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.
St. Columba’s Chapel in Middletown is an Arts and Crafts gem. The diminutive Gothic Revival chapel houses a dazzling collection of art glass windows, most were designed by artist D. Maitland Armstrong and manufactured by the firm of Louis Comfort Tiffany. Yet the glass is not the chapel’s only collection of memorial art. This talk by Sara Butler, Professor of Art and Architectural History at Roger Williams University, will discuss the web of commemorative objects and the families they honored, and will also highlight some objects in Blithewold’s Tiffany collection. Tea and scones will be served after the presentation.
$7 Member, $15 Non-member
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
In this workshop series, we will create arrangements showcasing what is blooming in the gardens. The workshops will encourage designers to become more familiar with flowers’ bloom times, and each class begins with a quick survey of the gardens, watching as they evolve throughout the series. Participants will then create unique seasonal arrangements of gorgeous flowers sourced from Blithewold and other local flower farms to take home.
Drop in for one class or join us for all four! Full series: $200 members, $220 non-members; Individual class: $55 members, $60 non-members.
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
Wednesday Walk-arounds: A Guided Tour of Blithewold begin at 11:30 a.m. Docents tell the story of the Van Wickle and McKee family, the original owners of this beautiful seaside garden estate. Visitors experience breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay and see the Mansion decorated with original furnishings just as it was when the family lived here. The guided tour continues through the grounds where magnificent trees and a variety of colorful gardens demonstrate Blithewold’s prominence in horticulture. This tour concludes with a question and answer, complete with iced tea served on Blithewold’s North West Porch.
The event costs $6 per person in addition to regular admission. Tours are capped at a maximum of fifteen people.