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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.

October 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.

Olde Town Ghost Walk, Newport

8:00pm–9:30pm. Mainsail Restaurant and Skiff Bar, 25 America's Cup Avenue. Ghost ships, graveyard crypts, and much much more! Take a ninety-minute lantern-led evening stroll down historic Newport's shadowy lanes and discover the ghosts, ghouls, and legends of our haunted city by the sea. Our professional guides will light your way. Rain or shine. Adults, $17; children, $10; military and seniors, $16. (401) 841-8600; www.ghostsofnewport.com.

October 4-November 4, 2018

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, Providence

6:00pm–10:30pm. Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Avenue. This illuminating, one-of-a-kind, 'gotta glow' Halloween hot spot returns to the Zoo to transform our enchanting wetlands trail with gourd-ly grandeur! Experience the glow of thousands of pumpkins, set in a magical display of artistry during this night-time spectacular. Admission charged. Nightly, rain or shine. (401) 785-3510; www.rwpzoo.org.

October 18-27, 2018

Mill City Haunts , Pawtucket

Slater Park, 436 Newport Avenue; Old Slater Mill, 67 Roosevelt Avenue; and TEN31Productions, 249 Roosevelt Avenue. Have a hauntingly good time in America's original Mill City with Mill City Haunts. Feast your eyes, mind, and soul on free scary movies and family-frightening attractions, or premium paranormal haunts. Get your spook on. Free parking downtown. See Facebook for details.

October 21-28, 2018

Westerly Fall Restaurant Week, Westerly

Various venues. More than twenty area restaurants offer three-course meals at $15 for lunch and $25 for dinner. It's a fabulous culinary cornucopia! (401) 596-7761; www.oceanchamber.org.

October 22, 2018

Crossing to Sowams, East Providence

7:00pm–8:00pm. The Tockwotton Theater, 500 Waterfront Drive. The Sowams Group, led by Dr. David Weed, is dedicated to spotlighting more than fifty seventeenth century Native American and colonial sites in the eight communities originally known as "Sowams" (the south country). The area of Watchemoket where the Tockwotton sits was the Native American fording place from India Point to Bold Point and John Brown built his first wooden bridge at that site. Dr. Weed and friends will spotlight local sites and talk about the importance of preserving these seventeenth-century areas, both Native American and colonial. (401) 438-1750; www.ephist.org.

October 24, 2018

Open House at the Carriage Barn, Ashaway, Hopkinton

1:00pm–4:00pm. Ashway Free Library, 15 Knight Street. Enjoy a fall afternoon viewing thirty-two antique carriages and more sleighs. Admire the handsome Shire horses. Light refreshments. Stop by or spend the afternoon. Rain or shine! Tickets/reservations $20/person, $40/family at the Library or by phone. (401) 377-2770; ashawaylibrary.org.

The Great New England Vampire Panic, South Kingstown

Begins at 6:30pm. South Kingstown Land Trust Barn, 11 Matunuck Beach Road. Exeter, Rhode Island, 1892: After a large exodus of residents, only 900 people remained in this nearly deserted rural village. Frightening and mysterious sicknesses repeatedly struck families throughout town. Residents searched for the cause and reached the unusual conclusion that the culprit was Mercy Brown—nineteen years old, recently deceased, and a vampire. Dozens of supposed vampires were identified throughout New England during this century-long panic, now believed to have actually been caused by tuberculosis or "consumption." Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni, former Connecticut State Archaeologist, will explore his study of this folk belief and a possible vampire burial discovered nearby. Discussing the incidence of consumption and the great fear it inspired will be public historian Dr. Mary Babson Fuhrer. (401) 783-1328; erica@southcountyhistorycenter.org; southcountyhistorycenter.org.

Fall Foliage Walking Tour, Providence

Begins at 2:00pm. Swan Point Cemetery, 585 Blackstone Boulevard. Our horticultural staff will guide you to the most spectacular fall colors in this distinctive garden cemetery. Among the highlights: brilliant orange sugar maples, deep red sorrel trees, sourgum, and scarlet oaks. A diverse variety of shrubs and trees will add brilliant fruit and late flowers to the fall splendor. Free; registration requested. Raindate: October 25. (401) 272-1314; anitav@swanpoint1846.com; swanpointcemetery.com.

Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Johnston

Begins at 7:00pm. Johnston Historical Society Museum Barn, 101 Putnam Pike. Donovan K. Loucks, creator of the H.P. Lovecraft Archive website, will give a presentation on Lovecraftian Geography. (401) 231-3380; history@jhs.necoxmail.com; www.johnstonhistorical.org.

