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January 1-December 31, 2019

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 1-29, 2019

Downcity Providence Food Tour, Providence

12:00pm–3:30pm. Fridays and Saturdays. 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 1-30, 2019

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

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

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. 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 21, 2019

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 22-23, 2019

Providence Ghost Tour, Providence

Begins at 7:00pm. Prospect Terrace, Congdon Street. A walking ghost and haunted history tour of the East Side of Providence, featuring ghosts, murders, suicides, fires, and unfortunate gruesome accidents! Adults, $18; children, $10. (401) 484-8687; providenceghosttour@gmail.com; www.providenceghosttour.com.

Holiday Lantern Tour, Newport

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

November 22-24, 2019

Blackstone Valley Polar Express , Woonsocket

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

November 23, 2019

Music at the Museum, Smithfield

6:00pm–9:00pm. Smith-Appleby House Museum, 220 Stillwater Road. A wine and cheese fundraiser showcasing the Col 'Areo Quartet preforming traditional string quartet music. Attendees will tour the museum by candlelight, and enjoy wine, cheese, and hors d'oeuvres. Tickets, $30; reservations required. (401) 231-7363; vp.smithappleby@gmail.com; www.smithapplebyhouse.org.

Westerly Nature Cruises, Westerly

See website for times. 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 23-24, 2019

Newport Seal Tours, Newport

See website for times. 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. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

November 24, 2019

Rhode Island Postcard Club meeting, North Providence

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

November 25, 2019

The Civilian Conservation Corps: Their Works in Rhode Island, Riverside, East Providence

Begins at 6:30pm. Riverside Library, 475 Bullocks Point Avenue. Independent historian-researcher Leo Caisse will give a presentation on this topic during a meeting of the East Providence Historical Society. (401) 438-1750; www.ephist.org.

November 16, 2019

Behind-The-Scenes Tour, Providence

10:00am–11:30am. Governor Henry Lippitt House, 199 Hope Street. A special museum tour offering visitors a chance to see and hear about various aspects of Lippitt House not included in our regular tours. This ninety-minute tour led by the Museum Director lets visitors see where servants performed household tasks and explains how 1860s modern technology was incorporated into the house. Space is limited. $15 per person, advance ticket purchase recommended. (401) 272-5101; lippitthouse@preserveri.org; www.preserveri.org

November 29-30, 2019

Providence Ghost Tour, Providence

Begins at 7:00pm. Prospect Terrace, Congdon Street. A walking ghost and haunted history tour of the East Side of Providence, featuring ghosts, murders, suicides, fires, and unfortunate gruesome accidents! Adults, $18; children, $10. (401) 484-8687; providenceghosttour@gmail.com; www.providenceghosttour.com.

Holiday Lantern Tour, Newport

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

November 29-December 1, 2019

Blackstone Valley Polar Express , Woonsocket

See website for times. 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 30, 2019

Mystery at the Museum: The Last Noel, Newport

7:00pm–9:00pm. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. A Victorian Christmas turned tragedy! Bring the whole family, come with a group of friends, or test your sleuthing skills alone for ninety minutes of fast-paced fun and interactive entertainment! View the Museum's beautiful architecture and historical and contemporary art on display. You'll be guaranteed to meet a cast of colorful characters dressed in gorgeous period costumes... but be careful who you trust, or you might just end up the victim! Adults, $25-$30; seniors and active military, $20-$25; 17 and under and students, $10-$15. (401) 324-9436; www.newportartmuseum.org; Tickets.

Westerly Nature Cruises, Westerly

See website for times. 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 30-December 1, 2019

Newport Seal Tours, Newport

See website for times. 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. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

December 1, 2019

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.

Christmas Open House, Smithfield

1:00pm–4:00pm. Smith-Appleby House Museum, 220 Stillwater Road. Enjoy the house in all of its holiday spirit! Come visit with Santa and enjoy hot cocoa and Christmas cookie decorating in the barn! $5 donation requested; children always free. (401) 231-7363; www.smithapplebyhouse.org.

Historic Open House Tours, Smithfield

1:00pm–4:00pm. Smith-Appleby House Museum, 220 Stillwater Road. Volunteer historians in Colonial costume conduct tours where visitors can learn about the 320-plus-year history and architecture of the home, the Smith-Appleby family and eighteenth century living in Rhode Island. Watch demonstrations; examine period furnishings, clothing and household items; sample hearth-baked goods. $5 donation requested. (401) 231-7363; www.smithapplebyhouse.org.

