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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
20
Sun
Volvo Ocean Races – Spectator Boat @ Volvo Ocean Races - Spectator Boat
May 20 all-day
Volvo Ocean Races - Spectator Boat @ Volvo Ocean Races - Spectator Boat

Experience the 2018 Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover from the water on-board the Rhode Island Fast Ferry. Both the Ava Pearl and the Millennium will provide the best viewing opportunity to watch the exciting racing during the Stopover, getting you closer to the action than anywhere else. We will provide race viewing on May 17, 18, 19 and 20. Pro-Am racing (Thursday VO65), Friday M32), the In-Port Race (Saturday) and the Newport to Cardiff, UK Leg 9 Start (Sunday). All Cruises include a boxed Lunch.

Dance Music Jam Sessions @ Goff Hall
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dance  Music Jam Sessions @ Goff Hall | Rehoboth | Massachusetts | United States

The dance music jam sessions continue in Rehoboth every Sunday night from 7-9 p.m. All are welcome!

Once a month throughout the year, the session is a Community Dance, at which we teach everything that needs teaching, depending on the experience of the dancers. The Community Dances go from 7 to 9 p.m. and are preceded by a potluck at 6 p.m.

All Jammers dances are held on Sunday nights from 7 to 9 with a potluck at 6 p.m.

For information or to check about cancellations, call Bob Elliott at 774-644-1369 or email him at bobolinkelliott@yahoo.com.

The Sunday Night Jammers are a group of (mostly) instrumental (mostly) musicians, who play (mostly) Celtic-inspired dance music. Our music is (mostly) for couple dances, such as waltzes, hambos, polkas, and schottisches.

Now, to clear up those “mostly”s:
1) Sometimes we sing…or at least some of us sing.
2) Some of us are very serious musicians, some are duffers, many are in between. We are VERY polite about each other’s errors.
3) We started with English, Scottish, Irish, Canadian, and New England dance music, but we have gotten more international as the months go by.
4) After Scandinavian and German couple dances, a few Israeli line dances appeared, followed by some Greek and Balkan dances with “interesting” time signatures.

In brief, all of us have learned a lot, and we welcome others to come play, teach, learn, and, in general, have fun!

May
21
Mon
A Celebration and Conversation: New Translations of Poems by Fernando Pessoa and José Saramago @ Providence Public Library
May 21 all-day
A Celebration and Conversation: New Translations of Poems by Fernando Pessoa and José Saramago @ Providence Public Library

Program Features Rhode Island Poet Laureate Tina Cane

Providence Public Library, in conjunction with Brown University’s Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, is pleased to welcome Rhode Island Poet Laureate Tina Cane, along with translators Stuart Blazer and Leonor Simas-Almeida, on Monday, May 21 from 5:30–8 p.m. for a celebration and conversation around the just published new translations of poems and other works by Portuguese literary legends Fernando Pessoa and José Saramago, as well as with the first biography of Pessoa in English.
Cane, along with translators Stuart Blazer and Leonor Simas-Almeida, will read a selection of poems from the new volumes; this will be followed by a conversation with translators and editors Stuart Blazer, Patrício Ferrari, and Carlos Pittella, who will discuss the poets, their writings and the process of bringing works by and about them to translation and publication. Books are: Fernando Pessoa, The Poet with Many Faces: a biography and anthology by Hubert Jennings, edited by Carlos Pittella; Inside the Mask: The English Poetry of Fernando Pessoa, edited by Patrício Ferrari; and The Poems Possible, by José Saramago, translated by John M. Kinsella, in cooperation with Stuart Blazer, José F. Costa and Leonor Simas-Almeida.

Thanks to the Brown Bookstore, all books will be available for sale and signing.

National Grid Energy Innovation Hub @ Energy Innovation Hub
May 21 all-day
National Grid Energy Innovation Hub @ Energy Innovation Hub

The National Grid Energy Innovation Hub is a collaborative, community space designed to elevate the conversation around the future of energy and the environment. The Hub offers interactive exhibits where Rhode Islanders can learn how they can take action towards creating a clean energy future.Exhibits include information about energy savings tips, energy efficiency, renewable energy, electric vehicles, connected solutions (demand response), and ways to reduce energy bills. Guests can sign up for a no-cost home energy assessment and learn about the impact their energy choices have on the ultimate goal of a clean energy future.

