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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.

July 1-31, 2019

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

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

Benefit Street: A Mile of History Walking Tour, Providence

Begins at 10:00am. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays (excluding holidays). John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. A guide from the Rhode Island Historical Society will introduce the people, the places, the changing fortunes, and the amazing stories of Benefit Street, Providence's famed "mile of history." Admission charged. (401) 273-7507 x360; jwilson@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

Providence Ghost Tour, Providence

Begins at 8:00pm. 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.

July 4-28, 2019

Newport Music Festival, Newport

Various venues. The Newport Music Festival celebrates its fifty-first season, continuing the tradition of presenting unique chamber music programs, American debuts, world-class artists, and gala special events in the Gilded Age summer cottages of Newport. (401) 846-1133; staff@newportmusic.org; www.newportmusic.org.

July 5-27, 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

July 5-28, 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

July 6-28, 2019

Providence Mob Tour, Providence

Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-12pm. Garibaldi Square, 99 Atwells Avenue. Take a two-hour walking history tour through the Federal Hill neighborhood of Providence, once the headquarters of the New England Mafia. This tour takes you through the history of organized crime in the city of Providence, the locations of some of the more notorious mob associated events, including gangland murders, and the hangouts of the Mafia Don and his Capos. Tickets, Adults, $25; children, $10.

July 7-20, 2019

Providence Restaurant Weeks, Providence

Citywide. Whether you want to revisit old favorites or try something new, enjoy a great meal at a great price: $16.95 for a three-course lunch or $29.95/$34.95 for a three-course dinner. Selected restaurants are participating in two for one specials. (401) 456-0223; www.goprovidence.com.

July 17-21, 2019

114th Annual St. Mary's Feast, Knightsville, Cranston

15 Phenix Avenue. Italian food and music, amusement rides and games, procession with the Virgin Mary (11:30am Sunday), and fireworks (10pm Sunday) are all part of the festivities. 100 vendors will be in attendance. www.sangennarofeast.net.

July 19, 2019

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:30pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Come experience the fun and entertainment of the Roger Williams Park Carousel Village and enjoy some of the best local food trucks around! Ride the Carousel, explore Hasbro's Boundless Playground, hop aboard the Carousel Express train, listen to live entertainment and more. Invite your family and friends and leave the cooking to us. www.rwpzoo.org.

An Evening with Robert Geake, Wickford, North Kingstown

Begins at 6:00pm. Smith's Castle, 155 Richard Smith Drive (off Route 1). Bob Geake will talk about Daniel Updike and Wanton Casey: Brothers in Arms on the Homefront. $5 suggested donation; registration required. (401) 294-3521; smithscastle55@gmail.com; www.smithscastle.org.

July 20, 2019

Northern Bay Lighthouse Tour, Providence

1:00pm–4:30pm. Save the Bay Center, 100 Save The Bay Drive. Enjoy the rich, historical sites of the upper reaches of Narragansett Bay and the Providence River on this 3.5-hour tour. With breathtaking views of Gaspee Point, Hog Island, Prudence Island, and Conimicut Point, you'll view eight active and inactive lighthouses and stop for a tour of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse. And, if you're a U.S. Lighthouse Society Passport holder, get your passport stamped with us! Members $50; non-members, $55; space limited; reservations required. (401) 203-7325 x133; 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.

Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

Begins at 11:00am. 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.

July 21, 2019

Ford Model A Day, Lincoln

11:00am–4:00pm. Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. 1920s cars, music, and a summe picnic. (401) 334-2209; kathy.hartley@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.

Pirate Ship Day and Open House Tours, Smithfield

1:00pm–4:00pm. Smith-Appleby House Museum, 220 Stillwater Road. Come make and race your pirate ships! Follow a map and find a treasure! This is a free event for children! House tours will also be given. $5 donation requested; children always free. (401) 231-7363; www.smithapplebyhouse.org.

July 22, 2019

Creative Survival: African Artisans in Newport, Newport

5:00pm–7:00pm. Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue. Newport was the most active slave port in the British North American colonies, and many of the enslaved Africans who arrived here were placed into training in the artisan trades, including furniture making. This presentation by the 1696 Heritage Group will explore how these African craftsmen and women contributed to colonial Newport's economic and cultural prosperity. Part Two of this program will take place at Whitehorne House Museum on July 29, when 1696 Heritage Group takes over the museum for one night only. $15. (401) 8478344; visit@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

July 22-27, 2019

Providence Fringe Festival, Providence

Various venues. The Providence Fringe Festival (FRINGEPVD) is open to anyone who wants to produce their own show. For some artists, it's a once-a-year opportunity to create a show and for others it can be an opportunity to try something new. Audiences are encouraged to take full advantage of the variety of performing and visual artists participating in the fringe. Attend performances that you wouldn't normally attend, see things you wouldn't otherwise see. Keep an open mind, and have fun. Overall, FRINGEPVD presents a range of high-quality contemporary arts, to encourage Providence's place as a place for innovation and artistic expression, a true Creative Capital. fringe@thewilburygroup.org; www.fringepvd.org.

July 24, 2019

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. 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.

A History of the Newport Folk Festival, Newport

5:30pm–7:00pm. Redwood Library and Athenaeum, 50 Bellevue Avenue. Author and Providence native Rick Massimo discusses his recently published book, I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival. Massimo covered the Newport Folk Fest for nine years as a longtime Providence Journal writer and wrote extensively on arts, media, and beyond. Members, $10; non-members, $20. (401) 847-0292; redwood@redwoodlibrary.org; www.redwoodlibrary.org.

July 25, 2019

Concert Under the Elms, Providence

Begins at 6:30pm. John Brown House, corner of Benefit and Power Streets. Join the Rhode Island Historical Society for summer concerts on the lawn. The full lineup is as follows: June 20: American Band. June 27: Magnolia. July 11: Steve Smith and the Nakeds. July 18: The Becky Chace Band. July 25: Driftwoods. August 1: Neal and the Vipers. Adults, $10; Society members and children under twelve, free. No pets please! Check website for raindates. (401) 331-8575 x133; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

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.

Rhode Island Monthly's Best of Rhode Island Party, Providence

6:00pm–9:00pm. Veterans Memorial Auditorium Arts and Cultural Center, 1 Avenue of the Arts. You are invited to one of the year's most anticipated events as Rhode Island Monthly celebrates the 2019 Best of Rhode Island winners. Be the first to find out who you voted as the best in the state. Tickets, $75 per person. (401) 421-ARTS; www.rimonthly.com.

Thursday Night Ranger Walkabouts, Northern Rhode Island

Begins at 6:30pm. Various venues. Join a National Park Service Ranger from the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park each Thursday evening, from June to August, for a FREE interpretive walk of the many villages located in Rhode Island's portion of the Blackstone River Valley. Call or visit the website for a complete schedule of tours. Free. (401)762-0250 or (401) 521-7266; kevin_klyberg@nps.gov; www.nps.gov/blrv/.

Wakefield Riverfire, Wakefield, South Kingstown

5:00pm–10:00pm. Downtown Wakefield, Center of Activities at Contemporary Theatre, 327 Main Street. Stroll historic downtown Wakefield, listen to the sensational vibes of featured musicians, visit shops, restaurants, and local artisans while sparkling bonfires are lit along the Saugatucket River. A new band performing each week. There's no cost to visitors, but non-perishable food donations will benefit the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale. Keep the flames burning and the pantry full! Free parking in village. (401) 474-4700; wakefieldvillageassoc@gmail.com; www.facebook.com/wakefieldvillage; wakefieldriverfest.com.

July 26, 2019

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:30pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Come experience the fun and entertainment of the Roger Williams Park Carousel Village and enjoy some of the best local food trucks around! Ride the Carousel, explore Hasbro's Boundless Playground, hop aboard the Carousel Express train, listen to live entertainment and more. Invite your family and friends and leave the cooking to us. www.rwpzoo.org.

Jon Campbell, Charlestown

Begins at 7:00pm. Cross Mills Public Library, 4417 Old Post Road. Multi-instrumentalist Campbell is a prolific composer of humorous and poignant songs about life on the ocean and in the Ocean State. Tunes include "The Palatine" (covered prominently by the band Pendragon), "The Providence Waltz," "Frederick's of Galilee," "Federal Hillbillies", "Roomful of Quahogs," and "One Clam Cake." Free. (401) 364-6211; www.crossmills.org.

Art Night: Gallery and Open Studio Tours, Bristol

5:30pm–8:30pm. Various locations. Walk, drive, or bike through town at your own pace using our Handbill of Events as a guide. Visit featured galleries, artist studios and art friendly businesses. Enjoy live music, theater performance, dance, artists' talks and demonstrations. Every month features a host of new and unique art experiences! www.artnightbristolwarren.org.