December 1-30, 2019

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

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

December 2, 2019

Massasoit Historical Association Meeting, Warren

Begins at 7:30pm. Maxwell House, corner of Church and Water Streets. Open to the public. Call Pat at (401) 245-0392; patread3@aol.com; www.massasoithistorical.org.

December 4, 2019

Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Johnston

Begins at 7:00pm. Johnston Historical Society, 101 Putnam Pike. Our speaker will be Etta Tramonti, Outreach Director, Stephen Hopkins House. (401) 231-3380; johnstonhistorical1825@gmail.com; www.johnstonhistorical.org.

December 5, 2019

Christmas Scotch Party, Providence

6:00pm–8:00pm. Governor Henry Lippitt House, 199 Hope Street. Kick off the holiday season with our elegant annual party featuring a variety of whiskys and fine wines. Sip, savor, and pair them with passed artisan hors d'oeuvres while you stroll through one of the best-preserved Victorian houses in America. Join friends and neighbors to celebrate the holiday season in style! $100 in advance; $125 day of the event. info@ppsri.org; www.preserveri.org/lippitt-house-museum.

December 6-7, 2019

Holiday Lantern Tour, Newport

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

December 6-8, 2019

Blackstone Valley Polar Express , Woonsocket

See website for times. 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 6-28, 2019

Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, Newport

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. 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

December 7, 2019

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

10:00am–12:00pm. Park parking lot, 120 Killingly Street. Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy and the Providence Parks Department invite you to come and explore the only natural forest in Providence, unusual for an urban setting. The guided hike will take you to the top of the hill, the highest point in Providence, 296 feet above sea level, from which you can see spectacular views of the City and nearly a quarter of the State. Several miles of hiking/walking trails provide a panoply of picturesque stone walls, unique geological formations, natural springs and brooks, wild flowers and berries. Dress for the day's weather—be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes or hiking shoes. We also recommended insect repellent year 'round as a precaution against ticks which may carry Lyme Disease. Free; $5 per family donation suggested; no advance reservations required. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Any cancellations will be noted on the Neutaconkanut Facebook page and website. (401) 719-1482; susan@nhill.org; www.nhill.org.

49th 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.

Nikommo Winter Moon Celebration, Exeter

10:00am–2:00pm. Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum, 390 Summit Road. We will be celebrating the winter moon with a special giveaway event. Nikommo is traditionally the celebration of giving. Receive free admission, our gift to you, when you bring a gift to donate to someone in need. We will be featuring different storytellers all day, both traditional and original work! Visit our Native Artisan Market for your holiday shopping! Join us and kick-start your holiday season with the spirit of giving! (401) 491-9063; lorenspears@tomaquagmuseum.com; www.tomaquagmuseum.org.

A Victorian Christmas Dinner, Warwick

Begins at 6:30pm. Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum, 4157 Post Road. Fundraising dinner for the Museum, prepared by Tom's Market Catering. $150 per person; pre-paid reservation required. (401) 884-9490; www.cloudshill.org.

American Girl Doll Christmas Party, Lincoln

12:30pm–3:30pm. 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.

RIHS Holiday Open House and Santa's Workshop, Woonsocket

1:00pm–5:00pm. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. Featuring a variety of holiday-themed activities for adults and children alike. 10:30am: tabletop boxwood tree decorating activity; $25-$30; pre-registration required. Beginning at 1pm, the public is welcome to take part in an afternoon of free activities. This includes decorating cookies from Wright's Dairy Farm and Bakery, helping Santa's elves build and test toys in their workshop, writing letters to Santa, playing with historic toys, and participating in holiday storytime. There will also be a performance of holiday songs by Spencer Soucy and Friends at 2:30pm. In addition, guests may tour the MoWC, which will be decked in its holiday finest, while enjoying cookies provided by Seven Stars Bakery. There will also be a display of holiday ephemera from the RIHS collection in the changing gallery, as well as screenings of holiday footage from the film archive. (401) 769-9675; aconway@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

Providence Ghost Tour, Providence

Begins at 7:00pm. Prospect Terrace, Congdon Street. A walking ghost and haunted history tour of the East Side of Providence, featuring ghosts, murders, suicides, fires, and unfortunate gruesome accidents! Adults, $18; children, $10. (401) 484-8687; providenceghosttour@gmail.com; www.providenceghosttour.com.

