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Ongoing, 2018

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.

November 2-30, 2018

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 16-18, 2018

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

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

Blackstone Valley Polar Express , Woonsocket

4:00pm–5:30pm. Woonsocket Station, One Depot Square. Welcome aboard a ninety-minute magical train journey from Woonsocket to the North Pole! Children of all ages will be delighted with the reading of the book The Polar Express, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Clause, a holiday sing-a-long, and a special Holiday remembrance while enjoying hot chocolate and cookies. (401) 724-2200; info@tourblackstone.com; www.blackstonevalleypolarexpress.com.

November 17-18, 2018

Narragansett Beer's "Made on Honor" Market, Pawtucket

The Guild, 461 Main Street. Their favorite Rhode Island makers, artists, and small businesses will be showcased, just in time to kick off your holiday shopping! This year, Narragansett Beer has decided to make the event bigger than ever! With over sixty-five vendors, they're planning on taking over The Guild campus, including the Brew House, Packaging Hall, Event Hall, and their brand new Beer Hall. Join the Narragansett team for two days filled with shopping, meet the people behind their favorite brands, and drink PLENTY of beer! Free admission. www.narragansettbeer.com.

November Newport County Days, Newport

Various venues. Residents of all Newport County communities are invited to enjoy free admission to The Breakers, The Elms, and Marble House. Just show proof of residency (driver's license or other identification with an address) to receive free admission. Check operating schedule for hours of operation and tour schedule for each house.

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 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.

November 17-30, 2018

Christmas at the Newport Mansions, Newport

Various venues. The glitter of gold and the sparkle of silver will dazzle you as you tour three magnificent mansions decked out in Yuletide finery. The Preservation Society of Newport County invites you to make holiday memories with your family by visiting The Breakers, The Elms, and Marble House this holiday season. Check website for special events.(401) 847-1000; info@newportmansions.org; www.newportmansions.org.

November 18, 2018

Samuel Slater and Slater Mill—CANCELLED, Lincoln

Begins at 2:00pm. North Gate Toll House, 1873 Old Louisquisset Pike (Route 246). Carl Johnson, a historical interpreter from Slater Mill, will speak about the first successful water-powered cotton spinning mill in North America, and the man founded it, kicking off America's Industrial Revolution. (401) 862-4202; bvhsri@gmail.com; www.bvhsri.org.

November 23, 2018

Santa's Arrival, Westerly

6:00pm–7:00pm. Dixon Square, 4 High Street. Santa Claus, "Winter Lady," and other holiday characters will be making their debut via fire trucks to bring in the Holiday Season. Free coloring books and lollipops will be handed out to all the children in attendance. Free family event. In case of inclement weather this event will take place at The Westerly Armory. (401) 596-7761; www.oceanchamber.org.

21st Annual Holiday Harbor Lights Illuminated Boat Parade, Newport

6:15pm–9:15pm. Newport Harbor waterfront. The Newport Illuminated Boat Parade kicks off the holiday season with boats decorated with festive holiday decor and lights. The boats motor through the harbor and compete for best decorated in various categories. The parade can be viewed from various spots around the harbor. Caribbean Christmas and Holiday tunes on the steel pan with Panoramic View will be live at the North Pole. After the parade, enjoy a holiday stroll where locally-owned shops and restaurants will be open—many with special offers to make shopping for your loved ones, and yourself, a joy. (401) 845-5815; www.newportshipyard.com.

November 23-24, 2018

Holiday Lantern Tour, Newport

4:00pm–5:30pm. The Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames Street. Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on an evening walk. Learn how Newporters did, or didn't, observe the holidays. Members and active duty military with ID, $10; non-members, $15; children 5-12, $5; reservations suggested. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistory.org.

