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.

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Butterflies in the Park @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am
Butterflies in the Park @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Butterflies fluttering amidst sun-drenched meadows are a sure sign of summer. Hunt for butterflies in the sweeping lawns and hidden spaces of Roger Williams Park. Our museum naturalist will help you discover how to find and identify these flying jewels. Children under age four and pets are not permitted. Pre-registration is preferred.

To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

The Naval War College Museum presents a new exhibit, “To Win or Lose All: Williams S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War.” The exhibit occupies the museum’s gallery on the second floor.
To Win or Lose All explores the Navy’s role in securing victory for the Allies during the First World War. Under Admiral Sims’s leadership, American warships escorted convoys to France, laid mines in the North Sea, and hunted German submarines. On land, naval aviators flew scouting and bombing missions while Marines fought in the trenches east of Paris. While the sweeping naval campaigns of 1942-1945 may attract more scholarly attention, the foundation for their success was established twenty-five years earlier when the Navy operated for the first time as part of a coalition. Indeed, many officers who rose to prominence in the Second World War – Ernest J. King, Chester W. Nimitz, and Harold R. Stark, to name a few – gained valuable experience with combined operations during the first global conflict of the twentieth century. Curator Rob Doane hopes, “that this exhibit will encourage visitors to understand Admiral Sims and the sailors who served under him as real people who worked under difficult circumstances to meet the enormous challenges of wartime service.”

World Music Week @ Providence Children's Museum
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
World Music Week @ Providence Children's Museum

Embark on an adventure in to the big wide world of music! Experience music from around the globe, feel the vibrations in the air, explore materials and create your own musical instrument.

“Go With The Flow: Intuitive Painting Two” for Adults @ Warwick Center for the Arts
Jun 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
"Go With The Flow: Intuitive Painting Two" for Adults @ Warwick Center for the Arts

This four-week class offers a great opportunity for adults and seniors to let go of their every day worries and explore and experiment with their creative expression. Instructor Patty Martucci will lead participants through a new intuitive painting exercise each week. Leave your stress behind and join in on some pure creative fun.

Mornings at the Museum @ Museum of Newport History
Jun 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Mornings at the Museum @ Museum of Newport History

Enjoy books, songs, activities, rhymes and more while building early literacy skills and fostering a lifelong love for learning. This story time will offer parents, caregivers and children reading techniques and new ideas about how interact with a museum.

Explore the museum before or after, make new friends, and enjoy twenty percent discount in the shop!

All are welcome, intended for ages one through five with caregiver.

Please visit website for more information.

Saturday Strolls: A Guided Tour of Blithewold @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
Jun 23 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Strolls: A Guided Tour of Blithewold @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum

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 cost is $6 per person in addition to regular admission. Tours are capped at a maximum of fifteen people.

PPL’s 2018 Exhibition and Program Series @ Providence Public Library
Jun 23 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
PPL's 2018 Exhibition and Program Series @ Providence Public Library | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Providence Public Library’s fourth annual Exhibition and Program series called HairBrained is focused on hair. Specifically, the exhibition explores the ways in which hair defines and reflects culture, self-identity, agency and politics while the program series, which is inspired by images and texts in the exhibition, will offer cultural programs and educational activities for all ages that explore how and why we have grown, cut, shaved, shaped, woven, adorned and covered the hair on our heads, from centuries ago until today.

The HairBrained exhibition features a selection of items from Providence Public Library’s collections: postcards, photographs, pochoir prints, magazines, historic children’s books, advertising trade cards and more. Items will be on exhibit in the Providence Journal Rhode Island Room on level one from March to June.

Public Demo of Emergency Communications June 23-24 @ Glen Park
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Public Demo of Emergency Communications June 23-24 @ Glen Park

On June 23-24, the public is invited to meet and talk with Rhode Island ham radio operators and see for themselves what the Amateur Radio Service is about as thousands of hams across the USA hold public demonstrations of emergency communications abilities.

This annual event, called “Field Day” is the climax of the week long “Amateur Radio Week” sponsored by the ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio. Using only emergency power supplies, ham operators will construct emergency stations in parks, shopping malls, schools and backyards around the country.

Amateur Radio operators, often called “hams” provide backup communications for everything from the American Red Cross and FEMA, large events such as the Boston Marathon and the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure, and even for the International Space Station!

From the hurricanes in Puerto Rico and Texas to tornadoes in Missouri, ham radio provided the most reliable communication networks in the first critical hours of the events. Because ham radios are not dependent on the Internet, cell towers or other infrastructure, they work when nothing else is available.

The Newport County Radio Club will be demonstrating Amateur Radio at Glen Park in Portsmouth on Saturday June 22 beginning at 2 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. We invite the public to come and see ham radio’s new capabilities and get on the air themselves with the help of a coach.

Email KC1GPA@gmail.com for additional information.

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!

The Bit Players @ Firehouse Theater
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Bit Players @ Firehouse Theater | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AT 8PM. Come see RI’s most award-winning comedy troupe, The Bit Players, as they hit the stage at the Firehouse Theater with their hilarious improv comedy show full of larger than life characters, hysterical musical numbers, and the quickest wit you’ll ever see. Inspired by audience suggestions, no two shows are ever the same! If you are coming for a special occasion and would like us to make a person(s) of honor part of the show be sure to contact us and let us know what date and time you are coming, what you are celebrating, and who we should acknowledge in the show. We encourage ALL guests to make sure you get tickets in advance, shows often sell out.
Purchase Tickets Here: http://www.firehousetheater.org/calendar/
$18/person. Always BYOB! Laugh More.