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January 1-December 31, 2015

Quahog.org Calendar Submission Guidelines, Statewide

We mainly list events that have to do with Rhode Island history or Rhode Island cultural quirks. For more detail on our guidelines and how to submit an event, please see Quahog Calendar Submission Guidelines.

Rhode Island Tours, Statewide

Various venues. Whether you want to explore Rhode Island by air, by bicycle, by foot, by road, by rail, or by water, there's a tour for you. Check out our Tours page for a comprehensive list of possibilities. For house and historic site tours, see our list of links to Museums and Historic Houses. Irregularly scheduled or one-off tours are listed below in our Events Calendar.

March 1-31, 2015

Newport Irish Heritage Month, Newport

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

March 4, 2015

Blackstone Valley Culinaria Secret Ingredient Food Tours, Northern Rhode Island

6:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Each week visit a different local restaurant and learn the chef's personal secrets for making their favorite meals. Reservations required. (401) 724-2200; info@blackstoneculinaria.com; www.blackstoneculinaria.com.

Seal Watch on Prudence Island, Bristol

9:45am–4:45pm. Bristol Ferry Landing, Thames Street. Come explore Prudence Island with a chance to see harbor seals at one of the best haul-out spots in Narragansett Bay. The seals will be viewed from land using spotting scopes and binoculars. The program also includes a brief presentation about the seals' life cycle and migration. Members: $8/adult, $4/child; non-members: $12/adult, $6/child; ferry ticket not included. Bring a lunch. Pre-registration is required. (401) 949-5454 x3041; programs@asri.org; www.asri.org.

March 5, 2015

Remarkable Women of Rhode Island, Warren

Begins at 7:00pm. George Hail Free Library, 530 Main Street. Rhode Island proudly claims a long list of remarkable women throughout history, from pioneering education reformers and suffragettes to trailblazing athletes and authors. Author Frank Grzyb will join us at the library to talk about his latest book. (401) 245-7686; www.georgehail.org.

March 7, 2015

Seals, Birds, and the History of Prudence Island, Bristol

9:45am–4:45pm. Bristol Ferry Landing, Thames Street. Traverse the island in a passenger van making several stops to look for a variety of birds in protected ponds and coves. Expect to see grebes, eiders, mergansers, and much more. In the afternoon, we'll seek out our resident harbor seals, often visible close to shore on the island's southern tip. Members: $10/adult, $5/child; Non-members: $15/adult, $8/child; ferry ticket not included. Bring a lunch. Pre-registration required. (401) 949-5454 x3041; programs@asri.org; www.asri.org.

33rd 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 Columbus Avenue, travels along Walcott Street to Main Street, and ends at City Hall on Roosevelt Avenue. Parade reception follows. (401) 728-0500 x281; pawtucketstpatsparade.com.

Winter Birding Cruise on Narragansett Bay, Newport

10:00am–12:00pm. Departs from Wharf Dock. Audubon teams up with Save the Bay to explore coves, islands, and points along the southern shore of Newport and Aquidneck Island. See Harlequin Ducks, Bufflehead, Golden Eyes, and more. Pelagics, like Northern Gannet, are also frequent visitors to our shores. All aboard Save the Bay's newest vessel, Elizabeth Morris. Audubon or Save the Bay members, $40; non-member, $50. www.savebay.org

Savoring Rhode Island: The Zeppole Crawl, Providence

8:30am–1:00pm. Join Chef Cindy Salvato and a special tour group as we travel to three bakeries, learn their secrets, and sample Zeppole! We'll track and publish the whole event on Facebook as we go, and a Zeppole from each stop will be your reward. The tour begins in Cindy's own home kitchen with Sfinci, a fried yeasted dough studded with raisins and orange peel. Then the Zeppole! Tickets: $55. cindy@savoringrhodeisland.com; www.savoringrhodeisland.com

March 7-8, 2015

Opening Weekend at A&W Root Beer, Greenville, Smithfield

460 Putnam Pike. All American food, free 1/2 gallon of root beer with any $15 purchase, and the only carhop service left in Rhode Island! (401) 949-9892; www.facebook.com/smithfieldaw1.

