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January 1-December 31, 2016

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.

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.

June 17-October 10, 2016

Jane: Heir to the Stuart Genius, Saunderstown, North Kingstown

10:00am–4:00pm. Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum, 815 Gibert Stuart Road. Discover the art of Jane Stuart. Original works have been brought together from throughout New England for an exhibition at the birthplace of her father, Gilbert Stuart. Opening reception, June 17, 5-7pm. (401) 294-3001; info@gilbertstuartmuseum.org; www.gilbertstuartmuseum.com.

August 1-31, 2016

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

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

Benefit Street: A Mile of History Walking Tour, Providence

Begins at 11:00am. Tuesdays thru Saturdays. John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. A guide from the Rhode Island Historical Society will introduce the people, the places, the changing fortunes, and the amazing stories of Benefit Street, Providence's famed "mile of history." Adults, $15; seniors, $12; RIHS members and students, $10; children 8 and under, free. (401) 273-7507 x360; jwilson@rihs.org; Rhode Island Historical Society.

August 26-September 25, 2016

18th 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.

August 27, 2016

Sampler ID Days, Narragansett

10:00am–4:00pm. South County Museum, 115 Strathmore Street. The South County Sampler Initiative is collaborating with the Sampler Archive Project to locate, photograph, document, interpret and celebrate Rhode Island's historic needlework samplers and related girlhood embroideries. During Sampler ID Days the public is invited to bring their antique American samplers and other schoolgirl embroideries to be documented. Morning: appointments only; afternoon: appointments and drop ins. Appointments are required for anyone bringing three or more samplers. (401) 932-9772; risampler@outlook.com.

Pomham Rocks Lighthouse Tours, Providence

9:00am–2:00pm. Providence River Boat Company, 575 South Water Street. Enjoy the rich, historical sights of the upper reaches of Narragansett Bay and the Providence Harbor! Our two hour, narrated tours of the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier, the Providence Industrial Harbor, and the Pomham Rocks Lighthouse feature David Kelleher, a Friends of Pomham Rocks and American Lighthouse Foundation member, who will provide expert narration throughout the tour, including a walking tour of the grounds. A catered boxed meal/snack, to enjoy while aboard the boat or on the lighthouse grounds, is included. $45 per person; tours at 9am, 12:30pm, and 2pm. (401) 580-BOAT; www.providenceriverboat.com.

Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane. Rich folks have been playing and watching polo on Aquidneck Island since the 1880s. You can watch, too, even if you're not rich. Exhibition matches start at 5pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Gates open at 1pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. (401) 847-7090; agnes@nptpolo.com; www.nptpolo.com5.

Naval Impressment: a 1765 Reenactment in Colonial Newport , Newport

1:00pm–5:00pm. Washington Square, Perotti Park, and Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House. In June 1765, members of the Royal Navy from HMS Maidstone impressed sailors into service from the area that is today Washington Square. In reaction to this incident, citizens stole Maidstone's longboat and set it on fire. This incident prompted many men to participate in the Stamp Act riots in August 1765. "Step back in time" to the summer of 1765 during this free event. Dozens of costumed interpreters will illustrate a naval press gang incident and show life in a colonial seaport. Children's activities will be available along with a family scavenger hunt. Purchase a handmade reproduction tankard for $25 and enjoy a free fill of apple cider at each of the three locations where the event takes place. Pre-order by calling, or purchase at Brick Market: Museum and Shop the day of the program. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistory.org.

August 27-28, 2016

S.A.M.FEST: Slater's Art and Manufacture Festival, Pawtucket

11:00am–5:00pm. Slater Mill Historic Site, 67 Roosevelt Avenue. S.A.M.FEST celebrates the innovative spirit in the arts, manufacture, and creative enterprise of all kinds—art and design, artisan manufacture, music and film—at the place "where innovation starts," the iconic Slater Mill. Free admission. (401) 725-8638 x106; edavis@slatermill.org; www.slatermill.org.