October 25, 2018

Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

Begins at 3:00pm. Linden Place, 500 Hope Street. Walking tour of the Mansion and downtown Bristol, focused specifically on Bristol's DeWolf Family and their involvement in the Slave Trade. Includes a stop (and complimentary drink) at the DeWolf Tavern. Linden Place members, $15; non-members $20; space limited, reservation required. (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

Hauntings of Linden Place Guided Tour, Bristol

Begins at 6:30pm. Linden Place, 500 Hope Street. Tour the 200-year-old mansion's rooms by candlelight, and you may discover that the dead have always been alive at Linden Place. Learn about the rumored hauntings of Colt Farm and Colt Memorial School, about vampires roaming the towns of Rhode Island in the 1800s, and mediums summoning the return of the lost. Discover the traditional mourning practices of families in Bristol by examining jewelry, dress, and photographs. Experiment with some of the "weird science" techniques practiced during the nineteenth-century. And finally... discover if any of Linden Place's ghosts will be following you home. The one-hour tour will take you through the entire mansion and will be followed by light refreshments. Members, $10; non-members, $15; reservations recommended. (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

Historic Ties Between Rhode Island, Charleston, and the West Indies, Bristol

Begins at 7:00pm. Linden Place Mansion, 500 Hope Street. Brandy Culp, Curator of American Decorative Arts at the Wadsworth Anthaneum, presents a program focused on the fascinating historic ties between Charleston, South Carolina, Rhode Island, and the West Indies. Filled with rich details, recently discovered information, and some interesting twists, this lecture is not to be missed by any history buff. Members, $5; non-members, $10; reservations strongly recommended. (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

October 26, 2018

Charlie the Butler's Ghost Party, Cranston

7:00pm–9:30pm. Sprague Mansion, 1351 Cranston Street. Join members of the Cranston Historical Society for ghostly goings-on. Maybe Charlie will drop by, as well. Admission $15; space is limited so reserve early. (401) 944-9226; charliethebutler@verizon.net; www.cranstonhistoricalsociety.org; Facebook.

October 26-27, 2018

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. 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

14th Annual Fortress of Nightmares, Newport

7:00pm–10:00pm. Fort Adams State Park, 90 Fort Adams Drive. Explore the largest, most complex Fort in America via this multi-faceted FEAR experience! Featuring Tunnels of Terror, Mahem 3D, Spirit's Rising Haunted House, and Paranormal360. $15-$22; tours are weather dependent; sturdy footwear is required; not recommended for children under 12. (401) 841-0707; mail@fortressofnightmares.org; www.fortressofnightmares.com.

October 26-28, 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

October 27, 2018

RISEUP Paranormal Investigation, Coventry

7:00pm–11:59pm. Paine House Museum, 7 Station Street. Take part in a paranormal investigation with the RISEUP team. This is a great experience for everyone from experienced investigators to just the curious. The Paine House Museum, a historic home that dates back to the late 1600s, has been noted as a hub of paranormal activity. You will be under the guidance of the experienced RISEUP team which has spent countless hours documenting this spirit treasure. Space is limited. (401) 397-3608; info@westernrihistory.org; www.westernrihistory.org.

Gone But Not Forgotten: Victorian Mourning and Funeral Customs, Lincoln

5:00pm–8:00pm. Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Each room in the ten-room museum is transformed to recreate the scene of a typical wake and funeral of the nineteenth century. The solemn occasion is a depiction of a household in mourning, in this case, for the death of Hearthside owner Simon E. Thornton, who died there in 1873. As somber funeral music plays in the background, volunteer docents dressed in mourning attire will lead visitors on a fascinating tour through the house as they hear about early funerary customs and view the exhibits in each room. Featured in the exhibit is an antique wicker coffin, used to transport bodies to the grave, and the funeral book in which Simon E. Thornton's death was recorded by the undertaker, and even the portable embalming table he was said to have been embalmed on. The undertaker's embalming equipment is set up in the very same bedroom where Simon Thornton took his last breath in 1873. Among the artifacts displayed are a wreath and jewelry made from human hair, mourning fashions, coffin handles, and funerary art. Admission charged; tours on the half hour. (401) 726-0597 info@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.

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.

