Photo credit: Roger Williams Park Zoo.

6/30 Zoobilee: Feast with the Beasts

Why: Take a ride on the wild side! Attend an adults-only bash at the zoo featuring mouth-watering specialties from area restaurants, caterers and bars. Plus, enjoy live music, dancing and more. Proceeds support Roger Williams Park Zoo’s education and wildlife conservation programs. Party animals must be twenty-one and older to attend.
Where: Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence.
More info: 785-3510, rwpzoo.org.

Jun
22
Fri
22nd Evening of Hope @ Crowne Plaza Hotel
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
22nd Evening of Hope @ Crowne Plaza Hotel | Warwick | Rhode Island | United States

The 22nd Evening of Hope is an evening of inspirational awards, dinner, music and a robust silent and live auction. Proceeds benefit the Louise Wilcox ALS Clinic in Providence and ALS patient services in Rhode Island. The “Courage Award” will be presented to Woonsocket resident, Karen Audette and the “Spirit of Lou Gehrig Award” will be presented to John R. Pagliarini.

Jun
23
Sat
Are YOU Ready to Go Over the Edge for PCL? @ Regency Plaza
Jun 23 all-day
Are YOU Ready to Go Over the Edge for PCL? @ Regency Plaza | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Join Providence Community Library (PCL) and Over the Edge on Saturday, June 23 for an exciting opportunity to rappel down the 12-story Regency Plaza building in downtown Providence and help raise $100,000 for the nine neighborhood locations of Rhode Island’s largest library system.

The first ninety people to raise $1,000 will get a chance to go Over the Edge for PCL – a comprehensive support kit is provided! Visit www.provcomlib.org/edge to reserve your spot today and create a personal fundraising page where friends, family, and colleagues can donate funds toward your rappelling adventure. Corporate and private teams are also welcome! Participants must weigh between 100 and 300 lbs and be at least twelve years old (a parent or guardian must sign a waiver for all participants under eighteen).

Over The Edge is a special events company that has raised over $70 million for non-profits around the world, including the Make-a-Wish Foundation and the Special Olympics Boston. Sponsorship and promotional opportunities are available for businesses and individuals who wish to be part of this eye-catching fundraiser and help PCL support literacy and lifelong learning in Providence. Visit www.provcomlib.org/edgesponsors to learn more.

Libraries change lives! #RappelforPCL (or sponsor someone who wants to) to fund new materials, technology and programs for all ages. Sign up today!

PawSox Night for Ronald McDonald House of Providence @ Pawtucket Red Sox
Jun 23 @ 6:15 pm
PawSox Night for Ronald McDonald House of Providence @ Pawtucket Red Sox

Join us for a family friendly night at the ballpark. Tickets are only $10 each for General Admission and RMH Providence will receive $5 for each ticket purchased through our link! https://www.ticketreturn.com/prod2/youraccount.asp?&submit=Continue&Cookies=yes&HoldID=1880#.WxmGctLMe72
User Name: RMHProvidence Password: pawsox
Each ticket also includes $2 of free ballpark credit and there will be an amazing fireworks display after the game!

Jun
24
Sun
The Third Annual Team Triple A “On the Road to A Cure” Event to benefit the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute @ Cranston Portuguese Club
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm
The Third Annual Team Triple A "On the Road to A Cure" Event  to benefit the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute @ Cranston Portuguese Club

The third annual Team Triple A “On the Road to A Cure” Event to benefit the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute on Sunday, June 24 at 1 p.m.
Location: Cranston Portuguese Club
$40 per adult and $20 children ages six through twelve. Children five or younger are free.

Go to teamtriplea.com to buy tickets online or contact Julio Andrade at 401-263-5100.

Tickets include delicious Portuguese cuisine provided by Bela’s Kitchen, live entertainment and Portuguese Folklore dancing from Grupo Folclorico do Clube Portuguese de Cranston, Carlos DJ Services music and dancing, drawings, silent auctions and more!

Dance Music Jam Sessions @ Goff Hall
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dance  Music Jam Sessions @ Goff Hall | Rehoboth | Massachusetts | United States

The dance music jam sessions continue in Rehoboth every Sunday night from 7-9 p.m. All are welcome!

Once a month throughout the year, the session is a Community Dance, at which we teach everything that needs teaching, depending on the experience of the dancers. The Community Dances go from 7 to 9 p.m. and are preceded by a potluck at 6 p.m.

All Jammers dances are held on Sunday nights from 7 to 9 with a potluck at 6 p.m.

For information or to check about cancellations, call Bob Elliott at 774-644-1369 or email him at bobolinkelliott@yahoo.com.