August 28, 2016

Miantonomi Exploration Days, Newport

11:00am–2:00pm. Miantonomi Memorial Park, Hillside Avenue. Miantonomi Tower, built in 1929, is open for your exploration, offering a rare view of Newport and Narragansett Bay. Visitors are encouraged to take their picture while enjoying their day at Miantonomi and share to social media using the hashtag #nptexplorationdays. Those who do share their picture will get the opportunity to be featured on the City of Newport's Instagram. engagenewport.com.

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:00pm. 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. $50. (401) 273-2652; info@federalhilltours.com; http://federalhilltours.com.

August 29, 2016

Monday Night Carousel Cruise Car Show, Providence

4:00pm–7:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Marvel at classic and antique cars owned and maintained by local enthusiasts. Classic car owners interested in participating can come any time during the event to display their cars for free; no fee or preregistration required. For a nominal fee you can also ride the carousel, enjoy pony rides, or play in the bounce house.

August 31, 2016

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.

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. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

September 1, 2016

Enjoy a Summer Sunset at Neutaconkanut, Providence

6:00pm–9:00pm. Park parking lot, 120 Killingly Street. Enjoy a summer afternoon sunset at the Hill as part of the Blackstone Heritage Corridor's GO! month of September filled with free, guided walks, tours, hikes, bike rides and paddles. We'll show you all the best views and even teach you how to say 'Neutaconkanut'. Discover where Roger Williams stood as the boundaries of the Providence settlement were pointed out to him. Two-mile hike on hilly terrain; sturdy walking shoes and insect repellent recommended. (401) 719-1482; susan@nhill.org; www.nhill.org.

September 1-30, 2016

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

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

Benefit Street: A Mile of History Walking Tour, Providence

Begins at 11:00am. Tuesdays thru Saturdays. John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. A guide from the Rhode Island Historical Society will introduce the people, the places, the changing fortunes, and the amazing stories of Benefit Street, Providence's famed "mile of history." Adults, $15; seniors, $12; RIHS members and students, $10; children 8 and under, free. (401) 273-7507 x360; jwilson@rihs.org; Rhode Island Historical Society.

September 2, 2016

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

September 2-4, 2016

19th 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. Featuring two huge dance floors, four music stages, dance lessons, food vendors, kids activities, evening dances, instrument instruction, and more! (401) 783-3926; office@rhythmandroots.com; www.rhythmandroots.com.

September 3, 2016

17th 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. Raindate: September 6. (401) 724-2200; info@tourblackstone.com; www.dragonboatri.com.

Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane. Rich folks have been playing and watching polo on Aquidneck Island since the 1880s. You can watch, too, even if you're not rich. Exhibition matches start at 5pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Gates open at 1pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. (401) 847-7090; agnes@nptpolo.com; www.nptpolo.com5.

22nd Annual Lions Club Clambake, Block Island

1:00pm–4:00pm. The Narragansett Inn, 1 Ocean Avenue. Join the Block Island Lions Club for this fantastic annual dinner. Live music, a beautiful location and relaxing atmosphere round out the day. There are two food options; a lobster clambake for $40, or a BBQ dinner for $20. Tickets go on sale at noon. Facebook.

September 4, 2016

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:00pm. 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. $50. (401) 273-2652; info@federalhilltours.com; http://federalhilltours.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.

September 6, 2016

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

10:30am–11:30am. 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.

September 7, 2016

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. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

September 8, 2016

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 9, 2016

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

September 9-11, 2016

31st Annual Cranston Greek Festival, Cranston

Friday, 5-10pm; Saturday, 12-10pm; Sunday, 12-9pm. Church of the Annunciation, 175 Oakawn Avenue. Greek food, pastry, dancing, gift items, books, icons, Church tours, and children's activities. Rain or shine. (401) 942-4188; www.annunciationri.org.