Mystery at the Museum: The Last Noel, Newport

7:00pm–9:00pm. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. A Victorian Christmas turned tragedy! Bring the whole family, come with a group of friends, or test your sleuthing skills alone for ninety minutes of fast-paced fun and interactive entertainment! View the Museum's beautiful architecture and historical and contemporary art on display. You'll be guaranteed to meet a cast of colorful characters dressed in gorgeous period costumes... but be careful who you trust, or you might just end up the victim! Adults, $25-$30; seniors and active military, $20-$25; 17 and under and students, $10-$15. (401) 324-9436; www.newportartmuseum.org; Tickets.

Westerly Nature Cruises, Westerly

See website for times. 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 7-8, 2019

Christmas Open House, Tiverton

Saturday, 10am-3pm; Sunday 12-3pm. Chace-Cory House, 3908 Main Road. Hot apple cider greets visitors shopping for Christmas decor and baked goods, historical ornaments, our annual Tiverton calendar, 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.

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 fill 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 Tours, Newport

See website for times. 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. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

December 8, 2019

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. Stroll through twelve rooms of holiday splendor; different decorations each year. Cider and cookies, too! Exhibit runs December 8-27. Admission charged. (401) 884-9490; www.cloudshill.org.

Hike Through Hunts Mills, Rumford, 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.

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.

Holiday Open House, Johnston

1:00pm–5:00pm. Elijah Angell House, 101 Putnam Pike. Come in from the cold, traveler, and join the Johnston Historical Society for yuletide music, local history, light refreshments, and cheer in our restored 1824 farmhouse. The adjacent Johnston History Museum, housed in a replica post-and-beam barn, will also be open. Free, donations welcome. (401) 231-3380; johnstonhistorical1825@gmail.com; www.johnstonhistorical.org.

December 12, 2019

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) 935-8591; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

December 13-14, 2019

Holiday Lantern Tour, Newport

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

December 13-15, 2019

Blackstone Valley Polar Express , Woonsocket

See website for times. 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 14, 2019

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.

Providence Ghost Tour, Providence

Begins at 7:00pm. Prospect Terrace, Congdon Street. A walking ghost and haunted history tour of the East Side of Providence, featuring ghosts, murders, suicides, fires, and unfortunate gruesome accidents! Adults, $18; children, $10. (401) 484-8687; providenceghosttour@gmail.com; www.providenceghosttour.com.

Mystery at the Museum: The Last Noel, Newport

7:00pm–9:00pm. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. A Victorian Christmas turned tragedy! Bring the whole family, come with a group of friends, or test your sleuthing skills alone for ninety minutes of fast-paced fun and interactive entertainment! View the Museum's beautiful architecture and historical and contemporary art on display. You'll be guaranteed to meet a cast of colorful characters dressed in gorgeous period costumes... but be careful who you trust, or you might just end up the victim! Adults, $25-$30; seniors and active military, $20-$25; 17 and under and students, $10-$15. (401) 324-9436; www.newportartmuseum.org; Tickets.

Aquidneck Indian Council December/Holiday Social, Tiverton

12:00pm–5:00pm. Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way (off Bulgarmarsh Road). Dancing, drumming, raffles, and afternoon fun. Please bring something to share. This is an alcohol- and drug-free event. Open to the public—all are welcome. (401) 683-4589; aquidneck_indian@verizon.net; www.aquidneckindiancouncil.org.

Westerly Nature Cruises, Westerly

See website for times. 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.

Christmas at Lippitt House, Providence

10:00am–2:00pm. Governor Henry Lippitt House, 199 Hope Street. The holiday season is filled with fun traditions—many of which originated in the Victorian era. Take a holiday-themed tour, make tree decorations and candy-filled Christmas crackers, and enjoy festive holiday songs and stories with Ann-Marie Forer appearing as Mrs. Claus. Adults, $10; students with ID, $5; children 12 and under and EBT Cardholders (up to four individuals per card), free. info@ppsri.org; www.preserveri.org/lippitt-house-museum.

December 14-15, 2019

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. Stroll through twelve rooms of holiday splendor; different decorations each year. Cider and cookies, too! Exhibit runs December 8-27. Admission charged. (401) 884-9490; www.cloudshill.org.

