections as well as the settings of his life: the village in which he grew up, the towns he helped to found in Rhode Island, and the vast metropolis of London in which he won the Rhode Island Charter of 1663. Against the passionate opposition of Rhode Island's neighbors, John Clarke's championship of toleration of religion helped to make it one of America's core principles. Reservations recommended. (401) 846-0813 x110; mdelaire@newporthistory.org; www.newporthistory.org.

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. (401) 935-8591; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

March 16, 2019

Mystery at the Museum: Kiss of Death, Newport

7:00pm–9:00pm. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. It's 1890 and you're invited to the engagement party for John Jacob "Jack" Astor IV, heir to the Astor family fortune. Jack's mother, "the" Mrs. Astor, has selected three of the finest debutantes as candidates for her only son. Who will win the heart and purse strings of the wealthiest bachelor in Newport society? Itís all fun and games until Jack's bride-to-be is revealed, when the gloves come off, and a murderer takes the ring... Search the galleries for clues, question the suspects, and help solve the crime before the evening ends. All's fair in love, war, and arranged marriages. (401) 324-9436; www.newportartmuseum.org; Tickets.

63rd Annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade, Newport

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

March 17, 2019

St. Paddy's Day Splash, Jamestown

10:00am–1:00pm. East Ferry Square. Formerly known as the the First Day Plunge. Come out and kick off Spring with a jump into the freezing cold waters of Narragansett Bay with your friends and family. Enjoy the warm fire pits while listening to live music by The Next Stop Band. Splash at noon. Proceeds benefit local non-profits. Facebook.

Celebrating Women, Warwick

12:00pm–3:00pm. Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum, 4157 Post Road. View our exhibit celebrating incredible women. Admission charged. (401) 884-9490; www.cloudshill.org.

Newport Seal Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a one hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $17; non-members, $22; reservations recommended. See website for times. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

March 19, 2019

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

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

March 21, 2019

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.org.

March 23-24, 2019

Newport Seal Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a one hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $17; non-members, $22; reservations recommended. See website for times. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

March 24, 2019

Salute to Spring/Bonjour Printemps Celebration!, Woonsocket

1:30pm–5:00pm. Museum of Work and Culture, 42 South Main Street. Celebrate the first day of Spring with live ethnic and cultural entertainment; music and dancers, food tastings, and special museum related events. Adults, $20; children, $10; under age 3, free; purchase tickets in advance. (401) 769-9675; mowc@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

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

Celebrating Women, Warwick

12:00pm–3:00pm. Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum, 4157 Post Road. View our exhibit celebrating incredible women. Admission charged. (401) 884-9490; www.cloudshill.org.

March 27, 2019

Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Johnston

Begins at 7:00pm. Johnston Historical Society, 101 Putnam Pike. Steve Merolla will give a presentation on the King Cemetery, final resting place of the only Rhode Island Governor from Johnston, Samuel Ward King. Free. (401) 231-3380; history@jhs.necoxmail.com; www.johnstonhistorical.org.

March 28, 2019

Undressing History: Active Pursuits, Women's Sportswear circa 1900, Newport

5:30pm–6:30pm. Colony House, Washington Square. Join Quinn Burgess for a look at the clothing women wore to participate in sports and athletic activities during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The presentation will take an active approach as Quinn dresses in reproduction historical sportswear from 1885 to 1925, including ensembles for tennis, ice skating, bicycling, croquet, and swimming. She will discuss the cultural context of women's participation in athletic activities during this time as well as the garments themselves: how they functioned while being worn for active pursuits, what they were made from, and how the silhouettes compared to non-sports clothing. All of the garments shown and discussed will be available to touch and look at in detail at the close of the presentation. Free; Register. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistory.org.

March 30-31, 2019

Newport Seal Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a one hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $17; non-members, $22; reservations recommended. See website for times. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

March 31, 2019

2019 Winter Speaker Series: Waves of Blue, Waves of Green, Narragansett

1:00pm–3:00pm. Maury Loontjens Memorial Library, 36 Kingstown Road. Presented by Narrow River Preservation Association, Southern Rhode Island Site Manager at Historic New England, Jane Hennedy will focus on Casey Farm which has produced fresh fruits and vegetable for generations and hosts the popular Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and a seasonal farmers' market for locally produced goods. Free and open to the public; space limited; required registration opens Sunday, February 24. (401) 783-5344; info@onpettaquamscutt.org; narlib.org; onpettaquamscutt.org.