The Sunday Night Jammers are a group of (mostly) instrumental (mostly) musicians, who play (mostly) Celtic-inspired dance music. Our music is (mostly) for couple dances, such as waltzes, hambos, polkas, and schottisches.

Now, to clear up those “mostly”s:
1) Sometimes we sing…or at least some of us sing.
2) Some of us are very serious musicians, some are duffers, many are in between. We are VERY polite about each other’s errors.
3) We started with English, Scottish, Irish, Canadian, and New England dance music, but we have gotten more international as the months go by.
4) After Scandinavian and German couple dances, a few Israeli line dances appeared, followed by some Greek and Balkan dances with “interesting” time signatures.

In brief, all of us have learned a lot, and we welcome others to come play, teach, learn, and, in general, have fun!

Jun
28
Thu
Fourth Annual Wakefield RiverFire @ Downtown Wakefield/Historic Main Street & Saugatucket River
Jun 28 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fourth Annual Wakefield RiverFire @ Downtown Wakefield/Historic Main Street & Saugatucket River

Thursdays from 5-7 p.m.
Every Thursday evening in the summer season, enjoy magnificent views of the Saugatucket River, as the sun peacefully sets and the wood in the fire basins begin to glow and crackle. Along the river’s edge and Saugatucket Bridge, watch live music from area bands. On Main Street, local vendors will be selling their goods. Downtown shops and restaurants, all in easy walking distance, will be open later than usual. During almost every RiverFire night, additional themes with family-friendly activities will be showcased. The event runs from 5-9 p.m. RiverFire and River Stage performers will begin at 7 p.m.

Free admission. Free parking will be available in the village parking areas and along the street. Please bring a non-perishable food donation for the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale. On Aug. 16, during the Endless Summer II Luau Celebration, which is on a RiverFire evening.

Themed Nights and Musician Schedule:
June 21: Summer Solstice and Jonnycake Center Empty Bowls Stroll Hunger Benefit
Live music: Contemporary Theater Stage, 5 p.m. – Becky Chase; River Stage, 7 p.m. – Chakulla Smith (with The Hunger Bus): Chakulla brings 4 decades of writing and playing Folk, world, jazz and Americana music and always has special guests along to wow the crowd.

June 28: Full Moon Night
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – Gary Hopp and Friends: Gary Hopp brings his Good Vibe Tribe Experience to Howl at the Full Moon! Expect great Rock and Roll, Oldies, Country, Originals, Blues, Wild Dancing and Crazy Antics.

July 5: Ladies Night
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – 33 Camben: 33 Camden is a Progressive Rhythm & Blues Rock Fusion band bringing a sound unlike anything you’ve heard! They will be performing LIVE at the Wakefield Ladies Night and RiverFire the day after we celebrate the Birth of our Nation.

July 12: Car Cruise Night (Classic Car Show)
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – Greyhound Dream with gpecial guest Paula Clare: Greyhound Dream Features two of South County’s premier performers Krista Rousseau vocal stylings and Josh Scurman’s vocal and guitar prowess – all rounded out by bass guitarist Jerry Rousseau. Special Guest Paula Clare brings her music influenced by Joni Mitchel, Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders, Carole King, Emilou Harris and Suzanne Vega to RiverFire.

July 19: Lantern Parade
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – PhenixAve: PhenixAve plays the acoustic hits of the 60’s, 70’s and today and has been a crowd favorite at RiverFire! During the live music performance, “Concrete Couch” presents a serene Lantern Parade across the Saugatucket River Bridge.

July 26: TBA on possible theme
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – Gooseberry Road with Special Guests, Wyatt & Barbara Lema: Gooseberry Road is a 3 piece ensemble playing music from the 1960’s and 70’s – Beatles, Carole King, Hollies, Bee Gees, Aztec Two-Step, more, and originals. Enjoy special guests Folk and Traditional multi-instrument and vocalist, Wyatt and Barbara Lema.

Aug. 2: TBA on possible theme
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – Stone Cold Gypsies: Stone Cold Gypsies is a 5-piece band playing a blend of favorites and eclectic music that will surprise and delight you.

Aug. 9: TBA on possible theme
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – The Strattones: The Strattones are a 5 piece Rhode Island band bringing you the best covers and originals you didn’t know you needed to hear.

Aug. 16: Endless Summer II (Tropical Luau Celebration – $5 Suggested Donation).
Live music: (TBA) – Just like last year, there will be multiple performers on The Contemporary Theater Stage, which will be the Main Stage for the event. Admission to the extra area is a suggested $5 donation, before passing under a gigantic replica volcano and shark. This allows access to local beer and tropical drinks, Polynesian food, the Main Stage, special guests, entertainers, and more fun, in addition our regular RiverFire event.

