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
Music at Sunset: Gumption & Glory @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Aug 15 @ 5:00 pm
Music at Sunset: Gumption & Glory @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum

Spread out a blanket and unpack the picnic basket, soak up the warmth of the summer sun, and enjoy the sunset over Narragansett Bay, all while savoring a kaleidoscope of musical performances. A perfect way to celebrate the summer with friends and family!

Guests are encouraged to BYOB, picnic dinner and chairs or blankets.

Music at Sunset: Gumption and Glory @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Aug 15 @ 5:00 pm
Music at Sunset: Gumption and Glory @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum

Spread out a blanket and unpack the picnic basket, soak up the warmth of the summer sun, and enjoy the sunset over Narragansett Bay, all while savoring a kaleidoscope of musical performances. A perfect way to celebrate the summer with friends and family!

Guests are encouraged to BYOB, picnic dinner and chairs or blankets.

Aug
19
Sun
Dance Music Jam Sessions @ Goff Hall
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dance  Music Jam Sessions @ Goff Hall | Rehoboth | Massachusetts | United States

The dance music jam sessions continue in Rehoboth every Sunday night from 7-9 p.m. All are welcome!

Once a month throughout the year, the session is a Community Dance, at which we teach everything that needs teaching, depending on the experience of the dancers. The Community Dances go from 7 to 9 p.m. and are preceded by a potluck at 6 p.m.

All Jammers dances are held on Sunday nights from 7 to 9 with a potluck at 6 p.m.

For information or to check about cancellations, call Bob Elliott at 774-644-1369 or email him at bobolinkelliott@yahoo.com.

The Sunday Night Jammers are a group of (mostly) instrumental (mostly) musicians, who play (mostly) Celtic-inspired dance music. Our music is (mostly) for couple dances, such as waltzes, hambos, polkas, and schottisches.

Now, to clear up those “mostly”s:
1) Sometimes we sing…or at least some of us sing.
2) Some of us are very serious musicians, some are duffers, many are in between. We are VERY polite about each other’s errors.
3) We started with English, Scottish, Irish, Canadian, and New England dance music, but we have gotten more international as the months go by.
4) After Scandinavian and German couple dances, a few Israeli line dances appeared, followed by some Greek and Balkan dances with “interesting” time signatures.

In brief, all of us have learned a lot, and we welcome others to come play, teach, learn, and, in general, have fun!

Aug
22
Wed
Music at Sunset: Providence Big Band @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm
Music at Sunset: Providence Big Band @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum

Spread out a blanket and unpack the picnic basket, soak up the warmth of the summer sun, and enjoy the sunset over Narragansett Bay, all while savoring a kaleidoscope of musical performances. A perfect way to celebrate the summer with friends and family!

Guests are encouraged to BYOB, picnic dinner and chairs or blankets.

Music at Sunset: Providence Big Band @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm
Music at Sunset: Providence Big Band @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum

Spread out a blanket and unpack the picnic basket, soak up the warmth of the summer sun, and enjoy the sunset over Narragansett Bay, all while savoring a kaleidoscope of musical performances. A perfect way to celebrate the summer with friends and family!

Guests are encouraged to BYOB, picnic dinner and chairs or blankets.

Aug
25
Sat
Green Corn Moon Party @ South Kingstown Land Trust Barn
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Green Corn Moon Party @ South Kingstown Land Trust Barn

Dance the night away and howl at the green corn moon party to benefit the South Kingstown Land Trust, featuring the big rockin’ sound of The Shiny Lapel Trio. SKLT will host this casual, and festive, end-of-summer party on August 25, 6-9 p.m., overlooking the beautiful fields of Weeden Farm. Enjoy a sampling of summer’s bounty from local R.I. farms, seafood, Whalers Beer, and more! When the band takes a break, astronomers from Frosty Drew Observatory will be on site with telescopes and a wealth of stories to share about August’s Green Corn Full Moon, Venus, and other delights of the August night sky. Tickets are $50 and available at http://sklt.org/event-tickets/green-corn-moon-party/. Purchase early as space is limited and we expect a sellout. See you at the Barn, 17 Matunuck Beach Road.