November 23-25, 2018

Visit with Santa at Carousel Village, Providence

10:00am–3:00pm. Roger Williams Park, 1000 Elmwood Avenue. Visit with Santa, then enjoy a ride on the historic Carousel or play the day away in the fully accessible outdoor Hasbro Boundless Playground, open daily all year. And don't forget to bring your camera! (401) 785-3510; www.rwpzoo.org.

Blackstone Valley Polar Express , Woonsocket

4:00pm–5:30pm. Woonsocket Station, One Depot Square. Welcome aboard a ninety-minute magical train journey from Woonsocket to the North Pole! Children of all ages will be delighted with the reading of the book The Polar Express, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Clause, a holiday sing-a-long, and a special Holiday remembrance while enjoying hot chocolate and cookies. (401) 724-2200; info@tourblackstone.com; www.blackstonevalleypolarexpress.com.

November 23-30, 2018

Christmas at Blithewold, Bristol

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road. Explore the mansion, decorated for the season with plenty of imagination and whimsy. Join us for music, afternoon teas, storytelling, and Santa! The Holiday Gift Shop offers unique gifts and seasonal decorations, including many used in the mansion. (401) 253-2707; info@blithewold.org; www.blithewold.org.

November 24, 2018

Westerly Nature Cruises, Westerly

Begins at 1:00pm. Viking Marina, 19 Margin Street. Take a ninety-minute scenic ride down the Pawcatuck River into Little Narragansett Bay for peaceful views of beautiful fall foliage and a glimpse of some our winter harbor seal visitors as they rest on rocks and shorelines. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $17; non-members, $22. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

Holiday Breakfast for Scholarships, East Providence

8:30am–11:00am. East Providence High School, 2000 Pawtucket Avenue. Celebrate fifty years of Scholarship Foundation of East Providence with a full breakfast, Santa, face painting, children's activities. More than fifty silent auction packages include getaways, restaurant, theatre, and ski packages. Take chances on dozens of raffle prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Adults, $8; children 5-10, $5; cash or check. (401) 431-1675; sfofeastprovidence@yahoo.com; www.sfofepri.org.

Lighting of the Lighthouse, Newport

5:30pm–8:00pm. Gurney's Newport Resort and Marina, 1 Goat Island. Join us as we light our historic lighthouse, complete with carolers, spiked cider, live music at the resort's Regent Cocktail Club and of course, undisturbed views of the famed Newport Bridge. Gurney's welcomes guests, locals, adults and kids alike to join in on the fun and start the holiday season off with a bang! Free. (401) 851-3385; www.gurneysresorts.com.

November 24-25, 2018

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.

November 25, 2018

Rhode Island Postcard Club meeting, North Providence

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

November 27, 2018

Steamships on the Bay, Warwick

7:00pm–8:15pm. Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Lane. Presented by Astrid Drew from the Steamship Historical Society of America and the Warwick Historical Society. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Narragansett Bay overflowed with steamships from luxurious passenger ships to working ships of all kinds. Discover vessels that navigated the Bay at the height of the steamship era. Plus, learn about the Steamship Historical Society of America's art, artifact, ephemera, image, and memorabilia collections and its reference library on steam navigation. Free. (401) 739-5440 x9758; wilgregersen@gmail.com; www.warwicklibrary.org.

November 28, 2018

Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Johnston

Begins at 7:00pm. Johnston Historical Society Museum Barn, 101 Putnam Pike. Betty Mencucci, President of the Burrillville Historical and Preservation Society, will give a presentation called "The Life and Travels of Hiram Salisbury, 1815-1844." Hear how this man from Burrillville traveled by horse and wagon out to Buffalo, New York, visiting his father and relatives who lived in western New York, and also visited Niagara Falls and several War of 1812 sites. Later when the Erie Canal was built he traveled by boat on the canal. Come and learn what life was like in the early 1800s and for an appreciation of the hard labor endured by our ancestors. (401) 231-3380; history@jhs.necoxmail.com; www.johnstonhistorical.org.

