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January 18, 2017

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

11:00am–2:00pm. 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/.

January 20-22, 2017

9th annual Knitting Weekend and Fiber Art Marketplace , Pawtucket

10:00am–4:00pm. Slater Mill Historic Site, 67 Roosevelt Avenue. That's right, it's a celebration of all things knitting, with some of the finest yarn producers, spinners, dyers, and micro-farmers in New England. The Rhode Island Hook and Needle Guild will host their annual sale of home-based goods, and on-site demonstrations of spinning, weaving, and knitting will help adorn Slater Mill's historic space with live practice. (401) 725-8638; www.slatermill.org; Tickets.

January 21, 2017

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

9:00am–12:00pm. DePasquale Fountain or Cafe Dolce Vita, 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: $55. cindy@savoringrhodeisland.com; www.savoringrhodeisland.com.

January 21-22, 2017

Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. 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, $32; non-members, $42; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

January 22, 2017

Senetchonet to Manville: a Journey through Time, Lincoln

Begins at 2:00pm. North Gate Toll House, 1873 Old Louisquisset Pike (Route 246). View selections from the documentary on the history of Manville by Betty Mencucci and Carlo Mencucci, which contains hundreds of historical photographs of Manville from the collection of Roger Gladu. (401) 725-2847; bvhs58@gmail.com; bvhsri.org.

January 25, 2017

Cultural Connections Meet and Greet, Newport

12:00pm–1:00pm. Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue. Meet Valerie Talmage, Executive Director of Preserve Rhode Island. Free, but space is limited and reservations are required. (401) 847-1851; emarchi@newportmansions.org; www.newportmansions.org.

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

11:00am–2:00pm. 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/.

January 26, 2017

Rhode Island's Shellfish Heritage: An Ecological History, Newport

Begins at 5:30pm. Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro Street. Join author, shellfisherman, and fisheries activist Sarah Schumann as she reads from and talks about her book. NHS members and active duty military with ID, $1; non-members, $5; reservations recommended. (401) 846-0813 x110; mdelaire@newporthistory.org; www.newporthistory.org.

January 28, 2017

Preserving Your Family Photos, Newport

11:00am–12:00pm. Newport Public Library, 300 Spring Street. Genealogical expert Maureen Taylor, the "Photo Detective," will teach budget-friendly photo preservation basics from storage to labeling and everything in-between. Free; registratin not required. (401) 847-8720 x208; info@newportlibraryri.org; www.newportlibraryri.org.

Writing Your Family Memoir, Newport

2:00pm–4:00pm. Newport Public Library, 300 Spring Street. Genealogical expert Maureen Taylor, the "Photo Detective," will provide tips to guide you through the process, help you ask the right questions, and create a permanent family history memento. Free; registratin not required. (401) 847-8720 x208; info@newportlibraryri.org; www.newportlibraryri.org.

January 28-29, 2017

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 views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $32; non-members, $42; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

January 29, 2017

Valley Talks, Woonsocket

Begins at 1:30pm. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. Our annual free lecture series returns with a special focus on local history and RIHS's yet to be revealed theme for 2017. Presenters discuss local historic and cultural perspectives. Free. (401) 769-9675; aconway@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

February 1, 2017

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

11:00am–2:00pm. 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/.

February 8, 2017

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

11:00am–2:00pm. 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/.

February 9, 2017

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.

February 11, 2017

Lincoln's Birthday Celebration, Lincoln

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

Splash with Save the Bay, Newport

11:00am–11:30am. Easton's Beach, 175 Memorial Boulevard. Take off on Save The Bay's quarter-mile obstacle course followed by a cold water plunge in The Splash. The obstacle course includes five obstacles created by Laid Back Fitness owner and trainer, Ryan McGowan, and a mystery obstacle from BoldrDash! Warm up after the splash with heaters and hot cocoa at the Exploration Center and Aquarium, or help support Save The Bay and take the plunge from the comfort of your own bed by registering to be a virtual splasher! Registered splashers receive free admission to the Exploration Center and Aquarium, and discounted rates on Save The Bay Seal Tours happening that day in Newport. Adults, $30; children (8-12), free. Check-in starts at 10am. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

February 11-12, 2017

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 views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $32; non-members, $42; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

