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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.

January 6-31, 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.

January 13-26, 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.

January 24, 2019

Providence Preservation Society Annual Meeting and Preservation Lecture, Providence

5:30pm–7:00pm. PPS Headquarters, 24 Meeting Street. Hear an update on the prior year's activities, plans for the coming year, current advocacy, and a topical lecture. New trustees are elected and the Most Endangered Properties list is announced. Free and open to the public; registration required. (401) 831-7440; www.ppsri.org.

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

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

January 26, 2019

Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours, Newport

1:00pm–3:00pm. Bowen's Wharf, 18 Market Square. Embark on a two hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. This includes a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $37; non-members, $47; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

January 27, 2019

Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours, Newport

2:00pm–4:00pm. Bowen's Wharf, 18 Market Square. Embark on a two hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. This includes a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $37; non-members, $47; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

2019 Winter Speaker Series: The Canonchet Farm Linear Park, Narragansett

1:00pm–3:00pm. Maury Loontjens Memorial Library, 36 Kingstown Road. Presented by Friends of Canonchet Farm, landscape architect Randy Collins will discuss the design of a linear park on the east side of Canonchet Farm along Boston Neck Road. Free and open to the public; space limited; required registration opens Sunday, December 30. (401) 783-5344; info@onpettaquamscutt.org; narlib.org; onpettaquamscutt.org.

Valley Talk, Woonsocket

Begins at 1:30pm. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. Former National Park Ranger Chuck Arning will explore the pull factors that led to the immigration of the Irish to the Blackstone River Valley. Free; seating is limited. (401) 769-9675; aconway@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

Singin' and Swingin' Sunday!, Lincoln

Begins at 3:00pm. North Gate Toll House, 1873 Old Louisquisset Pike (Route 246). A concert of tunes from the historic crooners of jazz, blues, and standards! A musical timeline of our nation's great songs! Featuring Michael DiMucci, tenor; Andy DiPaola, piano and John Curzio, string bass. Wine and light refreshments provided. $25 at the door; reservations suggested. (401) 529-8367; michaeldimuccimusic@gmail.com; www.bvhsri.org.

Johnston Historical Society General Meeting and Open House, Johnston

Begins at 2:00pm. Elijah Angell House, 101 Putnam Pike. In this special Sunday meeting, Society President Louis McGowan will give a presentation on the late George Sutcliffe, a Johnston resident who was a fighter pilot during World War II. Louis will read a detailed account of a dogfight that Sutcliffe was involved in, as well as show some artifacts related to Mr. Sutciffe and his military career. At the same time we'll host a post-holiday open house with light refreshments—both the JHS Museum Barn and the Elijah Angell House will be open. All are welcome. (401) 231-3380; history@jhs.necoxmail.com; www.johnstonhistorical.org.

January 28, 2019

Aquidneck Island Trolleys: The Streetcar Era, 1898-1925, Portsmouth

6:00pm–7:00pm. Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road. The Portsmouth Historical Society will host a lecture by Society President and Town Historian Jim Garman. Using his extensive personal collection of photos, Garman will illustrate and discuss this "progressive trend" in transportation in the late nineteenth century. Free; space is limited; reservations required. (401) 683-9457; porlibadult@gmail.com; portsmouthlibrary.org.

January 1, 2019

Roger Williams: Just How Awesome is He?, Tiverton

6:30pm–8:00pm. Tiverton Public Library, 34 Roosevelt Avenue. Park Ranger John McNiff of the Roger Williams National Memorial in Providence will present the life of Roger Williams. His life is one every Rhode Islander should be familiar with. Registration recommended. (401) 625-6796; www.tivertonlibrary.org.

February 1-28, 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.

February 2, 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.

February 2-3, 2019

Newport Seal Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a one hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $17; non-members, $22; reservations recommended. See website for times. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

February 6, 2019

The Four Eagles, Bristol

7:00pm–8:00pm. Mount Hope Farm barn, 250 Metacom Avenue. What are the facts and the fiction behind 'Four Eagles' at 341 Hope Street in Bristol? Join us for the discussion presented by Garry Holmstrom, who with his wife, owns Four Eagles and just completed a restoration. Many rumors and some facts are behind the Eagles that adorn four corner posts of the 1808 Federal Home balustrade. How did they get there? Why are they significant? Are they carved wood, replicas, or just some fanciful folklore fun? It is hard to separate the house from the Eagles. So join us to review some history, legend, facts, and fancies behind 'The John Howe House,' or 'The House with the Four Eagles' as we review another interesting part of this town. Bring a friend and/or a Bristolian who can add to the history. Farm members, free; non-members, $5. (401) 254-1745; info@mounthopefarm.org; www.mounthopefarmri.com.