July 26-28, 2019

60th Annual Newport Folk Festival, Newport

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

July 27, 2019

43rd Annual Save The Bay Swim, Newport

6:15am–3:15pm. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road. Swim, kayak, or volunteer for Save The Bay's largest annual fundraiser as 500 swimmers and nearly 200 kayakers trek 1.7 nautical miles across the Bay to raise money and awareness in an effort to protect and restore the Narragansett Bay region. (401) 272-3540 x140; ldanielsen@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

Roller Derby Double Header, Providence

Begins at 5:00pm. Alex and Ani City Center. Chicks on skates, pushing each other around—it's good, old-fashioned family fun! First whistle at 5pm. See website for details. www.providencerollerderby.com.

Northern Narragansett Indian Tribe Annual Gathering, Providence

12:00pm–5:00pm. Destiny House, 807 Broad Street. Pot luck, native crafts, face painting, Native music, vendors. (401) 383-7919; TheNorthernNarragansett@yahoo.com; Facebook.

General Nathanael Greene's 277th Birthday Celebration, Coventry

10:00am–5:00pm. Nathanael Greene Homestead, 50 Taft Street. The general public, militia, re-enacting and historical communities are invited to join us in a tribute to the General. Complimentary tours of the museum. 1pm, program and salute to the General with a short talk about General Greene's campaigns by Homestead Curator and Trustee Richard Siembab, followed by complimentary birthday cake and refreshments. (401) 821-8630; nathanaelgreenehmst@gmail.com; www.nathanaelgreenehomestead.org.

July 28, 2019

Ultimate Lighthouse Tour, Providence

9:00am–4:00pm. Save the Bay Center, 100 Save The Bay Drive. These seven-hour narrated lighthouse cruises are for the true lighthouse aficionados. See nineteen active and inactive Rhode Island historic lighthouses, while taking in breathtaking views of the Newport Pell Bridge, Gaspee Point, Prudence Island, and other spots along the way. Starting in Providence, we will motor down the West Passage to Newport and return home via the East Passage. A lunch stop at Rose Island will include a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse and grounds. And, if you're a U.S. Lighthouse Society Passport holder, get your passport stamped with us! Members $95; non-members, $105; space limited; reservations required. (401) 203-7325 x133; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

July 29, 2019

Creative Survival Installation, Newport

5:00pm–7:00pm. Whitehorne Museum, 416 Thames Street. The 1696 Heritage Group takes over the museum for one night only, telling the stories of the enslaved and free Africans who worked in the artisan trades in colonial Newport. Public historians Theresa Guzman and Keith Stokes lead this small group experience and invite us to see the museum and furniture collection through the lens of African artisans and their contributions to Newport's "Golden Age." Part One of this program takes place on July 22 at Rough Point. $20. (401) 8478344; visit@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

July 29-August 1, 2019

10th Annual BridgeFest, Newport

Various venues. BridgeFest keeps toes tapping and hands clapping, bridging the gap between Newport Folk Festival and our world famous Newport Jazz Festival, offering countless musical performances and music themed events that showcase a variety of local talent and musical genres throughout Newport county. www.newportbridgefest.com.

July 31, 2019

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. 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.

Tower Tour, Central Falls

Begins at 6:30pm. Jenks Park, 580 Broad Street. Join the Blackstone Valley Historical Society for a guided tour of Cogswell Tower. Bob Ferri will take us to the top of the tower and down to see the pool beneath it. Free and open to the public. Meet at the arch on Broad Street. (401) 862-4202; bvhsri@gmail.com; www.bvhsri.org.

Slavery and the Making of Early American Libraries, Newport

5:30pm–7:00pm. Redwood Library and Athenaeum, 50 Bellevue Avenue. Author Sean D. Moore discusses his recently published book. Early American libraries stood at the nexus of two transatlantic branches of commerce—the book trade and the slave trade. Slavery and the Making of Early American Libraries bridges the study of these trades by demonstrating how Americans' profits from slavery were reinvested in imported British books, and provides evidence that the colonial book market was shaped, in part, by the demand of slave owners for metropolitan cultural capital. Members, $10; non-members, $20. (401) 847-0292; redwood@redwoodlibrary.org; www.redwoodlibrary.org.

August 1-31, 2019

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

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

August 1, 2019

Concert Under the Elms, Providence

Begins at 6:30pm. John Brown House, corner of Benefit and Power Streets. Join the Rhode Island Historical Society for summer concerts on the lawn. The full lineup is as follows: June 20: American Band. June 27: Magnolia. July 11: Steve Smith and the Nakeds. July 18: The Becky Chace Band. July 25: Driftwoods. August 1: Neal and the Vipers. Adults, $10; Society members and children under twelve, free. No pets please! Check website for raindates. (401) 331-8575 x133; programs@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

Food Truck Night, Warwick

5:00pm–8:00pm. Pontiac Park, 145 Greenwich Avenue. Come out with your family and friends for a perfect summer night. Experience an array of some of the greatest savory and sweet food trucks and great live music. eric@foodtrucksin.com; www.foodtrucksin.com.

Thursday Night Ranger Walkabouts, Northern Rhode Island

Begins at 6:30pm. Various venues. Join a National Park Service Ranger from the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park each Thursday evening, from June to August, for a FREE interpretive walk of the many villages located in Rhode Island's portion of the Blackstone River Valley. Call or visit the website for a complete schedule of tours. Free. (401)762-0250 or (401) 521-7266; kevin_klyberg@nps.gov; www.nps.gov/blrv/.

Wakefield Riverfire, Wakefield, South Kingstown

5:00pm–10:00pm. Downtown Wakefield, Center of Activities at Contemporary Theatre, 327 Main Street. Stroll historic downtown Wakefield, listen to the sensational vibes of featured musicians, visit shops, restaurants, and local artisans while sparkling bonfires are lit along the Saugatucket River. A new band performing each week. There's no cost to visitors, but non-perishable food donations will benefit the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale. Keep the flames burning and the pantry full! Free parking in village. (401) 474-4700; wakefieldvillageassoc@gmail.com; www.facebook.com/wakefieldvillage; wakefieldriverfest.com.

August 1-31, 2019

Benefit Street: A Mile of History Walking Tour, Providence

Begins at 10:00am. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays (excluding holidays). John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. A guide from the Rhode Island Historical Society will introduce the people, the places, the changing fortunes, and the amazing stories of Benefit Street, Providence's famed "mile of history." Admission charged. (401) 273-7507 x360; jwilson@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

Providence Ghost Tour, Providence

Begins at 8:00pm. 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.

August 2, 2019

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:30pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Come experience the fun and entertainment of the Roger Williams Park Carousel Village and enjoy some of the best local food trucks around! Ride the Carousel, explore Hasbro's Boundless Playground, hop aboard the Carousel Express train, listen to live entertainment and more. Invite your family and friends and leave the cooking to us. www.rwpzoo.org.

August 2-3, 2019

Little Compton Antiques Festival and Classic Auto Show, Little Compton

Friday, 6-8pm; Saturday, 10am-4pm. Wilbor House, 548 West Main Road (Route 77). Friday preview party, ticket price includes food, complimentary wine, music, early buying privileges AND entry the next day!; $50 in advance, $60 at door. Saturday antiques show with twenty-five vendors, $12. (401) 272-5101; www.preserveri.org.

August 2-4, 2019

65th 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 2-31, 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

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

August 3, 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.

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.

An American Girl Doll Garden Party, Lincoln

12:30pm–3:30pm. Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Girls ages 5-10 are invited to bring their moms and their American Girl Dolls for an afternoon in the garden. Enjoy lemonade and cookies, a presentation on turn-of-the-century leisure time, a craft activity, Victorian lawn games, a house tour, and prizes! Two limited seatings: 12:30pm and 2:30pm; reservations required. (401) 726-0597; kathy.hartley@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.

History Space Program: The Newport Stamp Act Protest, Newport

11:00am–3:00pm. Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, 17 Broadway. With expert historical interpreter Sean O'Brien. Hear about the events that occurred in Newport leading up to the August 1765 Stamp Act Protest while discussing loyalist Martin Howard who lived in the Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House in the mid-eighteenth century. Admission by donation. (401) 841-8770; esulock@newporthistory.org; www.newporthistory.org.

/Events/River_Glow_20190803, Westerly

7:00pm–10:00pm. 37 Main Street. Floating bonfires illuminate the Pawcatuck River and create a beautiful setting for this community event. Live music, steel drum band, fire juggler, belly dancing, hay rides through town, henna and hair braiding, air brush tattoos, face painting, shopping specials, food, and much more make this a fabulous night. Free Admission. Rain date, August 4. (401) 596-7761; www.oceanchamber.org.

RI Latino Arts Walking Tour of Central Falls, Central Falls

10:00am–1:30pm. Le Galeria del pueblo, 209 Central Street. Led by students alongside residents of Central Falls, the tours will take you through main streets and side streets of this one-square-mile urban city. www.rilatinoarts.org.

August 3-31, 2019

Providence Mob Tour, Providence

Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-12pm. Garibaldi Square, 99 Atwells Avenue. Take a two-hour walking history tour through the Federal Hill neighborhood of Providence, once the headquarters of the New England Mafia. This tour takes you through the history of organized crime in the city of Providence, the locations of some of the more notorious mob associated events, including gangland murders, and the hangouts of the Mafia Don and his Capos. Tickets, Adults, $25; children, $10.

August 5, 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.