March 9, 2015

Aboard the Fabre Line to Providence, Cumberland

6:30pm–7:30pm. Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road. In an era when immigration was at its peak, Fabre Line was the only transatlantic immigration line to service Southern New England with one of its most important ports in Providence. Author William Jenning Jr. will discuss this historically important line. Registration assures you a seat. (401) 333-2552; reference@cumberlandlibrary.org; www.cumberlandlibrary.org.

March 11, 2015

Blackstone Valley Culinaria Secret Ingredient Food Tours, Northern Rhode Island

6:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Each week visit a different local restaurant and learn the chef's personal secrets for making their favorite meals. Reservations required. (401) 724-2200; info@blackstoneculinaria.com; www.blackstoneculinaria.com.

March 12, 2015

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

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

March 14, 2015

59th Annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade, Newport

Begins at 11:00am. Parade begins at City Hall, 43 Broadway, and continues through Washington Square to Thames Street and ends at Augustine's Church. Find your best green attire, keep your eyes open for leprechauns, and join in the revelry to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Newport! Rain, snow, or shine. (401) 845-9123 or (800) 976-5122; JBailey@GoNewport.com; www.newportirish.com.

March 15, 2015

Ranger Days: Francophonie in Rhode Island: Cine-Quebec Film Festival, Woonsocket

Begins at 1:30pm. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. Free. (401) 769-9675; aconway@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

March 17, 2015

Seal Watch on Prudence Island, Bristol

9:45am–4:45pm. Bristol Ferry Landing, Thames Street. Come explore Prudence Island with a chance to see harbor seals at one of the best haul-out spots in Narragansett Bay. The seals will be viewed from land using spotting scopes and binoculars. The program also includes a brief presentation about the seals' life cycle and migration. Members: $8/adult, $4/child; non-members: $12/adult, $6/child; ferry ticket not included. Bring a lunch. Pre-registration is required. (401) 949-5454 x3041; programs@asri.org; www.asri.org.

March 18, 2015

Blackstone Valley Culinaria Secret Ingredient Food Tours, Northern Rhode Island

6:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Each week visit a different local restaurant and learn the chef's personal secrets for making their favorite meals. Reservations required. (401) 724-2200; info@blackstoneculinaria.com; www.blackstoneculinaria.com.

March 19, 2015

Providence Gallery Night, Providence

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

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

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

March 20-29, 2015

Newport Restaurant Week Spring, Newport County

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

March 21, 2015

Aboard the Fabre Line: Immigration to Rhode Island, Narragansett

2:00am–3:30am. Maury Loontjens Memorial Library, 36 Kingstown Road. In an era when immigration was at its peak, Fabre Line was the only transatlantic immigration line to service Southern New England with one of its most important ports in Providence. Author William Jenning Jr. will discuss this historically important line. Free; space limited; registration requested. (401) 783-5344; info@onpettaquamscutt.org; narlib.org; onpettaquamscutt.org.

March 22, 2015

Special Speaker Presentation: Legends and Lies, Johnston

Begins at 2:00pm. Elijah Angell House, 101 Putnam Pike. Pat Perry from Sneak Peek Productions will test your knowledge of historical myths and tall tales in this interactive program for all ages. The better you guess, the better your odds of winning a fabulous gift from Pat's gift basket!(401) 231-3380; history@jhs.necoxmail.com; Johnston Historical Society.