September 10, 2016

Celtic Rock Festival , Providence

Begins at 2:00pm. Alex and Ani City Center. A full day of continuous progressive Celtic music. The shenanigans include some of your favorite Irish marketplace vendors, Irish pub fare, lively step dancers, and the distinctive pipe and drum bands. And oh yes, the Guinness will be flowing! (401) 846-1600; www.newportwaterfrontevents.com.

Champion Trees of Wilcox Park, Westerly

Begins at 10:00am. Wilcox Park, meet at the fountain by the Library, 44 Broad Street. Learn about big trees and see the champions of Wilcox Park, in a ninety-minute tour led by URI Master Gardeners. (401) 596-2877; www.westerlylibrary.org.

Guided Paddle on Winnapaug Pond , Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 8:30am. Westerly Town Beach overflow parking lot, north side of Atlantic Ave. Salt Ponds Coalition invites you. View birds, shoreline habitat, and much more! Marine biologist Art Ganz will discuss the human and natural history of the pond. The paddle is free, but donations are gratefully accepted for the Abby Aukerman marine studies scholarship. Paddlers must wear a life jacket and supply their own equipment. The trip may be cancelled without notice due to dangerous or particularly unpleasant conditions. Raindate: Sunday, September 11. www.saltpondscoalition.org

Ultimate Lighthouse Tour, Providence

9:00am–4:00pm. Save the Bay Center, 100 Save The Bay Drive. On this seven-hour tour, you'll view about twenty active and inactive lighthouse sites in Narragansett Bay. Starting in Providence, we will motor down the West Passage to Newport and return home via the East Passage. A lunch stop at Rose Island will include a tour of the Rose Island Lighthouse and the grounds. Members $85; nonmembers, $100; space limited; reservations required. (401) 272-3540; rdatta@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

Tour the 'Superman Building', Providence

Begins at 7:30pm. The 'Superman Building,' 111 Westminster Street. The public is invited to join the Providence Preservation Society for a tour of the closed Industrial Trust Building. On WaterFire nights (July 23 and August 20) participants will be able to view the lighting from several stories up. Registration required. Eventbright.

34th Annual French Heritage Festival, Woonsocket

9:00am–3:00pm. River Island Park, 16 Bernon Street. Celebrate local ethnic and cultural heritage with a day-long authentic French open-air produce market, Franco-Canadian entertainment, arts and crafts, food, and Apple pie eating contest. Ranger-guided river tours aboard the Blackstone Valley Explorer will also be available, departing from Thundermist Dam at Market Square. (401) 769-9846; www.nrica.org.

History and Herb Hike, Saylesville, Lincoln

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

Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane. Rich folks have been playing and watching polo on Aquidneck Island since the 1880s. You can watch, too, even if you're not rich. Exhibition matches start at 5pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Gates open at 1pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. (401) 847-7090; agnes@nptpolo.com; www.nptpolo.com5.

Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

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

September 10-11, 2016

Slater Park Fall Festival, Pawtucket

11:00am–5:00pm. Slater Park, Armistice Boulevard. Family fun event for all ages! Visit Daggett Farm, ride the Looff Carousel, visit the Rhode Island Watercolor Society, and tour the historic Daggett House. An open air market features food, craft, exhibitions and performances. (401) 724-2200; www.pawtucketartsfestival.org.

52nd Annual Burrillville Arts and Crafts Festival, Harrisville, Burrillville

8:00am–5:00pm. Assembly grounds, Routes 107 and 98. Enjoy the historic atmosphere of Harrisville village at this annual art show, featuring local and regional artists and crafters with their works for show and sale. Includes food and live entertainment. Free, rain or shine. Park at High School on Route 107 for shuttle buses to site. Facebook.

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.

September 11, 2016

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:00pm. 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. $50. (401) 273-2652; info@federalhilltours.com; http://federalhilltours.com.

Beach Bake!, Westerly

The Windjammer, 321 Atlantic Avenue. Enjoy a clambake, games, music and dancing, and exciting raffles and auctions! You'll have a ball! $60; benefits the W.A.R.M. Shelter. (401) 596-9276; www.warmcenter.org.

