Photo credit: Richard Prull/Preserve Rhode Island

8/3–8/4 Little Compton Antiques Festival

Why: On Friday night, check out the preview party featuring a sunset supper, sip on a delicious complimentary beverage, listen to live music and gain access to early buying privileges. On Saturday, spend time perusing antiques from a diverse collection of antique dealers, stop by the auto show or take a peek at the Little Compton art exhibit.
Where: Little Compton Historical Society, 548 West Main Rd., Little Compton.
More Info: Call 272-5101 or visit preserveri.org.

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Art Gallery Exhibition @ Charlestown Gallery
Aug 16 all-day
Art Gallery Exhibition @ Charlestown Gallery

Annual Summer Group Exhibition.
Contemporary American Art.
Featuring forty Regional Artists on paintings, sculpture, photography and prints.
Meet the artists on June 30 5:30-8 p.m.
Exhibition will run through June, July and August.
Open six days a week and closed on Tuesday.

Live Entertainment at Chair 5 @ Chair 5 at The Break Hotel
Aug 16 all-day

Please join us at Chair 5 for live entertainment at our rooftop bar and lounge featuring the following artists!

6/8 – Tom Burgess
6/9 – Tom Hynes
6/15 – Lainey Dionne
6/16 – Tom Hynes
6/21 – Tom Burgess
6/22 – Mark Gorman
6/23 – Rick Arrighi
6/28 – Rick Arrighi
6/29 – Lainey Dionne
6/30 – Shawn Reilly

7/5 – Buddy Cavaleri
7/6 – Mark Gorman
7/7 – Dave Frageorgia
7/12 – Rick Arrighi
7/13 – Tom Burgess
7/14 – Rich Arrighi
7/19 – Buddy Cavaleri
7/20 – Mark Gorman
7/21 – Alger Mitchell
7/26 – Tom Burgess
7/27 – Lainey Dionne
7/28 – Shawn Reilly

8/2 – Buddy Cavaleri
8/3 – Tom Burgess
8/4 – Dave Frageorgia
8/9 – Tom Burgess
8/10 – Lainey Dionne
8/11 – Reckless Blues
8/16 – TBD
8/17 – Tom Burgess
8/18 – Alger Mitchell
8/23 – Rick Arrighi
8/24 – Lainey Dionne
8/25 – Shawn Reilly
8/30 – Tom Burgess
8/31 – Mark Gorman

9/1 – Alger Mitchell
9/7 – Lainey Dionne
9/8 – Dave Frageorgia
9/14 – Reckless Blues
9/15 – Nicole Rich
9/21 – Lainey Dionne
9/22 – TBD
9/28 – Reckless Blues
9/29 – Nicole Rich

Providence Junior BayCamp with Save the Bay @ Save the Bay Center
Aug 16 all-day
Providence Junior BayCamp with Save the Bay @ Save the Bay Center

Children who love the water and adventure will love Save The Bay’s week-long summer camps right on the waterfront in Providence. Save The Bay’s week-long BayCamp for children who have completed kindergarten and first grade promises hands-on, Bay-centric activities that are as much fun as they are educational. Headquartered at the Bay Center at Fields Point, Junior BayCamp blends age-appropriate marine science and environmental education with shoreline fun. Inside the classrooms, campers interact with the marine life that call Narragansett Bay home, through touch tanks and counselor-led crafts and games, while the rocky shoreline of Fields Point gives campers the perfect place to explore critters and natural habitats nearby, building valuable knowledge about the Bay’s natural beauty, resources, and what they can do to help preserve it.

Sailing and Science Camp with Providence Community Boating Center and Save the Bay @ Providence Community Boating Center
Aug 16 all-day
Sailing and Science Camp with Providence Community Boating Center and Save the Bay @ Providence Community Boating Center

Explore the world of sailing and marine science on Narragansett Bay! Campers split their days between sailboats and our research vessel, where they’ll experience sailing, measure water quality and collect live critters in our onboard research tanks. We will also explore Prudence Island where we will swim, snorkel and have fun.

Urban Wildlife: Learning to Co-Exist @ ISB Gallery
Aug 16 all-day
Urban Wildlife: Learning to Co-Exist @ ISB Gallery

Urban Wildlife: Learning to Co-Exist explores the lives of wild animals in urban areas and the human responses to this shared territory. Through artistic and  scientific collaborations, the exhibit encourages the viewing public to take an active role in healthy co-existence with urban animals. Sponsored by Creature Conserve and Rhode Island School of Design.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday | noon- 5 p.m.
Open late for WaterFire & Special Programming

Gallery events:
Thursday, July 26, 6-8 p.m.
Opening and “Providence Raptors” presentation by Peter Green

Friday, July 27, 5-8 p.m.
RI Natural History Survey “Bioblitz 2018” Open House

Thursday, Aug 2, 5-8 p.m.
“Cities Gon Wild” led by Mary Grande, RI DEM

Saturday, Aug 4, 2-4 p.m.
“Planting for Urban Pollinators” Demonstration

Thursday, Aug 9, 5-8 p.m.
“Writing to Co-Exist with Wildlife” Public Reading

Saturday, Aug 11, 2-4 p.m.
“Kestrel Boxes” Demonstration

Thursday, Aug 16, 5-8 p.m.
“Rehabilitating Wildlife in Rhode Island” presentation by Arianna Mouradjian