The Building of the Scituate Reservoir, Lincoln

Begins at 2:00pm. North Gate Toll House, 1873 Old Louisquisset Pike (Route 246). The Scituate Reservoir was a massive undertaking in the early part of the twentieth century. How was it built, why was it placed where it is, and what sacrifices were made for it? Local historian Ray Wolf, whose family was directly affected by its construction, will explain, and relate memories of that time in northern Rhode Island. Free and open to the public. (401) 725-2847; www.bvhsri.org

March 23, 2015

New England's Golden Years of Racing: Their HIstory and a Glimpse into the Future , Cumberland

6:00pm–8:00pm. Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road. Author Wayne Barker will discuss and sign his book. Registration assures you a seat. (401) 333-2552; reference@cumberlandlibrary.org; www.cumberlandlibrary.org.

March 25, 2015

Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Johnston

Begins at 7:00pm. Elijah Angell House, 101 Putnam Pike. Author Gloria Merchant will speak about her book, Pirates of Colonial Newport. (401) 231-3380; history@jhs.necoxmail.com; Johnston Historical Society.

March 26, 2015

Remarkable Women of Rhode Island, Barrington

7:00pm–8:15pm. Barrington Public Library, 281 County Road. Rhode Island proudly claims a long list of remarkable women throughout history, from pioneering education reformers and suffragettes to trailblazing athletes and authors. Author Frank Grzyb will join us at the library to talk about his latest book. (401) 247-1920 x312; jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org; www.barringtonlibrary.org.

Living in a (Colonial) Material World, Newport

Begins at 5:30pm. Colony House, Washington Square. This talk introduces participants to the world of material culture as a foundation for creating a living history persona. Participants will view and discuss extant objects from the RIHS collection and from a private collection, and will leave with an outline of research resources to begin creating their own personal colonial world. Free; registraton requested. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistory.org.

March 26-29, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

March 28, 2015

Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Westerly

Begins at 1:00pm. Wilcox Park, High Street at Broad Street. Children aged 1-8 meet the Easter Bunny and Lucky the Duck and hunt for candy filled Easter eggs. Please bring your own basket. Free. (401) 596-7761; www.westerlychamber.org.

Camouflage Egg Hunt, Bristol

9:30am–11:00am. Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street. Children ages 3 to 10 set out in search for brown eggs and quickly realize how well they camouflage in the natural world. Bring a basket. $5 per member child; $7 per non-member child. (401) 949-5454 x3041; www.asri.org.

Camouflage Egg Hunt, Smithfield

9:30am–11:00am. Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, 12 Sanderson Road. Children ages 3 to 10 set out in search for brown eggs and quickly realize how well they camouflage in the natural world. Bring a basket. $5 per member child; $7 per non-member child. (401) 949-5454 x3041; www.asri.org.

Camouflage Egg Hunt, Exeter

9:30am–11:00am. Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge, Pardon Joslin Road. Children ages 3 to 10 set out in search for brown eggs and quickly realize how well they camouflage in the natural world. Bring a basket. $5 per member child; $7 per non-member child. (401) 949-5454 x3041; www.asri.org.

March 29, 2015

Egg Hunt Safari, Providence

11:00am–3:00pm. Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Avenue. Bring the whole family to the Zoo for a fun Egg Scavenger Hunt. Follow the clues to different locations in the Zoo to collect your eggs, then redeem them for a great prize. Other spring-themed activities take place throughout the day. Free with Zoo admission. (401) 785-3510; info@rwpzoo.org; www.rwpzoo.org.

Salt Marsh Restoration across the State and in Narrow River, Narragansett

1:00pm–3:00pm. Maury Loontjens Memorial Library, 36 Kingstown Road. Save the Bay Director of Habitat Restoration, Wenley Ferguson, will speak. Free; space limited; registration required (registration opens February 22). (401) 783-5344; info@onpettaquamscutt.org; narlib.org; onpettaquamscutt.org.