November 29, 2018

The History of Christmas in New England, Newport

Begins at 6:00pm. The Elms, 367 Bellevue Avenue. What IS a traditional Christmas? Kenneth Turino, Manager of Community Engagement and Exhibitions, Historic New England, traces the development of Christmas in New England from the time it was outlawed in the seventeenth century through the beginning of the twenty-first century when all the trappings of a "traditional" Christmas were in place. Many of the customs which we take for granted as part of the current holiday festivities and religious celebrations are actually a product of recent history. Learn how Christmas was transformed from an illict gathering to a rowdy celebration to a consumer-driven, family-centered event. Among the topics discussed are how the Christmas tree became popular, halls were decked, and Santa Claus came to town. Members, $10; non-members, $15; registration required. (401) 847-1000; www.newportmansions.org.

November 30-December 1, 2018

Holiday Lantern Tour, Newport

4:00pm–5:30pm. The Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames Street. Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on an evening walk. Learn how Newporters did, or didn't, observe the holidays. Members and active duty military with ID, $10; non-members, $15; children 5-12, $5; reservations suggested. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistory.org.

November 30-December 2, 2018

Blackstone Valley Polar Express , Woonsocket

4:00pm–5:30pm. Woonsocket Station, One Depot Square. Welcome aboard a ninety-minute magical train journey from Woonsocket to the North Pole! Children of all ages will be delighted with the reading of the book The Polar Express, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Clause, a holiday sing-a-long, and a special Holiday remembrance while enjoying hot chocolate and cookies. (401) 724-2200; info@tourblackstone.com; www.blackstonevalleypolarexpress.com.

December 1, 2018

RIHS Holiday Open House and Santa's Workshop, Woonsocket

1:00pm–5:00pm. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. Featuring a variety of holiday-themed activities for adults and children alike. 10:30am: tabletop boxwood tree decorating activity; $25; pre-registration required. 1 and 3pm: "Child's Play: A Brief History of the Children of New England," talk by Geralyn Ducady, Director of the Newell D. Goff Center for Education and Public Programs; free. 2pm: a performance by the The Wheeler School Concert Handbell Ringers; free. Visitors are also encouraged to decorate cookies from Wright's Dairy Farm and Bakery, help Santa's elves build and test toys in their workshop, write letters to Santa, and participate in holiday storytime. Children who help the elves in any of their activities will be entered in a raffle to win dance classes with Heritage Ballet or a birthday package from Snapology. (401) 769-9675; aconway@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

48th Annual Bowen's Wharf Christmas Tree Lighting and Open House, Newport

4:30pm–8:00pm. Bowen's Wharf, 53 America's Cup Avenue. The waterfront will be bathed in holiday lights as the Christmas season begins in Newport! Frosty the Snowman arrives at 4:30pm, followed by the Christmas Carol Sing-a-long at 5pm. A Newport city official lights the thirty-foot tree at 6pm, immediately followed by Santa and Mrs. Claus arriving by boat (weather permitting) or by sleigh. (401) 849-2243; info@bowenswharf.com; www.bowenswharf.com.

American Girl Doll Christmas Party, Lincoln

Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Girls ages 5 and up are invited to bring their moms and their American Girl Dolls for a party at a historic mansion. Two limited seatings: 12:30pm and 2:30pm; reservations required. Members, $24; non-members $27. (401) 726-0597; info@hearthsidehouse.org; Hearthside House.

A Rough Point Holiday, Newport

10:00am–3:00pm. Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue. Every season at Rough Point offers a certain kind of magic—come experience Doris Duke's Newport home during the darkest and merriest days of the year. Rooms of the museum will be spruced up for the Christmas holiday, while other rooms will be cloaked in their winter coverings. Together, these spaces tell the story of Doris's holiday traditions and the off-season routines of one of Newport's summer cottages. Guided tours on the half-hour. Adults, $10; children 12 and under, free. (401) 847-8344; liz@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

13th Annual Stadium Theatre Christmas, Woonsocket

Begins at 7:30pm. The Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square. Our annual Stadium Theatre Christmas show returns! A gifted cast of performers will be joined by the Stadium Theatre Kick Line Dancers for a festive collaboration that will feature orchestra music and the Stadium's extraordinary live nativity finale. Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, and Joyeux Noel! (401) 762-4545; info@stadiumtheatre.com; www.stadiumtheatre.com.

