Courtesy of the Gocester Scarecrow Festival.
10/19 Glocester Scarecrow Festival
Why: See dozens of scarecrows line Chepachet Village, sip piping hot drinks and munch on apple cider doughnuts to get into the fall feel. Awards will be given out to the best scarecrows. Entertainment and more food will be available along Putnam Pike and face painting, plus pony rides and rabbit displays will keep the kiddos busy. Rhode Island folk duo, Atwater-Donnelly, will perform live music, too. The scarecrows will remain up for viewing until November 3.
Where: Chepachet Village, Main St., Chepachet.
More Info: Visit glocesterscarecrowfestival.org.
October is book sale month at Rochambeau Library
Sponsored by the Friends of Rochambeau Library.
Need to find a home: 15,000 newly donated, gently used books, curated by our wonderful volunteers and sorted into over fifty categories (biography, history, sports, art, architecture, poetry, fiction, mystery, parenting, children’s, music, math, religion, psychology, classics, nature, science, film, women’s, etc.)
Priced at $1. Children’s books are fifty cents
Rare books, first editions, special art and architecture volumes are sold in our Specials area and are priced higher.
Dates: October 21- 26
Preview/Dealers’ Nite on Monday Oct 21 4- 8 p.m. (For those who want first chance to look and purchase- there is a $30 fee to enter.)
Friends Nite on Tuesday Oct 22. Renew or join at the door.
Open to the public Wednesday through Saturday Oct 23-26.
Wed 10-5:30, Thurs 1-8:30, Friday and Sat 1-5 p.m. Fill-a-bag $5 each.
Bring your own bags or have some of ours.
The semi annual Book Sales are the major fundraiser for the Friends of Rochambeau- a 501c3 corporation. All proceeds are used to support acquisitions, museum passes, programs etc at Rochambeau and other PCL branches.
A phantasmagoric symphony of international films blasts its way across the big screen as the Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival launches its twentieth Annual Flickers’ Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Film Festival (Votex), October 19-27. In addition to its traditional spooky film fare, Vortex will showcase a wide-array of Sci-Fi and Fantasy cinema. This year’s Festival includes a return of its popular H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour over a three-day period presented in collaboration with the RI Historical Society and the Brown University Film Forum (BUFF), free in-school programs, an expanded Campus Connections program that brings free Festival programming to area Colleges and Universities, five free Forums that look behind-the-scenes at creating genre films in the Ocean State, special programming in the RI PBS series, “doubleFeature.”
The Chazan Gallery at Wheeler is pleased to present a group exhibition featuring the work by Markus Berger, Gabriel Feld, Jeffrey Katz and Kyna Leski, from October 17 – November 6. There will be an opening reception for the artists on October 17, from 5-8 p.m. The public is invited.
Discover the historic and contemporary milestones of the Providence waterways on our fun and relaxing narrated daytime tours. Explore the Providence River, Riverwalk, Waterplace Park, the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier and the Providence Harbor as we highlight historical, nautical and architectural points of interest! Our tours run daily (closed Tuesdays) from 11 am to 7 pm. All tours are by reservation, so please book your seats prior to arrival.
Understanding the importance of cost control, forecasting and budgeting is critical to a successful operation. RIHA’s Controlling Food Service Costs, a National Restaurant Association certified class, can help any business learn how to calculate food costs, determine menu prices as well as control labor and other business-related costs.
Topics addressed include:
* The Importance of Cost Control
* Forecasting and Budgeting
* Calculating Food Cost
* Determining Menu Prices
* Controlling Food Costs in Purchasing
* Controlling Food Costs in Receiving, Storing and Issuing
* Controlling Food Costs during Production
* Controlling Food Costs during Service and Sales
* Controlling Labor and Other Costs
* Protecting Revenue
Classes being held October 21 and October 28.
The exam will be held at the end of class on October 28.
To Register: Register online at http://bit.ly/2nSlkxb or call 401-223-1120.
Intro to Tapestry Weaving (Beginners and Beyond) with Linda Rhynard
Mondays, October 21 – November 11 | 12:30 – 3 pm
Beginners: $215 BAM Members丨$225 Non-Members
Beyond: $165 BAM Members丨$175 Non-Members
Introduction to basic Tapestry weaving techniques utilizing a small frame loom. The goal of the class is to weave a small sampler/wall hanging utilizing those techniques. The finished work is individualized by techniques used and color combinations. Beyond students are individuals who have taken classes with Linda in the past.
Supplies included. Beyond students, bring your loom and tool kit.
The public is invited to a free reception on Friday, Oct. 11, from 6–8 p.m.
Amy Sutherland will present recent figural and abstract ceramic forms. Aesthetically they are sculptures that are born from pots and thrown on a wheel. No longer utilitarian vessels, the forms are transformed under her hands, when instinct takes over the creative process. Sutherland works with clay because it is innately linked to creation. The same simple material can be used by a multitude of people, be fired, and become something beautiful or ugly. Sutherland believes as an artist she has an impulse to make, that what is made is how she communicates with the world.
Brittney Ciccone will present recent paintings that convey the many facets of the human experience, not only as an artist, but as a visual storyteller. Using cool tones, multidimensional artistic style, and abstract themes, Ciccone invites viewers to explore every brush stroke and inspire them to peer into a new reality. Ciccone earned a BFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and pursued a professional pastry degree while working at some iconic bakeries in Boston’s South End. Her fascination with art began at an early age and her propensity to create has evolved over time.
Other IMAGO artists who will participate in the exhibit include Eileen Siobhan Collins, Mary Dondero, Carl Keitner, Pascale Lord, Lindsay Mac, Yolanda Mazzoni, Linda Megathlin, Mercedes Nuñez, Anne Marie Rossi, Howard Rotblat-Walker, Lenny Rumpler, Harley Silva, Michael Somers, Amy Sutherland, Juji Watrous, Howard Windham, and Meredith Wolf.
The exhibit will be open to the public from Oct. 11 to Nov. 17.
Thursday, October 3 – Sunday, November 3
Celebrate the wonders of New England and all its glory and magic at the nationally acclaimed Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular presented by Citizens Bank at Roger Williams Park Zoo. Feast your senses on autumn’s beauty, winter’s swirling snow, spring’s first blossoms and summer’s ocean breezes intricately carved on thousands of pumpkins displayed along the Zoo’s beautiful Wetlands Trail.
Please note: Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is open rain or shine. In the case of light to moderate rain, the show will be open. No refunds or rescheduling.
For event details, parking information, and to purchase tickets please visit: rwpzoo.org/jols.
Roger Williams Park Zoo is Rhode Island’s premiere tourist attraction. As leaders in conservation and animal care – we create engaging experiences that empower guests to join us in conserving wild life and wild places. Roger Williams Park Zoo is supported and managed by the Rhode Island Zoological Society and owned by the City of Providence. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and certified by American Humane.