Saturday, Aug 18, 2-4 p.m.
“How to Co-Exist with Coyotes” Demonstration

Wakefield Endless Summer II – 2nd Annual Luau Celebration @ Downtown, Historic Main Street - Wakefield
Aug 16 all-day
Wakefield Endless Summer II - 2nd Annual Luau Celebration @ Downtown, Historic Main Street - Wakefield | South Kingstown | Rhode Island | United States

Thursday, August 16,  5-11:30 p.m. – Celebrate summer in southern Rhode Island on Main Street in historic, downtown Wakefield (South Kingstown) for an island-themed luau, “Wakefield Endless Summer II”, coined ‘the perfect wave’ of family fun for everyone.

Wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt, flip flops, sarongs, and beach gear and dance the night away to live music by White-Eyed Lizard Band, The Little Compton Band, Guy Kahokulani Imoto – Music With Aloha, The TeleDynes, and The Water Project RI. Watch the warm glow of the fire basins during a special Wakefield RiverFire on the Saugatucket River. Feast on a variety of cuisine and BBQ by Phil’s Main Street Grille, and relax with local beer, wine, and tropical drinks. Enjoy Hukilau dancing, drum circles, fire dancing, face painting, surf décor, pig roast, and a gigantic, walk-through replica of a volcano and wave, screening of the movie, “Endless Summer II”, and more. Shop at dozens of local artisan’s stations along Main Street and visit local shops and restaurants, all open later than usual. Family-friendly activities, games, and special guests, including a visit from Moana for a sing-a-long, will be happening earlier in the evening. Once the later hours hit, the event kicks up with a party only fit for the ‘dog days of summer’.

A $5 suggested donation allows entrance to the core of the festivities and access to tropical food and drinks and entertainment. For every donation, a free lei garland will be offered to you before walking through the volcano. Children ages twelve and under are free. Non-perishable food donations will also be collected to benefit the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale. Proceeds help support the Wakefield Village Association, a non-profit organization, which helps support the village and community events. The center of activities will be located at The Contemporary Theatre Company at 327 Main Street, Wakefield (South Kingstown), RI 02879. Free parking will be at town parking lots and along the street. Sponsors are Wakefield Village Association, Phil’s Main Street Grille, the Contemporary Theatre, Whalers Brewing Company, and Bruce Brown Films. For more information, call 401-474-4700 or email wakefieldvillageassociation@gmail.com. For latest details, visit Facebook.com/WakefieldVillage or WakefieldVillageAssociation.com.

2018 Summer Art Camp @ Warwick Center for the Arts
Aug 16 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
2018 Summer Art Camp @ Warwick Center for the Arts | Warwick | Rhode Island | United States

Make Art Camp part of your summer plans! This year we’re excited to offer favorites such as “Sculpture” and “Wearable Art” as well as several new and creative classes such as “Sports Cartooning” and “Animal Art.” Our flexible schedule offers three new workshops every day. Camp days are divided into three workshops: 9-11 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and 2-4 p.m.

To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum
Aug 16 @ 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.”

STEAM programs at the Rose Island Lighthouse @ Rose Island Lighthouse
Aug 16 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
STEAM programs at the Rose Island Lighthouse @ Rose Island Lighthouse

The Naval War College Museum is gearing up for summer with the return of STEAM programs at Rose Island. These free, drop-in activities will be open to all visitors of Rose Island on Thursday, July 26 and August 2, 9, 16 and 23, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., weather permitting. Although projects will vary throughout the summer, they will all focus on various elements of science, technology, engineering, art, and math through a hands-on activity facilitated by a professional educator.

For more information about this program, please contact Liz DeLucia, Director of Education, Naval War College Museum at museumeducator@usnwc.edu or (401) 841-7276.

For information on how to visit Rose Island, including pricing, please visit jamestownnewportferry.com.

You can find out what’s new at the Naval War College Museum on Facebook and by following their blog – Soundings in Narragansett Bay’s Naval History. One of nine official Department of the Navy Museums, the Naval War College Museum collects, preserves, and exhibits artifacts and documents dating from the 1500s to the present day to interpret the naval history of Narragansett Bay, the Naval War College, and the history of naval strategy. Located in the historic Founders Hall built in 1820, the museum is open to the public although advance reservations are required. For more information about the Naval War College Museum, visit www.usnwc.edu/NWC-Museum or call 401-841-4052.

Providence Memory Café at Temple Beth El @ Temple Beth El
Aug 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Providence Memory Café will meet on Thursday, August 16 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Temple Beth El, located at 70 Orchard Ave. Providence Memory Café is an opportunity for both caregivers and individuals living with memory loss to come together for an interactive social gathering. Refreshments will be provided. The group meets on the third Thursday of every month. Parking is available. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, call 401-275-0682.