August 6, 2019

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

10:30am–11:30am. Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street. The Library opened its classic Venetian Renaissance building in March 1900. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Library is a prime example of turn-of-the-century (Gilded Age) American architecture. Meet at grand entrance on Washington Street for one hour tour. Free. (401) 455-8090; tmason@provlib.org; www.provlib.org.

August 7, 2019

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. 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.

Starry, Starry Night: An Evening of Stargazing, Lincoln

8:00pm–10:00pm. Chase Farm Park, Great Road. (401) 334-2209; kathy.hartley@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.

Blackstone Valley Culinaria Secret Ingredient Food Tours, Northern Rhode Island

6:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Visit a local restaurant and learn the chef's personal secrets for making their favorite meals. Check schedule for specifics; reservations required. (401) 724-2200; info@blackstoneculinaria.com; www.blackstoneculinaria.com.

August 8, 2019

Norman Bird Sanctuary Beach Bash, Middletown

6:00pm–9:00pm. Third Beach. Gather the whole family for a fun mid-summer beach party on Third Beach! Dance the night away with your toes in the sand with music by the TeleDynes. Pack your own beach picnic or enjoy delicious food offerings from La Forge Casino Food Truck, Newport Island Catering, or the Peabody's Beach Snack Shack. Complimentary beer, wine, lemonade and iced tea will be served along with Ben and Jerry's ice cream and s'mores by the campfire. Go for a paddle with a complimentary kayak or paddleboard provided by Jamestown Outdoors. NBS' Education staff will also be leading seining activities for kids, looking for local fish and maybe even some tropical fish brought in on the Gulf Stream. This will be the place to be on a gorgeous evening in August! Members, $22; nonmembers, $25; under 21, $10. Rain Date: August 15. (401) 846-2577; www.normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Waste Nothing: Food Rationing in WWI, Bristol

Begins at 5:00pm. Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road. In this lecture, speaker Clara Silverstein will discuss everything from planting Victory Gardens to reducing meat consumption, some ways that Americans helped the war effort by changing their eating habits so they could send extra food to Europe. Learn more about the directives from the US government and how Blithewold family members responded with recipes, school gardens, and other local initiatives to grow and conserve food. The lecture will be followed by a Victory Garden Dinner inspired by the talk. Lecture: Members, $25; non-members, $30. Lecture and Dinner: Members, $85; non-members, $90. (401) 253-2707; info@blithewold.org; www.blithewold.org.

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. (401) 935-8591; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

Thursday Night Ranger Walkabouts, Northern Rhode Island

Begins at 6:30pm. Various venues. Join a National Park Service Ranger from the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park each Thursday evening, from June to August, for a FREE interpretive walk of the many villages located in Rhode Island's portion of the Blackstone River Valley. Call or visit the website for a complete schedule of tours. Free. (401)762-0250 or (401) 521-7266; kevin_klyberg@nps.gov; www.nps.gov/blrv/.

The Myth and Mystique of Doris Duke's Inner Circle, Newport

5:00pm–7:00pm. Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue. Most people came to know Doris Duke through newspaper headlines and paparazzi images, but who did Doris count among her close friends and confidantes? While Doris's name was connected to other celebrities like Andy Warhol, Imelda Marcos, and Jackie Onassis, those who knew her best are less well-known. Join us as we unveil the most intimate and influential relationships in Doris's life. Tours at 5:30 and 6:30pm; space limited; $15. (401) 8478344; visit@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

Wakefield Riverfire, Wakefield, South Kingstown

5:00pm–10:00pm. Downtown Wakefield, Center of Activities at Contemporary Theatre, 327 Main Street. Stroll historic downtown Wakefield, listen to the sensational vibes of featured musicians, visit shops, restaurants, and local artisans while sparkling bonfires are lit along the Saugatucket River. A new band performing each week. There's no cost to visitors, but non-perishable food donations will benefit the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale. Keep the flames burning and the pantry full! Free parking in village. (401) 474-4700; wakefieldvillageassoc@gmail.com; www.facebook.com/wakefieldvillage; wakefieldriverfest.com.

August 9, 2019

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:30pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Come experience the fun and entertainment of the Roger Williams Park Carousel Village and enjoy some of the best local food trucks around! Ride the Carousel, explore Hasbro's Boundless Playground, hop aboard the Carousel Express train, listen to live entertainment and more. Invite your family and friends and leave the cooking to us. www.rwpzoo.org.

August 9-11, 2019

28th Annual Cumberlandfest, Cumberland

Diamond Hill Park, Diamond Hill Road (Route 114). Celebrate the town's heritage and culture with live music, amusement rides, family events, and more! (401) 334-9996; info@cumberlandfest.org; www.cumberlandfest.org.

36th Annual Black Ships Festival, Bristol

Various venues. A celebration of the arts and culture of Japan, commemorating the historic achievements of Commodore Matthew C. Perry, USN, of Newport, who negotiated the first treaty between Japan and the United States. Demonstrations and workshops include origami, sushi-making, martial arts, Taiko drumming, and traditional Japanese tea ceremony. (401) 846-2720; www.blackshipsfestival.com.

August 10, 2019

Champion Tree Tour of Wilcox Park, Westerly

10:00am–11:30am. Westerly Public Library, 44 Broad Street. Wilcox Park is home to twenty-eight trees in the Rhode Island Big Tree Registry—more than any other place in the state! Learn how a tree gets into the Registry, and meet the Champions and other Big Trees in the Park. URI Master Gardeners will lead you around one loop of the Park, beginning and ending at the Esplanade outside the Library. (401) 596-2877; www.westerlylibrary.org.

RISEUP Paranormal Investigation, Wickford, North Kingstown

7:00pm–11:59pm. Smith's Castle, 155 Richard Smith Drive (off Route 1). Take part in a paranormal investigation as you walk the same floors as Roger Williams and Benjamin Franklin, under the guidance of the experienced RISEUP team. $35; ages 16-plus only; space is limited. (401) 294-3521; smithscastle55@gmail.com; www.smithscastle.org.

Ultimate Lighthouse Tour, Providence

9:00am–4:00pm. Save the Bay Center, 100 Save The Bay Drive. These seven-hour narrated lighthouse cruises are for the true lighthouse aficionados. See nineteen active and inactive Rhode Island historic lighthouses, while taking in breathtaking views of the Newport Pell Bridge, Gaspee Point, Prudence Island, and other spots along the way. Starting in Providence, we will motor down the West Passage to Newport and return home via the East Passage. A lunch stop at Rose Island will include a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse and grounds. And, if you're a U.S. Lighthouse Society Passport holder, get your passport stamped with us! Members $95; non-members, $105; space limited; reservations required. (401) 203-7325 x133; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

August 11, 2019

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.

East Providence Historical Society Open House, Rumford, East Providence

1:00pm–1:30pm. John Hunt House, 65 Hunts Mills Road. Learn about the history of East Providence and this historic home. View special exhibits on East Providence Amusement Parks and more. Admission, $3; city residents, $1. (401) 438-1750; www.ephist.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.

August 13, 2019

Midsummer Celebration, Newport

5:00pm–7:00pm. Whitehorne Museum, 416 Thames Street. Celebrate the reopening of Newport's furniture museum by picking out your new favorite piece of early American furniture or rediscovering the fun of Legos and Tinker Toys. Light refreshments provided in the museum's colonial revival garden. Free; registration requested. (401) 8478344; visit@newportrestoration.org; www.newportrestoration.org.

August 14, 2019

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. 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 14-18, 2019

53rd Annual Washington County Fair, Carolina, Richmond

8:00am–11:00pm. Washington County Fairgrounds, 78 Richmond Townhouse Road (Route 112). Rhode Island's largest authentic county fair! Country music concerts, a giant midway, animal shows, Grange and 4-H exhibits, crafts, children's games, and more. (401) 782-8139; www.washingtoncountyfair-ri.com.

August 15, 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.

Food Truck Night, Warwick

5:00pm–8:00pm. Rocky Point Park. Come out with your family and friends for a perfect summer night. Experience an array of some of the greatest savory and sweet food trucks and great live music. eric@foodtrucksin.com; www.foodtrucksin.com.

Thursday Night Ranger Walkabouts, Northern Rhode Island

Begins at 6:30pm. Various venues. Join a National Park Service Ranger from the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park each Thursday evening, from June to August, for a FREE interpretive walk of the many villages located in Rhode Island's portion of the Blackstone River Valley. Call or visit the website for a complete schedule of tours. Free. (401)762-0250 or (401) 521-7266; kevin_klyberg@nps.gov; www.nps.gov/blrv/.

Wakefield Riverfire, Wakefield, South Kingstown

5:00pm–10:00pm. Downtown Wakefield, Center of Activities at Contemporary Theatre, 327 Main Street. Stroll historic downtown Wakefield, listen to the sensational vibes of featured musicians, visit shops, restaurants, and local artisans while sparkling bonfires are lit along the Saugatucket River. A new band performing each week. There's no cost to visitors, but non-perishable food donations will benefit the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale. Keep the flames burning and the pantry full! Free parking in village. (401) 474-4700; wakefieldvillageassoc@gmail.com; www.facebook.com/wakefieldvillage; wakefieldriverfest.com.