Holiday Open House, Newport

Colony House, Washington Square. Visit the 1739 Colony House on Washington Square Tour and hear hymns performed by costumed interpreters that were once sung in colonial Newport. A handout with lyrics will be provided, audience participation is encouraged. Admission is free, donations are welcome. Christmas in Newport's official opening and tree lighting ceremony in Washington Square follows. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistory.org.

One for the Books: Major (and Memorable) Weather, Kingston, South Kingstown

Begins at 2:30pm. Kingston Free Library, 2605 Kingstown Road. Resilient Rhode Islanders have experienced their share of extreme weather. From blizzards and hurricanes to sunny weather, meteorologists study atmospheric conditions to ensure that we can prepare for the worst and enjoy the best of Mother Nature. Join us as we explore the science behind weather forecasting and discuss some of our area's most memorable weather events with a panel combining seventy-five years of experience: WPRI's Chief Meteorologist Tony Petrarca, and Bob Thompson, former Meteorologist-in-Charge for the National Weather Service in Boston. (401) 783-1328; erica@southcountyhistorycenter.org; southcountyhistorycenter.org.

Westerly Nature Cruises, Westerly

Begins at 11:00am. Viking Marina, 19 Margin Street. Take a ninety-minute scenic ride down the Pawcatuck River into Little Narragansett Bay for peaceful views of beautiful fall foliage and a glimpse of some our winter harbor seal visitors as they rest on rocks and shorelines. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $17; non-members, $22. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

Nikommo Celebration and Holiday Market, Exeter

10:00am–2:00pm. Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum, 390 Summit Road. Celebrate Nikommo, a traditional give-away thankgsgiving which includes a ceremony, museum exploration, and storytelling! Free admission with a bagged gift for someone in need. (401) 491-9063; lorenspears@tomaquagmuseum.com; www.tomaquagmuseum.org.

December 1-2, 2018

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 find 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.

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 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.

Ongoing, 2018

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.

December 1-31, 2018

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.

Christmas at the Newport Mansions, Newport

Various venues. The glitter of gold and the sparkle of silver will dazzle you as you tour three magnificent mansions decked out in Yuletide finery. The Preservation Society of Newport County invites you to make holiday memories with your family by visiting The Breakers, The Elms, and Marble House this holiday season. Check website for special events.(401) 847-1000; info@newportmansions.org; www.newportmansions.org.

Christmas at Blithewold, Bristol

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road. Explore the mansion, decorated for the season with plenty of imagination and whimsy. Join us for music, afternoon teas, storytelling, and Santa! The Holiday Gift Shop offers unique gifts and seasonal decorations, including many used in the mansion. (401) 253-2707; info@blithewold.org; www.blithewold.org.

December 2, 2018

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.

Sprague Mansion/Joy Homestead Holiday Open House, Cranston

1:00pm–4:00pm. Sprague Mansion, 1351 Cranston Street; Joy Homestead, 156 Scituate Avenue. Join the members of the Cranston Historical Society for Sprague punch, wassail, and cookies. Plus music, decorations, antique Christmas display, and holiday spirit! Free. (401) 944-9226; www.cranstonhistoricalsociety.org.