February 7, 2019

Building the Avenue, Newport

Begins at 11:00am. Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue. The magnificent cottages that line Bellevue Avenue are not only lasting symbols of a bygone era, but serve as a timeline of American architectural history. Through a selection of Preservation Society properties, this lecture by Society Education and Interpretation Specialist Abigail Stewart, will explore the changes and trends in nineteenth century architecture that define the Newport we know today. Members, $10; non-members, $15; advanced ticket purchase required. (401) 847-1000 x178; emarchi@newportmansions.org; www.newportmansions.org.

February 9, 2019

Mystery at the Museum: Kiss of Death, Newport

7:00pm–9:00pm. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. It's 1890 and you're invited to the engagement party for John Jacob "Jack" Astor IV, heir to the Astor family fortune. Jack's mother, "the" Mrs. Astor, has selected three of the finest debutantes as candidates for her only son. Who will win the heart and purse strings of the wealthiest bachelor in Newport society? Itís all fun and games until Jack's bride-to-be is revealed, when the gloves come off, and a murderer takes the ring... Search the galleries for clues, question the suspects, and help solve the crime before the evening ends. All's fair in love, war, and arranged marriages. (401) 324-9436; www.newportartmuseum.org; Tickets.

7th Annual Frostbite Bash, Bristol

6:30pm–11:00pm. Herreshoff Marine Museum, 1 Burnside Street. Join the party and enjoy full open bars and food tastings from a variety of top local restaurants and vendors. Dance the night away in the historic Hall of Boats, bid on items in our live and silent auctions, and snap photos with your friends in our photo booth of a night you're sure not to forget! Tickets: $65-$85. (401) 253-5000; events@herreshoff.org; www.frostbitebash.com.

Lincoln's Birthday Celebration, Lincoln

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

A Mid-Winter Repast, Warwick

Begins at 6:30pm. Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum, 4157 Post Road. Fundraising dinner for the Museum, prepared by Tom's Market Catering. $100 per person; pre-paid reservation required. (401) 884-9490; www.cloudshill.org.

February 9-10, 2019

Newport Seal Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a one hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $17; non-members, $22; reservations recommended. See website for times. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

February 10, 2019

Valley Talk, Woonsocket

Begins at 1:30pm. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. Baseball enthusiast and vintage ballist Jon Henson will survey the rise of the beloved game in the nineteenth century. Free; seating is limited. (401) 769-9675; aconway@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

February 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.

February 16, 2019

Mystery at the Museum: Kiss of Death, Newport

7:00pm–9:00pm. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. It's 1890 and you're invited to the engagement party for John Jacob "Jack" Astor IV, heir to the Astor family fortune. Jack's mother, "the" Mrs. Astor, has selected three of the finest debutantes as candidates for her only son. Who will win the heart and purse strings of the wealthiest bachelor in Newport society? Itís all fun and games until Jack's bride-to-be is revealed, when the gloves come off, and a murderer takes the ring... Search the galleries for clues, question the suspects, and help solve the crime before the evening ends. All's fair in love, war, and arranged marriages. (401) 324-9436; www.newportartmuseum.org; Tickets.

February 16-18, 2019

100 Years of Romance, Warwick

Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum, 4157 Post Road. Spend time together viewing the display of wedding gowns from the 1880s to the 1990s, against the back-drop of one of Rhode Island's hidden treasures. Beautiful architecture, interior design, and furnishings—something for everyone to enjoy! Admission charged. (401) 884-9490; www.cloudshill.org.

February 16-24, 2019

Newport Seal Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a one hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $17; non-members, $22; reservations recommended. See website for times. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

February 19-20, 2019

Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours, Newport

10:00am–12:00pm. Bowen's Wharf, 18 Market Square. Embark on a two hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. This includes a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $37; non-members, $47; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

February 21, 2019

Seal Tour of Prudence Island, Bristol

1:30pm–6:30pm. Bristol Ferry Landing, Thames Street. Enjoy a beautiful afternoon on Prudence Island and look for winter wildlife. Make a few stops around the island, including the south end, which is home to a large wintering population of harbor seals. Learn about the natural history of seals while viewing them from the shoreline (or the comfort of a heated van!). Keep an eye out for the many species of ducks and waterfowl that spend the winter here. Members: $8/adult, $4/child; Non-members: $12/adult, $8/child; ferry ticket not included. Ages: 8+; pre-registration is required. (401) 949-5454 x3041; programs@asri.org; www.asri.org.