August 15-18, 2019

Saint Rocco Church Feast and Festival, Johnston

Thursday-Saturday, 6-10:30pm; Sunday 1:30-10pm. Saint Rocco Church, 927 Atwood Avenue. Saint Rocco procession, parish raffle, live entertainment, fireworks, baked goods, food vendors, beer garden, kiddie and adult rides, and games of skill. (401) 942-5203. churchofsaintrocco.org.

August 16, 2019

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:30pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Come experience the fun and entertainment of the Roger Williams Park Carousel Village and enjoy some of the best local food trucks around! Ride the Carousel, explore Hasbro's Boundless Playground, hop aboard the Carousel Express train, listen to live entertainment and more. Invite your family and friends and leave the cooking to us. www.rwpzoo.org.

August 16-18, 2019

92nd Annual Greek Festival, Pawtucket

Friday 5-10pm; Saturday 12-10pm; Sunday 12-9pm. Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 97 Walcott Street. Come enjoy the best of Greece right here in Rhode Island! Traditional Greek foods and pastries. Shop for Greek imports in our indoor Agora. Dance to music of our live Greek band and enjoy the performances of our traditional Greek dance troupe wearing authentic ethnic costumes from Greece. (401) 725-3127; www.greekfestivalri.com.

August 16-19, 2019

Wet Paint Weekend, Newport

Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. "Still wet" artworks created by regional artists on Saturday will be sold during silent and live auctions at the Newport Art Museum on Sunday. Proceeds benefit the Museum's extensive education, exhibition, and community outreach programs. (401) 848-2787; www.newportartmuseum.org.

August 17, 2019

Vintage Baseball, Fields Around the State

Various venues. The Providence Grays are a vintage base ball club, playing by rules dating from 1864 and 1886. Games, both home and away, are scheduled throughout the summer; check www.providencegrays.com or Facebook for schedule details.

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.

Roller Derby Double Header, Providence

Begins at 5:00pm. Alex and Ani City Center. Chicks on skates, pushing each other around—it's good, old-fashioned family fun! First whistle at 5pm. See website for details. www.providencerollerderby.com.

Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

Begins at 11:00am. 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.

Ghosts and Grub, Providence

Begins at 8:00pm. Prospect Terrace, Congdon Street. Ghosts and Grub offers a new, combination ticket for guests, pairing the Providence Ghost Tour's ninety-minute walking haunted history tour of Providence's College Hill neighborhood with an offering from a select food truck each month! Enjoy some calories, then walk them right off! Check our Facebook page to see the featured truck of the month! (401) 484-8687; providenceghosttour@gmail.com; www.providenceghosttour.com.

August 18, 2019

Reading of George Washington's letter 'To the Hebrew Congregation at Newport', Newport

Begins at 1:00pm. Touro Synagogue, 85 Touro Street. Washington's 1790 letter includes a guarantee of religious freedom, which would later be expanded upon in the Bill of Rights. (401) 847-4794; www.tourosynagogue.org.

Old Fashioned Victorian Family Picnic, Smithfield

1:00pm–4:00pm. Smith-Appleby House Museum, 220 Stillwater Road. Pack a lunch and bring your picnic basket, beach blanket, and toy boats, for an old fashioned family day. Bring your own games, or enjoy some of our eighteenth century lawn games with your children. The picnic is a free family event. Sorry, but due to potential fire hazards, no grilling is allowed. House tours: $5 donation requested; children always free. (401) 231-7363; www.smithapplebyhouse.org.

August 19, 2019

History Space Program: The Newport Stamp Act Protest, Newport

11:00am–3:00pm. Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, 17 Broadway. With expert historical interpreter Sean O'Brien. Hear about the events that occurred in Newport leading up to the August 1765 Stamp Act Protest while discussing loyalist Martin Howard who lived in the Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House in the mid-eighteenth century. Admission by donation. (401) 841-8770; esulock@newporthistory.org; www.newporthistory.org.

August 20, 2019

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

10:30am–11:30am. Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street. The Library opened its classic Venetian Renaissance building in March 1900. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Library is a prime example of turn-of-the-century (Gilded Age) American architecture. Meet at grand entrance on Washington Street for one hour tour. Free. (401) 455-8090; tmason@provlib.org; www.provlib.org.

August 21, 2019

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. 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.

Armchair Stroll through Quidnessett, Wickford, North Kingstown

6:30pm–8:00pm. North Kingstown Free Library, 100 Boone Street. We're staying in tonight with Tim Cranston to learn the history of the Quidnessett section of North Kingstown. He'll take us on a guided hisotrical "tour" of our town's unique history. So grab a chair, and listen along. Registration requested. (401) 294-3306 x3; www.nklibrary.org.

Blackstone Valley Culinaria Secret Ingredient Food Tours, Northern Rhode Island

6:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Visit a local restaurant and learn the chef's personal secrets for making their favorite meals. Check schedule for specifics; reservations required. (401) 724-2200; info@blackstoneculinaria.com; www.blackstoneculinaria.com.

August 22, 2019

Thursday Night Ranger Walkabouts, Northern Rhode Island

Begins at 6:30pm. Various venues. Join a National Park Service Ranger from the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park each Thursday evening, from June to August, for a FREE interpretive walk of the many villages located in Rhode Island's portion of the Blackstone River Valley. Call or visit the website for a complete schedule of tours. Free. (401)762-0250 or (401) 521-7266; kevin_klyberg@nps.gov; www.nps.gov/blrv/.

Wakefield Riverfire, Wakefield, South Kingstown

5:00pm–10:00pm. Downtown Wakefield, Center of Activities at Contemporary Theatre, 327 Main Street. Stroll historic downtown Wakefield, listen to the sensational vibes of featured musicians, visit shops, restaurants, and local artisans while sparkling bonfires are lit along the Saugatucket River. A new band performing each week. There's no cost to visitors, but non-perishable food donations will benefit the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale. Keep the flames burning and the pantry full! Free parking in village. (401) 474-4700; wakefieldvillageassoc@gmail.com; www.facebook.com/wakefieldvillage; wakefieldriverfest.com.

August 23, 2019

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:30pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Come experience the fun and entertainment of the Roger Williams Park Carousel Village and enjoy some of the best local food trucks around! Ride the Carousel, explore Hasbro's Boundless Playground, hop aboard the Carousel Express train, listen to live entertainment and more. Invite your family and friends and leave the cooking to us. www.rwpzoo.org.

August 24, 2019

The Burning of HMS Liberty, Newport

12:00pm–5:00pm. Washington Square and the Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, 17 Broadway. The summer of 2019 marks the 250th anniversary of the burning of HMS Liberty, John Hancock's sloop that was seized by the Royal Navy in 1768. This overlooked event, which took place in Newport's harbor three years before HMS Gaspee was burned, is considered one of colonial America's first acts of defiance against the British Crown. In this 6th annual living history event, dozens of costumed historical interpreters will recreate aspects surrounding this incident while discussing the non-importation agreements and how the increasingly tense political situation impacted life in colonial Newport. Free, donations welcome. (401) 846-0813; esulock@newporthistory.org; www.newporthistory.org.

3rd Annual Old Time Music Picnic, Narragansett

12:30pm–3:30pm. South County Museum, 115 Strathmore Street. The South County Jammers have been playing old-time fiddle tunes in and around South County for more than fifteen years. The picnic is an opportunity to listen to some great local musicians, and visitors are encouraged to bring their own acoustic instruments and be a part of the festivities. Pack a picnic lunch and explore the museum exhibits, living history farm, and flower gardens. South County Museum opens at 10am. Admission to museum buildings and exhibits: Adults, $12; seniors, $10; children 6-12, $5. Admission to attend the music picnic is free. (401) 783-5400 www.southcountymuseum.org.

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; age 16-plus. (401) 623-0862; info@westernrihistory.org; www.westernrihistory.org.

August 24-25, 2019

Civil War Reenactment, Newport

Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 9am-3pm. Fort Adams State Park, 80 Fort Adams Drive. During this two day event soldiers and civilians, in authentic nineteenth century uniforms and dress, invite the public to spend a day in their life. Learn about everything from military tactics to cooking and family life during the American Civil War. Both the Union and the Confederacy will be represented. The schedule is filled with artillery and troop drills, demonstrations, camp life, and daily battles. (401) 841-0707; info@fortadams.org; www.fortadams.org.

August 25, 2019

Season Closing: Membership Day, Tiverton Four Corners, Tiverton

2:00pm–4:30pm. Chace-Cory House, 3908 Main Road. THS members will see five items on display that the Society owns that are usually locked away for safety's sake. Open to all! If you'd like to join THS, you're invited, too! tivertonhistoricalsocy@tivertonhistorical.org; www.tivertonhistorical.org.

Civil War Day, Lincoln

10:00am–4:00pm. Chase Farm Park and Hearthside House, 669-677 Great Road. Life off the battlefields with Battery B. (401) 726-0597; kathy.hartley@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.