September 14, 2016

No Braver Men: The Story of the First Rhode Island Regiment During the Revolutionary War, Saylesville, Lincoln

6:30pm–8:00pm. Saylesville Meeting House, 374 Great Road. Join authors Robert Geake and Loren Spears for an illustrated talk about the First Rhode Island Regiment, which served with the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Discover the history of the regiment, comprised of African Americans and Native Americans, from its inception to its disbandment. What happened to the soldiers who survived the war? What legacy did they leave behind? Reception and book signing to follow at Historic New England's Arnold House, 487 Great Road. HNE members, free; non-members, $5; registration recommended. (401) 728-9696; programinfo@historicnewengland.org; www.historicnewengland.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. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

September 15, 2016

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 15-18, 2016

46th Annual Newport International Boat Show , Newport

Begins at 10:00am. 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 16, 2016

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

Shanty Night at Coggeshall Farm, Bristol

6:30pm–8:00pm. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Pack up the family and a picnic dinner, bring your instruments and singing voices, and join us for an open sing around the campfire. Everyone is encouraged to share their favorite song and take a turn leading the singing. Members, free; non-members, $5. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

September 16-18, 2016

Misquamicut FallFest, Misquamicut, Westerly

Friday, 5-11pm; Saturday, 11am-11pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm. Misquamicut State Beach, Atlantic Avenue. World class carnival and amusements, international food court, petting zoo, games, international music headliners and more! Tickets, $7 per day; children under 4, free. www.misquamicutfestival.org.

September 17, 2016

Southern Bay Lighthouse Tour, Newport

Alofsin Piers, Fort Adams. Enjoy the rich, historical sights of the lower part of Narragansett Bay. With breathtaking views of the Newport Pell Bridge, Prudence Island, and historic Fort Adams, you'll view close to a dozen active and inactive lighthouse sites. Starting in Newport, this tour includes a stop at Rose Island and a tour of the Rose Island Lighthouse and grounds. You're permitted to climb up the tower to view the new Fresnel lens up close! Members $45; nonmembers, $55; space limited; reservations required. (401) 272-3540; rdatta@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

Come Clam with Me, Statewide

See website for locations and times. The Aquatic Resource Education program invites you to learn how to dig for clams, the equipment you need, and the management strategies that have kept Rhode Island's quahogging industry stable. Long time quahogger and educator, Jody King will be introducing people to the ins and outs of recreational clamming. Free; registration required. (401) 539-0019; kkimberly.sullivan@dem.ri.gov; www.dem.ri.gov.

10th Annual North Smithfield Great Pumpkin Festival, North Smithfield

11:00am–4:00pm. North Smithfield High School, 412 Greenville Road. Experience the start of the crisp autumn season with an always exciting family fun event! Celebrate everything pumpkin with contests, food vendors, live entertainment, and community organizations. Call Town Hall for information and tickets. (401) 767-2200; www.greatpumpkinfestival.org.

7th Annual Woony River Ride, Providence

Begins at 8:00am. Waterplace Park. The Woony Ride brings out families and avid cyclists from all over the region to enjoy the scenic greenway of the Woonasquatucket River, a historic asset to the state of Rhode Island. This fully supported ride ends with an after party at Waterplace Park with live music, food, and awesome prizes for fundraisers! The funds raised support expansion of the Greenway and youth programs. (401) 861-9046, ddemarinis@wrwc.org; www.wrwc.org/woonyride.php.

Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane. Rich folks have been playing and watching polo on Aquidneck Island since the 1880s. You can watch, too, even if you're not rich. Exhibition matches start at 5pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Gates open at 1pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. (401) 847-7090; agnes@nptpolo.com; www.nptpolo.com5.