February 12, 2017

Valley Talks, Woonsocket

Begins at 1:30pm. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. Our annual free lecture series returns with a special focus on local history and RIHS's yet to be revealed theme for 2017. Presenters discuss local historic and cultural perspectives. Free. (401) 769-9675; aconway@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

February 15, 2017

Lecture: Fashion and Satire: Illustrative Insights by Orson Lowell, Newport

Begins at 11:00am. Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue. Jill Mellor Carey, Associate Professor and Curator of the Lasell Fashion Collection, will speak abouit Lowell, who was a magazine illustrator in the latter part of the nineteenth century through the early twentieth century. Members, $5; non-members, $10; reservations required. (401) 847-1851; emarchi@newportmansions.org; www.newportmansions.org.

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

11:00am–2:00pm. 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/.

February 18, 2017

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

9:00am–12:00pm. DePasquale Fountain or Cafe Dolce Vita, 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: $55. cindy@savoringrhodeisland.com; www.savoringrhodeisland.com.

February 18-19, 2017

Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. 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, $32; non-members, $42; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

February 20-26, 2017

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 views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $32; non-members, $42; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

February 22, 2017

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

11:00am–2:00pm. 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/.

February 25, 2017

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

9:00am–12:00pm. DePasquale Fountain or Cafe Dolce Vita, 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: $55. cindy@savoringrhodeisland.com; www.savoringrhodeisland.com.

23rd Annual Woonsocket Mardi Gras, Woonsocket

5:00pm–11:00pm. St. Ann's Art and Cultural Center, 84 Cumberland Street. Annual cultural celebration featuring spirited zydeco, Louisiana buffet, and introduction of this year's King Jace and the Mardi Gras Queen. Doors open at 5pm; dinner served from 6:30-8pm; cash bar. $30 in advance, $35 at door (cash only). (401) 769-9072; lcloutier1@cox.net; www.nrica.org.

February 26, 2017

Valley Talks, Woonsocket

Begins at 1:30pm. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. Our annual free lecture series returns with a special focus on local history and RIHS's yet to be revealed theme for 2017. Presenters discuss local historic and cultural perspectives. Free. (401) 769-9675; aconway@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

March 1, 2017

Cultural Connections Meet and Greet, Newport

8:30am–9:30am. The Elms, 367 Bellevue Avenue. Meet Brent Runyon, Executive Director of the Providence Preservation Society. Free, but space is limited and reservations are required. (401) 847-1851; emarchi@newportmansions.org; www.newportmansions.org.

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

11:00am–2:00pm. 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/.

March 4-5, 2017

Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. 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, $32; non-members, $42; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

March 5, 2017

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

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

March 8, 2017

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

11:00am–2:00pm. 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/.

March 9, 2017

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 11-12, 2017

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 views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $32; non-members, $42; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

March 12, 2017

Valley Talks, Woonsocket

Begins at 1:30pm. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. Our annual free lecture series returns with a special focus on local history and RIHS's yet to be revealed theme for 2017. Presenters discuss local historic and cultural perspectives. Free. (401) 769-9675; aconway@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

March 15, 2017

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

11:00am–2:00pm. 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/.

March 18-19, 2017

Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. 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, $32; non-members, $42; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

March 19, 2017

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

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

Rhode Island Railroad Stations: Post Card Views at the Turn of the Twentieth Century, Lincoln

Begins at 2:00pm. North Gate Toll House, 1873 Old Louisquisset Pike (Route 246). Joseph Coduri will be giving a presentation based on his book. (401) 725-2847; bvhs58@gmail.com; bvhsri.org.

March 22, 2017

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

11:00am–2:00pm. 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/.

March 25-26, 2017

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 views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $32; non-members, $42; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

March 26, 2017

Salute to Spring/Bonjour Printemps Celebration!, Woonsocket

10:00am–4:00pm. Museum of Work and Culture, 42 South Main Street. Celebrate the first day of Spring with live ethnic and cultural entertainment; music and dancers, food tastings, and special museum related events. (401) 769-9675; mowc@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

Industry along the Pettaquamscutt, Narragansett

1:00pm–3:00pm. Maury Loontjens Memorial Library, 36 Kingstown Road. A presentation by historian Tim cranston. (401) 783-5344; info@onpettaquamscutt.org; narlib.org; onpettaquamscutt.org.