Sam's Mill Fest, Pawtucket

12:00pm–6:00pm. Slater Mill Historic Site, 67 Roosevelt Avenue. Sam's Mill Fest celebrates the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of manufacture, the arts, and creative enterprise of all kinds at the place where modern America was born: the iconic Old Slater Mill. Artisan vendors, all-day live music, FREE museum tours, food trucks, and libations. (401) 725-8638 x106; edavis@slatermill.org; www.slatermill.org.

August 28, 2019

Hermit Crab Races, Misquamicut, Westerly

Begins at 7:00pm. 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 29, 2019

Art Night: Gallery and Open Studio Tours, Warren

5:30pm–8:30pm. Various locations. Walk, drive, or bike through town at your own pace using our Handbill of Events as a guide. Visit featured galleries, artist studios and art friendly businesses. Enjoy live music, theater performance, dance, artists' talks and demonstrations. Every month features a host of new and unique art experiences! www.artnightbristolwarren.org.

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.

Thursday Night Ranger Walkabouts, Northern Rhode Island

Begins at 6:30pm. Various venues. Join a National Park Service Ranger from the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park each Thursday evening, from June to August, for a FREE interpretive walk of the many villages located in Rhode Island's portion of the Blackstone River Valley. Call or visit the website for a complete schedule of tours. Free. (401)762-0250 or (401) 521-7266; kevin_klyberg@nps.gov; www.nps.gov/blrv/.

August 30, 2019

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:30pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Come experience the fun and entertainment of the Roger Williams Park Carousel Village and enjoy some of the best local food trucks around! Ride the Carousel, explore Hasbro's Boundless Playground, hop aboard the Carousel Express train, listen to live entertainment and more. Invite your family and friends and leave the cooking to us. www.rwpzoo.org.

August 31, 2019

Roller Derby Double Header, Providence

Begins at 5:00pm. Alex and Ani City Center. Chicks on skates, pushing each other around—it's good, old-fashioned family fun! First whistle at 5pm. See website for details. www.providencerollerderby.com.

September 1-29, 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

September 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.

Benefit Street: A Mile of History Walking Tour, Providence

Begins at 10:00am. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays (excluding holidays). John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. A guide from the Rhode Island Historical Society will introduce the people, the places, the changing fortunes, and the amazing stories of Benefit Street, Providence's famed "mile of history." Admission charged. (401) 273-7507 x360; jwilson@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.

September 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.

September 3, 2019

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

10:30am–11:30am. Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street. The Library opened its classic Venetian Renaissance building in March 1900. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Library is a prime example of turn-of-the-century (Gilded Age) American architecture. Meet at grand entrance on Washington Street for one hour tour. Free. (401) 455-8090; tmason@provlib.org; www.provlib.org.

September 5, 2019

Food Truck Night, Warwick

5:00pm–8:00pm. The Gamm Theatre, 1245 Jefferson Avenue. Come out with your family and friends for a perfect summer night. Experience an array of some of the greatest savory and sweet food trucks and great live music. eric@foodtrucksin.com; www.foodtrucksin.com.

September 6, 2019

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:30pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Come experience the fun and entertainment of the Roger Williams Park Carousel Village and enjoy some of the best local food trucks around! Ride the Carousel, explore Hasbro's Boundless Playground, hop aboard the Carousel Express train, listen to live entertainment and more. Invite your family and friends and leave the cooking to us. www.rwpzoo.org.

September 6-8, 2019

Secret Garden Tours, Newport

10:00am–5:00pm. Kingscote, 253 Bellevue Avenue. A self-guided walking tour of at least ten incredible gardens on and off Bellevue Avenue, the Drive, and the Kay/Catherine neighborhoods in historic Newport. Tickets, $20 in advance; $25 day of tour; rain or shine. (401) 439-7253; info@secretgardentours.org; www.secretgardentours.org.

September 6-15, 2019

21st Annual Pawtucket Arts Festival, Pawtucket

Citywide. Enjoy one of Southern New England's premiere arts and entertainment extravaganzas! Features Chinese Dragon Boat Races, music concerts, art gallery shows, creative community happenings, and more. (401) 724-5200; www.pawtucketartsfestival.org.

September 6-28, 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

September 7, 2019

History Space Program: Visit the Apothecarist, Newport

11:00am–3:00pm. Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, 17 Broadway. With expert historical interpreter Sean O'Brien. Discuss ailments and related remedies that would have been available in colonial Newport through the lens of Dr. Hunter while learning about the role of an apothecarist in a growing colonial seaport. Admission by donation. (401) 841-8770; esulock@newporthistory.org; www.newporthistory.org.

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.

20th Annual Chinese Dragon Boat Races and Taiwan Day Festival, Pawtucket

8:00am–4:00pm. Festival Pier, 100 Tim Healey Way. Celebrate Asian heritage and culture with this annual event featuring unique and colorful Chinese Dragon Boats in a day long rowing competition on the Pawtucket River. Plus Asian arts, music, dance, crafts, and kite flying on the pier. Parking and shuttle are located at 175 Main Street. (401) 724-2200; info@tourblackstone.com; www.dragonboatri.com.

Personally Pawtucket Walking Tour, Pawtucket

10:30am–12:00pm. Blackstone Valley Visitor's Center, 175 Main Street. This ninety-minute walking tour will feature stories about many of the individuals who helped establish Pawtucket as a prosperous manufacturing center. Free; reservations requested. (401) 725-9581; pawtucketpreservation@gmail.com; www.pawtucketpreservation.org.

Southern Bay Lighthouse Tour, Newport

10:00am–1:30pm. Alofsin Piers, Fort Adams. Enjoy the rich, historical sites of the lower part of Narragansett Bay on this 3.5-hour tour. With breathtaking views of the Newport Pell Bridge, Prudence Island, and historic Fort Adams, you'll view eleven active and inactive lighthouses, and stop at Rose Island for lunch and a tour of the Rose Island Lighthouse and grounds, where guests climb up the tower to view the new Fresnel lens up close! And, if you're a U.S. Lighthouse Society Passport holder, get your passport stamped with us! Members $65; non-members, $70; space limited; reservations required. (401) 203-7325 x133; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

September 7-8, 2019

8th Annual Rhode Island Seafood Festival, Providence

India Point Park. Celebrate the end of summer with the finest seafood from Rhode Island and southern New England, while listening to live music from the Pier Stage and enjoying beer and wine from local distributors. Admission charged. https://www.grandfestivals.com; Tickets.

Raptor Weekend, Bristol

10:00am–4:00pm. Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street. Swoop into Bristol for the largest celebration of raptors in New England. Eagles, hawks, falcons and owls—the hunters of the avian world—will be featured in live flight presentations, educational programs, and activities for the whole family. (401) 245-7500; www.asri.org.

September 8, 2019

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.

September 11, 2019

Quilt Pin Workshop, Smithfield

6:00pm–8:00pm. Smith-Appleby House Museum, 220 Stillwater Road. Wear a quilt... Learn to sew a traditional log cabin pattern and assemble a miniature quilted pin. Cost is $25 per person (must be sixteen and older). Donation includes all necessary materials to complete a pin (including many fabric choices!), light refreshments, and a house tour. Class limited to ten participants; registration required. (401) 231-7363; vp.smithappleby@gmail.com; www.smithapplebyhouse.org.

September 12, 2019

The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918, Bristol

6:00pm–8:00pm. Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road. The past fall marked the 100th anniversary of the great influenza pandemic of 1918, when a plague swept across the world virtually without warning. No disease the world has ever known even remotely resembles the influenza pandemic of 1918. In the United States, nearly seven times as many people died of influenza as in the First World War. In this talk, historian Judith Chevarley will discuss the actual disease and what humanity experienced in the United States, especially in Boston and Philadelphia. Members, $15; non-members, $20. (401) 253-2707; info@blithewold.org; www.blithewold.org.

Newport Gallery Night, Newport

5:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. (401) 935-8591; info@newportgalleries.org; www.newportgalleries.org.

September 12-15, 2019

49th Annual Newport International Boat Show , Newport

Begins at 10:00am. Bowen's Wharf. Features a full range of powerboats and sailboats from both domestic and international manufacturers. Visitors will find an extensive selection of marine equipment, services, and accessories in a venue that spans thirteen acres of historic Newport Harbor. Never-before-seen new boats and products are debuted and awarded in the popular Newport For New Products program. If you harbor a passion for boating, there's only one place to be! (401) 846-1115; www.newportboatshow.com.

September 13, 2019

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:30pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Come experience the fun and entertainment of the Roger Williams Park Carousel Village and enjoy some of the best local food trucks around! Ride the Carousel, explore Hasbro's Boundless Playground, hop aboard the Carousel Express train, listen to live entertainment and more. Invite your family and friends and leave the cooking to us. www.rwpzoo.org.

Downton Abbey Dinner Party, Lincoln

Begins at 6:30pm. Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Seated in the Music Room and Dining Room, guests enjoy a variety of fresh foods from the yearly harvest of local farms and Narragansett Bay waters, prepared by professional chefs in our colonial kitchen. The extravagant five-course meals feature authentic menu items often found on the Victorian table. Carefully selected wines will accompany the different courses. Space limited; reservations required. (401) 726-0597; kathy.hartley@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.