February 21-22, 2019

Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours, Newport

10:30am–12:30pm. Bowen's Wharf, 18 Market Square. Embark on a two hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. This includes a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $37; non-members, $47; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

February 23, 2019

Mystery at the Museum: Kiss of Death, Newport

7:00pm–9:00pm. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. It's 1890 and you're invited to the engagement party for John Jacob "Jack" Astor IV, heir to the Astor family fortune. Jack's mother, "the" Mrs. Astor, has selected three of the finest debutantes as candidates for her only son. Who will win the heart and purse strings of the wealthiest bachelor in Newport society? Itís all fun and games until Jack's bride-to-be is revealed, when the gloves come off, and a murderer takes the ring... Search the galleries for clues, question the suspects, and help solve the crime before the evening ends. All's fair in love, war, and arranged marriages. (401) 324-9436; www.newportartmuseum.org; Tickets.

16th Annual Providence Preservation Society Winter Bash, Providence

8:00pm–11:59pm. Bomes Theatre, 1017 Broad Street. The Bash brings together more than 500 people from around the state to celebrate citywide restoration efforts. Featuring live music, signature cocktails, amazing architecture, VIP areas, and much more! General admission tickets $35-$45 before Janury 26; more after. (401) 831-7440; www.ppsri.org.

February 23-24, 2019

Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours, Newport

11:00am–1:00pm. Bowen's Wharf, 18 Market Square. Embark on a two hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. This includes a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $37; non-members, $47; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

February 24, 2019

Valley Talk, Woonsocket

Begins at 1:30pm. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. Mount Saint Charles Hockey Coach David Belisle will discuss the history of the school's illustrious program. Free; seating is limited. (401) 769-9675; aconway@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

2019 Winter Speaker Series: The History of Shadow Farm, Narragansett

1:00pm–3:00pm. Maury Loontjens Memorial Library, 36 Kingstown Road. Presented by South County Museum, resident and local historian David Chidakel will trace the ownership of Shadow Farm from the Colonial times of the Hazards and Robinsons to its development as a condominium project in the 1980s. Free and open to the public; space limited; required registration opens Sunday, January 27. (401) 783-5344; info@onpettaquamscutt.org; narlib.org; onpettaquamscutt.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.

February 27, 2019

Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Johnston

Begins at 7:00pm. Johnston Historical Society Museum Barn, 101 Putnam Pike. Ray Wolf will give a talk related to his latest book, Rhode Island's Old Cars Today: 1905-1949. (401) 231-3380; history@jhs.necoxmail.com; www.johnstonhistorical.org.

March 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.

March 2, 2019

Mystery at the Museum: Kiss of Death, Newport

7:00pm–9:00pm. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. It's 1890 and you're invited to the engagement party for John Jacob "Jack" Astor IV, heir to the Astor family fortune. Jack's mother, "the" Mrs. Astor, has selected three of the finest debutantes as candidates for her only son. Who will win the heart and purse strings of the wealthiest bachelor in Newport society? Itís all fun and games until Jack's bride-to-be is revealed, when the gloves come off, and a murderer takes the ring... Search the galleries for clues, question the suspects, and help solve the crime before the evening ends. All's fair in love, war, and arranged marriages. (401) 324-9436; www.newportartmuseum.org; Tickets.

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 2-3, 2019

Newport Seal Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a one hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $17; non-members, $22; reservations recommended. See website for times. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

March 3, 2019

Empire Revue: Benny's, the Musical!, Providence

Shows at 3 and 8pm. AS220, 115 Empire Street. The Empire Revue, Providence's Funniest Sketch and Variety Show, is proud to be bringing back our musical! This year, join us as we celebrate the Ocean State's beloved and now-defunct institution, Benny's. Admission charged. (401) 500-0237; david@as220.org; www.as220.org; Tickets.