March 29, 2017

Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

11:00am–2:00pm. 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/.

April 1-2, 2017

Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. 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, $32; non-members, $42; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

April 5, 2017

Cultural Connections Meet and Greet, Newport

12:00pm–1:00pm. Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue. Meet Morgan Grefe, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Historical Society. Free, but space is limited and reservations are required. (401) 847-1851; emarchi@newportmansions.org; www.newportmansions.org.

April 8-9, 2017

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 views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $32; non-members, $42; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

April 13, 2017

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 14-17, 2017

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 views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $32; non-members, $42; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

April 15, 2017

Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch, Newport

Begins at 10:00am. Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue. It's our 28th annual date with the Easter Bunny! Join us for a fun morning of scrambling for thousands of colorful eggs on Rosecliff's oceanfront lawn. Then bring the family inside for a catered breakfast brunch in the elegant surroundings. Adults, $55-$70; children, 6-12 years, $35-$40; 3-5 years, $30-$35; 2 and under, $10-$15; space is limited; reservations required; held rain or shine. (401) 847-1000 x140; events@newportmansions.org; www.newportmansions.org.

April 18, 2017

Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. 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, $32; non-members, $42; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

April 19-23, 2017

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 views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $32; non-members, $42; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

April 29-30, 2017

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 views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $32; non-members, $42; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; savebay@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

May 4, 2017

Rhode Island Independence Day, Statewide

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

May 11, 2017

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.

May 27-28, 2017

21st Annual Virtu Art Festival, Westerly

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

June 8, 2017

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.

June 10, 2017

36th Annual Great Chowder Cook-Off, Newport

11:00am–6:00pm. Fort Adams State Park, off Harrison Avenue. The world's original and longest running chowder competition determines bragging rights to the world's "chowda" champion title among dozens of restaurants, divided into Clam, Seafood, and Creative chowder categories. www.newportwaterfrontevents.com.

11th Annual Visitors Day at Swiss Village, Newport

9:00am–3:00pm. SVF Foundation, 152 Harrison Avenue. Visitors will take a self-guided tour through the historic site, view several endangered breeds of livestock, and learn about SVF's scientific mission. This event is free to the general public. No parking will be allowed on-site, however free parking and shuttle service will be provided from Fort Adams State Park. (401) 848-7229; info@svffoundation.org; www.svffoundation.org.

July 13, 2017

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.

July 28-30, 2017

58th Annual Newport Folk Festival, Newport

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

August 4-6, 2017

63rd Newport Jazz Festival, Newport

10:00am–7:00pm. International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Avenue, and Fort Adams State Park, 84 Fort Adams Drive. Enjoy the very latest tunes from some of the giants of jazz! (401) 848-5055; jazz@newportjazzfest.org; www.newportjazzfest.org.

August 10, 2017

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.

August 14, 2017

Victory Day, Statewide

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

August 18, 2017

Ida Lewis Distance Race, Newport

The 13th edition of the Ida Lewis Distance Race starts and finishes off Newport's historic Ida Lewis Yacht Club, which sits famously on a rock in Newport Harbor, and includes turning marks at Castle Hill, Brenton Reef, Block Island, Montauk Point, Martha's Vineyard and Buzzards Tower. It is a qualifier for the New England Lighthouse Series (PHRF); the Northern and Double-Handed Ocean Racing Trophies (IRC); and the Rhode Island Offshore Challenge. (401) 641-2109; racechairman@ildistancerace.org; www.ildistancerace.org.

September 14, 2017

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

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

October 12, 2017

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

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

November 9, 2017

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 14, 2017

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 19, 2018

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

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

May 4, 2018

Rhode Island Independence Day, Statewide

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

May 8-20, 2018

Volvo Ocean Race Stopover, Newport

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

August 13, 2018

Victory Day, Statewide

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

March 19, 2019

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

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

May 4, 2019

Rhode Island Independence Day, Statewide

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

August 12, 2019

Victory Day, Statewide

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

March 19, 2020

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

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

May 4, 2020

Rhode Island Independence Day, Statewide

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

August 10, 2020

Victory Day, Statewide

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

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