September 13-15, 2019

34th Annual Folk Art Quilt Show, Narragansett

Friday, 10am-7pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm. South County Museum, 115 Strathmore Street. The Museum will display more than seventy-five quilts made by local quilters, as well as present programming on quilts housed in the museum's collections. The Museum will be celebrating the history of quilt making and its vitality as a contemporary art form. SCM members, free; non-members, $4-$10. (401) 783-5400; www.southcountymuseum.org.

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.

September 14, 2019

Northern Bay Lighthouse Tour, Providence

1:00pm–4:30pm. Save the Bay Center, 100 Save The Bay Drive. Enjoy the rich, historical sites of the upper reaches of Narragansett Bay and the Providence River on this 3.5-hour tour. With breathtaking views of Gaspee Point, Hog Island, Prudence Island, and Conimicut Point, you'll view eight active and inactive lighthouses and stop for a tour of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse. And, if you're a U.S. Lighthouse Society Passport holder, get your passport stamped with us! Members $50; non-members, $55; space limited; reservations required. (401) 203-7325 x133; 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.

Champion Tree Tour of Wilcox Park, Westerly

10:00am–11:30am. Westerly Public Library, 44 Broad Street. Wilcox Park is home to twenty-eight trees in the Rhode Island Big Tree Registry—more than any other place in the state! Learn how a tree gets into the Registry, and meet the Champions and other Big Trees in the Park. URI Master Gardeners will lead you around one loop of the Park, beginning and ending at the Esplanade outside the Library. (401) 596-2877; www.westerlylibrary.org.

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; age 16-plus. (401) 623-0862; info@westernrihistory.org; www.westernrihistory.org.

September 15, 2019

Open House Tours, Smithfield

1:00pm–4:00pm. Smith-Appleby House Museum, 220 Stillwater Road. Enjoy a guided tour of the Smith-Appleby homestead given by costumed docents in period attire. Visit the barn and try your hand at making a cornhusk doll. $5 donation requested; children always free. (401) 231-7363; www.smithapplebyhouse.org.

September 15-16, 2019

32nd Annual Apple Festival, Johnston

10:00am–5:00pm. Johnston Memorial Park, Hartford Avenue (Route 6). Festivities include arts and crafts vendors, rides, pony/train rides, face painting, apple pie contest, live music, entertainment, food, wellness fair, kids zone, and more! Free parking and admission. www.ncrichamber.com.

September 17, 2019

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

10:30am–11:30am. Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street. The Library opened its classic Venetian Renaissance building in March 1900. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Library is a prime example of turn-of-the-century (Gilded Age) American architecture. Meet at grand entrance on Washington Street for one hour tour. Free. (401) 455-8090; tmason@provlib.org; www.provlib.org.

September 19, 2019

"I am an honest woman": Female Revolutionary Resistance along the New England Seacoast, Newport

5:30pm–6:30pm. Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro Street. In Colonial New England, lower class men and women could take to the streets and protest, men of the middling sort could participate in political action, yet women of the middling class were restricted by law and society. This didn't stop these wealthier women, who became known as Daughters of Liberty, from showing their support for the Patriot cause. Along the New England seacoast, it became a political statement for ladies to participate in spinning bees where they would create homespun fabric and boycott purchasing fabrics imported from England. Dr. Emily Murphy, Curator for the National Park Service at Salem Maritime National Historical Site, will discuss the political spinning bees of the New England seacoast in the late 1760s and early 1770s, including several that took place in colonial Newport. This presentation will examine how middle-class women participated in resisting the importation of British Goods in the years leading up to the American Revolution. NHS members and active duty military with ID, $1; non-members, $5; registration requested. (401) 841-8770; esulock@newporthistory.org; www.newporthistory.org.

Providence Gallery Night, Providence

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

The American Red Cross and the Women Who Served, Bristol

6:00pm–8:00pm. Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road. It was called "the war to end all wars," a truly global conflict. 65 million men from 40 countries fought during WWI. Often forgotten are the thousands of female Red Cross volunteers and Army nurses who served at home and on the front lines caring for the injured and witnessing firsthand the horrors of war. Join us for a rare look into the lives of women such as Marjorie Lyon who stepped up to volunteer for the Red Cross during the Great War. Members, $15; non-members, $20. (401) 253-2707; info@blithewold.org; www.blithewold.org.

September 19-20, 2019

Newport Mansions Food and Wine Festival, Newport

The Elms, Rosecliff, and Marble House. Two-day Grand Tasting with hundreds of wines under the big tents on the lawn of Marble House; celebrity chef appearances and cooking demonstrations by national, regional, and local chefs; educational seminars with leading food and wine experts; Wine and Rosecliff Gala; The Vintner Dinner At Rosecliff; Sunday Jazz Brunch on the Marble House Terrace; Newport After Dark party; free parking and shuttle transportation. https://www.newportmansions.org/events/wine-and-food-festival

September 19-22, 2019

14th Annual Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival, Newport

12:00pm–4:00pm. Marble House, 596 Bellevue Avenue. Held in one of the most spectacular settings in America, this remarkable weekend experience features hundreds of wines from around the world, fabulous food, cooking demonstrations by nationally-renowned chefs, live and silent auctions and a gala celebration. (401) 847-1000; events@newportmansions.org; www.newportmansions.org.

September 20, 2019

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:30pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Come experience the fun and entertainment of the Roger Williams Park Carousel Village and enjoy some of the best local food trucks around! Ride the Carousel, explore Hasbro's Boundless Playground, hop aboard the Carousel Express train, listen to live entertainment and more. Invite your family and friends and leave the cooking to us. www.rwpzoo.org.

September 21, 2019

Roller Derby Double Header, Providence

Begins at 5:00pm. Alex and Ani City Center. Chicks on skates, pushing each other around—it's good, old-fashioned family fun! First whistle at 5pm. See website for details. www.providencerollerderby.com.

Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

Begins at 11:00am. 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.

Great Road Day, Saylesville, Lincoln

11:00am–5:00pm. Various venues along Great Road. The following sites will be open at no charge today: Arnold Bakery, Arnold House, Blackstone Valley Historical Society at North Gate, Chase Farm Park, Hannaway Blacksmith Shop, Hearthside House, Moffett Mill (accessible only by shuttle bus from Hearthside), Mount Moriah Lodge, Pullen's Corner Schoolhouse, Saylesville Friends Meetinghouse, and Valentine Whitman House. www.hearthsidehouse.org; www.historicnewengland.org; www.bvhsri.org.

13th Annual Great Pumpkin Festival, North Smithfield

11:00am–5:00pm. North Smithfield High School, 412 Greenville Road. Experience the start of the crisp autumn season with an always exciting family fun event! Celebrate everything pumpkin with contests, food vendors, live entertainment, and community organizations. Call Town Hall for information and tickets. (401) 767-2200; www.greatpumpkinfestival.org.

RISEUP Paranormal Investigation, Wickford, North Kingstown

7:00pm–11:59pm. Smith's Castle, 155 Richard Smith Drive (off Route 1). Take part in a paranormal investigation as you walk the same floors as Roger Williams and Benjamin Franklin, under the guidance of the experienced RISEUP team. $35; ages 16-plus only; space is limited. (401) 294-3521; smithscastle55@gmail.com; www.smithscastle.org.

Ultimate Lighthouse Tour, Providence

9:00am–4:00pm. Save the Bay Center, 100 Save The Bay Drive. These seven-hour narrated lighthouse cruises are for the true lighthouse aficionados. See nineteen active and inactive Rhode Island historic lighthouses, while taking in breathtaking views of the Newport Pell Bridge, Gaspee Point, Prudence Island, and other spots along the way. Starting in Providence, we will motor down the West Passage to Newport and return home via the East Passage. A lunch stop at Rose Island will include a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse and grounds. And, if you're a U.S. Lighthouse Society Passport holder, get your passport stamped with us! Members $95; non-members, $105; space limited; reservations required. (401) 203-7325 x133; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

International Coastal Cleanup, Statewide

10:00am–12:00pm. The International Coastal Cleanup brings more than 2,000 Rhode lsland volunteers together to pick up marine trash from more than sixty-five miles of beautiful Ocean State shoreline, from the upper Providence River all the way to Block Island. The event is part of a global effort that involves 500,000 volunteers cleaning up beaches around the world. Save The Bay needs cleanup volunteers and beach captains to lead cleanups at each site. This is a great way to get outside, enjoy our beautiful beaches, and do something great in the community. Bring a friend, a whole family, a sports team, or even just yourself. (401) 272-3540 x130; jlewis@savebay.org; volunteer.savebay.org.

September 23, 2019

Validating the Afterlife, Lincoln

6:00pm–8:00pm. 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.

September 23-29, 2019

Central Falls Restaurant Week, Central Falls

Various venues. Central Falls is home to some of the best authentic ethnic cuisine in Rhode Island. Come experience a world of flavors in one square mile! www.centralfallsri.us.