March 9, 2019

Mystery at the Museum: Kiss of Death, Newport

7:00pm–9:00pm. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. It's 1890 and you're invited to the engagement party for John Jacob "Jack" Astor IV, heir to the Astor family fortune. Jack's mother, "the" Mrs. Astor, has selected three of the finest debutantes as candidates for her only son. Who will win the heart and purse strings of the wealthiest bachelor in Newport society? Itís all fun and games until Jack's bride-to-be is revealed, when the gloves come off, and a murderer takes the ring... Search the galleries for clues, question the suspects, and help solve the crime before the evening ends. All's fair in love, war, and arranged marriages. (401) 324-9436; www.newportartmuseum.org; Tickets.

March 9-10, 2019

Newport Seal Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a one hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $17; non-members, $22; reservations recommended. See website for times. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

March 10, 2019

Valley Talk, Woonsocket

Begins at 1:30pm. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square. Writer and historical reenactor Paul Bourget will explain why the battles fought in 1864 were pivotal to the outcome of the American Civil War. Free; seating is limited. (401) 769-9675; aconway@rihs.org; www.rihs.org.

Our Town Johnston, Johnston

Begins at 2:00pm. Elijah Angell House, 101 Putnam Pike. If you missed the showings of RIPBS's documentary on our town, here's another chance. We'll be showing the 60-minute film at our Museum Barn, and some of the "stars" will be on hand to answer any questions you may have! Microwave popcorn and Yacht Club Soda will be available for your enjoyment. (401) 231-3380; history@jhs.necoxmail.com; www.johnstonhistorical.org.

March 14, 2019

Beyond the Wrecking Ball: Historic Preservation's Coming of Age, Newport

Begins at 11:00am. Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue. What do utility lines, stone walls, and streetscapes have in common? They are critical, if sometimes overlooked, aspects of the built environment at the intersection of preservation and conservation. Learn about recent and ongoing advocacy campaigns undertaken by the Preservation Society, and about how expanding the definition of preservation can support a more scenic, economically viable Newport County. Kaity Ryan, Society Deputy Chief of Staff, presents. Members, $10; non-members, $15; advanced ticket purchase required. (401) 847-1000 x178; emarchi@newportmansions.org; www.newportmansions.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.

March 16, 2019

Mystery at the Museum: Kiss of Death, Newport

7:00pm–9:00pm. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. It's 1890 and you're invited to the engagement party for John Jacob "Jack" Astor IV, heir to the Astor family fortune. Jack's mother, "the" Mrs. Astor, has selected three of the finest debutantes as candidates for her only son. Who will win the heart and purse strings of the wealthiest bachelor in Newport society? Itís all fun and games until Jack's bride-to-be is revealed, when the gloves come off, and a murderer takes the ring... Search the galleries for clues, question the suspects, and help solve the crime before the evening ends. All's fair in love, war, and arranged marriages. (401) 324-9436; www.newportartmuseum.org; Tickets.

March 17, 2019

St. Paddy's Day Splash, Jamestown

10:30am–1:00pm. East Ferry Square. Formerly known as the the First Day Plunge. We will have a DJ, food truck, firepits, and more... Splash at noon. Proceeds benefit local non-profits. Facebook.

Celebrating Women, Warwick

12:00pm–3:00pm. Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum, 4157 Post Road. View our exhibit celebrating incredible women. Admission charged. (401) 884-9490; www.cloudshill.org.

Newport Seal Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a one hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $17; non-members, $22; reservations recommended. See website for times. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

March 19, 2019

St. Joseph's Day, Wherever zeppole are sold

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

March 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.

March 23-24, 2019

Newport Seal Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a one hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $17; non-members, $22; reservations recommended. See website for times. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

March 24, 2019

Celebrating Women, Warwick

12:00pm–3:00pm. Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum, 4157 Post Road. View our exhibit celebrating incredible women. Admission charged. (401) 884-9490; www.cloudshill.org.

March 27, 2019

Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Johnston

Begins at 7:00pm. Johnston Historical Society, 101 Putnam Pike. Steve Merolla will give a presentation on the King Cemetery, final resting place of the only Rhode Island Governor from Johnston, Samuel Ward King. Free. (401) 231-3380; history@jhs.necoxmail.com; www.johnstonhistorical.org.

March 30-31, 2019

Newport Seal Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a one hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $17; non-members, $22; reservations recommended. See website for times. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

March 31, 2019

2019 Winter Speaker Series: Waves of Blue, Waves of Green, Narragansett

1:00pm–3:00pm. Maury Loontjens Memorial Library, 36 Kingstown Road. Presented by Narrow River Preservation Association, Southern Rhode Island Site Manager at Historic New England, Jane Hennedy will focus on Casey Farm which has produced fresh fruits and vegetable for generations and hosts the popular Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and a seasonal farmers' market for locally produced goods. Free and open to the public; space limited; required registration opens Sunday, February 24. (401) 783-5344; info@onpettaquamscutt.org; narlib.org; onpettaquamscutt.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.

