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.

Fourth Annual Elmhurst Boys Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit Best Buddies of RI @ Metacomet Country Club
May 20 all-day
Fourth Annual Elmhurst Boys Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit Best Buddies of RI @ Metacomet Country Club | East Providence | Rhode Island | United States

On Sunday, May 20, the Elmhurst Boys will host the fourth Annual Charity Golf Tournament with this year’s primary beneficiary being Best Buddies of Rhode Island. This year the event will be at historic Metacomet Country Club in East Providence.

Providence’s Best Bloody Mary @ Providence Arcade
May 20 all-day
Providence's Best Bloody Mary @ Providence Arcade

The New England Hemophilia Association and Rhode Island Food Fights will hold their inaugural, Providence’s Best Bloody Mary event on Sunday, May 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Providence Arcade at 65 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence. This will be the first bloody mary competition of its kind to pit local bartenders against one another to see whose spicy concoction will be deemed Providence’s Best.

Area bartenders are invited to compete for free and will be granted a table at the event where they can create their bloody mary. Competitors will be provided with vodka from event partner, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, but will bring their own mix, spices and garnishes to make their own unique drink. Those interested in competing in the event can register by visiting the link included below.

Providence bars currently registered include The Black Sheep, The Grange, New Harvest, Rogue Island Kitchen and Bar, TROOP, The Salted Slate and Wara Wara Restaurant.

Tickets to attend Providence’s Best Bloody Mary are $25 and include tokens to taste three-ounce pours. Voting tokens will also be included with a ticket as well as free appetizers and discounts to local downtown shops. Tokens will be collected and later counted to determine the populous vote. The winner of the populous vote for the best taste and garnish will receive a trophy and bragging rights as Providence’s Best Bloody.

The event will be held at the historic Providence Arcade, the first enclosed shopping mall in the United States where attendees at the event can take advantage of shopping before or after the event and enjoy local fare from food trucks parked outside. All proceeds from the event will benefit the New England Hemophilia Association, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for persons with bleeding disorders and their families through education, support and advocacy.


Additional event details are available at http://www.newenglandhemophilia.org/best-bloody-mary.html. Tickets for the event can be purchased at https://providencebestbloody.eventbrite.com.

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

Community Reiki Share @ Thrive Tribe RI
May 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Community Reiki Share @ Thrive Tribe RI

Reiki is a gentle, natural, and safe energy healing technique. Reiki helps you cleanse, balance, and restore on the physical, mental and emotional levels.

Some benefits of Reiki are stress relief, relaxation, reduces aches and pain, supports the immune system and ids better sleep.

Join us for our monthly community Reiki share. If you have received Reiki training level one or above and would like to give, please check in with Jessica or Alysia the day of the share or via email (thrivetribe1111@gmail.com). If you do not have training, just allow yourself to receive.

Suggested donation: $5-10

Beer and Cheese Pairings @ Foolproof Brewing Company
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for a Cheese and Beer Pairing on Tuesday, May 22 at 7 p.m. Sit, relax and savor five cheeses from Edgewood Cheese Shop. Learn how cheese is made and the different styles that is perfectly paired with five Foolproof brews. Beer pairings include Ocean State Lager, Vanilla Espresso Raincloud Porter, Forecast number four  – Black Indian Pale Lager, The Grotto IPA and La Ferme Urbaine Farmhouse Ale.

Directions: http://www.foolproofbrewing.com/visit

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beer-cheese-pairings-tickets-45655600129

Twenty-one and older event.

Food Truck Friday at Carousel Village @ Roger Williams Park Carousel Village
May 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Food Truck Friday at Carousel Village @ Roger Williams Park Carousel Village
Food Truck Friday is back in 2018 for the fourth season. End your week at Food Truck Friday at Roger Williams Park Zoo and Carousel Village with some of the best food trucks in Rhode Island brought to you PVD Food Truck Events.

A.B. Munroe DairyMetroPCS and BankRI present Food Truck Fridays. Other sponsors visiting on select Friday nights include Power Home RemodelingAmbit EnergySunrun and College Bound Saver. Admission is free.

Enjoy over fifteen locally owned food trucks and local beer from Trinity Brewhouse, wines from Gooseneck Vineyards while listening to live music. See the full list of food trucks attending at https://www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

Many activities for the kids! Ride the carousel for $2, jump in the bounce house for $3, take a ride on the carousel train for $3 and even ride a camel for only $6. Packages are available. We also have Hasbro’s Boundless Playground for the kids.

Picnic and high top tables are available on a limited basis so bring a chair or blanket, and sit on the lawn. Food Trucks accept cash, credit and debit. VIP experience is available for $85 and includes reserved seating for up to eight people, outdoors or indoors. Eight carousel rides and beverage vouchers included. Group nights available starting at $20 per person. Contact Judy at jlockard@rwpzoo.org for more information.

RI Dream Center Artisan Market @ WESTERN HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL
May 26 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
RI Dream Center Artisan Market @ WESTERN HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL

Come support our local Artisans and crafters. So many beautiful, original items to choose from! The RI Dream Center is a 501©3 organization who provides assistance to impoverished families and individuals in need. Help us support our community!

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.

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.

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.