September 25, 2019

Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Johnston

Begins at 7:00pm. Johnston Historical Society, 101 Putnam Pike. Patrick Donovan from Varnum Armory will be our speaker. (401) 231-3380; johnstonhistorical1825@gmail.com; www.johnstonhistorical.org.

September 27, 2019

Food Truck Fridays, Providence

5:00pm–8:30pm. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park. Come experience the fun and entertainment of the Roger Williams Park Carousel Village and enjoy some of the best local food trucks around! Ride the Carousel, explore Hasbro's Boundless Playground, hop aboard the Carousel Express train, listen to live entertainment and more. Invite your family and friends and leave the cooking to us. www.rwpzoo.org.

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.

September 28, 2019

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.

Boat Tour of Green Jacket Shoal, Providence

1:00pm–2:00pm. Providence River Boat Company, 525 South Water Street. Join us as we welcome University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography Marine Archaeologist David Robinson back again for a 60-minute exploration of the Providence waterways and Green Jacket Shoal. Here, David has found the remains of a historical floating dry dock and twenty-six wooden-hulled vessels, deemed "Rhode Island's largest ship graveyard" and a reminder of the industrial fervor that transformed Providence into a thriving commercial waterfront. David's lecture on, and experience with, Green Jacket Shoal is fascinating and we are thrilled to welcome him aboard again this season! We sold out quickly last year, so reserve your seats soon! Light refreshments will be served. Tickets $20-$35. www.providenceriverboat.com.

10th Annual Heritage Day, Coventry

10:00am–4:00pm. Paine House Museum, 7 Station Street. The Providence Brigade Band will once again serenade us! Wander the craft tables, bring the kids for some colonial activities, tour the Paine House Museum. (401) 249-0633; info@westernrihistory.org; www.westernrihistory.org.

Doors Open Rhode Island Festival, Pawtucket and Central Falls

Various venues. Imagine receiving the keys to factories, businesses, historic homes, theaters, hotels, sacred spaces, skyscrapers, and more, for free. Using a widely distributed event guide and mobile-enabled website, visitors will build their own explorations of participating venues. No tickets or reservations needed. doorsopenri.org.

Ghosts and Grub, Providence

Begins at 8:00pm. Prospect Terrace, Congdon Street. Ghosts and Grub offers a new, combination ticket for guests, pairing the Providence Ghost Tour's ninety-minute walking haunted history tour of Providence's College Hill neighborhood with an offering from a select food truck each month! Enjoy some calories, then walk them right off! Check our Facebook page to see the featured truck of the month! (401) 484-8687; providenceghosttour@gmail.com; www.providenceghosttour.com.

Blackstone Valley Culinaria Secret Ingredient Food Tours, Northern Rhode Island

4:00pm–6:00pm. Various venues. Visit a local restaurant and learn the chef's personal secrets for making their favorite meals. Check schedule for specifics; reservations required. (401) 724-2200; info@blackstoneculinaria.com; www.blackstoneculinaria.com.

September 29, 2019

7th Annual Harvest Dinner, Warwick

Begins at 5:00pm. Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum, 4157 Post Road. Under a tent on the south lawn, we gather to celebrate the harvest with a dinner prepared by Tom's Market Catering. $100 per person; pre-paid reservation required. (401) 884-9490; www.cloudshill.org.

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.

Bristol Burger Bash, Bristol

1:00pm–4:00pm. Linden Place, 500 Hope Street. Come sample East Bay's best burgers all under one roof while enjoying local beers and wines and listening to down-home live bluegrass in the Linden Place ballroom and gardens. East Bay's best restaurants will bring their 'burger' A-game, serving up mini burgers of all types—imagine beef, turkey, chicken, pork, seafood, and more! $50. (401) 253-0390; sbattle@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.org.

September 30-October 6, 2019

Pawtucket Restaurant Week, Pawtucket

Various venues. This weeklong event coincides with Pawtucket's Arts Festival, which draws thousands of visitors to the city. Residents and visitors can attend a gallery event or concert and grab a bite to eat at any of the participating restaurants offering special menus and/or pricing! restaurantweekpcf.com.

October 1, 2019

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

10:30am–11:30am. Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street. The Library opened its classic Venetian Renaissance building in March 1900. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Library is a prime example of turn-of-the-century (Gilded Age) American architecture. Meet at grand entrance on Washington Street for one hour tour. Free. (401) 455-8090; tmason@provlib.org; www.provlib.org.

October 4-27, 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

October 1-31, 2019

Newport History Walking Tours, Newport

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

Benefit Street: A Mile of History Walking Tour, Providence

Begins at 10:00am. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays (excluding holidays). John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street. A guide from the Rhode Island Historical Society will introduce the people, the places, the changing fortunes, and the amazing stories of Benefit Street, Providence's famed "mile of history." Admission charged. (401) 273-7507 x360; jwilson@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.

October 3, 2019

Food Truck Night, Warwick

5:00pm–7:30pm. Norwood Library, 328 Pawtuxet Avenue. Great food and good music in a relaxing atmosphere! Enjoy a wide variety of food from locally owned trucks. eric@foodtrucksin.com; www.foodtrucksin.com.

October 4-26, 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

October 5, 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.

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.

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.

Cranberry Thanksgiving, Exeter

10:00am–2:00pm. Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum, 390 Summit Road. A fun event for the whole family! We honor the cranberry season with a cultural celebration including traditional Native music, dance, games, native vendors, tours of the museum, and more. Plan to arrive early for our opening ceremony at 10:30am. Free with regular admission to our Museum. (401) 491-9063; slarose@tomaquagmuseum.com; www.tomaquagmuseum.com.

October 5-6, 2019

45th Annual Harvest Fair, Middletown

10:00am–5:00pm. Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road. Nothing says New England in the fall like an old-fashioned harvest fair. 'Mabel Express' barrel train, pony rides, mud pit, midway games and children's tent. Crafters' tent featuring more than seventy talented artisans and crafters. Local food trucks and vendors offering an array of appetizing selections. A fun lineup of bands set the festive mood in the Newport Storm Beer Garden. Admission charged. (401) 846-2577; www.normanbirdsanctuary.org.

October 6, 2019

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 7, 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.

October 9, 2019

Corn Husk Pumpkin and Witches Workshop, Smithfield

1:00pm–4:00pm. Smith-Appleby House Museum, 220 Stillwater Road. Cost is $20 per person (must be sixteen and older). Donation includes all necessary materials needed to assemble a cornhusk witch and pumpkin, light refreshments, and a house tour. Class limited to ten participants; registration required. (401) 231-7363; vp.smithappleby@gmail.com; www.smithapplebyhouse.org.

October 10, 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.

October 11-12, 2019

15th 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 12, 2019

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.

Champion Tree Tour of Wilcox Park, Westerly

10:00am–11:30am. Westerly Public Library, 44 Broad Street. Wilcox Park is home to twenty-eight trees in the Rhode Island Big Tree Registry—more than any other place in the state! Learn how a tree gets into the Registry, and meet the Champions and other Big Trees in the Park. URI Master Gardeners will lead you around one loop of the Park, beginning and ending at the Esplanade outside the Library. (401) 596-2877; www.westerlylibrary.org.

October 12-14, 2019

53rd Annual Scituate Art Festival, North Scituate, Scituate

10:00am–5:00pm. Village Green, Route 116. 300+ artists and craftspeople, thirty antiques dealers, arts and crafts raffle, musical entertainement, regional and ethnic foods. (401) 647-0057; www.scituateartfestival.org.

October 13, 2019

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.

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 15, 2019

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

10:30am–11:30am. Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street. The Library opened its classic Venetian Renaissance building in March 1900. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Library is a prime example of turn-of-the-century (Gilded Age) American architecture. Meet at grand entrance on Washington Street for one hour tour. Free. (401) 455-8090; tmason@provlib.org; www.provlib.org.

October 17, 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.

Food Truck Night, Warwick

5:00pm–7:30pm. Warwick City Hall, 3275 Post Road. Great food and good music in a relaxing atmosphere! Enjoy a wide variety of food from locally owned trucks. eric@foodtrucksin.com; www.foodtrucksin.com.

October 18-19, 2019

15th 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 19, 2019

22nd 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.

Harvest Festival: Dairy Days!, Wickford, North Kingstown

12:00pm–4:00pm. Smith's Castle, 55 Richard Smith Drive. Come learn about Smith's Castle during its days as a dairy operation. Children's games, music, the bounty of the harvest. All this and apple crisp, too! Relax and enjoy a fine autumn day! Admission charged. Rain date: October 20. (401) 294-3521; smithscastle55@gmail.com; www.smithscastle.org.

History and Herb Hike, Saunderstown, North Kingstown

1:00pm–3:00pm. Casey Farm, 2325 Boston Neck Road. Join Historic New England and a professional herbalist for a walk through Casey Farm and its beautiful, wooded trails. Discover the history of this landscape from the seventeenth century to today. Learn about the farm's wide variety of herbs and their benefits. Hike meets at the cow barn. Includes admission for a tour of the historic farmhouse. Historic New England members, $5; non-members, $15 (North Kingstown residents, $10); registration recommended. (401) 295-1030 x5; www.historicnewengland.org.

