Courtesy of Historic New England.

8/10 Animals and Art

Why: Load up the car with the kiddos and head to the farm for a family fun summer day. After a tour around the farmyard, join an experienced art teacher to learn techniques on how to paint your favorite animals on either a friendship rock or artist’s board. Light refreshments will also be served seaside, as the property is overlooking beautiful Narragansett Bay.
Where: Casey Farm, 2325 Boston Neck Rd., Saunderstown.
More info: Call 295-1030 or visit historicnewengland.org.

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Aug 22 all-day YJ Contemporary Fine Art
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Aug 22 all-day The Mariner Grille
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Aug 22 all-day URI Department of Theatre
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