September 17-18, 2016

43rd Annual Harvest Fair, Bristol

Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Enjoy a traditional New England autumn fair, complete with demonstrations of historic trades, hands-on children's crafts, unique local vendors, live music and entertainment, and traditional games and competitions. Wear your flashiest rain boots for our Muck Boot Fashion Show, test your endurance in the sawbucking competition, or perfect your aim in the watermelon seed spitting contest. Free with regular admission. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

29th Annual Apple Festival, Johnston

10:00am–6:00pm. Johnston Memorial Park, Hartford Avenue (Route 6). Festivities include arts and crafts vendors, rides, pony/train rides, face painting, apple pie contest, live music, entertainment, food, wellness fair, kids zone, and more! Free parking and admission. www.ncrichamber.com.

September 18, 2016

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:00pm. 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. $50. (401) 273-2652; info@federalhilltours.com; http://federalhilltours.com.

September 19, 2016

Glocester Heritage Society Meeting, Chepachet, Glocester

Begins at 7:00pm. Job Armstrong Store, 1181 Main Street. Meetings of the Glocester Heritage Society are held on the 3rd Monday of each month, except August and December. All are welcome! (401) 568-1866; www.glocesterheritagesociety.org.

September 20, 2016

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

10:30am–11:30am. 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.

September 21, 2016

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. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

September 23, 2016

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

September 24, 2016

Tour the 'Superman Building', Providence

Begins at 7:30pm. The 'Superman Building,' 111 Westminster Street. The public is invited to join the Providence Preservation Society for a tour of the closed Industrial Trust Building. On WaterFire nights (July 23 and August 20) participants will be able to view the lighting from several stories up. Registration required. Eventbright.

Northern Bay Lighthouse Tour, Providence

Save the Bay Center, 100 Save The Bay Drive. Enjoy the rich, historical sights of the upper reaches of Narragansett Bay and the Providence River. With breathtaking views of Gaspee Point, Hog Island, Prudence Island, and Conimicut Point, you'll view up to ten active and inactive lighthouse sites. Starting in Providence, this 3.5-hour tour includes a stop and a tour of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse. Members $45; nonmembers, $55; space limited; reservations required. (401) 272-3540; rdatta@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

Public Tour Day at Hearthside Mansion, Lincoln

11:00am–4:00pm. 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.

Great Road Open House, Saylesville, Lincoln

11:00am–5:00pm. Arnold House, 487 Great Road. Six historic sites along seventeenth-century Great Road (Route 123) host special tours and displays: Arnold House, Blackstone Valley Historical Society, Hannaway Blacksmith Shop, Hearthside, Saylesville Meeting House, and Valentine Whitman Jr. House. Tour the sites, explore the area, and discover how local residents and visitors lived and worked from the seventeenth century through the twentieth century. Free. (401) 728-9696; programinfo@historicnewengland.org; www.historicnewengland.org.

Newport International Polo Series, Portsmouth

Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane. Rich folks have been playing and watching polo on Aquidneck Island since the 1880s. You can watch, too, even if you're not rich. Exhibition matches start at 5pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. Gates open at 1pm, JuneľAugust; 4pm, September. (401) 847-7090; agnes@nptpolo.com; www.nptpolo.com5.

WaterFire, Providence

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

September 25, 2016

Federal Hill Culinary and History Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:00pm. 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. $50. (401) 273-2652; info@federalhilltours.com; http://federalhilltours.com.

September 28, 2016

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. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

September 30, 2016

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

September 30-October 1, 2016

Haunted Tunnel at Slater Park, Pawtucket

Slater Park, Armistice Boulevard. Enjoy a safe and family fun adventure through the Haunted Halloween tunnel. (401) 728-0500 x251; www.pawtucketri.com.

