One Wild Baby Shower

Eat ice cream and socialize while supporting Rhode Island's wild babies.

You’d be the odd guest out if you arrived at a baby shower with a gift of canned sardines in water. But at the Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of Rhode Island’s (WRARI) annual baby shower, you’d be the guest of honor.

This Saturday, enjoy free ice cream donated by Brickley’s, face painting, balloon animals, a visit from a red-tailed hawk and more. It’s a celebration of the earth’s newest babies, but the event also supports the WRARI in its mission to provide medical care and rehabilitation to injured and orphaned wild animals and birds in Rhode Island.

The cost to raise a wild baby, from cottontail bunnies to white-tailed fawns, can run upwards of $500 per animal. Help care for the critters by bringing fleece or flannel baby blankets, paper towels, tissues, Clorox wipes, canned sardines, wild bird seed, suet, walnuts with shells or gift cards for groceries. The donations WRARI receives will help to facilitate the care of the animals for the rest of the season. And, as if the free ice cream wasn’t enough to reel us in, all attendees will receive a surprise baby shower favor.

The Details: April 6. 1–4 p.m. Free, but donations are encouraged. Cold Spring Community Center, 36 Beach St., North Kingstown, 789-1345,