Newport Seal Tours, Newport

See website for times. 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. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

December 15, 2019

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.

Open House Tours, Smithfield

1:00pm–4:00pm. Smith-Appleby House Museum, 220 Stillwater Road. Enjoy the warmth of the open fire and smell of roasting chestnuts on its flame. The house will still be decorated for the holidays, come see our beloved teddy bear tree! $5 donation requested; children always free. (401) 231-7363; www.smithapplebyhouse.org.

Historic Open House Tours, Smithfield

1:00pm–4:00pm. Smith-Appleby House Museum, 220 Stillwater Road. Volunteer historians in Colonial costume conduct tours where visitors can learn about the 320-plus-year history and architecture of the home, the Smith-Appleby family and eighteenth century living in Rhode Island. Watch demonstrations; examine period furnishings, clothing and household items; sample hearth-baked goods. $5 donation requested. (401) 231-7363; www.smithapplebyhouse.org.

December 20-21, 2019

Holiday Lantern Tour, Newport

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

December 20-22, 2019

Blackstone Valley Polar Express , Woonsocket

See website for times. 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 21, 2019

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. Stroll through twelve rooms of holiday splendor; different decorations each year. Cider and cookies, too! Exhibit runs December 8-27. Admission charged. (401) 884-9490; www.cloudshill.org.

Providence Ghost Tour, Providence

Begins at 7:00pm. Prospect Terrace, Congdon Street. A walking ghost and haunted history tour of the East Side of Providence, featuring ghosts, murders, suicides, fires, and unfortunate gruesome accidents! Adults, $18; children, $10. (401) 484-8687; providenceghosttour@gmail.com; www.providenceghosttour.com.

Mystery at the Museum: The Last Noel, Newport

7:00pm–9:00pm. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. A Victorian Christmas turned tragedy! Bring the whole family, come with a group of friends, or test your sleuthing skills alone for ninety minutes of fast-paced fun and interactive entertainment! View the Museum's beautiful architecture and historical and contemporary art on display. You'll be guaranteed to meet a cast of colorful characters dressed in gorgeous period costumes... but be careful who you trust, or you might just end up the victim! Adults, $25-$30; seniors and active military, $20-$25; 17 and under and students, $10-$15. (401) 324-9436; www.newportartmuseum.org; Tickets.

December 27-31, 2019

Newport Seal Tours, Newport

See website for times. 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. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

December 28, 2019

Mystery at the Museum: The Last Noel, Newport

7:00pm–9:00pm. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. A Victorian Christmas turned tragedy! Bring the whole family, come with a group of friends, or test your sleuthing skills alone for ninety minutes of fast-paced fun and interactive entertainment! View the Museum's beautiful architecture and historical and contemporary art on display. You'll be guaranteed to meet a cast of colorful characters dressed in gorgeous period costumes... but be careful who you trust, or you might just end up the victim! Adults, $25-$30; seniors and active military, $20-$25; 17 and under and students, $10-$15. (401) 324-9436; www.newportartmuseum.org; Tickets.

December 28-29, 2019

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 28-31, 2019

Westerly Nature Cruises, Westerly

See website for times. 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 29, 2019

Rhode Island Postcard Club meeting, North Providence

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

Open House Tours, Smithfield

1:00pm–4:00pm. Smith-Appleby House Museum, 220 Stillwater Road. LAST CHANCE to see Smith-Appleby House Christmas decorations! House will be closed after this event until April. $5 donation requested; children always free. (401) 231-7363; www.smithapplebyhouse.org.

Historic Open House Tours, Smithfield

1:00pm–4:00pm. Smith-Appleby House Museum, 220 Stillwater Road. Volunteer historians in Colonial costume conduct tours where visitors can learn about the 320-plus-year history and architecture of the home, the Smith-Appleby family and eighteenth century living in Rhode Island. Watch demonstrations; examine period furnishings, clothing and household items; sample hearth-baked goods. $5 donation requested. (401) 231-7363; www.smithapplebyhouse.org.