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

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

Rhode Island Postcard Club meeting, North Providence

9:00am–2:00pm. Knights of Columbus Hall, 15 Bassett Street. Members meet to socialize, buy and sell.

April 1-30, 2019

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.

April 4, 2019

Theophilus North: Thornton Wilder's Love Letter to Newport, Newport

5:30pm–7:30pm. Colony House, Washington Square. The Newport Historical Society and the Thornton Wilder Family invite you to free readings of Wilder's novels and letters, panel discussion, and reception to celebrate the reissue of Wilder's novel Theophilus North. All those in attendance will receive a complimentary copy of the novel with an all-new afterword by Thornton Wilder's nephew and literary executor, Tappan Wilder, who will also take part in the event. Free; Register. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistory.org.

April 5-14, 2019

Newport Restaurant Week Spring, Bristol and Newport Counties

Various venues. A three-course meal from some of the finest area restaurants without breaking the bank! From a steaming cup of chowder overlooking the harbor to fine dining in romantic restaurants, Newport County restaurants offer an array of creative menus. $16 for a three-course lunch and $35 for a three-course dinner. (401) 845-9110; jbailey@gonewport.com; www.discovernewport.org.

April 6, 2019

34th Annual Rhode Island Statewide Historic Preservation Conference, East Providence

8:45am–6:00pm. Various venues. Explore the architecture and history of leisure in Rhode Island. Our host community is a longtime leisure destination known for its historic amusement parks, country clubs, waterfront resorts, ballfields, and extensive bike trails. Register in advance. ripresconf@gmail.com; www.preservationconferenceri.com.

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

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

April 6-7, 2019

Newport Seal Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a one hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $17; non-members, $22; reservations recommended. See website for times. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

April 7, 2019

Tea in the Style of Downton Abbey, Warwick

Begins at 1:00pm. Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum, 4157 Post Road. Enjoy tea in the parlor and then view the Textiles exhibit. $35; prepaid reservation required. (401) 884-9490; www.cloudshill.org.

April 11, 2019

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) 935-8591; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

April 12-25, 2019

Newport Seal Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a one hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $17; non-members, $22; reservations recommended. See website for times. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

April 13, 2019

Rhode Island Spring Festival and Easter Parade, West Warwick

12:00pm–4:00pm. West Warwick Civic Center, 100 Factory Street. Shop for Easter, Mother's Day, and Spring! Join the fun Easter Family Parade with the Easter Bunny. Kids can dress up and participate in the Little Miss and Little Mr. Spring Festival Rhode Island pageant (ages 2 and under, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-9; $5 entry fee). Each child will receive an Easter basket. Parade at 12:30, pageant 1-2pm. (401) 767-7674; www.bridalshowsbykelly.com.

April 13-14, 2019

Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours, Newport

10:00am–12:00pm. Bowen's Wharf, 18 Market Square. Embark on a two hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. This includes a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $37; non-members, $47; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

April 13-21, 2019

6th Annual Newport Daffodil Days Festival, Newport

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

April 18, 2019

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.org.

Redd's Pond Boatworks: Story of the Dragon, Bristol

Begins at 6:00pm. Herreshoff Marine Museum, 1 Burnside Street. Dragon is a near replica of the 1882 Herreshoff steam launch #94, built in 2017 by Redd's Pond Boatworks in Marblehead, Massachusetts, and recently donated to HMM. Come for the historical design of this unique vessel and stay for the tale of how an original engine survived over a century to find its way back to sea again. Doug Park, owner of Redd's Pond Boatworks, presents. Reception at 6pm; lecture at 7pm. Members, $15; non-members, $20. (401) 253-5000; info@herreshoff.org; www.herreshoff.org.

April 19-21, 2019

Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours, Newport

11:00am–1:00pm. Bowen's Wharf, 18 Market Square. Embark on a two hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. This includes a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $37; non-members, $47; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

April 20, 2019

Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch, Newport

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

April 21, 2019

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

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

April 24, 2019

Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Johnston

Begins at 7:00pm. Johnston Historical Society, 101 Putnam Pike. Our speaker will be local writer and historian Jim Ignasher. Topic TBD. Free. (401) 231-3380; history@jhs.necoxmail.com; www.johnstonhistorical.org.

