Can’t-Miss Events in Rhode Island

This month: Hit the Rock Garden Party in PVD, sip martinis for melanoma and kick off the growing season at a rare and unusual plant sale.
Courtesy of SCLT

5/18–19 SCLT Plant Sale

Why: Kick off the growing season at the freshest fundraiser around. Southside Community Land Trust’s twenty-seventh annual rare and unusual plant sale features roughly 20,000 organic seedlings of hundreds of varieties of sustainably grown annuals, perennials, vegetables and more. Proceeds support the nonprofit’s education and community outreach programs.
Where: City Farm, 168 West Clifford St., Providence.
More info: Call 273-9419 or visit


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5/16 Martinis for Melanoma

Why: Sip a martini with family and friends while bringing awareness to melanoma and the dangers of tanning. Guests may also partake in a raffle and silent auction and munch on tasty appetizers and delectable desserts. Not only will you raise awareness, but you’ll raise a glass to a worthy cause.
Where: Circe Restaurant and Bar, 1646 Division Rd., East Greenwich.
More info: Visit



5/4 Rock Garden Party

Why: Join InDowncity for a spring block party in the streets of Providence. Families can enjoy a day of outdoor fun by grabbing bites to eat from local food vendors and setting up picnics, city-style. Plus, pick up some greenery for your home at the plant sale, learn how to garden with tips from local experts and listen to groovy tunes. Kiddos can also participate in fun activities and make arts and crafts. Don’t dismiss the Providence Rock and Roll Yard Sale; you never know what treasures you may find.
Where: Westminster Street, Providence.
More info: Visit

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