March 30, 2015

Seals and Seabirds on Prudence Island, Bristol

9:45am–4:45pm. Bristol Ferry Landing, Thames Street. View harbor seals that enjoy basking on the rocks off the southern tip of the island. After lunch, we will traverse the island in a passenger van making several stops along the way to look for a variety of birds in protected ponds and coves. Expect to see grebes, eiders, mergansers, and much more. Members: $8/adult, $4/child; Non-members: $12/adult, $6/child; ferry ticket not included. Bring a lunch. Pre-registration is required. (401) 949-5454 x3041; programs@asri.org; www.asri.org.

April 2-5, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

April 4, 2015

26th Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch, Newport

Begins at 10:00am. Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue. The Preservation Society of Newport County invites you to bring the children to meet the Easter Bunny and gather eggs on the oceanside lawn, then sit down for a scrumptious Easter brunch. Reservations required. (401) 847-1000; www.newportmansions.org.

9th Annual Casey Farm Easter Egg Hunt, Saunderstown, North Kingstown

11:00am–12:00pm. Casey Farm, 2325 Boston Neck Road. Hunt begins at 11am. Explore the farm, visit the chickens and chicks, and get half a dozen fresh Casey Farm eggs to take home. Enjoy farm games and make an Easter craft. Refreshments available. Rain or shine. Free to Historic New England members; non-members, $5; registration required. Call (401) 295-1030, or visit the Historic New England website for more information.

April 4-5, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

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

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

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

April 4-26, 2015

Daffodil Days, Bristol

10:00am–4:00pm. Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road. Springtime returns to the shores of Narragansett Bay with a spectacular display of more than 50,000 daffodils adding to the breathtaking views at this thirty-three-acre garden estate. View floral displays and exhibits in the mansion, and Tuesday through Friday, enjoy afternoon tea in the dining room. Guided and self-guided tours available. (401) 253-2707; info@blithewold.org; www.blithewold.org.

April 9, 2015

Market Wallet Workshop, Newport

Begins at 5:30pm. Colony House, Washington Square. Whether you're a novice or experienced sewer, craft an eighteenth century wallet from a precut linen kit during this evening class, and review basic hand sewing stitches. Participants will leave with a partially completed market wallet and the skills to complete the project. $22; registraton required. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistory.org.

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

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

April 9-12, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

April 11-12, 2015

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

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

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

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

April 12, 2015

Cumberlandite!, Lincoln

Begins at 2:00pm. North Gate Toll House, 1873 Old Louisquisset Pike (Route 246). Our state rock, Cumberlandite, is found only here. How can that be? Judy Hadley, of the Rhode Island Mineral Hunters, will introduce you to this unique rock, and the reason it is found nowhere else. Free and open to the public. (401) 725-2847; www.bvhsri.org.

April 15, 2015

Colonial New England Curiosities: Remarkable Occurrences, Miracles, and Madness , Saylesville, Lincoln

6:30pm–8:00pm. Saylesville Meeting House, 374 Great Road. Through letters, diaries, and journals, historian Robert Geake uncovered some oddities and wonders that amazed New England's pioneers. Join the author for an illustrated talk on his most recent book. Following the lecture, copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing at Arnold House. Historic New England members, free; non-members, $5; registration recommended. (401) 728-9696; www.historicnewengland.org.

April 15-19, 2015

13th Annual New England Regional Genealogical Conference, Providence

8:00am–10:00pm. The Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin Street. The largest regularly held genealogy conference in this area. Admission: $170. (401) 458-6000; www.nergc.org.

April 16, 2015

Naturalists in Neptune's Garden: Seaweed Collecting as Virtuous Amusement in Nineteenth Century America, Newport

Begins at 5:30pm. Colony House, Washington Square. Kathrinne Duffy, Ph.D., a student at Brown University and the NHS's 2014 Buchanan/Burnham Fellow, will explore the origins of the algae collecting trend, the lives and motivations of collectors, and the changes in amusement culture that led to the decline of seaweed collecting as a hobby. Attendees can view a nineteenth century album of New England seaweeds from the speaker's personal collection. Registration requested. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistory.org.

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.