October 1, 2016

Ultimate Lighthouse Tour, Providence

9:00am–4:00pm. Save the Bay Center, 100 Save The Bay Drive. On this seven-hour tour, you'll view about twenty active and inactive lighthouse sites in Narragansett Bay. Starting in Providence, we will motor down the West Passage to Newport and return home via the East Passage. A lunch stop at Rose Island will include a tour of the Rose Island Lighthouse and the grounds. Members $85; nonmembers, $100; space limited; reservations required. (401) 272-3540; rdatta@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

History and Herb Hike, Saunderstown, North Kingstown

10:00am–11:30am. Casey Farm, 2325 Boston Neck Road. Join Historic New England and a professional herbalist for a walk through Casey Farm and its beautiful, wooded trails. Discover the history of this landscape from the seventeenth century to today. Learn about the farm's wide variety of herbs and their benefits. Hike meets at the cow barn. Includes admission for a tour of the historic farmhouse. Historic New England members, free; non-members, $15 (North Kingstown residents, $10); registration recommended. (401) 295-1030; www.historicnewengland.org.

WaterFire, Providence

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

October 1-31, 2016

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

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

Benefit Street: A Mile of History Walking Tour, Providence

Begins at 11:00am. Tuesdays thru Saturdays. John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. A guide from the Rhode Island Historical Society will introduce the people, the places, the changing fortunes, and the amazing stories of Benefit Street, Providence's famed "mile of history." Adults, $15; seniors, $12; RIHS members and students, $10; children 8 and under, free. (401) 273-7507 x360; jwilson@rihs.org; Rhode Island Historical Society.

October 2, 2016

Off the Beaten Path, Jamestown

2:00pm–5:00pm. Watson Farm, 455 North Road. Farm managers Don and Heather Minto lead a special tour of this extensive seaside working farm. Learn how the evolution of the farm relates to the local island community and Rhode Island history. Discover stories about the land, people, and natural resources of Narragansett Bay and learn how preserving our historic landscapes positively impacts local food production. Historic New England members, $5; nonmembers, $10; registration recommended. (401) 423-0005; www.historicnewengland.org.

October 4, 2016

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

10:30am–11:30am. 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.

October 5, 2016

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. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

October 6-10, 2016

Library Book Sale, Westerly

Westerly Public Library, 44 Broad Street. Friends' Preview Night, Tuesday, 5-7:30pm, (members free; non-members, $15); Wednesday and Thursday, 9am-7:30pm; Friday, 9am-5:30pm; $10 bag day, Saturday, 9am-3:30pm. (401) 596-2877; www.westerlylibrary.org.

October 7, 2016

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

October 7-8, 2016

Haunted Tunnel at Slater Park, Pawtucket

Slater Park, Armistice Boulevard. Enjoy a safe and family fun adventure through the Haunted Halloween tunnel. (401) 728-0500 x251; www.pawtucketri.com.

October 8, 2016

Champion Trees of Wilcox Park, Westerly

Begins at 10:00am. Wilcox Park, meet at the fountain by the Library, 44 Broad Street. Learn about big trees and see the champions of Wilcox Park, in a ninety-minute tour led by URI Master Gardeners. (401) 596-2877; www.westerlylibrary.org.

History and Herb Hike, Saylesville, Lincoln

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

Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

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

October 8-10, 2016

38th Annual Woonsocket Autumnfest, Woonsocket

World War II Memorial State Park, Social Street. One of the largest annual fall festivals in the Blackstone River Valley. Celebrate city and regional heritage and culture with non-stop live entertainment, amusements, food court, family fun events, gigantic fireworks, and huge Columbus Day parade with special guests, marchers, and floats. Free admission. (401) 762-6400; www.autumnfest.org.

October 12, 2016

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. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

October 13, 2016

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 14, 2016

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

October 14-15, 2016

Haunted Tunnel at Slater Park, Pawtucket

Slater Park, Armistice Boulevard. Enjoy a safe and family fun adventure through the Haunted Halloween tunnel. (401) 728-0500 x251; www.pawtucketri.com.