April 27-28, 2019

Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours, Newport

10:00am–12:00pm. Bowen's Wharf, 18 Market Square. Embark on a two hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. This includes a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $37; non-members, $47; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

April 28, 2019

Rhode Island Postcard Club meeting, North Providence

9:00am–2:00pm. Knights of Columbus Hall, 15 Bassett Street. Members meet to socialize, buy and sell.

May 1-31, 2019

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

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

May 3, 2019

The Night Before the Derby, Warwick

Begins at 6:30pm. Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum, 4157 Post Road. Fundraising dinner for the Museum, prepared by Tom's Market Catering. $100 per person; pre-paid reservation required. (401) 884-9490; www.cloudshill.org.

May 4, 2019

Rhode Island Independence Day, Statewide

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

Derby Day Party, Bristol

4:00pm–8:00pm. Linden Place, 500 Hope Street. Can't make it to Churchill Downs this May 4th? You can still get in on the Derby action because Linden Place Mansion is off to the races! Dig out your derby hat and bring out the seersucker jackets as we bring the spirit of the Kentucky Derby to Bristol, Rhode Island! The ultimate derby watching experience, Linden Place celebrates Kentucky Derby Day in true Colt family fashion with mint juleps, live music, great food, live streaming of the 145th annual Kentucky Derby, live and silent auction, and more. With prizes for best dressed, biggest hat, best dressed couple, and more, this fundraiser for Linden Place Mansion is not to be missed! Members, $65; non-members, $75; reservations required. (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

Open House Saturday, Wickford, North Kingstown

10:00am–4:00pm. Smith's Castle, 55 Richard Smith Drive. Welcoming the community to the 2019 season! Activities include tours of the house museum, trails and gardens. Demonstratuons including hearth cooking, butter making, and tool making. Bake sale, gift shop, and entertainment. Donations greatly appreciated. (401) 294-3521; www.smithscastle.org.

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

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

May 5, 2019

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

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

37th Annual Birds and Breakfast, Middletown

7:30am–11:00am. Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road. Treat yourself to a seasonal gourmet breakfast, with sweeping views over Paradise Valley and Rhode Island Sound. Chef Rich Silvia from The White Horse Tavern will prepare a scrumptious breakfast buffet, with organically grown ingredients donated by local farmers and markets. Explore the hiking trails on a guided bird walk with expert naturalists. Children of all ages can learn spring-themed nature crafts and enjoy live animal presentations, including animal ambassador Hunter, the red-tailed hawk! Adults, $30; children 3-12, $10; under 3, free. (401) 846-2577; www.normanbirdsanctuary.or.

May 7, 2019

The Mysterious Wives of John Clarke, Portsmouth

6:30pm–7:30pm. Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road. While John Clarke is well known, his wives are very much in his shadow. Find out more about the women behind the man in this fascinating examination from author Cherry Fletcher Bamberg. Free; space limited; reservations requested. (401) 683-9457; porlibadult@gmail.com; portsmouthlibrary.org.

May 9, 2019

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) 935-8591; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

May 10-12, 2019

Misquamicut SpringFest, Misquamicut, Westerly

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

May 16, 2019

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.org.

Setting Sail In America: The Remarkable Story of Herreshoff S Class Sailboats, Bristol

Begins at 6:00pm. Herreshoff Marine Museum, 1 Burnside Street. 2019 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Herreshoff S Class design. The first owners of the S Class boats were remarkable leaders of industry in the United States, and their stories are as intriguing as the boats are beautiful. Setting Sail in America is an homage to the Class, and takes the reader on a compelling journey through the history of the S boat—a journey that visits milestones in American society, politics, business, and social life. The Herreshoff S Class is the oldest American one-design fleet still racing the original boats, with active fleets in Cape Cod, Long Island Sound, and Narragansett Bay. Lifelong sailors Alen and Cory Silken talk about their book. Reception at 6pm; lecture at 7pm. Members, $15; non-members, $20. (401) 253-5000; info@herreshoff.org; www.herreshoff.org.