H.P. Lovecraft: A Literary Life Walking Tour, Providence

12:00pm–1:30pm. John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. In collaboration with the Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror Film Festival, the Rhode Island Historical Society is presenting one of its signature tours, visiting locations closely associated with the Providence-born father of weird fiction. This joint ticket gains access to the walking tour as well as a screening of Lovecraft-inspired short films. $19; space limited; reservations recommended. (401) 273-7507 x360; jwilson@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

October 27-28, 2018

Spooky Zoo!, Providence

10:00am–3:00pm. Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Avenue. Family-friendly Halloween fun! Come trick-or-treat (while supplies last), and enjoy animal encounters, the annual elephant Pumpkin Stomp, meet and greet with costumed characters, and hands on crafts. Activities are free with Zoo admission, and kids 12 and under who come in costume receive half-price admission. (401) 785-3510; www.rwpzoo.org.

October 27, 2018

Twilight Tour in the Cemetery, Saunderstown, North Kingstown

5:30pm–7:00pm. Casey Farm, 2325 Boston Neck Road. Tucked away in a corner of Casey Farm is a fascinating family cemetery. Carved with carefully chosen words and images, the grave markers from 1747 to 1955 tell us much about the people who lived at the farm and about local history. Come see Casey Farm in a new way at twilight, lit only by your flashlights (which we provide). Members, $5; non-members, $10; registration required. (401) 295-1030; www.historicnewengland.org.

A Colonist's Wardrobe, Newport

10:00am–2:00pm. Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, 17 Broadway. When Newport was founded in 1639, what were people wearing? Seventeenth century garment historian and tailor Dan Rosen knows. He has reconstructed the recommended wardrobe for a hypothetical colonist based on the suggestions and experiences of earlier mariners and merchants, visitors and voyagers. Chat with Dan and learn about garments and objects which may have armored early Rhode Islanders against the bitter winter and scorching summer, hand sewn by Dan exclusively using the techniques, tools, and materials that tailors employed 400 years ago. Free, donations welcome. (401) 841-8770; www.newporthistory.org.

October 28, 2018

Rhode Island Postcard Club' Annual Show, North Providence

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

Gone But Not Forgotten: Victorian Mourning and Funeral Customs, Lincoln

1:00pm–4:00pm. Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Each room in the ten-room museum is transformed to recreate the scene of a typical wake and funeral of the nineteenth century. The solemn occasion is a depiction of a household in mourning, in this case, for the death of Hearthside owner Simon E. Thornton, who died there in 1873. As somber funeral music plays in the background, volunteer docents dressed in mourning attire will lead visitors on a fascinating tour through the house as they hear about early funerary customs and view the exhibits in each room. Featured in the exhibit is an antique wicker coffin, used to transport bodies to the grave, and the funeral book in which Simon E. Thornton's death was recorded by the undertaker, and even the portable embalming table he was said to have been embalmed on. The undertaker's embalming equipment is set up in the very same bedroom where Simon Thornton took his last breath in 1873. Among the artifacts displayed are a wreath and jewelry made from human hair, mourning fashions, coffin handles, and funerary art. Admission charged; tours on the half hour. (401) 726-0597 info@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.

October 30, 2018

Colonial Survival and Modern Revival: Newport in the 1960s, Newport

Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue. Newport in the 1960s was a time-worn place, a city of many architectural layers. Some saw decay. Others saw a sleeping beauty. Urban renewal celebrated modernity. Historic preservation revered the past. These two forces were engaged in an epic battle for the future of the city. Through period photographs and compelling news reports, architectural historian John R. Tschirch brings us back to the old colonial districts of the Historic Hill and Point to witness the explosive firmament of the 1960s when an important chapter in Newport's history was being written. $15; space limited; reservation suggested. (401) 847-8344; visit@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

November 1, 2018

Netop Nights, Providence

6:00pm–7:30pm. John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street, or Robinson Research Center, 121 Hope Street. This is your chance to get up-close to rarely-seen objects and archives pulled from our collections especially for your visit. When at the John Brown House, visitors are welcome to explore the Museum open-house style until 8pm, (last entry at 7:30). Check website for this month's details. Free. (401) 273-7507 x362; bbarnes@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

Black Flags, Blue Water: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates, Newport

5:30pm–6:30pm. Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro Street. Author Eric Jay Dolin reveals the dramatic and surprising history of American piracy's "Golden Age"—spanning the late 1600s through the early 1700s—when lawless pirates plied the coastal waters of North America and beyond. Dolin illustrates how American colonists at first supported these outrageous pirates in an early display of colonial solidarity against the Crown, and then violently opposed them. Through engrossing episodes of roguish glamour and extreme brutality, Dolin depicts the star pirates of this period. Book signing to follow. NHS members and active duty military with ID, $1; non-members, $5; reservations recommended. (401) 841-8770; mdelaire@newporthistory.org; www.newporthistory.org.