January 4, 2020

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

10:00am–12:00pm. Park parking lot, 120 Killingly Street. Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy and the Providence Parks Department invite you to come and explore the only natural forest in Providence, unusual for an urban setting. The guided hike will take you to the top of the hill, the highest point in Providence, 296 feet above sea level, from which you can see spectacular views of the City and nearly a quarter of the State. Several miles of hiking/walking trails provide a panoply of picturesque stone walls, unique geological formations, natural springs and brooks, wild flowers and berries. Dress for the day's weather—be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes or hiking shoes. We also recommended insect repellent year 'round as a precaution against ticks which may carry Lyme Disease. Free; $5 per family donation suggested; no advance reservations required. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Any cancellations will be noted on the Neutaconkanut Facebook page and website. (401) 719-1482; susan@nhill.org; www.nhill.org.

January 25, 2020

Colonial Dining Experience, Warren

6:30pm–10:00pm. Maxwell House, corner of Church and Water Streets. Open to the public; seating extremely limited; reservations required. Call Pat at (401) 245-0392; patread3@aol.com; www.massasoithistorical.org.

January 26, 2020

Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Johnston

Begins at 2:00pm. Johnston Historical Society, 101 Putnam Pike. Special Sunday meeting. Arthur Ianelli will tell us about Ramstail Factory, Rhode Island's only "official" haunted place. (401) 231-3380; johnstonhistorical1825@gmail.com; www.johnstonhistorical.org.

February 1, 2020

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

10:00am–12:00pm. Park parking lot, 120 Killingly Street. Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy and the Providence Parks Department invite you to come and explore the only natural forest in Providence, unusual for an urban setting. The guided hike will take you to the top of the hill, the highest point in Providence, 296 feet above sea level, from which you can see spectacular views of the City and nearly a quarter of the State. Several miles of hiking/walking trails provide a panoply of picturesque stone walls, unique geological formations, natural springs and brooks, wild flowers and berries. Dress for the day's weather—be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes or hiking shoes. We also recommended insect repellent year 'round as a precaution against ticks which may carry Lyme Disease. Free; $5 per family donation suggested; no advance reservations required. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Any cancellations will be noted on the Neutaconkanut Facebook page and website. (401) 719-1482; susan@nhill.org; www.nhill.org.

February 14-23, 2020

32nd Annual Newport Winter Festival, Newport

Various venues. Featuring over 150 events, the Festival offers a unique winter experience combining food, festivities, music, and fun for all ages. (401) 847-7666; staff@newportevents.com; www.newportwinterfestival.com.

February 23, 2020

Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Johnston

Begins at 2:00pm. Johnston Historical Society, 101 Putnam Pike. Special Sunday meeting. Steve Merolla will present The Bordens of Neutaconkanut Hill Part II. (401) 231-3380; johnstonhistorical1825@gmail.com; www.johnstonhistorical.org.

March 7, 2020

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

10:00am–12:00pm. Park parking lot, 120 Killingly Street. Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy and the Providence Parks Department invite you to come and explore the only natural forest in Providence, unusual for an urban setting. The guided hike will take you to the top of the hill, the highest point in Providence, 296 feet above sea level, from which you can see spectacular views of the City and nearly a quarter of the State. Several miles of hiking/walking trails provide a panoply of picturesque stone walls, unique geological formations, natural springs and brooks, wild flowers and berries. Dress for the day's weather—be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes or hiking shoes. We also recommended insect repellent year 'round as a precaution against ticks which may carry Lyme Disease. Free; $5 per family donation suggested; no advance reservations required. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Any cancellations will be noted on the Neutaconkanut Facebook page and website. (401) 719-1482; susan@nhill.org; www.nhill.org.

March 19, 2020

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

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

March 25, 2020

Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Johnston

Begins at 7:00pm. Johnston Historical Society, 101 Putnam Pike. Tony Carlino will be our speaker, telling us something about Roger Williams. (401) 231-3380; johnstonhistorical1825@gmail.com; www.johnstonhistorical.org.

April 4, 2020

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

10:00am–12:00pm. Park parking lot, 120 Killingly Street. Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy and the Providence Parks Department invite you to come and explore the only natural forest in Providence, unusual for an urban setting. The guided hike will take you to the top of the hill, the highest point in Providence, 296 feet above sea level, from which you can see spectacular views of the City and nearly a quarter of the State. Several miles of hiking/walking trails provide a panoply of picturesque stone walls, unique geological formations, natural springs and brooks, wild flowers and berries. Dress for the day's weather—be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes or hiking shoes. We also recommended insect repellent year 'round as a precaution against ticks which may carry Lyme Disease. Free; $5 per family donation suggested; no advance reservations required. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Any cancellations will be noted on the Neutaconkanut Facebook page and website. (401) 719-1482; susan@nhill.org; www.nhill.org.