An Old Fashioned Christmas, Lincoln

2:00pm–6:00pm. Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Take a self-guided tour of Lincoln's magnificent, lavishly decorated, ten-room 1810 stone mansion, considered to be one of Rhode Island's finest examples of Federal-style architecture. Each room is elaborately decorated with Victorian ornamentation of lace and gold, festive garlands, and countless poinsettias and many special personal touches brought in by the volunteers from their own holiday collections. The festive atmosphere is enhanced with live seasonal music and caroling, homemade cookies, and hot cider, and a gift shop stocked with holiday gifts. The amber glow of candlelight and the white lights of the gaily decorated trees add to the warmth of this beautiful home. (401) 726-0597; kathy.hartley@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.

December 5, 2018

22nd Annual Holiday Stroll and Luminaria, Westerly

5:00pm–9:00pm. Downtown Westerly-Pawcatuck. Sidewalks will be lined with beautiful luminaria. Enjoy a hayride with Santa while listening to strolling carolers filling the air with their holiday cheer. Enjoy a complementary cup of hot chocolate and a cookie to warm you up while shopping at the local stores. Stores will run special promotions and offer money saving coupons. Bundle up and enjoy an evening of hospitality, friendship, and lots of holiday cheer. Rain or shine. (401) 596-7761; www.oceanchamber.org.

December 7-8, 2018

Holiday Lantern Tour, Newport

4:00pm–5:30pm. The Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames Street. Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on an evening walk. Learn how Newporters did, or didn't, observe the holidays. Members and active duty military with ID, $10; non-members, $15; children 5-12, $5; reservations suggested. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistory.org.

December 7-9, 2018

Blackstone Valley Polar Express , Woonsocket

4:00pm–5:30pm. Woonsocket Station, One Depot Square. Welcome aboard a ninety-minute magical train journey from Woonsocket to the North Pole! Children of all ages will be delighted with the reading of the book The Polar Express, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Clause, a holiday sing-a-long, and a special Holiday remembrance while enjoying hot chocolate and cookies. (401) 724-2200; info@tourblackstone.com; www.blackstonevalleypolarexpress.com.

December 8, 2018

Westerly Nature Cruises, Westerly

Begins at 1:00pm. Viking Marina, 19 Margin Street. Take a ninety-minute scenic ride down the Pawcatuck River into Little Narragansett Bay for peaceful views of beautiful fall foliage and a glimpse of some our winter harbor seal visitors as they rest on rocks and shorelines. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $17; non-members, $22. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

Holiday Open House, Newport

11:00am–1:00pm. Redwood Library and Athenaeum, 50 Bellevue Avenue. Featuring Christmas carols performed by the Chariho High School choir, a pop-up exhibition of select treasures from our vault, Christmas book display, scavenger hunt, children's craft, and refreshments. All visitors will have a chance at winning raffle prizes. Our Open House is a great opportunity for members and the public to learn more about the Library's history, its collections, and vibrant programming. Free. (401) 847-0292; redwood@redwoodlibrary.org; www.redwoodlibrary.org.

Seals, Birds and the History of Prudence Island, Bristol

9:45am–4:45pm. Bristol Ferry Landing, Thames Street. Come to Prudence Island for an all-day adventure and exploration of this beautiful island. Make several stops to look for a variety of birds in protected ponds and coves. Grebes, eiders, mergansers, and more may be seen. In the afternoon, shift gears and seek out the resident harbor seals, often visible close to shore on the island's southern tip. Along the way, your guide will share with you the centuries-old history of human land use on Prudence Island. Members: $10/adult, $5/child; Non-members: $14/adult, $7/child; ferry ticket not included. Ages: 10+; pre-registration is required. Bring a lunch. (401) 949-5454 x3041; programs@asri.org; www.asri.org.

