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.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you do not have training, just allow yourself to receive.
Suggested donation: $5-10
On May 24, take a trip to a galaxy far, far away to celebrate the opening of “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” Reserve your seat ahead of time to watch Han Solo meet his mighty, future copilot, Chewbacca, and encounter the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian in a journey that will set the future course for one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes. Those fans who cannot wait till opening day will be excited to learn that Showcase Cinemas will host special opening fan night screenings at select theatre locations. Guests who purchase a ticket to the early screening will receive a free large popcorn and a set of collectible Star Wars buttons!
Visit showcasecinemas.com. to check “Solo: A Star Wars Story” show times and reserve your tickets today.
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.
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.
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.
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: email@example.com or 401-438-4456
To purchase tickets, please visit www.umeldercareri.org/adding-life-to-years before May 18.