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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
19
Sat
Twenty Years of Sound and Vision, Night One: The Art of Rebellion @ The Steel Yard
May 19 all-day
Twenty Years of Sound and Vision, Night One: The Art of Rebellion @ The Steel Yard

It’s the biggest birthday bash of the year and you’re invited!

Join Rhode Island Public Radio and our presenting sponsor, CVS Health, for a two-night arts-immersive experience that shines a spotlight on our creative community and the role art plays in civil discourse and civic engagement.

On night one, RIPR is proud to join forces with The Steel Yard to open the art of rebellion portion of our twenty years of Sound and Vision experience. With a live iron pour, master glassblower Ian Silvia from Gather Glass, celebrity bartender, John Richard from The Avery and live music from the one and only Neutral Nation, this night has it all…packaged up in TSY’s industrial arts center. Don’t miss out. Be part of the vision and get your tickets now at riprsoundvision.com!

On night two of our birthday party, RIPR is proud to join forces with The WaterFire Arts Center for the culture of storytelling portion of our twenty years of Sound and Vision experience. Featuring the legendary Len Cabral as our Official Storyteller for the evening, we will welcome Rose Weaver, Sokeo Ros, Kanina and many other extraordinary performers for an evening that celebrates our rich cultural heritage while showcasing the powerful and compelling ways artists and performers bring stories to life.

RI Dream Center 2018 A Day of Hope and Dreams Artisan Market @ Sharon Cogean
May 19 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
RI Dream Center 2018 A Day of Hope and Dreams Artisan Market @ Sharon Cogean

A Day of Hope and Dreams consists of a Run 4 Hope 5-K and an Artisan Market. You may run or walk. Fun for the whole family! Registration for the 5-K can be done online at www.ridreamcenter.com or the day of the run beginning at 8 a.m. Cost is $25 for pre-registration or $30 day of event. There will be a great Artisan Market with all local Artisans and crafters. The RI Dream Center provides to families and individuals in need. Help us support our community! Surely a fun filled day to be had by all.

SCLT’s Rare and Unusual Plant Sale @ City Farm
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Ring in spring with your fellow gardeners at City Farm, on Providence’s South Side, for this much-anticipated annual event! We’ll be selling 20,000 organically grown fruit, vegetable and herb plants (including sixty varieties of tomatoes!), plus hard-to-find perennials. Listen to local bands while you browse, and get advice from experienced gardeners. Current SCLT members are invited to shop early, from 9-10 a.m. on Saturday. Join here: http://bit.ly/1RwV65h

We also have fun art to go with the sale: http://www.southsideclt.org/rare-unusual-plant-sale/

Wickedly Good Evening in Oz @ Hampton Inn & Suites
May 19 @ 7:00 pm
Wickedly Good Evening in Oz @ Hampton Inn & Suites

Fourth Annual Fundraiser to benefit Amenity Aid!

We’re brewing up an old rivalry between Gilda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. We want to know which witch is the all-time fan favorite! Pick a side and dress to support your favorite sorceress of Oz! Wear pink for Gilda and green for the Wicked Witch. Feeling fancy? Add a tiara, black hat or any details you like. Gents, we didn’t forget you. Join in as kings or wizards. Attire is optional, but strongly encouraged.

Whether you come by bubble or broom, follow the yellow brick road to the Merry Ole Land of Oz for an evening that is sure to deliver a fresh spin on a classic event theme.

The best part? You’ll be supporting a local charity that brings essential hygiene products like soap, feminine care, deodorant and more to ten Rhode Island based shelters and community groups that serve those in need. Plus, since this 501(C)3 nonprofit is volunteer-run, all proceeds from tickets and the raffle are used to buy toiletries.

Please support our charitable mission by bringing unused toiletries to donate. For every donation of a full-size personal care product you bring you will receive one raffle ticket!

May
20
Sun
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.

Horse Play’s Annual Open House @ Horse Play
May 20 @ 12:00 am – 4:00 pm
Horse Play's Annual Open House @ Horse Play

Horse Play
Equine Rescue and Sanctuary is having their Annual Open House on Sunday, May 20 from noon – 4 p.m.at the farm, 143 Gilbert Stuart Rd. in Saunderstown.

Free admission. There will be pony rides, demos of horse painting, Liberty Play, Zumba and T’ai Chi, raffle prizes, silent auctions, food, drink, meet and greet the horses, live music, vendors selling jewelry, herbal products, horsey stuff, crafts and more.
Rain date is on June 3.
Come visit and experience some Horse Play!

Beginning at noon with a Native American Blessing and Drum by the Soaring Eagle Singers.

SCLT’s Rare and Unusual Plant Sale @ City Farm
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Ring in spring with your fellow gardeners at City Farm, on Providence’s South Side, for this much-anticipated annual event! We’ll be selling 20,000 organically grown fruit, vegetable and herb plants (including sixty varieties of tomatoes!), plus hard-to-find perennials. Listen to local bands while you browse, and get advice from experienced gardeners. Current SCLT members are invited to shop early, from 9-10 a.m. on Saturday. Join here: http://bit.ly/1RwV65h

We also have fun art to go with the sale: http://www.southsideclt.org/rare-unusual-plant-sale/

Ladies Tea at the Baptist Church in Warren @ Baptist Church in Warren
May 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ladies Tea at the Baptist Church in Warren @ Baptist Church in Warren

Women are invited to a Ladies Tea Party on Sunday, May 20 from 2-4 p.m. at the Baptist Church in Warren on 407 Main St. We will be collecting donations of toiletries, baby diapers and feminine productions for Women’s Resource Centers of Newport and Warren. You are encouraged to wear fancy hats! www.baptistchurchinwarren.com www.wrcnbc.org

May
22
Tue
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