A Rough Point Holiday, Newport

10:00am–3:00pm. Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue. Every season at Rough Point offers a certain kind of magic—come experience Doris Duke's Newport home during the darkest and merriest days of the year. Rooms of the museum will be spruced up for the Christmas holiday, while other rooms will be cloaked in their winter coverings. Together, these spaces tell the story of Doris's holiday traditions and the off-season routines of one of Newport's summer cottages. Guided tours on the half-hour. Adults, $10; children 12 and under, free. (401) 847-8344; liz@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

An Old Fashioned Christmas, Lincoln

4:00pm–7:00pm. Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Take a self-guided tour of Lincoln's magnificent, lavishly decorated, ten-room 1810 stone mansion, considered to be one of Rhode Island's finest examples of Federal-style architecture. Each room is elaborately decorated with Victorian ornamentation of lace and gold, festive garlands, and countless poinsettias and many special personal touches brought in by the volunteers from their own holiday collections. The festive atmosphere is enhanced with live seasonal music and caroling, homemade cookies, and hot cider, and a gift shop stocked with holiday gifts. The amber glow of candlelight and the white lights of the gaily decorated trees add to the warmth of this beautiful home. (401) 726-0597; kathy.hartley@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.

December 8-9, 2018

Christmas Open House, Tiverton

Saturday, 10am-4pm; Sunday 12-4pm. Chace-Cory House, 3908 Main Road. Hot apple cider greets visitors shopping for Christmas decor and baked goods, historical ornaments, classic jellies, mugs, local history books, baked goodies, vintage decor and gifts. Our shop will also be open for other gifts. tivertonhistoricalsocy@tivertonhistorical.org; www.tivertonhistorical.org.

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. Decorations change every year; plus cider and cookies! Exhibit runs December 4-28. 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.

December 9, 2018

Hike Through Hunts Mills, East Providence

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

Holiday Historic House Tour of Woonsocket's North End, Woonsocket

Begins at 1:30pm. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. Participants will tour historic homes in Woonsocket's North End while learning about their history and architecture from the owners, and will have the opportunity to partake in carol singing as they walk from house to house. Guests may also join guides and hosts for a traditional French Canadian holiday meal at River Falls following the tour. The menu will include pea soup, meat pie, carved roasted turkey with gravy, honey tarragon carrots, cranberry sauce, brown bread, and a maple dessert. House tour only, $40; house tour and holiday dinner, $65; purchase tickets online. (401) 769-9675; aconway@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

Christmas Pot Luck Party and Open House, Coventry

Begins at 2:00pm. Paine House Museum, 7 Station Street. Join RISEUP and the Western Rhode Island Civic Historical Society as we celebrate Christmas at our favorite haunted museum! (401) 249-0633; info@westernrihistory.org; www.westernrihistory.org.

An Old Fashioned Christmas, Lincoln

2:00pm–6:00pm. Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Take a self-guided tour of Lincoln's magnificent, lavishly decorated, ten-room 1810 stone mansion, considered to be one of Rhode Island's finest examples of Federal-style architecture. Each room is elaborately decorated with Victorian ornamentation of lace and gold, festive garlands, and countless poinsettias and many special personal touches brought in by the volunteers from their own holiday collections. The festive atmosphere is enhanced with live seasonal music and caroling, homemade cookies, and hot cider, and a gift shop stocked with holiday gifts. The amber glow of candlelight and the white lights of the gaily decorated trees add to the warmth of this beautiful home. (401) 726-0597; kathy.hartley@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.

December 13, 2018

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

4:00pm–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, 2018

Holiday Lantern Tour, Newport

4:00pm–5:30pm. The Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames Street. Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on an evening walk. Learn how Newporters did, or didn't, observe the holidays. Members and active duty military with ID, $10; non-members, $15; children 5-12, $5; reservations suggested. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistory.org.

December 14-16, 2018

Blackstone Valley Polar Express , Woonsocket

4:00pm–5:30pm. Woonsocket Station, One Depot Square. Welcome aboard a ninety-minute magical train journey from Woonsocket to the North Pole! Children of all ages will be delighted with the reading of the book The Polar Express, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Clause, a holiday sing-a-long, and a special Holiday remembrance while enjoying hot chocolate and cookies. (401) 724-2200; info@tourblackstone.com; www.blackstonevalleypolarexpress.com.