A Mad Hatter Tea, Warren

Seatings at 12:30 and 3pm. Maxwell House, 59 Church Street. The tea menu consists of scones, tea sandwiches, and desserts. Mad hats encouraged but not required. $15 donation requested; reservations must be made in advance. Call Pat at (401) 245-0392; www.massasoithistorical.org.

April 25, 2020

35th Annual Rhode Island Statewide Historic Preservation Conference, Warwick

8:45am–6:00pm. Various venues. Under the theme of Back to the Future, the conference will explore concepts of the future and historic preservation, including but not limited to: Post-war architecture and landscapes; preservation of Modern places; historic utopias, from college campuses to octagon houses to shopping malls; the future of place-based tourism; teaching and learning about preservation in the twenty-first century; technological advances in archaeology, historical research, and building conservation; preservation and popular culture; interpreting difficult histories; social media and crowd-sourcing; and climate change. Register in advance. ripresconf@gmail.com; www.preservationconferenceri.com.

April 29, 2020

Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Ashton, Cumberland

Begins at 7:00pm. Johnston Historical Society, 101 Putnam Pike. Food historian David Stone will talk about his recent books, Lost Restaurants of Providence and Lost Restaurants of Newport. (401) 231-3380; johnstonhistorical1825@gmail.com; www.johnstonhistorical.org.

May 1, 2020

153rd Annual May Breakfast, Cranston

6:00am–11:00am. Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church, 229 Wilbur Avenue. Home of the original May Breakfast. Traditional fare of eggs, ham, cornbread, clam cakes, beverage, and homemade apple pie, served family style. Plus May baskets and homemade fudge for sale. (401) 944-0864; www.olcbaptistchurch.com.

May 2, 2020

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

10:00am–12:00pm. Park parking lot, 120 Killingly Street. Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy and the Providence Parks Department invite you to come and explore the only natural forest in Providence, unusual for an urban setting. The guided hike will take you to the top of the hill, the highest point in Providence, 296 feet above sea level, from which you can see spectacular views of the City and nearly a quarter of the State. Several miles of hiking/walking trails provide a panoply of picturesque stone walls, unique geological formations, natural springs and brooks, wild flowers and berries. Dress for the day's weather—be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes or hiking shoes. We also recommended insect repellent year 'round as a precaution against ticks which may carry Lyme Disease. Free; $5 per family donation suggested; no advance reservations required. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Any cancellations will be noted on the Neutaconkanut Facebook page and website. (401) 719-1482; susan@nhill.org; www.nhill.org.

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.'

May 8-10, 2020

Misquamicut SpringFest, Misquamicut, Westerly

Friday, 5-11pm; Saturday, 11am-11pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm. Misquamicut State Beach, Atlantic Avenue. World class carnival and amusements, headline bands, food truck rodeo, classic car show, knockerball, games, and more! www.misquamicutfestival.org.

June 6, 2020

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

10:00am–12:00pm. Park parking lot, 120 Killingly Street. Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy and the Providence Parks Department invite you to come and explore the only natural forest in Providence, unusual for an urban setting. The guided hike will take you to the top of the hill, the highest point in Providence, 296 feet above sea level, from which you can see spectacular views of the City and nearly a quarter of the State. Several miles of hiking/walking trails provide a panoply of picturesque stone walls, unique geological formations, natural springs and brooks, wild flowers and berries. Dress for the day's weather—be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes or hiking shoes. We also recommended insect repellent year 'round as a precaution against ticks which may carry Lyme Disease. Free; $5 per family donation suggested; no advance reservations required. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Any cancellations will be noted on the Neutaconkanut Facebook page and website. (401) 719-1482; susan@nhill.org; www.nhill.org.

June 18, 2020

18th Annual Rochambeau Strawberry Biscuit Tea, Cranston

6:00pm–8:00pm. Joy Homestead, 156 Scituate Avenue. Celebrate the 239th 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.

July 1, 2020

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. The Purple Ape, 17 Winnapaug Road. Registration starts at 7pm; races at 8pm sharp! Free family fun event with DJ and prizes. Cheer on your favorite hermit crab! (401) 596-6169; www.purpleape.com.