Aug. 23: TBA on possible theme – Might be a Radio Night.
Live music: TBA: Check website or Facebook for any updates.

Aug. 30: Country and Western Night
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – Grant Maloy Smith: Grant Maloy Smith is an American Roots Singer/Songwriter with a country bent. His songs tell heartfelt stories about real people, and are unfailingly optimistic and forward looking. His latest album “Dust Bowl – American Stories” spent seventeen weeks on the Billboard charts, including 10 weeks in the top ten of the Americana/Folk Album Sales Chart, and reached as high as number twelve on the Country Album Sales Chart, and number two on the Heatseekers Chart (across all genres).

The Rescue @ Roger Williams Park Casino
Jun 28 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Rescue @ Roger Williams Park Casino

It’s time to eat, drink and bid your tails off at the Providence Animal Rescue League’s signature fundraising event, The Rescue! It will be held on Thursday, June 28 at the historic Roger Williams Park Casino located at 1000 Elmwood Ave in Providence. The Rescue continues to boast an evening of swanky spirits, fabulous food and spectacular auctions. With some of Rhode Island’s best restaurants competing for ‘top dog’ in our culinary completion, guests will sample bite sized plates and have the chance to choose their favorite!

About The Providence Animal Rescue League – Since 1913, PARL has been helping people and animals in our community. PARL is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and receives no federal or state funding to support its mission to provide critical programs and services including adoption and re-homing programs, Community Pet Food Pantry, spay and neuter services and pet retention programs.

Jun
29
Fri
2018 Sea Side Reception at The Dunes @ The Dunes Club
Jun 29 all-day
2018 Sea Side Reception at The Dunes @ The Dunes Club

Please join the Groden Network and co-chairs Mrs. Mary Cooney and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Cooney, Jr. for a magical evening at The Dunes Club in Narragansett on June 29. The Bi-annual Sea Side Reception benefits the Network’s mission of supporting children and adults with autism, other developmental disabilities and behavioral challenges to lead productive, dignified and satisfying lives. Reckless Blues will provide live music and both silent and live auctions will be featured. Tickets are $150 per person.

For more information , visit http://grodennetwork.org/events/ or call 401-274-6310 extension 1230.

Salsa Night @ City of Central Falls
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Salsa Night @ City of Central Falls

Free Event

Join Mayor James A. Diossa, and hundreds of people, for one of Central Falls’ greatest attractions, Salsa Night! This once-a-month event is coming back bigger than ever in its third year! Come enjoy a rotating lineup of food trucks provided by FoodTrucksIn, beer and wine from a local brewery, a photo station, a Snapchat Geofilter and fun for all ages. There will be free salsa lessons, courtesy of Mambo Pa Ti, from 8-9 p.m.

Únase al Alcalde James A. Diossa, y a cientos de personas, para una de las atracciones más grandiosos de Central Falls, Noche de Salsa! Este evento de una vez al mes vuelve mas grande que antes para su tercer año. Venga a disfrutar de una formación rotatoria de camiones de alimentos proporcionados por FoodTrucksIn, cerveza y vino de una cervecería local, una estación de fotos, un Snapchat Geofilter, y diversión para todas las edades! Habrá clases gratis de salsa, cortesía de Mambo Pa Ti, de 8-9 p.m.

Learn more about the food trucks in attendance at https://www.foodtrucksin.com/events/central-falls-salsa-nights-06-30-2017.

Jun
30
Sat
MDO Zen Fest 2018 @ Manchester Designer Outlets
Jun 30 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
MDO Zen Fest 2018 @ Manchester Designer Outlets

MDO Zen Fest to benefit 1 percent for the planet. Join MDO’s Shop for the Environment Store Hop to receive your gift bag packed with Zen goodies and a chance to win thousands in MDO gift cards.

Free Concerts!
Saturday, June 30
1-4 p.m. Jes Raymond and the Blackberry Bushes Live Bluegrass
Sunday, July 1
1-4 p.m. Cheezy and the Crackers Live Reggae

Free Activities for All (Both Days)
All Day Local Arts and Crafts Vendors
9:30 a.m. Morning Yoga on the Town Green (BYOM – bring your own mat!)
10:30 a.m. Sound Healing
11:30 a.m. Guided Meditation on the Town Green
12:15 p.m. Wind and Drums Circle

Workshops and Tastings (Both Days)