Aug
26
Sun
Dance Music Jam Sessions @ Goff Hall
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dance  Music Jam Sessions @ Goff Hall | Rehoboth | Massachusetts | United States

The dance music jam sessions continue in Rehoboth every Sunday night from 7-9 p.m. All are welcome!

Once a month throughout the year, the session is a Community Dance, at which we teach everything that needs teaching, depending on the experience of the dancers. The Community Dances go from 7 to 9 p.m. and are preceded by a potluck at 6 p.m.

All Jammers dances are held on Sunday nights from 7 to 9 with a potluck at 6 p.m.

For information or to check about cancellations, call Bob Elliott at 774-644-1369 or email him at bobolinkelliott@yahoo.com.

The Sunday Night Jammers are a group of (mostly) instrumental (mostly) musicians, who play (mostly) Celtic-inspired dance music. Our music is (mostly) for couple dances, such as waltzes, hambos, polkas, and schottisches.

Now, to clear up those “mostly”s:
1) Sometimes we sing…or at least some of us sing.
2) Some of us are very serious musicians, some are duffers, many are in between. We are VERY polite about each other’s errors.
3) We started with English, Scottish, Irish, Canadian, and New England dance music, but we have gotten more international as the months go by.
4) After Scandinavian and German couple dances, a few Israeli line dances appeared, followed by some Greek and Balkan dances with “interesting” time signatures.

In brief, all of us have learned a lot, and we welcome others to come play, teach, learn, and, in general, have fun!

Aug
29
Wed
Music at Sunset: Panoramic View: Steel Drums @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Aug 29 @ 5:00 pm
Music at Sunset: Panoramic View: Steel Drums @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum

Spread out a blanket and unpack the picnic basket, soak up the warmth of the summer sun, and enjoy the sunset over Narragansett Bay, all while savoring a kaleidoscope of musical performances. A perfect way to celebrate the summer with friends and family!

Guests are encouraged to BYOB, picnic dinner and chairs or blankets.

Music at Sunset: Panoramic View: Steel Drums @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Aug 29 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Music at Sunset: Panoramic View: Steel Drums @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum

Spread out a blanket and unpack the picnic basket, soak up the warmth of the summer sun, and enjoy the sunset over Narragansett Bay, all while savoring a kaleidoscope of musical performances. A perfect way to celebrate the summer with friends and family!

Guests are encouraged to BYOB, picnic dinner and chairs or blankets.

Aug
30
Thu
PGA Tour’s Dell Technologies Championship @ TPC Boston
Aug 30 all-day
PGA Tour's Dell Technologies Championship @ TPC Boston

One of New England’s favorite Labor Day events returns once again as the PGA Tour’s Dell Technologies Championship (DTC) will take place TPC Boston in Norton, MA from Thursday, August 30 to Monday, September 3. Making its sixteenth consecutive appearance at TPC Boston, the DTC will be the second leg of the FedExCup Playoffs and feature the top 100 players in the FedExCup Standings including defending champion Justin Thomas, Patrick Reed, Ricky Fowler, and potentially 2006 champion Tiger Woods, who hasn’t played in Boston since 2013.

Daily and weekly grounds tickets are now available for purchase, with prices ranging from $25 to $300. Additionally, all youth tickets for children ages fifteen years and under are free with the purchase of an adult ticket, making the DTC the perfect Labor Day Weekend activity for the family. Military tickets are also available at a discounted rate.

As a precursor to the tournament, the Dell Technologies Championship will be hosing Arnie’s March Boston on August 25. Honoring the late Arnold Palmer, this fundraising walk will benefit the Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Clinic at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Cancer Center. The three mile walk around TPC Boston will be followed by lunch and activities for the whole family. Registration is free for all ages.

The Dell Technologies Championship has been the premier professional sports event on Labor Day weekend in the Greater Boston area for the last fifteen years. This family-friendly event is the perfect occasion to bring the summer to a close at one of the most beautiful golf courses in the region.