July 4, 2020

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

10:00am–12:00pm. Park parking lot, 120 Killingly Street. Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy and the Providence Parks Department invite you to come and explore the only natural forest in Providence, unusual for an urban setting. The guided hike will take you to the top of the hill, the highest point in Providence, 296 feet above sea level, from which you can see spectacular views of the City and nearly a quarter of the State. Several miles of hiking/walking trails provide a panoply of picturesque stone walls, unique geological formations, natural springs and brooks, wild flowers and berries. Dress for the day's weather—be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes or hiking shoes. We also recommended insect repellent year 'round as a precaution against ticks which may carry Lyme Disease. Free; $5 per family donation suggested; no advance reservations required. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Any cancellations will be noted on the Neutaconkanut Facebook page and website. (401) 719-1482; susan@nhill.org; www.nhill.org.

July 8, 2020

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. The Purple Ape, 17 Winnapaug Road. Registration starts at 7pm; races at 8pm sharp! Free family fun event with DJ and prizes. Cheer on your favorite hermit crab! (401) 596-6169; www.purpleape.com.

July 15, 2020

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. The Purple Ape, 17 Winnapaug Road. Registration starts at 7pm; races at 8pm sharp! Free family fun event with DJ and prizes. Cheer on your favorite hermit crab! (401) 596-6169; www.purpleape.com.

July 22, 2020

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. The Purple Ape, 17 Winnapaug Road. Registration starts at 7pm; races at 8pm sharp! Free family fun event with DJ and prizes. Cheer on your favorite hermit crab! (401) 596-6169; www.purpleape.com.

July 29, 2020

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. The Purple Ape, 17 Winnapaug Road. Registration starts at 7pm; races at 8pm sharp! Free family fun event with DJ and prizes. Cheer on your favorite hermit crab! (401) 596-6169; www.purpleape.com.

August 1, 2020

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

10:00am–12:00pm. Park parking lot, 120 Killingly Street. Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy and the Providence Parks Department invite you to come and explore the only natural forest in Providence, unusual for an urban setting. The guided hike will take you to the top of the hill, the highest point in Providence, 296 feet above sea level, from which you can see spectacular views of the City and nearly a quarter of the State. Several miles of hiking/walking trails provide a panoply of picturesque stone walls, unique geological formations, natural springs and brooks, wild flowers and berries. Dress for the day's weather—be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes or hiking shoes. We also recommended insect repellent year 'round as a precaution against ticks which may carry Lyme Disease. Free; $5 per family donation suggested; no advance reservations required. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Any cancellations will be noted on the Neutaconkanut Facebook page and website. (401) 719-1482; susan@nhill.org; www.nhill.org.

August 5, 2020

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. The Purple Ape, 17 Winnapaug Road. Registration starts at 7pm; races at 8pm sharp! Free family fun event with DJ and prizes. Cheer on your favorite hermit crab! (401) 596-6169; www.purpleape.com.

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.

August 12, 2020

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. The Purple Ape, 17 Winnapaug Road. Registration starts at 7pm; races at 8pm sharp! Free family fun event with DJ and prizes. Cheer on your favorite hermit crab! (401) 596-6169; www.purpleape.com.

August 19, 2020

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. The Purple Ape, 17 Winnapaug Road. Registration starts at 7pm; races at 8pm sharp! Free family fun event with DJ and prizes. Cheer on your favorite hermit crab! (401) 596-6169; www.purpleape.com.

August 26, 2020

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. The Purple Ape, 17 Winnapaug Road. Registration starts at 7pm; races at 8pm sharp! Free family fun event with DJ and prizes. Cheer on your favorite hermit crab! (401) 596-6169; www.purpleape.com.

September 5, 2020

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

10:00am–12:00pm. Park parking lot, 120 Killingly Street. Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy and the Providence Parks Department invite you to come and explore the only natural forest in Providence, unusual for an urban setting. The guided hike will take you to the top of the hill, the highest point in Providence, 296 feet above sea level, from which you can see spectacular views of the City and nearly a quarter of the State. Several miles of hiking/walking trails provide a panoply of picturesque stone walls, unique geological formations, natural springs and brooks, wild flowers and berries. Dress for the day's weather—be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes or hiking shoes. We also recommended insect repellent year 'round as a precaution against ticks which may carry Lyme Disease. Free; $5 per family donation suggested; no advance reservations required. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Any cancellations will be noted on the Neutaconkanut Facebook page and website. (401) 719-1482; susan@nhill.org; www.nhill.org.