Bristol Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour, Bristol

Begins at 11:00am. 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.

Blackstone Valley Fall Foliage and Shopping Rail Excursion, Woonsocket

9:00am–4:30pm. Woonsocket Train Depot, One Depot Square. Enjoy a colorful autumn foliage train excursion on the Providence and Worcester Railroad to Putnam, Connecticut, for a local festival and shopping. Order tickets online. (401) 495-1213; info@tourblackstone.com; www.tourblackstone.com.

Rhode Island Off the Beaten Track Tour, Westerly

2:00pm–6:00pm. Weekapaug Inn, 25 Spray Rock Road. Explore the hidden gems of the southern shoreline. Join the Weekapaug Inn Naturalist on a four-hour van tour past scenic mills, dramatic rock formations lighthouses, lovely communities and beautiful beaches. You will disembark along the way and enjoy a boxed lunch at a scenic overlook. $60-$75/person (plus tax). oceanhouseevents.com

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; age 16-plus. (401) 623-0862; info@westernrihistory.org; www.westernrihistory.org.

Glocester Scarecrow Festival, Chepachet, Glocester

9:00am–5:00pm. Chepachet Union Church, 1138 Putnam Pike. Participants design and create their own scarecrows for prizes. The scarecrows will then decorate the Village through November 3). There will be food and entertainment. (401) 568-2518; www.glocesterscarecrowfestival.org.

Ghosts and Grub, Providence

Begins at 8:00pm. Prospect Terrace, Congdon Street. Ghosts and Grub offers a new, combination ticket for guests, pairing the Providence Ghost Tour's ninety-minute walking haunted history tour of Providence's College Hill neighborhood with an offering from a select food truck each month! Enjoy some calories, then walk them right off! Check our Facebook page to see the featured truck of the month! (401) 484-8687; providenceghosttour@gmail.com; www.providenceghosttour.com.

October 19-20, 2019

29th Annual Bowen's Wharf Seafood Festival, Newport

11:00am–5:00pm. Bowen's Wharf, 45 America's Cup Avenue. Food! Food! Food! Area seafood restaurants serve up their most outstanding dishes. The festival offers a smorgasbord of seafood, plus kid-friendly dishes, baked goods, cider, and hot and cold beverages. Non-stop live music by local bands. Face painting, games, and other fun children's activities. Free admission, rain or shine. (401) 849-2120; mjg@bowenswharf.com; www.bowenswharf.com.

Revolutionary War Weekend, Lincoln

11:00am–4:00pm. Chase Farm Park and Hearthside House, 669-677 Great Road. The Battle of Chase Farm: the thunder and smoke from cannons and muskets fill the air, as uniformed soldiers charge at each other. Historians narrate the battles, and the lessons go beyond the battlefield to the encampments for up-close and personal interactions to learn more about what life was like for soldiers and civilians alike during the periods of conflict. Special exhibits at Hearthside, lectures and activities accompany the reenactments to provide an immersive experience for our visitors. (401) 726-0597; kathy.hartley@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.

October 20, 2019

Open House Tours, Smithfield

1:00pm–4:00pm. Smith-Appleby House Museum, 220 Stillwater Road. Experience the smell of warm maple cornbread and pumpkin soup made on an open fire! Enjoy our Scarecrow Contest entries. $5 donation requested; children always free. (401) 231-7363; www.smithapplebyhouse.org.

October 21, 2019

Blackstone Valley Culinaria Secret Ingredient Food Tours, Northern Rhode Island

6:00pm–8:00pm. Various venues. Visit a local restaurant and learn the chef's personal secrets for making their favorite meals. Check schedule for specifics; reservations required. (401) 724-2200; info@blackstoneculinaria.com; www.blackstoneculinaria.com.

October 24, 2019

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.

October 25, 2019

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 25-26, 2019

15th 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, 2019

Beervana Fest, Cranston

Two sessions: 1-4:30pm and 6-10pm. Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet, 60 Rhodes Place. Join us for Rhode Island's ultimate craft beer fest. Ticket includes one tasting glass, two-ounce pours of some of the best beers in the world, educational seminars, and one bottle of water. 250+ World Class Beers! Tickets, $55-65; limited quantities. (401)785-4333; www.beervanafest.com.

An Autumn Game 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.

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). $10; registration recommended. (401) 295-1030 x5; www.historicnewengland.org.

RISEUP Paranormal Investigation, Wickford, North Kingstown

7:00pm–11:59pm. Smith's Castle, 155 Richard Smith Drive (off Route 1). Take part in a paranormal investigation as you walk the same floors as Roger Williams and Benjamin Franklin, under the guidance of the experienced RISEUP team. $35; ages 16-plus only; space is limited. (401) 294-3521; smithscastle55@gmail.com; www.smithscastle.org.

October 27, 2019

Rhode Island Postcard Club meeting, North Providence

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

October 30, 2019

Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Johnston

Begins at 7:00pm. Johnston Historical Society, 101 Putnam Pike. Slater Mill docent Carl Johnson will give a talk titled "Lovecraft: Rhode island's (In?)Famous Son," focusing on the horror writer's relationship with his home state. (401) 231-3380; johnstonhistorical1825@gmail.com; www.johnstonhistorical.org.

November 1-2, 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.

November 1-10, 2019

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. $20 for a two-course lunch and $35-$50 for a three-course dinner. (401) 845-9110; jbailey@gonewport.com; www.discovernewport.org.

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 2, 2019

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.

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.

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.

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.

November 4, 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.

November 5, 2019

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

10:30am–11:30am. Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street. The Library opened its classic Venetian Renaissance building in March 1900. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Library is a prime example of turn-of-the-century (Gilded Age) American architecture. Meet at grand entrance on Washington Street for one hour tour. Free. (401) 455-8090; tmason@provlib.org; www.provlib.org.

November 6, 2019

Primitive Christmas Garlands Workshop, Smithfield

6:00pm–8:00pm. Smith-Appleby House Museum, 220 Stillwater Road. Cost is $20 per person (must be sixteen and older). Donation includes all necessary materials to complete a three-angel garland (including many fabric choices!), light refreshments, and a house tour. Class limited to ten participants; registration required. (401) 231-7363; vp.smithappleby@gmail.com; www.smithapplebyhouse.org.

November 8-9, 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.

November 10, 2019

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.

Historic House Tours, Lincoln

1:00pm–4:00pm. Hearthside House, 677 Great Road. Tour Lincoln's magnificent ten-room circa 1810 stone mansion, considered to be one of Rhode Island's finest examples of Federal-style architecture. Among featured artifacts are a full-size loom, spinning wheel, period clothing, a 1905 Edison phonograph, and several antique furnishings. Tours given by guides in period costume. Tours begin on the hour and last approximately one hour, with the last at 3pm. Admission charged. (401) 334-2209; kathy.hartley@hearthsidehouse.org; www.hearthsidehouse.org.

November 11, 2019

Veteran's Day Ceremony, Tiverton

Begins at 11:00am. At the WWII Memorial at Tiverton Town Hall. Please show your support to our veterans keeping our freedom alive and well! tivertonhistoricalsocy@tivertonhistorical.org; www.tivertonhistorical.org.

November 14, 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.

November 11, 2019

Rhode Island Shipwrecks: An Evening of Maritime Misfortune in the Ocean State, Bristol

6:00pm–9:00pm. Herreshoff Marine Museum, 1 Burnside Street. Charlotte Taylor, an archaeologist at the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission, will discuss her book. Rhode Island has more shipwrecks per square mile than any other state. Taylor has collected dramatic images of many nineteenth and twentieth Century disasters. She also works closely with the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project, a nonprofit organization that is studying the Revolutionary War fleet that once visited Narragansett Bay. Members, $15; non-members, $20; Tickets. (401) 253-5000; info@herreshoff.org; www.herreshoff.org.

November 15-16, 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.

November 16, 2019

RISEUP Paranormal Investigation, Wickford, North Kingstown

7:00pm–11:59pm. Smith's Castle, 155 Richard Smith Drive (off Route 1). Take part in a paranormal investigation as you walk the same floors as Roger Williams and Benjamin Franklin, under the guidance of the experienced RISEUP team. $35; ages 16-plus only; space is limited. (401) 294-3521; smithscastle55@gmail.com; www.smithscastle.org.

November 17, 2019

Open House Tours, Smithfield

1:00pm–4:00pm. Smith-Appleby House Museum, 220 Stillwater Road. Enjoy a guided tour of the Smith-Appleby homestead given by costumed docents, and sample warm pumpkin bread and hot cider on an open fire! $5 donation requested; children always free. (401) 231-7363; www.smithapplebyhouse.org.

November 19, 2019

Guided Historic/Architectural Tour of the Library, Providence

10:30am–11:30am. Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street. The Library opened its classic Venetian Renaissance building in March 1900. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Library is a prime example of turn-of-the-century (Gilded Age) American architecture. Meet at grand entrance on Washington Street for one hour tour. Free. (401) 455-8090; tmason@provlib.org; www.provlib.org.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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 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 6-28, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.'

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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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