Now and Forever: Connecting with Loved Ones Through Table Tipping, Lincoln

6:30pm–8:30pm. Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Everyone who visits an old house invariably asks the question "Is the house haunted?" Some have hinted that they have experienced strange feelings in one room or another, or heard noises while in the house alone. On occasion, Hearthside hosts programs to explore spiritual happenings with psychics and spiritual readers. Join us for an evening with renowned spiritual medium Roland Comtois in the intimate setting of Hearthside's drawing room. Thirty guests may receive personal messages channeled from the other side, followed by a book signing, dessert and informal conversations with the presenter. (401) 726-0597 kathy.hartley@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.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.

November 2-3, 2018

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. 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

November 2-4, 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

November 2-11, 2018

Newport Restaurant Week Fall, Bristol and Newport Counties

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

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 3, 2018

Appraisal Day: What's It Worth, Wickford?, Wickford, North Kingstown

9:00am–3:00pm. Smith's Castle, 55 Richard Smith Drive, (off Route 1). Daniel Buck Soules, an auctioneer and appraiser for thirty-five years, will appraise decorative arts, silver, and collectables. $15 for first item, $10 for each subsequent item. (401) 294-3521; smithscastle@earthlink.com; www.smithscastle.org.

Who Done It? An Evening of Clues, Warwick

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

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.

November 8, 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.

November 9-10, 2018

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. 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

November 9-11, 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

November 10, 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.

WaterFire, Providence

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

November 10-12, 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 11, 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.

November 11, 2018, 2018

Veteran's Day Ceremony, Tiverton

Begins at 11:00am. By the WWI Doughboy statue at Stone Bridge. Please show your support to our veterans keeping our freedom alive and well! tivertonhistoricalsocy@tivertonhistorical.org; www.tivertonhistorical.org.

November 11, 2018

Veteran's Day Parade, Westerly

9:30am–12:00pm. Granite Street. Westerly Pawcatuck Veteran's Board of Control will have it's annual parade honoring all Veterans with a parade from Pawcatuck to the Westerly Armory where ceremonies will be held at the close of the march. Route: Pawcatuck Shopping center to Pequot Trail, to West Broad Street, to High Street, to Canal Street, to Railroad Avenue. (401) 596-0837.

Historic House Tours, Lincoln

1:00pm–4:00pm. Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Take a tour of this 200-year old homestead with guides in period costume. Tours begin on the hour and last approximately one hour, with the last at 3pm. Admission charged. (401) 726-0597; kathy.hartley@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.

November 12, 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.

November 13, 2018

THS Annual Meeting and Dessert Social, Tiverton

Begins at 7:00pm. Chace-Cory House, 3908 Main Road. All are invited to bring your favorite dessert to share, become a member of the Tiverton Historical Society or renew your membership, vote on the 2019 Officer and BOD slate, and share ideas for 2019 events and programs. tivertonhistoricalsocy@tivertonhistorical.org; www.tivertonhistorical.org.

November 14, 2018

197th Annual Meeting of the Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence

6:00pm–8:00pm. Aldrich House, 110 Benevolent Street. Society activities over the past year will be reviewed. Free, but please RSVP, as seating is limited. (401) 331-8575 x33; mlupham@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

November 15, 2018

Providence Gallery Night, Providence

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

November 16-17, 2018

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Enjoy six tasting locations and three alcohol pairings on this 1.4-mile easy walk around downtown Providence. 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

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, 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.

Redcoats at Redwood: A 1778 Living History Event, Newport

2:00pm–7:00pm. Redwood Library and Athenaeum, 50 Bellevue Avenue. The British are returning to Newport! Visitors will step into 1778 Rhode Island as over twenty-five costumed interpreters recreate life in Newport during the height of the British occupation. The Redwood Library's Harrison Room will be transformed into an officer's club as men from the British army and Royal Navy discuss the latest news and intelligence about the war efforts, in-between relaxing, playing cards and enjoying a few drinks. Chat with reenactors portraying key figures such as General Prescott, Mary Almy, Joseph Wanton Jr., and the newly wed Henrietta Overing Bruce. Other personas will include a printer, a minister, a merchant, officer's wives, and a local woman who's courted by a British officer. Free, donations welcome. (401) 847-0292 x112; redwood@redwoodlibrary.org; www.redwoodlibrary.org.

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 18, 2018

Samuel Slater and Slater Mill, 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.

November 23-25, 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.

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.

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 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 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 7-9, 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.

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.

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 14-16, 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

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 21-23, 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 27-31, 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

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 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 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.

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 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 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 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.

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 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 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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