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.

Aug
15
Wed
Adult Blacksmith Workshops @ South County Museum
Aug 15 all-day
Adult Blacksmith Workshops @ South County Museum

Learn the fundamentals of blacksmithing. The only requirement is being eighteen or older. No experience required. Attend one workshop or many. The workshops run from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and costs $25 per session for non members and $20 per session for members. Pre-payment is required. Call 401-783-5400 or donate online at http://southcountymuseum.org/donations/donate-now/. Note the date of the workshop you’d like to attend on the online form.

Art Gallery Exhibition @ Charlestown Gallery
Aug 15 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.

National Grid Energy Innovation Hub @ Energy Innovation Hub
Aug 15 all-day
National Grid Energy Innovation Hub @ Energy Innovation Hub

The National Grid Energy Innovation Hub is a collaborative, community space designed to elevate the conversation around the future of energy and the environment. The Hub offers interactive exhibits where Rhode Islanders can learn how they can take action towards creating a clean energy future.Exhibits include information about energy savings tips, energy efficiency, renewable energy, electric vehicles, connected solutions (demand response), and ways to reduce energy bills. Guests can sign up for a no-cost home energy assessment and learn about the impact their energy choices have on the ultimate goal of a clean energy future.

The Hub is open to the public Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. By appointment on Thursday. Groups are welcome.

Providence Junior BayCamp with Save the Bay @ Save the Bay Center
Aug 15 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 15 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.

Aug
16
Thu
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.

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.

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.”