May 19, 2019

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

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

May 25, 2019

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

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

May 26, 2019

Rhode Island Postcard Club meeting, North Providence

9:00am–2:00pm. Knights of Columbus Hall, 15 Bassett Street. Members meet to socialize, buy and sell.

May 27, 2019

Memorial Day Parade, Westerly

9:30am–12:00pm. Parade steps off from Pawcatuck Shopping Center, West Broad Street in Connecticut, then on to Westerly's High Street and Wilcox Park. This parade is one of the oldest parade celebrations in the country. It was started after the Civil War when General Logan decreed the day to be set aside to remember our fallen soldiers. (401) 596-0837; www.oceanchamber.org.

May 29, 2019

Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Johnston

Begins at 7:00pm. Johnston Historical Society, 101 Putnam Pike. Grayce Moorehead, Associate Director of the Mohr Memorial Library, will give a presentation on genealogy. Free. (401) 231-3380; history@jhs.necoxmail.com; www.johnstonhistorical.org.

June 1, 2019

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

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

June 1-30, 2019

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

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

June 2, 2019

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

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

June 19, 2019

Taste of the Bay, Providence

7:00pm–9:00pm. Save the Bay Center, 100 Save the Bay Drive, Fields Point, off Allens Avenue. Join us in a Bayside celebration of the flavors, sights, and sounds of Narragansett Bay. Enjoy a delicious sampling of locally-grown, harvested, and prepared food and drinks from local chefs, shell-fisherman, bakeries, breweries, wineries, and more, while taking in beautiful scenery and live music! This fund raising event provides critical support for Save The Bay's advocacy, restoration, and education efforts. $40 per person. (401) 272-3540 x140; ldanielsen@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

June 13, 2019

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) 935-8591; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

June 15, 2019

Strawberry Festival, Wickford, North Kingstown

12:00pm–4:00pm. Smith's Castle, 155 Richard Smith Drive (off Route 1). Savor Smith Castle's celebrated strawberry shortcake and pay homage to the humble wild strawberry—a favorite of the early colonists and the native Narragansett. Enjoy a day filled with family entertainment. Raindate: June 16. (401) 294-3521; smithscastle@earthlink.net; www.smithscastle.org.

June 18, 2019

17th Annual Rochambeau Strawberry Biscuit Tea, Cranston

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

June 20, 2019

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.org.

June 23, 2019

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

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

June 26, 2019

Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Johnston

Begins at 7:00pm. Johnston Historical Society, 101 Putnam Pike. Robert A. Geake, board member and archivist at the Warwick Historical Society, will give a talk on a topic TBD. Free. (401) 231-3380; history@jhs.necoxmail.com; www.johnstonhistorical.org.

June 29, 2019

Time Capsule Opening, Westerly

10:00am–11:30am. Wilcox Park band stand, High Street at Broad Street. A time capsule was buried in 1969 commemorating the 300th anniversary of the Town of Westerly. 2019 marks the 350th anniversary of our town. Come and see for yourself what surprises and relics have been hidden for fifty years. A few citizens that were in attendance at the 1969 installation will be present and responsible for the ceremonial opening of this treasure.

Boat Tour of Green Jacket Shoal, Providence

10:00am–11:00am. Providence River Boat Company, 525 South Water Street. Join us as we welcome University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography Marine Archaeologist David Robinson back again for a 60-minute exploration of the Providence waterways and Green Jacket Shoal. Here, David has found the remains of a historical floating dry dock and twenty-six wooden-hulled vessels, deemed "Rhode Island's largest ship graveyard" and a reminder of the industrial fervor that transformed Providence into a thriving commercial waterfront. David's lecture on, and experience with, Green Jacket Shoal is fascinating and we are thrilled to welcome him aboard again this season! We sold out quickly last year, so reserve your seats soon! Light refreshments will be served. Tickets $20-$35. www.providenceriverboat.com.

June 29-30, 2019

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

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

July 3, 2019

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

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

July 6, 2019

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

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

July 7-20, 2019

Providence Restaurant Weeks, Providence

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

July 10, 2019

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

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

July 11, 2019

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) 935-8591; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

July 13, 2019

Celebrating our Nation's Birth-Remembering the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Ball, Warwick

Begins at 6:30pm. Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum, 4157 Post Road. Fundraising dinner for the Museum, prepared by Tom's Market Catering. $100 per person; pre-paid reservation required. (401) 884-9490; www.cloudshill.org.