October 15-16, 2016

Bowen's Wharf Seafood Festival, Newport

11:00am–5:00pm. Bowen's Wharf, 45 America's Cup Avenue. Food! Food! Food! Area seafood restaurants serve up their most outstanding dishes. The festival offers a smorgasbord of seafood, plus kid-friendly dishes, baked goods, cider, and hot and cold beverages. Non-stop live music by local bands. Face painting, games, and other fun children's activities. Free admission, rain or shine. (401) 849-2120; mjg@bowenswharf.com; www.bowenswharf.com.

October 16, 2016

Grampa John Remembers, Lincoln

2:00pm–4:00pm. North Gate Toll House, 1873 Old Louisquisset Pike (Route 246). Ray Wolf will discuss his latest book, written from the personal log of John E. O'Hara during his service to the Navy in World War II (1942-'45). (401) 862-4202; bvhsri@gmail.com; www.bvhsri.org.

October 17, 2016

Glocester Heritage Society Meeting, Chepachet, Glocester

Begins at 7:00pm. Job Armstrong Store, 1181 Main Street. Meetings of the Glocester Heritage Society are held on the 3rd Monday of each month, except August and December. All are welcome! (401) 568-1866; www.glocesterheritagesociety.org.

October 18, 2016

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

10:30am–11:30am. 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.

October 19, 2016

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. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

October 20, 2016

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 21, 2016

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

Shanty Night at Coggeshall Farm, Bristol

6:30pm–8:00pm. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Road. Pack up the family and a picnic dinner, bring your instruments and singing voices, and join us for an open sing around the campfire. Everyone is encouraged to share their favorite song and take a turn leading the singing. Members, free; non-members, $5. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

October 21-22, 2016

Haunted Tunnel at Slater Park, Pawtucket

Slater Park, Armistice Boulevard. Enjoy a safe and family fun adventure through the Haunted Halloween tunnel. (401) 728-0500 x251; www.pawtucketri.com.

October 22-23, 2016

Lovecraft's Providence: A Literary Walking Tour, Providence

Begins at 12:00pm. John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. Ninety-minute walking tour interpreting the life and genius of Rhode Island native H.P. Lovecraft, known as one of America's most popular occult and horror authors. Fee charged; reservations are required. (401) 273-7507 x360; jwilson@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

October 26, 2016

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. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

October 28, 2016

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:00pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Enjoy great food from some of the area's best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

October 28-29, 2016

Haunted Tunnel at Slater Park, Pawtucket

Slater Park, Armistice Boulevard. Enjoy a safe and family fun adventure through the Haunted Halloween tunnel. (401) 728-0500 x251; www.pawtucketri.com.

November 1, 2016

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

10:30am–11:30am. 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.

November 2, 2016

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. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

November 4-7, 2016

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 5, 2016

WaterFire, Providence

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

November 6, 2016

Public Tour Day at Hearthside Mansion, Lincoln

11:00am–2:30pm. 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.

A Tale of Two Houses, Saylesville, Lincoln

11:00am–2:30pm. Arnold House, 487 Great Road. Explore the history of Lincoln by touring the homes of some of its most prominent families: Arnold House (1693) and Hearthside (1810). Compare and contrast these Rhode Island architectural gems and the lives of the people who called them home. $10; registration required. (401) 728-9696; www.historicnewengland.org.

November 9, 2016

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. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

November 10, 2016

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 11, 2016

Miantonomi Tower open access date, Newport

12:30pm–2:30pm. Miantonomi Memorial Park, Hillside Avenue. Miantonomi Tower, built in 1929, is open only two days a year, for Memorial Day and Veteran's Day, and offers a rare view of Newport and Narragansett Bay. (401) 845-5300.

November 11-14, 2016

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 15, 2016

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

10:30am–11:30am. 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.

November 16, 2016

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. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

November 17, 2016

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 18-21, 2016

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 20, 2016

Triple Deckers, Lincoln

2:00pm–4:00pm. North Gate Toll House, 1873 Old Louisquisset Pike (Route 246). C. Morgan Grefe, Directr of the Rhode Island Historical Society will give a lecture concerning the history of the triple decker building. (401) 862-4202; bvhsri@gmail.com; www.bvhsri.org.