April 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.

April 6, 2019

34th Annual Rhode Island Statewide Historic Preservation Conference, East Providence

8:45am–6:00pm. Various venues. Explore the architecture and history of leisure in Rhode Island. Our host community is a longtime leisure destination known for its historic amusement parks, country clubs, waterfront resorts, ballfields, and extensive bike trails. Register in advance. ripresconf@gmail.com; www.preservationconferenceri.com.

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 6-7, 2019

Newport Seal Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a one hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $17; non-members, $22; reservations recommended. See website for times. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

April 7, 2019

Tea in the Style of Downton Abbey, Warwick

Begins at 1:00pm. Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum, 4157 Post Road. Enjoy tea in the parlor and then view the Textiles exhibit. $35; prepaid reservation required. (401) 884-9490; www.cloudshill.org.

April 11, 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.

April 12-25, 2019

Newport Seal Tours, Newport

Bowen's Wharf. Embark on a one hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $17; non-members, $22; reservations recommended. See website for times. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

April 13-14, 2019

Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours, Newport

10:00am–12:00pm. Bowen's Wharf, 18 Market Square. Embark on a two hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. This includes a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $37; non-members, $47; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

April 18, 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.

Redd's Pond Boatworks: Story of the Dragon, Bristol

Begins at 6:00pm. Herreshoff Marine Museum, 1 Burnside Street. Dragon is a near replica of the 1882 Herreshoff steam launch #94, built in 2017 by Redd's Pond Boatworks in Marblehead, Massachusetts, and recently donated to HMM. Come for the historical design of this unique vessel and stay for the tale of how an original engine survived over a century to find its way back to sea again. Doug Park, owner of Redd's Pond Boatworks, presents. Reception at 6pm; lecture at 7pm. Members, $15; non-members, $20. (401) 253-5000; info@herreshoff.org; www.herreshoff.org.

April 19-21, 2019

Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours, Newport

11:00am–1:00pm. Bowen's Wharf, 18 Market Square. Embark on a two hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. This includes a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $37; non-members, $47; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

April 24, 2019

Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Johnston

Begins at 7:00pm. Johnston Historical Society, 101 Putnam Pike. Our speaker will be local writer and historian Jim Ignasher. Topic TBD. Free. (401) 231-3380; history@jhs.necoxmail.com; www.johnstonhistorical.org.

April 27-28, 2019

Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours, Newport

10:00am–12:00pm. Bowen's Wharf, 18 Market Square. Embark on a two hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. This includes a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $37; non-members, $47; reservations recommended. (401) 203-7325; education@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

April 28, 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.

May 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.

May 3, 2019

The Night Before the Derby, Warwick

Begins at 6:30pm. Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum, 4157 Post Road. Fundraising dinner for the Museum, prepared by Tom's Market Catering. $100 per person; pre-paid reservation required. (401) 884-9490; www.cloudshill.org.

May 4, 2019

Rhode Island Independence Day, Statewide

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

Derby Day Party, Bristol

4:00pm–8:00pm. Linden Place, 500 Hope Street. Can't make it to Churchill Downs this May 4th? You can still get in on the Derby action because Linden Place Mansion is off to the races! Dig out your derby hat and bring out the seersucker jackets as we bring the spirit of the Kentucky Derby to Bristol, Rhode Island! The ultimate derby watching experience, Linden Place celebrates Kentucky Derby Day in true Colt family fashion with mint juleps, live music, great food, live streaming of the 145th annual Kentucky Derby, live and silent auction, and more. With prizes for best dressed, biggest hat, best dressed couple, and more, this fundraiser for Linden Place Mansion is not to be missed! Members, $65; non-members, $75; reservations required. (401) 253-0390; info@lindenplace.org; www.lindenplace.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.

May 5, 2019

37th Annual Birds and Breakfast, Middletown

7:30am–11:00am. Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road. Treat yourself to a seasonal gourmet breakfast, with sweeping views over Paradise Valley and Rhode Island Sound. Chef Rich Silvia from The White Horse Tavern will prepare a scrumptious breakfast buffet, with organically grown ingredients donated by local farmers and markets. Explore the hiking trails on a guided bird walk with expert naturalists. Children of all ages can learn spring-themed nature crafts and enjoy live animal presentations, including animal ambassador Hunter, the red-tailed hawk! Adults, $30; children 3-12, $10; under 3, free. (401) 846-2577; www.normanbirdsanctuary.or.