July 17, 2019

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

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

July 18, 2019

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.org.

July 24, 2019

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

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

July 26-28, 2019

60th Annual Newport Folk Festival, Newport

10:00am–7:00pm. Fort Adams State Park, Ocean Drive. Celebrate six decades of folk music in Newport with the best and brightest of the folk pantheon. newportfolkfest@gmail.com; www.newportfolk.org.

July 31, 2019

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

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

August 2-4, 2019

65th 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) 848-5055; jazz@newportjazzfest.org; www.newportjazzfest.org.

August 3, 2019

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

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

August 7, 2019

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

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

August 8, 2019

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) 935-8591; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

August 12, 2019

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, 2019

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

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

August 15, 2019

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.org.

August 21, 2019

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

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

August 28, 2019

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

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

September 7, 2019

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

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

September 7-8, 2019

8th Annual Rhode Island Seafood Festival, Providence

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. Admission charged. https://www.grandfestivals.com; Tickets.

September 12, 2019

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) 935-8591; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

September 13-15, 2019

Misquamicut FallFest, Misquamicut, Westerly

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

September 19, 2019

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.org.

September 19-20, 2019

Newport Mansions Food and Wine Festival, Newport

The Elms, Rosecliff, and Marble House. Two-day Grand Tasting with hundreds of wines under the big tents on the lawn of Marble House; celebrity chef appearances and cooking demonstrations by national, regional, and local chefs; educational seminars with leading food and wine experts; Wine and Rosecliff Gala; The Vintner Dinner At Rosecliff; Sunday Jazz Brunch on the Marble House Terrace; Newport After Dark party; free parking and shuttle transportation. https://www.newportmansions.org/events/wine-and-food-festival

September 28, 2019

7th Annual Harvest Dinner, Warwick

Begins at 5:00pm. Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum, 4157 Post Road. Under a tent on the south lawn, we gather to celebrate the harvest with a dinner prepared by Tom's Market Catering. $100 per person; pre-paid reservation required. (401) 884-9490; www.cloudshill.org.

Boat Tour of Green Jacket Shoal, Providence

1:00pm–2:00pm. Providence River Boat Company, 525 South Water Street. Join us as we welcome University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography Marine Archaeologist David Robinson back again for a 60-minute exploration of the Providence waterways and Green Jacket Shoal. Here, David has found the remains of a historical floating dry dock and twenty-six wooden-hulled vessels, deemed "Rhode Island's largest ship graveyard" and a reminder of the industrial fervor that transformed Providence into a thriving commercial waterfront. David's lecture on, and experience with, Green Jacket Shoal is fascinating and we are thrilled to welcome him aboard again this season! We sold out quickly last year, so reserve your seats soon! Light refreshments will be served. Tickets $20-$35. www.providenceriverboat.com.

September 29, 2019

Rhode Island Postcard Club meeting, North Providence

9:00am–2:00pm. Knights of Columbus Hall, 15 Bassett Street. Members meet to socialize, buy and sell.

October 5, 2019

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

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

October 10, 2019

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) 935-8591; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

October 12-14, 2019

53rd Annual Scituate Art Festival, North Scituate, Scituate

10:00am–5:00pm. Village Green, Route 116. 300+ artists and craftspeople, thirty antiques dealers, arts and crafts raffle, musical entertainement, regional and ethnic foods. (401) 647-0057; www.scituateartfestival.org.

October 17, 2019

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.org.

October 19, 2019

22nd Annual Guy Fawkes Bonfire Night, Misquamicut, Westerly

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

Harvest Festival: Dairy Days!, Wickford, North Kingstown

12:00pm–4:00pm. Smith's Castle, 55 Richard Smith Drive. Come learn about Smith's Castle during its days as a dairy operation. Children's games, music, the bounty of the harvest. All this and apple crisp, too! Relax and enjoy a fine autumn day! Admission charged. Rain date: October 20. (401) 294-3521; smithscastle55@gmail.com; www.smithscastle.org.

