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Courtesy of Linden Place/Artwork by Liesl Long Chaintreuil

5/5 Kentucky Derby Day Party

Why: Can’t make it to Churchill Downs this year? 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 Linden Place brings the spirit of the Kentucky Derby to Bristol. Mint juleps, great food, a live streaming of the 144th annual Kentucky Derby, a silent auction and much more will provide party goers with a true Colt family fashion experience.
Where: Linden Place Mansion, 500 Hope St., Bristol.
More Info: Call 253-0390 or visit explorebristolri.com.

May
26
Sat
Garden Conservancy Open Days Program Tour andPlant Sale at Sakonnet @ Sakonnet Garden
May 26 @ 9:30 am – May 27 @ 6:00 pm
Garden Conservancy Open Days Program Tour andPlant Sale at Sakonnet @ Sakonnet Garden

Explore the private gardens at Sakonnet in Little Compton, open for self-guided tours and plant sales to benefit the Garden Conservancy, Sakonnet, and local wild meadow restoration efforts. This English-style cottage garden features a series of enchanting garden rooms. The acre-sized main woodland garden is subdivided into a series of fourteen spaces separated by high windbreak hedges and stone walls. The whole is described as an outdoor folly; each space has its own mood and horticultural objective. Memorial Day weekend should occur at the garden’s peak of spring bloom. Late tulips and hundreds of trilliums and other woodland wildflowers should be in flower. Blue poppies, blue camassias, the gaudy azalea hedge and rhododendron punchbowl, a confection of pinks and whites should be in full bloom. No reservations required; rain or shine. For More Information: See www.opendaysprogram.org or call The Garden Conservancy toll-free weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, 1-888-842-2442.

May
30
Wed
Martinis for Melanoma @ Circe Restaurant & Bar
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Martinis for Melanoma @ Circe Restaurant & Bar

Join Impact Melanoma at one of their signature events, Martinis for Melanoma. Held in Providence, Martinis for Melanoma brings people together in a fun, social environment to raise awareness about melanoma and the dangers of tanning.

May
31
Thu
Wine, Dine and all that Jazz @ 134 Collaborative
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wine, Dine and all that Jazz @ 134 Collaborative

Farm to Table Italian dinner prepared by Sqauntum Association Executive Chef, Richard Petrella, and General Manager, Jon Prata. A medley of wines and jazz music paired with the evening’s dinner. Former Attorney General, Arlene Violet is an honorary chair for the event. A benefit for 134 Collaborative housed in the historic Mathewson Street Church in Downcity Providence.

Jun
1
Fri
Dancing in the Park @ Bandstand at Roger Williams Park
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dancing in the Park @ Bandstand at Roger Williams Park

Celebrate the history and restoration of Roger Williams Park and support the Park’s preservation and programs during a fun and festive evening featuring live music, dancing, and delicious food and drinks by Russell Morin Catering and Events. All proceeds benefit the Roger Williams Park Conservancy.

Tickets are $50 per person, ages eighteen and older. Early bird and VIP tickets available!

For tickets, sponsorships and other information, visit www.RWPConservancy.org or Info@RWPConservancy.org or 680-7219.

The Bit Players @ Firehouse Theater
Jun 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Bit Players @ Firehouse Theater | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AT 8PM. Come see RI’s most award-winning comedy troupe, The Bit Players, as they hit the stage at the Firehouse Theater with their hilarious improv comedy show full of larger than life characters, hysterical musical numbers, and the quickest wit you’ll ever see. Inspired by audience suggestions, no two shows are ever the same! If you are coming for a special occasion and would like us to make a person(s) of honor part of the show be sure to contact us and let us know what date and time you are coming, what you are celebrating, and who we should acknowledge in the show. We encourage ALL guests to make sure you get tickets in advance, shows often sell out.
Purchase Tickets Here: http://www.firehousetheater.org/calendar/
$18/person. Always BYOB! Laugh More.