May 7, 2019

The Mysterious Wives of John Clarke, Portsmouth

6:30pm–7:30pm. Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road. While John Clarke is well known, his wives are very much in his shadow. Find out more about the women behind the man in this fascinating examination from author Cherry Fletcher Bamberg. Free; space limited; reservations requested. (401) 683-9457; porlibadult@gmail.com; portsmouthlibrary.org.

May 9, 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.

May 16, 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.

Setting Sail In America: The Remarkable Story of Herreshoff S Class Sailboats, Bristol

Begins at 6:00pm. Herreshoff Marine Museum, 1 Burnside Street. 2019 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Herreshoff S Class design. The first owners of the S Class boats were remarkable leaders of industry in the United States, and their stories are as intriguing as the boats are beautiful. Setting Sail in America is an homage to the Class, and takes the reader on a compelling journey through the history of the S boat—a journey that visits milestones in American society, politics, business, and social life. The Herreshoff S Class is the oldest American one-design fleet still racing the original boats, with active fleets in Cape Cod, Long Island Sound, and Narragansett Bay. Lifelong sailors Alen and Cory Silken talk about their book. Reception at 6pm; lecture at 7pm. Members, $15; non-members, $20. (401) 253-5000; info@herreshoff.org; www.herreshoff.org.

May 26, 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.

May 27, 2019

Memorial Day Parade, Westerly

9:30am–12:00pm. Parade steps off from Pawcatuck Shopping Center, West Broad Street in Connecticut, then on to Westerly's High Street and Wilcox Park. This parade is one of the oldest parade celebrations in the country. It was started after the Civil War when General Logan decreed the day to be set aside to remember our fallen soldiers. (401) 596-0837; www.oceanchamber.org.

May 29, 2019

Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Johnston

Begins at 7:00pm. Johnston Historical Society, 101 Putnam Pike. Grayce Moorehead, Associate Director of the Mohr Memorial Library, will give a presentation on genealogy. Free. (401) 231-3380; history@jhs.necoxmail.com; www.johnstonhistorical.org.

June 1, 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.

June 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.

June 19, 2019

Taste of the Bay, Providence

7:00pm–9:00pm. Save the Bay Center, 100 Save the Bay Drive, Fields Point, off Allens Avenue. Join us in a Bayside celebration of the flavors, sights, and sounds of Narragansett Bay. Enjoy a delicious sampling of locally-grown, harvested, and prepared food and drinks from local chefs, shell-fisherman, bakeries, breweries, wineries, and more, while taking in beautiful scenery and live music! This fund raising event provides critical support for Save The Bay's advocacy, restoration, and education efforts. $40 per person. (401) 272-3540 x140; ldanielsen@savebay.org; www.savebay.org.

June 13, 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.

June 18, 2019

17th Annual Rochambeau Strawberry Biscuit Tea, Cranston

6:00pm–8:00pm. Joy Homestead, 156 Scituate Avenue. Celebrate the 233rd Anniversary of the March to Victory of General Rochambeau through Cranston, Scituate and Coventry on June 18th 1781, on his way to victory over the British at Yorktown, with tea and homemade biscuits and strawberries. $5 donation requested. (401) 944-9226; joyhomesteader@verizon.net; www.cranstonhistoricalsociety.org.

June 20, 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.

June 26, 2019

Johnston Historical Society General Meeting, Johnston

Begins at 7:00pm. Johnston Historical Society, 101 Putnam Pike. Robert A. Geake, board member and archivist at the Warwick Historical Society, will give a talk on a topic TBD. Free. (401) 231-3380; history@jhs.necoxmail.com; www.johnstonhistorical.org.

July 6, 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.

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 11, 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.

July 18, 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.

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.

August 8, 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.

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 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.

September 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.

September 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.

September 19, 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.

September 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

November 2, 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.

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 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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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 233rd Anniversary of the March to Victory of General Rochambeau through Cranston, Scituate and Coventry on June 18th 1781, on his way to victory over the British at Yorktown, with tea and homemade biscuits and strawberries. $5 donation requested. (401) 944-9226; joyhomesteader@verizon.net; www.cranstonhistoricalsociety.org.

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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