Pawtucket Red Sox Opening Night, Pawtucket

Begins at 7:05pm. McCoy Stadium, One Ben Mondor Way. See tomorrow's baseball stars today at McCoy Stadium, with the AAA Pawtucket Red Sox Baseball Club, the farm team to the 2007 World Series champion Boston Red Sox. (401) 724-7300; www.pawsox.com.

April 16-19, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

April 17-19, 2015

Newport Daffodil Days Festival, Newport

10:00am–5:00pm. Bowen's and Bannister's Wharf, 53 America's Cup Avenue. Step into spring! The fun starts on the waterfront: join the doggie parade, see what's behind themed windows and wear your daffiest hats. Citywide enjoy the Daffy Bike Ride, Waltz of the Flowers, photo competition and more. Escape to the Newport Waterfront, explore Newport's Colonial history and charm and discover thousands of daffodils in bloom during the freshest time of the year. Free Admission. (401) 849-3478; www.bowenswharf.com.

April 18, 2015

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

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

April 18-19, 2015

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

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

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

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

April 19, 2015

Victorian Tea, Cranston

2:00pm–5:00pm. Sprague Mansion, 1351 Cranston Street. Join us in our 1864 Ballroom for a traditional Victorian Tea followed by an informative and entertaining presentation by Patricia Perry, an historical interpreter of nineteenth century culture and manners. Each guest will leave with their own 24kt gold-trimmed floral teacup and saucer. $30; seating is limited. (401) 944-9226; www.cranstonhistoricalsociety.org.

Blackstone River Boat Tour, Pawtucket

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

April 22, 2015

Play Historic Children's Games, Pawtucket

3:00pm–4:00pm. Pawtucket Public Library, 13 Summer Street. Come and learn what games colonial children played 100 years ago. Then play those games, solve riddles, and find out how changing attitudes towards childhood as well as changes in technology and availability of resources affected children's toys and pastimes. Free. (401) 725-3714 x209; ejeffers@pawtucketlibrary.org; www.pawtucketlibrary.org.

April 23-26, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

April 25, 2015

17th Annual Pawcatuck River Duck Race, Westerly

11:00am–3:00pm. Corner of Main and Broad Streets. A two-state river race that benefits dozens of area schools and non-profit organizations, featuring 20,000 rubber ducks racing down the river to the finish line. Sponsor your own for a chance to win a number of great prizes. Duck games, face painting, food, and more! Free Admission. (401) 596-7761; www.westerlychamber.org.

30th Annual Rhode Island Statewide Historic Preservation Conference, Chepachet, Glocester

8:45am–6:00pm. St. Eugene's Church, 1251 Putnam Pike. Conference will explore historic rural landscapes and the long-term impact of changes on the land. Tours, workshops, lectures. Register in advance. (401)732-1009; janetballetto@preservation.ri.gov; www.preservation.ri.gov/conference/.

14th Annual Brown University Spring Thaw PowWow, Providence

11:30am–7:00pm. Pizzitola Sports Center, 241 Hope Street. Hosted by the Native Americans at Brown, event includes dancing, drumming, native food, arts and crafts, and socializing. (518) 265-9400; nativesatbrown@gmail.com; students.brown.edu/native-americans/home.

April 25-26, 2015

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

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

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

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

April 26, 2015

Blackstone River Boat Tour, Pawtucket

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

April 26-29, 2015

23rd Annual Newport Symposium, Newport

This year's symposium, "North and South: Crosscurrents in American Material Culture" invites a fresh look at regional differences in American furnishings, silver, textiles, painting, architecture, and interiors to reveal the complex exchange of ideas and enduring influences from the Colonial period through the Gilded Age. Preservation Society members, $550; non-members, $600. (401) 847-1000 x154; symposium@newportmansions.org; www.newportmansions.org.

