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.

2018 Food Truck 5-K and 10-K @ Pete Sepe Pavilion
May 12 all-day
2018 Food Truck 5-K and 10-K @ Pete Sepe Pavilion

Join what is fast becoming one of the most fun, local road races in the area! The family-friendly Food Truck 5 and 10-K offers an event for all ages and abilities.
The 5-K and 10-Kcourses are USATF Certified. Start and finish on the grounds at the Pete Sepe Pavilion, taking runners on a scenic run out toward Touisett Point, past picturesque farms, quaint stone walls and even a water view!
The ever-popular Crossfit-style obstacle course Kids Race designed by Little Rhody CrossFit is great fun for anyone under thirteen.
The event also offers a 1-mile walk on the scenic bike path.
All followed by a Food Truck festival, beer garden and music, all to benefit the Bristol Warren Education Foundation

Event Courses:
• USATF Certified 10-K and 5-K courses start on the grounds of the Pete Sepe Pavilion follow the Bike Path to Long Lane and on out through Touisset. Long Lane will be closed to car traffic during the race. Both races will be chip timed.
• 1-mile walk on the bike path to Long Lane (or further if you wish) and return.
• Kids Races – CrossFit-style obstacle course designed by Little Rhody CrossFit on the grounds of the Pete Sepe Pavilion.

10-K and 5-K Awards:
• First overall male and female finishers
• First male and female overall finishers in age groups: 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and up.
T-shirt included with all pre-registrations
Race packets will be available on race day from noon-3 p.m. at the Pete Sepe Pavilion.

Food Trucks:
Home Town Poké
Z Food Truck
Plus Craft Beer


Hearts, Flowers and Victorian Afternoon Tea @ Hearthside House Museum
May 12 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Hearts, Flowers and Victorian Afternoon Tea @ Hearthside House Museum

Two seatings: 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
An elegant afternoon tea set to the theme of a Victorian bridal shower. Perfect for special time with friends, mothers or brides-to-be. Spring flowers, delicate lace and china, freshly brewed tea and an array of fancy miniature sandwiches and sweets all contribute to a charming experience in this historic home. Enjoy a presentation of the bridal trousseaus and underpinnings of Victorian bridal fashion.

Play On: A Night Out for Big Kids at Providence Children’s Museum @ Providence Children's Museum
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Play On: A Night Out for Big Kids at Providence Children's Museum @ Providence Children's Museum

Grown-ups, enjoy a playful night out at Providence Children’s Museum, no kids allowed! Try creative games and activities, strike a pose in a funny photo booth, win exciting prizes, treat yourself to beverages and food truck fare and more. Advance tickets are available until 5 p.m. on Friday, May 11. Event is exclusively for ages twenty-one and older.

Hope High Dollars for Scholars Awards Dinner @ Shriners Imperial Room
May 15 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hope High Dollars for Scholars is excited to announce its fifth annual awards dinner which honors and celebrate our 2018 scholars. To date, Hope High Dollars for Scholars, thanks to our generous donors, has awarded $152,000 in scholarships to fifty-four amazing Hope High School seniors. We anticipate awarding another twelve scholarships at the May 15 dinner. Judge Frank Caprio will be the keynote speaker. Dinner tickets go on sale March 15 and can be purchased at our website, hopehigh.dollarsforscholars.org or email Nancy Hawksley, nancy.hawksley@gmail.com,

Hope High Dollars for Scholars is a chapter of Scholarship America and a 501C3 with an all volunteer Board of Directors. For more information, visit our website, hopehigh.dollarsforscholars.org.

Warwick Food Truck Night @ Warwick Library - Norwood Branch
May 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Warwick Food Truck Night @ Warwick Library - Norwood Branch

Food Truck Night in Warwick returns to the Norwood neighborhood.

Join us on the first and third Thursday of the month at rotating locations around Warwick.

Attendance is Free! Come experience an array of some of the greatest savory and sweet food trucks. Eat from your favorite local food truck or try something new. Maybe even eat at multiple trucks. Food trucks accept cash, credit or debit.

Enjoy beer and wine from Open Season, Gooseneck Vineyards and McLaughlin and Moran, Inc..

The full list of food trucks attending will be available soon. Keep updated at https://www.foodtrucksin.com/food-truck-events. Live Entertainment! This event is Produced by PVD Food Truck Events and is presented by Food Trucks In, BankRI, MetroPCS A.B. Munroe Dairy with additional support from McLaughlin and Moran, Inc., Gooseneck Vineyards, People’s Liquor Warehouse RI, Motif Magazine and Warwick RI Tourism Department.

Global Eats @ Fete Music Hall
May 17 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Global Eats @ Fete Music Hall | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Join Dorcas International Institute of RI, May 17, 2018, for an international culinary celebration to support our work and honor the vibrancy of Rhode Island’s diverse community.

Operating in Rhode Island for almost 100 years Dorcas International is the largest agency working to empower immigrants and refugees in the region.

For this unique event, we will feature renowned local chefs reimagining family dishes from all over the world using the many recipes Dorcas International has collected from our clients over the years. Proceeds from the event go to funding the vital programs and initiatives we offer that strengthen welcoming in Rhode Island.

VIP tickets get a pre-event open bar cocktail party with doors at 5:30 p.m.. General admission doors at 6:30 p.m. Free valet parking will be available.

So join us! And be ready to eat, drink, dance and celebrate. #globaleats

For more information about the event visit globaleats.org.

For information about Dorcas International visit diiri.org.

Boys and Girls Club of Pawtucket: Opening Doors @ Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket
May 17 @ 6:00 pm
Boys and Girls Club of Pawtucket: Opening Doors @ Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket

Please join us for our Opening Doors event to support the life-changing and life-saving programs offered to the youth in our community each and every day. At the sixth Annual Opening Doors event, we will be honoring Kathy and Dan Sullivan with the 2018 Lyman B. Goff Founder’s Award. Please join us as we welcome friends and families for Clubhouse tours and the opportunity to see the many ways we help youth open doors to a great future!

Food Truck Friday at Carousel Village @ Roger Williams Park Carousel Village
May 18 @ 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.

Mulligan’s Island Full Moon Food Truck Nights @ Mulligan's Island Golf & Entertainment
May 19 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Mulligan's Island Full Moon Food Truck Nights @ Mulligan's Island Golf & Entertainment

Mulligan’s Island Full Moon Food Truck Nights.

Come to play mini golf, hit a few rounds in the batting cages and join the Super Fun Activities Club. Enjoy food from some of the areas best food trucks. Beer and wine by Mulligan’s Island Golf and Entertainment and Gooseneck Vineyards.

Live entertainment and ample free parking.

Be sure to arrive early at 5pm to take advantage of special offers in the first hour.

Enjoy the tables, chairs and the soft grass lawn. You are encouraged to bring blankets and folding chairs. Stay for the evening.

Learn more about the food trucks attending at https://www.foodtrucksin.com/food-truck-events

Free Admission to the event, attractions are separate pricing.

This is a non-smoking event. Pets are not permitted.

This event is produced by PVD Food Truck Events in partnership with Mulligan’s Island Golf and Entertainment and is presented by Food Trucks In, BankRI, MetroPCS and A.B. Munroe Dairy with additional support from Gooseneck Vineyards, Wines and More and Motif Magazine.

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.