November 21, 2016

Glocester Heritage Society Meeting, Chepachet, Glocester

Begins at 7:00pm. Job Armstrong Store, 1181 Main Street. Meetings of the Glocester Heritage Society are held on the 3rd Monday of each month, except August and December. All are welcome! (401) 568-1866; www.glocesterheritagesociety.org.

November 23, 2016

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. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

November 25-28, 2016

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 30, 2016

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. This event is BYOP—Bring Your Own Pillow! Members, free; non-members, regular admission; no registration required. (401) 253-9062; info@coggeshallfarm.org; www.coggeshallfarm.org.

December 2-5, 2016

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 3-4, 2016

Pawtucket Winter Wonderland, Pawtucket

4:00pm–8:00pm. Slater Memorial Park, Newport Avenue and Armistice Boulevard. See 400 decorated Christmas trees, twenty Victorian buildings, and a talking snowman, and enjoy free visits and photos with Santa, train rides, hay rides, carousel rides, food court, and entertainment. Free admission and parking. (401) 728-0500; www.winterwonderlandpawtucket.com.

December 6, 2016

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

10:30am–11:30am. 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.

December 8, 2016

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 9-12, 2016

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 10-11, 2016

Pawtucket Winter Wonderland, Pawtucket

4:00pm–8:00pm. Slater Memorial Park, Newport Avenue and Armistice Boulevard. See 400 decorated Christmas trees, twenty Victorian buildings, and a talking snowman, and enjoy free visits and photos with Santa, train rides, hay rides, carousel rides, food court, and entertainment. Free admission and parking. (401) 728-0500; www.winterwonderlandpawtucket.com.

December 16-19, 2016

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 20, 2016

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

10:30am–11:30am. 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.

December 23-26, 2016

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 24, 2016

Annual Christmas Eve Luminaria, Slatersville, North Smithfield

Slatersville Village Green. Each Christmas Eve the walkways of the Village Green are illuminated in real candlelight, adding a traditonal nineteenth century ambiance, surronded by historic homes and sites. Presented by Slatersville Congregational Church. (401) 769-2773.

January 1, 2017

11th Annual Freezin' for a Reason Penguin Plunge, Westerly

Begins at 12:00pm. The Andrea Hotel, 89 Misquamicut Beach. 10:30am registration (Adults, $25; 18 and under, $20). 12 o'clock plunge into the cold surf to benefit the W.A.R.M. Shelter. (401) 596-9276; www.warmcenter.org.

February 11, 2017

Lincoln's Birthday Celebration, Lincoln

11:00am–5:00pm. Eleazar Arnold House, 487 Great Road. Tour the Arnold House in honor of President Lincoln's birthday! The town of Lincoln, formerly part of Smithfield, was incorporated in 1871 and named in honor of the sixteenth President. Visit the house, tour the museum, and enjoy some birthday cake. Free. (401) 728-9696; www.historicnewengland.org.

March 5, 2017

35th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, Pawtucket

Begins at 12:00pm. The city kicks off its celebration of Irish heritage in Rhode Island and the Blackstone Valley with this always-festive and colorful parade, which steps off from McCoy Stadium at Division Street, turns right onto South Bend Street, then continues down Walcott Street to Main Street, and ends at City Hall on Roosevelt Avenue. Parade reception follows at the Pawtucket Armory Arts Center. (401) 728-0500 x281; pawtucketstpatsparade.com.

March 19, 2017

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

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

May 4, 2017

Rhode Island Independence Day, Statewide

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

May 27-28, 2017

21st Annual Virtu Art Festival, Westerly

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

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.

March 19, 2018

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

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

May 4, 2018

Rhode Island Independence Day, Statewide

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

May 8-20, 2018

Volvo Ocean Race Stopover, Newport

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

August 13, 2018

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.

March 19, 2019

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

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

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.'

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.

March 19, 2020

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

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

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.'

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.

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