December 15, 2018

A Rough Point Holiday, Newport

10:00am–3:00pm. Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue. Every season at Rough Point offers a certain kind of magic—come experience Doris Duke's Newport home during the darkest and merriest days of the year. Rooms of the museum will be spruced up for the Christmas holiday, while other rooms will be cloaked in their winter coverings. Together, these spaces tell the story of Doris's holiday traditions and the off-season routines of one of Newport's summer cottages. Guided tours on the half-hour. Adults, $10; children 12 and under, free. (401) 847-8344; liz@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

Westerly Nature Cruises, Westerly

Begins at 11:00am. Viking Marina, 19 Margin Street. Take a ninety-minute scenic ride down the Pawcatuck River into Little Narragansett Bay for peaceful views of beautiful fall foliage and a glimpse of some our winter harbor seal visitors as they rest on rocks and shorelines. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $17; non-members, $22. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

December 15-16, 2018

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. Decorations change every year; plus cider and cookies! Exhibit runs December 4-28. 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.

December 21, 2018

Winter Solstice at the Tower, Newport

Begins at 8:00am. Old Stone Mill, Touro Park. Gather in the northeast corner of the park at 8am to see the sun pass through the south and west windows of the Tower. Then at 9am, witness the illumination of the egg-shaped rock from the east side of the Tower. A patch of sunlight shining through the south window acts like a spotlight, setting the egg-shaped rock in the interior of the west-northwest arch aglow.

December 21-22, 2018

Holiday Lantern Tour, Newport

4:00pm–5:30pm. The Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames Street. Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on an evening walk. Learn how Newporters did, or didn't, observe the holidays. Members and active duty military with ID, $10; non-members, $15; children 5-12, $5; reservations suggested. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistory.org.

December 21-23, 2018

Blackstone Valley Polar Express , Woonsocket

4:00pm–5:30pm. Woonsocket Station, One Depot Square. Welcome aboard a ninety-minute magical train journey from Woonsocket to the North Pole! Children of all ages will be delighted with the reading of the book The Polar Express, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Clause, a holiday sing-a-long, and a special Holiday remembrance while enjoying hot chocolate and cookies. (401) 724-2200; info@tourblackstone.com; www.blackstonevalleypolarexpress.com.

December 27, 2018

A Rough Point Holiday, Newport

10:00am–3:00pm. Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue. Every season at Rough Point offers a certain kind of magic—come experience Doris Duke's Newport home during the darkest and merriest days of the year. Rooms of the museum will be spruced up for the Christmas holiday, while other rooms will be cloaked in their winter coverings. Together, these spaces tell the story of Doris's holiday traditions and the off-season routines of one of Newport's summer cottages. Guided tours on the half-hour. Adults, $10; children 12 and under, free. (401) 847-8344; liz@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

December 27-31, 2018

Westerly Nature Cruises, Westerly

Begins at 11:00am. Viking Marina, 19 Margin Street. Take a ninety-minute scenic ride down the Pawcatuck River into Little Narragansett Bay for peaceful views of beautiful fall foliage and a glimpse of some our winter harbor seal visitors as they rest on rocks and shorelines. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $17; non-members, $22. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

December 28, 2018

Home for the Holidays Guided Tours, Lincoln

4:00pm–7:00pm. Hearthside, Great Road. Enjoy a guided tour of this magnificent ten-room mansion given by volunteer interpreters in Victorian finery. Each room is elaborately decorated with Victorian ornamentation of lace and gold, festive garlands, and countless poinsettias and many special personal touches brought in by the volunteers from their own holiday collections. The festive atmosphere is enhanced with live seasonal music and caroling, homemade cookies, and hot cider, and a gift shop stocked with holiday gifts. The amber glow of candlelight and the white lights of the gaily decorated trees add to the warmth of this beautiful home. (401) 726-0597; kathy.hartley@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.

December 29-31, 2018

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 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.