October 26, 2019

Game Dinner, Warwick

Begins at 6:30pm. Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum, 4157 Post Road. Fundraising dinner for the Museum, prepared by Tom's Market Catering. $150 per person; pre-paid reservation required. (401) 884-9490; www.cloudshill.org.

October 27, 2019

Rhode Island Postcard Club meeting, North Providence

9:00am–4:00pm. Knights of Columbus Hall, 15 Bassett Street. Members meet to socialize, buy and sell. This date is also the club's annual Post Card Show, so there'll be additional vendors on hand. Admission donation, $4.

November 2, 2019

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

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

Who Done It? An Evening of Clues, Warwick

5:00pm–8:00pm. Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum, 4157 Post Road. View the scenarios, decipher the clues, and take your best guess... Guess right and you could win! $5 per person; $20 per family; reservations suggested. (401) 884-9490; www.cloudshill.org.

November 14, 2019

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) 935-8591; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

November 21, 2019

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.org.

November 24, 2019

Rhode Island Postcard Club meeting, North Providence

9:00am–2:00pm. Knights of Columbus Hall, 15 Bassett Street. Members meet to socialize, buy and sell.

December 1, 2019

Holiday House Tea, Warwick

Begins at 2:00pm. Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum, 4157 Post Road. Enjoy tea in the parlor decorated for the season. Following your tea, view our "Step Into the Holidays" exhibit. $35; space is limited, reservations suggested. (401) 884-9490; www.cloudshill.org.

December 7, 2019

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

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

A Victorian Christmas Dinner, Warwick

Begins at 6:30pm. Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum, 4157 Post Road. Fundraising dinner for the Museum, prepared by Tom's Market Catering. $150 per person; pre-paid reservation required. (401) 884-9490; www.cloudshill.org.

December 7-8, 2019

Christmas at the Castle, Wickford, North Kingstown

12:00pm–4:00pm. Smith's Castle, 55 Richard Smith Drive, (off Route 1). The aroma of baked treats will fill Smith's Castle along with the spices of mulled cider and the scents of the season. Enjoy some cider, good conversation, and the music of the season. Admission charged. (401) 294-3521; www.smithscastle.org.

December 8, 2019

Step Into the Holidays, Warwick

1:00pm–4:00pm. Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum, 4157 Post Road. Join family, guests, and staff as they celebrate the holiday season. Stroll through twelve rooms of holiday splendor; different decorations each year. Cider and cookies, too! Exhibit runs December 8-27. Admission charged. (401) 884-9490; www.cloudshill.org.

December 12, 2019

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) 935-8591; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

December 14-15, 2019

Step Into the Holidays, Warwick

1:00pm–4:00pm. Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum, 4157 Post Road. Join family, guests, and staff as they celebrate the holiday season. Stroll through twelve rooms of holiday splendor; different decorations each year. Cider and cookies, too! Exhibit runs December 8-27. Admission charged. (401) 884-9490; www.cloudshill.org.

December 21, 2019

Step Into the Holidays, Warwick

1:00pm–4:00pm. Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum, 4157 Post Road. Join family, guests, and staff as they celebrate the holiday season. Stroll through twelve rooms of holiday splendor; different decorations each year. Cider and cookies, too! Exhibit runs December 8-27. Admission charged. (401) 884-9490; www.cloudshill.org.

December 29, 2019

Rhode Island Postcard Club meeting, North Providence

9:00am–2:00pm. Knights of Columbus Hall, 15 Bassett Street. Members meet to socialize, buy and sell.

January 4, 2020

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

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

February 1, 2020

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

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

March 7, 2020

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

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

March 19, 2020

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

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

April 4, 2020

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

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

May 2, 2020

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

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

May 4, 2020

Rhode Island Independence Day, Statewide

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

June 6, 2020

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

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

June 18, 2020

18th Annual Rochambeau Strawberry Biscuit Tea, Cranston

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

July 4, 2020

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

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

August 1, 2020

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

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

August 10, 2020

Victory Day, Statewide

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

September 5, 2020

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

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

October 3, 2020

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

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

November 7, 2020

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

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

December 5, 2020

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

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

March 19, 2021

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

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

May 4, 2021

Rhode Island Independence Day, Statewide

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

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