September 12, 2020

Save the Bay 50th Anniversary Celebration, Providence

5:00pm–10:00pm. Save the Bay Center, 100 Save The Bay Drive. Join us as we commemorate fifty years of advocacy for Narragansett Bay with a 1970s-themed celebration featuring a live auction, musical performances, and more. Guests will be welcomed to the event with a cocktail hour in the lobby of Save The Bay's headquarters, before continuing to the outdoor event tent to enjoy hors d'oeuvres, signature drink and food stations, and desserts. Dig it? Don your vests, tie-dye, bell-bottoms, and scarves and join us! Tickets: $250; space limited; reservations required. (401) 272-3540; ldanielsen@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

September 18-20, 2020

Misquamicut FallFest, Misquamicut, Westerly

Friday, 5-11pm; Saturday, 11am-11pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm. Misquamicut State Beach, Atlantic Avenue. World class carnival and amusements, international music headliners, food truck rodeo, knockerball, classic car show, electric car show, 3rd Annual Antique Fire Truck Muster, games, and more!. www.misquamicutfestival.org.

October 3, 2020

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

10:00am–12:00pm. Park parking lot, 120 Killingly Street. Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy and the Providence Parks Department invite you to come and explore the only natural forest in Providence, unusual for an urban setting. The guided hike will take you to the top of the hill, the highest point in Providence, 296 feet above sea level, from which you can see spectacular views of the City and nearly a quarter of the State. Several miles of hiking/walking trails provide a panoply of picturesque stone walls, unique geological formations, natural springs and brooks, wild flowers and berries. Dress for the day's weather—be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes or hiking shoes. We also recommended insect repellent year 'round as a precaution against ticks which may carry Lyme Disease. Free; $5 per family donation suggested; no advance reservations required. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Any cancellations will be noted on the Neutaconkanut Facebook page and website. (401) 719-1482; susan@nhill.org; www.nhill.org.

October 17, 2020

23rd Annual Guy Fawkes Bonfire Night, Misquamicut, Westerly

7:00pm–9:00pm. The Windjammer, 321 Atlantic Avenue, Misquamicut Beach. Complete with comedic (Monty Python-esque) re-enactment of the 1605 trial for treason of Guy Fawkes by the "Misquamicut Players." Music, bonfire, dancers, fife and drum, and more! Free. (401) 322-1026; www.guyfawkesusa.com.

November 7, 2020

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

10:00am–12:00pm. Park parking lot, 120 Killingly Street. Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy and the Providence Parks Department invite you to come and explore the only natural forest in Providence, unusual for an urban setting. The guided hike will take you to the top of the hill, the highest point in Providence, 296 feet above sea level, from which you can see spectacular views of the City and nearly a quarter of the State. Several miles of hiking/walking trails provide a panoply of picturesque stone walls, unique geological formations, natural springs and brooks, wild flowers and berries. Dress for the day's weather—be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes or hiking shoes. We also recommended insect repellent year 'round as a precaution against ticks which may carry Lyme Disease. Free; $5 per family donation suggested; no advance reservations required. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Any cancellations will be noted on the Neutaconkanut Facebook page and website. (401) 719-1482; susan@nhill.org; www.nhill.org.

December 5, 2020

Guided Walk on Neutaconkanut Hill, Providence

10:00am–12:00pm. Park parking lot, 120 Killingly Street. Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy and the Providence Parks Department invite you to come and explore the only natural forest in Providence, unusual for an urban setting. The guided hike will take you to the top of the hill, the highest point in Providence, 296 feet above sea level, from which you can see spectacular views of the City and nearly a quarter of the State. Several miles of hiking/walking trails provide a panoply of picturesque stone walls, unique geological formations, natural springs and brooks, wild flowers and berries. Dress for the day's weather—be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes or hiking shoes. We also recommended insect repellent year 'round as a precaution against ticks which may carry Lyme Disease. Free; $5 per family donation suggested; no advance reservations required. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Any cancellations will be noted on the Neutaconkanut Facebook page and website. (401) 719-1482; susan@nhill.org; www.nhill.org.

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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