April 29, 2015

Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Johnston

Begins at 7:00pm. Elijah Angell House, 101 Putnam Pike. Our speaker will be former CCRI professor and Graniteville resident Ralph Scorpio, who will talk about the Vietnam War and its aftermath. (401) 231-3380; history@jhs.necoxmail.com; Johnston Historical Society.

April 30, 2015

Newport History Bytes, Newport

Begins at 5:30pm. Colony House, Washington Square. Join members of the NHS staff for a talk discussing the inspiration for the popular History Bytes blog and the new book, Newport History Bytes: 50 Fast Facts. The presentation will include a behind-the-scenes look at the research process. A book signing will follow the discussion. NHS members and active duty military with ID, $1; non-members, $5; reservations recommended. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistory.org.

April 30-May 3, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

May 2, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

History and Herb Hike, Saylesville, Lincoln

1:00pm–3:00pm. 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.

May 2-3, 2015

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

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

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

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

Smith's Castle Bridge to the Past and Opening Weekend, Wickford, North Kingstown

12:00pm–4:00pm. Smith's Castle, 55 Richard Smith Drive. The seventeenth century era of the Cocumscussoc trading posts of Richard Smith and Roger Williams is recalled; re-enactors and sutlers from around the region lend an air of authenticity to the festivities. Shop for pottery and trinkets or tour lower rooms of historic 1600s house. Presented in collaboration with the Roger Williams National Memorial. (401) 294-3521; www.smithscastle.org.

May 4, 2015

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 7-10, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

May 9, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

May 9-10, 2015

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

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

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

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

May 12-17, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

May 16, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

May 16-17, 2015

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

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

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

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

May 19-24, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

May 23, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

May 23-24, 2015

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

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

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

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

May 26-31, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

May 30, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

May 30-31, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

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

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

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

June 1-30, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

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

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

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

June 2-7, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

June 6, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

June 9-14, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

June 13, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

June 16-21, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

June 20, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

June 23-28, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

June 24, 2015

Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Johnston

Begins at 7:00pm. Elijah Angell House, 101 Putnam Pike. Our speaker will be Fred Mikkelsen, who will speak on his days as Conimicut Lighthouse keeper. (401) 231-3380; history@jhs.necoxmail.com; Johnston Historical Society.

June 27, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

June 30-July 5, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

July 1-31, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

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

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

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

July 4, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

July 7-12, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

July 11, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

July 14-19, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

July 18, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

July 21-26, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

July 25, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

July 28-August 2, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

August 1, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

August 1-31, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

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

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.

August 4-9, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

August 8, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

August 10, 2015

Victory Day, Statewide

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

August 11-16, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

August 15, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

August 18-23, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

August 20-25, 2015

NecronomiCon, Providence

Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 8am-4pm. Various venues. The stars are alligned and the essential salts have been gathered once more! We seek to resurrect the memories of the Great Old Ones before us, and begin the next chapter of the NecronomiCon. There'll be panels, lectures, workshops, film screenings, walking tours, and more relating to the Old Gentleman of Providence, H.P. Lovecraft! necronomicon-providence.com.

August 22, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

August 25-30, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

August 29, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

September 1-6, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

September 1-30, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

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

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

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

September 5, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

September 8-13, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

September 12, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

September 15-20, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

September 19, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

September 22-27, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

September 26, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

September 29-October 4, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

October 1-31, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

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

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

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

October 3, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

October 6-11, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

October 10, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

October 13-18, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

October 17, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

October 20-25, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

October 24, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

October 27-November 1, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

October 31, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

November 1, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

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

November 1-30, 2015

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

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

November 3-8, 2015

Rough Point Tour, Newport

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

November 7, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

November 7-8, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

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

November 14, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

November 14-15, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

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

November 21, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

November 21-22, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

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

November 28, 2015

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

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

November 28-29, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

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

December 1-31, 2015

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

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

December 5-6, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

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

December 10, 2015

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

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

December 12-13, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

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

December 19-20, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

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

December 26-27, 2015

Daily Historic Site Tours, Newport

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

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