The Hub is open to the public Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. By appointment on Thursday. Groups are welcome.

Maker Monday @ Providence Children's Museum
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Maker Monday @ Providence Children's Museum

Let your ideas run wild in our Monday makerspace filled with interesting materials, authentic tools and a creative challenges.

To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

The Naval War College Museum presents a new exhibit, “To Win or Lose All: Williams S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War.” The exhibit occupies the museum’s gallery on the second floor.
To Win or Lose All explores the Navy’s role in securing victory for the Allies during the First World War. Under Admiral Sims’s leadership, American warships escorted convoys to France, laid mines in the North Sea, and hunted German submarines. On land, naval aviators flew scouting and bombing missions while Marines fought in the trenches east of Paris. While the sweeping naval campaigns of 1942-1945 may attract more scholarly attention, the foundation for their success was established twenty-five years earlier when the Navy operated for the first time as part of a coalition. Indeed, many officers who rose to prominence in the Second World War – Ernest J. King, Chester W. Nimitz, and Harold R. Stark, to name a few – gained valuable experience with combined operations during the first global conflict of the twentieth century. Curator Rob Doane hopes, “that this exhibit will encourage visitors to understand Admiral Sims and the sailors who served under him as real people who worked under difficult circumstances to meet the enormous challenges of wartime service.”

PPL’s 2018 Exhibition and Program Series @ Providence Public Library
May 21 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
PPL's 2018 Exhibition and Program Series @ Providence Public Library | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Providence Public Library’s fourth annual Exhibition and Program series called HairBrained is focused on hair. Specifically, the exhibition explores the ways in which hair defines and reflects culture, self-identity, agency and politics while the program series, which is inspired by images and texts in the exhibition, will offer cultural programs and educational activities for all ages that explore how and why we have grown, cut, shaved, shaped, woven, adorned and covered the hair on our heads, from centuries ago until today.

The HairBrained exhibition features a selection of items from Providence Public Library’s collections: postcards, photographs, pochoir prints, magazines, historic children’s books, advertising trade cards and more. Items will be on exhibit in the Providence Journal Rhode Island Room on level one from March to June.

School of Fish @ Hope & Main
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
School of Fish @ Hope & Main | Warren | Rhode Island | United States

At Eating with the Ecosystem’s “School of Fish”, Rhode Island chefs will educate you on different methods for turning whole local seafood – straight from the sea – into a marvelous dinner you can share with your family and friends. Learn how to use plentiful local species like scup, skate, squid, Jonah crab, whiting, whole sea scallops, dogfish, sea robin, and fluke. Held in the demo kitchen (a former school classroom) at Hope & Main, each workshop is also a dinner, complete with wine and good company! Each workshop will feature one fish species, prepared several ways. Come for just one class or attend them all!

Location: Hope & Main Demonstration Kitchen, 691 Main St. Warren, RI 02885

Ticket price: $50

Available at: https://makefoodyourbusiness.org/cooking-classes-ri/ or http://eatingwiththeecosystem.org/school-of-fish

May
22
Tue
National Grid Energy Innovation Hub @ Energy Innovation Hub
May 22 all-day
National Grid Energy Innovation Hub @ Energy Innovation Hub

The National Grid Energy Innovation Hub is a collaborative, community space designed to elevate the conversation around the future of energy and the environment. The Hub offers interactive exhibits where Rhode Islanders can learn how they can take action towards creating a clean energy future.Exhibits include information about energy savings tips, energy efficiency, renewable energy, electric vehicles, connected solutions (demand response), and ways to reduce energy bills. Guests can sign up for a no-cost home energy assessment and learn about the impact their energy choices have on the ultimate goal of a clean energy future.

The Hub is open to the public Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. By appointment on Thursday. Groups are welcome.

Play and Learn @ Providence Children's Museum
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Play and Learn @ Providence Children's Museum

Play and Learn is the Museum’s open-ended story-based program especially for two four-year-olds and their parents, designed to help preschoolers build their skills in a variety of areas and to help parents continue the learning at home.