Jun
2
Sat
Adding Life to Years Gala 2018 @ Omni Providence
Jun 2 all-day
Adding Life to Years Gala 2018 @ Omni Providence

On Saturday, June 2, join United Methodist Elder Care for our annual “Adding Life to Years” gala, an evening to celebrate our purpose and passion of caring for residents living in our communities. The evening, with a cocktail reception, dinner program, auctions, and live entertainment, will be held at the Omni Providence Hotel.

We will be honoring Rich Gingras, founder of The Parkinson’s Place in Pawtucket, as our 2018 honoree. Exciting new initiatives will be unveiled during the evening’s programming and the Board of Trustees will make a much-anticipated special announcement.

Funds raised from the Gala will be used to support customized care, specialized medical and activity programs, and operational capital needed to serve the patient and resident population from independent living to long-term skilled nursing care.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Elise Strom at United Methodist Elder Care: estrom@umeldercareri.org or 401-438-4456

To purchase tickets, please visit www.umeldercareri.org/adding-life-to-years before May 18.

Make Tracks for Kids 5k Run/Walk & 1k Fun Run @ Bryant University
Jun 2 all-day
Make Tracks for Kids 5k Run/Walk & 1k Fun Run @ Bryant University | Smithfield | Rhode Island | United States

Join us as we run and walk this USATF certified 5-K course at the beautiful Bryant University campus in a collective, superhero effort to transform the lives of children in Woonsocket.

9:00 a.m. – 1-K Fun Run for kids under the age of twelve.
9:30 a.m. – 5-K Run or Walk
Barbecue and Awards to follow

Our History
Established in 1995 with funding from the Rhode Island Foundation, Connecting for Children and Families (CCF) is a community-based, non-profit organization located in Woonsocket, one of Rhode Island’s core urban cities. Our mission, to transform the lives of Woonsocket children through high quality educational opportunities and family support, is accomplished through strong community partnerships and advocacy.

Association of Migraine Disorders Annual Awards Dinner @ Skyline at Waterplace
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Association of Migraine Disorders Annual Awards Dinner @ Skyline at Waterplace

An evening of fine food, music and recognition for migraine heroes. Honorees will include the founder of the Migraine World Summit, Carl Cincinnato, who will receive the Impact Award. Noted physician Dr. Richard Lewis will be recognized with the Innovation Award for his research in vestibular migraine at Harvard Medical School. There will be two recipients of the 2018 Advocacy Awards, Jaime Sanders, author of The Migraine Diva blog and Dr. Lindsay Wetzel, PhD, the author of a new children’s graphic novel on migraine. Emcee will be NBC10’s Health Check Reporter, Barbara Morse Silva. The evening’s ceremony is being presented by platinum contributor Amgen/Novartis and bronze supporter electroCore. Individual tickets and table sponsorships are available for purchase at AMDfundraiser.org. See event page for discount details.

Association of Migraine Disorders Annual Awards Dinner @ Skyline at Waterplace
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come and enjoy an evening of fine food, music and recognition for migraine heroes. Honorees will include the founder of the Migraine World Summit, Carl Cincinnato, who will receive the Impact Award. Noted physician Dr. Richard Lewis will be recognized with the Innovation Award for his research in vestibular migraine at Harvard Medical School. There will be two recipients of the 2018 Advocacy Awards, Jaime Sanders, author of The Migraine Diva blog and Dr. Lindsay Wetzel, PhD, the author of a new children’s graphic novel on migraine. Emcee will be NBC10’s Health Check Reporter, Barbara Morse Silva. The evening’s ceremony is being presented by platinum contributor Amgen/Novartis and bronze supporter electroCore. Individual tickets and table sponsorships are available for purchase at AMDfundraiser.org. See event page for discount details.

Grande Fete by the River feat. James Montgomery Band @ Slater Mill
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Grande Fete by the River feat. James Montgomery Band @ Slater Mill

Slater Mill’s annual fundraiser in support of the Student Admissions Fund, which provides free and reduced-rate admissions for all student visitors.

Live music and dancing with Grammy nominee and recent Rhode Island Hall of Fame inductee James Montgomery and his band Candlelit, illuminated grounds and evening factory access, locally-sourced International Tapas, refreshing libations, an exciting silent auction and wine grab bags.

Register online at grandefete2018.bpt.me.