December 30, 2018

Home for the Holidays Guided Tours, Lincoln

4:00pm–7:00pm. Hearthside, Great Road. Enjoy a guided tour of this magnificent ten-room mansion given by volunteer interpreters in Victorian finery. Each room is elaborately decorated with Victorian ornamentation of lace and gold, festive garlands, and countless poinsettias and many special personal touches brought in by the volunteers from their own holiday collections. The festive atmosphere is enhanced with live seasonal music and caroling, homemade cookies, and hot cider, and a gift shop stocked with holiday gifts. The amber glow of candlelight and the white lights of the gaily decorated trees add to the warmth of this beautiful home. (401) 726-0597; kathy.hartley@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.

Rhode Island Postcard Club meeting, North Providence

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

January 1, 2019

13th Annual Penguine Plunge, Westerly

1:00pm–3:00pm. The Windjammer, 321 Atlantic Avenue. Benefits the W.A.R.M. Shelter. (401) 596-9276; www.warmcenter.org.

Christmas at the Newport Mansions, Newport

Various venues. The glitter of gold and the sparkle of silver will dazzle you as you tour three magnificent mansions decked out in Yuletide finery. The Preservation Society of Newport County invites you to make holiday memories with your family by visiting The Breakers, The Elms, and Marble House this holiday season. Check website for special events.(401) 847-1000; info@newportmansions.org; www.newportmansions.org.

Christmas at Blithewold, Bristol

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road. Explore the mansion, decorated for the season with plenty of imagination and whimsy. Join us for music, afternoon teas, storytelling, and Santa! The Holiday Gift Shop offers unique gifts and seasonal decorations, including many used in the mansion. (401) 253-2707; info@blithewold.org; www.blithewold.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.

January 4-6, 2019

Rhode Island Boat Show, Providence

Friday, 12-7pm; Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm. Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin Street. Featuring boats of all kinds, as well as other fishing industry related items and services! Admission charged. (401) 739-4040; www.riboatshow.com.

January 5-6, 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.

January 6-31, 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.

January 12-13, 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.

January 24, 2019

Providence Preservation Society Annual Meeting and Preservation Lecture, Providence

5:30pm–7:00pm. PPS Headquarters, 24 Meeting Street. Hear an update on the prior year's activities, plans for the coming year, current advocacy, and a topical lecture. New trustees are elected and the Most Endangered Properties list is announced. Free and open to the public; registration required. (401) 831-7440; www.ppsri.org.

January 26, 2019

Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours, Newport

1:00pm–3:00pm. 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 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.

January 27, 2019

Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours, Newport

2:00pm–4:00pm. 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 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.

2019 Winter Speaker Series: The Canonchet Farm Linear Park, Narragansett

1:00pm–3:00pm. Maury Loontjens Memorial Library, 36 Kingstown Road. Presented by Friends of Canonchet Farm, landscape architect Randy Collins will discuss the design of a linear park on the east side of Canonchet Farm along Boston Neck Road. Free and open to the public; space limited; required registration opens Sunday, December 30. (401) 783-5344; info@onpettaquamscutt.org; narlib.org; onpettaquamscutt.org.

Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Johnston

Begins at 2:00pm. Johnston Historical Society Museum Barn, 101 Putnam Pike. In this special Sunday meeting, Society President Louis McGowan will give a presentation on the late George Sutcliffe, a Johnston resident who was a fighter pilot during World War II. Louis will read a detailed account of a dogfight that Sutcliffe was involved in, as well as show some artifacts related to Mr. Sutciffe and his military career. (401) 231-3380; history@jhs.necoxmail.com; www.johnstonhistorical.org.

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 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.

February 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.

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 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 21-22, 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 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 23-24, 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 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

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.

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.

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.

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 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 17, 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 19, 2019

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

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

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 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.

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 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 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 13-14, 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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 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.'

May 5, 2019

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.

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 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.

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.'

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.

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.

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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