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
14
Tue
National Grid Energy Innovation Hub @ Energy Innovation Hub
Aug 14 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.

To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum
Aug 14 @ 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.”

IMAGO’s Thirty and Under Juried Exhibit @ Imago Gallery
Aug 14 @ 4:00 pm – 4:15 pm
IMAGO’s Thirty and Under Juried Exhibit @ Imago Gallery | Warren | Rhode Island | United States

Imago Foundation for the Arts (IFA) will feature artwork by guest artist Damian Bellotti and 18 regional emerging artists participating in a featured exhibit Thirty and Under. Artwork by IFA artists will also be on display at IMAGO Gallery, 36 Market Street in Warren from July 26 to September 2. A free, public reception for the artists will be held on Friday, July 27 from 6-8 p.m.

Zoo Night at McCoy Stadium @ McCoy Stadium
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Zoo Night at McCoy Stadium @ McCoy Stadium | Pawtucket | Rhode Island | United States

Looking for something fun to do this summer? Take the family out to a ball game and support the Zoo! Tuesday, August 14, support the Roger Williams Park Zoo and enjoy a PawSox game. For every ticket sold through rwpzoo.org, half of the proceeds go directly to the Zoo and help fund educational programs, world-class animal care and conservation efforts both locally and globally.
Price: General admission $10 per person.
Please note: Tickets must be bought online at rwpzoo.org in order for proceeds from your purchase to go directly to the zoo.

Aug
15
Wed
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.

Salt Pond Safari @ Ninigret Wildlife Park and Refuge
Aug 15 @ 9:50 am – 11:00 am
Salt Pond Safari @ Ninigret Wildlife Park and Refuge | Charlestown | Rhode Island | United States

Salt Pond Safaris introduce people of all ages to the wonders of salt ponds. Using a thirty-foot seine net, we catch a variety of aquatic creatures. Children enjoy hands-on experience with salt pond ecology.

Safaris last about and-and-a-half hours. There is a short walk on a flat trail to the pond. Minimal shade. Bring your own sunscreen. Bathroom facilities located in the parking lot.

Pre-registration required. Email Liz at Liz@joinsaltponds.com

More Information: http://saltpondscoalition.org/Calendar.html

Directions: Safaris meet at the Fish and Wildlife Service parking area at the end of the access road in Ninigret Wildlife Refuge, Charlestown.

Take the Ninigret Park exit off of Rt. 1 North, then enter Ninigret Park on the right about a quarter-of-a-mile later. Follow the access road to the end. Please be there at least ten minutes early to check in. We don’t want to miss you!

To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum
Aug 15 @ 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.”

IMAGO’s Thirty and Under Juried Exhibit @ Imago Gallery
Aug 15 @ 4:00 pm – 4:15 pm
IMAGO’s Thirty and Under Juried Exhibit @ Imago Gallery | Warren | Rhode Island | United States

Imago Foundation for the Arts (IFA) will feature artwork by guest artist Damian Bellotti and 18 regional emerging artists participating in a featured exhibit Thirty and Under. Artwork by IFA artists will also be on display at IMAGO Gallery, 36 Market Street in Warren from July 26 to September 2. A free, public reception for the artists will be held on Friday, July 27 from 6-8 p.m.

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.